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    Recharge Wrap-up: EV torque secrets, UC Davis maps future of biofuels
    New Street-Legal Polaris Utility EV; Formula E Is Free At Long Beach 1406312100

    A UC Davis white paper maps out "Three Routes Forward for Biofuels," balancing investment risk with carbon benefits. The first option is "incremental," in which we tinker with the existing biofuel manufacturing infrastructure for small improvements over time. The "transitional" plan suggests ...

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    Read This: Like fast cars? Here are five reasons EVs give you more of what you want [w/video]

    Treehuggers and gearheads unite! Long viewed as primarily the green-car enthusiast's domain, electric vehicles can actually be just as satisfactory for pedal-mashers, provided that there's a charging system nearby, writes Blake Herrschaft for the Rocky Mountain Institute. Herrschaft serves up ...

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    Report: Diesel benefits shrink as gas engines get more fuel-efficient, torquier

    Could all of the work some automakers are doing to increase diesel engine adoption in the US be going up in a cloud of smoke? Maybe so, as torquier and more fuel-efficient gasoline engines and cheapening hybrid technology are cutting into what had been perceived as the advantages of diesel ...

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    Audi twists e-tron 3319 lb-ft torque rating

    Audi e-tron concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    When introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, Audi boasted its all-electric e-tron was fitted with four electric motors producing "230 kW (313 hp) and 4,500 Nm (3,319.03 lb-ft) of torque." While the e-tron's styling may have ...

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    How does Nissan's battery-free e-4WD work?

    To assist their gas engines, Nissan has developed e-4WD, or electric four wheel, which uses electric motors but has no batteries. Is this a hybrid? Yeah. Think of it as a mild series or serial hybrid, which is a kind of hybrid that uses a generator instead of a battery to power the electric motors. ...

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    Los Angeles Times: E320 Bluetec is best car Californians can't buy

    Click on the image for a gallery of high-res images of the 2007 Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec.Writing for the Los Angeles Times, Dan Neil has a good piece about the California Air Resources Board adopting the EPA's Tier II, Bin 5 emission standard two years before most of the U.S. leaving the 2007 ...

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    Piezo injection technology breaks into top engine list

    Siemens VDO has announced that for the first time an engine equipped with piezo direct injection gasoline (DIG) technology has featured in Ward's 10 Best Engine List of 2007. The 300 hp / 224 kW BMW 335i Twin Turbo 3-liter engine, which features Siemens VDO DIG technology, was unveiled at the ...


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