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    New Bill Proposes $5,000 Fine For Diesels ‘Rolling Coal’

    A proposed law against diesel drivers who are caught “rolling coal” would fine them up to $5,000 for this increasingly popular practice of tampering with emission controls. While some in the world are trying to go zero or partial zero emissions, others are finding it a new pass time to modify their trucks to spew […]

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    Toyota RAV4 Hybrid To Bow Next Week In New York

    Next week at the New York auto show Toyota will be revealing a hybrid version of its RAV4. No details accompanied a teaser image and mere announcement that this would happen, but there is a relatively good chance it will borrow the powertrain from the Lexus 300h. This is yet to be verified but the […]

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    Nissan Sells 75,000th US Leaf – Has It Also Now Outsold The Chevy Volt?

    This month Nissan is celebrating its 75,000th Leaf sold in the United States and – pending March sales results in a couple weeks – the car may also now be the top-seller both globally and nationally as it has been trending in that direction. But a Nissan press release doesn’t talk about the unofficial race […]

    Hybrid Car News

    Tesla And Charging Station Competitor Clash In UK Courts

    A green energy company has filed a lawsuit against Tesla Motors in London, saying the electric carmaker blocked its plans for charging stations in the U.K. Ecotricity Group was talking with companies, including Welcome Break Group, to install electric vehicle chargers at service providers along U.K. highways. In the lawsuit, Ecotricity stated that Tesla used […]

    Mercedes-Benz Launches Its First Plug-In SUV As GLE550e

    As promised last week, Mercedes-Benz is introducing a plug-in version of its SUV GLE. Billed as the GLE550e 4MATIC, this marks the first hybrid SUV from the German car company. It will be on display at the New York International Auto Show next month alongside its siblings, the diesel GLE300d and the high-performance AMG GLE63 […]

    Kia Soul EV to Arrive In Georgia And Four Other States By This Summer

    With sales figures posting significantly higher than expected, Kia Motors America is changing its market strategy for the Soul EV by looking beyond zero emission “compliance” states. After the initial debut of the Soul EV last October in California, Kia planned to send the battery electric to markets in Oregon, New York, New Jersey and […]

    Chinese Tech Billionaire Delving Into Internet Connected Electric Cars

    Chairman of Tencent Holdings and billionaire, Ma Huateng, signed an agreement Monday with the manufacturer of Apple’s iPhones and some touch screens for Teslas and others to develop Internet-connected cars, including the all-electric variety. While Tencent Holdings is best known for creating the instant-messaging app WeChat, that could possibly change after its most recent partnership. Huateng […]

    74 MPG For Road-Going Deltawing

    An analysis of the Deltawing’s viability showed a four seat version would reach close to 74 mpg on the highway. DeltaWing Technology Group, Inc. released the results of an independent engineering analysis of a four-passenger road car concept based on the patented DeltaWing narrow front track vehicle architecture. The study showed it would achieve an […]

    Toyota Rolling Out New Vehicle Architecture

    Toyota is working on making every single one of its vehicles better and more fuel-efficient. This development work is based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), described by the company as a new approach to manufacturing automobiles, with the core aims being greatly improved product development and more competitive production sites. SEE ALSO: Toyota […]