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    Tesla Appeals New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Regulations

    Tesla Motors has filed an appeal in New Jersey Superior Court against the Mar. 11 decision by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s (MVC) which tightened the way applicants are reviewed for licenses. The California-based electric car maker is sticking to its guns that it deserved two prior licenses granted in 2012, and was seeking […]

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    March 2014 Dashboard

    The monthly sales dashboard is a collaboration of and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. The old saying “In like a lion, out like a lamb” (with apologies to the lion population) proved true in March. Sales in the overall […]

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    Choice Of Three Powertrains For Lexus’ New NX CUV Includes Hybrid

    Lexus launched in the NX its first twin-scroll turbocharger to its powertrain family at the 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. The all-new Lexus NX compact crossover offers the brand’s first gasoline turbo engine in the NX 200t, a model the company said will balance excellent fuel economy with responsive acceleration and agility. The all-new NX […]

    Mercedes-Benz’ USA Head Says Tesla’s Potential Is Limited

    Although tiny Tesla is not even present at the New York auto show this week, automakers could not avoid hearing questions about Tesla, and its name came up with the head of Mercedes-Benz USA when asked whether it would include more plug-in hybrids. Tesla has “no network” and “little shops that don’t have service capacity,” […]

    Honda Calls Vezel CUV HR-V For North America

    Honda released the first official photos of the U.S.-bound HR-V yesterday at the New York International Auto Show. The big news here is the confirmation of the name of this CUV in the U.S. as it is known as the Vezel in other markets. The HR-V, which is essentially an SUV derivative based on the […]

    2015 Camry Gets New Look; Camry Hybrid Gets SE Trim

    Toyota unveiled a redesigned Camry for 2015 at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. This new Camry includes a new sporty trim level, the XSE, as well as the addition of the SE trim availability for the hybrid version. After selling almost a million of the industry’s benchmark sedan since the current generation launched […]

    Topography-Minded Hybrid Vehicle From Mercedes-Benz

    How about driving a hybrid car that can read the up and downs of the road ahead? This is the direction Mercedes-Benz is heading into with its intelligent energy management system for hybrid vehicles. Mercedes-Benz said this system assesses the road ahead and takes it into account. The German company added the objectives of the […]

    Volvo Combines Drive-E And PHEV For Chinese Market S60L

    A PHEV concept based on Volvo’s S60, named Volvo S60L PPHEV (Petrol Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) Concept Car, is slated for the 2014 Beijing International Auto Show. The gasoline plug-in hybrid – an electric car, hybrid car and high-performance car all rolled into one – offers the driver an outstanding combination of dynamic driving pleasure […]