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Swedish heatwave prompts recall of thousands of flex fuel Volvos

Published: July 10, 2009

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After receiving hundreds of complaints from Swedish drivers who have been left stranded by the side of the road, Volvo has recalled 8,500 of its V70 and S80 Flexifuel vehicles. Apparently the rigorous environmental testing the car maker employs does not extend to heatwaves like the one Sweden happens to be caught in the grips of…wait a sec.


2010 BMW 5-series Gran Turismo to debut BMW’s brake energy regeneration system in U.S.

Published: July 10, 2009

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During a preview this week of the new 5-series Gran Turismo, BMW North America product planning manager Martin Birkmann revealed that the vehicle would include brake energy regeneration when it arrives in the U.S. this fall. BMW has been including its regenerative braking system on numerous models in Europe for two years, but this will be the first North American application


1,000 miles in a MINI E, the review

Published: July 8, 2009

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MINI E – Click above for high-res image gallery One of the most desired electric vehicles available (somewhat) today is the MINI E. Short test drives can’t duplicate what it’s like to live with such a car, but there are a multiple blogs being written about the daily MINI E experience. Lyle Dennis from All Cars Electric has just written about his first 1,000 miles with the MINI E.


Dave McCurdy: Congress could extend Cash-For-Clunkers, add more funding

Published: July 8, 2009

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The final Cash-for-Clunkers bill that President Obama signed into law back on June 24th carried a total of $1 billion in funding, which is a quarter of the amount the legislation initially called for. Dave McCurdy, president of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, tells Automotive News that’s only enough to cover roughly 250,000 vehicles and – assuming the program is successful – that Congress may vote in the fall to add more funding: I think it’ll go very quickly, and Congress may have to revisit it in the fall… 250,000 vehicles isn’t enough


BMW celebrates 1.5 million "new" Minis made

Published: July 7, 2009

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2009 Mini Cooper S Convertible – Click above for high-res image gallery 2009 has been a big year for BMW’s MINI brand. MINI launched a new convertible, turned 50 years old, and has now made 1.5 million new generation MINIs since production began in 2001


Lightning Car Company plans three more electric cars

Published: July 3, 2009

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Lightning Car Company GT – Click above for high-res image gallery Back in February, the UK-based Lightning Car Company announced that it still intends to begin building and selling its Lightning GT by 2010.


Greenlings: How can I pimp green my ride?

Published: July 3, 2009

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Driving a car that’s had more than a few birthdays and wish you could make it greener? Whether your concern is centered on air quality, climate change or just saving a few bucks as fuel prices rise, there are many ways you can accomplish this goal using your common sense or perhaps a little modern technology.


Hitachi to multiply lithium battery production by a factor of 70!

Published: July 3, 2009

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By fall 2010, Hitachi plans increase its production capacity for lithium ion batteries by 600 percent in the first phase of a major expansion.


Fortune ranks GM’s PUMA as #1 business blunder of 2009 [w/POLL]

Published: July 3, 2009

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PUMA – Click above for high-res image gallery Someone at Fortune noticed that 2009 is now officially half over, and thought it was a good time to look back and pick out the absolute dumbest business moments of the year thus far. Screeching in at 35-mph is the GM PUMA (aka, the Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility Project) that the General debuted with Segway just before the New York Auto Show .


Catalyx uses landfill gas to make green hydrogen and nanofibers

Published: July 3, 2009

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Catalyx Nanotech has announced that they have successfully used landfill gas (LFG) obtained from a closed southern California landfill to produce 0.5 Kg of high-value Platelet Graphite Nanofibers and 2,000 liters of “green” hydrogen.


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