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122015 Nissan Leaf gets B mode standard, new MorningSky Blue color

The Nissan Leaf is getting a few updates for the 2015 model year, some functional, some purely aesthetic. The appearance options will be made available later than the rest, and include a new exterior color called MorningSky Blue, as well as standard 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels for the SV trim level.

AddPretty scenery alert: Nissan Leaf drives up a volcano on Maui

Gravity taketh away but gravity giveth back, Nissan is trying to teach all of us. The Japanese automaker has posted a two-minute video about Maui resident Neil Wagner using his Nissan Leaf to catch the legendary sunrise over the volcano in Haleakalā National Park. After climbing the more-than-10,000-foot elevation, the Leaf is shown having lost about 84 percent of its usable battery capacity.

AddFord says its regenerative brakes have saved 100 million gallons of gas

Ford is taking the time to trumpet technology that's let drivers go further by stopping gradually. Specifically, the Blue Oval says the various versions of its regenerative braking systems have generated enough energy to offset the use of 100 million gallons of fuel, Wards Auto writes.

AddBMW looks back at 40 years of electomobility in 70 seconds [w/video]

Every now and again, we get reminded that BMW has been working on all-electric powertrains for decades. In 2009, we put together a gallery of some of the automaker's electric prototypes through the years, like the electric 1602 you see above. In a new video, BMW compacts the work it has done on electromobility since the 1970s into a short video, just over a minute long.

Add2012 Volvo V40 takes aim at A3, 1 Series

With the S40 gone and the C30 on its way out the door, Volvo has a few holes in its line that Audi and BMW are happy to fill with the all-new A3 and 1 Series, respectively.

AddMazda reveals i-ELOOP capacitor-based regenerative braking system

Batteries aren't the only technology mankind has invented to store electricity, and Mazda is working on a solution to the energy storage needs of electrified vehicles with a new system it's calling i-ELOOP. While we wish it didn't have such a cumbersome moniker, the technology behind i-ELOOP is intriguing.

32Mazda reveals i-ELOOP capacitor-based regenerative braking system

Batteries aren't the only technology mankind has invented to store electricity, and Mazda is working on a solution to the energy storage needs of electrified vehicles with a new system it's calling i-ELOOP. While we wish it didn't have such a cumbersome moniker, the technology behind i-ELOOP is intriguing.

AddCountdown to Earth Day: Regenerative braking 102

When is regenerative braking not regenerative braking? Pretty much all the time, it turns out.

AddEVTV questions whether regenerative braking is worth the bother

We've discussed regenerative braking quite a bit here on AutoblogGreen – the process of capturing energy during deceleration and storing it for future use – and pretty much every electric vehicle with an AC motor utilizes it. And why not? On paper, putting energy back into your batteries should extend your driving range. But what if it didn't? Would it be worth the expense or hassle?

AddSay what? Plug-in Prius can't charge additional battery packs on the fly

2010 Plug-in Prius Prototypes – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddF1 teams consider bringing back KERS for 2011

BMW Sauber F1.09 – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddVideo: Ferrari does the hybrid thing

Ferrari HY-KERS – Click above to watch the video after the jump

AddGreenlings: How do hybrids and electric vehicles blend regenerative and friction braking?

How do hybrids and electric vehicles blend regenerative and friction braking?

47Officially Official: Toyota recalls 2010 Prius and Lexus HS250h for ABS fix

2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddOfficially, Official: Toyota recalls 2010 Prius and HS250h for ABS fix

2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery

39Report: Toyota Prius brakes under investigation by Japanese, U.S. governments

2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddReport: Japanese government orders investigation of 3rd gen Prius brakes

2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery

59NHTSA reportedly eyes loss of braking power in 2010 Toyota Prius

2010 Toyota Prius - Click above for high-res image gallery

AddSome 3rd-gen Prius owners complaining about brakes; here's what might be happening

2010 Toyota Prius - Click above for high-res image gallery

AddRicardo's HyBoost tries to refine ICE to emit 30-40% fewer CO2 emissions

While the search for alternatives to the internal combustion engine continues at labs across the world, work hasn't stopped on those traditional powerplants. Auto parts supplier Ricardo, for example, had just announced its HyBoost project, which aims to reduce the CO2 emissions of a " cost-effective, ultra-efficient gasoline engine in a C-segment passenger car" by something like 30-40 percent. That's pretty impressive, and will take not only Ricardo's resources but also that of the company's par

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