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    Official: Official: BMW i3 and i8 revealed [UPDATED w/video]
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    We've just touched down in Frankfurt to get all the details on BMW's new electric cars, but before we get into the nitty-gritty of BMW i, its philosophy and the engineering behind it, here's a brief introduction to the first two models, the i3 and i8. Officially, the two artfully greenhoused cars ...

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    Autocar takes a closer look at the Citroën Revolte concept
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    Citroen REVOLTe – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show, quirky French automaker Citroën showed off its Revolte concept, and most weren't quite sure to make of it. At the time, pretty much all we knew about it was that it used a "small-capacity ...

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    VIDEO: Developing the E-Wolf e1
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    The development of the E-Wolf e1 - Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Together with the introduction of the E-Wolf e1 during the Frankfurt Motor Show, E-Wolf released a video about the development of the unusual vehicle. The video explains how the car was developed to present the ...

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    Rumormill: BMW working on 'green' M1 supercar to rival Audi R8
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    BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Will the Vision EfficientDynamics Concept that BMW debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show earlier this month spawn a production eco-friendly supercar from the German automaker? According to Auto Express, the answer is yes, ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Tesla plus Brabus equals Ultimate High Voltage
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    Brabus High Voltage - Click above for high-res image gallery
    In addition to the Tailor Made concepts that Brabus trotted out for the Frankfurt Motor Show, the German tuning firm also showed off a new version of its electric Smart Fortwo called the Unlimited High Voltage. This new model is an ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: 2010 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid can't get any greener
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    Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Concept -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    One day children, will be taken to a Museum of Momentous Moments, and there among artist's impressions of the missing link and the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs will be an example of the first Toyota Prius. ...

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    Reader's poll: Best in show Frankfurt 2009
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    The 2009 Frankfort Motor Show was truly significant for the number of low-carbon cars on display. There were over 50 electric and hybrid cars in the haus, with more than a couple dozen of them naked for the first time before the glare of public scrutiny. After gazing upon so many a fresh model, ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Electric Trabant nT concept
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    New Trabant - Click above for high-res image gallery
    True to its promise, Herpa Miniaturmodelle GmbH – a scale model car maker from Germany – brought a concept car to the Frankfurt Motor Show called the New Trabant. We applaud the effort, 'cause is couldn't have been cheap or easy. ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Volvo reveals battery-powered C30 [w/VIDEO]
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    Volvo C30 BEV prototype - click above for high res image gallery
    We were already aware that Volvo has been working on a plug-in hybrid version of its compact C30 for some time with the intent of introducing a production model in 2012. In Frankfurt this week, Ford's Swedish outpost also showed off ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Toyota Auris HSD Full Hybrid Concept needs a shorter name
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    Toyota Auris HSD Full Hybrid Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    And now for your viewing pleasure, we bring you these live shots of the Toyota Auris HSD Full Hybrid Concept (seriously, could Toyota have come up with a longer name?). Technically, the vehicle shown in our image ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Mercedes-Benz F-Cell rids the show floor of tailpipe emissions
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    Mercedes-Benz F-Cell - Click above for high-res image gallery
    As promised, Mercedes-Benz trotted its hydrogen fuel cell-powered F-Cell in front of the crowds at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and we were on hand to snap off a series of images. It's easy to spot the B-Class sheetmetal and underpinnings ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Renault goes Twizy (with Zoe and Fluence and Kangoo)
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    Renault Zero Emission line-up - Click for high-res image gallery
    The more we see of Renault's all-electric line-up that is on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the more we want to hang out at company cocktail parties. Something delicious and potent must be on tap there. From the elegant and ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Reva NXG looks ready to stomp, NXR is ready for order
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    Reva NXG - Click above for high res image gallery
    The REVA Electric Car Company announced the price of the REVA NXR – which starts at 9,995 euros for the lead acid version with leased batteries – in Frankfurt today and also took the wraps off of the NXG (above), the company's next ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Volvo introduces C30 DRIVe with 99 g/km of CO2
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    2010 Volvo C30 - click above for a high res image gallery
    Volvo has introduced its latest high efficiency model at Frankfurt Motor Show in the shape of the refreshed C30 DRIVe. The C30 shares its C1 platform with the current European-spec Ford Focus and the Mazda3 and this variant appears to ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Hyundai ix-Metro concept is all white by us
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    Hyundai ix-Metro concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Hyundai returned to Frankfurt a far bigger player than it was two years prior. The Korean company has leapt up the sales standings to become the world's fourth largest automaker, eclipsing such major players as Ford and ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Ford Focus ECOnetic gets down to 99 g/km of CO2
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    2010 Ford Focus ECOnetic - click above for high res image gallery
    Ford has been offering a low CO2 ECOnetic version of the European Focus for over a year now, but a newly-refreshed version is being unveiled in Frankfurt this week. The main upgrade from the existing car is the addition of a new ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Mercedes-Benz S500 Vision Plug-in Hybrid broods quietly
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    Mercedes-Benz S500 Vision Plug-In Hybrid - Click above for a high-res gallery
    Mercedes is working to complete the circle, combining the frugality of its smallest A- and B-Class offerings with the luxury of its S-Class offerings. For the U.S. the S400 Hybrid began the earnest trek down that road, ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Citroen REVOLTe is... exactly that
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    Citroen REVOLTe – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Between storming the Bastille and a national rejection of the Venus razor, the French certainly know the meaning of the word "revolt". Interesting, then, that Citroen knowingly used the word – albeit Francofied with a ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: BMW ActiveHybrid X6 throws down
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    BMW ActiveHybrid X6 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Your dilemma: you have a burning desire for a 5,000 pound, four-passenger truck that accelerates as fast as your Dodge Challenger, but you want to use as little gasoline as possible while doing so. BMW feels your pain, and they have a ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Renault's all-electric four-car attack includes Twizy, the quirkiest car of the IAA
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    Renault Zero Emission line-up - Click for high-res image gallery
    If nothing else, Renault knows how to make a ca-razy-looking concept car. At the Frankfurt Motor Show today, the company took the wraps off of the Twizy Z.E. (Zero Emission) as part of the four-car line-up of all-electric vehicles ...

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