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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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Aston Martin Makes History At The Nurburgring

May 5, 2013
Aston Martin Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S

Aston Martin has made history recently – by completing a world first hydrogen-fuelled zero CO2 emission lap of the 24 km Nordschleife circuit in Germany. The lap was completed on Saturday 27th April 2013 with Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer Dr Ulrich Bez at the wheel of the prototype Aston Martin Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S, [...]

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Citroen DS Wild Rubis Concept

April 28, 2013
Citroen DS Wild Rubis

Here we have the Citroen DS Wild Rubis – the French at last potentially have an answer to the amazing Range Rover Evoque. It was unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show 2013 and it looks a lot more solid than a number of other concept cars, so it’s an odds on bet that, depending on [...]

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The Order Bank Has Opened For The New NSX

April 20, 2013
Honda NSX Concept

The order (or rather pre-order) books have opened for the Honda NSX. The cost to pre-order comes in at a not insignificant £5,000 but for that you could well be one of the first to get behind what is sure to be an iconic supercar. The delivery date is set for some time in 2015. [...]

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