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Batteries Battle Fuel Cells, Leaving Plug-In Hybrids To Prosper

Batteries Battle Fuel Cells. “most traditional automakers are de-emphasizing electric vehicle development in favour of fuel cell electric vehicles” Auto manufacturers like Toyota of Japan are backing away from battery-only powered vehicles as sales fail to take-off, and hint that fuel-cells are the holy grail for future, green machines. Investment banker Morgan Stanley detects an […]

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Volvo V60 review

Volvo V60 – First Diesel Plug-in Hybrid. Defeats Range Woes, But Battery Capability Limited. Terrific Fuel Economy By Normal Standards, Pitifully Below Claim. +Impressive fuel economy, great all rounder-fast/functional. -Economy claims OTT. The Volvo V60 diesel plug-in hybrid will give you mind-bogglingly impressive fuel consumption, but doesn’t come close to meeting the over-the-top claims from […]

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Bentley Shows Hybrid Concept Scheduled For Its SUV

Expect More Luxury Car Makers To Follow This Route. British-based and Volkswagen-owned luxury vehicle maker Bentley is jumping on the plug-in hybrid bandwagon showing its Bentley Hybrid Concept to demonstrate the technology set to appear in the company’s SUV available in 2017.   The Bentley Hybrid Concept will be on display at the Beijing International Automotive […]

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Plug-in Hybrid Means Welcome Back SUV, Goodbye Crossover

“new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV provides what seems like almost impossibly good fuel economy”. Manufacturers have been busily disguising their new SUVs as “crossovers” as the green lobby victimizes owners of these often massive but versatile, practical and comfortable big beasts as enemies of the climate. Manufacturers often call their latest big four-by-four cross-country vehicles “crossovers” […]

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Volkswagen XL1 review

Volkswagen XL1 Hybrid The “World’s Most Fuel Efficient” VW, Hesitant About Electric Cars, Now In The Fast Lane. Volkswagen’s diesel electric XL1 plug-in hybrid car which will soon go on sale in limited numbers across Europe, is the most fuel efficient and aerodynamic production car in the world, capable of more than 300 miles per […]

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