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The head of Ford Motor Co. has said its engineers have done a thorough hands-on analysis of a Tesla Model S and may eventually build their own larger all-electric vehicle. “We drove it. We took it apart. We put it back together and we drove it again,” said Ford CEO Mark Fields Friday in response […]

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The electric version of Volkswagen’s Golf has been rated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at 126 city, 105 highway, and 116 combined MPGe. The EPA also gave the fully electric 2015 e-Golf an official range of up to 83 miles. Volkswagen observed that compared to other compact electric vehicles (EVs), these numbers make […]

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On Thursday this week, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced SENSING, describing it as a new driver-assistive system which will first be equipped to the all-new Legend to go on sale in Japan before the end of this year. The system will then be successively integrated to more models in the future. Honda explained SENSING was […]

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Kia Motors America’s 2015 Soul was awarded at the 11th annual Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year awards. The award event was held recently at Local Motors in Chandler, Ariz. For the third consecutive year, local media and athletes rated the Soul best in the urban category after static and dynamic evaluations. “Winning the Active […]

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Everyone knows there is no gasoline engine making a Tesla Model S go, but besides a motor and battery, have you ever wondered what the rest consists of under the skin? If so, you’re not the only one, and IHS Technology also was more than a little curious to forensically tear one down and find […]

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Mazda announced production of its redesigned Mazda2 has begun at the company’s new plant in Mexico. Additionally, Mazda de Mexico Vehicle Operation (MMVO) engine machining plant, under construction since last year, has been completed and the plant began operating on October 21, 2014. Mazda added products featuring SKYACTIV Technology are enjoying strong sales globally and […]

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The latest to join a list of manufacturers who have been ordered to revise their federal mpg labels is BMW with its 2014 MINI Cooper models. Yesterday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a press release outlining a trimming back of 3-door models’ window sticker mpg label values. This came after an audit on the […]

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The McLaren P1 GTR hybrid race car will be the most powerful track-only model ever produced by McLaren Automotive. McLaren said this new lap-time-minded hybrid model will offer an on- and off-track driving experience like no other, with unique access to the technologies and expertise within the McLaren Technology Centre. Dynamic testing is well underway […]

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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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