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Jaguar C-X75 Hybrid-supercar Unveiled

by Joe on July 26, 2012

Jaguar C-X75 Hybrid-supercar Unveiled

Jaguar has unveiled the upcoming C-X75 hybrid-supercar. It is powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-four, which is capable of producing 500 horsepower. The Jaguar C-X75 accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds with a top speed of 200 mph. The 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-four is combined with a pair of electric motors and a 600-volt battery pack. The Jaguar C-X75 is able to run in full EV mode at speeds of up to 40 mph. Stay tuned for more updates. [Autoblog]

BMW i8 Production Version

by Joe on April 17, 2012 · 23 comments

BMW i8 Production Version

BMW has unveiled the production version of the BMW i8. The car is powered by a combination of a 131-hp electric-motor and a 1.5 liter 3-cylinder gasoline engine, producing a 349-hp and a 405 lb-ft of torque. The BMW i8 accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in less than 5 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. Its lithium-ion battery provides all-electric driving range of approximately 20 miles with a total range of around 400 miles. The BMW i8 will be available in early 2014 for around $160,000. [BMW Blog]

Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept

by Joe on January 5, 2012

Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept

Volvo will unveil its XC60 plug-in hybrid concept at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. The car uses a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine that powers the front wheels and an electric motor that drives the rear wheels. This engine combination produces a 350 horse power, allowing the car to accelerate from 0-60 Mph in only 5.8 seconds. The Volvo XC60 also features an eight-speed automatic transmission and a 12 kWh battery that is located beneath the cargo area. [MotorTrend]

BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Pricing Unveiled

by Joe on October 10, 2011

BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Pricing Unveiled

BMW has announced the pricing of the BMW ActiveHybrid 5. The sedan will be available in Germany from the base price of €62,900($85,734). For your info, the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 is powered by a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder engine, which is combined with an electric drive system and an eight-speed automatic transmission. This engine configuration allows the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.9 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). [autoevolution]

Toyota Unveils Redesigned Camry For The Japanese Market

Toyota has unveiled the Japanese version of Camry. This redesigned version of Camry uses a hybrid system to provide fuel efficiency and drive performance. In case you didn’t know, the Camry has an excellent reputation around the world. The Camry is also known as the best-selling passenger car in the US market. [FarEastGizmos]

Hybrid Lexus LS 600h L Is Official Car At Royal Wedding Of Prince Albert II

The Monaco Royal Couple has chosen one of the most high-tech and environmentally friendly limousines available, the Lexus LS 600h L. Prince Albert II will marry Charlene Wittstock on July 2, 2011. He is a high-profile advocate of green vehicles and has pushed Monaco to develop a mobility plan with lower environmental impact. The car will take the newlyweds on their tour through the streets of Monaco after the ceremony and promises to operate in zero-emission electric mode for more than 85 percent of the parade. [WorldCarFans]