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    Toyota Preparing For ‘The Next 100 Years’ With Fuel Cell Vehicles

    At this year’s New York Auto Show conventional vehicles were well represented, but quietly shouting its potential to one day usurp them all was Toyota’s Fuel Cell Vehicle Concept. Or rather, a bold declaration for fuel cell vehicles was made by one of the largest banners prominently positioned high toward the atrium ceiling of the […]

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    McLaren Says Hybrid Powertrain Was the ‘Best Compromise’ For P1

    In order to build the absolute best performance car it was capable of turning out, McLaren said it chose a hybrid powertrain for its $1.15 million – and already sold-out – P1. In previous reports we’ve heard that European and U.S. CO2 and mpg mandates were driving such supercar efforts – Ferrari’s La Ferrari and […]

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    1.0 Liter EcoBoost Engine Gets Its Future Development Boosted

    Ford’s Dunton Technical Centre received funding from the UK government to develop further the small EcoBoost engine and help bring new generation low-CO2 engine technologies to market. Ford stated the ACTIVE (Advanced Combustion Turbocharge Inline Variable Valvetrain Engine) project is one of a number of initiatives supported by the APC (Advanced Propulsion Centre), which has […]

    Consumer Reports finds mixed results with plug-in car salespeople

    A four-month long survey using 19 secret shoppers inquiring about plug-in cars at 85 dealerships in various states found what anecdotal accounts have been saying for the past three years: the experience can be spotty. That is, while there were exceptions, salespeople frequently gave incorrect answers to specific questions about tax breaks, charge times, operational […]

    Four-Millionth Ecotec Engine Goes In A Chevrolet Malibu Eco

    Yesterday General Motors produced its four-millionth Ecotec engine at its Spring Hill powertrain plant. This happened two years after the three-millionth engine was assembled. GM added the four-millionth engine powers a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu Eco. “GM’s line of Ecotec engines continue to win awards and recognition from critics and consumers alike for their fuel efficiency […]

    VW XL1 Awarded Transport Designs of the Year Title

    The Volkswagen XL1 hybrid car has been named the winner of the Transport category in UK’s annual Designs of the Year Awards. The XL1 is one of 76 designs in seven categories currently on display at the Design Museum in London until August 25. It will now go on to compete for the Design of […]

    Range Rover Hybrid LWB Debuts In China

    We knew a Range Rover Hybrid was coming, we just didn’t know when and where first. As things turned out, Land Rover debuted of the Range Rover Hybrid Long Wheelbase at the Beijing motor show. Land Rover stated the derivative brings together two of the most recent innovations in the Range Rover line-up in a […]

    Toyota US Hates Trash

    Yesterday was Earth Day, and every automotive manufacturer tried to put forward their green credentials. In Toyota’s case, it opted to reveal an interesting fact about its operations in the U.S. Since 2009, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) said it has reduced or avoided 1.9 million trash cans worth of waste at its sales […]