Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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The BMW 5 series Active Hybrid concept.

BMW 5 Series ActiveHybrid

In the 5 Series ActiveHybrid, a turbocharged, in-line 6 works in conjunction with a 40 kilowatt electric motor and an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Porsche pulled off the biggest surprise at the Geneva auto show, unveiling the 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid concept.

Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-In Hybrid

Porsche pulled the wraps off its 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid concept, the biggest surprise of the Geneva show.
The Ferrari 599 GTB Hybrid was displayed above a mirror that showed off the car's hybrid drive system.

Ferrari HY-KERS Hybrid Concept

Ferrari calls the HY-KERS Hybrid a "ventura laboratorio," or research vehicle, so don't expect to see this particular car make it to production.

Watch Is World's Priciest Car Key

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Rapide costs $34,000, but it can also open your car doors - if your car happens to be a $200,000 Aston Martin Rapide.

Safety Agency Backs Off Honda Recall Demand

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says that the federal agency is tough on automakers, but the results have been mixed.

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