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“This is Infiniti’s design language for the next 10 years to come,” says Francois Bancon, and points at a laptop that shows pictures and strategy of the INFINITI EMEERG-E, a concept car that debuts today in Geneva. We are in Yokohama, on the fifth floor of Nissan’s corporate world headquarters, while Infiniti’s first range extended […]

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How do you create great visibility for your new fuel cell demonstration vehicle? If you’re Mercedes- Benz, you coat your F-Cell with LEDs and make it next to invisible – then take lots of pictures and videos of it. Oh also, circumnavigate the globe with it and make sure that gets good publicity too. These […]

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February sales of 1,023 Chevrolet Volts placed the extended-range electric car as the tenth best selling alternative-energy vehicle in North America out of a field of at least 55 “green” vehicles offered by all major manufacturers. The Volt reached this number despite extremely overblown negative media coverage including from a raft of critics willfully misrepresenting […]

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This week Chrysler Group and General Motors are announcing fleet-oriented pickup trucks that can run on natural gas, with Ford appearing like it may also follow. Ford is still on the sidelines from offering a ready-built CNG truck, but has CNG-options already, and says it can when market demand indicates it needs to. As for […]

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T. Boone Pickens, a former geologist turned billionaire energy investor, believes that one way America can reduce its dependence on foreign oil is to make use of the country’s abundant, cheap natural gas reserves. As such, he has set an example by driving a Honda Civic that runs on natural gas supplied from pipes that […]

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Last week in Honolulu, the four major branches of the U.S. military unveiled the “world’s first military fleet of fuel cell vehicles,” comprised of 16 General Motors vehicles. Hawaii’s ideal climate was chosen as a first step for vehicle evaluation and utilization of associated infrastructure prior to introduction of similar technology in other states, and […]

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Energy giant Exxon Mobil has released its annual energy outlook, which predicts major growth for hybrids and other alternative-drivetrain technologies as the world seeks to lower carbon emissions and limit oil dependency. By 2040, Exxon says it expects that half of new cars will come equipped with some form of alternative propulsion system―be it hybrid, […]

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The U.S. State Department has released an environmental assessment declaring “limited adverse environmental impacts” associated with a proposed extension of the Keystone oil sands pipeline—which would transport as much as 900,000 barrels of oil per day from Alberta, Canada, to United States Gulf Coast. Environmentalists have taken news of the report as a sign that […]

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Gas has been getting cheaper lately. The national average price has dropped nearly 10 percent from its 2011 high of $3.91 per gallon in May, and with the summer driving season wrapping up, some analysts see prices falling even further in the coming weeks and months. But is the recent decline at the pumps a […]

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Citing desire to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, the Obama administration is continuing to push hard to increase the U.S. fleet-wide mpg standards required in just a few years from now. Ongoing negotiations between the White House and auto industry are now centered on a proposed 56.2 mpg Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard for […]

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