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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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    Self-Cleaning Paint On Your Next Leaf?

    Have you ever dreamed of having a car that was always clean? A self-cleaning one for example… Nissan is working towards that goal and has begun tests in Europe on paint technology that repels mud, rain and everyday dirt. This means drivers may never have to clean their car again. It also has the benefit […]

    Cruze Diesel Top Diesel Car Of The Year

    Chevy’s  2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel was awarded top diesel car of the year and Chevrolet is the top diesel manufacturer of 2014. “The Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, with a market-leading 46 mpg highway (5.11 L/ 100 km) is clearly setting the pace for diesel-powered cars in the United States,” said Jonathan Spira, editorial director of The […]

    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 […]