The Terrafugia TF-X: A 200 MPH Flying Plug-In Hybrid Car

The Terrafugia TF-X is a flying plug-in hybrid car that manages to eliminate one of the main impediements to flying cars; the ability to take off. So far, most flying cars need a long runway just to get in the air, but this new design allows vertical take off and landing scenarios. Is this the dawn of the flying car?

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VW to Build 250 XL1 314 MPG PHEVs

Volkswagen has designed a PHEV that achieved 314 MPG partly due to its highly efficient diesel-electric propulsion system. Not only are diesel engines much more efficient than gasoline engines, but electric motors are far more efficient than both of them, so Volkswagen combined diesel and electricity to achieve this. It is called the VW XL1, and Volkswagen hopes to sell about 250 of these unpriced super hybrids.

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Subaru VIZIV PHEV Debuts At Geneva

Subaru revealed the VIZIV concept vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show. It is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) comprising a propulsion system powered by a 2.0 liter Subaru Boxer diesel engine equipped with a high-torque-compatible Lineartronic continuously variable transmission (CVT), and a front electric motor that both turns the wheels, and is used to generate electricity during braking.

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