Peugeot has officially started taking orders for its diesel-electric 3008 HYbrid4 over in Europe. Priced from £26,995 ($43,659 U.S. at the current exchange rate) in the UK, the world's first production diesel through-the-road hybrid seems a decent value.
Already available in the U.S., the 2012 Infiniti M35h is finally trickling into dealerships over in Europe. Infiniti says the M35h is currently available at 45 dealerships across 21 European countries and that the hybrid M is cost-competitive with the Europe-only diesel-fueled M30d. For example, Infiniti says the M35h starts at €56
For the new, slightly revised, European version of the 2012 Insight, Honda is focusing on making the hybrid slightly more fuel-efficient, perhaps with an eye to be more competitive with the Toyota Prius.
Reborn for 2012, the Camry Hybrid utilizes a heavily revised version of Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive that is coupled to a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and returns fuel economy ratings of 43/39/41 (city/highway/combined), a sure-to-be-noticed improvement over the 2011 gas-electric Camry's rating of 31 miles per gallon city and 35 mpg hig
When the 2012 Toyota Prius V hits U.S. dealerships this fall, it will be missing a seven-seat option. Not so on the Europe-only Prius+. The family-friendlier version of the Prius+ will be make its debut alongside the Prius Plug-in Hybrid at the upcoming Eric Loveday
Porsche's groundbreaking 911 GT3 R Hybrid will make its return to North American racing. Porsche has announced the entry of the 911 GT3 R Hybrid Version 2.0 into the American Le Mans Series in September at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Lots of people have been waiting for this news: The production version of the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid will make its world debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in mid-September.
Protean Electric claims its in-wheel motors, when installed in a diesel Vauxhall Vivaro, boosted the van's fuel economy by some 300 percent (!) in European drive-cycle tests.
Ready for some fighting words? (Literally?) Automotive supplier Bosch is gearing up to "battle" other companies for contracts to provide lithium-ion batteries to automakers for future plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles. Bosch board member for sales and marketing Peter Tyroller told Automotive News Europe that Bosch is one of only a handful of corporations that can afford to heavily invest in li-ion battery tech, even though the compan