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Ferrari just gave us a glimpse of its hybrid supercar tech

Ferrari just gave us a glimpse of its hybrid supercar tech

Ferrari might not be the first automaker you'd associate with a hybrid engine, but the famed Italian supercar-maker has cooked up an innovative new electric turbocharger that could deliver both performance and an iconic soundtrack. It's another sign that, though Ferrari has been cautious about electrified sports cars, the automaker isn't dismissing the idea out of hand.

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2018 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid gives a choice: lower price or more tech

2018 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid gives a choice: lower price or more tech

Hyundai has lowered the cost of its popular Sonata Plug-In Hybrid, with the 2018 car dropping more than $1.3k versus last year's prices. The hybrid also lifts the all-electric range compared to its predecessor, with that rising by a mile to 28 miles, while a better-spec Limited model adds more standard technology including wireless charging.

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McLaren hybrid plan sees every supercar electrified by 2025

McLaren hybrid plan sees every supercar electrified by 2025

McLaren has revealed an ambitious plan to make all of its sports cars hybrids by 2025, a $1.59 billion project the British automaker has called Track25. A total of eighteen new models are expected to be launched over the next seven years, building on the roadmap set out by the gas-electric McLaren P1.

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Porsche’s liberated 919 Hybrid Evo just crushed a Nurburgring record

Porsche’s liberated 919 Hybrid Evo just crushed a Nurburgring record

Give an electric car its freedom and it'll pay you back double in broken speed records and acts of excess. At least, that seems to be Porsche's recipe for success with the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo, its former Le Mans car that, race-mandated limiters removed, has been demonstrating just what joys electrification can bring.

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Mercedes discontinues plug-in hybrids ahead of upcoming EQ models

Mercedes discontinues plug-in hybrids ahead of upcoming EQ models

If you're in the market for a new plug-in hybrid vehicle, you can safely cross Mercedes off your list. The German carmaker has discontinued production on their PHEV models of the C-Class, E-Class, S-Class, and GLE. For the time being, anyway. Mercedes isn't giving up on the plug-in market altogether, but instead making room for next year's debut of their new generation of hybrids under the EQ branding.

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The 2019 Honda Insight is the anti-Prius

The 2019 Honda Insight is the anti-Prius

The 2019 Honda Insight looks inoffensively normal, and in hybrid terms that makes it odder than most. At a time when you can typically spot a hybrid from a half-mile across the parking lot, Honda's decision to bypass the aero-prescribed blob and make a regular sedan seems almost lazy at first glance.

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2019 Volvo S60 revealed: Swedish style but made in USA

2019 Volvo S60 revealed: Swedish style but made in USA

Volvo has taken the wraps off the 2019 S60 sedan, the latest model in the Swedish automaker's route to reinvention, and its first to be manufactured in the US. Sport sedan sibling to the well-received XC60 crossover and V60 wagon, the new S60 is the third model in the all-new Volvo 60 Series, but also a car of firsts.

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2019 Honda Insight first drive: 55mpg without the hybrid hype

2019 Honda Insight first drive: 55mpg without the hybrid hype

Sometimes you just have to grow up and, when it comes to hybrid cars, you'll struggle to find a better example of that than the 2019 Honda Insight. The third generation of vehicle to bear the Insight name, Honda's latest gas-electric option consciously avoids an ostentatious display of its green credentials, in favor of something that uses hybrid tech as a means to an end instead.

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Polestar 1 shows carbon fiber makes perfect sense for hybrids

Polestar 1 shows carbon fiber makes perfect sense for hybrids

It's hard to imagine a modern sports car without carbon fiber showing up somewhere, but for Polestar it's Volvo's first outing with the lightweight material. The automaker - which aims to give hybrid and all-electric cars the sort of halo once reserved for high-displacement gas engines in performance vehicles - has been talking up the tech that goes into cars like the upcoming Polestar 1, a model being pulled by forces quite literally from all directions.

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Volvo’s Polestar Engineered trim powers up new 60 Series hybrids

Volvo’s Polestar Engineered trim powers up new 60 Series hybrids

Volvo may have spun Polestar out as its electrified sports car brand for the future, but it's still looking to the EV experts to give its core model range a performance boost. The automaker has confirmed that the new Volvo 60 Series will be available in a Polestar Engineered form, with its hybrid drivetrain given a more aggressive twist.

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Alfa Romeo 8C and GTV rebooted as potent hybrids

Alfa Romeo 8C and GTV rebooted as potent hybrids

Alfa Romeo is planning two new high-end sports cars, taking on Porsche, BMW, and more with a pair of hybrids that bring back some storied nameplates. The two cars were previewed as part of FCA's Five Year Plan, with the goal being to have both new models on the market by 2022.

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FCA pegs reinvention on electrification: 10 new BEVs by 2022

FCA pegs reinvention on electrification: 10 new BEVs by 2022

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may have inked a deal on autonomous cars with Waymo, but it's looking to electrification and a Tesla Roadster-rivaling Maserati halo car to coax profit out of a predicted tough few years ahead. The automaker plans ten new fully battery-electric vehicles, six of which will be spread across its Fiat and Maserati brands, and four in its China joint venture, launching by 2022.

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