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There are dozens of new vehicles at this year’s ongoing North American International Auto Show in Motor City, and as the town gets truer in a sense to its name – “Motor” – spliced among traditional models are several newly revealed electrified models. Despite well-documented inexpensive gasoline these days, a complexity of variables keep alternative […]

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The 2016 Chevy Volt, the first plug-in car to receive a full redesign, will be revealed Monday in Detroit, and eyes are on General Motors as to how it will manage its new product. A question that will remain even during and after the initial disclosure is how the vehicle will be received this year […]

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Johnson Controls in collaboration with Toshiba is introducing a new 12-volt lithium titanate battery stop-start system. “Johnson Controls is pursuing opportunities to develop evolutionary low-voltage energy storage systems that will help our customers meet increasing fuel regulations at a lower cost than a hybrid or electric vehicle,” said Lisa Bahash, group vice president and general […]

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General Motors confirmed today that it will show its next-generation Chevrolet Volt this January at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Want to know how much it will cost, or EV range, or see details and specs? According to GM Spokesman Randy Fox, GM regretfully declines to offer more than a teaser […]

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The amount of aluminum body sheet content in North American vehicles is expected by automakers to quadruple by 2015 and increase tenfold by 2025 from 2012 levels. This has benefits for fuel consumption, but also for the U.S. aluminum industry. One good example of vehicle raising demand for the material is the 2015 Ford F-150; […]

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Ford introduced today in Detroit an all-new F-150 combining an aluminum-alloy body, auto start-stop and a new Ecoboost engine. We know, pickups are not the greenest vehicles, but they warrant a mention when such a big seller makes huge efforts to reduce its mass and fuel consumption. According to Ford, the new F-150 lost up […]

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A brand new 2015 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan was introduced today at the 2014 North American International Auto Show held in Detroit. This new 200 is the industry’s first mid-size sedan with a standard nine-speed automatic transmission. Chrysler expects this will be good for highway fuel economy ratings of 35 miles per gallon when powered […]

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The Audi allroad shooting brake PHEV concept is making its debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The two-door car is a hybrid crossover; Audi said its hybrid drive, which is as powerful as it is efficient, makes a new form of quattro drive possible – the e-tron quattro. “The show […]

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Mini confirmed its new Mini Cooper will see its U.S. version fully unveiled next month at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The latest generation of the Mini is said by the British premium brand to be once again a pioneer of individual style, premium quality and high-end technology. Mini added […]

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A new Audi crossover show car will make its debut in January 2014 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The two-door model with its high ground clearance is a crossover described by Audi as having a distinctly sporting slant – a car for all roads and tracks, for everyday driving and […]

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