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1Green Car Journal issues new Green SUV, Luxury, Technology Awards

Winners Announced At DC Auto Show In January

For those who thought either green SUV or green luxury vehicles were oxymorons, time to stand corrected. Green Car Journal will announce its green-car award winners at the Washington Auto Show next January and has created award categories for those two sectors as well as a technology award for standout powertrains. The winners will be announced January 22 at the show's Public Policy Day.

71974 Porsche 914 EV conversion still looks good

Looking through the pages of the EV Album is a great way to learn about the breadth and depth of the electric vehicle community. Branching well beyond the three dozen or so electric vehicles that are currently sold by major automakers in the US, EV Album showcases lots of DIY conversions of all types. A 1995 Fiat Cinquecento? Check. A 1992 Kewet Eljet 2? No problem. The site's old-fashioned looks (it was started in 1997) show just how long people have been passionate about their EVs.

52Hyundai promises brand new EV for US within three years

The big and official news from Hyundai at the Washington Auto Show this week was that a bunch of people went to the website for the Tucson Fuel Cell CUV. But as Michael O'Brien, the vice president of corporate and product planning for Hyundai Motor America, was announcing that bit of news, an off-hand mention of something more battery-powered caught our ear.

14088,000 interested in Hyundai Tucson fuel cell, first units due in 60 days

Hyundai thinks it has a hit on its hands with the Tucson Fuel Cell CUV, an Internet hit at the very least. At the Washington Auto Show this week, Michael O'Brien, the vice president of corporate and product planning for Hyundai Motor America, announced that 88,000 people have visited the car's microsite. Since the company isn't yet taking orders for the vehicle, we'll have to take this as a sign that people are interested in a hydrogen-powered CUV. "The response surprised even us," O'Brien said.

72014 Green Car Technology Award nominees include green powertrains, carbon fiber

Acura, Audi, Honda and Porsche are among automakers whose green-related automotive technology advancements are among the 10 listed on Green Car Journal's "Green Car Technology" finalists for 2014, according to organizers of the 2014 Washington Auto Show.

12EV Everywhere expands with Workplace Charging Challenge

The big policy announcement at today's Public Policy day at the Washington Auto Show came from Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu. The news is that President Obama's EV Everywhere program will be expanded to include a Workplace Charging Challenge, a plan to get more electric vehicle charging stations into more workplace parking lots. And the WCC is starting with a bang.

16Nissan will triple number of DC fast chargers in US

As it has done in Europe, Nissan is forging ahead with putting in DC fast charging stations so people can get many miles into their Leaf electric vehicles in short order. At the Washington Auto Show today, Nissan announced it will work with eVgo to bring 40 Freedom Stations to the DC area, and 500 more quick charge stations in the US in the next 18 months.

3Resurgence Of GM's Design, Led By Ed Welburn, Has Not Gone Unnoticed

Welburn, the highest ranking African American in the U.S. auto industry, has helped GM weather tough times

Secret service agents flanked both sides of the vehicle. A crowd of reporters snaked behind a rope about 20 feet away. Camera flashes documented every possible angle of the meeting taking place. It was a strange setting for a private conversation..

328Foreign auto companies irked by Obama snub at DC Auto Show

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama visited the Washington Auto Show, and he even had time to get a closer look at a few vehicles. We're guessing that the carmakers were more than happy to set aside some time to talk to the Commander In Chief, but not every automaker got the chance.

9DOE's David Sandalow defends Obama's auto record

One of the differences between the Washington Auto Show and car shows in other cities is the almost overwhelming appearance of politicians and government officials. Whether they come to learn or to lecture (or both), these folks create a well-worn trail from the Hill to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center every January.

21Stealthy Jeep Grand Cherokee concept headed for production

Jeep is using the 2012 Houston Auto Show and 2012 Washington D.C. Auto Show to unveil a new production-intent concept. Based on the Grand Cherokee Laredo X model, what we have here is a mostly blacked-out version of Jeep's flagship product, with a few highlights in a finish Jeep calls Platinum Chrome.

23Carroll Shelby to get lifetime achievement award

Between his motorsport successes and his varied creations, Carroll Shelby has no shortage of accolades. But he's about to get one more, as industry publication Automotive News announces that they'll be honoring the American motoring icon later this month at the Washington Auto Show.

43Mulally: Mercury's star still shining bright... for now

You'd be forgiven for assuming Ford would be willing to let Mercury die a slow, drawn out death. In fact, it seems like that's what's taking place naturally, what with the stunning lack of interesting new product over the last few years decades. According to Ford head honcho Alan Mulally, though, that's not the plan, at least for now.

AddChevrolet HHR and Ford F-150 fueled by government waste paper debut in D.C.

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AddDC 2010: Nissan Leaf wins Green Car Vision award

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22D.C. Follies: Chevrolet HHR and Ford F-150 fueled by government waste debut in Washington

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AddDC 2010: Ford CEO Mulally says "we are going to continue to work with the U.S. government" on energy policy

Ford Motor Company president and chief executive officer Alan Mulally gave the keynote speech at the Washington Auto Show today, touting Ford's product line-up and "best in class" attitude. What we were interested in, though, was Ford's efforts in making more efficient vehicles – and making them more appealing.

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