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Travel to almost any major city in the world and you’ll find a familiar sight: a sheen of brown haze that hovers over the city called smog. Much of this smog comes from cars, SUVs and pickup trucks — those mechanical gasoline or diesel powered things most of us drive everyday. Along with the smog […]

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The University of Claifornia Irvine is poised to become the first college campus in the U.S. to switch its entire bus fleet to zero emissions for the 2017-18 academic year. The student-funded and operated Anteater Express shuttle service is acquiring 20 buses from BYD (Build Your Dreams) for $15 million that will be built at […]

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Toyota will debut the storied Supra sports car at the Tokyo Motor Show in October boasting a new hybrid powertrain, and will be a part of the company’s new Gazoo performance division. What is Gazoo you ask? Unless you follow Toyota’s factory racing program in the Japanese Super GT series and more recently the World […]

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Borrowing from its Formula 1 racing program, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will be available with a 48-Volt KERS (kinetic energy regeneration system) mild hybrid system. The KERS operates by capturing kinetic energy that is ordinarily lost to heat while braking and sends it to a spinning flywheel, which in the case of the C-Class is […]

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Subaru released a murky, dark teaser image of the 2017 Crosstrek crossover SUV it will reveal at the Geneva Motor Show on Mar. 17. Called XV outside the U.S., the 2018 Crosstrek will continue to be a jacked up Impreza five-door hatchback, It will have slightly different styling powered by the familiar 2.0-liter horizontally opposed […]

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Uber has announced it is opening an autonomous vehicle research center in the Detroit, Mich. suburb of Wixom this March. The location is not only close to automotive manufacturers and suppliers along with research universities, the company will be moving into an existing structure instead of building something from the ground up to speed its […]

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Uber’s self-driving cars returned to the streets of San Francisco yesterday, but this time with their self-driving mode disabled and will be used for mapping purposes only. The five Ford Fusions, which had previously been used in a Pittsburgh, Pa. self-driving pilot program, will have human drivers controlling the cars at all times. “These cars […]

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Toyota Prius sales declined for the fourth consecutive year in 2016. Fortunately, the RAV4 Hybrid arrived just in time to pick up some of the slack to become the automaker’s second best selling hybrid model. The Prius lineup consisting of the Prius Liftback, Prius v wagon, Prius c compact hatchback and Prius Prime plug-in hybrid […]

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BMW and Nissan have once again partnered to install 174 50-kilowatt DC fast charger locations for electric vehicles, this time in 32 states and the District of Columbia, with many of the stations already installed. The two automakers joined forces in late 2015 to fund the installation of 120 fast chargers in 19 states. “We […]

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Canadian electric vehicle startup Girfalco revealed two models of its Azkarra three-wheel electric car, one a high-performance version that whisks from 0 to 62 mph in 2.5 seconds — hypercar territory. Designed for both road and track use, the top-end Azkarra S has three electric motors that deliver power to each wheel that enable full […]

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