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BMW Motorsport has announced it will partner with solar equipment supplier GermanPV, initially as part of its 2014 M4 DTM race sponsorship, but with hints that it will be part of BMW’s electrification effort. GermanPV GmbH develops “innovative energy concepts” including electric vehicle charging solutions using renewable energy solar carports. “We are delighted to welcome […]

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Toyota is voluntarily recalling 1.9 million 2009-2014 Prius hatchbacks worldwide due to a software issue. After monitoring its own quality reporting program, Toyota said it determined a potential fault with its hybrid system boost converter. The fault is only with the Prius, not other hybrids, said Toyota. The potential issue could happen under heavy load, […]

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2014 World Car Awards finalists have been revealed, which means we also know which cars are short listed for the 2014 World Green Car award. The 2014 World Car Awards (WCAs) ceremony to be hosted by the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) and Bridgestone Corporation on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The WCAs include the […]

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Kia’s upcoming Soul EV will benefit from cold-tested heating and ventilation benifiting both the driver and the battery. The automaker announced a comprehensive winter testing program is currently being carried for the Soul EV pure electric vehicle ahead of its launch in the second half of 2014. Engineers are subjecting the car to the most […]

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Yesterday Honda’s Japanese-market Fit Hybrid and Vezel Hybrid were affected by a third transmission recall Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a voluntary recall of the Fit Hybrid and Vezel Hybrid produced in Japan from July 2013 through February 2014. The recall has to do with a problem with the software program controlling the 7-speed dual […]

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Elio Motors announced engineering solutions company Comau Inc. has been selected as its automation partner to build its 84 mpg three-wheel car. According to the press release both companies sent out, Comau will provide Elio with powertrain and automated assembly systems to build its three-wheel, high efficiency vehicle. Slated to begin production in the fourth […]

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Performance vehicle manufacturer Saleen Automotive, Inc. announced it is partnering with the Art Center College of Design on a revolutionary concept for an electric vehicle. Saleen Automotive, Inc. describes itself as an American specialty manufacturer of high performance vehicles, technical performance parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel. Saleen is mostly known for its performance cars based […]

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Tesla Motors will have an all-wheel drive Model S possibly as soon as when the Model X arrives later this year, or by early 2015. This was revealed from Europe by CEO Elon Musk speaking to Tesla owners and fans as part of a general progress report during a town hall style meeting. Musk said […]

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SsangYong is the latest company to reveal information about hybrid and green vehicles showcased at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show 2014. SsangYong announced it will unveil its new diesel-hybrid XLV concept (eXciting smart Lifestyle Vehicle) at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show in March. The company explained the XLV is a multi-role B-segment SUV […]

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January was another record-breaking month for the Nissan Leaf, maintaining its market-leader status in the UK. Figures released by the UK Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show Nissan managed to sell 230 units of the Leaf during January 2014. That total was more than 1,000 percent up when compared to sales in January […]

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