The Armstrong Phaeton is the first hybrid car. And it is for sale

The Armstrong Phaeton is the first hybrid car. And it is for sale

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Yes we know that you know that Toyota Prius was the world’s first mass-produced hybrid vehicle but the first hybrid car was launched a long time ago. It was 1896 when Armstrong Phaeton hybrid came to life. The car was made in only one unit and will go to auction on March 10th.

Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell offered as a taxi in Paris

Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell offered as a taxi in Paris

New Cars
09 Dec 2015
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Seen many times as one of the most poluted city in Europe, Paris always thinks at different ways to reduce CO2 emissions and one of the most difficult traffic problems.

2013 Lexus LS 460, LS 460L and LS 600hL Hybrid

2013 Lexus LS 460, LS 460L and LS 600hL Hybrid

New Cars
31 Jul 2012
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Lexus has presented its brand-new LS lineup at the “Lexus Laws of Attraction” exhibit in San Francisco last night.

The new LS range includes the LS 460, LS 460L, LS 600hL hybrid and also for the first time ever, the LS 460 F SPORT, with the LS 460 and LS 460L available in RWD and AWD configurations and also with the LS Hybrid available with a full-time AWD system.

Toyota Yundong Shuangqing Hybrid Concept

Toyota Yundong Shuangqing Hybrid Concept

Concept Cars
23 Apr 2012
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Apart from the Dear Qin sedan and hatchback concepts, Toyota has also unveiled a third study in Beijing called Yundong Shuangqing.

The Yundong Shuangqing is a compact four-door sedan aimed exclusively at the Chinese market, and even thought there are no powertrain details available at this point, Toyota said the vehicle uses a hybrid system primarily developed at the company’s R&D facility in Changshu, China.

2013 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h Unveiled

2013 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h Unveiled

New Cars
05 Apr 2012
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The Japanese from Lexus have unveiled the 2013 ES at the 2012 New York Auto Show, the latest interpretation of Lexus’s new design language, mainly characterised by the new spindle grile, but also by elements like LED enhanced headlights, a revamped rear end with new taillights, new 17 inch alloys and more.

The 2013 ES also comes with a completely redesigned cabin, and in this case some of the highlights include semi-aniline leather seats, a Mark Levinson audio system, the new Lexus Enform system, the Display Audio package which adds a 7-inch screen, a backup camera, HD Radio, Bluetooth audio, phone transfer and a vehicle information display.

Fisker Atlantic Officially Revealed

Fisker Atlantic Officially Revealed

New Cars
03 Apr 2012
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Fisker has officially unveiled their new mid-size sedan, the Altantic, at a special event organized in advance of the 2012 New York Auto Show.

Referred to as a design prototype, the Atlantic represents Fisker’s first step “in its transition from start-up automaker to mainstream American manufacturer”, but once it will enter the market, this four-door luxury sports sedan will be aimed at “young families who want to drive an impactful, high-end vehicle while making a positive statement about responsibilities”.

Toyota FT-Bh Small Hybrid Concept Unveiled

Toyota FT-Bh Small Hybrid Concept Unveiled

Concept Cars
06 Mar 2012
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Toyota’s small hybrid concept, the FT-Bh was unveiled today in Geneva.

The car uses a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain which enables it to deliver fuel efficiency figures of 2.1-litres per 100 Km and CO2 emission levels of 49 grams per Km. The FT-Bh was developed under the ‘ecomotion’ theme (eco + emotion) and apart from eco-friendly performance, is also aiming at providing an enjoyable driving experience.

Toyota FT-Bh Hybrid: New Images

Toyota FT-Bh Hybrid: New Images

Concept Cars
22 Feb 2012
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Toyota announced the FT-Bh concept trough a sketch that was published less than two weeks ago. Now they have released two more images with the Geneva bound B-segment hybrid that partially reveal the front and rear of the car.

Toyota says the FT-Bh is designed for maximum fuel efficiency and incredibly low CO2 emissions (50 percent less than the current average for the supermini segment) and that the car was built using economically viable methods and materials.

Toyota TS030 HYBRID Le Mans Racer Unveiled

Toyota TS030 HYBRID Le Mans Racer Unveiled

Motorsports
25 Jan 2012
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Toyota Racing has unveiled the TS030 HYBRID, their new Le Mans racer set to compete in the LMP1 class with a new team based at Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) in Cologne, Germany.

The TS030 HYBRID will make its racing debut on May 5th at the Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, while on 16-17 of June there will be two exemplars that will try compete for the title in the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race.

Commercial: 2012 Infiniti M35h vs Porsche Panamera S Hybrid

Commercial: 2012 Infiniti M35h vs Porsche Panamera S Hybrid

Videos
24 Jan 2012
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When competing in the same niche you need to have something that will differentiate you from the rest of the pack. You need to do something better than you rivals in order to attract attention.

The 2012 Infinity M35h and the Porsche Panamera S Hybrid for example, compete in the same niche as they are both hybrids that are not only capable of achieving decent fuel economy figures, but are also able to deliver quite a punch in terms of performance.

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