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Toyota announced its first commercial zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCV) is coming to the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival. First unveiled in Japan on Wednesday afternoon, June 25, the vehicle will make its North American debut at the annual conference on Friday, June 27. In a press conference in Japan, company officials revealed the […]

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General Motors’ recall woes and side effects are not over. The latest chapter: the company has stopped sales of its Chevrolet Cruze sedan. The company has ordered its North American dealers to stop selling any 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruze they have in inventory. The stop-delivery order reached dealers Tuesday. The reason, as reported by […]

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BMW had fun electrifying golfers with its BMW i8. Before they got down to business on day one of the BMW International Open on Thursday, four of the 156-strong field at the only European Tour event in Germany were in action in front of the camera for a one-off video at Golf Club Gut Lärchenhof. […]

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New-vehicle shoppers rank safety and information features like back-up/blind spot cameras, recall advisor, stolen vehicle recovery and collision sensors high among “must have” technologies for their next purchase. These findings come from Kelley Blue Book (KBB). While 43 percent of consumers rate USB/auxiliary ports as the No. 1 “must have” feature, safety-related technologies were predominantly […]

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Electric motor manufacturer GKN is entering an electric race car in UK’s renowned Festival of Speed hill climb. GKN announced June 24 it is making its debut in the hill climb with an electric race car and a stand that offers an engaging introduction into the challenges of automotive engineering. The TMG EV P002 electric […]

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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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