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The Hummer saga isn’t over just yet, as new reports are hinting that a buyer might still be interested in the SUV brand, which is scheduled to be closed down by General Motors. The company in question, Raser Technologies, already has a decent amount of experience working with Hummer models, as the company made an electric conversion kit for the… …read the full post

Even though it is focusing on the upcoming Chevrolet Volt launch in its native USA, General Motors hasn’t forgotten about Europe, where the Opel/Vauxhall Ampera is going to appear around the middle of 2011. But even though it is placing big money on the launch of the Extended Range Electric Vehicle, GM believes the Ampera isn’t enough,… …read the full post

Hybrid cars, up until now, haven’t really broken the mold in terms of power output, at least for those intended for mainstream use, like the Toyota Prius or Honda Insight. The latter company is currently hoping to change that, with the release of the CR-Z “sports hybrid coupe”. Sadly, with 122 HP coming out of the 1.5-liter VTEC four-cylinder… …read the full post

Audi has some big plans for the next few years, and not surprisingly, these include increasing efficiency and slowly offering viable alternatives to the gasoline and diesel engines it currently offers with its models. We’ve already seen the attractive Audi e-Tron roadster concept, its little brother the A1 e-tron and the big A8 hybrid, but according… …read the full post

A few years ago, when General Motors announced its Voltec extended range electric vehicle drivetrain, it showcased it on the Chevrolet Volt and on the Cadillac Converj. But while the Volt, coupled with its Opel-badged brother, the Ampera, blazed through development as beacons of revival for the old GM, the Cadillac Converj only stayed alive through… …read the full post