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    Exclusive: Nissan pokes fun at Tesla's New Jersey woes, then deletes Tweet

    Ever have one of those moments when you release something out onto Twitter, only to think better of it a little while later and reach for that garbage can icon? If so, you are not alone. In fact, you're in the company of a certain Japanese automaker, who recently joined the ranks of those who've ...

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    Official: Toyota will show Auris Hybrid production, Tweet by Tweet

    Think of it as a 325-step process in 140 characters or less. Toyota is going the social-media route to publicize production if its upcoming Auris Hybrid in the UK with updates on Twitter. The Japanese automaker, says Automotive News Europe, will take the Twittersphere through the 325-step ...

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    World's first Tweet-powered car is Minddrive's 1967 Karmann Ghia EV

    If you think it's hard to find a plug for your electric vehicle, be glad you don't need to look for a Twitter friend every time you want to drive. But that's the restriction that a group of at-risk high school students built into their electric Kharmann Ghia as they attempt to drive from Kansas ...

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    Report: Toyota Prius gets most online love among green vehicles

    Now if only someone could turn social-media mentions into cold, hard cash. That's what the folks at Toyota may be saying after a report revealed that the Prius gets the most media dollar value – by far – out of any hybrid or plug-in vehicle from social media networks, according to ...

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    Official: Like Jeep, Fisker Twitter account briefly hacked, offers way to lose body fat

    In the overall scheme of things, having your Twitter account hacked isn't as bad as a flood or a fire. So, perhaps the "The Fastest Way To Lose BodyFat in (2)Weeks" tweet that Fisker Automotive sent out today isn't going to cause anyone to lose sleep, especially since it was almost instantly ...

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    ETC: Elon Musk: "I am not the kale eating overlord of Mars"

    Elon Musk, Tesla CEO and chief designer of space exploration technologies for SpaceX, had a lighthearted umbrage moment with an affront made on him and his space travel company, recently. It wasn't really the request made by animal rights group PETA that SpaceX trips to Mars only offer passengers ...

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    Cee Lo Green latest A-list Fisker Karma owner

    Fisker just landed another celebrity to its growing goodie mob of fans. Pop star Ce eLo Green joins the A-list of Fisker Karma owners. "We would like to welcome @CeeLoGreen to our family of #FiskerKarma owners," the Atlanta dealership posted to Twitter, showing off the "Lady Killer" singer just ...

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    Report: Got a heap of Twitter followers? GM might give you a Chevy Volt for a while

    Just don't tweet from behind the wheel, Okay? Chicago is the most recent city where General Motors is looking to promote its Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in by offering hardcore Tweeters and other social-media mavens free extended test drives. Chevy is targeting 300 of Chicago's most ...

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    Report: Rising fuel prices got you down? Blame Twitter

    The power of social media revealed itself yesterday in the form of fluctuation in fuel prices based on a false tweet. According to The Wall Street Journal, a Twitter account claiming to be Russian Interior Minister Vladamir Kolokoltsv tweeted that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad had been ...

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    Official: Hondalink EV is new cloud-based infotainment, charging system for Fit EV, Accord Plug-In [w/video]

    Honda let the cat officially out of the bag today, revealing details about its new HondaLink infotainment system that will be featured in the new 2013 Accord. The new midsize sedan doesn't launch until the fall, but the Japanese automaker is clearly eager to start building momentum for its ...

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    Video: Zoe crash test shows just one of 100 electric vehicles Renault demolished in development

    Renault has high hopes for the all-electric Zoe, saying that it will outsell the Nissan Leaf in Europe. Pricewise, the Zoe will be much less. Thanks to battery leasing (which alliance partner Nissan is also considering for the Leaf) of around $110 a month, the Zoe will cost roughly $21,000 (in ...

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    Official: EVS: Watch live as Bob Lutz, Nissan's Andy Palmer discuss consumer adoption

    If you couldn't make it to Los Angeles for the 26th annual Electric Vehicle Symposium this week, you can still listen in live some EV experts discuss the next stage of the modern EV era, the one when the "emerging mainstream" begins to investigate plug-in cars. Specifically, according to the ...

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    Mazda under fire for "crass commercialization" of Dr. Seuss' Lorax [w/video]

    Over on Twitter, we recently had a discussion over whether or not it was fair for the cinematic version of Dr. Seuss' Lorax to be out shilling for the Mazda CX-5. Turns out, we're not the only ones who question the logic here – the Lorax speaks for the trees, not Skyactiv CUVs, right? ...

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    Penn Jillette tweets about his new love: the Nissan Leaf

    On February 6, Penn Jillette – also known as "more than 1/2 (by weight) of Penn & Teller," the comedy duo, got himself a Nissan Leaf. He announced to the world, "Here I am with the first Nissan leaf in all of Vegas. It is mine! I'm all hydro electric." Since then, he's been tweeting up ...

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    Mahalo CEO Jason Calacanis giving away a Tesla Model S, if ...

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    Jason Calacanis, CEO of and erstwhile founder of Weblogs Inc. (of which Autoblog and AutoblogGreen are a part) is a big fan of Tesla and now he's giving one away. Calacanis is already the owner of an early Tesla Roadster ...

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    Think has an order backlog 2,300 vehicles long

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    The latest official Twitter update from Th!nk reads as follows:
    We will be re-opening the order book for the Think City in Europe in late October. Our present backlog is about 2,300 orders
    2,300 people who are waiting for their cars? This is ...

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    John McCain tweets plans for next automobile purchase: Ford Fusion hybrid

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    If you're a politician worth your own salt, you apparently have to buy a car that contains both a gasoline engine and an electric motor. Former Republican presidential candidate John McCain is finally getting on the bandwagon and ...

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    Twitter Embargo Leak: 2010 GMC Terrain to manage 30 mpg highway

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    In what may be the first recorded instance of an embargo break in Twitter's short but influential history, General Motors has mistakenly Tweeted a few salient details about the upcoming GMC Terrain, the embargo of which won't be up ...

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    Mitsubishi iMiEV New Zealand tour 'Tubed and Twittered

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    As we informed you last week, Mitsubishi and Meridian Energy have brought the iMiEV to New Zealand to introduce Middle Earth to the electric car concept. To help with that outreach, they have an expanded web presence that includes a microsite, a ...

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    Got Twitter? Follow AutoblogGreen at the LA Auto Show this week

    The Los Angeles Auto Show starts bright and early Wednesday morning and we're packing our bags to be in LA to cover all that's green and cool this year. As we mentioned a while ago, AutoblogGreen has gotten into the Twitter habit, and we'll be chirping away when we get to the big event about our ...


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