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    Official: Nissan Leaf electric vehicle goes on sale in Mexico
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    Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn may not be intimately familiar with the Dean Martin 1962 classic South of the Border, but he may as well start crooning the standard now. The Japanese automaker said this week that the Nissan Leaf will officially be the first mass-produced battery-electric vehicle to be ...

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    Official: Mazda says 83 percent of new cars bear Skyactiv moniker
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    Mazda's US sales are down a little bit but the company's fuel economy is almost assuredly up. That's because its fuel-saving Skyactiv drivetrain technology is essentially taking over US vehicles sales. To the tune of about five out of every six vehicles sold, at least. While the Japanese ...

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    Official: VIA Motors readies production in Mexico, crash tests PHEV van
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    Well at least it wasn't the governor of San Luis Potosi, Mexico who was crash-testing a Via Motors extended-range plug-in hybrid truck. Because that would've been weird. This week, Via opened its first-ever production assembly line – located in that central Mexican state – and ...

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    Report: Tesla confirms Model S driver in Mexico fire unhurt, 'does everything right' in a crisis
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    Any readers who were not sure that the white car in the video we posted yesterday of the crash and fire in Mexico was, indeed, a Tesla Model S, rest assured that it was. Bloomberg got an official statement from the California-based automaker that not only confirms the vehicle status but also that ...

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    Video: Second Tesla Model S fire caught on video after Mexico crash
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    Let's start this post the same way we did when we mentioned the news of the first Tesla Model S fire earlier this month: there are hundreds of thousands of vehicles fires around the world every year. But, whenever an electric vehicle goes up in flames – no matter what the cause – the ...

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    Report: BioMotion Alux concept unveiled in Mexico [w/video]
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    We don't know if or when the BioMotion Alux electric-vehicle concept will see the light of day or, if it does, how much it will cost or how far it will be able to go on a single charge. But we do know it looks pretty good. BioMotion beat out about 100 other entrants in an EV concept car contest ...

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    Motorsports: SRI has EV fun in 535-hp off-road racer in Baja
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    The first electric vehicle ever to compete in National Off Road Racing Association's (NORRA) General Tire Mexican 1000 completed five of the race's nine stages while averaging a faster speed that its team expected earlier this month, Plug In Cars says. The 535-horsepower SRI EV1 never broke down ...

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    Report: Ford, Chrysler join Toyota in fighting high-MPG rules in Mexico
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    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
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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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    Is the VW Bora (Jetta) Protect the world's most fuel-efficient armored sedan?
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    The Volkswagen Bora Protect could possibly be the world's most fuel-efficient, factory-built armored sedan. Powered by the automaker's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and paired to VW's six-speed dual-clutch gearbox, the Protect version of the Bora (called the Jetta in the ...

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    Report: Nissan Leaf to taxi into Mexico in mid-2011
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    2011 Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Back in November of 2009, Nissan announced that its battery-powered Leaf would head south of the border, landing in Mexico City in 2011, a year or so ahead of its scheduled global launch. The deal laid out plans to have the Mexican ...

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    Mexico developing 'smart' speed bumps to increase safety, decrease fuel consumption
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    digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/Smart_speed_bumps_increase_safety_decrease_fuel_consumption'; Speed bumps are the bane of many an urban driver all around the world. We understand that the little protrusions were first installed to promote safety by getting drivers to slow down in congested ...

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    Ford Fiesta U.S.-spec gets caught in Mexican factory
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    Ford Fiestas being built in Mexico -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    What is reported to be the coming U.S.-spec Ford Fiesta has been photographed during assembly in Mexico, and the minor changes we can glean so far center around the grille. Compared to its European counterpart, the ...

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    Us, too! Mexico introducing cash for clunkers legislation
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    Méxican President Felipe Calderón has announced a "cash for clunkers" plan similar to his country's northern neighbor. The idea is, unsurprisingly, to help people to get rid of old and polluting cars in order to both improve car sales and to help the environment by putting more ...

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    Mexican Beetle taxis may soon be a thing of the past
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    Creative Commons - Flickr - JM3Just as the traditional black cab has been an icon of London streets for decades, little round green and white Beetles have served a similar duty in Mexico. Long after the Volkswagen Type 1 had ceased being produced everywhere else in the world, VW's Puebla Mexico ...

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    Mexican crude oil supplies to U.S. to be cut back by 184,000 bpd
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    The commercial division of Mexico's national oil company, Pemex PMI Comercio Internacional, has some bad news for U.S. oil consumers. Mexico will be sending America less oil this year - to the tune of 184,000 barrels per day. The cuts will continue for at least the next two years because production ...

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    Monterrey metro to be propelled using biogas
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    The city of Monterrey, Mexico, will have its subway system, called Metrorrey, propelled with electricity obtained from biogas. Simeprode, the company that manages the city waste system, is finishing a 5.3 MW power plant that will produce electricity for the two subway lines. This plant will allow ...

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    Mexico bans used cars from America - except for 1998 models
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    It was come to my attention recently that the president of Mexico, Felipe de Jesús Calderón Hinojosa, is an avid AutoblogGreen reader. Just the other day we mentioned that gas-guzzling, pollution-spewing, used American cars were flooding the streets of Mexico, creating the conditions ...

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    Your old guzzler is headed south of the border
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    If you thought trading in your old gas-guzzling car or truck for a shiny new hybrid or subcompact would help the planet by taking it off the road for good, you'd better think again. Shipping those old road warriors south to Mexico is now a big business. According to the Los Angeles Times, the ...

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    Mexico wants to limit corn ethanol with "Food comes first" law
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    One more position in the food vs. biofuel debate, this one clearly slated towards food. México is about to pass an amendment to the "Ley de Bioenergéticos" (Bioenergy sources law) that clearly states that "Corn will only be used for making ethanol as long as there is a national ...

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