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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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    Report: More Peugeot 208 FE details emerge, including estimated 135 MPGe
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    We knew the Peugeot 208 Hybrid FE concept shun slurping gas, but we admit we're impressed that the previous mention of 100+ miles per gallon equivalent might actually be a stunning 135 MPGe. The apparently extremely gas-thrifty 208 Hybrid FE concept car, which was unveiled at the Geneva Motor ...

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    Official: New Volkswagen E-Up! debuts with 93-mile range, Combined Charging System
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    Excited as always, the new E-Up! from Volkswagen is making its debut today at the Annual Press and Investors Conference in VW's home town of Wolfsburg, Germany. But wait, you're saying, we first saw the E-Up! at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, so what's this "debut" that VW is talking ...

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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: Smart whirs $4,000 ebike into Frankfurt
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    Well, if they can't quite master the business case for small city cars, maybe Smart will resort to two-wheelers as part of their plan to become the world's urban savior. First revealed at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, the electric Smart ebike shown here will go on sale in 2012 and is set to cost ...

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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: Peugeot HX1 concept is one unusually sleek plug-in MPV [w/video]
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    Under design guru Gilles Vidal, Peugeot is starting to show off its an adventurous maturity, as seen in the HX1 six-seat concept revealed today at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Powered by the Peugeot's through-the-road HYbrid4 technology and using a 2.2-liter HDi diesel instead of the ...

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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: 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: 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: Audi Urban Concept Spyder redefines "Like nothing else"
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    The Audi Urban Concept came out from behind its many renderings today, and yes, it is just as funky in person. In fact, it might be more so – the renderings simply can't prepare you for the soapbox-racer proportions of this dinky 1,000-pound open-wheeler. And even though there are but two ...

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