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A four-month long survey using 19 secret shoppers inquiring about plug-in cars at 85 dealerships in various states found what anecdotal accounts have been saying for the past three years: the experience can be spotty. That is, while there were exceptions, salespeople frequently gave incorrect answers to specific questions about tax breaks, charge times, operational […]

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Yesterday General Motors produced its four-millionth Ecotec engine at its Spring Hill powertrain plant. This happened two years after the three-millionth engine was assembled. GM added the four-millionth engine powers a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu Eco. “GM’s line of Ecotec engines continue to win awards and recognition from critics and consumers alike for their fuel efficiency […]

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The Volkswagen XL1 hybrid car has been named the winner of the Transport category in UK’s annual Designs of the Year Awards. The XL1 is one of 76 designs in seven categories currently on display at the Design Museum in London until August 25. It will now go on to compete for the Design of […]

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We knew a Range Rover Hybrid was coming, we just didn’t know when and where first. As things turned out, Land Rover debuted of the Range Rover Hybrid Long Wheelbase at the Beijing motor show. Land Rover stated the derivative brings together two of the most recent innovations in the Range Rover line-up in a […]

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Yesterday was Earth Day, and every automotive manufacturer tried to put forward their green credentials. In Toyota’s case, it opted to reveal an interesting fact about its operations in the U.S. Since 2009, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) said it has reduced or avoided 1.9 million trash cans worth of waste at its sales […]

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Lincoln has unveiled its MKX Concept during Auto China 2014 in Beijing. The Lincoln MKX Concept hints at an EcoBoost-powered global SUV that will become the third of four all-new Lincoln vehicles due by 2016. It is designed to capture the attention of consumers worldwide. This unveiling in Beijing marks the first time Lincoln has […]

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Already enjoying success, at the ongoing 2014 Beijing Auto Show, Volkswagen has announced a huge commitment to increase China’s budding electrified vehicle presence. “We are launching the biggest initiative for e-mobility in China’s automotive history,” said CEO Martin Winterkorn. The German automaker’s e-mobility campaign will dedicate 18 billion euros ($24.9 billion) to bring a new […]

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General Motors is putting more efforts into the development of a super cruise system. Super cruise is a highly developed version of what we know today as cruise control, not to be confused with the Chevy Cruze GM offers. The company said that lightning-fast refreshing of visuals inside GM’s Research Driving Simulator are helping advanced […]

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Drivers in the market for a new car and interested in the greener choices out there can learn about the 10 Best Green Cars of 2014, as selected by Kelley Blue Book (KBB) editors. Taking the top spot on this annual list for 2014 is the all-new, all-electric BMW i3. Each year KBB.com editors compile […]

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Last Friday in Montréal, an event billed as “the biggest EV rally” qualified for the Guinness Book of World Record after 438 plug-in vehicles showed up to surpass the 305 that amassed in Zurich last year. The event drew drivers from Canada and the U.S. to the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montréal. It has alternately been […]

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