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BMW’s investment into its i sub-brand has helped it become one of the World’s Top Green Companies. The annual list released by Newsweek has BMW as the top automaker when it comes to being green, earning a Newsweek Green Score of 72.2 percent. Coming in second place is Toyota, rising 57 spots to 35th place […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in partnership with an industry consortium has revealed a prototype vehicle fitted with the latest in anti-drunk driving technology. Called the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS), it is able to unobtrusively and quickly detect the driver’s blood alcohol level, whether you want it to or not. […]

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will still require refineries to increase the amount of ethanol in gasoline for the next two years, but is proposing increases lower than the benchmarks set eight years ago. In 2007, Congress created a renewable fuel standard that set yearly increases of the percentage of biofuel mixed into the U.S. […]

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Tesla’s Model S is the highest rated range EV on the road, but in Germany Tesla owning enthusiast Bjørn Nyland cruised for 25 miles at 125 mph to demonstrate how much more energy it has potential to consume under heavier use. “The autobahn stretch was 40 km [25 miles] which I covered in 12 minutes […]

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Google’s self-driving cars have now been involved in a dozen accidents, though none were caused by the tech company’s vehicles. The company reported and acknowledged a 12th accident last week, with company co-founder Sergey Brin saying that the self-driving car was stopped at a traffic light when it was rear-ended by another driver. Information on […]

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it will spend up to $100 million in grants to help expand the infrastructure of renewable fuels. The funding has been allocated under the USDA’s Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership. Under this new program, the agricultural department will collaborate with state governments and private companies with the goal of […]

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Hyundai has revealed the name of its first global sub-compact SUV. The Hyundai Creta will launch in the second half of 2015, starting with India and will be a global model. While the Korean automaker didn’t share many details about its next new model, it did give details on its name, which is derived primarily […]

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In California, promotions for a new rebate program to help low income families switch to a fuel-efficient vehicle have become explosive. It began with California Senate leader Kevin de León crushing a 1984 Ford Ranger pickup at the state’s capitol building. His publicity stunt kicked off California’s new program to help families below the poverty […]

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Within the next three years, A123 Systems plans to double the global production of its lithium-ion batteries to 1.5 gigawatt-hours. In order to meet these new levels, A123 said it will need to expand its factories, which are already at maximum production levels. “We’re at capacity at all of our production facilities,” said A123 CEO […]

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May sales for both the all-electric Nissan Leaf and extended-range electric Chevy Volt were up compared to recent months, but the Volt did relatively better on a percentage basis, while Nissan did better in raw sales volume. Specifically, Nissan delivered 2,104 Leafs representing a 32.5 percent year-over-year-decline and Chevrolet sold 1,618 Volts declining by just […]

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