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Hybrid Porsche Panamera Unveiled at Paris Motor Show

At the 2016 Paris Motor Show in September, Porsche introduced an all-new Panamera lineup powered by a hybrid system with an all-electric range up to 31 miles. The new model, called the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, has a full EV mode which is limited to 86 mph, and a top speed of 172 mph when the powerhouse is unleashed. The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid will have a three-chamber air-ride suspension, an all-wheel drive system and a total torque output of 516-lb.ft. Based off the hybrid technology from the Porsche 918 Spyder, the…

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2016 Lexus ES 300h Specs

Lexus really has a winning lineup of refined vehicles with spirited performance. This desire to produce quality vehicles has, naturally, extended the 2016 Lexus ES 300h. This full-size sedan offers the spirited performance of many Lexus vehicles, while still being an eco-friendly hybrid. Joining the other six hybrid models in the Lexus lineup, the 2016 ES 300h starts at an MSRP of $40,920* and has only one trim level, though optional features are an additional charge.   2016 Lexus ES 300h Exterior The exterior looks of the 2016 Lexus ES…

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Hybrid, Plug-in, Electric: What’s The Difference?

To paraphrase Mark Twain, “the reports of the internal combustion engine’s death have been greatly exaggerated.” Nevertheless, automotive manufacturers are continuing to evolve vehicle powertrain technology. Many are embracing gasoline-electric hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, while others are actually throwing petroleum out the window and focusing solely on electric power. As a result, automobiles are entering a new age of efficiency. Fuel economy figures for petroleum-burning engines continue to soar to new heights, while battery packs are now able to power electric motors for more than 100 miles between charges….

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The Government Will Give You Money To Drive These Vehicles

Does it feel like you’re paying too much in taxes? Then get some of that money back by purchasing an electric or plug-in electric hybrid vehicle. In order to encourage consumer adoption of these high-efficiency automobiles, the United States government is willing to throw some extra cash on the hood of your new EV or PHEV car or truck in the form of a tax credit of up to $7,500. Of course, the U.S. government won’t be offering this incentive forever, so take advantage of this enticement while you still…

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2016 Acura RLX Test Drive

Reasons to love the 2016 Acura RLX… The 2016 Acura RLX is both roomy and comfortable. Slightly shorter than a Porsche Panamera, the RLX manages to offer rear passenger’s an additional 5.5-inches of rear legroom compared to the more expensive Porsche. With the quick and efficient gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain of the 2016 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid, the RLX truly shines as a 21st century luxury sedan. Pros: Comfortable ride, giant backseat, reasonably priced, incredibly efficient in gasoline-electric hybrid form Cons: Not as much of a driver’s car as some competitors…

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