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Study: Access to good public transportation can make foreclosures less likely

Would you believe that there's a connection between owning a car and having to foreclose on your home? A study by the Natural Resources Defense Council found that yes, indeed, there is. At least, a relationship was found in the three areas that the study looked at: San Francisco, CA, Chicago, IL and Jacksonville, FL. While the correlation wasn't giant, it does seem that there's something to the idea of "location-efficient neighborhood design" being good for housing stability (read the Sebastian Blanco

Shelby SuperCars working on hybrid motorhome

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Elon Musk: "Golden handcuffs" require I stay through Model S launch

For a guy who allegedly wants a lot of the credit for creating Tesla Motors, Elon Musk certainly doesn't seem to like the job of being its CEO. As part of Daimler's investment deal with Tesla, Musk needed to commit to staying on as Tesla's CEO at least until Sebastian Blanco

Ford gets first DoE loan, Nissan and Tesla expected winners

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2010 Hyundai Santa Fe, Sonata to get direct-inject four-cylinder engines

2010 Hyundai Sonata being evaluated on a Detroit area freeway

Riversimple open-source fuel cell car could cost just $315/month

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GM to discontinue mild hybrid Malibu, Vue, Aura for 2010 model year

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First MINI E delivered to LA customer

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We take a quick spin in GM's latest HCCI engine prototype

Since our first encounter with General Motors' HCCI (homogeneous charge compression ignition) engines in August 2007, the powertrain research engineers at GM's Tech Center in Warren, MI have continued plugging away at the technology, trying to turn it into a marketable reality. The basic premise of compression ignition is simple. Based on the Sam Abuelsamid

Ford issues warning on email hoax offering $15k Fusion Hybrid

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Hajek Motorsports attempts to topple 22-year-old NASCAR speed record in E85 Mustang

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UK government unveils £5,000 electric car incentive program

The UK government has announced a £250 million ($372M USD) incentive program designed to get more plug-in and electric vehicles on British roads. The heart of the program is rebates of up to £5,000 (nearly $7,500) for purchases of full electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles. This could be good news for companies like Mitsubishi, Nissan and General Motors. The Japanese automakers are planning to introduce battery electric cars over the next two years and General Motors plans to launch th

BMW announces 38-mpg X3 xDrive 18d

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First Drive: 2010 Toyota Prius puts up BIG numbers

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Fisker Automotive signs up 32 dealers in 17 states

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

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