Prime Mover: Subaru Looks to Toyota Prius for Its First Plug-In Hybrid ""

Subaru’s first ever plug-in hybrid, which is due to go on sale late this year, will use technology from the Toyota Prius Prime. That detail was revealed in a recent report from Automotive News, quoting Subaru’s chief technical officer, Takeshi Tachimori, as saying that they “have used Toyota’s technologies as much…

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Wendy Sullivan

Here’s Why the Porsche Mission E Charges into the Future with 800-Volt Technology ""

The Porsche Mission E will charge its battery pack, Porsche promises, in half the time it takes present-day Tesla vehicles, which are the charge-rate champions now. Porsche certainly plans to deliver on the strong and silent straight-line performance that has been Tesla’s longtime YouTube party trick—and to add the sustained…

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Wendy Sullivan

Really Sad: Ford Focus RS Production to End in April ""

Allow us a moment to give a brief eulogy to the Ford Focus RS, as the Blue Oval announced that its 350-hp hot hatchback will cease production come April 6.  After years of watching our European counterparts enjoy the potency of the high-performance Focus RS, Ford finally gave us Yanks…

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Wendy Sullivan