Billionaire Richard Branson dropped a hint in a recent interview in Miami that the Virgin Group may have plans to compete with Tesla in the electric car market. Virgin is not new to taking on new ventures and the British multinational conglomerate already has its mitts in industries like space, trains, planes, and mobile phones to name […]

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Tokyo announced plans to build hydrogen fueling stations, add fuel cell vehicles to its fleets and offer more incentives to electric vehicle buyers as part of its $325 million initiative to move away from nuclear power. “It’s time to introduce a hydrogen era,” said Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last week. The project includes 35 […]

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Drivers of new vehicles are not replacing traditional media with the Internet, but they are accessing traditional media content through alternative digital channels. This is one of the conclusions that can be taken out of the recently released J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Automotive Media and Marketing Report —Summer. The report has been conducted regularly since […]

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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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