Tag Archives: Hybrids

The GT-R and Z remain on Nissan’s radar, electrification possible

Nissan's Z and GT-R sports cars are apparently alive and well inside the Japanese automaker, despite rumors of the former's demise. Top Gear magazine reported Tuesday that both cars appear to have a bright and possibly electrifying future. The latest report puts Jean-Pierre Diernaz, vice president of Nissan marketing in Europe, on the record saying both a...

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Rolls-Royce Cullinan hybrid reportedly in the cards

The Rolls-Royce Cullinan marked the first time the British luxury marque expanded its horizons to the booming SUV segment, but the brand may not stop there: the Cullinan could be in for a hybrid powertrain. That's the word from Top Gear magazine, which reported last week that a Cullinan hybrid is "definitely" in the cards. We don't know when, but it appears...

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Mercedes-Benz GLE could be first plug-in hybrid with over 60 miles of EV range

Mercedes-Benz's redesigned GLE could be among the first plug-in hybrids capable of driving more than 60 miles on electric power alone. That's the word of Ola Källenius, the sales chief at Mercedes parent company Daimler, who spoke recently with Automotive News (subscription required). "The GLE will be the first car with a 100-kilometer (62-mile) range...

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Jeep Renegade plug-in hybrid confirmed

A Jeep Renegade plug-in hybrid will join the brand's portfolio in early 2020, parent automaker Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles confirmed on Monday. The Melfi manufacturing plant in Italy has begun preparing for the electrified Renegade variant as part of FCA's wider electrification strategy. The automaker said the Renegade plug-in will be built alongside the...

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A $75,000 kit will turn a Porsche 911, Cayman, or Boxster into a hybrid

Porsche doesn't build a 911, Cayman, or Boxster with hybrid power, but a company by the name of Vonnen Performance will change that. Vonnen is an offshoot of Porsche suspension specialist Elephant Racing, and Road and Track recently spoke with the company to learn more about its upcomming aftermarket hybrid system. The hybrid system works with any Porsche...

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BMW wants a hybrid supercar, and a redesigned i8 might be the ticket

BMW is keen to bring a new supercar into the fold to serve as the brand's halo model. It's something we've been hearing for a while but know the automaker's R&D chief, Klaus Fröhlich, has revealed he's working very hard to make a supercar happen. Drive reported on Frölich's comments on Wednesday. The executive said such a car could appear for...

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Audi’s next-gen plug-in hybrid powertrain to debut in Q5

The Audi Q5 received a major redesign for the 2018 model year, but next year the vehicle will introduce the brand's next-generation plug-in hybrid system. Audi's newest plug-in hybrid technology will help boost the crossover SUV's range past 40 miles, Autocar reported on Friday. Audi powertrain director Siegfried Pint said the new system will deliver 20 to...

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Ferrari plans 15 cars by 2022, including Purosangue SUV and V-6 models

Ferrari's new CEO Louis Camilleri has given his first major product update since taking over the reins of the fabled Italian marque following the death of his predecessor Sergio Marchionne in July. Speaking at a press conference at Ferrari's Maranello headquarters on Tuesday, Camilleri described an overall roadmap that is similar to what Marchionne had...

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First details on Lamborghini Aventador successor

Lamborghini has just introduced the 759-horsepower Aventador SVJ but information on the new supercar to replace the whole Aventador line is starting to surface. Automobile published a report Friday detailing rumored changes taking place behind the scenes at the Volkswagen Group's premium brands, one of which is a transfer of Lamborghini from Audi to...

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Geely and Toyota in talks over hybrid tech

Toyota and Geely are in talks over possible cooperation in the area of hybrid technology, the automakers confirmed Thursday to Reuters. The confirmation comes after media reports in China claimed the two were already working together on hybrid tech and were due to make an announcement soon. Partnering with Toyota, a leader in hybrid technology due to...

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