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Yesterday Kelley Blue Book (KBB) announced that its 2014 5-Year Cost to Own award winners. KBB said these awards are based on the company’s U.S. data for new cars for the initial five-year ownership period. Based on KBB’s analysis of 2014 models, Mazda and Lexus are the brand winners for the second consecutive year. In […]

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Is the world ready for a virtual showroom? Audi believes so. After launching in London and Beijing, the world’s third Audi City opened on the “ Kurfürstendamm,” one of the most prestigious downtown locations in Berlin. Audi City is a place where visitors can experience the virtual Audi world in stereo 3D. Audi said its […]

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Charge Your Car (CYC), announced it has achieved 100,000 charging sessions on the network February 4, 2014, meaning that the total kilowatt-hour drawn has surpassed 549,399. CYC is the company behind the first open network of recharging points for electric vehicles in the UK. CYC said its network now has 230 post owners enrolled, resulting […]

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Tesla has been credited by former GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz as provoking GM to build the Chevy Volt, and from a town-hall event this week in Norway, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk says he hopes for more of the same. Not necessarily to build a Volt, mind you, as Musk has called less than pure […]

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Nissan has appointed veteran manager Toby Perry to the position of director, Electric Vehicle (EV) Sales and Marketing. Perry is replacing Erik Gottfried, who Nissan says took a position as director of Customer Quality and Dealer Network Development. His role took effect Feb. 3 and Perry, who joined Nissan in 1995, was most recently senior […]

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Nissan’s Leaf has the smallest life-cycle environmental footprint while the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage has the smallest life-cycle environmental footprint of any conventionally powered model year 2014 automobile available in the North American market. This according to Santa Rosa, California-based Automotive Science Group (ASG), which said it conducted a comprehensive life-cycle assessment of over 1,300 automobiles […]

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The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is rated at 28 mpg highway, 23-mpg combined city/highway from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Ram declared it is the best highway-cycle test result ever achieved by a full-size, half-ton pickup, also exceeding the EPA highway rating for the top-ranked small pickup. This also means Ram is keeping the […]

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Toyota announced today it will release a “2014.5” model year Camry Hybrid SE Limited Edition version of its top-selling midsize sedan. It truly will be limited, as the automaker says just 5,000 units will be produced beginning this month through June. The 40-mpg hybrid is based on the existing Camry Hybrid’s 200-horsepower HSD powertrain and […]

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Today Honda announced its 2014 Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural gas will go on sale this month with some improvements to the hybrid. The hybrid goes on sale Feb. 5 nationwide, and the natural gas car carries forth at dealers in 37 states effective Feb. 15. The big(ger) news with the carried-forward IMA (Integrated Motor […]

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Tesla chief Elon Musk had a chance to share his views on the Model S and his company yesterday on “CBS This Morning.” The occasion was after the two 85-kwh Model S sedans called Thunder and Lightning made a Supercharger-enabled journey in 76.5 hours from LA to New York. The news outlet said these cars […]

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