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    Lamborghini Seriously Considering Production of 900-HP Asterion Plug-In Hybrid

    Lamborghini did a commendable job of concealing the development for the 900-horsepower Asterion plug-in hybrid “technology demonstrator” over the past couple years, but the secret is now out, and it’s thinking of producing it. “The discussions inside Lamborghini now are about the potential cost of the car and –
because the car is heavier – the […]


    Hyundai Announces Next-Generation Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid

    From Seoul, Hyundai said today its delayed hybrid version of its revised seventh-generation Sonata model will arrive in major markets outside Korea, starting in the first half of 2015 with a plug-in to follow. The plug-in Sonata Hybrid variant next year will be Hyundai’s first. The PHEV will be part of a new wave of […]

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    Retrospective: Four Years of Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt

    For a couple of family cars that sell in comparatively modest volumes, Nissan’s Leaf and Chevrolet’s Volt have made an outsized splash into the automotive landscape. Now four years since the first production Leaf was delivered Dec. 11, 2010 in the U.S., and the first Volt was sold days later on Dec. 15, the two […]

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    Decrease in Motorization Not Due to Economic Factors, Study Says

    Although conventional wisdom and crowded streets might suggest otherwise, vehicle ownership, fuel consumption, and miles driven per year seem to be on the decline. These three indicators, referred to cumulatively as “motorization,” have been studied extensively by Michael Sivak, a research professor at University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute, in his six part research study […]

    Tesla’s Stock Price Wavers Despite Promising Forecast

    Tesla Motors’ stock price hit a six-month low on Tuesday in spite of the company’s recent accomplishments. The TSLA symbol on NASDAQ traded for as low as $195, inching up slightly to $198 by the end of the day. This was the first time since June that Tesla dipped below $200 per share, and the […]

    Nissan e-NV200 is What Van? Green Choice

    Nissan’s e-NV200 electric-powered van was named winner of What Van? magazine’s Green Award. The magazine’s judges said they found the e-NV200, which costs two pence per mile to run, a worthy winner of the coveted honor and praised its arrival as a “shining example of how to introduce an ultra-low emission light commercial vehicle.” According […]

    US Diesel Emissions Reduction Getting A Boost

    A federal budget package recently approved by the U.S. House and U.S. Senate includes a 50 percent increase in funding for a clean air program that reduces emissions from older diesel powered engines, vehicles and equipment. According to the The Diesel Technology Forum (DTF), funding for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) under the current […]

    Don’t Believe the Hype: Electric Cars Charged with Clean Power are Still Green

    A study conducted by the University of Minnesota has media outlets all revved up about the environmental health impact of electric cars, with several outlets proclaiming that electric cars are not so great for the environment or our health after all. The study, which was released yesterday and covered by the Associated Press shortly after, […]

    Tesla P85D Plays With Ferrari On Street And Does Other Fun Things – Video

    There will be more Tesla P85D videos as deliveries continue, but for starters, a video by one Allen Wong demonstrates some quickness on the streets against a Ferrari as well as other speed demonstrations. Wong, who says he will be getting a P85D for Christmas, says he went around with the loaned Tesla and he […]