BMW 7-series sneak peak: BMW revealed a preview of the upcoming 7 Series and did confirm that it will release a plug-in hybrid variant. The car will officially be presented at the Frankfurt motor show in September and could become available at dealerships by the end of the year.
Made for Asia: The Audi Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro marks the first time that Audi combines a TFSI plug-in hybrid with quattro all-wheel drive. Designed especially for Asian markets (Singapore, China, Japan), the model will premiere at the Shanghai Auto Show this week.
Honda hybrid shuttle: Honda unveiled its new Shuttle in Japan, a station wagon version of the Jazz/City. It will be available in three different hybrid variants, the Hybrid, Hybrid X and Hybrid Z. The drivetrain combines a 1.5-liter gasoline engine and an electric motor. More details will follow mid-May.
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Tesla make-over: German Larte Design offers a body-kit for the luxury limousine. The company uses a basalt composite material for its components, which it says is compatible with carbon fibre in terms of weight. However, Green Car Report points out that the kit could reduce the range of the Model S.
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Volvo XC90 PHEV priced: When it becomes available in the summer, the Volvo XC90 plug-in hybrid will start selling for 68,100 dollars before incentives in the U.S. The federal tax credit amounts to 4,800 dollars, while buyers are also eligible for further subsidies given by their home state.
CT6 to come with plug: So far it was only rumoured that the upcoming Cadillac CT6, which just premiered in New York, would be available as a plug-in hybrid. While GM now confirmed those rumours, it will not give any further details before Shanghai.
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