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On January 20 the United States Postal Service put out a request for bid to replace by 2018 its aging fleet of Long Life Vehicles with at least the possibility of an alternative-energy drivetrain in consideration. The present vehicles custom-designed by Grumman Corp., intended to last 24 years, are at the end of this cycle. […]

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With 73,392 U.S. Leafs sold out of a 200,000 unit phase-out point under federal law, Nissan is anticipating what it will do when the $7,500 federal tax credit begins to diminish then ultimately run out. Last year alone the automaker sold more plug-ins than any other with 30,200 Leafs delivered and as it attempts to […]

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The globally best-selling Leaf has received glowing testimonials, but to give an extra edge, it now glows in the dark. Rather, one sprayed in Europe with paint containing Strontium Aluminate does – for up to 8-10 hours at night to electrify your friends, neighbors, and anyone else. This rare earth product is solid, odorless and […]

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Tesla sales in China last month were far below targeted numbers, and an internal email indicates that CEO Elon Musk is ready to fire managers to fix the problems. In a recent webcast, however, Musk said issues in China are overblown and he expects strong sales to return by the end of 2015. The latest […]

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Volvo is expanding its vehicle-to-vehicle testing program from 50 vehicles to 1000. Volvo Cars, the Swedish Transport Administration and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration have been working together on a project to enable cars to share information about conditions that relate to road conditions such as icy patches. The information will be shared through a […]

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Hyundai Canada handed out the keys to the first Canadian-market Tucson Fuel Cell at the Toronto auto show on Thursday this week. Jennifer Ma, Clayton Crawley and their two children, hailing from Surrey, BC, received the keys to their Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) for a 3-year lease. Canada’s first ever customers for […]

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Toyota is celebrating the 500,000th Corolla coming off the line at the Blue Springs, Mississippi, production facility. The production accomplishment was achieved faster than any other Toyota plant in the U.S.; the plant opened in 2011. “The 500,000th Corolla vehicle is a milestone we’re excited to be celebrating,” said Fred Volf, Toyota Mississippi, vice president […]

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The maker of the i-MiEV and Outlander plug-in hybrid has taken lessons learned blended with plenty of advanced technologies and combined them into the Concept GC-PHEV. The full-sized plug-in hybrid show crossover made its North America debut today in Chicago and represents a thesis of ideas the Japanese automaker intends to bring in years to […]

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Today Toyota unveiled its midcycle refresh of its Avalon including the hybrid version. Unwrapped at the Chicago Auto Show, the fourth-generation vehicle that was all-new in 2013 gets styling updates while leaving powertrain intact. Under the hood of the hybrids is A 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine paired with electric drive netting 200 horsepower. Efficiency […]

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A Tesla Model S tested under varying winter conditions was found to use approximately 40-percent more energy according to a Tesla owner’s written report. The information documented by Rob M., an engineer, is posted at Teslarati.com. Even though this website is geared towards Tesla owners and enthusiasts, reviews and articles appear balanced without expressing obvious […]

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