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This new machine mounts wheel weights in seconds

Published: October 5, 2016

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Filed under: Aftermarket , Green , Plants/Manufacturing , Videos First factory tire rooms, tomorrow Skynet. The rise of the (tire) machines starts now. Continue reading This new machine mounts wheel weights in seconds This new machine mounts wheel weights in seconds originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 05 Oct 2016 08:20:00 EDT.


Official: 2015 VW e-Golf electric vehicle revealed ahead of LA

Published: November 13, 2013

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Filed under: LA Auto Show , Hatchback , Volkswagen , Electric Volkswagen has released all of the official details of the 2015 VW e-Golf ahead of its debut next week at the LA Auto Show . The zero-emission version of the next-gen Golf , which we saw for the first time at Frankfurt , will go on sale in the US during the fourth quarter of next year.


Official: UM’s solar race team builds Generation, the ‘ultimate electric vehicle,’ for World Solar Challenge

Published: July 1, 2013

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Green Culture , Solar , Pacific Region , Racing The University of Michigan has built a vehicle just about any green-car enthusiast would appreciate, except maybe those from Ohio State University.


Exclusive: SAE Congress: Evolve Hybrid Wheels give Ford Focus SE a 1.1 mpg boost

Published: April 19, 2013

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Filed under: MPG , AutoblogGreen Exclusive , SAE World Congress As fuel economy regulations tighten all around the world, each part of the automobile is getting a second (and third and fourth …) look to see if there is any way to squeeze out a few more yards per gallon.


Automotive News: "Volt’s benefits outweigh EV purity." Do you agree?

Published: October 29, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Chevrolet , Green Daily 2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery The launch of the Chevrolet Volt has, for the most part, gone off without a public hitch. Well, it was until Motor Trend discovered that the Volt is not exactly what it was promised to be : a vehicle powered solely by electricity with no ability for its gasoline engine to provide assist in motivation.


Video: Okay, maybe the Chevrolet Volt is a hybrid, but only by definition

Published: October 14, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Chevrolet , Green Daily Chevrolet Volt – Click above to watch video after the jump During a recent extended test drive, Motor Trend uncovered something about the Chevrolet Volt that lit a fuse and led to an explosion throughout the media . As it turns out, the Volt’s gas engine can, in rare occasions, participate in the motive force.


BMW adds hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to Spartanburg facility

Published: October 13, 2010

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Filed under: Hydrogen , BMW BMW used to regularly tout its hydrogen-powered 7 Series until that program was killed in late 2009 . The Hydrogen 7 used H2 in an internal combustion engine and when BMW said it was done making the car, it said it would focus its hydrogen efforts on fuel cells.


ECOtality to install Blink EV charging stations at select Best Buy stores

Published: October 12, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Green Daily Blink Charger – Click above for high-res image gallery ECOtality has announced that it will install Blink EV Level 2 charging stations at 12 Best Buy stores located within The EV Project ‘s pilot markets of Tucson, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA and Seattle, WA. The charging stations will be installed by March 2011 and should help ECOtality analyze the real-world experiences of charging electric vehicles and decipher the needs of those who drive them.


Aston Martin Cygnet city car scheduled for production next year

Published: October 12, 2010

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Filed under: MPG , Aston Martin , Lightweight Aston Martin Cygnet – Click above for high-res image gallery Aston Martin assembles some of the finest automobiles in the land. Svelte rides like the DBS , Rapide and Vantage are classy, powerful and an absolute thrill to drive .


Should the Chevy Volt have direct mechanical drive of the wheels…or not?

Published: August 5, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , MPG , Chevrolet 2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery Engineering products that are meant to be sold to consumers is a process that is invariably about compromise. If you are building a one-off product for a single client, you can optimize it directly for their needs. But when it comes mass production for customers with widely divergent requirements, engineers have to make judgment calls


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