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EV club members get first rides in Coda Automotive electric sedan

Published: August 19, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Miles EV Coda EV Sedan. Photo by Stefano Paris . Oh, to live in Southern California, the emerging epicenter of electric car start-ups.


Pulled Ahead? Scion dealers saying iQ headed for U.S. in 2010

Published: August 18, 2009

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Filed under: MPG , Scion , Lightweight , USA Scion iQ Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery Last we heard , Toyota was planning to bring the diminutive iQ to the American market badged as a Scion in either late 2010 or early 2011 as a 2012 model. According to AutoWeek , that date may have been moved up a few months as a major Scion dealership (which declined to be named) has confirmed the car for next September or October


Coda Automotive adds former MINI, VW exec as marketing officer

Published: August 17, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , MINI , Miles EV Code EV sedan – Click above for high-res image gallery The Coda electric sedan just got a new advocate.


Cash for Clunkers update: 25-year limit keeps clunkers on the road, Ford boosts Focus production

Published: August 15, 2009

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Cash for Clunkers update: 25-year limit keeps clunkers on the road, Ford boosts Focus production originally appeared on Autoblog Green on Fri, 14 Aug 2009 18:42:00 EST.


Nissan LEAF vs. Chevy Volt challenge, deluxe edition

Published: August 14, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Chevrolet , Nissan , AutoblogGreen Exclusive , Green Daily Recently, we ran a poll on which car AutoblogGreen readers preferred: the Chevy Volt or the Nissan LEAF (the Volt won). We were talking with some green car advocates recently who proposed the following scenario: what if Nissan is able to sell the LEAF and a standard ICE vehicle for the same price as GM ends up selling the Chevy Volt for?


New Toyota NA president doesn’t see electric vehicles as mainstream in the near future

Published: July 24, 2009

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Don’t hold your breath for an electric Scion iQ anytime soon. Toyota executives are certainly good at sticking to the company line. Toyota officials have repeatedly downplayed the potential for pure battery electric vehicles and Yoshimi Inaba is no exception


Nissan new electric vehicle signup page hints at home charging set-up

Published: July 24, 2009

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Nissan’s EV sign-up page – Click above to enlarge Nissan has been building up anticipation for it’s new all-electric sedan over the past few months as it goes around the world setting up partnerships to promote electric vehicles. To make sure the word about the new car gets out in a big way on August 1 (in Japan, Aug


2010 Ford Escape hybrid gets upgraded battery and software

Published: July 23, 2009

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2009 Ford Escape Hybrid – click above for high res image gallery In the spirit of continuous improvement , Ford is again updating the powertrain of its Escape/Mariner hybrids. After a thorough revamp just a year ago, the hybrid crossovers are now benefiting from the development work that went into creating the Fusion and Milan hybrids . The gas electric sedans got updated nickel metal hydride cells with 20 percent more power per cell


Mercedes adds efficient four cylinders to E-Class, 45 mpg (U.S.) diesel

Published: July 20, 2009

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In Europe, at least, Mercedes-Benz is adding a pair of E200 BlueEfficiency models to its brand new E-Class lineup for 2010. Both variants use four cylinder engines with turbocharging and direct injection, although they burn different fuels. The E200 CGI uses gasoline to get 184 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque from its 1.8-liter engine


REPORT: Toyota in talks to provide Mazda with hybrid tech

Published: July 17, 2009

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MINI Crossover Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery Mazda already has one of the first non-Toyota hybrids to hit the market with its Tribute SUV (above), but that model is only on sale in California, with hybrid tech from Ford Motor Company. Now that Ford has a much smaller percentage stake in the automaker, Mazda cannot rely on the Blue Oval to develop its future hybrid technology.


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