Category Archives: Green Luxury

Environmentally friendly Luxury must haves! Today it is all about being “green”, and we follow up on brands who are out there redesigning and redefining themselves in the name of the environment. Here’s to not leaving our carbon footprints, but gawking at the carbon-fiber finish!
This is luxury we can feel good about, from potential hybrid Ferrari’s to the latest in green technology. Exotic cars seem to be the last to adopt green techniques, as their racing engines are harder to adapt, but know that they are slowly evolving-and it is an interesting road to follow!

The Electric Supercar Concept You May Not Know About: Meet Lavinia

Hailing from Sicily, the Lavinia electric supercar concept boasts a sultry shape and ample power. The newcomer coupe is said to be capable of churning out 800 horsepower, though exact engine specifications are not available this early in her concepting phase. Thus far, there are impressive claims and a very attractive fiberglass body to praise. The rear view is a bit awkward–though it is still early and that could be altered for the better. The Lavinia electric supercar concept could reach production because it has the right specs and appearances to compete in the market.  The Lavinia SE concept is … Continue reading

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The First Plug-in Mercedes-Benz Set to Jolt BMW

It seems that Mercedes-Benz is finally joining the hybrid technology ranks. Word is going around that the first plug-in Mercedes-Benz shall be the S-Class. The move comes as little surprise, as the brand’s main competitors have created their own alternative energy powertrains. Examples include the BMW Active Hybrid 7 Series and the Lexus LS460H. Will the plug-in Mercedes-Benz be a success?The plug-in Mercedes-Benz S-Class will mark the brand’s official launch into the hybrid market. It will hit California showrooms first, where the Prius and alternative energy reign supreme. By the end of 2016, the first electric Mercedes-Benz S-Class is expected … Continue reading

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The 2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Deliveries Begin

BMW is poised to release its first-ever electric luxury car on July 29th, 2013. The long-awaited 2014 BMW i3 electric car will join its thirstier siblings and offer up something new for clients while opening up full throttle with a new niche for the BMW brand. While European deliveries for the i3 began in November, they are just starting stateside. The 2014 BMW i3 at a glance: 70-100 mile electric-only power range There will also be a range-extended version made available with a twin-cylinder gas engine derived from a motorcycle. This will offer backup comfort for those with range anxiety. … Continue reading

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Video: Lexus Unveils LF-LC Blue Hybrid Concept

Lexus is hitting the hybrid track with the launch of the LF-LC recently in Australia. By the looks of this car, they are springing forward on the heels of the Lexus LFA supercar. Referred to as the Lexus LF-LC Blue Hybrid concept, it is certainly a dazzling sight. But it is what is on the inside that counts, so let’s get down to specs. Lurking under the sleek hood is an advanced Lexus hybrid drive system pushing out 500 horses. That is quite a bang from a battery pack! The svelte hybrid goes way heavy on lightweight carbon fiber, yet … Continue reading

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Karma: Fisker Experiences Total Recall

The star-studded luxury hybrid of our time, the Fisker Karma, is being recalled a stunning second time! Fisker Automotive Inc. released a statement with the details of this round of recalls. If you recall, the first round of Karma recalls rolled rapidly and smoothly.

Fisker Karma

The first recall was related to potentially defective hose clamps in the battery cooling system

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Porsche to Flex Diesel Style in U.S.

Not too long ago, the word Porsche was synonymous with simply a sleek and relatively unchanged sports car. These days, the Cayenne SUV is one of the most popular models–and soon it will be available in diesel form!  Of course, Europeans have been enjoying the diesel version since 2009, but now the brand feels Americans will be more open to the technology. These are things that would have been nearly impossible to predict in the past, yet are shocking realities of the  present and possible Porsche future lineup.
 

Diesel Porsche Cayenne

Porsche’s Cayenne is the current best seller. Will it continue to roll out in diesel form?

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Lamborghini Aventador Speeding Toward Green

Rumors are revving up that Lamborghini is changing gears yet again with its prized Aventador, possibly factoring in stop-start technology and cylinder deactivation. While the terms ‘green’ and ‘Lamborghini’ seem far from synonymous, the brand may be leading its flagship on to greener pastures.

Lamborghini Aventador

While stop-start and cylinder deactivation technology do not eliminate all pesky emissions, they are a small part of a larger plan

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WTH: A Hybrid Bugatti Veyron Successor?

The Bugatti badge is synonymous with unimaginable speed and prestige…and rumors are igniting that someday it may be dubbed as a luxury hybrid as well! Unbelievably–the next Veyron could emerge as a hybrid supercar.

Bugatti Hybrid

Who says a 1,000+ horsepower hypercar has to hemorrhage fuel?

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BMW Active Incentive

BMW is offering an incentive for their new ActiveE hybrid car to help customers kick the gasoline habit. BMW has paired up with Real Goods Solar to offer discounted residential solar panel systems to Active drivers, allowing them to charge up using the sun! It is happening…the SyFy future is unfolding.

BMW ActiveE

BMW ActiveE

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Plug Pulled on Electric Rolls Royce

The plug has been pulled on the electric Rolls Royce concept, so pour out a bottle of your best million-dollar Russo Baltique vodka and move on! According to reports, Rolls Royce will never create an electric version of their esteemed Phantom…because not a single existing customer wants one. Fair enough.

Electric Rolls Royce concept cancelled

Are electric cars merely golf carts to the super wealthy?

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