2012 Honda Civic Pops Out Of A Multi-Story Cereal Box

2012 Honda Civic Pops Out Of A Multi-Story Cereal Box
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In light of post-earthquake supply disruptions, Honda Civics may be a bit scarce where you are, but in Canada where the Civic has been the number-one selling car for 13 years straight, they now come in giant cereal boxes – or so a Vancouver ad agency would have you believe. Honda is already marketing the… Continue Reading...

EPA Simplifies Alt-Fuel Conversion Rules

EPA Simplifies Alt-Fuel Conversion Rules
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has just made it easier to legally convert light- and heavy-duty vehicle conversions to alternative fuels, such as compressed natural gas. Manufacturers can now more readily sell conversions thanks to an exemption found in a 186-page EPA ruling that overrides previous rules against tampering when converting an engine. The former… Continue Reading...

Chevy Volt Named Best Engineered Vehicle Of 2011 by SAE

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Chevy Volt Named Best Engineered Vehicle Of 2011 by SAE
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The Chevrolet Volt has been named “Best Engineered Vehicle of 2011” by SAE International’s Automotive Engineering International (AEI) magazine. SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. For a group of engineers to name a car the “best engineered” is prestigious… Continue Reading...

Former Top Chevy Volt Engineer Hired Away By BMW

Former Top Chevy Volt Engineer Hired Away By BMW
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General Motors has recently lost one of its star engineers who had been largely responsible for the Chevrolet Volt, Opel and Vauxhall derivatives. According to Automotive News Europe, Opel executive Frank Weber was accepted into BMW, and will answer directly to Klaus Draeger, BMW’s head of research and development. The external hiring from a competitor… Continue Reading...

Bremach T-Rex Truck Available As Full EV

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Bremach T-Rex Truck Available As Full EV
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When it comes to electric vehicles and hybrids, often we see cute little city cars, sensible family cars, and super-expensive sports cars. Well, for something a little different, how about a macho-looking truck ready to back up its image with action. Available as an all-electric, series hybrid or CNG V8-powered model, the Bremach USA-developed T-Rex… Continue Reading...

Audi A3 e-tron Clectric Car Inching Closer To Debut

Audi A3 e-tron Clectric Car Inching Closer To Debut
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Audi is reportedly preparing to release its all-electric e-tron drivetrain in an A3-based platform, possibly within the next couple of years or so. The entry-level hatch is to get 130 horsepower, and 199 lb-ft torque from its under-hood electric motor. Juice is supplied via mid- and rear-mounted li-ion battery packs adding up to 26.5 kWh… Continue Reading...

Crossing America in an EV Made Easier as RV Park Recharging Stations On The Rise

Crossing America in an EV Made Easier as RV Park Recharging Stations On The Rise
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As electric vehicle numbers increase, charging stations are expected to as well, but at this point there are comparatively few high-output charging facilities in most regions of the country. This week, the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) said it has noticed a growing trend for RV parks to offer their already existent… Continue Reading...

Think City Electric Car To Sell For $36,495

Think City Electric Car To Sell For $36,495
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The Think City electric car is to go on sale for $36,495 by the end of the summer this year. This is about $2,500 more than it estimated last year for the two-seater, and $3,715 more than the larger Nissan LEAF. The price does not include a $7,500 federal tax credit, or potential state and… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Volt Customers Getting 1,000 Miles Per Tank-Full, GM Says

Chevrolet Volt Customers Getting 1,000 Miles Per Tank-Full, GM Says
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The Chevrolet Volt has been reported as averaging fuel economy high enough to see 1,000 miles between trips to the gas station. “A sample of our early Volt customers suggest that they drive 1,000 miles before they fill up the gas tank,” said vehicle line director for the Chevrolet Volt, Tony Posawatz, at a conference… Continue Reading...

Tesla Beats Over 100 Challengers At Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally

Tesla Beats Over 100 Challengers At Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally
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For the second year in a row, while competing against alternative-fuel cars and hybrids, an all-electric Tesla Roadster has won the Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally. Former F1 driver Erik Comas was chosen by Tesla to compete in the 800-km (497-mile) rally against more than 100 competitors. It ended Sunday, and included sprints on the… Continue Reading...

New York Still Trying To Foster Hybrid Taxi Fleet

New York Still Trying To Foster Hybrid Taxi Fleet
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After a Federal Appeals court stuck down New York City’s plans to create a hybrid taxi fleet, it appears the impetus to get it done has not yet failed. The New York State Congress is now mulling the Green Taxis Act, a bill which would permit individual municipalities to set their own taxi fleet fuel-efficiency… Continue Reading...

Siemens 22kW Charger Can Replenish Electric Vehicle Batteries In Under One Hour

Siemens 22kW Charger Can Replenish Electric Vehicle Batteries In Under One Hour
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Apart from their limited range, another objection to electric vehicles is that they take hours to recharge a depleted battery. Recently Siemens announced that prototypes of a high-powered electric vehicle charger promise to make filling a typical EV battery inside of 60 minutes. The first 22-kilowatt (kW) CP700A chargers are being rolled out through the… Continue Reading...

BMW May Use A Range Extender For Electric Vehicles

BMW May Use A Range Extender For Electric Vehicles
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Has BMW, the maker of the ultimate (electric) driving machines decided to follow Chevrolet’s example? Word from Munich today is that BMW’s head of electrical components, Dr. Christian Schmidt, said it is weighing the possibility of a range-extended engine to pair to electric vehicles. For some time now BMW has said it would consider an… Continue Reading...

Chrysler Will Reportedly Forfeit $10,000 For Every Fiat 500 EV It Sells

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Chrysler Will Reportedly Forfeit $10,000 For Every Fiat 500 EV It Sells
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Gas prices are getting higher and Chrysler would like to sell you its Fiat 500 EV that uses no gas for $10,000 below cost. What’s the catch? No catch, except its cost could be three times higher than a $15,995 gasoline-powered version. Citing the high price of developing an all-electric city car, Chrysler Fiat CEO… Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius US Sales Top 1 Million Cars

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Toyota Prius US Sales Top 1 Million Cars
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In case you were wondering, the plural term for Prius is “Prii.” You might want to remember that, because according to Toyota, the car is multiplying fast. Its supply may be limited in parts by last month’s Japanese earthquake and tsunami, but that hasn’t stopped it from setting sales records, the most recent one being… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Volt, Cruze, Post Record March Sales

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Chevrolet Volt, Cruze, Post Record March Sales
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The initial slow start to the Chevrolet Volt rollout sped up in March with sales of more than twice the number than were sold in January and February combined. Sales of 608 Volts plus 321 in January and 281 in February now make 1,210 total. This is not a lot compared to 18,018 Cruzes sold… Continue Reading...

FIA And EU Considering Electric F1 Racing

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FIA And EU Considering Electric F1 Racing
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With an eye toward fostering electric-powered F1 competition, Jean Todt, president of the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile), said it plans to begin with electric auto, go-kart, and single-seater racing. The first season could come as soon as 2013, he said, and plans for a series and championships are comprehensive. “We want as soon as… Continue Reading...
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