Nissan BladeGlider Concept Puts Driver Front and Center

Nissan BladeGlider Concept Puts Driver Front and Center
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The Tokyo Motor Show is host to more than its share of unusual concept vehicles and one of the most intriguing has got to be Nissan BladeGlider. Continue Reading...

Smart FourJoy Concept Revealed Ahead of Frankfurt Motor Show Debut

Smart FourJoy Concept Revealed Ahead of Frankfurt Motor Show Debut
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The 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show is just days away and more automakers are teasing what they’re going to be revealing at the event. Getting in on the action, smart released photos of and information about an electric concept they’ll be unveiling in Germany next week. Continue Reading...

Toyota Planning EV Battery With Four Times More Power

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Toyota Planning EV Battery With Four Times More Power
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The batteries in electric vehicles are one of the biggest reason for range anxiety, but new technology from Toyota could put those fears out of mind, providing three, four or even five times more power than current lithium ion batteries. Continue Reading...

GAC Group Leading Chinese Charge at Detroit Auto Show

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GAC Group Leading Chinese Charge at Detroit Auto Show
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The Chinese are running at redline to develop, improve and promote their domestic automotive industry. Brands like FAW, Chang’an Motors and SAIC may be totally obscure to the typical American car buyer, but they may become household names in just a few years. One company that’s pushing hard is the GAC group. Continue Reading...

Nissan Hi-Cross Concept Previews Brand’s SUV Future

Nissan Hi-Cross Concept Previews Brand’s SUV Future
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Nissan previewed its crossovers today at the L.A. Auto Show with the Hi-Cross concept – a bold take on where its utility vehicles will go in the near future. Continue Reading...

Two Coupe Lexus Plan Could Mark Brand’s Lithium-Ion Revolution

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Two Coupe Lexus Plan Could Mark Brand’s Lithium-Ion Revolution
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Compared to its German rivals the Lexus product portfolio doesn’t have much depth and lacks any vehicles with true sex appeal, though that’s about to change says marketing boss Brian Bolain. Continue Reading...

New Cars Are Shedding Pounds in the Name of Efficiency and Performance

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New Cars Are Shedding Pounds in the Name of Efficiency and Performance
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From in-car technology to turbocharging, there is perhaps no other trend that’s fundamentally changing new cars more than the move to dramatically reduce the weight of modern vehicles. Continue Reading...

Lithium-ion Batteries to Cost 30% Less By 2017

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Lithium-ion Batteries to Cost 30% Less By 2017
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Despite the fuel efficiency benefits of a hybrid vehicle, the average cost premium of purchasing a hybrid over a conventional internal combustion vehicle is still approximately $2,000. In order to begin seeing the cost benefits of fuel frugality, an ownership period may be as long as 6 years before money saved at the tank can… Continue Reading...

IBM Develops Next Generation Lithium-Air Electric Battery

IBM Develops Next Generation Lithium-Air Electric Battery
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Electric powered vehicles have long faced challenges in battery cell packaging and the difficulties of maximizing range optimizing weight and placement. In the past, nickel-metal hydride cells failed to store enough energy to propel an EV any more than 100 miles and required a lengthy recharge after the battery depletes. Lithium-ion (Li-ion) does improve the… Continue Reading...

Nissan Leaf To Compete In Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Nissan Leaf To Compete In Pikes Peak Hill Climb
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On June 26, an electric Nissan Leaf will compete in the 89th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb driven by Nissan off-road truck racing champion Chad Hord. The Leaf will compete in the Production Class for electric vehicles in factory shape. Other than a roll cage, racing seats and safety harnesses the car will be entirely… Continue Reading...

Ford Says 25 Percent Of Lineup To Be “Electrified” By 2020, Calls On Government Subsidies For Batteries

Ford Says 25 Percent Of Lineup To Be “Electrified” By 2020, Calls On Government Subsidies For Batteries
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Ford Motor Company Chairman Bill Ford (great-grandson of Henry Ford) revealed to Fortune magazine that his namesake automaker will apparently launch a global line of electric vehicles, with 25 percent of Ford’s lineup available with some degree of electrification by 2020. Ford cited the electric Focus and both plug-in and fully electric versions of the… Continue Reading...

Mercedes E300 Bluetec Diesel Hybrid Could Come to America

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Mercedes E300 Bluetec Diesel Hybrid Could Come to America
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Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that its E300 Bluetec Hybrid is on the way and will hit showrooms in Europe by the end of 2012. While it hasn’t been confirmed for a U.S. launch, execs also haven’t ruled it out. The first capable diesel hybrid from Stuttgart available for public use debuted at this past March’s Geneva… Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius V Delayed Up To A Year

Toyota Prius V Delayed Up To A Year
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The upcoming Toyota Prius V, a pseudo-minivan version of Toyota’s wildly popular Prius hybrid, may be delayed for up to a year because of battery shortages resulting from the March 11th earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Toyota initially planned to launch the vehicle in April, but the resulting supply chain issues have thrown their plans… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen To Launch New Fuel-Sipper Concept at Qatar Motor Show

Volkswagen To Launch New Fuel-Sipper Concept at Qatar Motor Show
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Car companies pay close attention to the Middle-East market, but it’s usually in relation to high-priced exotics and luxury cars. So it comes as a big surprise to hear that Volkwagen might be launching a concept car at the upcoming Qatar Motor Show that will consume only 1-liter of fuel to travel 100 km. That… Continue Reading...

Report: Toyota Prius Minivan Coming in 2011 With Lithium-Ion Battery

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Report: Toyota Prius Minivan Coming in 2011 With Lithium-Ion Battery
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Toyota will launch a Prius minivan next year, powered by advanced lithium-ion battery technology. News comes from Japan’s Nieeki business daily via Reuters and is the latest report indicating the direction of Toyota’s plan to expand the Prius name into a whole lineup of vehicles. The Prius van (or more likely an MPV similar to… Continue Reading...

Detroit 2010: BMW Concept Active E Presented at Detroit Auto Show

Detroit 2010: BMW Concept Active E Presented at Detroit Auto Show
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BMW introduced its 1-Series Coupe-based Active E electric vehicle at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Powered by newly developed lithium-ion batteries, the Active E has a claimed power output of 170 hp with 184.4 ft-lb. of torque. As per BMW tradition, the Active E is rear-wheel drive, testing an early version of… Continue Reading...

Detroit Preview: Volvo C30 Electric Car Gets Updates For Real World Testing

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Detroit Preview: Volvo C30 Electric Car Gets Updates For Real World Testing
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***See AutoGuide’s LIVE 2010 Detroit Auto Show Coverage Here*** Volvo will present a battery-powered  electric C30 at the Detroit Auto Show in January, with plans to build a test fleet of 50 vehicles for real-world testing in 2011. The model being shown in Detroit will be further along the development process than the prototype previously… Continue Reading...

Detroit Preview: BMW Concept ActiveE

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Detroit Preview: BMW Concept ActiveE
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***See AutoGuide’s LIVE 2010 Detroit Auto Show Coverage Here*** BMW will introduce a new electric concept model based on the 1 Series Coupe at the Detroit Auto Show. The BMW Concept ActiveE will follow the MINI E as the second stage of BMW’s electric vehicle development program. BMW has begun development of a trial fleet… Continue Reading...

Report: Mercedes Brining Fuel-Cell B-Class to U.S. in 2010

Report: Mercedes Brining Fuel-Cell B-Class to U.S. in 2010
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Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will begin production of a zero-emissions hydrogen fuel-cell powered version of its compact B-Class model with sales starting in the U.S. and Europe next year. Using a hydrogen-powered electric motor and a lithium ion battery pack, the F-Cell B-Class will make 134hp and 214 ft-lbs of torque. It will be… Continue Reading...

Sneak Peek: Nissan Gives a Glimpse of its New Electric Car

Sneak Peek: Nissan Gives a Glimpse of its New Electric Car
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With the launch of Nissan’s new zero-emissions website dedicated to the upcoming launch of the automaker’s new electric vehicle comes a sneak peek at the revolutionary EV.  We can’t tell much from the picture but it does appear to be an expectedly-funky design and a small car to boot. That being said, if the overall… Continue Reading...
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AutoGuide.com’s Continental Control Sport Tires Giveaway – By subscribing to the AutoGuide.com Newsletter, Entrants are eligible to win four (4) Continental ControlContact Sport AS Tires, or four (4) Continental Control/Contact Tour AS Tires, sponsored by Discount Tire (value of $900.00 USD). One (1) winner will be chosen at random and contacted by VerticalScope Inc.’s staff.

 

  1. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. AGE/RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS, VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

 

  1. PRIZE:One (1) Winner will be randomly selected to each receive:four (4) Continental ControlContact Sport AS Tires, or four (4) Continental Control/Contact Tour AS Tires from Discount Tire (the “Prize Supplier”). Total approximate retail value of all prizes is approximately $900.00 USD. Prizes are not transferable and no cash or prize substitution is allowed. Prize package is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied.

 

  1. ELIGIBILITY: From the time of entry through the final date of prize fulfillment, each contest entrant and selected entrant must be a permanent lawful citizen and resident residing in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, and be twenty one (21) years of age or older.VOID IN PUERTO RICO, THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, IN ALL FOREIGN COUNTRIES OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES, AND ALL OTHER U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. Employees, officers, directors, agents and representatives, of the Sponsor and the Prize Supplier and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, promotion partners and any entity involved in the development, production,  implementation, administration or fulfillment of this Sweepstakes, and the immediate family members (e.g., spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, grandparent, in-law, daughter and son, regardless of where they live) and persons living in the same household (whether or not related) of such individuals are not eligible to participate or win. Only one selected entrant per household. All decisions of the Sponsor with respect to this sweepstakes are final. The Sponsor shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity and failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes.

 

  1. ENTER BY INTERNET:Beginning on Monday, August 1st, 2016, you may enter this sweepstakes via the Internet by logging onto AutoGuide.com and subscribing to the Newsletter.

 

  1. SELECTION OF WINNER:One (1) entrant will be selected on or about August 13th, 2016 by random selection of entrants who have subscribed to the AutoGuide.com Newsletter. The winner will be contacted directly by a representative of Sponsor via email. The winner will be required to provide a mailing address (that is not a P.O. box) to receive the prize which will be shipped free of charge.

 

  1. ODDS OF WINNING:Odds of winning a prize are determined by the total number of eligible entries received.

 

  1. RESTRICTIONS:The prize package consists of four (4) Continental ControlContact Sport AS Tires, or four (4) Continental Control/Contact Tour AS Tires from Discount Tire approximately valued at $900.00 USD.  If prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of the Sponsor or Prize Supplier, no substitute prize will be awarded due to the unique nature of the prize. Sponsor and Prize Supplier shall not be liable to the winner or any person claiming through winner for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulations(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, utility failure, internet failure, terrorist acts, threatened terrorist acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal) labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond Sponsor’s or Prize Supplier’s control (collectively, “Force Majeure Event”). Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by the performers/events, other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to passengers including any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same.

 

  1. CONDITIONS:By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules, Terms and Conditions and that Sponsor has the irrevocable right to use in perpetuity entrants’ names, user names, likenesses, photographs, voices, home mailing address, biographical and prize information, and entry materials, without notice to entrants and without compensation or obligation, in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world, in any manner whatsoever, to advertise and promote Sponsor, its products and services, the Sweepstakes, and for any other purpose except where prohibited by law. Entrant waives the right to assert as a cost of winning a prize any and all costs of verification and redemption or travel to redeem said prize and any liability which might arise from redeeming or seeking to redeem said prize. Sponsor is not responsible for fraudulent calls or emails made to entrants not by the Sponsor. If the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned by reason of damage by computer viruses, worms or bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical limitations or failures, any Force Majeure Event or any other cause which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, could corrupt, compromise, undermine or otherwise affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, viability or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend all or any part of the Sweepstakes, and to select a winner from among all eligible entries received by Sponsor up until the time of such cancellation, termination, modification or suspension, as applicable. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that (i) tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operations of this Sweepstakes in any manner, (ii) violates the Official Rules, Terms and Conditions or (iii) acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK CIVIL AND/OR CRIMINAL PROSECUTION AND/OR DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Any expenses and receipt and use of the prize and federal, state and local taxes and fees applicable in connection with the prize awarded are the sole responsibility of the winner. An IRS Form 1099 will be issued in the name of the winner for the actual value of the prize received. This Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws of the United States.VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sponsor, Prize Supplier, and their respective officers, directors, parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, employees, representatives and agents are not responsible for and shall not be liable for (i) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by a prize resulting from acceptance, possession or usage of the prize, or (ii) printing, distribution or production errors. Sponsor or its affiliates may rescind any promotion found to contain such errors without liability at its or their sole discretion.

 

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