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27Quant e-Sportlimousine gets road legal in Europe ahead of production run

A lot of companies make promises about future technologies that never come to fruition. It was looking more and more like that would be the case with the Nanoflowcell Quant e-Sportlimousine from the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. With a powertrain most people had never even heard of, let alone understand, its chances didn't seem especially great. However, the business just passed a huge milestone because its cutting-edge, flow-cell energy storage system received approval from German certification group

AddMercedes-Benz C-Class scores well in TUV lifecycle analysis

Mercedes-Benz drivers and treehuggers don't always go hand in hand, but, like a lot of other companies, the German automaker is looking to boost its green cred. This time, it's all about the car's lifecycle carbon footprint. The Daimler AG unit is using its new C-Class sedan as an example of how it's making progress in that department.

AddFisker Karma gets rated at 112 mpg from Europe's TUV

Recently, the Fisker Karma was confirmed to be capable of 51.6 miles in electric range by the European regulatory body TÜV. This was a shade more impressive than the EPA's 32-mile EV range calculation.

AddFisker Karma goes 51.6 miles in electric mode

Battery technology, say the detractors, just isn't there yet. Not enough to make electric vehicles a viable prospect for the majority of drivers at this point. That's what extended-range hybrids are for – to relieve range anxiety and help EVs go that extra mile or two hundred.

AddTh!nk gets homologation in the Netherlands, ready to be sold in European Union

Once a vehicle has been certified for roadworthiness by any member of the European Union, that vehicle can legally be sold in any fellow member country. Such is the case with the Th!nk City, which has just officially passed vehicle inspection in the Netherlands.

AddTÜV Rheinland warns against cheap LPG and CNG conversions

German motorists are eager to convert their cars to run with LPG (Liquified Petroleum Gas) and CNG (Compressed Natural Gas). However, unless your next car purchase comes with the LPG/CNG conversion as standard, you should be careful where you get your car converted, according to TÜV Rheinland. The group issued a note of warning stating that several poorly performed conversions had been detected recently. Aftermarket conversions aren't cheap: LPG conversion costs from €1,500 to €2,

AddAudi gets record-beating biogas A4 to 203 mph

Audi has announced a record-beating A4 that has a maximum speed of 327.2 km/h (203 mph). The unusual feature of this A4 is that it runs on biogas, naturally obtained from the anaerobic fermentation of switchgrass. The experiment was performed to promote the use of biogas as an alternative fuel. Bear in mind that Germany imports almost all the country's gas needs from Russia, so a biologic alternative has a lot of domestic support. Regarding the technical side of the experiment, the A4 was a stan

AddKia cee'd earns German T??V environmental certificate

The Kia cee'd is the first Korean car to earn a TÜV environmental certificate. The certificate means that the car is made following the ISO 14040 and ISO 14062 norms, showing that the process of designing the car took its environmental impact into consideration.

AddT??V picks the Kia cee'd for latest environmental certificates

In the process of creating and building the Kia cee'd, Kia has won two environmental certificates from the well-known German institution TÜV. At a ceremony in Seoul, Korea on Friday, TÜV gave Kia DFE (Design for Environment) and a LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) certificates for the way Kia is building the cee'd in Zilina, Slovakia. The DFE award certifies that the car was environmentally designed and developed. The LCA takes a broader look, and is given to vehicles that have a lower lifet

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