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    Bentley planning flex-fuel Mulsanne, all-wheel drive and hybrid tech ruled out

    2011 Bentley Mulsanne – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Greetings from England, where we are attending the international launch of the 2011 Bentley Mulsanne. We've just returned from touring the model's new assembly line in Crewe with Project Leader Ashley Wickham, and ...

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    All 2011 Buick Regals to be flex-fuel capable starting this fall

    2011 Buick Regal Turbo – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Starting this fall, all new 2011 Buick Regals will have flex-fuel capability. The first boatloads of Regals from Germany have begun rolling off the docks in New Jersey in the past week and are being sent out to dealers. The ...

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    All Bentley Continental models going flex-fuel in June

    2010 Bentley Continental Supersports – Click above for high-res image gallery
    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 ...

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    Not Done Yet: Hummer H3, H3T get biofuel capability, new colors for 2010

    2010 Hummer H3 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Can a Hummer be green? The brand that most obviously represents American excess in the minds of environmentalists – though Hummer's vehicles aren't actually worse than any other large SUV – has seemingly been fighting off its ...

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    REPORT: Bentley to delay flex-fuel capability for 2010 Continental Supersports

    Bentley Continental Supersports - Click above for high-res image gallery
    While the environmental merits of any 621 horsepower, twelve-cylinder behemoth that's capable of traveling at speeds of up to 204 miles per hour are, at the very least, debatable, Bentley hasn't exactly been shy about ...

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    Top Ten "green" cars that met their fate during Cash for Clunkers

    One rule that all clunked cars needed to adhere to was a maximum rating of 18 MPG from the federal government, right? What wasn't required was that the clunked car be considered dirty. After all, it's pretty clear that CNG vehicles burn clean, but that didn't stop 232 of them from meeting their ...

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    From Royal Blue to Green: the Queen retrofits her Bentleys to run on bio-fuel

    Click above to view the Bentley State Limousine in our hi-res gallery
    Britain's royal family may not have the power to legislate any new initiatives, green or otherwise, but the heads of state still wield influence over public opinion and have taken up the cause of environmentally-conscious ...

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    2009 HUMMER H2 and H2 SUT will be E85 compatible

    In Dallas, a businessman has spent half a million dollars to install nine pumps that dispense E85, E10, and biodiesel. The catch: the businessman is a HUMMER dealer, and the pumps are next to his dealership. The station is called Classic Clean Fuels, and it is intended to make a statement for next ...

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    2010 HUMMER H3 to get direct-inject 3.6L V6 as base engine

    Our friend Mike Levine, proprietor of, was trying out the new H3T pickup out in Moab, Utah this week and learned that the H3 will finally lose its hoary old five-cylinder base engine in favor of something a little more modern. A new flex fuel-capable direct-injected 3.6L V6 like the ...

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    Will requiring flex-fuel capable cars free us from foreign oil?

    Robert Zubrin thinks so. Zubrin is an aerospace engineer and long-time advocate of manned missions to Mars. While going to Mars is a highly dubious proposition given the issues we need to deal with on our planet right now, making all gasoline engines flex-fuel capable as Zubrin promotes in his new ...

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    Citron introducing C4 BioFlex in Europe

    Click images for photo galleryWith favorable tax incentives for biofuel-powered vehicles popping up across Europe, European manufacturers are making moves to take advantage of them. Renault recently launched its BioEthanol Megane hatchback, and now Citroën has unveiled is entry, the C4 ...

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    Ford launches "Innovations" site

    Autoblog reader Josh sent us in a tip about Ford's new "Innovations" site, a testament to the company's investments in alternative fuels, safety, design and technology. So far, the site's only active offering is the alternative fuels area, where it boasts Ford's leadership in the development of ...

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    Toyota doubling hybrid model range

    In a wide-ranging announcement in Tokyo of programs to develop and market environmental technologies and environmentally-friendly vehicles, Toyota Motor Corporation pledged Tuesday to double the number of hybrid models in its product line in the next five years.The company also said it is pushing ...

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    Hydrogen fuel cells are the wave of the future - just not the near future

    Senior researchers from automakers around the world agree that internal combustion engines will dominate the automotive market for decades to come, even though hydrogen fuel cells are becoming an attractive replacement technology.Volkswagen's Wolfgang Steiger predicted that fuel cell cars will not ...

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    Brazil's flex-fuel vehicle market share drops - to "only" 76 percent

    May new vehicle sales in Brazil were up 25 percent year-over-year, but the market share of flex-fuel vehicles fell for the second month in a row, to a mere 76.3 percent of the total.The sale of flex-fuel cars fell a fraction of a percent as ethanol prices rose, but the next sugar cane harvest is ...

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    GM continues partnership with Governors Ethanol Coalition

    The Governors Ethanol Coalition (GEC) is a group of U.S. governors and representatives from other nations that promotes the use of ethanol. General Motors, which began a partnership with the GEC last year, said last week it would extend that partnership.Ken W. Cole, GM’s vice president for ...


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