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REPORT: Toyota finally ready to finish U.S. plant in Tupelo, Miss

Published: December 8, 2009

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Filed under: Manufacturing/Plants , Toyota , USA In a move to reduce the impact of the yen’s strength against the dollar, Toyota is planning to finish off its recently-built plant in Tupelo, Mississippi. The plant was started way back in 2006 but had been put on indefinite hold last December . At this time, only the building shell has been completed and there is no actual car-building equipment installed


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


LA 2009: Audi e-tron hits the street

Published: December 5, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Audi , LA Auto Show While we were spending our time inside the LA Convention Center this week ogling the orange Audi e-tron , Autospies’ Agent 001 wandered outside and snapped some pics of the red version of this powerful all-electric sports car on a nearby street. While the car itself is nothing new , this does give us some idea of what to expect when a production version e-tron arrives, supposedly sometime in 2012. The 3319 lb-ft of torque ( well…


Five EVs, one hydrogen car, one PHEV named as finalists for 2010 Green Car Vision Award

Published: December 5, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hydrogen , Washington DC Auto Show Audi A3 TDI – Click above for high-res image gallery The Audi A3 TDI was named Green Car Journal ‘s 2010 Green Car of the Year yesterday , and the magazine is already looking ahead to next month, when the Green Car Vision Award will be announced at the Washington Auto Show at the end of January. The five finalists for this award, given to cars that aren’t available yet but show a lot of eco-promise, include the Nissan Leaf, Coda Automotive’s electric sedan, the Ford Focus BEV, the Mercedes-Benz F-Cell and Toyota’s plug-in Prius. That’s a pretty good selection, considering that some other suitable candidates were named as finalists last year, when the winner was the Chevy Volt (the others were: Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Honda FCX Clarity, Fisker Karma and MINI E).


Happy Thanksgiving! Autoblog is grateful for…

Published: November 27, 2009

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Filed under: Etc. Click above to find out what the Autoblog team is thankful for [Photo: Road Fun | CC 2.0] Happy Thanksgiving! Autoblog is grateful for… originally appeared on Autoblog Green on Thu, 26 Nov 2009 18:58:00 EST.


Something to be thankful for: getting off of gas might reduce road rage

Published: November 26, 2009

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Filed under: Etc. , Green Daily Turns out, getting off of gasoline might save more than parts of the environment. According to a study published in BMC Physiology , rats exposed to unleaded gasoline fumes for 30 minutes a day for six weeks “exhibited an increase in lipid peroxidation and a decrease in AChE and superoxide dismutase activities.” What does that mean?


Electric Smart Fortwo gets shot in Berlin

Published: November 26, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , SMART The next-generation Smart Ed, which just started production in France this week , is out and about on the streets of Berlin being filmed for some sort of promotional video, we think.


REPORT: Tesla IPO could be more a financing event than a way to cash out

Published: November 26, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Tesla Motors Tesla Roadster – Click above for high-res image gallery We recently asked if the Tesla IPO is for you , and the results of that poll are about even.


Downsizing: businesses in Europe shifting to smaller rental cars

Published: November 26, 2009

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Filed under: Etc. , Europe/EU Audi A3 TDI – Click above for high-res image gallery Most likely due to the current economic downturn, most business rentals are getting smaller.


Utrech to start parking meter revolution with cell phones, GPS and green credentials

Published: November 25, 2009

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