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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 ┬áfloors 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 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Ford has been a driving force in the global automotive industry since Henry rolled the first T-model off of the production line back in 1908 and interestingly was also the only major US auto manufacturer to not require a tax-payer-funded multi-billion dollar payout in order to avoid bankruptcy, Ford stood on it’s own two feet through the whole mess and quietly hammered away at it’s 2010 model line, including of course, the Fusion Hybrid. 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 N├╝rburgring to a far more sedate 78 mpg efficiency mode. Lanjut →

The Ferrari 599 KERS Hybrid

Ferrari, famous for red blooded, roaring racing machines is beginning its evolution towards sustainable sports cars with the Ferrari 599 Hybrid pictured above and below. The car uses a Formula 1 derived KERS (kinetic energy recovery system), which in layman’s terms means it collects power otherwise lost during braking and makes that same power available through a “boost” button when you most need in, namely, when you are coming out of the corner you just braked into. The Ferrari uses a lithium-ion battery array positioned low on either side of the driveshaft and an electric rear transaxle (pictured below) to provide the KERS boost, Lanjut →

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