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    Bentley Azure
    EVTV makes out like bandits at Azure Dynamics liquidation, offers up booty
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    Across the Do-It-Yourself electric-conversion landscape, there is perhaps no EV drivetrain more longed for than that comprised of a liquid-cooled AC motor mated to a single-speed gearbox. Unfortunately, they are difficult to come by, as the motors are typically only made available to automakers and are usually quite expensive. Gearboxes? ...

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    Bentley Azure
    Official: Azure Dynamics files for protection, Transit Connect Electric production halted
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    Azure Dynamics, which develops electric-drive powertrains for automakers such as Ford, said this week that it will file for financial protection from its creditors under Canadian law and will cancel its plans to sell shares in what may be a precursor to a bankruptcy filing. Azure is the company that adds the all-electric powertrain to Ford's practical ...

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    Bentley Azure
    Azure Dynamics files for protection, cancels share offering
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    Azure Dynamics, which develops electric-drive powertrains for automakers such as Ford Motor Co., said it will file for financial protection from its creditors under Canadian law and will cancel its plans to sell shares in what may be a precursor to a bankruptcy filing. The company said in a statement Monday that it filed for protection in a petition to ...

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    Bentley Azure
    Norway dealership places largest-ever Ford Transit Connect Electric order
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    We'd bet Azure Dynamics is thrilled to announce that it just logged its largest Transit Connect Electric order to date. At 100-units strong, Norwegian Ford dealership, RøhneSelmer, can lay claim to the single, most sizable Connect Electric order ever. RøhneSelmer's 100-unit order adds to the 58 Transit Connect Electric the dealership ...

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    Bentley Azure
    Report: Driver causes supercar catastrophe in Monte Carlo
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    Car accidents are never fun and often expensive. In certain parts of the world, accidents can be push expenses into the stratosphere, and Monte Carlo has reportedly just played host to such a fender bender. A woman was driving a Bentley Azure near the Monte Carlo Casino when she doubled-down on a nearby Mercedes-Benz S-Class. That scrape led to the Azure ...

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    Bentley Azure
    Purolator orders 200 Balance Hybrid Electric vans from Azure Dynamics
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    Last month, Purolator announced that it significantly expanded the number of hybrid vehicles in its North American fleet. Now, the Canadian logistics company aims to equip its fleet with at least 200 more gas-electric models. This time around, Purolator has turned to Azure Dynamic to fulfill a 200-unit order for hybrid delivery vans. Michigan-based Azure ...

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    Bentley Azure
    Say It Ain't So: Bentley issues recall over retractable hood ornament rust
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    One of the brutal truths of the mechanical world is that rust fears no machine. Even the priciest of metal is susceptible to the ill effects of iron-oxide, and it looks like Bentley has found that out firsthand. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has just issued a recall for Arnage, Azure and Brooklands models manufactured between ...

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    Bentley Azure
    Ford, Azure Dynamics will expand Transit Connect Electric to Europe in 2011
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    Ford announced today that Azure Dynamics will be setting up a final assembly facility Europe to supply the continent with the Transit Connect Electric starting in late summer 2011. In early March, Ford announced that the battery-powered van will be available in Europe next year following its North American launch later in 2010. Ford will be shipping ...

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    Bentley Azure
    Bentley Azure ending production... to be replaced by four-door convertible?
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    The current Bentley Azure may have only been in production for four years, but the platform that underpins it goes back to 1998. Developed back when both Bentley and Rolls-Royce were under Vickers ownership, it's the same platform that formed the basis for the Arnage saloon and Brooklands coupe. But with the introduction of the Mulsanne – as we ...

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    Bentley Azure
    All Bentley Continental models going flex-fuel in June
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    It may not be the most interesting news you read all week, but we now have a date at which all Bentley Continentals will be able to gulp down whiskey with the best of 'em: June.( Well, not exactly whiskey, but ethanol's pretty close.) Bentley had made the announcement (sans date) at the Geneva Motor Show when it showed off the Continental Supersports ...

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    Bentley Azure
    Report: All Bentley Continental models going flex-fuel in June
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    It may not be the most interesting news you read all week, but we now have a date at which all Bentley Continentals will be able to gulp down whiskey with the best of 'em: June. Well, not exactly whiskey, but ethanol's pretty close. Bentley had made the announcement (sans date) at the Geneva Motor Show when it showed off the Continental Supersports ...

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    Bentley Azure
    Azure Dynamics gets FedEx order for 51 hybrid vans
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    Things are looking up for Azure Dynamics these days. After inking a deal to help Ford with the development and production of the Transit Connect BEV next year, the company has a new order for its hybrid delivery vans. FedEx has signed up to take on another 51 of the vans based on Ford's E450 cutaway chassis. Once the new vans are delivered by the end of ...

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    Bentley Azure
    REPORT: Bentley Mulsanne to spawn coupe and convertible to replace Brooklands and Azure
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    Bentley works on a two-tier system, with its entire product line-up based on a pair of platforms. At one end you've got the Continental family, including the GT coupe, GTC convertible and Flying Spur sedan. At the other sits the Arnage sedan, Azure convertible and Brooklands coupe (pictured above). Its separated step-sister Rolls-Royce is gearing up to ...

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    Bentley Azure
    Azure Dynamics sells first hybrid Type A school bus
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    For several years, Azure Dynamics has been selling a variety of delivery vans and shuttle buses equipped with its parallel hybrid system. It recently sold its first Type A school bus so equipped to the Napa Unified School district in California. The short bus is based on the NEXBUS body built by Collins Bus Corp on a Ford E-450 chassis. The Napa district ...

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    Bentley Azure
    Bentley V8 turns 50 years old
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    When the conversation turns to classic V8 engines from a bygone era, the discussion often starts and ends with the small block Chevy that was introduced way back in 1955 and continues to terrorize the overhead-cam masses from Ford all the way to Ferrari. Bentley would like to remind you that it, too, has an iconic engine born back in the '50s that still ...

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    Bentley Azure
    LA Preview: Bentley Azure T to debut in city of angels
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    The current Bentley Arnage family's farewell tour culminates with this. We've already seen the Brooklands coupe and the Arnage Final Series sedan, and now with the L.A. Auto Show, the Azure droptop gets its opportunity to take a curtain call. Say hi to the 2010 Bentley Azure T, which gets the same 500-horsepower, 737 lb-ft 6¾-liter V8 lump found ...

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    Bentley Azure
    Azure Dynamics signs deal with Ford dealerships for hybrid trucks
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    Even though some people within Ford think hybrid trucks are a "publicity stunt," the heavy-duty hybrid van maker Azure Dynamics knows that it can still count on FoMoCo for some hybrid help. Azure announced this week that it has signed new Sales & Service agreements with some Ford dealerships to work on the company's Balance Hybrid Electric commercial ...

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    Bentley Azure
    Con Edison of New York orders hybrid electric trucks from Azure Dynamics
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    Azure Dynamics doesn't make the world's flashiest hybrids, but the company's Balance Hybrid Electric system built into Ford E450 chassis are regularly sold to utilities and other fleet operators. The latest order, for three such vehicles, comes from Con Edison of New York. According to Azure, the gasoline-electric hybrids boost fuel economy by up to 40 ...

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    Bentley Azure
    No diesels for Bentley
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the 2009 Bentley BrooklandsBentleys and buckets of torque go hand-in-hand. Therefore, it might make some sense for the German-owned British luxury marque to consider one of the VW Group's big, powerful turbodiesels for one of its upcoming models. Not so fast, says Bentley. It has specifically polled its customer base -- ...

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    Bentley Azure
    Pennsylvania DOT settles on Azure Dynamics hybrid buses
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    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation likes what it sees in hybrid buses from Azure Dynamics. PennDOT placed an order for 10 eighteen-passenger Azure/StarTrans Hybrid Para-transit Citibus vehicles and may order 15 more in the future. The PennDOT hybrids will have a few specific abilities, including "engine-off driving while electronically supporting ...

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