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September 2011 Archives

Infiniti M35h. Fastest Hybrid in the World?


It used to mean buying a hybrid car meant settling for slow and less-than-interesting to drive. Infiniti's 2012 M35h hybrid changes all that in dramatic fashion, recently setting the Guinness World Record for the world's fastest hybrid. How fast, do you ask? Go past the jump to see it in action.

Diesel's High Cost Right Price for Hybrid Trucks: The Future's Looking Green


According to a New Study, Resistance is Futile
by Jason Giacchino

If you talk to a true blooded trucker about going electric, there's a chance that trucker will try to pull you down the road with his big 'ol diesel hauler. However, if you tell him about recent forecasts in the hybrid commercial truck segment, that same trucker might just think you're trying to pull his leg.

3 Best-Selling Hybrids: Toyota Prius, Honda Insight, Sonata Hybrid


For a few years now, hybrid sales have been stalled at 2 to 3 percent of the U.S. market. But for the first seven months of this year, the total is at the low end of the scale: Hybrids represented 2.06 percent of sales from January through August, and just 1.98 percent of sales in August alone.

Mercedes Benz Concept Uses Hydrogen Power, Gets 620 Mile Range

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Mercedes is really serious about further developing its F-Cell technology, as evidenced by a concept car it very quietly developed in time for the 2011 Frankfurt Show. Called the F125, it features gullwing doors like the SLS supercar and is powered by a hydrogen cell. Like the electric SLS, it's got four electric motors behind the wheels with a total output in the region of 230 horsepower.

Fisker Surf Concept Preview: Plug-In Hybrid Shooting Brake

This story originally appeared at Motor Authority


The Frankfurt Auto Show is ramping up its action, and the latest to join the fray is the Fisker Surf concept. In this teaser image, we get an idea of what to expect, and it's good.

The Jaguar C-X16 Concept: The Evolution of Hybrid


The Jaguar C-X16 concept, set to be debuted at the Frankfurt IAA Auto Show, is a bold statement of Jaguar's future design and technological intent. A concept 'One plus One' sports car that explores future performance hybrid options, the C-X16's seductive looks, the experimental high-performance hybrid system which boosts output by 94HP (70kW) and 173 lb-ft (235 Nm), and an eye-popping top speed of 186 mph are but a few of the indications that this is an evolution of the hybrid's direction.

The Future of Vehicles: smart forvision

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smart forvision The Future of Vehicles: smart forvision

The new smart forvision will be shown at the 2011 International Motor Show in Frankfurt. With features like carbon-fiber reinforced epoxy resin, solar cells and infrared-reflective heat shield, it really sounds like the future is here.

2011 Frankfurt Auto Show Preview: VW Nils Electric Concept

This story originally appeared at Green Car Reports


Two weeks ago, we heard a rumor that German automaker Volkswagen was planning on unveiling an all-electric single-seat urban car at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. A few days later, we were offered a chance to be among the very first to get a glimpse of Volkswagen's ultra-compact urban concept at an exclusive preview showing in Berlin next week, where the official embargo would be lifted. But we've just heard from Volkswagen representatives who told us that those plans have been scuppered after a German-language magazine broke its embargo agreement with VW, meaning we can now reveal more details about Nils, Volkswagen's urban concept.

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