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Hyundai & Audi to push development of fuel cell tech!

In a bid to accelerate the development of fuel cell technology, both Hyundai and Audi have come together to team up. For years, Audi has been working on fuel cell concept. First with the Audi A2H2 in 2004, and again with the Q5 HFC in 2008. It began referring to its hydrogen-powered projects as h-tron […]

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New technology cuts hybrid fuel consumption by third

University engineers have improved the efficiency of PHEVs (plug-in electric vehicles) by more than a third through a new power delivery approach that uses battery electric power at all times while driving, according to Autovista Intelligence. Most PHEV models work by starting in all-electric mode and switching to hybrid fuel mode when their battery packs […]

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Mini to release plug-in hybrid

The next generation Mini utility vehicle will be the brand’s first model to offer a plug-in hybrid powertrain, according to Green Car Reports. Mini was not very specific on details but noted that an electric motor is used to power the rear wheels, while the internal combustion engine powers the front wheels. It means this […]

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Global AFHV market expected to reach $614bn by 2022

The global alternative fuel and hybrid vehicle (AFHV) market is set to skyrocket to $614 billion (€564 billion) by 2022, growing every year by 13%, according to Autovista Intelligence. The Allied Market Research (AMR) report projects that passenger vehicles will dominate, with the Asia-Pacific region taking the lion’s share (47% in 2015). The AFHV market is […]

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Glasses UK predict Hybrids are only a stop gap

Director of Valuations Rupert Pontin believes that EV technology is advancing so quickly that a new hybrid vehicle being bought today could effectively be obsolete by the time it reaches the end of its normal life, according to Auto Vista Intelligence. He argues that models such as the new Renault Zoe with its predicted range […]

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