Peugeot Building Lightweight, 135 MPG Hot Hatch

Fresh off its record-breaking run at Pikes Peak, French automaker Peugeot is wasting no time touting its hot hatchback credentials. Next up? A project known as the Peugeot 208 FE, a hot hatchback weighing around just 1,700 pounds, capable of 135 mpg on the European testing cycle, and still able to zip from 0 to 60 mph in under 8 seconds.

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Why An Aluminum Ford F-150 Probably Won’t Happen

Friday is generally a slow news day no matter what medium you work in, and so it is little wonder that the Wall St. Journal chose today to drop a story about Ford building a pickup truck made entirely of aluminum. But as further proof that Wall St. is not to be trusted, this article overlooks some very simple and obvious facts which make it all but impossible for Ford to build a pickup entirely out of aluminum.

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67-Pound Carbon Fiber Electric Motorcycle Revealed In Norway

While electric cars are stumbling, electric motorcycles are finding more and more fans in the marketplace thanks to improved performance and generous subsidies. Brands like Brammo and Zero Motorcycles here in America are making a name for electric motorcycles. Over in Norway however, a group of 5 college students have revealed a carbon-fiber electric motorcycle that they plan to build and sell. And on paper, this 67 pound, 94 horsepower motorcycle sounds like some serious competition.

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French Automaker PGO Debuts Hybrid e-Hemera Sports Coupe

You’ve probably never heard of PGO, a small French automaker who makes niche vehicles for those-in-the-know. This small-volume automaker made waves a few years ago when it debuted the Hemera, a Porsche Speedster ripoff that weighed in at just over 2,100 pounds and was powered by a natural gas four-cylinder engine. And now PGO has debuted a range-extended hybrid that can go over 60 miles before the gas-powered generator kicks in.

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