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Fisker To Ship 100 Hybrid Electric Cars This Year

Fisker Automotive will be shipping between 70 and 100 cars before the end of 2010 as part of a large scale test of their Karma model hybrid electric car according to Ray Lane a managing partner in the U.S. venture capital fund Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, who are large shareholders in the still relatively new car company. The cars will be produced by Valmet Automotive in Finland, Valmet is contracted to build the Karma and will begin mass production in February 2011 by which time Fisker is hoping to be building and selling approximately 15,000 cars per year. Lanjut →

The 2011 Lincoln MKV Hybrid

With US automakers playing catch up with their European and Japanese rivals the upcoming New York Autoshow should have a few surprises in store. The 2011 Lincoln MKV Hybrid is due to be officially released at the big apple’s autoshow, so far the claimed 41 mpg is generating a lot of interest and puts the hybrid at the top of the fuel economy pecking order for mid-sized sedans hybrid or otherwise Lanjut →

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 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 →

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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