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Motorsports: Formula E attracts four more F1 drivers

Published: March 19, 2014

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Renault , Racing Perspective is everything. Take, for example, the inaugural FIA Formula E championship .


Frankfurt Preview: Hyundai ix35, the SUV with mainstream hatchback running costs

Published: August 26, 2009

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Filed under: Hyundai , Frankfurt Motor Show Hyundai ix35 – Click image above to enlarge Hyundai sells a lot of Tucson SUVs in Europe but, if people want to buy the latest “version” of the Tucson next spring they’ll need to forget the name and ask for something called an ix35 instead. Hyundai, like so many other automakers, apparently thinks cats walking on keyboards is a great way to name vehicles, and will be bringing the ix35 to the Frankfurt Motor Show next month.


Future tense: How a solar-hydrogen economy could provide us with all the energy we need

Published: August 25, 2009

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Filed under: Hydrogen , Solar , Green Daily Honda FCX Clarity – Click above for high-res gallery What one energy source has the ability to – in the long term – supply the people of the world with all of the energy they need in an reliable and renewable manner? According to Derek Abbott, professor of electrical engineering at the University of Adelaide in Australia, there is only one possible answer: solar-hydrogen. Solar-hydrogen means using solar power to generate electricity and then using the electricity to electrolyze water to generate hydrogen when necessary – for example, to run automobiles on hydrogen power.


New places to "refuel" your car: onboard a ferry

Published: August 25, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Europe/EU , Th!nk (Think) Electric A!D, the northern European electric car advocates, have taken a baby blue Think City EV from Norway to Denmark “without any more hassle than if you where to travel with an ICE car.” One of the reasons things went smoothly is that the Stena Line ferry service from Oslo, Norway to Frederikshavn, Denmark now offers an electric car charging service on board . Richard and crew were the first to get their vehicle charged during the journey. Recharging a car while it’s being carried?


REPORT: Volkswagen interested in small-car partnership with Suzuki, still

Published: August 25, 2009

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Filed under: Suzuki , Volkswagen , Renault Suzuki Alto – Click above for high-res gallery Just a few months back, Manager Magazin in Germany reported that Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech was interested in procuring a small stake in Suzuki .


2010 Suzuki SX4 SportBack takes more to the streets, less to the fields

Published: August 25, 2009

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2010 Suzuki SX4 SportBack – Click above for high-res image gallery We’ve praised Suzuki’s SX4 Crossover in these pages before. With its quasi-softroader abilities, surprisingly direct steering, segment-exclusive all-wheel drive and generous equipment levels, the cheap n’ cheerful hatchback has carved out a unique niche for itself in the U.S. marketplace


Toyota to ramp up 4-cylinder engine production in Alabama

Published: August 24, 2009

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Filed under: Manufacturing/Plants , Toyota Toyota is preparing for the expectation that fuel prices will continue to climb in the next several years and demand for smaller engines will increase. To that end, the company’s Huntsville, Alabama engine plant will add a new line to build four-cylinder engines


Frankfurt preview: Suzuki lineup features more powerful, cleaner diesels, more

Published: August 22, 2009

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Filed under: Diesel , Suzuki , Frankfurt Motor Show 2010 Suzuki SX4 – click to enlarge While Suzuki readies its first gasoline-electric car – the Kizashi hybrid – for 2011, it’s got some green vehicles on tap to show us in Frankfurt next month, including four that emit less than 120 grams of CO 2 per kilometer. Later in 2010, the Minor Change SX4 will be introduced. This diesel SX4 gets more performance from a new 2.0-DDiS engine (up from the 1.9-DDiS unit) but has 18 percent lower emissions.


REPORT: Toyota SAI hybrid coming to Japan later this year

Published: August 22, 2009

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Filed under: Hybrid , Toyota , Japan Rumors of a new Toyota Motor Company hybrid called the SAI have been floating around for a few months, but things are looking more likely now than ever. The Kyodo News is reporting that ToMoCo will release the SAI, a new medium-sized hybrid, in Japan later this year. The SAI will be bigger than the Prius and share some structure and looks with the Lexus HS 250h


Frankfurt Preview: 2010 BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics Edition, 57.4 mpg (U.S.)

Published: August 22, 2009

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Filed under: Diesel , MPG , BMW , Frankfurt Motor Show 2010 BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics Edition – click above for high-res image gallery Next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show , BMW will be rolling out an extra high mileage Efficient Dynamics Edition of its 320d sedan.


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