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    DC SHOW: 1974 Porsche 914 EV conversion still looks good
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    Looking through the pages of the EV Album is a great way to learn about the breadth and depth of the electric vehicle community. Branching well beyond the three dozen or so electric vehicles that are currently sold by major automakers in the US, EV Album showcases lots of DIY conversions of all ...

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    Report: Germany still fighting for weaker CO2 emission laws
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    The Germans have an idea: when calculating fleetwide emissions rules at the end of the decade, don't count the 20 percent of our vehicles that are truly road-mauling gas guzzlers. That's more or less what the German government is asking for in its attempt to get the European Union to be a little ...

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    Report: Porsche hopes to sell 10,000 plug-in Panamera E-Hybrids
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    In Porsche math, twice the fuel economy and five times the battery capacity equals twice the sales. At least, that's the German automaker's thinking when it comes to the sales prospects of the Panamera S E-Hybrid plug-in hybrid that will go on sale later this year, Automotive News Europe reports. ...

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    Report: Germany lobbies EU for emissions leniency to allow more gas-guzzlers
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    The German auto industry has been long lauded for its vehicles' achievements in speed. The German government is now saying the European Union's 2020 emissions mandate is coming up a little too quick for its liking. Germany is lobbying EU officials to give some leeway to automakers such as ...

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    Official: 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid manages 53.45 mpg in real-world tests
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    As part of a recent event with a number of Panamera S E-Hybrids driven by journalists in Europe, Porsche's new plug-in managed to burn (on average) just 4.4 liters of fuel for each 100 kilometers. That's the equivalent of 53.45 miles per gallon. Porsche says this real-world, 745-mile test, which ...

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    Official: Porsche Universal Charger (AC) will make 2014 Panamera S E Hybrid charger friendly
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    Never one to leave things up to chance, Porsche will deploy a charging system for its upcoming Panamera S E plug-in hybrid that the should match the vehicle's high-end cache. The Porsche Universal Charger (AC) will be compatible with both 120-volt and 240-volt charging sources and the buyer can ...

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    Report: VW will expand PHEV offerings from Porsche in 2014
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    Volkswagen is two-pronging its approach to alt-fuel vehicles by expanding its stable of plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles (PHEVs) starting in 2014 while continuing to boost its push for more sales of its clean-diesel vehicles. Europe's largest automaker is adding PHEV versions of the Porsche ...

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    Official: German automakers renew push for clean-diesel sales in US
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    Germany's largest automakers are renewing their pitch for their clean-diesel vehicles in the US as a way for consumers to combat high gas prices without having to resort to the (often) even pricier hybrid and plug-in hybrid options. Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler, Porsche and ...

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    Report: Porsche Cayenne PHEV will debut in 2014
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    Porsche's working on a plug-in hybrid-electric (PHEV) powertrain for both its Cayenne and Panamera models, Motor Trend reports. The Cayenne SUV PHEV will likely debut in 2014, followed shortly by the Panamera, according to the publication. We've heard about the Panamera PHEV before, and that ...

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    Report: Inside Line pits Tesla Model S against Porsche Panamera GTS
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    Well, that must've been fun. Inside Line really took one for the team by road-testing the battery-electric Tesla Model S and the Porsche Panamera GTS against each other. It's a tough life. Inside Line decided the Panamera GTS was the closest competitor to the Model S based on performance, price ...

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    Video: Car and Driver aims for Porsche 911 skid pad numbers with Nissan Leaf
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    A skidpad is a simple circle with a 300-foot radius drawn on a flat piece of pavement that is used to judge the lateral g-forces a vehicle can generate whilst completing circumnavigations. Super sporty cars, like the Porsche 911, can hit 1.0 g. The Nissan Leaf, an all-electric hatchback made for ...

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    Official: Porsche shows off hybrid 918 Spyder Prototype
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    Porsche has officially put the finishing touches on the first prototypes of the company's 918 Spyder, complete with a black-and-white livery scheme that pays homage to the 917 racers of old. Production is set to commence in a little over a year, and the German sportscar manufacturer says buyers ...

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    Official: U.S., German automakers will demo fast-charging system at EVS26
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    BMW, Ford, General Motors and Volkswagen are among the eight U.S. and German automakers that will demonstrate a single-port fast-charging system for electric vehicles at the Electric Vehicle Symposium 26 (EV26) in Los Angeles starting next week. Audi, Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler and ...

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    New York: 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel introduces North Americans to its oil-burning performance
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    North Americans are going to get their first taste of an oil-burning Porsche this September when the German automaker releases its 2013 Cayenne Diesel. Europeans have been enjoying the Cayenne Diesel since 2009 – it is one of the most popular engine choices for the SUV on the other side of ...

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    Official: 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel offers monster torque, 28 MPG HWY
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    Porsche is getting in on the diesel craze with its first diesel-powered vehicle ever offered in the U.S. The 2013 Cayenne will be available with a turbo-diesel V6 option pumping out 240 horsepower, permanent all-wheel drive and a staggering 406 lb-ft of trailer-towing torque. That's enough power ...

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    Development of Porsche 918 plug-in hybrid supercar progressing nicely
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    "This is most definitely not a Prius." So says ex-Autoblog staffer Damon Lavrinc in a story written for Wired. The non-Prius-esque vehicle to which he's referring? The Porsche 918. We know all about the concept and how it stole the show at the at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. We know that interest ...

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    Report: Porsche Panamera to get plug-in model for 2014?
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    Automotive News reports Porsche is hard at work on a plug-in hybrid version of its Panamera. According to unnamed sources, the vehicle is likely to begin production in 2014 and will be destined for the U.S. market. The move is part of a larger plug-in offensive from Volkswagen. VW owns 49.9 ...

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    Video: DC Plasma is one fast Fiero, watch it set new record for electric doorslammers
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    When Pontiac first conjured up the mid-engined Fiero back in 1984, its performance was also middling. John Metric has one such 2M4 (2 Seat, Mid-Engined, 4-Cyl) from its introductory year and he's fixed that problem. Dubbed "DC Plasma," his electrified example has just reduced the quarter-mile ...

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    Video: StuntBusters asks, Which is faster, EV or ICE?
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    Faithful readers of AutoblogGreen may be well aware of the high-performance abilities of electric drivetrains on the drag strip (see White Zombie, Black Current and Lawless Rocket for examples) but sadly, many others haven't yet gotten the torque-rules memo. Enter Stuntbusters. Finding some time ...

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    Video: Infiniti M35h is world's "fastest" hybrid
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    We don't imagine that many new-car buyers are cross-shopping their local Infiniti and Porsche dealerships, but there's at least one segment of the automotive industry where the two automakers both play ball: high-performance hybrid luxury sedans, which may be the single most conflicted niche of ...

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