Volvo Car Group started production of the first engine variants in its new, high-efficiency four-cylinder engine family. The development and production take place in-house at Volvo Car Group and form a vital part of the company’s strategy for independence. The strategy of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines and driveline electrification is the path that Volvo […]

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Auto West BMW was awarded “The Most Sustainable BMW Dealership in the World” title at this year’s prestigious BMW Sales Excellence Award Ceremony, held at the iconic BMW Museum in Munich, Germany. This highly esteemed award recognizes dealerships worldwide who are paving the way for a greener future, while supporting BMW AG’s worldwide commitment to […]

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Greg Ballard, mayor of the City of Indianapolis, took a personal test drive of an EchoDrive equipped Ford E-250 hybrid demonstration vehicle after a meeting with Echo Automotive, Inc. executives. As head of the country’s 11th largest city, Ballard signed an executive order in December requiring Indianapolis to replace its nearly 500 non-police vehicle fleet […]

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The Web edition of the automobile enthusiast publication Autoweek recently posted a list of the 12 most searched cars on the site. The Ford Mustang isn’t much of a surprise in spot number one; likewise another horsepower powerhouse, Chevy’s Corvette in third place. Sandwiched between those classic American pony cars? The Toyota Prius. In the […]

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Ford CEO Alan Mulally Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford, pledged yesterday to form an alliance with the Edison Electric Institute to work on plug-in cars. Speaking at EEI’s annual convention in San Francisco on Thursday, Mulallly outlined his company’s path toward high fuel-efficiency, which included—but by no means was limited to—electric vehicle technology. […]

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This video demonstrates the various technologies in the Toyota Hybrid Synergy Engine, showing how braking energy is stored, how the engine responds to slower speeds and sudden acceleration, and what this means to drivers who want to reduce emissions.

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Saturn advertises three new models, including their new hybrid VUE.

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Hybrid manufacturers show their offerings at this Midwestern HybridFest. Ford, Toyota, Honda, and General Motors demonstrate their latest vehicles – and their interest in the hybrid market – at this hybrid car celebration aimed at families in middle America. Wisconsin State Representative Joe Parisi puts in an appearance.

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Feb. 26, 2007: Auto Week—Will Price Rule? Summary: GM’s last hybrid attempt fell flat. The Saturn VUE Green Line was almost universally held in contempt for the low quality of its and fit and finish. The car’s NVH—noise, vibration, and harshness to automotive engineers—was unacceptable, sales were abysmal, and Saturn decided to discontinue its production […]

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Feb. 24, 2007: Source – Kiplinger The 2007 Toyota Prius squeezed 30 more miles from a gallon than its nearest mid-size competitor, the Nissan Versa, according to the old EPA fuel economy ratings. Beginning in 2008, things aren’t so rosy. Mileage tests were developed when we more or less channeled our grandmothers’ driving. Cars are […]

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