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I’m fascinated by the McLaren Artura hybrid – This is why

I’m fascinated by the McLaren Artura hybrid – This is why

We're a long way from "hybrid" automatically meaning "Prius," but cars like the new McLaren Artura still have something to prove. Meaningful electrification in the sports car segment is a tough balance to strike: e-motors have clear advantages when it comes to delivering instant torque, for example, but bring with them their own weight and bulk headaches. They're two things most performance car-makers would prefer to avoid.

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Lamborghini EV roadmap revealed: Raging bull goes electric

Lamborghini EV roadmap revealed: Raging bull goes electric

Lamborghini has spilled the details on its electrification roadmap, as the Italian sports car company embraces EVs and paves the way for its first fully-electric model. Dubbed "Direzione Cor Tauri," or "Towards Cor Tauri" - that being the brightest star in the Taurus constellation - the three-phase strategy will see Lamborghini unveil its first hybrid series production model in 2023.

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There’s a huge EV hole and I’m in it

There’s a huge EV hole and I’m in it

Electric vehicles are the future. At least, that's what automakers, regulators, and EV enthusiasts keep telling us, but though I'm a fan of electrification I'm still frustrated. In fact, I'm on a countdown to making a tough electric decision, and it's one that has left me scratching my head about the EVs on offer today, not to mention just how well they actually fit with the lifestyles of potential buyers.

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Swiss car builder Morand is building its first hypercar in hybrid and electric versions

Swiss car builder Morand is building its first hypercar in hybrid and electric versions

Switzerland-based automaker Morand Cars is building its first hypercar. Aptly named the Morand Hypercar, it will arrive by mid-2023, offering a choice of two powertrain options: Hybrid and all-electric.

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Jeep Launches a two-inch Lift Kit for the Wrangler 4xe

Jeep Launches a two-inch Lift Kit for the Wrangler 4xe

Jeep knows that one thing buyers of the iconic Wrangler tend to do is accessorize their vehicles. One of the most common accessories added to a Wrangler is a lift kit to help the vehicle clear larger tires for off-road use. Recently, Jeep revealed the Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid bringing electric power to the iconic Jeep model for the first time.

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2022 Maserati Levante Hybrid debuts in China, but it’s not coming to the USA

2022 Maserati Levante Hybrid debuts in China, but it’s not coming to the USA

Italian automaker Maserati’s electrification is in full swing. After debuting the Ghibli Hybrid last year, the Levante Hybrid is next to receive a 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrain from Maserati’s portfolio. The 2022 Levante Hybrid recently debuted at the Shanghai Auto Show. And like Ghibli Hybrid, the Levante Hybrid won’t be arriving on U.S. shores, at least not yet.

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2022 Lexus ES arrives with a mild facelift and new interior updates

2022 Lexus ES arrives with a mild facelift and new interior updates

The 2022 Lexus ES is getting a few styling tweaks and some critical interior updates. The biggest news is a new touchscreen infotainment display. Available in two sizes, the center touchscreen is now mounted closer to the driver. However, the fiddly touchpad in the center console is still there, but the new touchscreen is now easier to operate. Hooray!

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2022 Mazda MX-30 EV is coming to the US: Rotary good news, range bad news

2022 Mazda MX-30 EV is coming to the US: Rotary good news, range bad news

Mazda is bringing an electric crossover to the US, with the 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV set to land in dealerships from fall 2021. It's the automaker's first battery-electric vehicle but, as we've come to expect from Mazda, it's not taking the same route as other car companies. That includes, down the line, the return of the unusual rotary engine.

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2022 Lexus LS 500h AWD debuts with Toyota’s Advanced Drive autonomous driving tech

2022 Lexus LS 500h AWD debuts with Toyota’s Advanced Drive autonomous driving tech

Three days ago, Toyota debuted its Advanced Drive autonomous driving tech in Japan, and the first vehicles to receive it are the 2022 Lexus LS and Toyota Mirai FCEV. Our report stated Advanced Drive is arriving in all U.S.-bound Lexus LS models – particularly the LS 500h hybrid – very soon, but we weren’t expecting it to come this soon.

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AMG E Performance promises over 804 hp from potent plug-in hybrids

AMG E Performance promises over 804 hp from potent plug-in hybrids

Mercedes-AMG is looking to electrification for the next big thing in performance, but it's not quite ready to give up on gas engines yet. The result is AMG E Performance, a new family of horsepower-heavy hybrids that combine gas and electric for all-wheel drive with some fascinating nuance.

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Jeep Wrangler 4xe owners are getting special trailhead EV chargers

Jeep Wrangler 4xe owners are getting special trailhead EV chargers

Jeep and Electrify America are teaming up to put EV chargers in wilder locations, helping drivers of the upcoming 2021 Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid to top-up their batteries while they explore the great outdoors. The Jeep 4xe Charging Network will see trailhead parking fitted out with special Level 2 chargers, some of which will use solar-power to stay off the grid completely.

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2021 Volvo XC90 T8 Recharge Review – Luxury first, hybrid second

2021 Volvo XC90 T8 Recharge Review – Luxury first, hybrid second

It's not unreasonable to suggest that Volvo owes a fair amount of its current prestige to the XC90. In 2021 XC90 T8 Recharge form, the plug-in hybrid three-row SUV is the de-facto flagship of the Swedish automaker's range in North America, combining Scandinavian minimalism with a jolt of electric power.

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