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Last Friday Ford announced its redesigned aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150 will offer the highest EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings among full-size gas-powered pickups. When equipped with the new 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, a turbocharged engine that includes Auto Stop-Start, the 4×2 F-150 delivers estimated ratings of 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined. The 2.7-liter […]

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Porsche will enter a third Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car for the next Le Mans race. The 2015 edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours race will be held June 13 and 14. To make sure the race car is ready for the big race, it will also be entered in the May 2 […]

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The city of Saint-Hyacinthe in Quebec is now fueling its natural gas powered municipal vehicles with methane sourced from the city’s garbage. The city of Saint-Hyacinthe started this week to recover organic materials via biomethanization and to use the renewable natural gas produced to meet its energy needs. In the same breath, this fall, Gaz […]

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Tesla Motors is working double-time to resolve defective drive units in 1,100 Norwegian Model S sedans in this, one of its most important markets. EVs now enjoy 15 percent market share in the country of around 5.4 million people; the longer range, nicer Model S sales volume has surpassed the Nissan Leaf, but the units […]

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Nissan is adding Atlanta to its no-cost public charging for two years program just in time for Black Friday week. The automaker announced yesterday the “No Charge to Charge” program for Atlanta, a program that offers no-cost access to more than a dozen quick chargers spread throughout the Greater Atlanta market for two years with […]

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Infiniti won the first-ever People’s Choice Award as part of the 11th annual Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge with its SYNAPTIQ concept. The company describes its SYNAPTIQ concept as a unique answer to this year’s theme of “Sensing the Future: How Will Cars Interact With Us In 2029?” Infiniti added designers from its San […]

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Autonomous driving and driver assistance technologies are set to move forward at a quick pace over the next few years. Manufacturers rely on many different suppliers for these technologies to move forward; one such supplier involved in many innovations is Delphi. Delphi Automotive PLC just announced it will partner with Ottomatika, Inc., a company started […]

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Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) unveiled the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV during its press conference at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Featuring a performance-oriented yet highly efficient plug-in-hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) drivetrain, the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV crossover is said by its maker to hint at the future design direction for Mitsubishi Motors production vehicles […]

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In response to Volt owner requests, GM has given the Volt a GPS-enabled sense of where “home” is, and the car can be programmed to know when it arrives at its owner’s home base – i.e., the garage, or where ever that may be. Based on owner-set charging preferences for their “home” charging location, the […]

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Chevrolet unveiled two future aspects of its new midsize Colorado pickup: a ZR2 package, but mostly a diesel engine. In introducing the Colorado ZR2 concept at the Los Angeles motor show, Chevrolet unveiled a vision of how it could take the all-new midsize truck’s off-road capability to the next level while also showcasing the upcoming […]

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