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Autoblog Podcast #299

2013 Honda Accord, Volkswagen CUV, GM and Opel, Autoblog talks to Elon Musk

Cummins will recall 405 engines, pay $2.1 million penalty for Clean Air Act violations

Cummins Inc. has lodged a settlement in the U.S. District Court for D.C. agreeing to pay a $2.1 million penalty for violating the Clean Air Act. What did Cummins do? Well, it "shipped more than 570,000 heavy duty diesel engines to vehicle equipment manufacturers nationwide without pollution control equipment included" between 1998 and 2006. Even with that many engines sold, Cummins has agreed to recall only 405 of them because that is all that "were found to have reached the ultimate consumers w

Tools Down: IKEA not building cars, Leko a car-sharing service in France

Last week, rumors regarding an upcoming eco-friendly small car from IKEA hit the internet in full force. Sounds pretty crazy, no? As it turns out, the truth is much less interesting than we had hoped. It seems the viral ad campaign that we saw last week for the IKEA Leko is announcing nothing more than a new car-sharing service in France that's set for a proper introduction on Tuesday. A similar program is already available at IKEA locations in Austria.

First Drive: 2010 Toyota Prius puts up BIG numbers

2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery

Fisker Automotive signs up 32 dealers in 17 states

Fisker Karma – Click above for high-res image gallery

Kia introduces production Forte LPI Hybrid in South Korea

Kia Forte LPI hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

New VW Golf GTD to debut in April, Rabbit GTD to follow for U.S.?

Volkswagen Golf Mk VI GTI – Click above for high-res image gallery

Nissan and San Diego utility partner to build EV charging infrastructure

Out in San Diego today, the Renault-Nissan Alliance officially brought its electric vehicle world domination plan project to California. Renault-Nissan will work with local utility company San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) in a partnership "to advance zero-emission mobility by promoting the development of an electric vehicle (EV) charging network."

Ford celebrates production of 100,000th hybrid SUV

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First Drive: Sailing in Stuttgart with Porsche's Cayenne S Hybrid

Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid - Click above for high-res gallery

First Drive: Sailing in Stuttgart with Porsche's Cayenne S Hybrid

Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid - Click above for high-res gallery

Elon Musk reportedly sets trap for loose lipped Tesla employees

The breathless style of writing at which Valleywag has made a name for itself isn't the sort of thing we often link to, but we'll make an exception today. According to the Gawker team, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is not making any friends in his own company; in fact, Valleywag claims that Musk recently tried to pinpoint people on his team who may be leaking confidential information to the media. The tactic - sending each employee a slightly altered version of an email about stopping the leaks and then c

2010 Toyota Prius: The steering wheel wants your Touch (Tracer Display)

There is one aspect of the 2010 Prius that AutoblogGreen didn't highlight in its recent info overload post on the 2010 Toyota Prius: the Touch Tracer Display. There is usually nothing in front of the speedometer in most cars; we want a clear view of how fast we're going, right? But there are also a lot of buttons on the steering wheel and constantly shifting our view from the road to the volume or temperature controls isn't exactly a safe way to drive. To combat furtive downward glances, Toyota

Geneva 2009: Ruf Greenster evolves the electric Porsche concept

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Tesla Roadster on sale in Canada as of... today, deliveries start in Q4 '09

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First Drive: 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid and GMC Sierra Hybrid

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New Tesla Model S teaser surfaces, our friend Jason orders two!

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