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Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that global production of its three full-SKYACTIV vehicles, the Mazda CX-5, Mazda6 (known as Atenza in Japan) and Mazda3 (Axela in Japan) has surpassed one million units. The exact number was 1,040,000 units as of the end of March 2014, said Mazda, with all three models adopt the full range […]

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Curious about Ford’s EcoBoost technology or vehicles? This is your chance to experience this Ford turbocharging philosophy. Ford Motor Company is giving fans and potential customers a chance to get behind the wheel of its latest products with its second EcoBoost Challenge consumer drive tour, which will visit 12 cities across America. Kicking off April […]

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A123 Systems is back into the spotlight and taking steps to focus on transportation batteries. The company announced March 24 an agreement to divest of its grid storage business and other assets related to energy storage for telecom and IT data storage applications. The company describes itself as a developer and manufacturer of advanced Nanophosphate […]

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Ford’s EcoBoost engine powered Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates to victory in the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring race held at the Sebring International Raceway. The Roush Yates-prepped twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 is the engine chosen by Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates and it proved to be a sound choice as it […]

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Québec city, the capital of the province of Québec, is joining the Electric Circuit public charging network and will improve the availability of charging for electric vehicles on its territory. Over the next two years, the city said it will acquire 18 Level 2 (240 volts) charging stations, which will be installed off-street, in municipal […]

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Fisker’s ex-VP of global design, Alexander Klatt, has joined the College for Creative Studies as MFA Chair of Transportation Design. The College for Creative Studies (CCS) announced the appointment earlier this week. As Vice President of Global Design at Fisker Automotive, Klatt led the development team for the Karma platform, among the world’s first luxury […]

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Could a new type of catalytic converter cut fuel consumption and car manufacturing costs? It may soon be according to a scientist from Imperial College London (ICL). The college announced Dr Benjamin Kingsbury has designed a new catalytic converter that could cut fuel consumption and manufacturing costs. According to ICL, tests suggest that the new […]

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ClipperCreek has introduced a new home level 2 EV charger. The company’s latest product being introduced is the HCS-40, a 30 Amp, 240 Volt Level 2 electric vehicle charging station. ClipperCreek said the HCS is indoor/outdoor rated and designed to be the most rugged station available. With standard 25 feet of charging cable, a no […]

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There is some ambiguity out there regarding “stop-start” systems as found in all full hybrids, mild hybrids, and now even trickling into some non-hybrid combustion-engine vehicles being offered with basic, less-expensive examples of this fuel- and emissions-saving technology. It’s this latter application – stop-start systems used on less than mild and full hybrids – that […]

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Bentley may not yet have a hybrid or a PHEV in its luxurious lineup, but it is now building its cars with lots of green, rooftop-sourced, energy. Bentley Motors today welcomed Greg Barker, UK’s Energy and Climate Change Minister, to its headquarters in Pyms Lane, Crewe, to find out more about the recent installation of […]

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