There's a lot of EV love going on in Slovenia. While we've heard about the country's biofuel work before, the electric vehicle scene has thus far escaped our radar. This will no longer be the case, thanks to the work of Andrej Pecjak and the crew at the Metron Institut.
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Competitors in the small-car segment didn't do nearly as well. Four vehicles earned "poor" grades.
2009 Mazda5 – Click above for high-res image gallery
2012 Mazda5 – Click above for high-res image gallery
Mazda has produced some iconic sports cars throughout its history, and now those vehicles have been immortalized in stamp form. Released as a limited-edition on November 1st, the Japan Post Network Chugoke Regional Office has created a 12-stamp set officially titled History of Mazda Motor Corporation Hiroshima.
2011 Mazda2 – Click above for high-res image gallery
2007 Mazda3 (above) and 2009 Mazda5 (below, right) – Click on either image for high-res gallery
Quite a few automakers have had success with certified pre-owned used car programs, and now Mazda is jumping on board by offering a CPO plan of its own. After all, used vehicles that have passed a rigorous inspection are more attractive to potential buyers, even though certified cars commonly carry a heavier price tag than their non-inspected lot mates.