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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 […]

    Toyota

    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 […]

    Electric

    Obama: Half Of Federal Fleets Must Be PHEV Or ZEV By 2025

    As part of a 10-year plan to increase sustainability at the federal level, President Barack Obama is calling for more plug-in and zero emission vehicles in government fleets. Under the Executive Order, which was signed last week, Obama said zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) and plug-in hybrid (PHEVs) must make up at least 20-percent of federal […]

    Hybrid Car News

    Toyota To Debut New Safety Tech On RAV4 Hybrid SUV

    This Thursday, Toyota will be showing off more than the first hybrid version of its RAV4; the carmaker will also be introducing a new safety system that will soon become available fleet-wide. Toyota announced today that the RAV4 Hybrid will be the first of its models outfitted with the new safety system. The technology address […]

    Leaf Used As Glow-In-The-Dark Paintbrush

    Nissan has used a glow-in-the-dark Leaf EV to create a record-winning glow-in-the-dark painting. According to Nissan, the company has broken the Guinness World Records title for the Largest Glow-in-the-Dark Painting with its Leaf-supported experiment. The painting, depicting the front of a Nissan Leaf, was created by motoring artist Ian Cook of Popbangcolour. SEE ALSO: What […]

    Automakers: Increase CARB Credit For Plug-Ins

    Four of the top carmakers are asking the California Air Resource Board (CARB) to give more credits to plug-in vehicles under the state’s emission regulations. It’s a plea heard from automakers before: the government can mandate emission requirements, but let us dictate the technology used to reach those regulations. Now, as California’s guidelines undergo an […]

    Georgia May Revoke EV Incentives and Introduce Road Use Fees

    A bill has been passed through the Georgia State House and Senate that would end the $5,000 tax credit owners receive on their zero emission vehicles, and instead, place a $200 per year road usage fee for EVs. While this bill has not yet become law, it has inched closer to being so with its […]

    Volvo Autonomous Driving Tech In China

    Volvo has presented its autonomous driving vehicle technology in China Friday March 27. Volvo Car Group’s aim is to put self-driving cars in the hands of real customers by 2017 and it is this technology which was demonstrated to media and decision makers in the Chinese capital, Beijing. Volvo Cars recently presented a complete system […]

    Monaco Formula E Layout Confirmed

    Formula E has revealed the Monaco race layout. The 12-turn, 1.76 kilometers (1.093 miles) layout for the race was revealed March 28. It is a shortened version of the historic circuit of the Principality, which has been hosting motor races since 1929. SEE ALSO: Formula E Hopes To Spark An Electric Revolution The revised layout […]