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News, reviews and information about hybrid vehicles, including cars, bikes and vans.

VW XL1 hybrid

VW’s XL1 UK Price Announced

Volkswagen has announced pricing for its record-breaking XL1 model, the world’s most energy efficient production vehicle, which is now available to UK customers at £98,515 (RRP OTR). The question on our minds is which would you rather; the spaceship-esque XL1 or BMW’s hybrid i8 sports car, for a mere £1,000 more? A total production run …

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Mitsubishi PHEV in Russia

Mitsubishi Complete Outlander PHEV Cold Weather Testing in Russia

Meant to be a global car and therefore, to meet all possible driving conditions in all regions, Outlander PHEV went through various stages of testing during development, including hot weather in USA as well as cold weather in Canada. Mitsubishi Motors’ engineers ticked another box after the completion of a two-month specific cold weather test …

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Volvo V60 PHEV R-Design

New Volvo V60 PHEV R-Design Details Released

The super-efficient Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid – one of the best-selling hybrid-electrified vehicles in Europe in 2013 – is now also available in Volvo Cars’ R-Design specification. Alain Visser, Senior Vice President Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at Volvo Car Group, said: “We sold almost 8,000 plug-in hybrids in 2013. Adding the R-Design dynamic attributes …

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Range Rover Long Wheelbase Hybrid

Land Rover Debut New Long Wheelbase Hybrid Range Rover in Beijing

Land Rover has further progressed the development of its acclaimed Range Rover with the global debut of the Range Rover Hybrid Long Wheelbase at the Beijing motor show. The derivative brings together two of the most recent innovations in the Range Rover line-up in a vehicle that offers a combination of premium luxury, interior space, …

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Chief Engineer Chika Kako with a Fuji Red CT 200h F Sport

Chief Engineer Chika Kako Explains How Lexus Created the New CT 200h

Lexus chief engineer Chika Kako shares her insights into the development that went into the new CT 200h as the first UK customers get to discover for themselves what improvements have been made. Kako is Lexus International’s first female chief engineer and took up responsibility for the CT 200h in June last year. She brings …

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Bentley Hybrid Concept

Bentley to Unveil Hybrid Concept at Beijing Auto Exhibition

As a member of the Volkswagen family, Bentley are often privy to the latest in luxury technology but rarely has this extended into eco tech, until now. Bentley have announced their latest concept vehicle as being a hybrid, aptly named the, Bentley Hybrid Concept. Designed as a technology showcase that previews Bentley’s first plug-in hybrid …

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