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    Official: Renault reveals tiny two-stroke twincharged diesel
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    The Renault-Nissan Alliance bills itself as the worldwide leader in electric vehicles with a claimed 58 per cent of the global market share. In the highly competitive world of increasingly efficient powertrains, development can never stand still if the company wants to maintain that dominance. ...

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    Video: Nissan paint prank involves 'world's cleanest' Leaf
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    If you want attention, then there's nothing like a good prank to get people looking. Nissan is taking a page from the old Candid Camera playbook to show off a new self-cleaning nano-paint technology called Ultra-Ever Dry. Turns out, when you spill a water-based paint on it, the paint just drips ...

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    Report: Hyundai/Kia's Prius rival to arrive by 2017
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    The Toyota Prius is the undisputed king of the hybrid market, but Hyundai and Kia are hoping to challenge its reign in the coming years with their own dedicated model. However, in all likelihood this is the same technology being shared between them. "We will take the lead in the future by raising ...

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    Official: Volvo XC90 T8 hybrid runs 0-100 km/h in 5.9 seconds, will use 4L/100km*
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    Volvo has shown us the new XC90. It's even shown us its new every-trick-in-the-book twin-charged hybrid powertrain. It just hasn't shown the two together... that is, until now. Although the High Performance Drive-E Powertrain prototype it showcased a couple of months ago was rated as high as 450 ...

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    Official: Street legal formula-style racer is a plug-in Predator we want to drive
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    Street Legal Formula-Style Racer Now Up For Crowdfunding It may look like a somewhat squashed Formula 1 race car, but the new PC010 ST is a street-legal hybrid car. Or an all-electric street-legal racer. The main hurdle between you and some zero-emission action will be putting the $20,000 kit car ...

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    Official: Volkswagen charges up new Passat GTE for the trip to Paris
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    We all know that the letters GT stand for Gran Turismo, but tacking on another letter can evoke a different meaning altogether. GTO for Ferraris (or Pontiacs), GT-R for Nissan supercars, GTA for high-performance Alfa Romeos (or car-theft video games, or metropolitan Toronto)... The list goes on ...

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    Report: Is Lamborghini readying a hybrid for Paris?
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    Lamborghini had us seriously stumped when it released its teaser (above) for a new vehicle that'll debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. The image seemed to depict a fastback GT somewhat reminiscent of Lambo's earlier 2+2 models like the Espada, and was accompanied by the sentence, "Once ...

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    Report: Tesla expects another higher-volume deal with Toyota in next few years
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    Four months have passed since Toyota ended its relationship with Tesla Motors, in which the electric-vehicle specialist supplied full lithium-ion battery packs to the Japanese behemoth for its RAV4 EV rollout, of which 2,500 vehicles will be completed. Now, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk has ...

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    Followup: Will Bugatti's Veyron successor be too fast to test?
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    As one of the fastest cars in the world, the Bugatti Veyron is an icon in its own time, but people are fickle and always want to know what's next. Bugatti needs to sell just 15 more examples before the Veyron reaches its 450-car cap. With the end finally in sight, a blindly fast successor may be ...

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    Report: Audi SQ7 coming, will have electric turbo
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    Formula 1 and endurance racing are already harvesting energy from turbos on the track, and now it's apparently time for a similar idea of boosting the efficiency of forced induction to hit the streets in a high-performance, diesel SUV. In a recent interview with the UK's Autocar, Audi technical ...

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