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    Peugeot iOn to lease for €499 / month in France

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    Paris Preview: Ferrari to introduce more efficient version of California GT

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    2011 Bentley Continental GT to get new V8 with 40% lower CO2 emissions

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    Toronto hydro chief: Electric car upswing would crash grid

    One of the biggest concerns about widespread deployment of plug-in vehicles is the effect it will have on electricity generation and distribution capacity. Here in the United States, most officials from utilities have been pretty upbeat and emphasize that there is plenty of capacity for charging ...

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    Report: Aston Martin Cygnet coming to America in 2012, electric version in 2013

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    Dealers flunk the EPA: NADA not happy with proposed fuel economy letter grades

    Last week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its proposals for new fuel economy labels and the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has responded with a thumbs down. Specifically, NADA is unhappy with the proposed letter grades that would indicate where the labeled ...

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    Low gas prices pose a problem for efficient vehicles coming to market

    For those Americans who are still employed and have to drive to work every day, the continuing low pump prices for gasoline have been a boon. The current national average of $2.68 a gallon for regular is equivalent to an inflation-adjusted $1.01 per gallon in 1980. While that's certainly good for ...

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    Ask AutoblogGreen: What's up (and down) with electric vehicle performance in hilly terrain

    We recently got the following query from reader Felipe about electric vehicles (EVs) and we thought the answer would be of interest to many readers who are considering purchasing or leasing one of the upcoming crop of plug-in vehicles:

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    From Funerals to Births: Revenge film crew on hand for Chevy Volt production

    Early in 2006, director Chris Paine first screened his film Who Killed the Electric Car at the Sundance Film Festival and turned the media spotlight on General Motors and its decision to scrap the EV1 electric car. GM was, of course, well aware of the impending movie and at just around the same ...

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    Study: Modern li-ion batteries have little effect on life cycle impact of electric cars

    By now we're all aware that the environmental impact of cars and trucks goes well beyond the emissions produced during operation. There is the energy used to produce and dispose of the vehicles and their components, for example, and the cost of getting the fuel for the vehicles out of the ground ...

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    Consumer Federation of America calls for 60 mpg CAFE standard by 2025

    Now that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Environmental Protection Agency have established fleet fuel economy standards of 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016, the government agencies are hard at work on the next phase of increases that will stretch out to 2020 and beyond. The 2007 ...

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    General Motors Australia reveals new Chevrolet Cruze hatchback

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    2012 Ford Focus Electric to use liquid-cooled lithium-polymer battery

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    Automotive X-Prize: no money until cars pass dynamometer validation tests

    The on-track testing portions of the Automotive X-Prize are over with, and the vast majority of teams have been eliminated from contention. However, the $10 million in prize money won't be handed out until September 16. Before those checks are signed, the remaining competitors will have to complete ...

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    Rumormill: GM to follow Hyundai with four-cylinder-only mid-size cars

    Hyundai made some news last fall when it launched the all-new 2011 Sonata with a four-cylinder-only engine lineup. It now looks like General Motors might be following suit for its mid-sizers. By leaving out larger V6 engines as a possibility, Hyundai was able to design a lighter structure while ...

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    Chevrolet Volt will not be eligible for HOV-lane access until mid-2012 *UPDATE

    Prospective owners of the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf shouldn't get too excited about driving in California carpool lanes as soon as they take delivery. Late Tuesday night California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed SB 535 into law, extending access to the high-occupancy-vehicle (HOV) lanes to ...

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    Electric vehicle charging times will depend on both the charging station and the car

    Electric vehicles (EVs) may be dramatically less mechanically complex than their traditional internal combustion counterparts, but that's where the simplicity ends. The battle that began with Thomas Edison and Nicola Tesla over direct vs. alternating current continues to this day, the battlefield ...

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    Official: Volt production begins November 11

    General Motors confirmed this morning that November 11, 2010 has been set as the official Job 1 date for the Chevrolet Volt. The news initially reported by Translogic was verified to AutoblogGreen by GM spokesman Rob Peterson. November 2010 has always been the targeted production launch timing for ...

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    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries develops hybrid turbocharger to generate electricity

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has developed a new hybrid turbocharger that could further enhance the possibilities for improving fuel efficiency through downsizing. Turbochargers have traditionally be used as a way of to recycle some of the thermal and mechanical energy that normally flows out ...

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    Has hybrid demand peaked? Probably not and here's why

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