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Mercedes-Benz’ involvement in Formula 1 translates into new hybrid and lightweight solutions for the brand’s road-going cars. “Technologies like direct fuel injection found their way in to series production via the Silver Arrows of the 1950s”, said Prof Thomas Weber, Member of the Daimler Board of Management responsible for Group Research and Head of Mercedes-Benz […]

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Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. will host its biggest annual celebration for thousands of loyal Mitsubishi Motors brand enthusiasts at the 2014 Mitsubishi Owner’s Day (MOD), including EV and PHEV presence. The event will be held at the company’s North American headquarters located at 6400 Katella Avenue in Cypress, California 90630. The festivities kick off […]

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According to some in the industry, one of the next steps on the way to improve electric drive and plug-in hybrid vehicles is wireless charging. With this concept in mind, Daimler and BMW are jointly developing and implementing one common wireless charging technology. Wireless battery charging will make the handling of electric drive and plug-in […]

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Nissan has launched its “No Charge to Charge” promotion for new Leaf buyers offering two years of free public charging access in 10 initial markets. The program gives customers an rfid-chipped EZ-Charge card which provides free access to charging at more than 2,600 public stations available in the initial program markets, including more than 200 […]

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Volvo has developed a Plug-in Hybrid, Twin Engine technology and it will be offered first in the upcoming redesigned XC90 SUV. Volvo Cars said its all-new XC90 all-wheel drive seven-seater will deliver 400 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque, but with carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of around 60 g/kilometer (NEDC driving cycle). The Swedish company […]

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Organizers of the FIA Formula E Championship have entered a joint partnership with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. Formula E said by entering this partnership, they are showing their support for the environmental actions led by the Foundation and helping to raise funds for future projects. The Foundation, created by HSH Prince Albert […]

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Nissan believes its all-electric LEAF represents a sustainable future in zero-emission mobility, but said the company’s commitment to green doesn’t end there. According to Nissan, the LEAF has contributed to reducing CO2 emission by some 151,000 tons since its launch in 2010, but the engineering team behind the world’s best-selling electric vehicle (EV) aims to […]

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With its current range of models and engines, BMW has won six mentions in the 2014 “Green Mobility Trophy” awards presented by the German automobile magazine Auto Zeitung. Based on a reader survey, the awards were won by the Munich automobile manufacturer in six out of a total of seven categories. Three of these class […]

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Will the electric car market be the most important sector in the next 10 years? Nearly 40 percent of BMW, Audi, Mercedes and Jaguar drivers said they would buy, or seriously consider buying, an all-electric car capable of 300 miles from one charge from their brand. This statement comes from UK Web site WeLoveAnyCar.com. The […]

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Lexus is entering the growing compact CUV segment with a model that will be available is hybrid and turbocharged versions, the 2015 Lexus NX. Lexus said the 2015 NX debuts in two versions, the NX 200t with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and the NX 300h hybrid, which brings the brand’s number of hybrid offerings […]

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