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All New Lexus NX Is Coming In October 2014

August 27, 2014
Lexus NX

As if we didn’t have enough SUVs to keep us busy already, the Lexus NX has been brought to the table! This sleek looking car is designed to feature sports inspired styling over the standard ‘slab sided’ SUV that you normally see ferrying kids across the nation to school. It is described by Lexus as [...]

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Autocar Drives BMW i8

July 21, 2014

In case you missed it, the BMW i8 hybrid supercar is out in the wild (I’d be surprised if you’re reading this and haven’t taken note of the excellent advertisements for this groundbreaking car). The i8 is powered by two drivetrains – a 1.5 litre three cylinder petrol engine serving the rears and a 129 [...]

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Is It Possible To Drive Over 1,200 Miles On One Tank?

July 1, 2014

The all new Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid is one of the most efficient cars currently available as a production model (especially in the larger class in which it sits). But can it manage the 1223 miles it takes to travel all the way from Africa back to the UK? View the video courtesy of Autocar [...]

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Volkswagen Golf GTE

April 14, 2014
Volkswagen Golf GTE

The Volkswagen Golf GTE, which made its world debut just last month at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, combines petrol and electric motors to produce 204 PS and giving a theoretical range of 580 miles. It is driven by two engines: a 1.4-litre 150 PS TSI direct-injection petrol engine and a 102 PS electric motor. [...]

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Honda Is Still Pursuing Hydrogen Powered Cars

April 5, 2014

Perhaps a vision of the future, hydrogen cars seem to have been largely forgotten about in favour of electric cars. However, one manufacturer hasn’t forgotten that hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe – even if it is hard to extract. That manufacturer is Honda. A £31m agreement coordinated by the Mayor of [...]

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Volvo Testing KERS For Cars?

March 30, 2014

Whilst KERS (Kinetic Energy Regeneration System) is best known as a way that was previously used to boost power for Formula 1, it hasn’t yet been harnessed for a road car. Until now. Volvo is trialing some new technology that in theory adds 80hp performance boost while cutting fuel consumption by up to 25% – [...]

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Autocar Drives The McLaren P1 On Track

February 19, 2014

Is this the most important vehicle release of 2014? The McLaren P1 is a technological marvel. It is a hypercar. It has a price tag of just under £1 million. It is already sold out. Add up all these things and it becomes clear that the P1 is a very special vehicle indeed. Watch the [...]

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Hyundai ix35 Used To Grow Food

October 23, 2013

In somewhat unusual news, it was revealed yesterday that Hyundai have created the Fuel Cell Farm – the world’s first aquaponics ecosystem powered by Hyundai Motor’s zero-emission ix35 Fuel Cell! Kit Malthouse, Deputy Mayor of London for Business and Enterprise and Chairman of the London Hydrogen Partnership, said: “It’s an absolute pleasure to welcome Hyundai’s [...]

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Range Rover Hybrid Coming Soon?

October 16, 2013
The Silk Trail 2013

One thing that the current Range Rover lineup is missing is a top of the range hybrid variant to really push up MPG and push down emissions. However, considering the Range Rover is a genuine luxury vehicle with serious 4×4 credentials, the system has to be able to live up to the reputation of the [...]

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Green behind the wheel

September 24, 2013
honda-civic

We’ve all heard of hybrid cars and maybe even seen public transport sporting a proud banner saying ‘Hybrid-Electric’, but do you really know what it means when a vehicle is hybrid and just how important is it in car manufacturing? Legislation in the EU and North America is enforcing strict regulations on the production of [...]

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