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General Motors announced it is increasing its renewable energy use with 3 acres of new solar arrays at two Michigan facilities. The company’s processing center in Swartz Creek and engine plant in Flint will each feature 150 kilowatt ground-mount solar arrays. These are expected by General Motors (GM) to generate a combined 400,000 kilowatt hours […]

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Stop-start technology is showing up for 2015 in two Chrysler Group vehicles, the Jeep Cherokee and the Chrysler 200 sedan. Chrysler Group announced it is offering Engine Stop-Start (ESS) technology as standard equipment on certain models of the 2015 Jeep Cherokee mid-size SUV and all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan. Chrysler 200 customers who opt […]

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Get this: Mercedes-Benz’s online configurator offers a $600 option to boost efficiency, thus range, and one of these is 8 kilowatt-hours of battery power held as reserve. In other words, found Autoblog Green, the electric drive B-class actually has a 36 kwh battery, and the company’s option lets the owner charge up and use more […]

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The UK’s Goodwood Festival of Speed will host the unveiling of a new diesel-burning Ford Focus ST. Ford’s new oil burner is targeted at the VW Golf GTD, and will be seen June 27 as the automaker reveals the gas-powered Focus ST as well. Performance from the 2.0-liter TCDi engine is a claimed 182, and […]

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One great way to experience an EV is to show up at one of various test drive events held across the country. One such event will be held this coming weekend in Berkeley, California. The “Experience Electric – The Better Ride” campaign will offer free test drives of the latest electric cars on Saturday, June […]

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Nissan released its 2014 sustainability report highlighting how the company’s vision is enriching people’s lives. The company explained its report details efforts to create economic value and develop a sustainable society through business activities. Nissan said it is offering increased detail about its activities in the Sustainability Report 2014 for greater transparency. For the first […]

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A rally-prepped Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will run from Thailand to Cambodia, competing in the 2014 edition of the Asia Cross Country Rally. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced it will dispatch a team of technical support engineers for an Outlander PHEV entered in the T1.3 4×4 Electric class of the 2,200 kilometers FIA-certified Asia Cross Country […]

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The advent of telematics and new technologies mean a lot can be done with your smartphone right on up to reducing your fuel consumption. IFPEN’s engineers said they have used innovative scientific algorithms to design GECO, an application aimed at reducing fuel consumption at the wheel. IFPEN stands for IFP Energies Nouvelles, a public research […]

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Long-time EVangelist John “Plasmaboy” Wayland and Texas entrepreneur Mitch Medford have teamed up using Wayland’s EV-conversion talents to retrofit triply powerful electric powertrains in former American classic cars. “We’re committed to producing the baddest, coolest, fastest vintage muscle cars in the world, all electric, all the time,” says the Team Philosophy on its Web site […]

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If you could have your wish, what would you like to see General Motors do to make the next Chevrolet Volt better? According to the automaker which recently polled its owners, the top requests are a lower price, a fifth seat space in back, and longer all-electric range. GM has begun shipping 2015 Volts but […]

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