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  • Porsche 918 Spyder Concept

    Toss everything you thought you knew about hybrid-electric vehicles out the window. Porsche has just green-lighted production of a car that will shake preconceptions about hybrids to their roots. The Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid supercar, first shown as a concept at this spring's Geneva Motor Show, got official approval as a production model today from the company's board of directors. And what a model. Just consider the specs: a 500-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-8 engine with a 9200-rpm redline, 0-to-62-mph acceleration of 3.2 seconds, and top speed of 198 miles per hour. Oh, and did we mention it...

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    Porsche Panamera S Hybrid Coming Next Year

    It's no secret that Porsche has a new found love affair with vehicle electrification, having recently unveiled its first hybrid model ever, the 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid, as well as teasing fans with high-performance hybrids such as the 911 GT3 R Hybrid and 918 Spyder. Porsche even confirmed...

  • 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder
    Porsche Plans Electric Boxster, Testing Begins 2011

    Porsche have already stunned their sports car fans during the past decade by offering diesel and hybrid versions of their Cayenne sports utility vehicle. More recently, they've had success in racing with their 911 GT3 R Hybrid, which provides up to 160 extra horsepower via a Kinetic Energy Recovery...

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    Official: Porsche Confirms Electric Sports Car Development

    Electricity and high-performance cars may or may not mix, depending on your frame of reference, but whether you're a Tesla fan or a Formula 1 devotee, it's easy to agree that a hybrid or all-electric Porsche would be a welcome creation for sports car and EV fans alike. Though we’ve seen several...

  • Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid in action
    Testing World's Fastest Hybrid Racer: Long 'Still Charged Up'

    What's it like driving the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid, the world's fastest hybrid vehicle? Ask driver Patrick Long, and he'll tell you he's "still pretty charged up (forgive the pun)" after returning to the States following two weeks of testing the car on the Lausitzring circuit outside Berlin. We...

  • 2010 Jaguar XK Coupe
    New Jaguar F-Type Sports Car Is Imminent

    Small, Fast and Sleeker Should Be Jaguar’s Motto For the Future F-Type

  • 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid

    The Cayenne S Hybrid is an off-road capable model that can hold its own on the track and yet return well over 20 mpg on the street.

  • Teaser for Louisiana's new VVC plant
    Exclusive: VVC Reveals Its White Plastic V-Car, But No Photos

    Just a month after being turned down for low-interest loans by the U.S. Department of Energy, the reclusive V-Vehicle Co. has shown a drivable prototype of its affordable, green V-Car to Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal and members of the press in Baton Rouge. While no photos were allowed, many more...

  • 2010 Volkswagen New Compact Coupe Concept (2011 Volkswagen Jetta Coupe)
    Volkswagen Will Dominate the World of Electric Cars. Got That?

    Maybe it's just the translation. But auto writers often chuckle at announcements from German manufacturers that come across as just a touch bombastic. Latest case in point: Volkswagen's long-term plans for vehicle electrification, released at the Geneva Motor Show this week. Key excerpt...

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    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...

  • 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...

  • 2011 Volkswagen Touareg
    2012 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid: First Official Details

    Last week, Volkswagen unveiled the all-new 2011 Touareg sport utility vehicle, including its first-ever hybrid-electric powertrain. It has new and crisper styling that updates what had become a somewhat outmoded SUV. Volkswagen sold about half a million of the first-generation Touareg, launched in...

  • Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid

    Pretty much every manufacturer is now at least experimenting with hybrid cars. The bulk of them use a high-voltage battery pack to store and deliver energy to supplement a gasoline engine. But in its experimental 911 GT3 R Hybrid test car, Porsche has taken a different tack toward energy conservation for racing. It uses an adaptation of the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) technology first built into Formula 1 race cars. Electric drive up front Rather than a battery, that system is based on a flywheel, mounted where the passenger seat would normally sit and spinning at speeds up to...

  • 2012 Porsche 911 Cabriolet spy shots
    Porsche Says No to Hybrid Versions of 911, Boxster, and Cayman

    Porsche, the name that is legend in racing and performance vehicles has been questioned about recent decisions.  Enthusiasts feel that the company should not have considered an SUV or a 4 door vehicle as they simply do not symbolize the brand.  Porsche responded by stating the economics and...

  • RUF Stormster EV
    RUF Reveals Electrified Stormster Based on Porsche Cayenne SUV

    One-off vehicles by specialty automakers are essential to the automotive marketplace.  Many of these vehicles are displayed annually at the SEMA show.  The vehicles highlight future products and even outline the direction of the industry as a whole.  RUF Automobile GmbH is a specialty automaker...

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    2009 Los Angeles Auto Show: Preview

    Only a handful of U.S. auto shows count as important. Detroit, in January, is one; historically, New York in April has been another. But the up-and-comer is the Los Angeles Auto Show, which now occurs in late November or early December and focuses on green cars of all stripes: hybrids, electric...

  • Ecolo Green Car Wash - very dirty Scion xD
    Green Car Wash: Less Than One Glass of Water For a Whole Car?

    It's Friday, so it's time to dig deep into the GreenCarReports.com random roundup box. Today we have just one item, and it comes with an intriguing question: Could you wash your car with just a single glass of water? That's the premise of a new product called Ecolo Green Car Wash, from a company in...

  • Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid development prototype, October 2009
    2011 Volkswagen Touareg To Include Hybrid, Launch in January

    The completely redesigned 2011 Volkswagen Touareg sport utility vehicle, which will be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show this January, will include a hybrid model in the range from the start. The 2012 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid will be Volkswagen's first hybrid electric vehicle, and it will go on...

  • Porsche Cayenne Hybrid logo

    Europeans have been slow to the game with hybrids, having bet most of their green strategy on highly efficient clean diesels. But they are increasingly hedging their bets, learning to work with electric motors and battery packs. In the sports-car world, aside from startups Fisker and Tesla, no European maker is doing more than Porsche. It plans a hybrid version of its Cayenne sport utility vehicle, a hybrid Panamera four-door sedan, and perhaps even a smaller SUV hybrid as well. Hybrid pioneer: Porsche And why not? The world's very first hybrid is widely acknowledged to be the Lohner-Porsche...

  • Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid development prototype, October 2009
    Preview: 2012 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid

    Our editor Marty Padgett is spending the day with Volkswagen, driving new models, learning about advanced technologies, and quizzing executives. Here's his preview of VW's upcoming Touareg Hybrid sport utility vehicle. Volkswagen will launch a hybrid electric model of its Touareg sport utility...

  • EV 1957 Porsche 356 Replica
    VIDEO: Electric 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster Replica

    Sure, Porsche is planning an electric vehicle, but it won't be in showrooms for years, and it probably won't ever be as charming as this 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster. If a carbon neutral vintage Porsche replica turns you on, check out this eBay listing posted by Jack Rickard. Jack is an EV...

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    Porsche Boss Expects EV Model Within The Decade

    Nearly a week ago, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche CEO, Michael Macht, announced plans to produce an all-electric sports car. He recently reiterated that sentiment in the German magazine Welt am Sonntag. Macht says the company is working "intensively" on an EV, but that it will take time for...

  • 2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic
    Porsche Planning All-Electric Sports Car (Cautiously)

    The German automaker whose name is synonomous with "sports car" is planning an all-electric vehicle. This is no third party hack of an existing car either. While speaking at the Frankfurt Motor Show on Tuesday, Porsche president and CEO, Michael Macht, announced that the company is working hard...

  • 2007 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid Concept
    2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid At Dealers Late Next Year

    Hell is freezing over pretty frequently these days, it seems. Porsche, once the pinnacle of piston-engined power, will launch its first hybrid late next year. The 2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid sport-utility will get gas mileage of at least 26 miles per gallon (less than 9 litres per 100 km)...

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