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    Los Angeles: KBB's 2012 Best Resale Value awards go to Chevy Volt, Honda Civic Hybrid
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    Which electric car will have the best resale value? According to Kelley Blue Book, that'd be the Chevy Volt. During an event in Los Angeles last night, KBB announced its best level guesses as to which 2012 models will be most appealing to used car buyers on some dusty lot in the future. Aside ...

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    Los Angeles: Mazda CEO: Skyactiv is "sustainable zoom-zoom" for a time when "fuel efficiency comes standard"
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    Among the general public, Mazda is probably best known for the Miata and the whole "zoom-zoom" tagline. Speaking just before the unveiling of the new CX-5 crossover at the LA Auto Show's Motor Press Guild keynote speech this morning, Takashi Yamanouchi, president and CEO of Mazda Motor Company, ...

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    Official: 2013 Ford Escape gets Focused design, EcoBoost power
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    We Americans have a long history of clamoring for the forbidden fruit that automakers offer in Europe. Such has been the case with the Ford Kuga crossover – the cuter equivalent of the more traditionally styled Escape here in North America. But under the automaker's One Ford plan, the ...

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    Official: U.S. Chevy Spark revealed ahead of Los Angeles show
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    On Wednesday, the 2013 Chevrolet Spark will be unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The small hatchback has been tweaked for the North American market, and the hope is that the Spark takes off like wildfire with buyers. Chevrolet thinks the Spark will find favor with buyers living in cities, as ...

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    Official: 2013 Honda Fit EV to debut at Los Angeles Auto Show
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    Japanese automaker Honda will roll out the production version of the 2013 Fit EV at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show in mid-November. We're guessing Honda's electric-only 2013 Fit will somewhat resemble the automaker's Fit EV Concept, a vehicle which made its debut back at the 2010 LA Auto Show and ...

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    Green Car of the Year Award finalists include diesel, hybrid, natural gas, electric
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    2008: Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid 2009: Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2010: Audi A3 TDI 2011: Chevrolet Volt (pictured) Those are the past winners of the Green Car of the Year award, given out each year at the LA Auto Show by Green Car Journal. The five finalists for the 2012 award were ...

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    Regulation sparks innovation with green cars at the L.A. Auto Show
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    Get this. The vehicles that automakers claimed was impossible years ago are exactly the ones they have featured at the LA Auto Show. Roland Hwang, the transportation program director for the Natural Resources Defense Council's energy program, walked the show this year and helped hand out the ...

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    LA 2010: driving the Wheego Whip LiFe, the electric car from an aggressive little company
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    Wheego Whip – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Where do you go when you're starting with "The Cadillac of Neighborhood Electric Vehicles"? If you're Wheego Electric Cars, a U.S. EV manufacturer that uses bodies built by China's Shuanghuan Automobile that look suspiciously like a ...

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    LA 2010: more details on the Honda Fit, including that weird extra fob
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    Honda Fit EV concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When Honda puts the Fit EV on sale in 2012, it will come with a device that, as far as we can recall, will be unique in the plug-in vehicle space: a little something Honda calls a "pocket-friendly, interactive remote" (basically, ...

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    LA 2010: EDTA revs up new electric drive website
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    Now that the first plug-in vehicles from major automakers are about to arrive in people's dirveways, some of the long-time players in the space are getting products for electric vehicle drivers – and soon-to-be-drivers – ready. One example is a new Go Electric Drive website that was ...

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    LA 2010: Coda says all-electric production delay is a good thing for the final product
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    "We can't afford to build a car that somebody is not going to buy."

    Coda Sedan – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Between the "production adjustment" (i.e., delay) and the recent resignation of CEO Kevin Czinger, you might think that things are looking down for Coda Automotive. ...

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    Cadillac Aera Concept, Smart 454 tied for Top Concepts at LA Auto Show Design Challenge
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    Cadillac Aera Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The focus at the LA Auto Show is on new production vehicles as well as concepts that hint at an automaker's direction for the very near future. One aspect of the show however, looks further into the distance and pushes designers ...

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    LA 2010: all-electric Mitsubishi i - not the i-MiEV - takes the stage
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    U.S.-market Mitsubishi i – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mitsubishi has been working on electric vehicles for a long time. So much so that the car the company is now calling the "100% battery-powered Mitsubishi i for the U.S. market" was emblazoned with the words "40 years of EV ...

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    LA 2010: Elon Musk says Tesla-powered Toyota RAV4 EV is good for Model S
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    Elon Musk (right) and Jim Lentz with the Toyota RAV4 EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Following the unveiling of the brand-new Toyota RAV4 EV, "Powered by Tesla," at the LA Auto Show yesterday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Jim Lentz, Toyota Motor Sales' president and chief operating ...

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    LA 2010: Hatch, sedan versions of 2012 Ford Focus debut
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    The all new Ford Focus five-door hatchback and four-door sedan have been unveiled at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. The projected 40 miles per gallon highway rating certainly makes it impressive, albeit just slightly less impressive than the Chevy Cruze Eco that's officially rated at 42 mpg ...

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    LA 2010: Chevy Volt wins 2011 Green Car of the Year title
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    Joel Ewanick, VP, U.S. Marketing for General Motors, and the Chevy Volt with the Green Car of the Year Award
    The Chevrolet Volt drove off with the 2011 Green Car of the Year Award at the LA Auto Show this morning, beating out tough competition from the Nissan Leaf and ending a two-year diesel ...

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    LA 2010: 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid is good-lookin', green-drivin'
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    2011 Kia Optima Hybrid – Click here for high-res image gallery
    Kia is just now beginning to roll out its sexy new 2011 Optima, with the 2.4-liter GDI version priced from only $18,995. Much like its sister car, the Hyundai Sonata, the Optima will be offered with a turbocharged 2.0-liter ...

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    LA 2010: 2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist brings efficiency to the full-size luxury sedan
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    2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Full-size luxury sedans are typically guilty pleasures since they can be either coddling, comfort machines or all-out speed freaks. One thing they haven't been is fuel efficient... until now. Making its debut at the 2010 ...

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    LA 2010: Toyota RAV4 EV, powered by Tesla, hits the stage
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    Toyota RAV4 EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Proudly "Powered by Tesla," the brand-new Toyota RAV4 EV made its debut at the LA Auto Show today, and it's pretty much what you'd expect: a current-generation RAV4 with the heart of a Tesla Roadster. Or maybe a Model S. In any case, ...

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    LA 2010: Honda debuts Fit EV concept, production version coming in 2012
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    Honda Fit EV concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We were a bit miffed at the Paris Motor Show this year when Honda debuted its Fit Jazz Hybrid and told us there were no plans to bring it to the United States. Bigger plans were in the works, however, and we've now caught our ...

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