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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


Kid Rock’s new beer means biodiesel is bad ass

Published: July 23, 2009

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Kid Rock isn’t exactly your average environmentalist. Still, the Michigan rocker is pulling a Daryl Hannah with his new American Badass Beer, which just went on sale in the Mitten State


Illinois, Colorado put money into plug-in infrastructure

Published: July 22, 2009

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Converted plug-in Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery While there is no coherent national plug-in vehicle legislation aside from the PHEV tax credit bill , some states are moving forward with their own proposals to encourage more vehicles with plugs. Both Colorado and Illinois recently passed plug-in support laws


Report: Honda fast-tracking updates to improve Insight

Published: July 22, 2009

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2010 Honda Insight EX – Click above for high-res image gallery It looks like Honda may be responding quickly to some of the early criticism of its new Insight hybrid.


Peugeot launches 207 model with CO2 emissions under 100g/km

Published: July 21, 2009

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2009 Peugeot 207 Economique – Click above for high-res image gallery Peugeot has launched a new version of its popular 207 supermini that emits just 99 grams of CO 2 per kilometer. Called Economique or Economique+, depending on options, the new model uses a 90hp version of PSA’s 1.6-liter HDi, Euro V-compliant diesel engine and can be ordered in 3 or 5-door versions.