EVs Can Pollute More Than Internal-Combustion Cars: Study

Are electric cars better for the environment than their internal-combustion counterparts? Common knowledge says yes, but according to one report the answer could be quite different.

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First VW E-Golf Heads to Auction Block

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.

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Global Fuel Consumption Expected to Drop

Despite a growing population, global fuel use is projected to decline after the year 2021. By 2035 overall consumption is expected to dip by 4 percent.

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2013 Lexus Eco Challenge Kicks Off

Lexus is kicking off its annual Eco Challenge, offering $500,000 in scholarships and grants to middle and high school students.

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Stricter Emissions Rules Mulled by EPA

Changes that will affect car manufacturers and fuel companies could be in the pipeline with the aim to avoid two sets of rules.

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

In what’s being billed as an industry first in the United Kingdom, Toyota‘s manufacturing plant in Derbyshire, England, where it builds European market Avensis models as well as the Auris and Auris hybrid, is having a large scale solar panel array installed, in an effort to generate energy while reducing the plant’s carbon footprint.

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Volkswagen Launches "Think Blue" Initiative In U.S

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”.

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EPA May Be Barred From Regulating Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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.

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

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%.

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

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.

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Lexus HS250h Not Meeting Sales Targets

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.

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Ride Remedy IPhone App Makes Carpooling a Breeze

This idea treads dangerously close to our idea of a “hipster hitchhiking” app that combines GPS, iPhones, and gold leggings — currently in beta testing — but still, using your phone to find a ride to work is a brilliant idea.

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