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A wirelessly charged electric hybrid city bus will soon be cruising the streets of Södertälje, Sweden thanks to vehicle manufacturing company Scania’s sustainable vehicle technology research project. Scania, which has been researching electrification technologies that could supplant or supplement combustion engines, is partnering with the Royal Institute of Technology to test its wirelessly charged electric […]

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Is this a new take on the Indy 500? Not sure about that, but if the Midwest has had less exposure to electric vehicles than, say California, New York, or other regions, that should start to change this year with the influx of state-of-the-art European EVs into Indianapolis. The BlueIndy car sharing program beginning December […]

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Will you be keeping your current light vehicle for twelve years or more? A new study released yesterday states the combined average age of all light vehicles on the road in the U.S. remains steady at 11.4 years, based on a snapshot of vehicles in operation taken Jan. 1 of this year, according to IHS […]

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The eventual replacement for the ubiquitous Econoline, the Ford Transit van, started rolling off the line April 30 at the Kansas City Assembly Plant. On sale this summer, Ford said its next-generation full-size van family will provide tradespeople and businesses with increased capability and innovative new configurations in the growing commercial vehicle market. “Producing our […]

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HybridCars learned March 26 AutoShare is being bought by Enterprise. Enterprise Holdings made the announcement via press release to the fact its Enterprise Rent-A-Car Canada Company subsidiary is purchasing AutoShare CarSharing Network Inc. AutoShare was established in 1998 as Toronto’s first car-sharing organization, and today serves more than 12,000 local members. Enterprise Holdings, through its […]

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Ford Motor Company celebrated yesterday a manufacturing milestone for its fuel-saving EcoBoost engines: Two million have been produced globally since the 2009 launch of the engine line. A Ford Escape powered by the two millionth production EcoBoost – a 2.0-liter unit – rolled off the line at Ford’s Louisville, Ky., last week. Ford declared growing […]

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Volvo’s V60 station wagon will be the first car in the company’s lineup to offer the new Drive-E powertrain. Saying it is targeting best-in-class performance and best-in-class fuel economy, Volvo Cars of North America announced engines for the Volvo V60 sportswagon that will hit American shores in January. The V60 in front-drive guise will be […]

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During the Frankfurt show, the Volkswagen Group declared it has set its sights on global market leadership in electric mobility. “We are starting at exactly the right time. We are electrifying all vehicle classes, and therefore have everything we need to make the Volkswagen Group the top automaker in all respects, including electric mobility, by […]

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Edison ParkFast and Zipcar, Inc. announced the introduction of twenty 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrids to the Zipcar New York fleet at Edison ParkFast locations throughout the city. “We are thrilled to be able to offer Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrids to our members in the New York area through Zipcar’s program with Honda and our […]

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As part of its Nissan 360 company technical overview, Nissan highlighted how law enforcement teams, firefighters and medics are adopting the Nissan Leaf as their emergency support vehicle. Emergency services in Portugal, France, UK and Switzerland have deployed Leafs as community support vehicles, with a number of other countries considering making the switch to battery […]

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