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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #299
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    2013 Honda Accord, Volkswagen CUV, GM and Opel, Autoblog talks to Elon Musk Episode #299 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Zach Bowman and Jeff Ross talk about the 2013 Honda Accord, the suggestion by Morgan Stanley for GM to unload Opel, Autoblog Green's chat with Elon ...

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    Cummins will recall 405 engines, pay $2.1 million penalty for Clean Air Act violations
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    Cummins Inc. has lodged a settlement in the U.S. District Court for D.C. agreeing to pay a $2.1 million penalty for violating the Clean Air Act. What did Cummins do? Well, it "shipped more than 570,000 heavy duty diesel engines to vehicle equipment manufacturers nationwide without pollution ...

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    Tools Down: IKEA not building cars, Leko a car-sharing service in France
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    Last week, rumors regarding an upcoming eco-friendly small car from IKEA hit the internet in full force. Sounds pretty crazy, no? As it turns out, the truth is much less interesting than we had hoped. It seems the viral ad campaign that we saw last week for the IKEA Leko is announcing nothing more ...

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    First Drive: 2010 Toyota Prius puts up BIG numbers
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    2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When you sit in the 2010 Toyota Prius, you notice all those little things that provide the "Prius experience" – the shift lever, information screen, center-mounted instrument panel – are all present, but they're slightly ...

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    Fisker Automotive signs up 32 dealers in 17 states
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    Fisker Karma – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Running television ads. Taking orders. And now, setting up a network of dealerships. Fisker Automotive is starting to act like a real car company. The company announced today that it has signed up its first group of 32 retailers. These ...

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    VIDEO: AutoblogGreen tries out for the Fiesta Movement
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    Click above to watch video after the jump
    So, applications for Ford's Fiesta Movement closed last night, and AutoblogGreen got its entry in just under the buzzer. We're nothing if not slackers waiting for a deadline. With a few Lego props (our models didn't go into this much detail, though), a ...

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    Kia introduces production Forte LPI Hybrid in South Korea
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    Kia Forte LPI hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Kia has just introduced its first mass production hybrid model based on the new Forte compact sedan in its home market of South Korea. The Forte LPI hybrid uses a smaller 20-hp version of the hybrid system that Hyundai showed at ...

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    New VW Golf GTD to debut in April, Rabbit GTD to follow for U.S.?
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    Volkswagen Golf Mk VI GTI – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've been hearing rumblings about a new variant of the Volkswagen Golf and Rabbit for several months now, ever since a reader sent in what appeared to be an order form for the new sixth generation model for the U.S. market. ...

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    Nissan and San Diego utility partner to build EV charging infrastructure
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    Out in San Diego today, the Renault-Nissan Alliance officially brought its electric vehicle world domination plan project to California. Renault-Nissan will work with local utility company San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) in a partnership "to advance zero-emission mobility by promoting the ...

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    Aptera rebuts safety concerns about its three-wheeled 2e
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    Aptera 2e – Click above for image gallery
    We recently opined about the fact that the Department of Energy Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Incentive Program excludes vehicles not covered by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. The subject specifically came up because Aptera is ...

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    Ford celebrates production of 100,000th hybrid SUV
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    Click above for a high-res image gallery of the Ford Escape Hybrid
    Today, Ford celebrates a new milestone in the life of its hybrid SUV platform as the 100,000th vehicle rolls down the assembly line at the Blue Oval's Assembly Plant in Kansas City. This production total includes all Ford Escape ...

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    First Drive: Sailing in Stuttgart with Porsche's Cayenne S Hybrid
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    Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid - Click above for high-res gallery
    While charging along at 85 mph with a particularly poker-faced Porsche engineer riding shotgun, traffic begins to cluster on the horizon. Not willing to risk our seven-figure prototype, I gently roll off the accelerator, at which point a ...

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    Elon Musk reportedly sets trap for loose lipped Tesla employees
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    The breathless style of writing at which Valleywag has made a name for itself isn't the sort of thing we often link to, but we'll make an exception today. According to the Gawker team, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is not making any friends in his own company; in fact, Valleywag claims that Musk recently ...

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    2010 Toyota Prius: The steering wheel wants your Touch (Tracer Display)
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    There is one aspect of the 2010 Prius that AutoblogGreen didn't highlight in its recent info overload post on the 2010 Toyota Prius: the Touch Tracer Display. There is usually nothing in front of the speedometer in most cars; we want a clear view of how fast we're going, right? But there are also a ...

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    Geneva 2009: Ruf Greenster evolves the electric Porsche concept
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Ruf Greenster
    Last fall, Porsche high performance tuning specialist Ruf announced it had built a prototype electric sports car called the eRuf, which was essentially a lithium ion battery-powered 911. That was just the beginning of the story, as the ...

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    Tesla Roadster on sale in Canada as of... today, deliveries start in Q4 '09
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    Click above for more images of the Tesla Roadster testing in the snow
    Canada has not always been the friendliest territory for electric cars, but that's changing. After the Tesla empire officially expanded to Chicago yesterday, the company has announced it will join the northern rush and is now ...

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    First Drive: 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid and GMC Sierra Hybrid
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    2009 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra Hybrid – Click above for high-res gallery
    With the 2009 editions of the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra Hybrids just now beginning to appear on dealer lots around the country, we decided it would be a good idea to strap ourselves behind the wheel of the ...

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    New Tesla Model S teaser surfaces, our friend Jason orders two!
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    Click above to view enhanced version of Tesla Model S teaser
    Over at Jason Calacanis' blog, a new teaser shot of the Tesla Model S has surfaced that shows a bit more detail of the car's greenhouse profile. According to Jason, the photo was emailed to buyers of the Signature 100 cars, of which he ...

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    AutoblogGreen for 7.31.08
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    Once again Exxon set a new record profit record this quarter raking in cash in excess of expenses to the tune of $1,500 per second. Meanwhile Tata might be hooking up with Fiat to help sell the Nano outside of India and Audi has killed plans for a hybrid version of the Q7, focusing on diesels ...

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    Tesla Roadster rated at 300 HP
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    Click above for more high-res images of the Tesla RoadsterThe Tesla Roadster is like the gorgeous girlfriend that loves football, tunes a hotrod in her spare time, and doesn't believe in celebrating anniversaries and birthdays. The Roadster is a beautiful car, it runs on exhaust-free plug power, ...

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