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  • How College Students Reinvented An Ordinary American Sedan
    How College Students Reinvented An Ordinary American Sedan

    Not far from the building where General Motors once invented the Chevy Volt, a dozen or so college students are standing on the blacktop alongside a test track, watching a professional driver push the limits of a plug-in hybrid car they've ......

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  • Want To Save Thousands On Your Next Car? Buy A Diesel
    Want To Save Thousands On Your Next Car? Buy A Diesel

    Between car payments, auto insurance, fuel costs, repairs and maintenance, buying a new car can be an expensive endeavor. One of the ways to save money on overall costs is to buy a diesel car, they typically save buyers $2,000 to $6,000 in ......

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  • Solar Roadways Raises $1.5 Million For Solar-Panel Covered Roads
    Solar Roadways Raises $1.5 Million For Solar-Panel Covered Roads

    The concept of using roads as solar cells seems like a great idea until you start considering all of the damage that streets regularly have to handle. From freezing water to overloaded vehicles, the nation's highways take a lot of punishmen......

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  • Which Green Car Is Right For You?
    Which Green Car Is Right For You?

    Here's an overview to help you determine which green car is right for your needs and budget....

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  • Can Students Turn A Chevy Camaro Into A Fuel-Sipper?
    Can Students Turn A Chevy Camaro Into A Fuel-Sipper?

    The Chevrolet Camaro gulps down gas. Can a bunch of students turn this iconic sports car into a model of fuel efficiency?That's the task students at 16 colleges across North America will face as they prepare for the start of a four-year com......

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  • The Best Hybrids For The Money
    The Best Hybrids For The Money

    The best hybrid options in every category from subcompact cars to large luxury sedans....

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  • Tesla Supercharger Network Now Covers Majority Of Americans
    Tesla Supercharger Network Now Covers Majority Of Americans

    Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced via twitter Sunday that Tesla has officially expanded its Supercharger network across the county.The Supercharger network contains 71 stations, according to Autoblog, and Musk estimates that 80 percent o......

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  • Ford To Unveil Solar Hybrid Concept Car At CES
    Ford To Unveil Solar Hybrid Concept Car At CES

    Ford plans to unveil at this month's International CES gadget show a solar-powered concept car that offers the same performance as a plug-in hybrid but without the need for a plug.The C-Max Solar Energi Concept car uses a gasoline engine co......

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  • Gasoline Additive Contributing To Massive Habitat Loss
    Gasoline Additive Contributing To Massive Habitat Loss

    Robert Malsam nearly went broke in the 1980s when corn was cheap. So now that prices are high and he can finally make a profit, he's not about to apologize for ripping up prairieland to plant corn.Across the Dakotas and Nebraska, more than ......

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  • Nuclear Powered Cars From The Atomic Age
    Nuclear Powered Cars From The Atomic Age

    In the 1950s, nuclear power was supposed to launch our still-expanding consumer culture into a world of flying cars and autonomous kitchens. The development of nuclear-powered submarines and ships during the 1940s and 50s led car designers to begin conce...

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  • Another Clean-Energy Car Company Shuts Down
    Another Clean-Energy Car Company Shuts Down

    A company that received $50 million in loans from the Department of Energy has shut down, according to its former chief executive officer. Vehicle Production Group, also known as VPG, made nearly 2,500 handicap-accessible vans and taxis th......

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  • Opinion: Electric Vehicle Futures Look Dim Despite New Models Coming
    Opinion: Electric Vehicle Futures Look Dim Despite New Models Coming

    I love plug-in electric vehicles like tne Chevy Volt and Ford C-Max, but I am losing faith and hope that these vehicles are going to catch on in any meaningful way in the U.S.Earth Day is meant to spike our awareness of our environmental is......

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  • Double-Digit Growth For Diesel in U.S., Say German Automakers
    Double-Digit Growth For Diesel in U.S., Say German Automakers

    Double-digit diesel sales in North America for 20 of the last 24 months have helped German automakers reach record sales. That is likely to increase as all five - Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and VW - roll out more diesel choices, incl......

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  • In New York, A Push For Electric Cars Meets A Tepid Response
    In New York, A Push For Electric Cars Meets A Tepid Response

    New York City should be an ideal market for electric vehicles. But it's a hard slog to deliver on that potential. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been a big advocate for green driving, and he's influenced city planning. Last month, he unveile......

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  • Volkswagen Reveals 261-MPG Car, The VW XL1
    Volkswagen Reveals 261-MPG Car, The VW XL1

    After beginning life as a concept car over a decade ago in 2002, the Volswagen XL1 will finally become a production car. But not just any production car: When the XL1 hits the roads, it will become the most fuel-efficient and aerodynamic ca......

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  • Peugeot Says Compressed Air Could Power Hybrid Cars In 2016
    Peugeot Says Compressed Air Could Power Hybrid Cars In 2016

    A car that could run on thin air? On the road by 2016?That's what Peugeot-Citroen says it will be selling: A hybrid car that runs on a combination of gasoline and air. Digital Trends has an explainer on how they think it works, but they adm......

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  • Puegot Says Compressed Air Could Power Hybrid Cars In 2016
    Puegot Says Compressed Air Could Power Hybrid Cars In 2016

    A car that could run on thin air? On the road by 2016?That's what Peugot-Citroen says it will be selling: A hybrid car that runs on a combination of gasoline and air. Digital Trends has an explainer on how they think it works, but they admi......

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  • How The Fiscal Cliff Bill Might Void Your Car's Warranty
    How The Fiscal Cliff Bill Might Void Your Car's Warranty

    Thanks to the fiscal cliff bill signed into law last week, a blend of fuel that contains more ethanol could soon reach more consumers than ever. That's bad news, AAA tells car owners.The nation's largest motor club says use of the fuel blen......

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  • AAA Asks EPA To Stop Sales Of New Ethanol Blend
    AAA Asks EPA To Stop Sales Of New Ethanol Blend

    AAA has asked the EPA to stop sales of a new blend of gasoline, asserting that the fuel can cause damage to car engines and could void warranties.The EPA has contended that cars manufactured from 2001 and on can handle E15, the new blend of......

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  • EV Buyers Tend To Be Smart, Educated, Wealthy White Men
    EV Buyers Tend To Be Smart, Educated, Wealthy White Men

    Guess what? Your average electric vehicle buyer is not your typical American.Electric car buyers are predominantly white, male, well-educated and homeowners, according to a survey of 970 EV owners by the Electric Vehicle Information Exchang......

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