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Ram said it received a flood of orders from dealers across the nation for its 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. More than 8,000 trucks equipped with the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine have been ordered—just over 50 percent of the total mix. Even more surprising said Ram is the amount of orders already paid for by customers— twice […]

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Following a recent announcement by Ford to switch to aluminum for its 2015 F-150, and in preparation for tightening federal fuel economy standards, General Motors says it will have aluminum-bodied pickup trucks by 2018. According to the Wall Street Journal, GM has made agreements with Alcoa Inc and Novelis Inc and these suppliers are preparing […]

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VIA Motors announced yesterday Bob Lutz was appointed Chairman of the Board of VIA Motors, maker of extended-range electric trucks, vans and SUVs. Lutz, former vice chairman of General Motors, is also known as the “father of the Chevy Volt” and was already a board member of VIA Motors. “VIA is fortunate to have the […]

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Yesterday Echo Automotive, Inc. announced plans to extend its EchoDrive plug-in hybrid system to GM 2500 and 3500 vans, including the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana, model years 2010-2014. Production is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2015. Echo describes itself as a developer of technologies enabling the cost-effective aftermarket addition of fuel-efficient […]

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Citroën is known for its funky cars and a new model, the C4 Cactus, continues the tradition. Set to be presented at the Geneva Auto Show early March, the new C4 Cactus is a real alternative to the traditional compact hatchback, said Citroën. Boasting a striking design, Citroën said the New C4 Cactus stands out […]

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The Prius is California’s car, we’ve known this for a few years. Almost a full two months after our 2013 Dashboard was released, Toyota confirmed February 18 the Prius took home the gold in 2013 as the most popular vehicle-line in the Golden State for the second year in a row. The Prius Family (Prius […]

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Just in time for President Obama’s mandate to slash big truck emissions – and our own story on innovative series hybrid trucks that promise a paradigm shift in truck efficiency – Cummins and Peterbilt announced the 10.7 mpg “SuperTruck.” Cummins and Peterbilt say tweaks to the big rig are a significant step forward all by […]

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Volvo Cars showed the “Pure Tension Pavilion” for the first time in the U.S. at Modernism Week in Palm Springs on Sunday, Feb. 16. The pavilion is a rapidly deployable portable free-standing tensioned membrane structure covered with small solar panels, making it a mobile charging station. The structure is designed to power up the Volvo […]

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A new sedan powered by a form of electric drive will be shown in Geneva. The first public presentation of the new QUANT e-Sportlimousine equipped with nanoFLOWCELL drive will shortly celebrate its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show March 4, 2014. Robert Bosch GmbH and nanoFLOWCELL AG entered in a partnership in which Bosch […]

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The A3 Sportback g-tron, Audi’s first production Audi A3 model capable of running on compressed natural gas is now ready, but will be available only for Germany for now. Audi’s new car can be powered by Audi’s e-gas produced using green electricity, or by compressed natural gas, both of which are available to drivers in […]

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