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High-Tech Hits the Detroit Auto Show

Electric vehicles representing the luxury and workaday segments of the auto market show that outlet-fueled cars are no longer in a niche

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High-Tech Hits the Detroit Auto Show

Photo: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images
Admit it. The words “hybrid-electric vehicle” don’t bring the Porsche 918 RSR concept car to mind. This car, a version of the 911 GT3 R hybrid race car that stores the energy from regenerative braking in a flywheel, really flies. The charge accumulator feeds twin 75-kilowatt electric motors on the Porsche’s front wheels, boosting the car’s maximum power output to 572 kW.

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