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56Aston Martin tests new Lagonda super-sedan in Oman

Aston Martin has been on a long road towards reviving the Lagonda name. The last Lagonda – that famously wedgy sedan – ended production in 1990. The name came back on a crossover concept in 2009, but for better or worse, never reached production. Then about a month ago, Aston teased a new super sedan to revive the marque, and shipped it off to Oman for hot weather testing under the baking Arabian sun. And now it's released a full batch of photos giving us our best look at the exclusi

9Detroit Electric SP:01 electric Lotus project not dead yet

Detroit Electric is still on board to produce the Lotus Exige-based SP:01 electric sports car, which has been delayed more than once already. According to the carmaker, the SP:01 prototype is currently undergoing testing at a facility in Europe, as we can see in the above photo provided by Detroit Electric.

1BYD's 40-foot electric bus passes federal government's strength tests

One down, two to go. BYD, which hopes to start shipping its electric buses to US municipalities later this year, says its 40-foot electric bus has passed the US federal government's structural testing program in Altoona, PA. The Chinese company wants to start selling two other models in the US as well, so there will be more testing coming right up.

21New Smart Fortwo and Forfour teased in promo video

Smart is just about ready to launch the all-new generations of the Fortwo and Forfour. It might be hard to get excited for a car with such a mixed reputation, but the company has high expectations for the updated models. In a new video, Smart teases some nearly final prototypes during arctic testing in Sweden.

AddFleetwide CO2 improvement in EU might not be as good as it appears

What, you expected European automakers to test their vehicle emissions levels on gravel roads in a wind storm? Charged with cutting CO2 emissions by more than 30 percent within the next seven years, automakers reduced fleetwide emissions by four percent last year. Of course, such automakers may be gaming the system by testing cars on "unrealistically" smooth road surfaces and with tires that can provide extra traction, Reuters says. No word on whether such cars wind-drafted behind semi trucks.

7Toyota takes i-Road tests to the streets of Tokyo

OK, here's where we think those road tests will start to get a little scary. Those super-narrow all-electric three-wheeled Toyota i-Road vehicles may have looked great sashaying through the towns of the French Riviera. But now? They're being tested in Tokyo. Hoo boy.

13BYD may be singing electric bus blues on testing, wage issues

Omaha, we have a problem. BYD, the China-based vehicle maker that's about 10 percent owned by Warren Buffett ("The Oracle of Omaha") is facing questions about the reliability of electric buses that are targeted for use by the city of Long Beach, CA, after cracks were found in some of the buses' frames during their testing period, according to the Long Beach Business Journal. The culprit may be substandard welding on the so-called "engineering" buses specifically being used for strength testing b

67Toyota begins testing Segway-like Winglet in Japan [w/video]

Toyota has just now started testing a two-wheeled Segway-like vehicle that it first trumpeted almost five years ago, but when the vehicle in question tops out at less then four miles per hour, these things do take time. Toyota's Winglet, which the Japanese automaker first announced to the world in August 2008, has started public trials on the streets of Tsukuba, Japan, as the company looks to get more information on the stand-up vehicles safety and maneuverability.

22Renault says Zoe performance changes 'almost unnoticeable' in cold weather

Here's something that should warm the hearts of electric-vehicle enthusiasts in cold-weather climes.

16BMW testing electric-drive i3 in Northern Europe

BMW has started testing its electric-drive i3 in Northern Europe, as the German automaker looks to gather more testing information on the model it may launch as early as next year, according to Green Car Reports.

6VW starts testing electric-powered Golf in California

Volkswagen last week started testing a battery-electric version of its Golf hatchback in the San Francisco Bay Area as the German automaker looks to test about 20 of its so-called "Golf Blue-e-motion" vehicles on U.S. roads, GreenCarReports.com said.

51Cadillac spends some more time with ATS at the 'Ring

There's a new "ATS the Journey" video from Cadillac up on YouTube, called "Chapter One: Welcome to the Green Hell."

35Deep-Dive: Behind the scenes at Toyota's R&D center, Part Two

Behind the Scenes at Toyota's R&D Center – Click above for high-res image gallery

21Video: Aston Martin releases new One-77 testing footage

Aston Martin One-77 testing footage – Click above to watch the video after the jump

23Video: McLaren MP4-12C being tested in Spain

McLaren MP4-12C undergoing testing – Click the image above to view the video after the jump

AddGM-Volt founder stranded, learns why EVs take so long to bring to market

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AddChevy Volt heads to Pikes Peak to practice mountain climbing

Chevrolet Volt prototype at Pikes Peak - click above for high-res image gallery

14Statement on Ferrari website lashes out against Toro Rosso "indiscretion"

Sour grapes much? Both of Italy's Formula One teams had to switch drivers mid-season during the year: Scuderia Toro Rosso (because Sebastien Bourdais wasn't working out) and Scuderia Ferrari (due to Felipe Massa injury). However, due to the comprehensive ban on in-season testing, neither could put their replacements into the cockpits of their F1 cars until the following grand prix weekend. So STR's newcomer Jaime Alguersuari was thrown straight into the deep end to sink or swim, while Ferrari, f

21GM and Army open up new test facility on Yuma Proving Ground

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AddREPORT: Tata Nano passes European crash testing

2009 Tato Nano - Click above for high-res image gallery

49REPORT: Tata Nano passes European crash testing

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