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Sweet, Sweet Compromise

The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is not just a topless version of the coupe, it's an entirely different driving experience.

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Championing The Roadster Revolution

We finally test the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata in US-spec form with its 2.0-liter Skyactiv engine. Spoiler alert: it's awesome.

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Mazda shows the perfect 50/50 weight balance of the 2016 MX-5 Miata in a new video, where the car is put on an aluminum balance beam.

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Roadsters, Coney Dogs, Editors, And Enthusiasts Come Together In Royal Oak

Autoblog recently hosted a meet-up in Royal Oak, MI, where our readers got the chance to get up close and personal with the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. Here's our recap of the day's events.

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A Distinct Offering In A Growing Segment Of Homebrew Performance Cars

When 2,000 pounds meets 520 horsepower, all kinds of good things can happen. We drive the wild vision of one man, the Lucra LC470.

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The Edag Light Cocoon is meant as a way for the German engineering firm to show off its lightweight, 3d printing tech, but by lighting the translucent fabric that's stretched over the skeletal structure, it really gets a chance to shine.

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McLaren confirmed it will build a limited number of the 675LT supercar that was revealed this week at the Geneva Motor Show.

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A Standout Thrill In A Wholly Wonderful Model Range

We recently visited the Superformance warehouse to drive the Caterham Seven 360, 480, and 620 R models. It was an expletive-worthy, incredibly thrilling experience that we won't soon forget.

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Toyota Motor Europe Seeks Second Life For Every Hybrid Battery

How much does temperature affect Tesla Model S range? Albany Engineered Composites to use aerospace knowledge for automotive components. Toyota wants to recover all of its hybrid batteries. Fast Company credits Mirai for Toyota's spot on Most Innovative Companies list.

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Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations head John Edwards tells Dutch outlet Autovisie that the bespoke division responsible for the continuation Lightweight E-Type is considering its next project. One of the "major contenders" among the final four is the Jaguar XKSS.

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SUV, Pickup Truck And Luxury Car All Snag Trophies

The three big winners at the Washington Auto Show were the Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel (2015 Green SUV of the Year), the BMW i8 (2015 Luxury Green Car of the Year) and the Ford F-150 (2015 Green Car Technology Award).

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Lightweight EV Rethinks What It Means To Protect

In this video post, we take a ride in the Spira4u foam car, which was designed to be "soft, safe, sexy," according to its maker. It's at least one of those three. Take a look at our test drive, outside the Detroit Auto Show.

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France Raises FAME Biodiesel Limit

France raises FAME biodiesel limit from seven to eight percent. AeroVironment introduces modular, smartphone-capable TurboDock EV charger. Elio Motors to debut all-new motor for 84-mpg trike.

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Suzuki rolls out a new retro kei car with the best fuel economy of any non-hybrid in the Japanese domestic market.

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Firm Invests Millions In The Hybrid Shop; EVs Could Mitigate Grid Destabilization Events

ChargePoint is partnering with the Atlanta Falcons to provide more EV charging stations at the team's facilities. The chargers are used by players, employees and fans and ChargePoint has donated additional stations for installation throughout the city of Atlanta. The city, county and state are all seeing growth in the number of EVs on their roads, with Fulton County doubling its EVs from 3,063 to 6,027 in the first half of 2014. Georgia currently boasts more than 14,200 plug-in vehicles. ChargeP

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Ford F-150 To Fight Ram 1500 EcoDiesel For MPG; DOE Funds Algal Biofuel Development

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is in a new music video for I Lived by OneRepublic. The band's singer, Ryan Tedder, has also been brought on as a brand ambassador for the German automaker. OneRepublic will also be performing the song at the Mercedes-Benz Media Night on the eve of the Paris Motor Show. No word if Mercedes plans to offer hordes of screaming teenage fans as an option package with the B-Class Electric Drive. See the video (the car shows up around the four-minute mark) or re

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Car designer Gordon Murray, known largely for his work in Formula 1 and with McLaren, says progress is going well for the development of the MOTIV.e City Car electric vehicle for Yamaha, according to Autocar. The MOTIV.e was on display at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle event at Millbrook, where Murray updated the attendees about the state of the project.

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Are Electric Buses More Important Than Cars?

Lightweight showed off its Velocité electric bike concept at the Eurobike show in Germany. The Velocité pedelec features a rear rim with magnets mounted in it, and coils inside the seat tube (which wraps around the top of the wheel) to propel it magnetically. The battery is hidden within the bike's carbon frame. With 500 watts of power, the Velocité can reach speeds of up to 28 miles per hour, but could potentially be tuned for higher speeds. According to Lightweight's Frank

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The Saroléa SP7 is an electric carbon-fiber phoenix on a mission from the gods of speed and industry. Just revealed to the public Saturday, it will soon take to the Isle of Man where it will battle the best battery bikes yet built for the 2014 TT Zero trophy. It will also relaunch a Belgian brand that, though it had an eight-decade record of producing motorcycles, has been dormant for the past 50 years.

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When the best-selling US truck sheds the equivalent weight of three football fullbacks by shifting to aluminum, folks start paying attention. Oak Ridge National Laboratory took a closer look at whether the reduced fuel consumption from a lighter aluminum body makes up for the fact that producing aluminum is far more energy intensive than steel. And the results of the study are pretty encouraging.

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There are a number of transportation devices under development deserving of the adjective, "revolutionary." There are also no shortage of vehicles bestowed with the "vaporware" descriptor. High on both of those lists rests the C-1 from Lit Motors – a self-balancing fully-enclosed electric motorcycle, with a steering wheel in place of handlebars. For both doubters and believers, however, there is no denying that this project is moving forward.

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