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A proposed law against diesel drivers who are caught “rolling coal” would fine them up to $5,000 for this increasingly popular practice of tampering with emission controls. While some in the world are trying to go zero or partial zero emissions, others are finding it a new pass time to modify their trucks to spew […]

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In Illinois last week, Green Fleets announced that it has suspended its Alternative Fuel Rebate program. Those who purchased alternative-fuel vehicles during or after 2014 will not receive a $4,000 rebate from the state that they might otherwise have expected. Under the rebate program which begun in 1998, plug-in hybrid car buyers were able to attain rebates […]

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A new report says that almost every Nissan Leaf battery in Europe, 99.99-percent to be exact, is still running strong. The data, according to CleanTechnica, says that only three out of 35,000 Nissan Leaf batteries in Europe have failed. This is less than 0.01-percent of all Leafs on European roads. Though CleanTechnica doesn’t reveal the […]

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French drivers as young as 14 years old will be able to drive and possibly form attachments to EVs by way of the Renault Twizy 45. Remember that time when you longed for that elusive first car? Under new French legislation, which is mirroring other European countries, 14-year-olds with their BSR road safety certificates are […]

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Falken is working on a tire specifically designed for hybrid SUVs, inspired by motorcycle rubber. Falken’s conceptual tire could, per the company, meet hybrid SUV driver’s challenging demands for both extended range and dynamic handling In Falken’s brief, this tire featuring different tread areas could point the way to how drivers can enjoy both sporty […]

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As part of a 10-year plan to increase sustainability at the federal level, President Barack Obama is calling for more plug-in and zero emission vehicles in government fleets. Under the Executive Order, which was signed last week, Obama said zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) and plug-in hybrid (PHEVs) must make up at least 20-percent of federal […]

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Chevrolet announced that it is creating a hybrid version of the Malibu sedan for next year, borrowing technology from the Volt to build the hybrid’s powertrain. The Malibu Hybrid takes technology from the Volt, but its overall powertrain will be brand new. For the base drive unit, engineers are using a slightly modified system from […]

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Some have called Audi’s ad for its plug-in hybrid A7 Sportback h-tron hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle clever, others might think –as critics of hydrogen say of hydrogen technology itself – it evokes smoke and mirrors. Actually, the German ad campaign uses a fog machine and purple projectors that created a vanishing effect leaving behind nothing but […]

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Finishing ahead of the Toyota Camry Hybrid, Honda Fit and Subaru Legacy, Kia’s electric version of the Soul was announced today as the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) Green Car of the Year. “Kia Canada is honored to receive the Green Car of the Year award as selected by the voting AJAC membership” said […]

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According to an official statement released recently, the Shenzhen city government plans to contribute up to $800 million (5 billion yuan) to stimulate increased green vehicles sales. The Shenzhen government plans to use the fund to increase green energy infrastructure throughout the city. By creating charging stations and financially assisting purchasers of green vehicles Shenzhen hopes to […]

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