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    Official: Tesla strikes back against Lemon Law King over Model S dispute [UPDATE]
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    *UPDATE: We have now also received a statement from the Model S owner in question, which has been added below. When we asked Tesla Motors for a statement on the lawsuit filed by the "King of Lemon Laws" the other day, the company told us that it does not comment on pending litigation. Fair ...

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    Video: 'King of Lemon Laws' Vince Megna files suit against Tesla Motors
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    Tesla Motors is already busy in the courts, filing a suit in New Jersey last week to appeal the direct-sales ban of its automobiles in that state. But now it's going to have to deal with the self-described "King of Lemon Laws," Vince Megna, in Wisconsin. Now that we think about it, this showdown ...

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    Report: Fisker assets will be auctioned tomorrow, here's the situation today
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    The remains of Fisker Automotive - which might not even include the name and logo - are supposed to finally be sold off tomorrow, but the scene before the auction is anything but clear. As as reminder, the two bidding parties are Wanxiang and Hybrid Tech Holdings. Hybrid Tech was denied an ...

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    Two Wheels: Mission Motorcycles sues co-founder, counter-suit expected
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    Mission Motorcycles is not Mission Motors. We say that off the start to avoid confusion about what follows. Mission Motors was started in San Francisco a few years back after exploding from its stealth cocoon, known as Hum Cycles. Mission Motorcycles was started much more recently by three ...

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    Report: Ford will drop MPG rating for C-Max Hybrid
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    Aaaaaand that's that. After lawsuits and more lawsuits over the fuel economy rating for the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Ford will officially announce tomorrow that it will drop that rating. The company has tried software updates to try and get the C-Max Hybrid MPG level to where it was supposed to ...

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    Report: Dutch gas station owners sue EV charging providers over what defines 'fuel'
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    It's not all peaceful windmills and gorgeous tulips in the Netherlands. There's fighting on the plug-in vehicle front. Dutch gas-station owners are taking a less-then beatific-attitude to the country's recent agreement to expand its network of electric-vehicle charging stations. In short, they're ...

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    Official: Ford hit with another lawsuit over C-Max, Fusion Hybrid mpg claims
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    Ford is waiting to see if it will be facing several class action lawsuits over its mileage ratings - three of which were filed in late April. Suits filed in federal courthouses in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and California claim Ford is overstating the average mileage ratings for its 2013 Ford ...

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    Report: Ford owners sue over MPG claims, 'under-performing' hybrids
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    A group of Ford hybrid owners in Pennsylvania aren't feeling too fraternal with the Blue Oval, suing the automaker for allegedly overstating fuel-economy figures, Bloomberg News reports. The claim, which was filed in a Philadelphia court, seeks at least $5 million in damages and calls the Fusion ...

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    Report: Tesla loses court battle with former exec, faces further class action
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    The wheels of justice grind exceedingly slow and fine, but, if you're demonstrably in the right, and have (a lot) of patience and a capable lawyer, good things can happen. An example of this might be a particular David versus Goliath Tesla case that has just been resolved. David Vespremi, former ...

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    Report: Hyundai willing to settle MPG cases, offering lump sum payout to buyers
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    There has been a lot of fallout from the overstated fuel economy figures that both Hyundai and Kia have admitted to. The two companies are handing out lots of cash to affected customers in the form of debit cards, and the EPA might change the way it works with automakers on fuel economy labels. ...

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    Massachusetts dealers appeal ruling in Tesla store case
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    Massachusetts auto dealers are not taking "no" for an answer when it comes to Tesla Motors. On Tuesday, the Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association and other dealer plaintiffs filed an appeal after a court dismissed their lawsuit against Tesla's factory-owned stores on December 31, ...

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    Report: Toyota class-action anti-lock brake lawsuit tossed out
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    A US district court judge in California threw out a class-action lawsuit from owners of Toyota Prius and Lexus HS 250h hybrids who had filed a claim against the Japanese automaker over a 2010 recall involving the vehicles' anti-lock braking system, Bloomberg News reports. The claim, made by four ...

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    XP Technology sues DOE over advanced vehicle loan rejection
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    The US Department of Energy has been sued in US court by a company that it denied a loan to in its Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program. San Francisco-based XP Technology is charging the DOE with "corruption and negligence" for the way it handled the approval for loan process. XP ...

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    Report: Li-ion battery makers accused of price-fixing in lawsuit
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    Hell hath no fury like a mobile-phone owner scorned. In this case, LG, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony are among lithium-ion battery makers that have been subject to at least 10 class-action lawsuits alleging that the manufacturers engaged in price-fixing practices to keep prices up, the New Jersey ...

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    Report: Toyota leading fight against Mexican plan to align fuel economy standards with US
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    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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    Report: NADA asking to meet with Tesla over retail store legal questions
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    In this case, NADA certainly doesn't mean "nothing." The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), which represents 16,000 new-vehicle dealers, is looking to meet with executives at Tesla Motors over the company's decision to have only company-owned dealerships and no franchised sales, ...

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    Report: U.S. Appeals Court throws out E15 lawsuit against EPA
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    In late 2010, the EPA was sued by a collection of grocery, auto and petroleum industry association groups over the issue of increasing the nationally available ethanol blend from E10 – a mix of 90 percent gasoline and 10 percent ethanol – to E15. Today, that lawsuit was thrown out by ...

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    Report: Lawyers in Toyota Prius headlight lawsuit want $4.7m in fees back
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    From the "I'm in the wrong line of work" department, we find this: Early last year, Toyota agreed to settle the class-action lawsuit with about 2,500 people who complained that high intensity discharge (HID) headlights in the second-generation Prius sometimes turned off for no reason, according ...

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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: NRG says $102 million EV station plan will create $185 million in spending
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    NRG Energy, whose $122.5 million agreement to build a so-called "Electric Expressway" of electric-vehicle charging stations spurred a lawsuit against the state of California by smaller competitor Ecotality, says the agreement will produce about 80 percent more economic activity that it costs and ...

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