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    Report: Tesla's Elon Musk calls Fisker Karma 'a mediocre product at a high price'
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    It is official: the gloves are off in the war of words between Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk and Fisker Automotive chief Henrik Fisker. Most of the verbal barbs came from Musk, who sat down to gossip with Automobile Magazine about archrival Fisker. The bad blood goes back a few years to when Tesla ...

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    Senate panel approves $3.6B for electric vehicles and chargers
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    A United States Senate bill that would provide a further $3.6 billion in funding for plug-in vehicles has made it past the first of many hurdles toward passage. The Senate Energy Committee approved the legislation, put forward by Senator Byron Dorgan, (D-ND) that would create so-called deployment ...

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    Report: U.S. government to purchase first 100 Chevy Volts and thousands of hybrids *UPDATE
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    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In an effort to make the government's fleet of vehicles more green, the Obama administration has reportedly announced plans to add more hybrids this year followed by plug-in hybrids next year. The plan should double the number of ...

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    Ford to expand electric and hybrid offerings to Europe from 2011
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    Ford Transit Connect Electric – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford has big plans for electrification of its fleet over the next decade, and while most of the emphasis has been on North America so far, Europe will be joining in on the party starting in 2011. Nancy Gioia has ...

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    Kia Ray plug-in hybrid concept teased ahead of Chicago show
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    Kia Ray plug-in hybrid concept – Click above to enlarge
    Kia is hoping to steal the spotlight at what may be another relatively quiet auto show in Chicago next month with a new plug-in hybrid concept dubbed the Ray. The teaser image sent out by Kia last night shows off what looks like a ...

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    Detroit 2010: Hyundai Blue-Will PHEV concept
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    Hyundai Blue-Will PHEV concept - click above for high res image gallery
    The Hyundai Blue-Will concept isn't entirely new; it first appeared last April at the Seoul Motor Show. However, it is making its North American debut next week in Detroit. What makes the Blue-Will special is that it is ...

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    Toyota officially launches plug-in Prius program, retail sales in 2011
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    Toyota Prius PHEV - click above for high-res image gallery
    In Japan today, Toyota officially launched its Prius Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) lease program. Over the next six months, Toyota will be building and deploying 600 examples of the plug-in Prius for testing primarilly in Japan, United States and ...

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    LA 2009: Toyota debuts its plug-in Prius for North America
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    Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Toyota rather unceremoniously parked their plug-in Prius hybrid prototype at its North American market debut during the LA Auto Show, while their new Sienna minivan got a royal welcome at its coming out party. At a show that saw ...

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    Buick Regal likely to be launch platform for next GM hybrid system
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    2011 Buick Regal – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Last night, General Motors publicly unveiled the 2011 Buick Regal that goes on sale in North America in the first half of next year. The Regal will be Buick's new mid-sized sedan entry and is essentially just a re-grilled version of ...

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    Frankfurt Preview: More on Toyota's new lithium-ion Plug-in Prius
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    Toyota Prius PHEV - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Toyota's new generation plug-in hybrid Prius will be shown for the first time next week at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and now we've got some new images and details. As expected, the PHEV Prius will be equipped with a lithium-ion battery ...

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    Buick teases baby Enclave, promises 2011 plug-in hybrid version
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    Bob Lutz has gone on record worrying about Buick's advertising campaign, arguing that the messaging doesn't say the right things to the right people. If only Buick had been advertising this instead: a five-passenger "Baby Enclave" CUV that is coming next year, followed by a plug-in hybrid version ...

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    Toyota Prius plug-in tops 65 mpg
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    Toyota says that plug-in hybrid versions of its Prius hatchback are averaging 65 miles per gallon in real-world testing. For those keeping track, that's a 15 mpg improvement over the upcoming 2010 Prius. As with today's hybrids, the actual mileage figure is highly dependent on the driver's right ...

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    Report: BYD plans two more electric cars in 2009
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    BYD, which stands for Build Your Dreams, is a Chinese company with huge ambition to become the world's largest automaker. If there's any chance of making that monumental task a reality, the company will need some amazing products, a stage to present them to the world and a little luck. At least one ...

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    Ask and you shall receive (a little): DOE giving automakers $30mil for PHEV development
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    Click above for more shots of the Ford Escape PHEVIn what seems like a convenient answer to Mark Fields' request just yesterday for government assistance for the development of plug-in hybrids, the Department of Energy has just announced that it will be granting up to $30 million for just this type ...

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    Ford's Mark Fields calls plug-in hybrids a "national priority"
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    In these days of nearly nonexistent profits for every one of Detroit's Big Three automakers, R&D funds must be allocated very carefully. In contrast, Japanese manufacturers such as Toyota and Honda have been earning profits on a yearly basis. Not long ago, a mild spat arose regarding whether or ...

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    Next-gen Prius coming in January with more power, efficiency
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    The current Prius is baked from a refined recipe that results in a roomy, practical and efficient vehicle lurking under an eco-statement exterior, or at least we thought so. Five years on, it's still the most popular way to conspicuously consume under the guise of saving the planet. Toyota hasn't ...

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    Saturn expected to be source of GM growth
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    It is tough to keep up a winning streak, as Saturn may soon realize. After boasting a 12.6-percent increase in retail sales, and average transaction prices up by $7,000 compared to the previous year, GM expects their Saturn division to continue their growth for the next five years. It most likely ...

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    Toyota delivers pair of plug-in Prius to California universities
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    Leaving no stone unturned when looking at a more efficient future, Toyota has teamed up with the Univerisity of California to further study the viability of plug-in hybrid versions of the Prius. As part of the research, Toyota donated two prototype Prius models modified for plug-in operations to ...

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    Mulally apologizes for frenzy over Bush joke
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    "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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    Detroit Auto Show: Ford Airstream Concept
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    click above image to view high-resolution gallery of 22 pics!WHOA, This thing conjures up images of caffeine and nicotine fueled road trips, the KTel 8-track banging away with the requesite matchbook jammed in there to keep it operating smoothly. The nose says Econoline quite clearly, while the ...

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