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GM to make "major" hybrid technology announcement Tuesday

GM will make a "Major Technology Announcement" related to hybrids at the Geneva Motor Show tomorrow. We invite your speculations on the nature of the announcement in the comments below, and we promise full coverage early tomorrow morning. You can watch a live webcast of the announcement by GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner online at GMnext at 8:45 a.m. EST/2

Geneva '08: Opel Meriva concept

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More pictures of the BlueEFFICIENCY C-Class

When Mercedes officially announced the BlueEFFICIENCY line of C-Class luxury sedans the other day, the company only showed us one picture: this one. Soon after, we got a small handful of other images, all of them highlighting the BlueEFFICIENCY traits of better engines, improved aerodynamics a

Geneva 2008: Here comes the Audi Q7 V12 TDI!

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Geneva '08 Preview: More Saab concept details trickling out

Details continue to trickle out the concept that Saab will unveiling in Geneva next week, although images are still restricted to the one shown above. It's now being reported that the car will be called the 9-X BioPower BioHybrid rather than the 9-1X. As previously discussed, the 9-X will run on ethanol as is the fashion in Scandinavia these days. The engine itself wi

Geneva '08 Preview: Mila Alpin

Magna International's Austrian contract car building division, Magna Steyr, will be showing the third in a series of concepts at the Geneva Motor Show next week. Like its Magna Innovation Lightweight Auto predecessors, the new MILA Alpin is focused on minimal mass. In this case it's designed as an all-terrain rock climber with a hybrid drive system fueled by natural gas. Magna designed the hybrid system in-house and has built the vehic

Geneva '08: Webasto LiGHT concept opens up

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Geneva '08 Preview: Volkswagen Golf TDI Hybrid concept

Volkswagen has confirmed the speculation that they will indeed be displaying a diesel-hybrid Golf at the Geneva Motor Show next week. The Golf TDI Hybrid will in fact be a strong parallel hybrid capable of running off either the diesel engine, an electric motor or both. As expected, start-stop capability is part of the dea

Geneva 2008 preview: Pininfarina's Sintesi design revealed

Following weeks of sketches and hints, the carrying case (by which I mean the vehicle) for the unique hydrogen fuel cell system in the Pininfarina Sintesi has been officially unveiled. The striking Pininfarina design - note the craz

Geneva '08 Preview: Zenz concept targeting 78.4mpg

The big auto shows in Frankfurt, Paris, Detroit and Tokyo all skew toward the hometown brands. With Switzerland having no significant auto industry of its own, the Geneva Motor Show carries on the Swiss tradition of neutrality. That means that Geneva attracts all kinds of small manufacturers and independant designers to show their wares. One of those turning up this year is Ralf Zenz who is bringing a lightweight concept coupe. The Zen

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