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Mazda managed to break 20 speed records with its diesel-powered Mazda6. The company set these 20 records, which are still subject to FIA homologation, at the ATP test oval in Papenburg, Germany. Three Mazda6 SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter clean diesels completed a 24-hour marathon run on the high-speed track this last weekend, with the front car achieving […]

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General Motors is in the midst of installing solar panels at Ohio’s Lordstown Complex, the plant where GM builds the Chevy Cruze. General Motors said its new 2.2 megawatt ground-mounted solar array will be complete by the end of 2014. When the last of more than 8,500 solar panels are in place, it will be […]

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Yesterday Daimler AG announced it has reorganized its cooperation with Tesla Motors Inc. In doing so, the German automaker terminated the share-price hedge it initiated in 2013 and has sold its approximately 4-percent stake in Tesla. Daimler explained it initially acquired a 9.1 percent interest in Tesla in May 2009 for an estimated $50 million. […]

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Chevrolet will commercialize a version of its 2015 Impala sedan that can run on biogas. The Bi-fuel Impala powered by gasoline or compressed natural gas can run on biogas equivalents sourced from fuel providers who process it. One of these is Cleveland-based Quasar Energy Group which uses organic waste to produce the renewable energy source […]

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Nissan has delivered the vehicles that became Madrid and Barcelona’s first 100-percent electric taxis. These first Spanish EV taxis are a Nissan Leaf for Madrid’s taxi fleet and a e-NV200 taxi for Barcelona. Nissan stated the Barcelona deliveries served as an important step in the execution of an agreement between Nissan, the City of Barcelona, […]

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The decision to effectively bar Tesla from operating outside of franchised dealers in Michigan follows a statement by General Motors to the state’s governor urging him to do so. “We believe that House Bill 5606 will help ensure that all automotive manufacturers follow the same rules to operate in the State of Michigan; therefore, we […]

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China knows it has big emissions problems and has upped the ante yet more toward mandating EVs to the point now it is projected to significantly move the market for aluminum. According to Bloomberg, the nation is now calling for no fewer than 30 percent of all government vehicles to be powered by alternative energy […]

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Porsche said it would only build 918 of the 918 Spyder that began production 9/18/13, so if you learned it was nearly sold out, would that surprise you? Well, no surprise then. Not unlike the McLaren P1 which sold out almost immediately with an even smaller production run, Porsche says it hasn’t had any hard […]

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Honda revealed its all-new Honda HR-V entry crossover will make its North American debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 19. The HR-V, already known as the Vezel in other markets, will serve as the entry point to the Honda light truck lineup; Honda said it is positioned below the CR-V in […]

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The FIA Formula E Championship has revealed the circuit location and layout for the March 14, 2015, Miami ePrix. FIA’s Formula E Championship is the world’s first fully-electric racing series. The eight-turn, 1.35-mile (2.17 kilometers) circuit is located in Downtown Miami, Florida, along Biscayne Bay around the streets of the AmericanAirlines Arena. Produced by track […]

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