The UAE Green Festival opened with the Green Auto Show in Dubai.

The Green Auto Show is where automakers showcase their latest eco-friendly vehicles.

On display were two rather expensive plug-in vehicles: Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid and BMW i8.

The Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid packs 416 hp and zipss from 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds.  Top speed is 167 mph.

The BMW i8 is powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine and an electric motor.  It scoots from 0 to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds and boasts a top speed of 155 mph.

Both vehicles will be sold in Dubai and are expected to be popular there.  The Panamera S E-Hybrid is readily available in several countries around the globe.  The BMW i8 launches in select countries this summer.

BMW i8 in Dubai

BMW i8 in Dubai

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