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‘Clean Diesel’ leaves dirty taste for green-minded VW owners

Published: October 20, 2015

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Filed under: Government/Legal , Green , Volkswagen , Diesel Environmentally conscious consumers who bought Volkswagen’s “Clean Diesel” claims tell the Federal Trade Commission they’ve betrayed by emissions cheating. Continue reading ‘Clean Diesel’ leaves dirty taste for green-minded VW owners ‘Clean Diesel’ leaves dirty taste for green-minded VW owners originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 10:16:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds


Tazzari Zero debuts at Bologna Motor Show, price revealed

Published: December 9, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Lightweight , NEV (Neighborhood Electric Vehicle) , Europe/EU , North America 2010 Tazzari Zero – Click above for high-res image gallery It’s been just over a year since the first renders of the Tazzari Zero were released and, right on schedule, the electric Italian sports-city car has made its world debut at the Bologna Motor Show. As befitting a car conceived and designed near Imola’s Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari , the premiere was made in spectacular fashion on a rain-soaked and twisty half-mile track located on the fairgrounds. Five professional drivers took their places in five separate Zeros, tapped the “race mode” button, and proceeded to relentlessly attack the circuit.


Mitsubishi, Japan Delivery System develop electric vehicle charging system for apartment buildings

Published: December 9, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Mitsubishi It’s well known by now that, aside from the cost, the biggest hurdle to the adoption of EVs may be a lack of charging infrastructure available to people most likely to use these vehicles.


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


Audi: We’re necessarily positioned as a green brand

Published: December 8, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Audi Audi e-tron concept – Click above for high-res image gallery Audi , just like all other automakers in the world, is concerned with its environmental performance. But don’t expect the four-ringed company to follow fellow German automaker BMW down the path of overt green branding. According to Audi head Rupert Stadler: We will stick to our Vorsprung Durch Technik (advancement through technology) philosophy, not have a catch-all marketing claim such as Efficient Dynamics.


Project Penguin: Is Tata Motors planning a Nano-based pickup?

Published: December 8, 2009

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Filed under: Diesel , MPG , India , Spy Shots , Tata Now that Tata has put the World’s Cheapest Car on the market, is the Indian automaker ready to make a similar assault on the pickup truck market? Judging by a recent spy shot, it seems likely. It’s impossible to know for sure, but the truck’s three-lug wheels, single windshield wiper and dash layout indicate that this pickup might be based on the diminutive Nano


Chevy Volt: The Song

Published: December 8, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Chevrolet , Green Daily Chevy Volt and Me song — Click above to watch the video The Kraft company recently held a competition inviting the public to name its new Vegemite cream cheese spinoff. The name that won, and made it to shelves, was “iSnack 2.0.” Really. It took one day of public cacophony to encourage Kraft to change the name to “Cheesybite,” but we hear you can still find jars of iSnack 2.0 if you’re inclined.


Report: VW to make a decision on building the BlueSport Roadster soon

Published: December 7, 2009

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Filed under: Diesel , Volkswagen Volkswagen BlueSport Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery One of our favorite concepts from the last Detroit Auto Show was the Volkswagen BlueSport Roadster. The voluptuous Boxster-sized two-seater carried one of VW’s TDI four cylinder diesels between the cabin and rear axle and most of the important bits came from the Golf


Chevy Spark gets driven in Europe, could use some more spark

Published: December 6, 2009

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Filed under: Chevrolet 2010 Chevrolet Spark – click above for high-res image gallery The new Chevy Spark could be the smallest model ever offered by General Motors in North America if the company follows through with plans to bring it here in 2011. Given the continuing upheavals at the tubes, and the questions about the micro-car segment in the U.S., this one is anything but certain. Nonetheless, the Spark is now on sale in other parts of the world and the folks at the UK’s Channel 4 recently had the opportunity to drive it


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


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