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Blending part-time electric drive and posh performance, Porsche’s 2014 Panamera S E-Hybrid may be the greenest car yet offered by the automaker from Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. Last fall as the proud brand launched this, its first plug-in sedan, it had dug out the history book to remind all that its e-pedigree dates to Nikola Tesla’s day, when […]

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A team of students from the University of New South Wales in Australia is hoping to add another record to their mantel tomorrow. 23. The Sunswift team, which is comprised of about 60 engineering, business and support members, had previously set a Guinness World Record for the fastest solar-powered vehicle in 2011 after it reached […]

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Nissan released its 2014 sustainability report highlighting how the company’s vision is enriching people’s lives. The company explained its report details efforts to create economic value and develop a sustainable society through business activities. Nissan said it is offering increased detail about its activities in the Sustainability Report 2014 for greater transparency. For the first […]

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Ford Motor Company released its 15th annual Sustainability Report highlighting its commitment to environmentally responsible manufacturing. According to this report, Ford is furthering its commitment to aggressively step up water conservation programs at its global facilities and among the company’s suppliers. Leaders at the company say it is a basic human right to have clean, […]

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The Kia Soul EV has earned an important certification for its whole-life environmental credentials. TÜV Nord, an independent technical inspection organization, has certified the new Kia Soul EV according to the ISO 14040 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) standard. Kia explained the LCA examines the environmental impact of both the car and the overall manufacturing process […]

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Kia Motors announced that the brand’s global vehicle production was greener and more sustainable in 2013 than at any point in the brand’s history, despite growing sales and production levels around the world. The Korean automaker stated year-on-year global sales grew by 1.4 percent in 2013 to 2,746,643 units, yet an ongoing focus on improving […]

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In a press release sent out Monday, General Motors highlighted its efforts to transform its vehicle portfolio in order to adapt to a new automotive landscape. The company began by stating that facing an automotive industry that is unsustainable in its current form, General Motors is restructuring its global vehicle portfolio, rethinking manufacturing and collaborating […]

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Three years after the end of One Tonne Life, this project has inspired a growing number of people to choose products that help them lead a climate-smart lifestyle. One example of these active choices is the Jogensjö family, with dad Jon, mum Tina and son Nils, who are now enjoying a low-carbon lifestyle in the […]

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Hate Dandelion? You may not see those invasive yellow flowers adorning your lawn the same way anymore. Continental Tires and the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME) have been honored at the GreenTec Awards 2014 for their co-development project “RUBIN – Industrial Emergence of Natural Rubber from Dandelion.” A 60-member jury panel […]

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Our headline could be answered several ways, but with regard to cars, the answer is “yes,” electricity is environmentally cleaner when energizing electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids compared to gasoline or diesel choices. This however really says a lot about the high efficiency of batteries driving electric motors, because as government and advocacy groups have […]

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