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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 […]

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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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Last January Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said FCA has a “massive” program to develop a plug-in hybrid minivan and he’s now emphasized FCA wants to be first as the company arguably has before. What many consider one of the first modern conventional “minivans” launched in 1984 as the Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager and these […]

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A revised Mitsubishi Outlander will show up for the 2016 model-year, in time for the expected North American introduction of the PHEV version. Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) announced it will make the world premiere of the 2016 Outlander at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, Thursday, April 2. MMNA explained the 2016 […]

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Renault took the win at the 2015 ZENN Monte-Carlo Rally with four of its ZOE EV taking the four top places. This result follows last year’s win, which was also the first time the ZOE participated in the rally. 2015 marked the 6th edition of this EV rally. SEE ALSO: EVs Racing Around Monte-Carlo According […]

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Last week Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that Tesla will introduce a self-driving software update for the Model S by this summer. According to Musk, the technology being introduced in this update will be enough to allow the vehicle to drive itself part of the time. Tesla plans this feature will be used mostly on […]

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