Posts belonging to Category 'HYBRID'

2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Priced the Same as V6 at $35,180

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Lincoln won’t be subjecting buyers to a premium price for fuel-efficiency when its 2011 MKZ Hybrid hits showrooms this fall as the hybrid sedan will be offered at the same base price as its conventional V6 gasoline sibling, with an MSRP starting at $35,180 including destination and delivery.

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Pininfarina Shows All-Electric Nido Mini Photos

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Marking the celebrations of the its 80th anniversary, Pininfarina unveiled a new all-electric mini-car prototype called the Nido EV. It is an evolution of the original Nido concept that Pininfarina showed in 2004.

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Land Rover Reveals Range_e, the Hybrid Electric Range Rover Sport Photos Images

Land Rover will be putting its first dedicated hybrid model into production in 2013. The Range Rover Sport hybrid prototype shown here is named Range_e (the cutest-sounding name in just forever), and previews the diesel-electric hybrid power/drive train the rest of the world should be expecting.

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Official: BMW to Launch All-Electric Megacity Vehicle in 2013

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The BMW Group will be bringing its first series-production electric-drive model (codenamed Megacity Vehicle) to the market in 2013, the company announced on Thursday.

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Geneva Preview: BMW’S Activehybrid5 Sedan Concept is way too Smart…

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The ActiveHybrid 5 is (officially now) the newest concept from BMW’s Efficient Dynamics division, and ED has shaken things up a bit in the power train department. Instead of going with a V8-based mild hybrid setup a la the 7-Series and X6 hybrids, BMW decided to try the system out with their award-winning TwinPower Turbo’d 6-cylinder with Start/Stop tech running the show.
The system is fairly straightforward: up front is the engine, followed by the electric motor which is connected via an automatic clutch, and the 8-speed automatic transmission is the caboose. BMW placed the battery pack somewhere around the rear axle in order to improve weight distribution.

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Audi New A8 Hybrid with 2.0-liter 4-Cylinder TSI to be Unveiled in Geneva Motor Show

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Not to be a one-trick pony, Audi has more than a few more realistic cars up its sleeve for the near future. Most important for consumers’ immediate future will be Audi’s Q5 hybrid, set to go on sale late 2010 or early 2011.

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BMW’S Activehybrid5 Sedan Concept video gallery

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The ActiveHybrid 5 is (officially now) the newest concept from BMW’s Efficient Dynamics division, and ED has shaken things up a bit in the power train department. Instead of going with a V8-based mild hybrid setup a la the 7-Series and X6 hybrids, BMW decided to try the system out with their award-winning TwinPower Turbo’d 6-cylinder with Start/Stop tech running the show.

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Ferrari 599 Hybrid Concept Photos, pictures, images and details

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We’ve been hearing a lot about Ferrari’s Geneva-bound 599 Hybrid concept model for quite some time now, but the Italian supercar maker apparently can’t keep it under wraps anymore as the first photos of the prototype model made it onto the web today.

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I.DE.A Institute Teases ‘Sofia’ Sports Sedan Concept Ahead of Geneva MotorShow

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Three computer generated images and a name is just about all we have on the I.DE.A. Institute ‘Sofia’ hybrid sports sedan that will be officially unwrapped at the Geneva Motor Show on March 2. The famous design house stated that the four-seater concept model will be instantly recognized by its “Italian styling and beauty”.

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Honda Launches Insight and Civic Sedan Hybrid Taxis in Europe Photos

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Most, if not all taxis on the other side of the pond run on diesel or LPG, but Honda believes it might be able to convince some European cabbies to try out its Insight and Civic mild-hybrid models. Both cars come in appropriate exterior colors and are equipped with pre-installed roof brackets and a mounting for the taxi-meter on the dashboard as well as some other special equipment such as heavy duty floor mats.

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