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    Volvo developing C30 series hybrid concept

    Volvo has long tried to be good environmental stewards. Even before its revolutionary Lambda-Sond system in the late 1970s, the Gothenburg-based automaker had been making efforts to tread lightly. Now comes word that Volvo has developed a hybrid version of the C30 hatchback. The drive system is ...

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    Hydrogen 500: The world's first hydrogen race coming in 2009

    AutoblogGreen just ran a story we wanted to make sure all of our readers were aware of, so we're running it here, too. It looks like the days of hybrids being seen by some people as pure exercises in extended fuel economy are numbered. Maybe someday soon people will start to associate fuel-cell ...

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    Wheeled Spaceship - Volvo BeeVan concept

    They're going to have to change the name of this thing to NCC-1701, because piloting it will definitely make you feel like you're boldly going where no one's gone before. As part of the Michelin Design Challenge competition, Volvo has revised the design of the the traditional big-rig tractor. ...

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    SEMA Gallery: Greatest Supercar Display ever from Michelin

    Michelin is our favorite tire company from now on. Without resorting to the cheap, albeit highly effective and entertaining, trick of hiring booth babes to draw attention to themselves, this French tiremaker still had one of the largest crowds of any vendor at the show. Accomplished with an elegant ...

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    Legion of Honor for retired Michelin man Pierre DuPasquier

    Pierre DuPasquier, who retired (pun intended) as Michelin's racing chief at the end of the 2005 season, will be awarded the French Legion d'Honneur in December for his immeasurable contribution to French motorsport. DuPasquier started his career as a fighter pilot in the French Air Force. He ...

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    F1 scandal? Michelin to Bridgestone: j'accuse!

    The bizarre goings-on in the wake of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, which have included accusations (since withdrawn) of the FIA effectively "fixing" the world championship, took another twist this week, as French tire maker Michelin suggested that Bridgestone was using illegal chemical ...

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    BMW's Michelin run-flats draw criticism... from Michelin

    The Michelin run-flat tires fitted to certain BMW products are too heavy, degrade the vehicle's ride, and increase fuel consumption. So says Didier Miraton, who heads up the French tiremaker's Michelin Technology Center. Miraton has an ulterior motive, of course. He wants to push his employer's ...

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    Edouard Michelin dies in boating accident

    Michelin's joint managing director, Edouard Michelin, has died in a boating accident off of the Ile de Sein island in Brittany in Western France, according to the French media. The unfortunate occurrence leaves the company's other managing director, Michel Rollier, to carry the company ...

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    Video: Michelin Tweel in motion

    It's been well over a year since Michelin unveiled its take on the future of the tire, the airless Tweel. The odd-looking invention pairs a replaceable outer rubber layer with a central alloy hub joined by polyurethane ribs. Judging by this video, it would appear that the tire manufacturer is ...

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    Mazda RX-9 features Mighty Morphin' tire technology and energy absorbent skin

    The Mazda RX-9 is an advanced concept that came out on top in this year’s Michelin Design Challenge. It’s a hybrid featuring a 2.5L V6 and wafer-thin electric motor, but features a couple of technologies not seen before in the race for higher fuel mileage. James Owen Design is the ...

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    Buick to court hip-hop dollar?

    Dr. Dre is over 40 years old. Grandmaster Flash? Knockin' on the big 5-0 (and we're not talking about the police, yo). So... what's an aging rapper to drive when arthritis rules out high-riding Escalades and Hummer H2s? Chrysler 300? Been there, DUBbed that. So perhaps the next logical step is a ...

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    Michelin recalls 10,000 Z-rated tires

    Michelin is recalling some 10,000 units of its 255/35 ZR 20 97Y Extra Load Pilot Sport tire. The radial has been commonly fitted on larger cars capable of very high velocities (or "sport-type vehicles" as the AFX News Limited article confusingly states).  The Michelin in ...


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