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The Infiniti M35 Hybrid

Nissan unveiled the Infiniti M35 Hybrid at the 2010 Geneva Motorshow and appear to be targeting the Lexus hybrid market square between the eyes. The lucrative luxury hybrid market is largely cornered by Lexus at the moment and somewhat surprisingly we are yet to see hybrids coming from more traditional luxury marques like Mercedes, Jaguar and BMW. Nissan are ahead of the curve at the moment with hybrid and electric cars, their Leaf model will be hitting showroom  floors in North America and Europe later this year and with the recent PR nightmare-from-hell that Toyota have been enduring Nissan is poised to Lanjut →

The Piaggio MP3 Hybrid Scooter

Due to go on sale in the US and Europe sometime very soon (1st half of 2010) the Piaggio MP3 Hybrid is a slightly odd looking beast with some impressive credentials. The scooter is a plug-in hybrid, featuring both gasoline and electric motors, this is unique so far in the world of both motorcycles and scooters (and 3-wheelers coincidentally). The MP3 Hybrid also boasts regenerative braking, an impressive 40 mile range on battery power alone with a 125cc gasoline engine to boost your Lanjut →

The Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid

Hot on the heels of their Proton hybrid platform announcement Lotus have released the above pictured Evora 414E Hybrid concept car in Geneva. The Evora has two electric motors, one for each rear wheel, and a small 1.2 litre petrol engine that is used to recharge the batteries in the industry standard plug-in gas/electric hybrid format. Exactly why Lotus chose the ugliest paint/pinstripe combination seen since the early 1970’s remains a mystery although, perhaps as a testament to the buyability of the Evora 414E, we still want one. Lanjut →

The Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-in Hybrid

Porsche have been moving with confident strides into the world of hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars this year at the Geneva Motorshow, the car above is the Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-in Hybrid and I for one am just about ready to sell my soul in order to acquire one. The Spyder uses a high-revving V8 that pumps out ~500bhp and a twin set of electric motors (one for each axle). There are 4 driving modes designed to encompass every requirement from balls-to-the-wall 7:30 second laps of the Nürburgring to a far more sedate 78 mpg efficiency mode. Lanjut →

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