Category Archives: Luxury Hybrids

As the world becomes increasingly “green”, automobile hybrids are unveiled regularly. Exotic cars are slower to embrace hybrid technology, as it entails the development of new technology to ensure that the overall power of an exotic engine does not suffer. Large government incentives and an awareness of our environment and resources are fueling these developments and changes. These changes are interesting to observe as the development of future technology inches forward, on a more environmentally-friendly road.

Another Player Enters the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Game

The automotive arena is all about change these days, with alternative powertrains positioned firmly at the top of the agenda. The movement began at a snail’s pace and took some years to gain any real traction, but now, many brands are off and running and it is now completely commonplace to see new hybrids emerge. Honda has not only entered the arena, but is moving forward with hydrogen fuel cell technology—something few are dipping into at this juncture. Photos ©Honda Honda announced that it intends to show off a model of a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle as early as the … Continue reading

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Prototype Electric Aston Martin Aims to Challenge With 1000 Horses

Is Aston Martin busy engineering a radical electric beast capable of churning forth 1000 horsepower? Word is circulating that an electric Aston Martin with four doors and a serious need for speed could be approved for a 2020 production run. The electric version could look like the Rapide, according to Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer. The official word on the electric Aston Martin supercar has not been given, so this information is all speculation that began to take shape on the heels of the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer gave sparse details about a special … Continue reading

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Koenigsegg Regera: The Next Big Thing

The Koenigsegg Regera is but another example of those crazy Swedes and their ability to craft some of the worlds most blisteringly fast and breathtaking machines. Koenigsegg has been building speed demons for just 20 years, yet is always among the first brands uttered when the top fastest cars come up in conversation. The Koenigsegg Regera is a potent little number pushing forth 1,500 horsepower from her shapely frame. That is roughly 300 more than the Bugatti Veyron, which held the title of ‘Fastest Production Car’ for a few years. The Regera was officially introduced at the 2015 Geneva Motor … Continue reading

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The Qiantu K50 Event! Aptly Named Electric Supercar?

Meet the Qiantu K50 Event!, the first electric supercar homegrown in China. The creators were so enamored by the new creature, that the name actually does includes an exclamation point. But is this machine actually an event or merely a welcome mat for things to come from the country? Let us delve further into the underpinnings and capacity of the beast to work that out. The Qiantu K50 Event at a glance:  The electric supercar is the product of China’s CH-Auto and has been compared to the likes of Tesla in terms of driving experience. In the appearances arena, the … Continue reading

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Electric Aston Martin Rapide Will Be More Powerful

Fans of the hybrid and electric car movement can rejoice in a bit of good news: The all-new electric Aston Martin Rapide shall be even more powerful than her standard siblings. How much more powerful? That would be hundreds more horses. For the time being, the electric Aston will be made available in both the United States and China, possibly expanding to other areas later. The electric Aston Martin Rapide at a glance: The model features a high-capacity specialized battery placed in the engine bay and transmission. Basically, there is an electric motor mounted on each axle, with all working … Continue reading

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Tech Savvy BMW May Offer Plug-In Versions of New Lineup

BMW previously mentioned offering plug-in options for the core models, but has since changed gears with plans to provide a more expansive approach. According to BMW North America CEO Ludwig Willisch, “With the introduction of every new model, there will be a plug-in hybrid version of that, too.” Imagine seeing BMW plug-in models gracing dealerships across the nation, it seems like a concept far into the future, but could be coming quite soon. This full-force style mentality makes perfect sense seeing as how the BMW plug-in technology has been created to fit all brand products. It seems like yesterday that the … Continue reading

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Rivalry: BMW Charging Stations With Shocking Twist

It seems that relations have become electric between BMW and rivals like Tesla in the electric vehicle charging station arena. Word is circulating that BMW is developing EV charging stations that it intends to circulate throughout the United States. The BMW charging stations will provide a charge for all electric vehicles except those made by Tesla and Nissan—now that is a below the belt jolt! This chatter creates many questions in the way of what the future will hold with electric vehicles and hybrids. Should the decisions be made by the carmakers themselves? This strategy certainly lends much competitive drive … Continue reading

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The Mercedes-Benz S500 Is Plugged Into the Market

The mere uttering of the word “Plug-in” when connected to car talk used to inspire disgust. Now that hybrids, electric cars and other alternative powertrains are being embraced by the masses–it has become rather a term of endearment. The luxurious Mercedes-Benz S500 plug-in may even be a car people actually want to drive, and it is quite quiet. The S500 model is set to arrive in Spring of 2015, according to the Mercedes-Benz website. The Mercedes-Benz S500 is plugged in for a bright future. Not only is it smooth and sporty, it is also performance-based, eco friendly and loaded with … Continue reading

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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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