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BMW Concept X5 eDrive teases hybrid SUV to challenge Lexus

BMW Concept X5 eDrive teases hybrid SUV to challenge Lexus

BMW's i3 may be the company's first electric car to reach the market, but the company knows it's gas-guzzling SUVs that could really benefit from an eco-friendly update, hence the new BMW Concept X5 eDrive. Set to debut officially at the Frankfurt International Motor Show, the concept SUV bears a few design tweaks on the outside to differentiate it from its gas and diesel powered siblings, but the real magic goes on under the hood, where a plug-in hybrid drive system promises to take the polluting edge off of owning a big all-wheel-drive car.

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Ford boosting 2013 hybrid economy with patch after EPA suspicions

Ford boosting 2013 hybrid economy with patch after EPA suspicions

Ford will patch its 2013 hybrids with a software fix to address fuel economy, addressing EPA concerns late last year that cars like the Fusion and C-Max weren't seeing anything like their quoted mileage ratings when in the real world. The EPA opted to investigate the two cars in December 2012, after third-party testing indicated they were missing the suggested 47 mpg rating by as much as 10 mpg. The fixes are "calibration updates" the car company says, and will be offered to drivers of three of the company's 2013 hybrids.

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Sony unveils VAIO Duo 13 hybrid laptop with slider keyboard

Sony unveils VAIO Duo 13 hybrid laptop with slider keyboard

Sony has unveiled a couple new laptops this evening, among them being a new slider hybrid called the VAIO Duo 13. This laptop uses Sony's Surf Slider design to switch from a slate into a laptop with a slider keyboard complete with a trackpad. Thus far Sony has only said the hybrid will be available sometime in the middle of this month, rolling out worldwide for a yet-unspecified price.

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Cadillac’s first 2014 ELR pulls off production line (but it’s not for showrooms)

Cadillac’s first 2014 ELR pulls off production line (but it’s not for showrooms)

Cadillac's first 2014 ELR hybrids have been snapped leaving the production line, though the "range-extended" car itself still isn't expected to arrive in showrooms until early in the new year. The initial ELR cars - which borrow much of their mechanical and technological magic from the Chevrolet Volt, but wrap it up in a coupe shell with various luxury extras - are destined for further testing, similar to the cold-weather conditions tests GM put the ELR through back in February.

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2015 Porsche 918 Spyder: A sports-hybrid you have to take seriously

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder: A sports-hybrid you have to take seriously

Porsche's latest sportscar, the 918 Spyder, has broken cover officially, but unlike most of the company's hard-driving twin seaters, this one relies in part on battery power for its blistering 0-60mph time. The 918 Spyder is actually a hybrid, pairing a 4.6-liter V8 mid-mounted gas engine good for 608HP with a 154HP hybrid module on the rear axle, and a 127HP electric motor on the front axel. That's a total of 887HP with all three working together, good for more than 211mph and a 0-62mph dash of 2.8s.

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