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Hybrids will suffer due to Volkswagen Group's diesel emissions scandal, former Fiat engineer says

Hybrids will suffer due to Volkswagen Group's diesel emissions scandal, former F

Rinaldo Rinolfi, former Fiat engineer and one of the Europe's pre-eminent powertrain experts, said that full hybrids and plug-in hybrids are going to suffer most as a result of diesel emissions scandal of the Volkswagen Group.

68-year-old Rinolfi said that that the initiative in the direction of real-world emissions tests, which has grown by the use of a defeat device by VW to mislead testers, will display that plug-in hybrids aren’t as successful on the road when compared to quite low carbon dioxide results they have got under existing guidelines of Europe.

Tesla’s Model 3 looks promising for the electric vehicles major

Tesla’s Model 3 looks promising! Here is vital information about it

Tesla has finally unveiled the Model 3 during an event organized on Thursday. Tesla's $35,000 electric vehicle aims to bring high-end electric cars to the masses. The USP of the sleek five-seater is the Tesla pedigree, which means BMW 3 Series-like performance and low cost of maintenance. Tesla's Model 3 is an amazing combination of power and style, available with a lower price tag. Tesla received $115 million in advance bookings. For Model 3, Tesla announced lower booking amount at just $1,000.

Volkswagen diesel-cheating scandal: EPA, CARB and VW granted further delay in court-mandated deadline

Volkswagen diesel-cheating scandal: EPA, CARB and VW granted further delay in co

The Volkswagen diesel vehicles emissions scandal is far from over and the German automaker has been given additional time to deal with the issue. Lately, all the three groups, the EPA, the California Air Resources Board, and Volkswagen (VW), have been granted a further time in a court-mandated deadline to come up with plans for updates to 580,000 affected vehicles.

Toyota launches its second generation Prius PHV named Prius Prime

Toyota launches its second generation Prius PHV named Prius Prime

The Prius Plug-In by Toyota, the Japanese automaker is already commercially available. The company launched another model in the series named as the Prius Prime. The new model is quite much different from the previous one.

The new car receives many noticeable changes on exterior. For instance, changes in anterior and the grille of the vehicle. The front end of the Prius Plug-In looks outdated and plain, while the new model is more defined grille design that's connected to the slim headlights. There is a major facelift on its overall shape.

Portland traffic among most congested in the US: Tom Tom

Portland traffic among most congested in the US: Tom Tom

A new study by navigation system manufacturer Tom Tom has revealed that the city of Portland is one of the most congested metropolitan regions in the United States.

According to the Tom Tom study, the city of Portland tied with Chicago and Washington D.C. to be placed at the eighth most congested metropolitan city in the nation.

The TomTom Traffic Index detected that that Portland, Chicago and Washington D.C. all had an overall congestion level of 26 per cent last year. In other words, motorists endured extra travel time on highways as well as non-highways anytime of the day.

Acura NSX supercar will challenge status quo of sports experience

Acura NSX supercar will challenge status quo of sports experience

Its official now, the long-awaited second-generation Acura NSX is hitting the roads this year. Experts said that the car is all about the future. The car is considered to be the most technically advanced car on the road.

The NSX supercar is powered by a 3.5-liter twin turbocharged six-cylinder engine. It is supplemented by a direct drive motor on the crankshaft and a front twin motor unit. When running at full stream, the NSX hybrid system takes out 573 horsepower and 476 pound-feet torque, which is routed through nine-speed dual clutch transmission.

2016 BMW M4 GTS garners positive reviews at Amelia Island Concours d"Elegance

2016 BMW M4 GTS receives positive reviews at Amelia Island Concours d"Elegance

BMW showcased powerful 2016 BMW M4 GTS at Amelia Island Concours d"Elegance and automobile experts were positively surprised by powerful yet efficient ride from the German auto maker. BMW has offered stronger engine that can reach 0-60 miles per hour in just 3.5 seconds. By adding carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic, BMW has increased the efficiency of 2016 M4 GTS.

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