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    Report: Federal green car fleet buys more Hyundai hybrids as overall number goes down
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    The Obama administration made a big deal about how it had a long-term plan to green up the federal vehicle fleet back in early 2011. Even with that big target, the overall number of hybrids is going down. And, after spending time buying fuel-efficient US cars, the Obama administration has been ...

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    Fuel economy follies: Cheatin' or mistaken?
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    Automotive journalists have been hearing a consistent message from Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia: their attributes top the competition. Over the last few years, they have claimed superiority for most of their products in nearly every measure that matters, from power and torque to interior and ...

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    Official: Hyundai US chief maintains 2015 goal for production fuel-cell vehicle
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    Hyundai remains on track to reach its goal of producing what it says will be the world's first mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), which will be a version of the Tucson crossover, by 2015, Hyundai Motor North America CEO John Krafcik told reporters at the Los Angeles Auto ...

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    Featured: How the EPA tests - and doesn't test - fuel economy of new vehicles
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    Doesn't the EPA test the fuel economy of all new vehicles? Actually, no. Last week, Hyundai and Kia announced that they had each made errors in the way they tested the fuel economy of their new vehicles. "Honest mistakes" and "human error" were made during their in-house process for ...

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    Report: Hyundai fuel cell chief says EV makers jumped the gun
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    Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCEVs) spew water vapor. FCEV enthusiasts are likely hoping that the head of fuel-cell research at Hyundai isn't just spewing hot air. Hyundai's Lim Tae-won said electric-vehicle makers like Nissan started mass-producing models such as the Leaf too early and are ...

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    Official: Hyundai Elantra subject of class-action lawsuit for 'misleading 40 MPG' ads
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    'Your mileage may vary.' We're all used to seeing those words at the end of any advertisement that mentions fuel mileage, and we all know what it means: Not all drivers will get exactly the same mileage, and oftentimes what you get will be lower than what it says on the car's window ...

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    Official: Hyundai petitions for August to be 'Fuel Efficiency Month'
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    Those looking to spend some of the warmest months of the year firing muscle cars down straight ribbons of hot asphalt, beware: Hyundai wants August to be "Fuel Efficiency Month." The South Korean automaker's campaign debuted today to coincide with World Environmental Day celebrations in New ...

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    No new infrastructure required: Hydrogen Hyundais drive across Europe
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    It's getting easier and easier to ignore gas stations. Over in Europe, the H2 refueling infrastructure is apparently robust enough to allow a pair of hydrogen-powered Hyundai iX35 (Tuscon) FCEVs to drive from Oslo, Norway to Monte Carlo, Monaco. Almost, anyway. Yes, the 1,404-mile, ...

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    Official: Hyundai will make 'limited' number of fuel-cell vehicles this year, 'thousands' by 2014
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    Hyundai has confirmed that it will make a "limited" number of hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV) this year for testing purposes, with a goal of making as many as 10,000 FCEVs annually by 2015. The South Korean automaker is testing an FCEV based on the Tucson crossover which will be part ...

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    Report: Revamped Hyundai Sonata due in 2014
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    So a new Sonata isn't as exciting as a new Chevrolet Corvette, but given the enthusiasm the current Hyundai midsize sedan has generated around these parts, musing about what might be coming down the pipeline is worth at least a few minutes. Hyundai's Korean CEO Kim Choon-ho has told Reuters that ...

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    Recalls: Hyundai to petition NHTSA over 2011-2012 Sonata Hybrid seatbelt recall
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a safety recall of the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, but this campaign comes with a twist. NHTSA announced on its website that Sonata Hybrid models produced between December 2, 2010 and March 7, 2012 are being recalled due to a seatbelt ...

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    Official: Toyota wins 13 'best value' awards from Vincentric with help from hybrids
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    Toyota's hybrid stable helped the automaker win "best value" awards from automotive data firm Vincentric for 13 different categories, the most of any automaker. The Japanese automaker won the best value award in four separate hybrid categories and garnered awards from its Lexus and Scion ...

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    Geneva: 2012 Hyundai i20 boasts sleek style, top-notch efficiency
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    Hyundai has unveiled what it calls the most environmentally friendly, conventional-engined vehicle sold on the planet – the all-new i20. We called the first i20 "one sharply dressed econo car," and this new model gets a family-familiar hexagonal grille and swept-back, cat-eye headlights ...

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    Geneva: Hyundai i-oniq Concept blends series hybrid with shooting brake style
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    If you're a sucker for high-riding shooting brakes, the Hyundai i-oniq concept has what you're after, albeit with a certain anonymity we haven't seen from Hyundai of late. Complete with elongated gullwing doors and an expansive greenhouse featuring curved glass both behind the A-pillar and on ...

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    Geneva: Hyundai i-oniq concept for Geneva opens up ahead of schedule
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    Just as nature abhors a vacuum, the Internet abhors secrets. Hyundai got so close to keeping its i-oniq concept coupe away from us before the Geneva Motor Show, but the web won again when someone uploaded images of ithe i-oniq's blood red interior and McLaren MP4-12C-like doors. We don't have ...

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    First image of Hyundai i-oniq concept leaks out
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    Hyundai has managed to keep its i-oniq concept coupe under wraps since it teased us almost three months ago, but the internet couldn't wait for the concept's Geneva Motor Show debut. The crew from the Korean Car Blog snagged this first official image of the i-oniq, the next interpretation of ...

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    Report: Paice drags Hyundai, Kia into long-running hybrid patent fight with Toyota
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    With all the news coming out recently about the small claims lawsuit over the Honda Civic Hybrid, readers may have forgotten the name behind a long-running legal issue over Toyota's hybrid system: Paice. The latest development is that Paice and the Abell Foundation (an investor in Paice) have ...

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    Chicago: Hyundai CEO: Elantra GT's 39 mpg is "pretty good"
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    During the unveiling of the Hyundai Elantra GT at the Chicago Auto Show, the message was the following: This car is lighter than its competitors, cars like the Mazda3, Ford Focus and the Volkswagen Golf, and therefore it gets decent fuel economy. Hyundai CEO John Krafcik pointedly mentioned that ...

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    Chicago: 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT delivers lightness, functionality
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    After driving the 2013 Elantra GT out on stage here in Chicago, Hyundai executives immediately focused on one of its new five-door's core values: lightness. You see, the GT is the lightest C-segment hatchback in the United States, weighing 151 pounds less than a Mazda3, 175 pounds less than a ...

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    Video: Did Hyundai pull MPG claims from Super Bowl ad due to watchdog group pressure? [w/video]
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    Hyundai has been targeted by Consumer Watchdog, a non-profit advocacy organization, over the automaker's 40 mpg fuel efficiency claim on the Hyundai Elantra. The group says Elantra owners have seen fuel economy averages of 18 and 19 mpg instead of the the 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highway reported ...

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