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Plug-in Porsche 911 due around 2023 tips CEO Oliver Blume

Plug-in Porsche 911 due around 2023 tips CEO Oliver Blume

Just about every automaker out there is going to electrified cars to help improve fuel economy. This means that some sports car makers are following suit with Ferrari and McLaren already offering some insanely fast cars that use hybrid technology inside. It now appears that Porsche is officially ready to bring an electrified version of its iconic 911 to market.

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Aria FXE is a 1,150 HP American hybrid hypercar

Aria FXE is a 1,150 HP American hybrid hypercar

Does the world need another all-American hypercar? Aria Group believes the answer is yes, and the astonishing 1,150 horsepower Aria FXE is its answer. A hybrid with practically more power than it knows what to do with, the outlandish coupe was unveiled this week at the LA Auto Show 2017.

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BMW M boss promises electrification for all cars in 12 years

BMW M boss promises electrification for all cars in 12 years

BMW's M division plans to embrace electrification in a serious way, promising to offer electrified options of its entire M sports car line-up. The German automaker had already announced its ambitious roadmap for electrified cars, saying earlier this year that it wants to have 25 such models by 2025. Now, according to BMW M's chief, the division is pushing even more aggressively.

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Kia brings 2018 Niro PHEV and 2019 Sorento 3-row to LA

Kia brings 2018 Niro PHEV and 2019 Sorento 3-row to LA

Kia clearly heard that SUVs and crossovers are dominating the LA Auto Show 2017, and brought along two new models - the 2018 Niro Plug-In Hybrid, and the 2019 Kia Sorento. The 2018 Niro PHEV is Kia's third plug-in model, promising 26 miles of emission-free electric range but with the added reassurance of a gas engine for longer trips and easier refueling. In fact, Kia claims that with gas and electric motors working together, the crossover can go around 560 miles before you'll need to stop.

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2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo First Drive: A rocket not a wagon

2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo First Drive: A rocket not a wagon

Whatever you do, please don’t call the new 2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo a station wagon. Even describing it as a hatchback is off-limits. I can understand why you might be tempted, since the roofline is ever so slightly stretched in order to accommodate a smaller fifth passenger. But this is not your grandfather's wagon, not least because - and I know I'm not the only one to think this way - the second-gen Panamera is absolutely gorgeous to look at. That means, even if I have to call it a "five-door sedan with a lift-back," I'm prepared to declare that the Panamera's "Sport Turismo" variant is one of the sleekest, most beautiful and luxurious ways to get around today. All for just $6,000 more than the regular car.

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Ford made a super-stealthy plug-in hybrid cop car

Ford made a super-stealthy plug-in hybrid cop car

The boys in blue are going green, with Ford's latest police vehicle promising a zero-emissions model that it claims could save plenty on fuel costs. The Ford Special Service Plug-In Hybrid looks like a regular sedan, but it has a 7.6 kilowatt hour li-ion battery which can go for up to 21 miles on a charge.

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4 Tesla Roadster alternatives you can drive today

4 Tesla Roadster alternatives you can drive today

So the new Tesla Roadster has you gripped. There's $200k burning a hole in your pocket - or $250k, if you want to be among the first 1,000 owners - and you're all set to put down your deposit and join the waiting list. Problem is, Tesla isn't going to start making them until 2020, and that's assuming no delays between then and now. If you're in the market for some electrified sports car action while you wait, what are your options? Fret not, eco-racer, I've got you covered.

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2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid priced up with 110 MPGe

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid priced up with 110 MPGe

Honda has priced up the 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, the gas-electric version of its mid-sized sedan. Though the car may be almost visually identical to the Clarity Fuel Cell, the hydrogen-powered car that Honda launched in limited markets earlier this year, the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid will undoubtedly be appealing to a greater number of drivers, with its more familiar powertrain.

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2017 BMW i8 Review: A 21st Century Supercar

2017 BMW i8 Review: A 21st Century Supercar

Electric cars needn't be hair-shirts and eco-piety: they can be like the 2017 BMW i8, and attempt to combine the best qualities of gas and electricity in one. Flagship of the i Series, BMW's overtly outlandish push to embrace alternative powertrains, the i8 isn't just a striking coupe but a clever combination of traditional and modern. Not only that, it makes a surprising amount of practical sense, too.

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This is Polestar 1: Volvo’s disruptive performance EV

This is Polestar 1: Volvo’s disruptive performance EV

You expect solid confidence with a little reserve from the Swedes, and yet the freshly-revealed Polestar 1 arrives today with some bold claims. Before you is the first vehicle from Polestar, Volvo Car Group’s performance brand, and the first of three models set to launch over the next few years. Polestar 1 doesn’t go into production at the new state-of the art facility in China until mid-2019; indeed, as of right now, the plant is still under construction, with a completion date of its own in mid-2018. Still, there's enough here to get us seriously interested.

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Range Rover 2018 plug-in hybrid luxury SUV debuts

Range Rover 2018 plug-in hybrid luxury SUV debuts

A week ago Range Rover unveiled its first plug-in hybrid SUV in the form of the Range Rover Sport PHEV. Another plug-in hybrid has been unveiled and this one is aimed at the luxury-minded buyers out there wanting green transportation. The Range Rover PHEV has a total power output of 404PS (about 400hp) and 640Nm (472 lb-ft) of torque, which is the same output of the Range Rover Sport. It promises NEDC fuel economy of 101 mpg and has an electric-only range of 31 miles.

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Toyota GR HV Sports concept gives 86 a hybrid, targa makeover

Toyota GR HV Sports concept gives 86 a hybrid, targa makeover

Toyota may be a huge automaker, but it's seldom accused of being an especially exciting one, something it hopes to change at the Tokyo Motor Show 2017 this month. Though the company does have a crossover concept to show off, the Toyota Tj Cruiser, it's hoping a more enthusiast-centric car will get it more attention. That's the Toyota GR HV Sports concept, and it's shaping up to be quite special.

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