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During the Geneva Motor Show last month, Porsche President and CEO Matthias Müller said it is planning release of a Macan plug-in hybrid in the next year or two.  “We’re working on it. We’ll have it in one or two years,” Müller stated frankly to IndianAutosBlog.  After denial of the possibility of a Macan hybrid last October by a Porsche […]

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Student at the Netherlands’ Delft University of Technology report they have successfully test run their 130-mph hydrogen fuel cell racer on a closed-course shakedown run. The full-sized car is their first, and they’ve designed now six smaller H2 cars, this one being named Forze VI. The Forze VI ran 40 minutes doing acceleration, braking, cornering, […]

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This past Wednesday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an extensive plan covering both environmental goals promoting various programs for the city over the next few decades. The “pLAn” as it’s titled, is 105-page booklet that incorporates both new, and previously declared environmental initiatives by the mayor to help create what he dubs “a more sustainable […]

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A former director with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the office asked for steep fuel efficiency increases for SUVs as a negotiation technique, knowing that the requested numbers were unrealistic. In 2011, the EPA, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the major carmakers met to create new fuel economy and emissions standards set […]

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In opposition to a recent Obama administration approval leading to allowing Shell to drill for oil in the ecologically sensitive Arctic, Greenpeace activists have staged a harrowing and well-documented boarding and camping-out on a massive Pacific Ocean drilling rig. The international team of six protestors is opposing an approval process underway in which the U.S. […]

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Race and road car designer Professor Gordon Murray, Shell and engine specialist Osamu Goto will work together on a city car. The team will co-engineer Project M, an ultra-compact, efficient car for city use based around the internal combustion engine. The Shell concept is intended to be a simple, practical global city car; drawing together […]

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The average resale price on a used Nissan Leaf has reportedly dropped to half the cost of a brand new model. As of last month, the price for a used Leaf has fallen to an average of $15,238, said Cars.com Senior Editor Mike Hanley. He named the EV as the vehicle with the biggest price […]

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Chevrolet of Canada today announced the Spark EV will be made available for retail customers. The zippy subcompact city car with outsized 400-pounds-feet of torque, 0-60 in 7.2 seconds, and 82 miles U.S. EPA-rated range has been fleet-only for the past two years in Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia “We’re expanding our electric vehicle offerings […]

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Georgia, home to a $5,000 all-electric vehicle purchase tax incentive has revoked that initiative in place of a $200 registration fee and adding to the salt in the wounds is giving special perks to Mercedes-Benz as it relocates to the state. The tax-break-ending legislation made it into law last week under the Transportation Funding Act of […]

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The U.S. Energy Depratment is forecasting gas prices will be the lowest this summer they’ve been since summer 2009. Instead of the usual spike, it could be relatively steady as she goes. Looking at the period of April through September the Energy Information Administration says regular gasoline retail prices should average $2.45 per gallon compared […]

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