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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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    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 launching at least six plug-in hybrids after 2014
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    Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles will play a big role in the moves the Volkswagen Group is making towards increased e-mobility starting in 2014. Oliver Schmidt, general manager engineering and environmental office for Volkswagen Group of America, speaking at the recent SAE 2013 Hybrid & ...

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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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    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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    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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    Official: Volkswagen Up! named 2012 World Car of the Year
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    As is tradition, Day Two of the 2012 New York Auto Show kicked off with the annual World Car of the Year awards. Global entries competed for honors in four different categories, and from the initial list of 34 contenders, the final four were selected this morning. The big winner was the 2012 ...

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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: Infiniti takes us behind the scenes in World's Fastest Hybrid vid
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    Nissan clearly wants to get as much mileage as it can out of the "duel" it staged between its Infiniti M Hybrid and the Porsche Panamera S Hybrid. You'll remember the spot, showing the M35h ripping through the quarter-mile in less than 14 seconds, ahead of the hybrid Porsche. Infiniti got ...

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    Study: New vehicles 14% more fuel efficient than four years ago
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    It's amazing what a little regulation can do for an industry. In the past four years, the fuel economy of new vehicles has improved by an average of 14 percent, according to a new study by the University of Michigan. This increase comes on the heels of big hikes in the Corporate Average Fuel ...

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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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    Video: Infiniti teases M hybrid drag race against Porsche Panamera S Hybrid
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    Infiniti has started throwing stones at the Porsche Panamera S Hybrid. The Japanese luxury brand aims to pit its M Hybrid against the electrified German five-door in a fight for the title of the world's fastest-accelerating production full hybrid. How's that for a mouthful? The Porsche Panamera S ...

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    Official: Porsche approves development of third-generation 911 GT3 R Hybrid
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    Porsche has announced that it will continue development on its innovative 911 GT3 R Hybrid, delivering a new third-generation model in 2012 in an effort "...to gain extra practical experience under racing conditions and make the hybrid drive even more efficient." The rolling race laboratory, as ...

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    First Drive: Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid 2.0
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    A Flywheel-Equipped Race Car Leaves Us Whirring for More Spinning at 36,000 revolutions per minute just two feet from my right thigh, a 31-pound flywheel is screaming like a five-horsepower Shop-Vac with the filter removed. The sound pierces the composite shell of my racing helmet and drills ...

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