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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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Hyundai Genesis, More Green Cars Coming

There are no hard dates yet on when we can expect to see the electric car model teased at by Hyundai several times in the press recently. The EV model is supposed to come from the Korean carmaker’s new luxury brand, Genesis. Hyundai brought in Manfred Fitzgerald from Lamborghini to head up the luxury car brand. As Senior Vice President for the Genesis brand, Fitzgerald confirmed, “We will definitely go as Genesis brand down the road of alternative propulsions and it is very, very obvious that EV is definitely on…

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Honda Clarity Lineup Expanded

Honda’s Clarity Fuel Cell is going to be joined by two other Clarity-named alternative energy vehicles, the Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, making it the first vehicle platform to offer all three of these alternative power sources. The Clarity Fuel Cell will be available in dealerships in various states across the US starting in 2016, the all-electric will launch in 2017, and the plug-in hybrid will be available later in 2017 in all states. Clarity’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell technologies will go more than 300 miles on a single fill…

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Head to Head: 2016 Mercedes B-Class vs. 2016 BMW i3

As more and more fully-electric vehicles come onto the market, it’s more and more likely you’ll be seeing some high-class versions for those who desire eco-friendly and refined automobiles. Such is the case with the Mercedes-Benz B-Class and the BMW i3. In a market dominated by the Nissan Leaf, Kia Soul EV, Fiat 500e, Volkswagen eGolf, Chevrolet Volt, Ford Fusion EV, and the Toyota Prius, it’s about time the luxury manufacturers stepped into the game. While other EV competitors may start around the $25K mark, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz B-Class starts…

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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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