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After only two years since it was first announced, the FIA’s all-electric Formula E racing series is ready to make its public debut. The opening round is set to kick off this Saturday, September 13, in Beijing, China. This will be followed by nine more races held in Malaysia, Uruguay, Argentina, the United States, Monaco, […]

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Lexus, already chastened by having to apologize for a video embedded on its consumer site that was full of errors about the state of hydrogen infrastructure and “outdated” facts on battery electric vehicles, it appears the company is at it again. Its latest jabs come courtesy of a web and print ad campaign that compares […]

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Six months after the installation of two power-producing wind turbines at Honda Transmission Mfg. of America, Inc., Honda said with satisfaction that the turbines are producing more renewable, low emissions electrical power than was anticipated when the towers went into operation in January. Honda said the wind turbines have exceeded the projected power output figures […]

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Driveline development company GKN will present new carbon-saving systems and technologies at the UK’s Low Carbon Vehicle event September 10 and 11. Smaller, more powerful GKN EVO drives for pure electric and extended range electric vehicles will be on display, said GKN, alongside the company’s new Gyrodrive flywheel hybrid system for buses. “Electric drive technologies […]

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There’s been a ton of press around Jaguar re-entering the compact luxury sedan market with its new XE, and we’re going to add to it, although less about its striking design and more about the company’s plans for what’ll be stuffed under-hood. The curvacious model shown in pictures is the top-line S, which will get […]

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With just over three days until the electric-powered Formula E series makes its debut in Beijing, China, there’s a real sense of excitement over the prospect of a truly “green” car racing category. However, even with an advanced lightweight lithium-ion battery pack — 440-pound max weight, 1,000 volt limit, 200 kw peak power limit and […]

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The Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) will focus on the affordable 48 volts “intelligent electrification” of next generation hybrid vehicles at the 14th European Lead Battery Conference (14ELBC). ALABC said this new class of hybrid aims to keep the cost down and the voltage below the critical 60 volt safety threshold. Organized by the International […]

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The 2015 Lincoln Navigator will come to market powered by Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. On top of the new engine, the 2015 Navigator gets a refreshed exterior design and enhanced interior appointments; it will go on sale with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $62,475, including destination and delivery charges. Under the hood […]

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Ford is making a massive gamble with its upcoming 2015 F-150 pickup, and while customers aren’t expected to start receiving orders until February, there are plenty of critics who don’t believe the company will be able to handle the pressure. The biggest challenge will certainly be the F-150′s use of aluminum body panels — which […]

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Echo Automotive, the Arizona-based company offering add-on hybrid-electric kits for fleet vehicles, has been forced to shut down. According to an SEC filing on August 6 of this year, the company had defaulted on debts two days prior, and that “… at this time, the Company does not have adequate liquidity to repay any outstanding […]

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