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Peugeot will tackle the 2015 edition of the Dakar rally with an unusual combination of diesel power and two-wheel drive. After grabbing public attention with the new 2008 DKR, the Team Peugeot-Total has finally lifted the lid on the inner workings of this muscular beast, which will take on the 4×4 brigade on the 2015 […]

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The fifth edition of the Silvretta E-Auto Rally started July three marking the fifth time that locally emission-free vehicles will cross the roads of the Austrian Montafon Mountains. It is also the fifth time that Mercedes-Benz and smart will participate – and with six electric vehicles Mercedes will again have the largest fleet of the […]

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Mazda has officially announced a new generation of Miata will come for the 2016 model-year and that this new generation will incorporate SKYACTIV components. Mazda said this fall, 25 years of MX-5 Miata history will turn the page to unveil the beginning of its fourth chapter as the next-generation roadster will be rumor no more […]

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If BMW’s symbolism is to be taken as implied, perhaps the maker of the “Ultimate [sustainable] Driving Machines” wants to take i8 customers to a new “world” of experience. Whether that’s reading into things too much, or not, the automaker has just announced options pricing. Instead of an a la carte menu over the base […]

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Eco Science Solutions, Inc. said it is continuing tests of its fuel-saving and emissions-improving EcoFlora Spark Plug and is preparing for its next stage of testing. The goals of its testing to date in the United States and Canada were to ensure that the EcoFlora plug would run properly and without issue in various types […]

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Dragon Racing, the Los Angeles-based motorsports team owned by Jay Penske, announced Mike Conway as a driver in the inaugural all-electric FIA Formula E Championship. Mike Conway raced in the IndyCar Series and in 2014 is also driving with Toyota for its LMP1 WEC program. Conway’s previous experience includes three seasons in GP2, and as […]

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Although electric and hybrid vehicles are gaining market share, one significant question remains: how can the used lithium-ion batteries be processed after their lifespan in a vehicle? A peer-reviewed Mineta National Transit Research Consortium report, titled Remanufacturing, Repurposing, and Recycling of Post-Vehicle-Application Lithium-Ion Batteries, offers three possible alternatives. Remanufacturing for intended reuse in vehicles by […]

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Chevrolet is greener than in the past and this year the automaker found its way onto Interbrand’s 2014 Best Global Green Brands report for the first time, ranking No. 32. The report gauges the gap between public perception of a brand’s environmental performance – its “green image” – and its actual environmental practices, using publicly […]

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MINI’s Oxford, UK plant saw a first on July 1st as the new MINI 5-door Hatch comes off the production line. The 5-door marks another phase in the roll-out of a $1.28 billion (£750 million) investment program across BMW Group UK’s production facilities from 2011 to 2015. Coming after the redesign of the MINI Hatch, […]

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On Sunday a driver of a white Chevy Volt in Santa Clarita Valley, Calif. survived a 100-foot plunge down a ravine. At the bottom of the ravine below a precipice near the intersection of Davenport Road and Summit Knoll Road, firefighters found an unidentified motorist OK, and the car – we have no photo – […]

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