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Azure Dynamics files for protection, Transit Connect Electric production halted

Azure Dynamics, which develops electric-drive powertrains for automakers such as Ford, said this week that it will file for financial protection from its creditors under Canadian law and will cancel its plans to sell shares in what may be a precursor to a bankruptcy filing.

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Azure Dynamics files for protection, cancels share offering

Azure Dynamics, which develops electric-drive powertrains for automakers such as Ford Motor Co., said it will file for financial protection from its creditors under Canadian law and will cancel its plans to sell shares in what may be a precursor to a bankruptcy filing.

Norway dealership places largest-ever Ford Transit Connect Electric order

We'd bet Azure Dynamics is thrilled to announce that it just logged its largest Transit Connect Electric order to date. At 100-units strong, Norwegian Ford dealership, RøhneSelmer, can lay claim to the single, most sizable Connect Electric order ever.

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Driver causes supercar catastrophe in Monte Carlo

Car accidents are never fun and often expensive. In certain parts of the world, accidents can be push expenses into the stratosphere, and Monte Carlo has reportedly just played host to such a fender bender. A woman was driving a Bentley Azure near the Monte Carlo Casino when she doubled-down on a nearby Mercedes-Benz S-Class. That scrape led to the Azure meeting a Jeff Glucker

Purolator orders 200 Balance Hybrid Electric vans from Azure Dynamics

Last month, Purolator announced that it significantly expanded the number of hybrid vehicles in its North American fleet. Now, the Canadian logistics company aims to equip its fleet with at least 200 more gas-electric models. This time around, Purolator has turned to Azure Dynamic to fulfill a 200-unit order for hybrid delivery vans. Michigan-based Azure will supply Purolator with its Balance Hybrid Ele

Ford, Azure Dynamics will expand Transit Connect Electric to Europe in 2011

Ford Transit Connect Electric – Click above for high-res image gallery

Bentley Azure ending production... to be replaced by four-door convertible?

Bentley Azure T – Click above for high-res image gallery

Azure Dynamics gets FedEx order for 51 hybrid vans

Things are looking up for Azure Dynamics these days. After inking a deal to help Ford with the development and production of the Transit Connect BEV next year, the company has a new order for its hybrid delivery vans. FedEx has signed up to take on another 51 of the vans based on Ford's E450 cutaway chassis. Once the new vans are delivered by the end of this year, FedEx will have 325 hy

REPORT: Bentley Mulsanne to spawn coupe and convertible to replace Brooklands and Azure

Bentley works on a two-tier system, with its entire product line-up based on a pair of platforms. At one end you've got the Continental family, including the GT coupe, GTC convertible and Flying Spur sedan. At the other sits the Arnage sedan, Azure convertible and Brooklands coupe (pictured above). Its separated step-sister Rolls-Royce is gearing up to follow the same formula with the Phantom range and the new Ghost, but with the introduction of the new Mulsanne, Bentley is expected to comprehen

Bentley V8 turns 50 years old

Click on the image above for a small high-res gallery of Bentley's V8 engine

LA Preview: Bentley Azure T to debut in city of angels

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Azure Dynamics signs deal with Ford dealerships for hybrid trucks

Even though some people within Ford think hybrid trucks are a "publicity stunt," the heavy-duty hybrid van maker Azure Dynamics knows that it can still count on FoMoCo for some hybrid help. Azure announced this week that it has signed new Sales & Service agreements with some Ford dealerships to work on the company's Sebastian Blanco

Con Edison of New York orders hybrid electric trucks from Azure Dynamics

Azure Dynamics doesn't make the world's flashiest hybrids, but the company's Balance Hybrid Electric system built into Ford E450 chassis are regularly sold to utilities and other fleet operators. The latest order, for three such vehicles, comes from Con Edison of New York. According to Azure, the gasolin

No diesels for Bentley

Click above for high-res gallery of the 2009 Bentley Brooklands

Pennsylvania DOT settles on Azure Dynamics hybrid buses

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation likes what it sees in hybrid buses from Azure Dynamics. PennDOT placed an order for 10 eighteen-passenger Azure/StarTrans Hybrid Para-transit Citibus vehicles and may order 15 more in the future. The PennDOT hybrids will have a few specific abilities, including "engine-off driving while electronically supporting key ancillary functions like air conditioning, power steering and braking," according to Azure's announcement of the sale (available after t

Bentley sells 10,014 cars during record 2007

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