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Even though some people at the G-Wiz Forums like the look, the Kewet Buddy wins many style points from me. It looks too much like a blunt doorstop. Still, the more NEVs, the better, right?

A new gas station that's opening in Omaha will be the first associated with the Terror-Free Oil Initiative. The goal is to offer consumers a chance to purchase gasoline not imported from countries that support or sponsor terrorism. Officials say this station is first of others that will open across the country. Analysts say the station's strategy will differentiate it from other gas pumps much the same way dolphin-free tuna used eco-labeling to its advantage. The question remains whether drivers

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These are the issues that define our times. Forget the volatile price and supply of oil, an economy teetering between robust growth and rampant inflation, worldwide strife. What really matters is whether Mercury will make a change from the "waterfall" stylized M logo to something more retro. Well, our Deep Throat inside Ford has dashed any hopes of seeing the "Winged Messenger" return. Rather than get all distracted with shifting the marketing plan, Lincoln-Mercury is hard at work getting the pr

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We've been thinking about President Bush's State of the Union speech for a while now (will he or won't he make an "historic shift" on global warming?), and tomorrow evening we can finally hear it straight from the horse's mouth. Heh heh. Horse's mouth.

If you wanna hype the power, you've gotta reveal the damage. That's the ruling of a German court in Stuttgart in a case involving DaimlerChrysler commercials. The ruling applies to DCX ads that highlight the high performance of certain models and requires DCX to include MPG ratings for the vehicles advertised. It's kind of like the warning on a pack of cigarettes, and we all know how well that's stopped people from smoking.

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Since the early nineties, big German car-makers DaimlerChrysler, BMW and Volkswagen Group have had an informal agreement in place to limit the top speed of their cars to 250 km/h (155 mph). Of course, that electronically limited, artificial cap has done nothing to thwart the horsepower wars among these three companies. Every successive generation of their cars has gotten faster, particularly the AMG, Audi S /RS and BMW M models. Of course, in order to make these prodigious power figures, more fu

Audi's Ingolstadt brand, which is providing the chauffeur service at the World Economic Forum (WEF), is running part of its Audi A8 fleet on emissions-friendly SynFuel diesel fuel. SynFuel, which is produced synthetically from natural gas, is crystal-clear and free of sulphur and aromatics. Particulates are reduced by 35 percent over regular diesel and carbon monoxide emissions are virtually erased via a massive 93 percent reduction. Nitrogen oxides (NOx) and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are a

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So, there's really no forthcoming information about this car. It's red. It's got a tuner-rific body kit. It's called the "Road to Racing Concept" and that's about all Mugen will tell anyone. It looks a lot like last year's Dominator concept, but we have no idea if the Road to Racing Civic is sporting the supercharged KA20 underhood, like the Dominator. What exactly is meant by "road to racing" is also a mystery - it certainly doesn't look like a decontented homologation special. Do they mean tha

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Last August, AutoblogGreen feature writer Ray Holan wrote about his adventure in converting a BMW 3 series from the mid-'80s to run on VegOil. In his introduction, he posted four lessons he learned about the process, and lesson #4 (choose your mechanic carefully) is something that Blogging New Orleans writer Matt Robinson is probably reflecting on right now.

Automotive News is reporting that the next-gen Ford F-150 will get a six-speed transmission (Note: '07 model shown). Whether or not it will be standard equipment is unknown at this time, but look for it to be available one way or another. It's worth noting that the new Toyota Tundra has an available six-speed as well, so it seems like a natural choice for Ford to offer one, as well. In addition to simply matching up with Toyota, the additional fuel economy the extra gears offer shouldn't be igno

It seems that the biofuels industry continues to expand with the news this week that Brunei National Petroleum Co. is looking to partner with the Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC) to build a biodiesel plant in the Philippines. Recently at an Asean Council on Petroleum meeting in Indonesia, PNOC officials revealed that they have received expressions of interest from several possible investors to pursue biofuels development.

Not too long ago, the 8-foot tall orange Union 76 globes towering over gas stations could be found almost as easily as a Starbucks can today. But as those stations were renovated or as new ones were built, the glowing balls were taken down and newly built outlets got more conventional (i.e. cheaper) signage. After being acquired several times, the Union 76 brand ended up in ConocoPhillips' ever-growing portfolio. And that's when trouble started. Conoco's marketing department embarked on a missio

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