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In what might be the most predictable statement to come from a steel-maker ever, ArcelorMittal has said that automakers don’t need to switch away from steel in order to hit future fuel efficiency regulations. The company recently released the results of a study showing that it could cut the weight of a pickup truck by […]

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Mercedes-Benz is previewing its first large plug-in hybrid vehicle ahead of its public debut during the upcoming Paris Motor Show, and surprisingly, doesn’t look that much different from the rest of the still-fresh S-Class range. But under the sculpted skin is another matter. Power comes from the twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 — recently introduced in the […]

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After the dust settled in the Nevada legislature from last week’s drawn-out approval of Tesla new Gigafactory, the company continues to be in the news today. Perhaps the most important nugget came from analyst Adam Jonas from Morgan Stanley — described by Automotive News as “one of Tesla Motor Inc.’s strongest supporters on Wall Street” […]

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Despite years of research and potentially billions of dollars, Mazda has yet to introduce its SKYACTIV-D turbodiesel engine on North American soil. And, according to a story at The Truth About Cars, it still won’t arrive anytime soon. According to an unnamed source close to the situation, it appears that the latest delay is so […]

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After a full assault on the electric-vehicle market with the Leaf, it looks like Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn will be making some seriously tough decisions about how the company, and its French partner Renault, will build or source its batteries. According to a report in Reuters, Ghosn “is preparing to cut battery manufacturing…in a new […]

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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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While Chrysler Fiat gets plenty of deserved credit for its alternative fuel and gas-engine-efficiency offerings — like the small EcoDiesel-powered Ram 1500 and the Multi-Air family of four-cylinders — there hasn’t been much of anything relating to electricity. In fact, beyond the Fiat 500e compliance car, the cupboard appears quite bare. However, the company apparently […]

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Lexus, already chastened by having to apologize for a video embedded on its consumer site that was full of errors about the state of hydrogen infrastructure and “outdated” facts on battery electric vehicles, it appears the company is at it again. Its latest jabs come courtesy of a web and print ad campaign that compares […]

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There’s been a ton of press around Jaguar re-entering the compact luxury sedan market with its new XE, and we’re going to add to it, although less about its striking design and more about the company’s plans for what’ll be stuffed under-hood. The curvacious model shown in pictures is the top-line S, which will get […]

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Ford is making a massive gamble with its upcoming 2015 F-150 pickup, and while customers aren’t expected to start receiving orders until February, there are plenty of critics who don’t believe the company will be able to handle the pressure. The biggest challenge will certainly be the F-150′s use of aluminum body panels — which […]

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