Tag Archives: Hybrids

Land Rover readying plug-in hybrid Range Rovers

Land Rover has already paired one of its diesel engines with an electric motor and battery pack to create a hybrid Range Rover. There's nothing too special about that model except its massive price premium and curb-weight jump. Now, though, Land Rover has a more optimized solution in the pipeline and it's arriving in the form of plug-in hybrid versions of...

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Mercedes-Benz S560e plug-in hybrid joins updated S-Class range

Mercedes-Benz has revealed its newest member of the 2018 S-Class family: the S560e plug-in hybrid. After revealing the updated S-Class range in April, Mercedes debuted the S560e on Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. With Mercedes' third-generation hybrid unit at its core, the 2018 S560e is capable of going roughly 30 miles on pure battery power. In...

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5 things you need to know about the Mercedes-AMG Project One

The closest thing to a homologation special we're likely to see out of Formula 1, the Mercedes-AMG Project One is one very special car. On the sidelines of the Frankfurt motor show, we sat down with AMG's Rene Wollman. His business card calls him the Project One's "Project Leader," but he's much more than that. He was the one that AMG boss Tobias Moers...

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BMW X7 concept previews new full-size, 3-row SUV

BMW's a bit late to the full-size SUV party, but as they say, "better late than never." The German automaker will use its home show, this week's 2017 Frankfurt auto show, to present the X7 iPerformance concept, a hulking SUV with typical BMW design cues coupled with a plug-in hybrid powertrain and a light and airy cabin. Although...

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BMW X7 concept previews new full-size, 3-row SUV

BMW's a bit late to the full-size SUV party, but as they say, "better late than never." The German automaker will use its home show, next week's 2017 Frankfurt auto show, to present the X7 iPerformance concept, a hulking SUV with typical BMW design cues coupled with a plug-in hybrid powertrain and a light and airy cabin. Although...

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China could be next to ban sale of cars powered solely by gas or diesel engines

China could soon join the United Kingdom and France in pledging to ban the sale of cars powered solely by an internal combustion engine. Unlike the U.K. and France which have set 2040 as a deadline, China is still deciding on its own date. German Chancellor Angela Merkel also recently revealed that non-electrified cars will be phased out in Germany but...

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BMW X7 concept previews new full-size, 3-row SUV

BMW's a bit late to the full-size SUV party, but as they say, "better late than never." The German automaker will use its home show, next week's 2017 Frankfurt auto show, to present the X7 iPerformance concept, a hulking SUV with typical BMW design cues coupled with a plug-in hybrid powertrain and a light and airy cabin. Although...

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Jaguar the latest to commit to fully electrified lineup

Jaguar is the latest automaker to commit to a fully electrified lineup. CEO Ralf Speth made the announcement on Thursday at Jaguar's Tech Fest event in the United Kingdom. Jaguar has set a deadline of 2020 from which every new model launched will be electrified. The deadline is one year later than fellow luxury brands Maserati and Volvo which have...

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Porsche says it won’t build hybrids with manual transmissions

Fancy a hybridized Porsche with a manual transmission? Not so fast, says the German luxury and sports car maker. At the debut of the 2019 Porsche Cayenne, the brand said it won't build any hybrid vehicles equipped with a manual gearbox. Road and Track spoke with Dr. Gernot Döllner, who is vice...

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