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REPORT: Toyota will launch series production PHEV Prius in 2012

Published: July 6, 2009

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Toyota Prius PHEV prototype – click above for a high res image gallery According to Japan’s Nikkei news agency, Toyota has decided to start series production of a plug-in version of the Prius hybrid in 2012. At launch, the automaker plans to build about 20,000-30,000 units a year of the plug-in hybrid.


Zero X vs Quantya Track electric off-road shoot out

Published: June 20, 2009

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While we have had the opportunity to ride both the Zero X and the Quantya Track , our time and terrain with the electric motocross machines were relatively limited.


U.S. Porsche Panamera will get start/stop, active aero

Published: March 21, 2009

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Porsche has announced that the upcoming Panamera will get an unusual feature to increase the efficiency of the new vehicle. Available on the Panamera Turbo, an active aerodynamic system used a “multi-stage, adjustable rear spoiler that deploys when needed.” This four-way spoiler moves based on the driving conditions using “efficient management of control angles and surface geometry.” Slightly more standard features like start/stop, Direct Fuel Injection and adjustable air suspension will also be available on the Panamera. On the European driving cycle, the Panamera gets 22 mpg (U.S.).