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When last we spoke with McLaren in New York this year, it said hybrids were not on the agenda, but it turns out that may now be incorrect. In the near term little about hybridization has been said, and actually, details are sparse about the long term also, but at least clear according to McLaren […]

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Self-driving cars as well as new types of driver assistance have a huge impact on the technology needed in a vehicle’s steering wheel. Ford Motor Company announced it is bringing to market a new generation of steering technology that will help make vehicles easier to maneuver at low speeds and in tight spaces. At higher […]

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Four Japanese automakers are working together to make EV charging stations widely available through Japan. Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Honda Motor Co., Ltd., and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation jointly established a new company, Nippon Charge Service, LLC, (NCS) on Monday, May 26, to promote the installation of chargers for electric-powered vehicles. The goal […]

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Alcoa and Phinergy will unveil their jointly developed aluminum-air battery that they say powers electric cars to greater distances. An Alcoa-Phinergy electric car will take laps around the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve to demonstrate the technology, ahead of the Formula 1 Grand Prix Du Canada in Montreal. Why go with aluminum-air technology for batteries? Phinergy explained aluminum […]

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Toyota celebrated May 29 the 10th millionth vehicle built at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (TMMK) plant, a white Camry Hybrid. In a ceremony at the plant, the “first” Camry that came off the line in 1988 sat next to the 10-millionth vehicle.  Speaking to a crowd that included team members, community supporters and government […]

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Ford is putting a lot at stake by switching to aluminum for its new F-150 pickup truck and took unique measures to make sure the new truck would withstand jobsite usage. The move to aluminum is led by the need to save fuel. The company said it sent six prototype pickups – each with an […]

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Are you ready to drive a DeltaWing-shaped car as your daily driver? DeltaWing Technologies Inc. revealed how its DeltaWing architecture, currently competing as a Nissan in IMSA sports car road races in the form of the DeltaWing race car, could look as a street-legal, four-passenger car. The company stated the DeltaWing shape is a true […]

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Eight states comprising 28 percent of the U.S. passenger vehicle market are expected today to add more details to their 2013 announced plan for 3.3 million zero emission vehicles by 2025. The governors of these states – California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont – last year signed a memorandum of […]

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Consumer Reports’ July Issue will show the newly redesigned Honda Accord Hybrid “falls well short” of the EPA’s 47 mpg combined estimate, scoring instead 40 in CR’s testing. This report rings reminiscently similar to that of the EPA estimated Ford C-MAX and Ford Fusion Hybrids also rated at 47 combined, and scoring even less. “We’ve […]

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The AAA announced its Automobile Club of Southern California Automotive Research Center chose the Tesla S P85 as its top-scoring green car pick this year. The Palo Alto-based automaker’s car is featured with more than 80 other green vehicles in the latest AAA Green Car Guide.  The top-scoring and best value green vehicles were revealed […]

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