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Honda has launched its first factory designed and warranted supercharger kit for the manual-transmision version of the CR-Z hybrid. Supercharged 2011-2014 models will see the two-seater’s stock peak output bumped. In the case of 2013/14 models, power will increase will above the base 130 horsepower, and 140 pounds-feet torque, to 197 horsepower, 176 pounds-feet. Older […]

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There’s been much speculation about how well Ford will do with its upcoming Mustang models. Between criticism over adopting an independent rear suspension, speculation over dramatic weight increases (which have largely been proven false) to whether customers will buy-in to the existence of a four-cylinder model for the first time in over 20 years. As […]

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Apparently, the news piece yesterday about Hyundai testing a family of standalone, dedicated Toyota Prius-fighting hybrid models could be reused today, albeit replacing Hyundai with Ford. A story in Automotive News cites two sources who say Ford’s hybrid will be the company’s first effort not adapted from a traditional vehicle, unlike the current hybridized versions […]

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden presented in Trollhättan a prototype EV based on the Saab 9-3. The prototype is a modified Saab 9-3 Aero Sedan; the batteries are placed under the floor, keeping the full interior space as well as the luggage compartment intact, stated National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), making the vehicle as practical as […]

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Even small, fuel-efficient cars like the new Honda Fit can be nice basis for customization or personalization. With this in mind, and to help promote its new Fit, Honda will demonstrate the individualization potential of the all-new 2015 Fit through an interactive Tumblr experience launched August 20, culminating at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las […]

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Hyundai is reportedly working on a compact hybrid car, and several development mules of the potential Toyota Prius rival were caught testing in public. AutoGuide has a gallery full of photos, and reports that while the mules used current five-door Elantra GT bodyshells, not to expect a hybridized Elantra, but rather a standalone model. The rough […]

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Sebastien Buemi of e.dams-Renault set the fastest time on the FIA Formula E Championship final day of pre-season testing at Donington Park. This last round of testing was held ahead of the opening round of the all-electric in Beijing on September 13. The Swiss driver set a lap of 1:31.792 seconds to top the timesheets […]

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Yesterday PGA Tour Player Hunter Mahan was presented with an all-electric BMW i3. He won the vehicle after scoring a hole-in-one on the 17th hole during the 2013 BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill. In addition to receiving the i3, Mahan met Melyzjah Smith, the 2013 BMW Hole-in-One Scholar, who […]

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As Toyota prepares to relocate from Torrance, Southern California to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, it has named its architectural firm to design its new campus for 4,000 employees. Drawings and specs for Toyota’s new corporate headquarters are to be overseen by Dallas-based Corgan as the lead architect known for sustainable designs, and in a statement, […]

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That America is “addicted” to petroleum may involve conspiracy theory about “Big Oil,” but wrapped up in it may also be conspiracy fact – and this PUMP aims to explore. The documentary, “starring” industry movers and shakers including Tesla CEO Elon Musk, opens in Los Angeles and New York theaters next week and in Utah […]

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