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PSA Peugeot Citroën planning diesel hybrid for 2011

Filed under: Hybrids/Alternative, Green, Peugeot, Citroen Peugeot 3008 crossover – Click above for a high-res image gallery PSA Peugeot Citroën has announced plans to introduce a new diesel hybrid drivetrain that will conveniently do away with the need for a complex system of driveshafts and transaxles. The clever HYbrid4 system – sometimes referred to as a through-the-road […] […]

BMW to debut production hybrid 7 in Frankfurt?

Filed under: Frankfurt Auto Show, Hybrids/Alternative, Sedans/Saloons, Green, BMW BMW 7-Series ActiveHybrid – Click above for a high-res image gallery With BMW investing heavily in its Efficient Dynamics program, the next stage could be unveiled at its home-turf Frankfurt show this coming September. Reports out of France suggest that this is where the Bavarian automaker […] […]

Can the Tesla Model S be profitable at $57,400? Not according to these calculations…

Filed under: Hybrids/Alternative, Sedans/Saloons, Green, Plants/Manufacturing Tesla Model S – Click above for high-res image gallery Tesla Motors’ charismatic frontman, Elon Musk, will be showing up on the Late Show with David Letterman tonight to dazzle America’s TV audience with his gorgeous all-electric sedan. Tesla says that when the Model S goes on sale at an undefined […] […]

Rendered Speculation: Chevrolet Volt-based Saab Fashionista

Filed under: Concept Cars, Hybrids/Alternative, Green, Saab, Rendered Speculation Saab Fashionista concept – Click above for a high-res image gallery At this point, it’s not a certainty that Saab or even parent company General Motors will still be in the car business in the year 2012, but let’s not let that tidbit get in the way of […] […]

Ford Fusion Hybrid pedals its way to 1,445 miles on a single tank

Filed under: Hybrids/Alternative, Green, Ford 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery The Ford Fusion Hybrid we talked about yesterday, the one that had as of our last report cleared 1,000 miles on its hypermiling publicity stunt, has finally reached the end of the road its fuel supply. The final number: 1,445 miles […] […]

Fisker and Tesla taking different approaches to dealerships

Filed under: Car Buying, Hybrids/Alternative, Green Both Fisker Automotive and Tesla Motors are bringing electric-powered luxury sedans and convertibles to market, but each is going about it in entirely different ways. Fisker’s strategy, steered by former BMW and Volvo sales director Vic Doolan, is to license independent dealerships – some of the biggest in the country […] […]

First Drive: Chevrolet Volt powertrain mule [w/VIDEO]

Filed under: Hybrids/Alternative, Green, Chevrolet, GM, First Drive Chevy Volt powertrain mule – Click above for high-res gallery It’s been 28 months since we watched Bob Lutz drive onto the stage at Cobo Hall in Detroit and step out of the Chevrolet Volt concept. In the intervening period, a corporate drama of epic proportions has transpired as […] […]

Time to pull the plug on the Chevy Volt?

It just can’t help GM? If you hate GM, then you probably don’t think much of the Chevy Volt. In fact, you might even call it an unrealistic hype machine into which GM has sunk far too much money. That’s the argument the Washington Post makes today, and I have to admit, it’s a pretty persuasive argument. […] […]