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announces Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited (TMCA) marked the start of production of the "Camry Hybrid" in Australia at a line-off ceremony today attended by Australia Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. TMCA intends to produce the Camry Hybrid at its Altona Plant at a pace of 10,000 units annually, 300 of which ...
Mercedes, Toyota and BMW show off their hybrid and electric vehicles, which are taking part in a UK government scheme aimed at accelerating the availability of low carbon cars to consumers.
The garage has become an icon of innovation, emblematic of a spirit of invention that has produced some of North America's greatest inventions. Today, at the Washington Auto Show, a next generation of garage innovators emerges, ready to spark new invention, and to do so for the good of the planet and its future generations. ...
A caravan of Saturn Vue 2-Mode Hybrids departs today from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit bound for the upcoming presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. The caravan’s theme is “The Road to Change Starts in Your Driveway.” It will make stops along the way to encourage people to pledge ...
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 models of the 2009 Cadillac Escalade will be able to run on either ordinary gasoline or E85 ethanol, or any combination of the two, General Motors announced Friday. And customers will have the fueling choice at no additional cost. The Escalade, Escalade EXT and Escalade ESV ...
General Motors today delivered its first hybrid vehicles in the Middle East to the Government of Dubai and the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). The vehicles, which include the Chevrolet Tahoe hybrid and the Chevrolet Malibu hybrid, are part of a ground-breaking project that involves a 12-month trial using the vehicles as public taxis ...
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 ...
Monroe County, New York, announced today that they will use a Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell Electric vehicle as part of their efforts to promote a cleaner and greener environment in the Western New York area. Monroe County becomes the latest member of Chevy's Project Driveway--the largest-ever market test of fuel cell and hydrogen technology. The announcement ...
Ability to Use Cleaner, Renewable Fuel Offered at No Cost to Customer ...
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 ...
The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Ford Motor Company its 2008 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award.  This is Ford's third consecutive year winning an ENERGY STAR Award.   Ford improved energy efficiency in the U.S. by 4.5 percent in 2007 and nearly ...
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 ...
Ford Escape Hybrid Plug In The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Ford Motor Company today announced a three year agreement to develop and evaluate technical approaches for integrating plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) into the nation’s electric grid system, a key requirement to facilitate widespread adoption of the vehicles. EPRI will form a collaborative ...
  Land Rover Black and Silver LRX Hybrid Concept NEW YORK, March 19, 2008 – A striking black and silver version of Land Rover's acclaimed LRX cross-coupe concept makes ...
High-volume system will debut in North America in 2010, and then expand globally Hitachi to supply new lithium-ion battery Cost-effective technology to improve fuel economy by up to 20 percent As another key element in its overall global strategy to improve fuel economy and reduce oil consumption ...
Chevrolet Fuel Cell Equinox and GMC Yukon Hybrid Vehicles to Transport Hollywood's Hottest Talent in "Fuel-Friendly" Style The red-carpet arrivals at the 80th Annual Academy Awards® on Feb. 24, ...
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that it will begin bio-ethanol trials through its participation in the Tokachi E10 project. The project, the first of its kind in Japan, aims to test the feasibility of E10 fuel, which contains 10% bio-ethanol mix. Early trials will be conducted in the Tokachi region of Hokkaido, beginning April*1. Nissan ...
Business Customers Can Use Less Gas, Go Green and Still Get the Job Done General Motors, committed to developing the industry's widest range of gas-friendly to gas-free ...
Porsche will also be building a hybrid drive version of the new Panamera. This four-door Gran Turismo with sporting driving dynamics so typical of Porsche will boast the proven components featured in the Cayenne Hybrid entering the market at the end of the decade. And thanks ...
Expected to be First Commercially Available, OEM-produced Plug-in Hybrid ...
The Honda CR-Z, a lightweight sports hybrid concept vehicle, and the FCX Clarity, a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle set to begin limited retail marketing in summer 2008, are bringing some of the most advanced environmental technologies from Honda to the 2008 North American International Auto Show. CR-Z Making its North American debut, the ...
California sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday for denying its first-in-the-country greenhouse gas limits on cars, trucks and SUVs, challenging the Bush administration's conclusion that states have no business setting emission standards. Other states are expected to join the lawsuit, which was anticipated after the EPA on Dec. 19 denied California's request for a waiver, ...
President George W. Bush has signed legislation that will bring more fuel-efficient vehicles into auto showrooms and require wider use of ethanol. During a signing ceremony at the U.S. Energy Department today, Bush called the legislation ``a major step'' toward energy independence and an easing of global warming. The new law obliges automakers to increase fuel ...
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 ...
Daimler AG said Monday that it has received orders from New York City and Ottawa for a total of 1,052 diesel-electric hybrid-powered buses. The Greensboro, N.C.-based Daimler Buses North America received an order for 850 of its Orion VII Next Generation buses from MTA, the agency that oversees public transit in New York. It also got ...
Canadian car buyers now have more choices if they want to purchase a new vehicle that meets the federal government's green rebate program. Thirty-two vehicles from the 2008 model year now qualify for the government's ecoAUTO Rebate Program, up from 21 last year. The program gives Canadians cash rebates ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 on the ...
uropean Union regulators on Tuesday extended a probe into 96 million euros ($140 million) that France plans to grant PSA Peugeot-Citroen SA to develop a hybrid diesel car. The European Commission wants to make sure that the aid does not break EU rules on state subsidies. ``The Commission has doubts whether Peugeot-Citroen and its partners ...
General Motors Corp. started production Monday of its two-mode gas-electric hybrid transmission systems that will debut in the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid and GMC Yukon Hybrid sport utility vehicles. Built at the automaker's Baltimore Transmission plant, the hybrid system will help GM compete against Toyota Motor Corp., which sells hybrid versions of the Toyota Highlander and ...
eneral Motors says it will set up a $250 million US alternative fuel research centre in Shanghai. GM CEO Rick Waggoner says the company believes China has the potential to become a leader in the adoption of alternative fuels. He says construction of the first phase of ``The General Motors Center for Advanced Science and ...
Mazda unveiled a new kind of hybrid vehicle Tuesday that runs on hydrogen fuel powering an electric motor. The Japanese automaker said it will be available for leasing in Japan next year. The Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid, shown to reporters ahead of its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month, operates on ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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