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    Exclusive: Superchargers power Tesla Model S EVs for over 8M miles [UPDATE]
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    Ahead of the company's press conference at the Detroit Auto Show tomorrow, Tesla is talking up its Supercharger network with some impressive numbers. Tesla's Alexis Georgeson told AutoblogGreen that Tesla Model S EVs have driven more than eight million miles on Supercharger fill-ups. That's the ...

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    Exclusive: Toyota FT-1 hints at Supra, more aggressive hybrids
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    Toyota showed off the new FT-1 performance concept at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show today, and the obvious story angle is that this is the new Supra. That's enough weight for most concept cars to carry, but then we thought about it a bit more - FT-1 stands for "Future Toyota 1," after all - and ...

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    Detroit: Audi Allroad Shooting Brake showcar is a 124-MPGe hybrid E-Tron
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    The leaked images of the new Audi Allroad Shooting Brake that came out Friday showed us what the show car will look like, but it wasn't until the official press release came out today that we learned just how much E-Tron is hiding in its powertrain. Turns out, it's a lot. An 8.8-kWh ...

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    Report: Tesla Model E could arrive in January 2015, even earlier than expected [UPDATE]
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    Timelines change, but when the timeline in question is the debut of the upcoming 'cheap' electric vehicle from Tesla Motors, potentially called the Model E, and that it's being moved up by a year or two, it catches our eye. Instead of the hopefully-2016-no-later-than-2017 debut we heard about ...

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    Video: Cadillac ELR designer speaks, says it's a car "for everybody"
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    The 2014 Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid got a lot of buzz at the Detroit Auto Show, and was awarded the Eyes on Design honor as Best Production Vehicle. It's taken four years for the original concept car – the 2009 Converj based on the Chevrolet Volt powertrain – to make the next step ...

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    Detroit: Lexus IS 300h teases American audience in Detroit
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    Here's the key line from today's announcement about the 2014 Lexus IS300h, the hybrid version of the new IS: it will "be available in Europe, Japan,and select international markets." In other words, you can see it at the Detroit Auto Show, but you won't be able to buy it here. William Kwong, ...

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    Official: 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class will be the world's most aerodynamic series production vehicle
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    It may not look it, but the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is aerodynamic as all get out. How slippery is it? Well, the compact sedan has a drag coefficient of 0.23, which will make it the world's most aerodynamic series production car when it goes on sale in the US this September. By comparison, ...

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    Official: Smart readies Fortwo Cityflame special edition for Detroit
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    There's nothing cowardly about the yellow Smart Fortwo being introduced at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. Why the bright color? Daimler says it's in response to both trends in car colors and customer demand for more personalization on the city car's higher-end Passion trim level. The newest Smart ...

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    Nissan dealers offering up to $9,775 off new Leaf purchases
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    A good time to get a new Nissan Leaf (through select dealers) is between now and January 2, 2013. That's because there's a $9,775 cashback offer through Nissan's finance arm, Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. There are few transaction details available on the dealer websites, but the offer appears to ...

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    Exclusive: Future Fuel Economy Mandates, Part I: 54.5 mpg is going to be hard to reach
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    Is 54.5 mpg achievable... and what will it cost? Ask the average driver whether he or she would like better fuel economy from they car they're driving now, and the answer will, of course, be "Yes!" Ask whether the feds should continue forcing automakers to improve fuel economy on a very ...

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    Exclusive: Nissan sells 10,000th Leaf in States, ready for next phase of EVs
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    At some point during the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Nissan sold its 10,000th Leaf in America. Not bad for an all-electric car that has been on sale for just over a year and is not yet available in all 50 states (this landmark will be achieved by March, though). Brendan Jones, the Leaf's marketing ...

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    Detroit: Smart GM Tracey Matura: we're the brand that asks "Why not?"
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    The Smart booth at this year's Detroit Auto Show features more than the iconic Fortwo. There is the For-Us pick-up concept, of course, and the Smart e-bikes that we first saw in Paris in 2010. New Smart USA general manager Tracey Matura said that this is all intentional, because all these things ...

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    Detroit: Mercedes-Benz says E-Class hybrid makes cool cars greener
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    In between debuting the Smart for-us and SL on the floor of the Detroit Auto Show today, Mercedes-Benz thought it right to bring out two brown cars that are actually green: diesel and gasoline flavors of the E-Class hybrid. In fact, the E300 diesel hybrid is so efficient that Mercedes calls it ...

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    Detroit: Tata eMO proves you don't need a hatch on a hatchback
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    Let's dial back a bit on the blanket statement that the Tata eMO will never be built. Speaking with representatives of Tata Technologies at the Detroit Auto Show today, it's clear that should the stars align in just the right manner, we might see something somewhat like the eMO on the road. ...

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    Detroit: Toyota Prius C brings hybrid economy to the masses for under $19,000
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    C is for Cookie. At least, that's what the baking industry lobbyist known as Cookie Monster would have us believe. At Toyota they have another idea, where C is not for Cookie, it's not for Car and it's not for Compact. In the latest addition to the Prius family, C is for City. What you're ...

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    Detroit: Toyota NS4 concept glimpses at Prius of the future
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    Toyota can justifiably be proud of its position not only as one of the largest automakers in the world, but also the world leader in hybrid vehicles. In fact, the Japanese automaker claims that half of all hybrids sold are Toyotas. But it didn't get there by resting on its proverbial laurels, and ...

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    Detroit: 2013 Honda Accord Coupe Concept previews redesign, hybrid returning
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    In true Honda fashion, we're once again presented with a "concept" car that's only a set of wheels and a de-Bedazzling away from being production-ready. What you're looking at here is the concept that previews the next-generation Accord that will be dropping later this year, ready to compete with ...

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    Exclusive: 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 nav system uses altitude to optimize hybrid efficiency
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    Somewhat lost in the fanfare of BMW introducing a hybrid version of its best-selling 3 Series at the Detroit Auto Show was a brief mention of its new navigation technology. The 2012 ActiveHybrid 3 will be the first hybrid to use its nav system to help predict the best time to use and recharge its ...

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    Detroit: Acura NSX Concept portends an efficient hybrid supercar
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    As any Acura diehard would be quick to tell you, a revival of the iconic NSX is long overdue. In true Honda fashion, the automaker decided that, if it was going to go to the trouble of producing a legitimate sportscar, it was going to take on the very best in the industry. Suffice it to say, the ...

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    Volvo XC60 Plug In Hybrid shows where the company is headed
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    Volvo has made it a point to emphasize – surprise – the safety of its plug-in vehicles at recent auto shows. Today at the Detroit Auto Show, the Swedish automaker showed off the XC60 Plug-In Gasoline Hybrid Concept, a way to gauge American reaction to the idea of a plug-in CUV from ...

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