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    Video: VW beams in Star Trek stars to promote e-Golf EV

    Volkswagen just set its e-mobility commercial phasers on stunning. The German automaker has cast Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock of Star Trek fame (i.e., actors William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy) in a new advertisement for its growing stable of electric vehicles. Even though it's in German, we think ...

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    Exclusive: Ram 2500 Power Wagon commercial shoot ends with truck spending night in ocean

    It's pretty by the ocean. So pretty that it feels like 80 percent of all car commercials are filmed on winding coastal roads (another 80 percent are filmed on mountains and another 80 on mysteriously car-free roads elsewhere). It's particularly pretty in Humboldt County, California, which the ...

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    Report: Check out these five greenwashed car ads

    One of the largest traits that research says stands out among the growing legion of Generation Y car buyers is that they are more concerned about the environment than previous generations. In order to woo them, automakers have geared their advertising toward all things green, even if their ...

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    Video: Brammo Empulse R commercial calms our cravings, get two thumbs up

    After enduring a wait for the Brammo Empulse R reveal that was so long it seemed a construct of Samuel Beckett, the moment of truth seemed to pass us by far too quickly. While we've comforted ourselves with the thought that there will soon be deliveries and real-world reviews of the sexy electric ...

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    Video: Toyota Priuc C ad campaign begins with "Malti-poo" spot

    The curtain's been lifted on the ad campaign for the Toyota Prius C, and it's all about the game of life via the boardgame The Game of Life. The first spot is called Malti-poo and in its ad-speaky way it targets "city-dwelling millennials" as it "demonstrates key vehicle attributes in a fun and ...

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    Video: Nissan Leaf serenaded by singing sockets for first birthday

    The Nissan Leaf is one year old, and who's there on the happy day to sing its anniversary? Electrical sockets, that's who. More than 20,000 of the little electric buggers have been sold, racking up "more than 32 million gas free miles," according to Nissan Twenty-seven sockets make an appearance ...

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    Video: Latest Chevy Volt ads remind us that this car goes both ways

    General Motors' latest pair of Chevrolet Volt commercials reiterate the plug-in's ability to switch between electric-only operation and "range-extended" mode by focusing on a Volt owner's unexpected gas station stop. The clips center on a Volt owner who swings by a gas station for a potty break, ...

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    Video: BMW i3 gets shot (for commercial?) in Chicago

    BMW i3 in Chicago – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Yesterday, the BMW i3 made a surprise appearance in Chicago, and AutoblogGreen reader Jim P. happened to be nearby in a really good position with a high-quality camera. We assume that this is a commercial in progress, but it ...

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    VIDEO: Raining elephants? The sky is falling!

    A contest was recently held by The Alliance for Climate Protection and Current TV to create "eco-spots" that encourage people to take action to help solve the climate crises. Dave Schlafman was the grand prize winner with this somewhat humorous entry. It was featured in Al Gore's TED conference ...

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    Honda's "Engines" ads feature cleaner, happy powertrains

    Leave it to a Japanese company to try and make engines cute and friendly. In a new advertising campaign titled "Engines," Honda has unleashed four animated engines (well, three engine and a hydrogen fuel cell) bouncing around a world of expensive gasoline and rising temperatures. Honda says the ...

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    Video: Aptera rolls into Touchstone commercial

    It was a Sunday like any other Sunday. I was on YouTube, browsing through the many Japanese game show selections, when I noticed a clip in English entitled "Aptera rolls into town". Although aptera means "without wings" in Greek, none of the flightless birds I've ever heard of roll, so much as they ...

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    Chevy TV commercial uses paper SUV to convince children hybrid SUVs are green

    digg_url = ''; Chevy has two new TV ads for its Tahoe hybrid. First a little background. The Chevy Tahoe hybrid won Green Car Journal's Green Car of the Year award last year. A full-size SUV winning a green car ...

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    "Misleading" Saab TV biofuel ad yanked in UK

    click for high-res gallery A TV ad for Saab BioPower was yanked off the air in the UK for tying bioethanol to reduced carbon output. According to the UK's Advertising Standards Agency, Saab's "Release Me" commercial (watch it below the fold) incorrectly states that using bioethanol-capable cars ...

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    Nissan confirms the "Cube," a 37 MPG, hybrid, Scion-look-a-like, is coming to the US

    Shiro Nakamura, Nissan's global design director says "the Cube is coming to the U.S. market." The Cube gets 37 MPG and has something called e-4WD, which includes an electric motor that kicks in when you need it. The Cube is already out in Japan (see wacky Japanese commercial below the fold) and ...

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    Kia TV ad: Spectra is so fuel efficient, you will forget which side the car the gas tank is on

    Fuel efficiency is becoming more important to cars buyers. Ads are starting to reflect that and the best one I have seen recently is Kia's ad for the Spectra. The commercial's music is just a piano and the folksy voice of Joe Purdy singing "I just can't seem to get it right today." The visuals are ...

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    Videos: kids explain how cars harm the planet, Ford Escape hybrid daughter commercial

    digg_url = ''; The video above is the Climate Kids ad where children are asked how do cars harm the planet. There responses are what you might expect from kids except for the second to last kid who understands it better than ...

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    Video: recapping Chevy's first green TV ads

    The video above includes six TV ads for a variety of green Chevy vehicles. These ads were part of the campaign that began to position Chevy and GM as a green car maker. Looking back, our reactions were shock and confusion over ads for cars not for sale, giant hybrids and vegetarian cars. We were ...

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    Toyota touts Highlander hybrid's EV mode button in TV ad

    I saw a TV commercial last night for the Toyota Highlander hybrid that highlighted the EV Mode button. The commercial was about a new father that constantly woke up the baby with the sound of the car as he arrived home. This problem is solved in the commercial by pressing the EV button, allowing ...

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    Toyota launches "Why Not?" ad campaign, the largest in the company's history

    digg_url = ''; Toyota has launched its "Why Not?" campaign, the "biggest, broadest corporate campaign in its history" according to Ad Age. Toyota would not discuss how much it will cost but the spending on ...

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    TV commercial for a new 50 MPG car?

    So, I am watching the History Channel and a TV commercial comes on with a car driving down a country road. The voice over says "what can a car that gets 50 miles per gallon do for the environment?" It's not a Honda or a Toyota, so my interest is piqued. What can it do? "Not as much as the car that ...


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