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Toyota launched in Japan a program to test silicon carbide power semiconductors in hybrid vehicles. Using a Camry hybrid prototype and a fuel cell bus, Toyota Motor Corporation said the tests will evaluate the performance of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors, which it believes could lead to significant efficiency improvements in hybrids and other vehicles […]

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An electric AWD vehicle will wear the Kia badge in Chicago. Kia Motors America said it will unveil an electric all-wheel drive (e-AWD) concept vehicle at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show. The company added this off-roader, said to be bold by Kia, was conceived by Kia’s California design studio and built for city dwellers seeking […]

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Mitsubishi will unveil at the Geneva Motor Show a two-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) concept that will showcase the direction the company is taking for its offerings on the horizon. “A future-oriented attitude: powerful, fast and dynamic” is the theme of the 85th International Geneva Motor Show official poster and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) […]

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The Co-wheels car club chose Toyota hybrids and city cars to fill its needs of 80 new vehicles for its fleet. The business operates on-street car sharing and rental in more than 40 UK locations and provides fleet management services for numerous organizations. The company evaluates it is now time to invest in more vehicles […]

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Nissan’s all-electric e-NV200 van is proving popular award-wise in the UK. The electric van received last week its sixth industry award in as many months, winning the Best Green Van honor at the Business Van of the Year awards in London, held by the Business Van magazine. Nissan stated the model won at the independent […]

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Following its promise, the Electric Circuit went on all through last week with one announcement per day during the Montreal Auto Show. We reported on the first few announcements last week, announcements relating to the expansion of Quebec’s Electric Circuit EV charging network. The first of such had to do with Nissan Canada supporting the […]

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Toyota’s Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle made its East Coast debut yesterday at the DC Auto Show. At the show, Nihar Patel, Toyota’s Vice President of North American Business Strategy called for government and industry stakeholders to help kick start the hydrogen infrastructure needed to make fuel cell zero emission vehicles available to more drivers. […]

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Mazda is back in the TUDOR United SportsCar Series with a race car powered by a diesel engine. At this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, Mazda’s two SKYACTIV Prototype cars will have the only diesel powerplants in the season-opening TUDOR United SportsCar Series race. The inline four-cylinder 2.2-liter Mazda engine continues into 2015 with its […]

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Toyota is getting ready to unveil next week the RND Concept, a production ready concept car that, in the company’s words, “will make a valuable contribution to the world we live in.” In doing so, Toyota is breaking with automotive industry convention by revealing a new product outside the familiar surroundings of an international auto […]

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Ford’s new Ecoboost-powered 2015 full size SUVs have received a high safety rating from the NHTSA. Both the 2015 Ford Expedition and the 2015 Lincoln Navigator earned a five-star New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the highest possible overall rating. The NCAP was established to […]

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