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There are hybrids. There are diesel hybrids. But the diesel plug-in hybrid is still virtually unknown -- enough so that Volvo claims it's breaking new ground by starting production of the V60 diesel plug-in it's been preparing since 2011. The company still plans to manufacture only small numbers o...

November 21st 2012 at 3:37am 0 Comments
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Yesterday, we had a chance to take a spin in the brand-new Ford C-MAX Energi at an event in San Francisco. We had generally good impressions of the Focus Electric we tested back in April, so we were looking forward to seeing what the company's first-ever plug-in hybrid had to offer. We'll say up f...

November 13th 2012 at 4:24pm 0 Comments
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The shooting break -- basically a long and low sporty station wagon -- isn't exactly a huge hit in the United States, but in Europe Porsche is pushing that body style to a new level with the Sport Turismo. It's a concept of what it believes a future, hatchback version of its Panamera four-seater g...

September 27th 2012 at 6:15am 0 Comments
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An unreleased gadget is pretty easy to conceal, but an upcoming automobile? Not so much. Thanks to some quick reflexes, you're looking at the first spy shots of Fisker's second and smaller plug-in hybrid sedan, heretofore known as Project Nina. Last we heard, the BMW-powered auto had been put on li...

March 30th 2012 at 10:13am 0 Comments