Volt charges to the front

Even lux­ury brands are go­ing eco, writes Paul Gover in Los An­ge­les

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for most car­mak­ers, but Benz has made it a re­al­ity. It’s only a small fleet, and re­fu­elling is tough, even in Cal­i­for­nia, but it’s a pointer to the cars we will even­tu­ally all drive. GO FAST STAR Porsche Cay­man R The baby coupe has been ca­pa­ble of tak­ing more go since day one and the R fi­nally delivers with a punchier en­gine and a se­ri­ous diet. Best of all, it will be rel­a­tively af­ford­able. AUSSIE IM­PACT Hyundai Elantra Plenty of other LA he­roes will come to Aus­tralia, but the Korean com­pact will have the most im­pact. It will bring far more buy­ers to the brand, pro­vided it drives right af­ter the i45 er­ror.

Green ma­chines: the hy­dro­gen fuel-cell Mercedes-Benz B-Class (left) and star per­former the Chevro­let Volt (above).

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