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  • Porsche 918 Spyder online configurator

    Build your own version of Porsche's plug-in hybrid hypercar online.

  • Porsche 918 Spyder, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Porsche 918 Spyder Live Photo Gallery: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

    The long-awaited Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid supercar debuted in production form at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show.

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    Porsche 918 Spyder: Plug-In Hybrid Sports Car Photo Gallery

    What do the Porsche 918 Spyder, Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Toyota Prius all have in common? Apart from four wheels and an engine, not a lot, you might be thinking. But there's something else that connects the four--they're all hybrids. Specifically, the Porsche and its supercar cousins are...

  • 2014 Porsche Panamera first drive
    2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: First Drive

    Porsche isn't the first name in hybrids, or even in green cars. But the company is leveraging its depth of engineering knowledge to move forward in the field rather quicker than a small company should. Examples of this include the 918 Spyder supercar and the new 2014 Panamera S E-Hybrid. The 918's...

  • 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder testing in Leipzig
    Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-In Hybrid: Even Faster (And Video Too)

    Hybrids are hot property right now, but none more so than at the very top end of the market. Ferrari's unimaginatively-named LaFerrari, the McLaren P1 and the Porsche 918 will all utilize hybrid drivetrains, but it's the Porsche set to hit the market first. So imminent is the German firm's offering...

  • 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
    2014 Porsche Panamera Plug-In Hybrid To Join Renewed Lineup

    You couldn't accuse Porsche of being predictable. After years of making endless rear-engined sports cars, the last decade or so has seen SUVs, diesels and hybrids all join the Porsche lineup. With the 918 Spyder supercar, plug-in hybrid will also appear. But plug-in technology will reach further...

  • 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

    If you're in the market for a luxury or sports car, regular diesels and hybrids like the Volkswagen Jetta or Toyota Prius are unlikely to be on your list. Porsches might, however--and those still wanting to save a few dimes on gas or pump out just a little less emissions into the atmosphere may be interested in the Cayenne Diesel and Hybrid SUVs, or the Panamera Hybrid luxury sedan. 2013 pricing has been announced for each model, and it's the 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel that'll get you better gas mileage for the least money. Starting at $55,750 plus $950 destination charge, the Cayenne...

  • Porsche Boxster E electric car prototype
    Can't Wait For That Electric Porsche Boxster? Convert One Yourself

    Remember the Porsche Boxster E? The German sports car maker previewed the electric concept back in 2011, giving car enthusiasts a glimpse into what an official Stuttgart electric vehicle might be like. The Boxster E has since faded from memory, though Porsche's 918 Spyder supercar will use plug-in...

  • Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo concept
    VW: Plug-In Hybrids 'A Long-Term Trend', Steps Up For 2013

    If 2012 was the year that several companies realised the importance of hybrid and electric vehicles, 2013 will be the year that we see the fruits of their labor. Volkswagen, initially reluctant to dabble in the plug-in market, is set to launch at least two new high-volume plug-in hybrids over the...

  • Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept live photos, 2012 Paris Auto Show
    VW, Audi, Porsche Lay Out Plug-In Hybrid Plans: Paris Auto Show

    After a brisk run-through of new models from all of its many brands, Volkswagen Group closed last night's preview event before the Paris Auto Show with a few words on its plans for plug-in hybrids. "Many companies are reducing their plans for electric vehicles," said VW Group chief Martin...

  • Porsche Panamera Diesel
    Porsche Panamera Diesel Sports Sedan: Is It Fast Enough? (Video)

    You could argue that there are two types of buyers looking for fuel efficiency. The first are those who want absolutely the most gas-sipping car they can get their hands on--the Prius, the Volts and the VW TDIs of this world. The second want cars like the Porsche Panamera Diesel luxury sport...

  • Porsche 918 Spyder concept
    Production Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-In Hybrid Supercar: Naked At Last (Video)

    One of the most exciting hybrid vehicles appearing in the future is coming from quite an unusual source. A decade ago, it would have been unthinkable for Stuttgart sports car maker Porsche to release a hybrid, but the 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid supercar is joining a much-changed range, full of SUVs...

  • 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder in vintage Martini Racing livery

    Between 1973 and 1978, Porsche race teams were sponsored by Martini, favorite tipple of fictional British spy James Bond. Now the pairing is set to make a comeback with a special edition of Porsche’s highly-anticipated 2014 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid. Still a year away from launch, the latest 918 Spyder prototype, complete with vintage Martini Racing livery, is undergoing extensive testing at the 12.92-mile Nordschleife of the Nürburgring race course in Germany. Its goal? To set a lap time of less than seven minutes and 22 seconds. Built around a carbon fiber reinforced plastics...

  • 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder prototype
    Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid Prototype: Factory Testing Update

    Back in the late 1990s, Volkswagen embarked upon the development of its first "three liter" car. That number didn't refer to engine capacity, but a European fuel measurement of three liters per 100 kilometers--or 78 miles per gallon. That car was the Volkswagen Lupo 3L, a high-tech, lightweight...

  • Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid supercar
    Porsche Focusing On Plug-In Hybrid Technology, Says Top Executive

    Like many premium automakers, Porsche has been working on hybrid and plug-in hybrid technology for some time now. But at the recent Vienna Motor Symposium, Porsche Executive Wolfgang Hatz reiterated that the German automaker views plug-in hybrids as a real part of its future, not just a...

  • 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel, 2012 New York Auto Show
    2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel Live Photos: 2012 New York Auto Show

    The 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel will deliver better fuel economy than the Cayenne Hybrid, at a considerably lower starting price.

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    2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel: 2012 New York Auto Show

    European buyers have had several years to get used to the idea of a diesel Porsche, but the concept will come as a bit of a shock to U.S. Porsche enthusiasts. Nevertheless, Porsche has announced its first diesel in the U.S. market will be the 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel. It joins the 2012 Porsche...

  • 2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid live photos
    52 MPG At 70 MPH? No, Not In A Prius--In A Porsche Panamera

    Steady-speed highway cruising doesn't actually take that much energy compared to accelerating up to, say, 70 mph in the first place. The really hard part is getting consistently high gas mileage in all driving conditions--which is why the 50-mpg Toyota Prius hybrid is still a remarkable vehicle...

  • 2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid live photos

    The past decade or so has been a tough one for Porsche purists to take. From a range that comprised just the enduring 911 and the Boxster, we've since seen dubiously-styled off-roaders and sedans, diesel engines (in Europe) and hybrid versions. Not surprisingly, Porsche is also more profitable than ever before - the Cayenne SUV has been a massive success. And to keep this level of success up as the motoring world becomes greener, Porsche could be expanding its hybrid range to include a plug-in vehicle too. According to Automotive News, Porsche is considering a plug-in hybrid version of the...

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    Porsche Cayenne Diesel To Arrive In U.S. Second Half Of 2012

    Hybrids, electrics, and various permutations in between get a lot of the attention when it comes to greener driving, but the dino-burning diesel deserves its place in the pantheon as well, at least for the time being. Porsche agrees--at least in the case of the Cayenne. The diesel version may be...

  • 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid road test, Catskill Mountains, NY, August 2011
    2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid: Drive Review

    Over a varied road test of more than 600 miles, including Manhattan traffic and upstate New York two-lane roads, we were surprised and pleased to get more than 27 mpg in our 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid sport-utility vehicle. It's fast, handles superbly, and is a pleasant place to spend...

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    Toyota Sets New Electric Car Lap Record At Nürburgring Nordschleife

    Toyota has just announced that it has just set a new electric car lap record on the 12.93 mile Nürburgring Nodschleife race track in Germany, beating the previous record by a full 1 minute and 13 seconds. Built by Toyota and based on a Radical sportscar, the all-electric two-seat race car set...

  • 2012 Mazda3 SkyActiv 2.0
    Fuel-Saving Mazda i-Stop Stalled In U.S. Because Of EPA Tests

    Over several years, Mazda's i-Stop engine start-stop feature has helped owners in other markets to save on their fuel budget—and it's helped commuters in some of the most traffic-clogged areas be a little greener.

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    Half Of 2016 Cars To Have Gas-Saving Start-Stop Systems, Supplier Says

    Chances are, you don't own a car with start-stop technology. But you will. For the uninitiated, start-stop is a simple concept: lift your foot from the accelerator and roll your car to a stop, and the engine will shut down. Press the gas again, and it re-ignites. It mirrors a technique used by...

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