Hybrid

Renault Closer Building High Performance Electric Hybrid Vehicle

May 14, 2013 / No Comments

Renault is reportedly considering the manufacture of a high-performance green vehicle. The Renault Group which develops, designs, manufactures and sells environment-friendly vehicles under three brands has been a die-hard supporter of electric vehicles. The new high performance green car is likely to take several years, though. As stated by Francis Champod, Renault Sport motorsport technical manager, the company will not be ...

Range Rover Hybrid Set for Frankfurt Debut

May 8, 2013 / No Comments

The Range Rover Hybrid will be making its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The concept of Range Rover hybrid drivetrain was previewed two years ago when the Range E made its run at the Geneva Motor Show. We also get to know that the Range Rover Sport will also be arriving by the year-end. Stuart Frith, chief program engineer for ...

BMW i8 Hybrid Supercar Not to Get an M Version

May 3, 2013 / No Comments

BMW enthusiasts are counting on their favorite automotive company to drive out the new i8 hybrid supercar next year. Many were pretty sure that the BMW i8 would be getting an M version as well. But the German automotive manufacturer has confirmed that there wouldn’t be an M version to come after the i8 hybrid. Early speculations led some to believe ...

Volvo to Launch Hybrid Supermini When it Gets a Suitable Partner

May 2, 2013 / No Comments

Volvo is ready to start on a supermini provided it can find a suitable partner who would be able to share a conducive platform that makes use of an electric or hybrid powertrain. The Swedish company is looking to deliver a better and affordable alternative that would fulfil the supermini segment. Lex Kerssemakers, Volvo’s head of product planning, said that they ...

Audi R18 E-tron Quattro Long Tailed Prototype Tested for Le Mans

April 29, 2013 / No Comments

Audi R18 E-tron Quattro’s third prototype for the Le Mans tracks is designed with low downforce and sports a long-tail body. In short, it is aerodynamically modified from the older two versions. Going by the manufacturer’s words, the rear extension aka “long tail” is optimized for performance in high-speed Le Mans tracks. The third version will make a 6 hour run ...

Majority of Hybrid Vehicle Owners Well-heeled, Says Research

April 24, 2013 / No Comments

The automotive market scene holds a very small cluster of hybrid vehicles, compared with fuel drinkers. Some value them between one and two, and that’s the approximate percentage of hybrids among the whole running vehicles around the world. Figures are not big to include these eco-friendly vehicles in the complete commercial circle. But it’s not a worse-case scenario. The depicted number ...

Hybrid Car Sales Up 32% in the First Two Months of 2013

April 3, 2013 / No Comments

Hybrid sales increased up to 32 percent in the first two months of 2013, compared with the figures during the same period of 2012, according to Autodata Corp. The market share for all hybrids has grown to four percent. According to an analyst at Gartner Inc. this could double by the end of 2020. What makes people so inclined towards hybrid ...

Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Likely for New York Show

March 21, 2013 / No Comments

Subaru is increasingly leaning towards green car concepts of late. The automaker has announced the brand's first-ever production hybrid vehicle, the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid and the vehicle will be showcased at the upcoming New York Auto Show. The XV Crosstrek Hybrid is expected to have a hybrid system paired to the manufacturer's Symmetrical All-Wheel drive. In addition to the 2014 XV ...

VW to Roll Out Six Plug-in Hybrids, Starting 2014

March 20, 2013 / No Comments

Volkswagen has revealed plans to launch at least 6 new plug-in hybrid models, starting 2014. The new plug-in hybrid vehicles is expected to play a big role in the carmaker’s emphasis towards e-mobility. The new models will include two Volkswagen models, probably a plug-in hybrid version of the European Passat and a plug-in hybrid Golf.  Though the exact number hasn’t been ...

Next Gen Mitsubishi Pajero May be a Hybrid

March 12, 2013 / No Comments

The new Mitsubishi Pajero could use hybrid technology, says new report published by Australia's Go Auto. The company officials have also admitted a new plug-in hybrid vehicle in the future. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation head of product and strategy development Ryugo Nakao  confirmed their plans to bring a successor to its current model at the Geneva Motor Show. The new model ...