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2010 Geneva Auto Show

  • Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid in action

    It was so much easier just a few short years ago. Luxury cars wafted and sports machines roared, with nary a thought to gasoline consumed. Hybrids were for weenies, and everyone knew their place. But now? A hybrid Ferrari, a hybrid Porsche race car, an electric BMW ... what is the world coming to? And, more seriously, why are the world's luxury and sports car brands running as fast as they can to slather green over their entire line? Because, frankly, they won't survive if they don't. Incentives as carrots ... All over the globe, countries are enacting incentives and tweaking tax rates to...

  • 2010 Hyundai i-flow Concept
    2010 Geneva Motor Show: Hyundai i-Flow Diesel Hybrid Concept

    The 2010 Geneva Motor Show is over, but we realized that we missed out on covering one significant vehicle: Hyundai's i-flow diesel hybrid concept. While the first gasoline hybrid was the 1997 Toyota Prius, only this year will French maker Peugeot introduce the world's first production hybrid with...

  • 2010 Opel Flextreme GT-E Concept
    2010 Geneva Motor Show: Green Car Concepts Roundup

    Yesterday we covered the new green production cars at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, now underway in snowy Switzerland. Today, we get to cover the cooler, sexier side of the show: concept cars! So, here's our roundup of notable green and advanced-technology concept cars at Geneva. Audi A1 e-tron...

  • 2011 Mercedes-Benz E300 Bluetec Hybrid
    2010 Geneva Motor Show: 57-MPG Mercedes-Benz E300 Bluetec Hybrid

    Earlier today, we ran down our list of new green production cars at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, where press days are now underway. There's one more we might have added to the list: the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E300 Bluetec Hybrid. At the show today, Mercedes-Benz confirmed that the car "has already...

  • 2011 Lexus CT 200h
    2010 Geneva Motor Show: New Green Production Cars

    No, sadly, we're not at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, underway this week in Switzerland. But we've been keeping close tabs on the introductions via our colleagues throughout the High Gear Media network. Here's our list of the green cars shown at Geneva that are headed for production. Most of them...

  • 2012 Ford Focus station wagon, launched at 2010 Geneva Motor Show
    Geneva Motor Show Preview: 2012 Ford Focus Station Wagon

    The 2012 Ford Focus four-door sedan and five-door hatchback were probably the most important cars unveiled at January's Detroit Auto Show. And Ford has many more compact vehicles to come, one of which is this striking Ford Focus station wagon, which will be shown at this week's Geneva Motor Show...

  • Fisker Karma aluminum spaceframe

    While no journalist has yet driven a 2011 Fisker Karma with just nine months left before launch, the company will show the plug-in extended-range electric luxury sports sedan's aluminum space frame at this week's Geneva Motor Show. Designed to distribute elements of the car's plug-in hybrid powertrain throughout the 2011 Karma, the space frame holds the range-extending engine-generator set under the hood. The direct-injected, 2.0-liter Ecotec four is sourced from GM and powers a generator only; it does not mechanically drive the wheels. Battery in central spine The  22-kilowatt-hour...

  • 2011 Porsche Cayenne
    2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid: First Details of 28-MPG Crossover

    After more than three years, Porsche has taken the wraps off its first-ever hybrid-electric vehicle, the 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid. It's one of several models in a totally redesigned version of its controversial but profitable crossover. But if any brand should have a hybrid, it's Porsche. The...

  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz F800 Style
    Geneva Motor Show Preview: Mercedes-Benz F800 Style Concept

    Mercedes-Benz rarely creates concept cars just for fun. Whether they're the "Vision" models that show up at the Frankurt Motor Show every other year, or lesser concepts for other shows, they always hold clues to what's coming down the pike with a three-pointed star. For the 2010 Geneva Motor Show...

  • 2011 Audi A1 and Justin Timberlake on LA photo shoot
    Audi's Green Onslaught: A3 Sedan, A8 Hybrid, e-Tron Tesla-Fighter

    It's going to take Audi a long time to live down its U.S. chief's infamous quote that anyone who buys a Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle is an "idiot." But after sticking to diesel for a long time as its sole green strategy, Audi is now storming ahead into smaller, hybrid, and...

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