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New York 2010: Cayenne S Hybrid priced at $67,700, coming this fall

Published: April 3, 2010

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Filed under: Hybrid , Porsche , New York Auto Show How much would you pay for a 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid? If you said at least $67,700, then head on down to your local Porsche dealer this fall and someone will be there happy to take your money


New York 2010: Kia introduces all-new Optima with DI, turbo and hybrid

Published: April 1, 2010

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Filed under: Hybrid , MPG , Kia , New York Auto Show 2011 Kia Optima – Click above for high-res image gallery At the New York Auto Show today Kia officially introduced the new 2011 Optima mid-sized sedan and, as we expected, it shares much with the recently launched Hyundai Sonata . In spite of the same wheelbase and almost identical dimensions, this is no case of badge engineering


New York 2010: Second generation Volkswagen Touareg makes U.S. debut, Hybrid too

Published: April 1, 2010

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Filed under: Hybrid , Volkswagen , New York Auto Show 2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery Volkswagen has just unveiled its 2011 Touareg for the first time in the States, giving us Americans a chance to see the slimmed down SUV and its hybrid sibling that we first saw at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month. This second generation Touareg will still have a diesel option, but for those who like to feel even better about themselves while they gently crush wildflowers in the Arctic National Preserve, there’s also a hybrid model offered for the first time in a VW SUV. The hybrid model gets a 3.0-liter, supercharged, direct injection V6 gasoline engine paired with an electric motor and eight-speed automatic transmission that help it to a mileage rating of 21 miles per gallon city and 25 highway.


New York 2010: 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco is efficient, not a stripper

Published: April 1, 2010

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Filed under: MPG , Chevrolet , New York Auto Show 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco – Click above for high-res image gallery For the past week, we’ve been hearing all about the latest iteration of the Chevrolet Cruze , the 40-mpg Eco model. While the name is rather uninspired (Eco’s the best they got?), the technology that allows the Cruze Eco to hit that lofty number is anything but


New York 2010: Hyundai Sonata Hybrid gets unique look and 37/39 MPG rating [w/video]

Published: April 1, 2010

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Filed under: Hybrid , Hyundai , New York Auto Show 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery It wasn’t that many years ago that no one really took the engineering capabilities of Hyundai all that seriously. Thanks to recent introductions like the Genesis coupe and sedan , the Tucson and the Sonata , as well as consistently improving quality, the Korean automaker is rapidly gaining respect.


New York 2010: Ford CEO Mulally says eco factors will "set the agenda for all of us"

Published: March 31, 2010

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Filed under: Hybrid , Ford , New York Auto Show The New York Auto Show began, as most of them do, with a keynote speech from an auto executive.


Hyundai releases first teaser shot of the Sonata hybrid

Published: March 27, 2010

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Filed under: Hybrid , Hyundai , New York Auto Show 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Blue Drive- Click above to enlarge Next Wednesday at the New York Auto Show , Hyundai will unveil its first U.S. market hybrid model based on the just released Sonata sedan. Unlike the Fusion and Camry hybrids which are barely distinguishable from their conventional counterparts, the Sonata Hybrid gets a completely new front fascia.


Officially Official: Nissan Juke coming to America

Published: February 10, 2010

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Filed under: Nissan , USA Nissan Juke – Click above to enlarge We’ve now officially heard it from the horse’s Nissan’s mouth. Today at a pre- Chicago Auto Show event, Nissan confirmed what we’ve been hearing for the last month : the funky Juke will jive its way to America this fall. The small crossover was presaged by the Qazana concept, and the production version promises to share a number of that vehicle’s unique styling features


New York City early adopter demand to far outstrip electric vehicle supply

Published: January 24, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in How much does learning about an electric vehicle (EV) change the chance that someone will want to buy an EV? According to a study conducted for the City of New York’s comprehensive sustainability plan called PlaNYC , by 21 percent. Of course, they also found that 18 percent of the population wanted an EV less after learning more about them


Manhattan developers get ready for the age of the electric vehicle

Published: September 1, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in Many proponents of electric vehicles espouse the benefits of using them in urban areas. The problem is that in many of those cities – like New York or Chicago – people often live in apartments or row-houses and parking is at a premium. A private garage with a plug is a true luxury


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