First VW e-Golf Heads to Auction Block

First VW e-Golf Heads to Auction Block
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Looking to get your hands on a 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf? Are you always an early-adopter? Well, VW is auctioning off the first of these all-electric cars in the U.S. and proceeds from the sale will help an environmental charity. Continue Reading...

Large Scale Solar Panels Make Toyota’s UK Factory A Pioneer

Large Scale Solar Panels Make Toyota’s UK Factory A Pioneer
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It is believed that once operational the solar panel array will save up to 2000 metric tonnes of Co2 emissions and 4,600,000 kilowatts of energy on a yearly basis, while at the same time generating enough to cover the production of 7,000 cars per annum. Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Launches “Think Blue” Initiative In U.S

Volkswagen Launches “Think Blue” Initiative In U.S
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Earlier today, Volkswagen launched its “Think Blue” campaign in the U.S. VW’s aim is to “encourage eco-friendly mobility and progressive ideas for responsible action in everyday life”. This launch coincides with VW’s partnership with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, as well as the May 24th inauguration of VW’s plant in Chattanooga,… Continue Reading...

EPA May Be Barred From Regulating Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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EPA May Be Barred From Regulating Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions
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A House of Representatives committee introduced a bill that would stop the EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles from the year 2015 onwards, a key part of a national fuel economy program that is actually favored by many automakers. While the bill was supposedly passed in the interest of keeping vehicle prices… Continue Reading...

Study Claims 50 MPH Speed Limit Would Cut C02 Emissions By 30%,

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Study Claims 50 MPH Speed Limit Would Cut C02 Emissions By 30%,
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If you thought the 55mph limit was bad, brace yourself. A study by Dutch consulting firm CE Delft claims that reducing the speed limit to 50mph will cut carbon emissions by as much as 30%. A reduction in the speed limit is a polarizing issue, with some people doubtlessly in favor of such a move,… Continue Reading...

Canadians Would Give Up Junk Food, Smoking, Sex Before Cars

Canadians Would Give Up Junk Food, Smoking, Sex Before Cars
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We tend to think of America, Germany, Italy or Japan as the pre-eminent nations where the automobile is the national obsession. But a new study in Canada shows that Canadians would rather give up junk food, cigarettes or sex than give up driving. In a study conducted by the World Wildlife Foundation, 36 percent said… Continue Reading...

Lexus HS250h Not Meeting Sales Targets

Lexus HS250h Not Meeting Sales Targets
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Lexus‘ HS250h hybrid sedan is having trouble meeting sales targets, due to the strength of the Prius as well as demand for the HS250h in Japan. Lexus is on track to sell about 14,000 HS250h hybrids this year, well below the projections of 20-22,000. So far just 4529 HS250h’s have been sold. In an interview… Continue Reading...

Ride Remedy iPhone App Makes Carpooling a Breeze

Ride Remedy iPhone App Makes Carpooling a Breeze
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This idea treads dangerously close to our idea of a “hipster hitchhiking” app, that would combine GPS, iPhones, and gold leggings (currently in beta testing) — but using your phone to find a ride to work is a brilliant idea. Provided there are people who are going the same way and aren’t creeps, of course…. Continue Reading...