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    235 MPG Renault Eolab Heads To Paris

    Renault’s Eolab plug-in hybrid could net 282 mpg on the Euro cycle and in the U.S. it reportedly might achieve 235 mpg under more stringent EPA tests. A prototype of the four-passenger car has been driven by Top Gear, they say it works basically as advertised, but for now, the concept is to be displayed […]

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    Three Ways Formula E Will Benefit Our Electric Vehicles

    Regardless whether you personally like motorsports, or not, alternative energy fans may want to seriously consider cheering on Formula E or at least hope it succeeds. For more than a century internal combustion vehicles have enjoyed a symbiotic relationship between racing and cars we can buy, and a key goal for Formula E is facilitating […]

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    Nevada Approves Tax Breaks For Tesla

    After three long days of special legislative sessions, the Nevada government finally approved the $1.3 billion bundle of tax breaks and other incentives needed to bring the Tesla Gigafactory to the state. During a signing ceremony, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval said that the deal “changed the trajectory of our state forever,” and that “We made […]

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    Top Gear Magazine Tests Nissan’s ZEOD RC Hybrid Race Car

    Nissan’s eye-catching arrow-shaped ZEOD RC saw both the highs and lows of endurance racing during the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans this past June. While the team met its goals of both hitting 300 km/h (186 mph) along the Mulsanne Strait and completing a lap of the eight-mile circuit on electric power alone, the […]

    2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Downsizes Its Diesel and Gas Offerings

    Mercedes-Benz has long been a supporter of diesel options in its growing line of SUVs, but there looks to be a mild shake-up happening for the 2015 M-Class. The long-serving 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel won’t be answering the bell, replaced instead by the 2.1-liter four-cylinder found in the smaller GLK and mid-sized E-Class sedan. So the […]

    Revised C-Max Unveiled

    Ford Motor Company unveiled a revised C-MAX and Grand C-MAX with a new exterior design, interior as well as what Ford calls major fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions improvements. The revised five-seat C-MAX, available in the U.S., and seven-seat Grand C-MAX will go on sale across Europe in early 2015. The models is said to […]

    Peugeot Quartz PHEV Concept Slated For Paris Debut

    Looks like Peugeot wants to hit the green hard at the Paris show as the company has announced a second concept with green credentials, the Peugeot Quartz PHEV concept. The company announced earlier this week an hybrid-air concept. The French manufacturer said its Quartz concept uses a plug-in hybrid drive train integrating a 1.6-liter THP […]

    2015 VW Jetta Is 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK+

    The redesigned 2015 Jetta has been named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK+ when equipped with the optional Forward Collision Warning system. The 2015 Jetta is currently on sale in U.S. dealerships and offers three gasoline engines, a TDI Clean Diesel, and a hybrid powertrain. These Jetta models offer a […]

    Nissan Engineers Build One-off Leaf-based Pickup

    Don’t you think an electric mini pickup would be cool? If so, you’re not alone, as the engineers at Nissan’s Technical Center in Stanfield, Arizona mixed and matched company components to make this one of a kind Leaf-based shop truck. It’s so lovingly put together, it likely won’t be used for very tough hauling duties, […]