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No Surprise: Volkswagen reportedly to take 20% stake in Suzuki

Published: December 9, 2009

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Filed under: Suzuki , Volkswagen Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Though Suzuki CEO Osamu Suzuki would beg to differ , it seems that the old saying has once again been proven accurate. After a ton of rumor, innuendo and speculation on the matter – along with the subsequent denials – a report from Reuters indicates that Volkswagen is indeed on the verge of announcing that it’s procuring a 20 percent stake in Suzuki


55 mph national limit to make a comeback? Not so fast.

Published: December 9, 2009

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Filed under: MPG , Legislation and Policy , Green Daily , USA When the original national speed limit came into effect in 1974 after the first Arab oil embargo, it was designed to cut back on gasoline usage. Even though the national limit was repealed in 1995, the old double nickel is a perennial topic and it reared its head again after the EPA announced yesterday that greenhouse gases are hurting us . Writing in the Examiner , Mark Tapscott says that, “[The 55 mph limit is] virtually assured of making a return engagement in the very near future, thanks to a new ruling by the U.S, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).” You hear that?


GM dealers tired of hearing about 2011 Chevrolet Volt?

Published: December 9, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Chevrolet , GM 2011 Chevy Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery There seems little doubt that the Chevy Volt is one of the most talked-about upcoming cars from just about any automaker in recent memory. We first saw the concept vehicle way back in January of 2007 at the Detroit Auto Show , and ever since that time the Volt has been a nearly everyday topic of conversation.


Lutz: Whitacre will not slow down Chevy Volt, electrification

Published: December 8, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Chevrolet , GM 2011 Chevy Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery Worried that yet another change in leadership will have a negative impact on the Chevy Volt project? Surely you’re not alone, but GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz has friendly words of encouragement to share to mitigate those fears.


Copenhagen to host FIM Ride Green Eco Enduro [w/VIDEO]

Published: December 7, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , On Two Wheels , Europe/EU , Racing As most of you probably know, the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15) is kicking off in Copenhagen this week to tackle our planet-size environmental problem. With the stakes literally sky high and a tone as serious as a myocardial infarction , what better time and place to hold a multi-day Enduro motocross racing event? None apparently, as the FIM Ride Green Eco Enduro gets geared up to add some life to the proceedings and demonstrate that reducing CO 2 emissions doesn’t mean that fun can’t be had


Athlon Car Lease to help Renault distribute EVs

Published: December 7, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Renault Renault Fluence ZE Concept – click above for high-res image gallery As we begin to move into the age of electrically-driven cars, cost will become a hurdle that customers will have to overcome. For the foreseeable future, the cost of batteries will mean that the up-front layout for EVs will be higher than for combustion engined equivalents. Even with the lower operating costs, many people will have a hard time getting past that.


New Alfa Romeo Giulietta to get turbocharged engine range with start/stop

Published: December 7, 2009

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Filed under: Geneva Motor Show , Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo Giulietta – click above for high res image gallery The beauty of reporting on new Alfa Romeo models from North America is that, after years of false promises, we may now finally be on the verge of actually getting some of them over here again.


Report: VW Golf MK VII could get electricified with BEV and hybrid

Published: December 6, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Volkswagen 2010 Volkswagen Golf – click above for high-res image gallery The new MK VI Golf has only just gone on sale here in North America but VW engineers are already hard at work on the next iteration.


Don’t you dare: French parents criticize Renault for naming new electric car Zoé

Published: December 6, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Renault , Green Daily , Europe/EU Renault Zoe Z.E. concept – click above for high-res image gallery Naming a car, even a concept car, is a process fraught with difficulty. Renault, for example, it taking flak for using the common (in France) female name Zoé for one of their new electric vehicle concepts


Governors’ Biofuels Coalition wants E15 waiver decision sooner rather than later

Published: December 6, 2009

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Filed under: Ethanol , Legislation and Policy , USA The big news in ethanol circles is the current debate over whether or not to raise the amount of the biofuel in the national gasoline supply from a maximum of 10 percent to 15.


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