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Ford plans to surpass its hybrid sales record this month

Ford plans to surpass its hybrid sales record this month

Ford has decided that this year, it will surpass its hybrid sales record. It's highest annual amount of hybrids sold dates back to 2010, the year it sold 35,496 of its Fusion and C-Max hybrids. Currently, the car manufacturer has sold 29,561 hybrids this year alone, meaning that it only needs to sell about 6,000 more hybrids to beat its original record, a feat that it believes can be accomplished within this month.

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Study shows hybrids popular among financially-savvy consumers

Study shows hybrids popular among financially-savvy consumers

Experian Automotive has published the results of a study on hybrid vehicles, which looked at both the primary consumers who purchase them, as well as overall sales data. What it found is that those who purchase hybrids are likely to be financially-savvy, having a higher credit score on average than other consumers who get a new car loan. In addition, the numbers show hybrid sales - though still low - are slowly rising.

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Inhon Tablet has fold-activated CPU boost

Inhon Tablet has fold-activated CPU boost

Inhon first attracted attention with its amazingly thin Blade 13 laptop, a 13-inch laptop that weighs in at less than 2-pounds and is only 0.39-inches thin. According to the folks at Engadget, following very closely on the laptop's heels is the Inhon Tablet, which has an optional keyboard that immediately makes one think of the Surface. The tablet will be launched in Taiwan at an unspecified date.

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Protean debuts production in-wheel electric motor

Protean debuts production in-wheel electric motor

Protean Electric is a company that performs a lot of research and development in the in-wheel electric drive market. In-wheel electric motors are exactly what they sound like, small electric propulsion units that fit within the wheels of an automobile. Protean Electric has unveiled its production in-wheel motor at the 2013 Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress.

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Aston Martin unveils Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S race car

Aston Martin unveils Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S race car

Aston Martin is looking to break some records next month, as the company has unveiled the Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S race car, which is based off the production 4-door Rapide S. The race car will make its debut at the 41st annual ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring race next month, where it will become the first hydrogen-powered car to compete in an international event, as well as the first zero CO2 emissions car to complete a race pace lap at the Nürburgring 24-hour race.

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Nissan to launch electric-hybrid Pathfinder SUV this summer

Nissan to launch electric-hybrid Pathfinder SUV this summer

Nissan has announced plans to roll out a gas-electric hybrid version of its popular Pathfinder SUV this summer, a change that will bring with it a slight increase in both price and gas mileage. Neither a specific release date nor price were given, but word has it the SUV will cost about $3,000 more than the current non-hybrid Pathfinder, which has a starting price of $41,000, and goes up from there to nearly $50k.

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