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Stuttgart – Mercedes-Benz is now offering special editions of the SL and SLK, both of which feature a stylish interior with numerous sophisticated highlights. The optional designo magno night black matt paint finish accentuates the exclusive, sporty appearance of the SL Night Edition, while the special designo graphite paint finish makes the SLK Grand Edition a ...
The next-generation Ford Focus The next-generation Ford Focus previewed at the 2010 North American International Auto Show is the flagship of the company’s all-new, global C-segment platform that will account for more than 2 million cars annually by 2012 Up to 10 models – including the next-generation Ford C-MAX revealed at the 2009 Frankfurt ...
The New 2011 Mustang GT 5.0L The new Mustang GT continues Ford’s powertrain offensive with an all-new 5.0-liter V-8, which uses advanced technology to deliver 412 horsepower and projected unsurpassed highway mileage of 25 mpg For 2011, Mustang GT adds specially tuned Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS), 11.5-inch front and 11.8-inch rear vented disc brakes, ...
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced plans to exhibit the world premiere of the Honda New Small Concept, a concept model of a new small-sized vehicle which Honda is currently developing especially for India and other emerging nations, at the Auto Expo 2010 to be held in New Delhi, India from January 5 to 11, ...
Japan's Nissan unveiled its "Leaf" electric car, a much-awaited "green" auto planned to hit highways next year.
BYD, a Chinese battery maker aspiring to be a global electric carmaker, aims for 700,000 vehicle sales next year, four times its 2008 level.
Chinese clean car makers say licensing policies are keeping sales limited.
Advanced two-mode hybrid system available in Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen Intelligent implementation of new manufacturing processes manages quality, cost Two-mode hybrid technology provides fuel-saving benefits of a full-hybrid system, including electric-only operation Auburn Hills, Mich., Aug 22, 2008 - Chrysler LLC's Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) began rolling off the assembly line this week ...
All-electric and original hybrid electric prototypes unveiled Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today unveiled all-electric and original hybrid electric prototype vehicles, both powered by advanced lithium-ion batteries. Under the NISSAN GT 2012 business plan, the company has committed to zero-emission vehicle leadership, and has announced plans to introduce an all-electric vehicle in 2010 and mass market ...
At the fifth Magdeburg environmental forum staged by Daimler and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the two host partners called for the establishment of an infrastructure for electric and fuel-cell vehicles. The call is linked to extending Daimler’s Memorandum of Understanding with UNEP, in existence since 2005, with the aim of reinforcing dialogue and ...
Hydrogen Station to Open Near LAX Using Clean Energy's Expertise in Natural Gas Fueling to Expand Hydrogen Infrastructure and Support Chevrolet's Project Driveway General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM) and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE) announced today Clean Energy will open a hydrogen fueling station in Los Angeles with support ...
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Local drivers participate in "Project Driveway" - an innovative market test that is influencing Chevrolet's efforts to eliminate petroleum use and CO2 emissions At the Shell station on Benning ...
BMW today announced that the influential J.D. "Dave" Power III, founder of J.D. Power and Associates and board member of Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc., is the latest high-visibility eco-friendly ambassador to receive keys to a BMW Hydrogen 7 - the first hydrogen-powered luxury sedan. Power is the most recent member of the BMW Hydrogen ...
Rapid Progress on Fuel Cell Vehicles Needs to Be Matched With Rapid Progress on Hydrogen Fueling General Motors today called on the energy industry and governments to step up ...
The 2010 Pontiac G8 sport truck blurs the line between cars and trucks and is creating an all-new segment in the North American car market. This dramatically different vehicle blends the sporty handling of a performance coupe with the cargo capabilities of a light truck. Based on the all-new Pontiac G8 performance sedan, ...
Renault-Nissan and Project Better Place pursue their strategy of zero-emission vehicles in Denmark The Renault-Nissan Alliance actively supports the initiative of Project Better Place which announced today its second deployment in Denmark. Renault will provide Danish customers with 100% electric vehicles at European standards in 2011, providing zero emission mobility while at the same time offering ...
Manitoba will soon set down new vehicle emission standards similar to those in California, Premier Gary Doer said Thursday. The limits, which Doer talked about in last spring's election campaign, will be part of his NDP government's push to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to meet Kyoto targets. ``We are looking at it as part of Kyoto. ...
By a wide margin, the U.S. Congress approved the first increase in automobile fuel economy in 32 years on Tuesday, and President George W. Bush has signalled he will accept the mandates on the auto industry. The energy bill, boosting mileage by 40 per cent to 35 miles per gallon _ about 6.7 litres per ...
Congressional Democrats reached a compromise late Friday to boost automobile fuel economy by 40 per cent, clearing the way for a House vote probably next week on an energy bill that Democratic leaders would like to send to President George W. Bush before Christmas. The agreement came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reached an accord with ...
Transportation Minister Jim Bradley says he'd like to see electric cars with zero greenhouse gas emissions approved for use on Ontario roads. ZENN Motor Company, a Toronto firm which manufacturers small, low-speed electric cars in Quebec, has been trying to get the vehicles approved for use in Ontario. ZENN stands for zero emissions, no noise, which ...
A look at some of the 2008 vehicles that feature cylinder deactivation technology, which shuts off a portion of the engine's cylinders to save on fuel: ___ GENERAL MOTORS CORP.: _ Chevrolet Impala (with V6 and V8 engines) _ Chevrolet Tahoe _ Chevrolet Avalanche _ Chevrolet Suburban _ Chevrolet TrailBlazer _ Chevrolet Silverado _ Buick LaCrosse _ Saab 9-7x _ Pontiac Grand Prix ...
With a daily roundtrip commute of nearly 200 kilometres, Marie Czapiewski needed good gas mileage in her new car but didn't want to give up a V6 engine for something less powerful. So when she bought another Honda Accord in September, Czapiewski was pleased to learn about a new feature that shuts off some cylinders ...
Nissan's ball-shaped electric vehicle can squeeze into tight spots without backing up because its wheels turn 90 degrees and the cabin part of the car can rotate in a complete circle. The Pivo 2, being shown at the Tokyo auto show later this month, is a three-seat ecological commuter car that's fully working but ...
Tomorrow's cars will scrimp on fuel, envelop us in safety, guide us to our destinations, impress us with intuitive features and comfort us with ergonomics we can't believe we ever lived without. But for all that, these evolutions will never shield us from one of the most important questions a driver faces when choosing ...
WASHINGTON (AP) _ New vehicles are expected to set new records for average gas mileage in 2007, driven by improved technology and demand for fuel-efficient vehicles, the U.S. government reported. Vehicles from the 2007 model year are projected to average 26.4 miles per gallon overall, a gain of one mpg over the previous year and ...
VANCOUVER (CP) _ High-performance car lovers who worry that a future filled with Earth-friendly hybrids and fuel-cell vehicles condemns them to life driving glorified golf carts need not fret. Al Gore III, the son of the former American vice-president who police allegedly clocked going 169 kilometres an hour on a California highway in a Toyota ...
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) _ General Motors Corp. has signed an agreement with a battery maker that could propel it ahead of Toyota Motor Corp. in the race to bring plug-in hybrid and electric cars to market, a top company official said Thursday. A123 Systems Inc., based in Watertown, Mass., already produces thousands of nanophosphate ...
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) _ Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said Wednesday his company is working hard to develop the next generation of smaller, lighter auto batteries _ a technology that holds promise for electric cars as well as for hybrids. He also said Nissan and its French partner Renault SA are moving ahead with studies on ...
BURNABY, B.C. (CP) _ With the Hydrogen Highway still largely a dream outside California, Ford Motor Co. sees plug-in hybrid fuel-cell cars as a transitional step, says one of the automaker's top engineers in the field. People ultimately will demand fuel-cell vehicles that provide the same performance and flexibility as conventional autos powered by internal-combustion engines, ...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ Florida's only hydrogen station opened Wednesday for the first U.S. fleet of Ford shuttle buses powered by the alternative fuel, testing a technology that can lower greenhouse gases and eventually help wean the nation off foreign oil, Gov. Charlie Crist said. ``Today, gas prices are high _ really high _ and ...
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Automakers called for an economy-wide approach to global warming in reaction to a Supreme Court decision Monday that could give the government the authority to regulate the emissions of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases from cars. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, an industry trade group representing General ...
By Steve Mertl VANCOUVER (CP) _ Green is this year's colour at this week's Vancouver International Auto Show but the road to Earth-friendly motoring turns out to be a twisty one. Automakers have greeted the federal government's new program of rebates for lower-emission vehicles and tax levies for gas guzzlers ...
DETROIT (AP) _ Coming soon to a minivan near you: Satellite television. DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group on Thursday announced limited satellite TV service for its 2008 Dodge and Chrysler minivans and several other models, continuing its plan to turn the family cruiser into a living room on wheels. The company, ...
WASHINGTON (AP) _ President George W. Bush will meet with executives of the major U.S. automakers at the White House on Monday as he tries to build momentum for his energy plan. The session will focus on Bush's support for flex-fuel vehicles, which are capable of using gasoline and ethanol-gasoline ...
Here's something that might appeal to your fretful or data-loving side: a service that alerts you if your car is stolen _ or being driven too fast by the teenager who borrowed the keys. Among the nearly 70 emerging technologies on display this week at the DEMO conference is a ...
Would you trust a robot to park your car? The question will confront New Yorkers in February as the city's first robotic parking opens in Chinatown. The technology has had a good track record overseas, but the only other public robotic garage in the United States has been troublesome, dropping ...
From pop-up navigation systems and music storing hard drives to self-heating cup warmers _ carmakers are emphasizing interior design in a bid to make their vehicles stand out in a homogenous and crowded market. Designers at this week's North American International Auto Show said that customers now expect more from ...

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