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    New York: Horse-drawn EVs for carriages? NYC may say 'neigh'
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    For more than a century, horse-drawn carriages have been iconic fixtures in New York City. But the Big Apple's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, has been on a crusade to put an end to the nostalgic rides, saying the carriages are cruel to the horses and a common source of traffic congestion. Amid this ...

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    Exclusive: Every US Volvo could get plug-in hybrid model
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    Whether we're talking XC90, S60 or V60, if Volvo sells it in the US, there is a decent chance that you will some day soon-ish be able to buy it with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. That's the message from Dean Shaw, VP Corporate Communications at Volvo Cars of North America, who spoke with ...

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    Official: Nissan will expand free* charging incentive to 25 Leaf markets
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    Nissan has proof that giving away a bit of electricity makes buying a new Leaf all the more enticing. Thanks to a deal that offers free charging to some Leaf owners in Texas, one dealer there claims his Leaf sales have tripled. We don't see national sales climbing quite that high starting July 1 ...

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    Official: BMW bringing X3 diesel, X5 PHEV concept to New York
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    We've seen the i3 and i8 plug-in vehicles at plenty of BMW auto show stands these past few years. At the upcoming New York International Auto Show, the automaker will spread out a bit by showing off both new diesel and plug-in hybrid SUVs. Bimmer will showcase its diesel-powered X3 vehicle, which ...

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    Official: 2014 World Green Car of the Year nominees include EVs, PHEVs and e-gas
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    The World Green Car of the Year will be announced at the New York Auto Show on April 17 – and it looks like hats may be tipping toward the BMW i3. Not only did it make the top five finalist list for World Green Car, it was also named a finalist for 2014 World Car of the Year and the World ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan in Montreal could mean US debut soon
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    The official word on the North American plans for the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan is that the Japanese company wants to ask Canadians what they think of the four-door, three-cylinder before deciding if the car will go on sale here. There are hints, though, that the plan is a bit more set in stone ...

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    Carlos Ghosn: it makes sense to focus on electric vehicles, cooperate on fuel cells
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    The last time we spoke with Renault-Nissan head Carlos Ghosn, at the Geneva Motor Show, he spoke about the 70,000 all-electric vehicles his company's have sold to happy customers and how these vehicles are just the beginning of the EV era. Speaking at the New York Auto Show a little over a month ...

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    Official: SAE wants Combo fast charging, Nissan remains committed to CHAdeMO
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    Despite growing competition from the SAE Combo Charger Nissan remains committed to CHAdeMO. But why turn the disagreement into a fight? At the New York Auto Show this week, the Nissan booth displayed a sign that promoted the first major DC Fast Charging standard and says, "Nissan is committed to ...

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    Official: Jeep unveils 9-speed transmission for Cherokee
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    More gears equals less fuel use in Chrysler's trademark Jeep Cherokee, as the US automaker will make a nine-speed automatic transmission standard on its 2014 Cherokee. The transmission, the world's first nine-speed automatic transmission for passenger vehicles with a front-wheel-drive layout, ...

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    Official: Tesla Model S wins 2013 World Green Car of the Year
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    The automotive journalist judges behind the World Green Car of the Year apparently with the overwhelming majority of AutoblogGreen readers, as they've just named the Tesla Model S their winner. We don't yet know what the official ballots were, but our informal poll had the Tesla beating the other ...

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    Ford offering app developers $50k reward for achieving better fuel economy
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    Ford may be the first to open up both its hardware and software platforms to outsiders. Ford Motor Co., stung in recent months over complaints that some of its hybrids are achieving fuel economy well below the advertised miles-per-gallon, said today it is opening up its vehicle architecture ...

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    Official: Nissan Leaf sales will hit new record in March, around 1,900 units
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    During a side session at the New York Auto Show today, José Muñoz, the senior vice president for sales and marketing, US and Canada, for Nissan, revealed that the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle is having a tremendous sales month. The company doesn't yet know the specific number ...

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    New York: BMW 3-cylinder prototype engine sits pretty in 1 Series, will be better in i8 plug-in hybrid
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    The fact that the brand-new prototype three-cylinder, 1.5-liter gasoline engine from BMW finds itself in a 1 Series is almost accidental. Heidelinde Holzer, who works on powertrain predevelopment, powertrain functions and powertrain integration, told AutoblogGreen her team simply took the cars ...

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    Poll: Who should win 2013 World Green Car of the Year?
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    Which is best new green car in the world – the all-electric Renault Zoe, the all-electric Tesla Model S or the Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid? Those are the three finalists for the 2013 World Green Car of the Year award, and the winner will be announced later this week at the 2013 New York ...

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    Fewer flashy debuts, more serious efficiency efforts thanks to new CAFE rules
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    Jim Kliesch, the Clean Vehicles Program research director for the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), is noticing a change. Instead of hyping marquee "green" cars, auto manufacturers are settling into a groove where they regularly show off packages of conventional fuel-saving methods that will ...

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    Official: Nissan announces connectivity improvements for Altima, Leaf; should provide better range estimates
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    Nissan last week announced connectivity improvements for some of its models, including the upgraded Altima that is set to debut this summer as well as the Leaf battery-electric vehicle. The Japanese automaker, which made the announcements at the New York Auto Show, said its NissanConnect system ...

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    New York: Green car wrap-up from the Big Apple
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    There were only two marquee plug-in vehicles unveiled at the New York Auto Show this year, the Fisker Atlantic and the Infiniti LE (which stands for Luxury Electric, which the automaker says emphasizes that luxury comes first), and the Infinit's big calling card was that it doesn't need a plug. ...

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    Terrafugia Transition gets 35 mpg highway, 20 mpg flyway [w/video]
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    The Terrafugia Transition stands out from all the other vehicles on display at the New York Auto Show, not because it's the prettiest, or even the fastest. It is neither. It is, however, the only piece of road-going machinery in the Jacob Javits Center sporting a propeller and a pair of wings. ...

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    New York: Delorean Electric surprises in New York, will cost $95,000 in 2013
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    First announced last October, the reborn, all-electric Delorean has made a surprise appearance at the New York Auto Show this year. It's a surprise because not even Delorean Motor Company president Stephen Wynne knew he was going to be here until a few weeks ago, when show organizers called with ...

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    Official: Infiniti LE Concept will spawn production electric sedan within two years
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    Yes, Infiniti has indeed made a habit of teasing the masses with exotic and eco-friendly concepts at some of the world's largest auto shows over the past few years, notably with the Emerg-E and Essence Concepts. But, unlike those rolling showcases, the automaker claims its latest reveal, known ...

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