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    Frankfurt: Peugeot 208 Hybrid FE concept improves mpg numbers to 118 mpg, loses AC
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    Before the Frankfurt Motor Show, Peugeot was saying that its Peugeot 208 Hybrid FE Concept would emit just 49 grams of CO2 per kilometer. That's the equivalent of 111 miles per gallon (US) and it was an impressive enough number for the automaker to plaster it all over the side of the show car ...

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    Spy Shots: 2014 Smart ForTwo prototype shows itself
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    From the looks of these spy shots, Daimler is hard at work on the 2014 Smart ForTwo, giving us our first look next generation of this micro car. With the partnership between Renault and Daimler finally coming to fruition, the Smart will likely share a platform with the Renault Twingo, and it will ...

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    Report: Fisker to launch production Karma Surf wagon at Paris salon in September
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    Although the split front grille may not be to everyone's liking, by and large the overall shape of the Fisker Karma is what defines it as much as its hybrid propulsion system. The trouble is, packaging two powertrains into one lithe shape penned by the same designer behind the Aston Martin V8 ...

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    Frankfurt: Ford E-Bike Concept debuts in Frankfurt
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    If you're at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show basking in the glory of stunning concepts like the Ford Evos, then you might catch a glimpse of a futuristic e-bicycle from Ford. Even though Ford is following behind other automakers – Smart, for example – the Dearborn automaker says the ...

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    Frankfurt: Getrag reveals two-speed, dual-clutch transmission for electric-drive vehicles
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    German transmission specialist Getrag used the floor of the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show to reveal its groundbreaking, dual-clutch transmission for electric-drive vehicles. Dubbed 2eDCT600, Getrag's two-speed unit is supposedly ideal for pure electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and range-extended ...

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    Frankfurt: BMW Motorrad Concept E is zero-emission two-wheeled travel
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    The BMW Motottad Concept E is an all-electric emissions-free scooter designed to deliver performance on-par with a 400-500cc commuter motorcycle. The 60-volt concept has a 60-mile range and can be completely recharged from a standard 110-volt outlet in just three hours. As expected, the front of ...

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    Frankfurt: Mercedes-Benz shows off SLS AMG E-Cell's carbon fiber spine
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    We'd thought we were aware of all the details that make up the extraordinary SLS AMG E-Cell, but when Mercedes-Benz revealed the E-Cell's unique aluminum body shell hanging from the ceiling at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, a bit of never-before-seen black stood out. According to M-B, that piece ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Seat Exeo 2.0-liter diesel returns remarkable 54.7 mpg
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    Revamped for 2012, the stylish Seat Exeo has shown the world its fresh new face at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The automaker says the refreshed Exeo has a more stylized front end, a freshened interior and LED daytime running lights. The 2.0-liter TDI diesel engine offers improved fuel ...

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    Frankfurt: Rimac's Concept One battery-powered supercar finally done teasing us
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    We've been teasing the Rimac Automobili Concept One for the last two weeks, and finally got a glimpse of some studio shots of the electric supercar yesterday. Our team at the Frankfurt Motor Show finally turned their lenses on the EV with a ginormous 92-kWh of lithium phosphate battery pack ...

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    Frankfurt: Volkswagen raises a variety of Up! concepts [w/video]
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    After years of previews and teases, Volkswagen is eager to show off its new Up! range. To do that, the automaker didn't bring just one version of the compact to the Frankfurt Motor Show – it brought six. The Up! platform is clearly a versatile one, and all six Up! concepts on display attest ...

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    Frankfurt: Opel RAK e electric concept looks to the future of low-cost urban motoring
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    Before we delve into the details of the RAK e electric concept, let's step back in time with a brief historical primer. The oldest industrial division within General Motors' current portfolio, Opel, started as a sewing machine manufacturer way back in 1862. Evolving to the production of bicycles ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid now offers 111 MPGe
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    It still looks a lot like the standard, third-gen Prius, but the just-unveiled production version of 2012 Prius Plug-in has something the gasoline-electric hybrid doesn't: an expected fuel economy of 111.3 miles per gallon equivalent. The extra mpges come from the car's 4.4-kWh lithium-ion ...

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    Official: 2012 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive priced at $21,886* in Germany, plus battery lease
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    For diehard fans of the Smart Fortwo, particularly of the Electric Drive version, 2012 ushers in the third-generation of the pint-sized electric two-seater. Aside from a host of upgrades for 2012, the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive gets a very welcome price drop. Smart says the 2012 Electric Drive ...

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    Frankfurt: Audi Urban Concept Sportback ready for wireless charging in the city
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    Not as easily spotted as its Spyder relative, the Audi Urban Concept Sportback more closely maches the renderings we saw before the start of the Frankfurt Motor Show. That's not to say that we were totally prepared for the quirkiness of either version, but at least the Sportback's carbon fiber ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Formula Ford brings EcoBoost to open-wheel racing
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    We're officially grabbing our helmets and ready to go racing. in Frankfurt, Ford has pulled what must have been an unusually creased sheet off of its 2012 Formula Ford racecar, and while the shape is similar to Formula F racers from years past, it somehow appears altogether modern thanks to the ...

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    Frankfurt: Audi shows off near-production R8 e-tron prototype
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    When Audi unveiled the original e-tron Concept at the last Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009, a production version seemed to be nothing more than a glimmer in the very distant future. Two years later, it appears that the automaker has made plenty of progress in bringing an electric-powered R8 into the ...

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    Frankfurt: Brabus reveals prototype High Performance 4WD Full Electric E-Class
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    The German aftermarket specialists at Brabus have entered the eco battle with the unveiling of a prototype EV based on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Rather than extracting more power out of the E-Class' gasoline engine, Brabus decided to rip out the gasser and ...

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    Frankfurt: Rimac Automobili Concept One revealed [w/video]
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    The sheet has been lovingly lifted from the Rimac Automobili Concept One at the Frankfurt Motor Show and the first official images are now available. As the earlier teasers suggested, this electric supercar looks absolutely, well...super! It's hard to believe that a machine with performance that ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Volkswagen Up! finally ready for production
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    The 2012 Volkswagen Up! production model is finally here. To be made available in several flavors, the go-to vanilla offering is remarkable as much for its meandering gestation as it is for its price: €9,850 for the Move Up! "convenience-oriented model" (about $13,500 U.S., including ...

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    Frankfurt: Limited edition Peugeot 508 RXH on sale now for $56,912
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    The limited edition Peugeot 508 RXH diesel-electric hybrid has been officially unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Only 30 of the limited edition, through-the-road hybrids will be built, so scoring one may prove incredibly difficult. Peugeot says the limited edition wagons will be sold ...

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