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    Report: Ford, Chrysler join Toyota in fighting high-MPG rules in Mexico

    Automakers may have given in to the 800-pound gorilla that is the US government when it comes to more stringent fuel-economy standards. But the Mexican government? That's a smaller monkey that the companies are apparently more than willing to battle. Ford and Chrysler have joined Toyota in ...

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    Report: Toyota leading fight against Mexican plan to align fuel economy standards with US

    Fuel-efficient cars might be nearly synonymous with Toyota here in the US, but in Mexico, the Japanese automaker is reportedly leading a fight in a dustup over more stringent automobile fuel efficiency regulations. Mexico's government is reportedly trying to make its own mile-per-gallon rules the ...

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    Official: Car2go raises prices for U.S. carsharing network

    Starting today, the cost to rent a Car2go vehicle in the U.S. goes up, just a tiny bit. The carsharing prices will go from 35 cents an hour to 38, from $12.99 an hour to $13.99 and from $64.99 to $72.99 per day. These new prices are in effect in all Car2go cities in North America and still ...

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    Official: Zipcar will start carsharing Honda Fit EVs in San Francisco

    The newest San Francisco treat just might be the Honda Fit EV, which car-sharing service Zipcar says will be available to its customers there starting this month. Zipcar will station Fit EVs at City Hall as well as the InterContinental and Parc 55 hotels. The car-sharing company, which says the ...

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    Official: KillaJoule 3-wheel electric motorcycle hits record 216.5 mph at Bonneville

    "My hobbies are fast cars and fast women," Cruiser famously said in Bill Murray's 1981 hit comedy "Stripes." Well, Cruiser, one out of two ain't bad. Last week, Eva Håkansson, who's been hard at work building her KillaJoule high-speed electric motorcycle for the past couple of years, set ...

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    Official: Nikola Tesla, the TV movie?

    Yo, Elon, can you spare a few? Since Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk was asked – and responded positively – to help fund a museum dedicated to Nikola Tesla, here's another way he could boost the history of the man who gave his name for Elon's company. "Electricity: The Story and Life of ...

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    Official: Prius C is first hybrid in Toyota's College Grad rebate program

    You may have a six-figure mountain of debt but, hey, you'll get $1,000 off of a Prius C. The new compact hybrid from Toyota is the first hybrid to be added to the Japanese automaker's College Grad Rebate Program, which offers $1,000 off for buyers of lessees of the model. Toyota Financial ...

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    Official: Tesla Models S Canadian price starts at $65,500

    Tesla Motors has announced Canadian pricing for its 2012 Model S sedan. It looks like Canucks will have to shell out C$65,500 (around $66,400 U.S. at today's rate) to get into the least expensive, 40-kWh battery version of the all-electric. The 60-kWh variant will be C$75,200 ($76,200) and the ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi i-MiEV recalled in Canada for air bag safety issue *UPDATE (now in U.S., too)

    A minor but important problem with the sensors in the self-diagnostic software used by the Safety Restraint System (SRS) system in some Mitsubishi i-MiEV models in Canada has led to a recall notice from Transport Canada. The recall only affects 49 vehicles and is important because the ...

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    Is the Nissan Leaf the second coming of the Honda Insight?

    Is this a backhanded compliment? After Nissan reported – again – that monthly sales of the first mass-produced U.S. electric vehicle continued to disappoint, our friends at Plug-in Cars realized something: the Nissan Leaf is kind of like the original Honda Insight. Introduced to the ...

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    Official: 2013 Lexus LS 600h L gets new look, same fuel economy

    Is this a case of beauty being only skin deep? That's what some hybrid-auto enthusiasts may be asking after Lexus' unveiling of its new luxury lines of vehicles in San Francisco on Monday. Like other members of Toyota's luxury marque, the 2013 LS 600h L gets a slightly revised exterior. It also ...

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    Video: Discovery takes a look at the Mitsubishi i

    It ain't Yosemite or shark attacks, but we'll take it. The Discovery Channel has turned its attention to the evolution of the Mitsubishi i electric vehicle. The channel will run an episode titled 'Birth of a Mitsubishi i-MiEV' on August 4. The show, which is promo'd in the awful short video ...

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    Official: Lexus RX450h to be made in Canada

    Sales are about to take off, eh? Toyota Motor Co. is counting on meeting what it says is "rising demand" for the Lexus RX450h by moving production of the crossover SUV hybrid north of the border. The Japanese automaker plans to build about 15,000 units of the model annually at its factory in ...

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    Official: Vancouver Car2go one year in: 15,000 drivers, 12,000 trips a week

    Daimler's Car2go carsharing program has been in Vancouver for a year now and, aside from some hockey riot vandals to start things off, things have been quite positive. In a press release talking about Vancouver Year One, Car2go offers up the following numbers: 15,000 members (up from 2,000 ...

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    Official: Mississippi automaker unveils $15k MyCar electric car, gets visit from Bill Clinton

    A Mississippi-based automaker unveiled a two-seat city electric vehicle and got visits from former President Bill Clinton (D) and state Gov. Haley Barbour (R) to mark the occasion. GreenTech Automotive's plug-in highlight was the low-speed MyCar, an EV that the company says will have a ...

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    Video: Brammo Empulse RR hangs with racing bikes at racetrack

    OK, so the electric bike had a ringer on it. Big deal. Former AMA Pro Superbike rider Steve Atlas decided to have some fun with a Brammo Empulse RR e-bike at Portland International Raceway, racing some club riders on 600cc motorcycles during some warm-up laps, according to Hell For Leather ...

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    Report: U.S. fleetwide fuel economy falls for third straight month

    Go figure. That's all we can say to reports that U.S. fleetwide fuel economy in June fell for the third straight month, despite the fact that hybrid and alt-fuel vehicle sales are about double what they were a year earlier. Fleetwide fuel efficiency last month fell to an even 23 miles per ...

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    Official: Green Automotive will acquire Liberty Electric Cars for about $17 million in stock

    There must be a market out there for quarter-million-dollar all-electric Range Rovers, right? Green Automotive Co., which makes all-electric buses, will acquire U.K.-based Land Rover-conversion company Liberty Electric Cars for about $17 million in stock. GAC agreed to buy Liberty Electric for ...

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    Official: Living in sprawl can cost you up to $10,000 extra a year

    Yes, we already knew that living in a home that's far away from work or from city services can be costly because of transportation costs. Now, we have a slightly better idea of how costly. Better Cities, an Ithica, New York-based advocate for growth of mixed-use and more urban communities, ...

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    Report: Volt vehicle line director Posawatz retires from GM

    Tony Posawatz, the longtime General Motors executive who became vehicle line director of the Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in, retired from the U.S. automaker after more than a quarter-century with the company, Green Car Reports reported. Posawatz was appointed to the position in March 2006 ...


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