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    Wagoner to Obama: Automakers need research money from feds

    After being asked what the next President of the United States could do to help Detroit's automakers, Rick Wagoner, head honcho at General Motors, responded that his company could use an injection of cash for research and development into new, potentially green technology. Also mentioned were ...

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    Volkswagen debuts zero-emission Tiguan HyMotion in the U.S.

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Tiguan HyMotion Volkswagen has shown off its Tiguan HyMotion Fuel Cell Concept for the first time in California. The five-passenger SUV, based on the Volkswagen Tiguan, features a hydrogen fuel cell powering an electric motor. The electric motor may ...

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    Daimler gets serious about R&D, will increase spending to $21 billion by 2010

    Click on the image to view high-res shots of the Mercedes F700 conceptMassive amounts of money are being spent in the alternative energy sector of the automotive industry. Last year, Daimler spent $6 billion in research and development and another $2.7 billion on environmental protection. Expect ...

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    Nanotech research stumbles on homemade hydrogen

    Efficiency is a large stumbling block if you're looking for a way to replace gasoline. It's pretty hard to better such an exceptional fuel, and several alternatives show promise but are nagged by inefficiencies or cost, and usually both. Nanotech to the rescue; it may soon be possible to produce ...

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    BMW 7-Series hybrid on the horizon

    With Cameron Diaz now officially set to ride in the BMW Hydrogen 7 to the 2008 Oscar Awards, more unofficial details are coming out that BMW is planning to launch a Hybrid 7 Series in the next 2-3 years. We have blogged about hybrid BMW models before. In fact, just last April, we spoke about a ...

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    Detroit 2008: The Cadillac Provoq shows its face in the Midwest

    click above for more live high-res images of the Cadillac Provoq ConceptWe've already covered Cadillac's Provoq E-Flex fuel-cell vehicle during its first public appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show last week, but GM also rolled it across the stage here in Detroit. There were no additional ...

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    Detroit 2008: Chrysler ecoVoyager Concept lands

    click above for more high-res images of the Chrysler ecoVoyager ConceptOne of three Pentastar concepts powered by some combination of cutting-edge technology, the Chrysler ecoVoyager continues the automaker's fascination with art-deco by resurrecting the Stout Scarab. Doing away with a conventional ...

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    LA 2007 VIDEO: Alan Mulally delivers keynote

    A little over a year ago, Alan Mulally's time was spent managing Boeing, and here in LA just 14 months later he's the keynote speaker for at an international auto show. He's a year older, and he also knows a heck of a lot more about cars than he did when he took the helm at Ford Motor Company. In ...

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    Ford Fusion engine may flying high in unmanned aerial vehicle

    In the mid-size sedan segment, there are few more benign engines than those that power the otherwise terrific Ford Fusion. That assessment may not be entirely true after Boeing has developed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) powered by an internal combustion engine of the Ford variety. While the ...

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    Tokyo 2007 Preview: Suzuki Crosscage

    click image to enlarge Since we've already gone ahead and shown you the Biplane, one of Suzuki's two new concept bikes set to make their debut at the Tokyo Motor Show, we figured it would only be right to show you the other one. The Suzuki Crosscage has already been featured on AutoblogGreen for ...

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    Hydrogen Hybrid Toyota drives from Osaka to Tokyo on one tank

    Technically this Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle made the 560km journey on four tanks of hydrogen, as that's how many high pressure pods are hidden away under the Toyota Kluger's rear seats. But the big news is that this car, and a back up sibling, managed to drive 350 miles from the hydrogen fueling ...

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    Frankfurt 2007: Hyundai i-Blue isn't blue, it's green

    Click the pics above for a gallery of high-res images of the Hyundai i-Blue Concept.Hyundai, like practically every other automaker in Frankfurt, is showing off its green-wares. The i-Blue is the poster-child for the automaker's environmentally focused future, with a 100 kW motor powered by a fuel ...

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    Hyundai and Kia open $58M green tech center

    Bolstering their green credentials and commitment to the environment, Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia have teamed up on a $50 million green tech R&D center. The purpose of the facility will be to "accelerate the commercialization of fuel-cell electric vehicles," and it is kitted out with a ...

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    Pasta Cargioli? Pasta powered fuel cell

    High fuel prices and energy mandates bring all sorts of alternative fuel research and technology to the fore. University and government researchers recently whipped up a special blend of 13 enzymes and spices that releases hydrogen from a mixture of starch and water. There's no word on how it ...

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    Fuel of the future: Hydrogen at the corner gas mart

    From an emissions standpoint, hydrogen is one of the cleanest fuels available. Unfortunately, our most abundant source is water, and with current technology, breaking those two H atoms away from that one O atom (electrolysis) uses more energy that it creates. But water isn't the only hydrogen ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #63

    It's nice to be back in the swing of things. We're once again cranking out weekly podcasts, and #63 is a compact one. We start off salivating over the news that the next generation Suzuki Swift will be headed for US shores. We devolve from discussing an unsubstantiated rumor into wistful praise ...

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    Mulally apologizes for frenzy over Bush joke

    "I'm gonna pay for that." That's what Alan Mulally said after beginning the now infamous "President Bush almost blew himself up" anecdote in his keynote speech to kick offf the 2007 New York Auto Show last week (video above). Truer words were never spoken by an auto exec. The firestorm that ...

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    Alan Mulally, super hero: Ford CEO saves President Bush's life

    Allan Mulally has already lived a very successful life, having helped save American icon Boeing, then taking over the reigns as Ford Motor Company's Chief Executive Officer. Now he has added 'the guy that saved President Bush' to the list. Mr. Mulally used his media audience at the New York Auto ...

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    AutoblogGreen for 03.20.07

    AutoblogGreen got to take a look at the testing process that new battery technologies go through before they get on the road in new hybrid vehicles. Speaking of hybrids, a California psychologist examines whether driving one can really make you eternally happy. Oil is the only thing the middle east ...

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    Geneva Preview: Honda's hybrid sports concept, FCX and diesel

    Honda released a brief press release, along with the above sketch, that outlined what we can expect to see from the Big H during next month's Geneva Motor Show.The illustration is of Honda's Small Hybrid Sports Concept, which is in the same vein as Toyota's FT-HS concept that bowed in Detroit, but ...


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