Quebec Following California's Lead For Zero Emission Vehicle Credits

Quebec has become the first Canadian province to join California and nine other U.S. states by adopting zero emission vehicle sales requirements.

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Skoda Considering North American Launch, Keeps Trademarking Names

Skoda thinks that the North American market has potential and the brand is busy trademarking its nameplates here to make sure it is ready for what the future holds. 

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Government Looking to Fund Aluminum Production

Demand for aluminum in automotive production is at an all-time high, and the U.S. government is looking to assist.

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Lincolns Won't Be Sold in Europe

Ford isn’t interesting in trying to sell Lincoln products in the soft European auto market.

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Arash AF8: a British Brawler With a Corvette Heart

There’s a new mid-engined supercar in town and it hails from Great Britain, but it’s not from the likes of Aston Martin, Bentley or even Noble. 

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NHTSA Heavily Affected by Government Shutdown

With the government shutdown in full force, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has stopped many of its functions that help keep motorists safe.

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Range Rover Diesel Hybrid Might Reach US Soon

Land Rover will launch a diesel hybrid version of its Range Rover in Europe shortly after the truck debuts during the Frankfurt Motor Show. It might not be so long until it reaches the U.S. either.

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Toyota GT86 Price is Double in Netherlands Over US

Bummed about not being one of the lucky few to snag a Scion FR-S this year? Just be glad you’re not living in the Netherlands where the same car costs an awful lot more.

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Nissan Leaf Arrives in Chicago Ahead of Schedule as Demand Surges

Nissan has announced it will launch the all-electric Nissan Leaf ahead of schedule in the city of Chicago, citing popular demand as well as preparedness by the city.

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Half of American Youth Would Buy a Chinese Car: Study

Surprisingly, large segments of Americans are willing to buy Chinese made cars. Market research company GfK Automotive did its annual Barometer of Automotive Awareness and Imagery, and found that 38 percent of the respondents would consider buying a Chinese car. According to the study, “The openness to purchasing a Chinese and Indian vehicle is highest among Gen Y consumers, with 52 percent saying they are open to a vehicle from a Chinese automaker and 41 percent saying they are open to a vehicle from an Indian automaker.”

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One Billion Cars Are On The Road

In 2010, the world’s vehicle population hit one billion which works out to be roughly one car for every seven people. Reports conclude that China fueled half of the global growth, as it passed Japan for the world’s second largest vehicle population, with 28 million cars on the road.

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Diesel Car Sales Up 38.5% With Volkswagen Jetta TDI in the Lead

Diesel sales have vastly improved through the end of July, up 38.5 percent, compared to the same seven- month cycle in 2010. Volkswagen has been leading the sales with the Jetta TDI and Golf TDI.

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Fiat 500 Buyers Prefer Premium Trim Levels, Plenty of Options

American consumers buying the Fiat 500 are choosing pricier packages and customized options. The mid level Sport ($17,500) model accounts for almost half of the model’s sales in the first five months of the Italian brand in the U.S.

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Ford Transit Connect Approved For NYC Taxi Duty

With the outdated Crown Victoria taxi being put to rest, the competition to select the future NYC cab has turned into a fierce fight.

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GM CEO Confirms Chevy Cruze Diesel Version In U.S

General Motors has officially confirmed that there will be a diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze compact car in the U.S, planned for introduction in 2013. The current Chevrolet Cruze Eco is rated at around 40 mpg on the highway, so the diesel would have to deliver significantly better fuel efficiency than that to justify a higher-price. GM CEO Dan Akerson commented on the diesel variant, “I drove it the other day. It is great, these new diesels are quiet. Should make it in the low- to mid-40s, and that’s with an automatic,”.

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