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2011 Porsche Cayenne Diesel – Click above for high-res image gallery

2011 Citroën C4 – Click above for high-res image gallery

The Japanese Society of Automotive Engineers has selected a pair of researchers from Mazda to be honored for their work on efficiency and emissions reduction technologies, i-Stop and a new single nano-catalyst.

2010 Ford Focus ECOnetic - click above for high res image gallery

During the Ford 2010 model preview in Dearborn this week, one of the efficiency improvements promised for the near term by Powertrain VP Barb Samardzich was increased hybrid applications. When we asked Fusion hybrid applications manager Gil Portalatin about potential future applications, it turned out that they won't debut until the next-gen hybrid system appears in 2012. At that point a production plug-in hybrid will be added as well. Of course, no one was interested in discussing the specifics

2010 Audi A5 Sportback - Click above for high-res image gallery

Mazda3 with i-Stop - click above for high-res image gallery

Click the Panamera interior for a high res gallery

Click above for high-res gallery of the new Mazda3 and MazdaSpeed3

In the wake of a new lithium ion battery joint venture, Bernd Bohr, CEO of Bosch is not concerned that automakers will try to keep battery production in house. In an interview with German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, Bohr was asked about the fact that several automakers including Toyota, Mitsubishi and Nissan are involved in their own joint ventures for lithium batteries. Bosch is investing $300-400 million in a venture with Samsung to produce automotive lithium batteries. Bohr feels it will