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VW Cross Coupe GTE concept: a new design for tomorrow’s SUV

VW Cross Coupe GTE concept: a new design for tomorrow’s SUV

At CES 2015, Volkswagen revealed its fancy Golf R Touch interface for future smart cars. Now at the Detroit Auto Show 2015, it will be showing off something less hi-tech but still forward-looking. The five-seater Cross Coupe GTE concept SUV, its latest plug-in hybrid, will be showcasing new features, new technologies, and new designs that the car maker will be putting into a more imminent model, a seven-seater mid-size SUV that it plans to reveal to the world near the end of 2016.

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Chevrolet CrossVolt resparks hybrid crossover chatter

Chevrolet CrossVolt resparks hybrid crossover chatter

Chevrolet may be busy preparing the new 2016 Volt for its debut in Detroit in just a few weeks time, but the rumor mill is heaving with the renewed possibility of a companion hybrid crossover, the CrossVolt. GM's lawyers have been busy renewing the CrossVolt trademark at the USPTO, sparking again the chatter of a meatier model to use the Voltec powertrain freshly developed for its revamped hybrid. With almost five years under its belt since it revealed the Chevrolet Volt MPV5 concept shown here, however, GM's strategy for expanding on hybrids and EVs still isn't clear.

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LG launches Tab Book Duo Windows 8 tablet convertible

LG launches Tab Book Duo Windows 8 tablet convertible

A bit unexpected, LG just revealed the latest member of its Tab Book family. Not exactly well known even among the ranks of Windows 8 tablets, the Tab Books have been around since 2013, switching from Windows to Android and now back to Windows again. This time, LG is going for thin and light, advertising the Tab Book Duo to be the ultimate portable workstation that won't burden your shoulders, arms, or hands. At least not too much.

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BMW i8S and hotter i8 duo tipped to turn up EV power

BMW i8S and hotter i8 duo tipped to turn up EV power

BMW's i8 hybrid sportscar is tipped to be in line for a power boost, with the Germany company said to have earmarked the eco-friendly coupe for an upgrade to both parts of its powertrain. Distinctively designed both inside and out, the current BMW i8 musters 357 HP and 450 lb-ft of torque from its combination of a three-cylinder gas engine and an electric motor. However, according to industry whispers, both of those are going to be replaced with more powerful versions - among other changes - in a hotter, more focused version, and it may only be the start of BMW's scheming.

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E FUN Nextbook Windows 2-in-1 hits pricing milestone

E FUN Nextbook Windows 2-in-1 hits pricing milestone

E FUN has taken the wraps off a new 2-in-1 Windows tablet aimed at the budget-conscious market, saying its product is the first of its size to be loaded with Windows and offered for less than $200 USD. The newest E FUN Nextbook was made in close development with both Intel and Microsoft, says E FUN, and in addition to its detachable keyboard is a year of Office 365 Personal and 1TB of OneDrive storage. Not surprisingly given its pricing, the laptop will launch through Walmart and Sam's Club.

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Toyota C-HR Concept crossover could come to market

Toyota C-HR Concept crossover could come to market

Toyota has been making some very cool concept cars over the last few years. With the coolest of the concepts, auto enthusiasts always hope that the cars will eventually come to market. Toyota has unveiled its latest concept car at the 2014 Paris motor show and that concept is called the C-HR Concept.

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Lamborghini made a hybrid, and you know it’s not dull

Lamborghini made a hybrid, and you know it’s not dull

When you think of Lamborghini you don't normally think of a hybrid, but then the new Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 isn't your average EV. Freshly revealed today in Paris, the sleek coupé is the raging bull's first plug-in hybrid, with the combination of a 5.2-liter V10 gas engine with three electric motors for a total of 910 HP.

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Mercedes bringing hybrid tech to luxury S550 in 2015

Mercedes bringing hybrid tech to luxury S550 in 2015

Mercedes is pairing brains with brawn, as they introduce their first luxury hybrid car, the S550 plug-in. Marrying their penchant for luxury cars and hybrid technology sounds simple enough, but in true Mercedes fashion, they upped the ante. What you’re left with is a familiar car with technological breakthroughs at every turn.

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HP’s new team: ENVY x2, Pavilion x2, new Chromebooks

HP’s new team: ENVY x2, Pavilion x2, new Chromebooks

While not exactly at IFA, HP is joining in on the IFA 2014 fun by announcing a new series of notebooks and hybrids. These include two new ENVY x2's and a Pavilion x2, both Windows tablet/laptop hybrids, and two new members of Google's Chrome OS devices, an 11-inch and a 14-inch Chromebook, the latter sporting an NVIDIA Tegra K1 chip.

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2015 Toyota Camry priced up for fall launch

2015 Toyota Camry priced up for fall launch

Toyota has priced up its new 2015 Camry and Camry Hybrid, and the sedan that has proved America's best-selling car over the past twelve years straight will kick off from just shy of $23k. Price changes among the entry-level trims are almost unchanged over last year's car, Toyota claims, and there's a new XSE version with sportier looks for those who might consider the Camry a little too mainstream for their driveway.

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2015 Audi A3 e-tron First Drive

2015 Audi A3 e-tron First Drive

Say hello to the newest member of Audi’s A3 lineup for 2015: the A3 Sportback e-tron. Sure, at first glance it may look just like a regular A3 Sportback, but don’t let that fool you: this one’s special. As with many things in life, two is better than one; so, aside from a regular 1.4 TSFI engine there’s also a 75 kW electric motor. In a nutshell, this is Audi’s first production implementation of a plug-in hybrid, and the future of driving that, according to the company, is without compromise.

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Honda axes Insight hybrid and Fit EV

Honda axes Insight hybrid and Fit EV

Honda is quietly weeding out its eco-friendly car range, killing two models and retiring its fuel-cell vehicle as it reacts to disappointing sales. The Honda Insight - notable for being America's first hybrid car - has been axed, after demand dwindled to just a small fraction of the number of comparative models Toyota and other firms are selling.

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