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More Olympics Green Cars: Soviet Hydrogen-Gasoline Minibuses Of 1980

More Olympics Green Cars: Soviet Hydrogen-Gasoline Minibuses Of 1980

The Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car will be showcased at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, but it won't be the first hydrogen-powered vehicle to play a role in an Olympics. The 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow are often remembered for the U.S.-led boycott, but they also featured a curious...

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2016 Scion iA  -  2015 NY Auto Show live photos (preview event)

Shell Project M, 'Clean Diesel' Disclaimer, Scion Says 'No' To Electric Cars: Today's Car News

Today, Shell's "Project M" seeks to design a fuel-efficient city car, why "clean diesels" may not be quite as clean as the name suggests, and Scion shrugs off hybrids and... read more April 9, 2015 by 


 
2011 Volkswagen Bulli Concept live photos

Electric Volkswagen Bus Teased Again: Will It Be Real This Time?

The idea is as cool as it is durable: An all-electric reincarnation of the classic Volkswagen Bus, beloved people carrier of the Sixties and Seventies. It was first mentioned... read more April 9, 2015 by 


 
Gordon Murray

Shell Project M Concept City Car: Huge Efficiency Gains Possible, Designer Gordon Murray Says

Famed car designer Gordon Murray will team up with former Honda engine specialist Osamu Goto and oil company Shell to develop a concept for "an ultra-compact, efficient car... read more April 9, 2015 by 


 
'Diesel fuel only' caution on Audi Q7 TDI

Are 'Clean Diesels' Actually Not Nearly As Clean As Claimed?

The only region where diesel passenger cars sell in equal numbers to gasoline-powered vehicles is Europe. And until the advent this year of tougher Euro 6 emission standards... read more April 9, 2015 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV and 2014 Nissan Leaf, at Blink DC fast charger  -  Fife, WA

Aging Electric-Car Batteries Can Still Offer Useful Range: Report

The first wave of modern electric cars still remains fairly young, but as those vehicles rack up more miles, the performance of their gradually aging battery packs is a topic... read more April 9, 2015 by 


 
2016 Scion iM  -  live photos, 2015 NY Auto Show

Why Toyota’s Scion Brand Isn’t Planning A Hybrid Or Electric Car Anytime Soon

Toyota’s Scion small-car brand has been called a laboratory; and it seems like the perfect testbed for new plug-in hybrid or full electric-car products. Yet you... read more April 9, 2015 by 


 
New Honda of Seattle dealership (rendering), Mar 2015

Seattle Honda Dealer Adopts Tesla & Apple Sales Elements, Learns Lessons

Tesla Motors' direct online sales model has led to state-by-state battles with franchised dealers and their lobbyists. While Tesla works to sell its electric cars in as many... read more April 9, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S P85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Model S 70D, Nissan Rogue Hybrid, Aluminum-Ion Battery: Today's Car News

Today, we have breaking news of the Tesla Model S 70D electric-car variant, the launch of the Nissan Rogue Hybrid in Japan, and a new experimental aluminum-ion battery that... read more April 8, 2015 by 


 
Elio Motors founder Paul Elio at New York Auto Show press conference, Apr 2015

The Challenges Paul Elio Faces To Launch A Three-Wheel, 84-MPG, $6,800 Car

Startup Elio Motors, which needs $230 million to begin production of its radical lightweight, two-seat, three-wheeled fuel-efficient vehicle, is still about $165 million... read more April 8, 2015 by 


 
Prototype aluminum-ion battery cell developed at Stanford University, Apr 2015

Aluminum-Ion Battery Cell Is Durable, Fast-Charging, Bendable: Stanford Inventors (Video)

Researchers at Stanford University demonstrated a new type of aluminum-ion battery cell last week that is flexible enough to be bent without damaging it. The chemistry team... read more April 8, 2015 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius C

Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars For April 2015

Buying a green car leads to savings on fuel, but saving money on the car itself is good too. Like any other models, manufacturers sometimes offer discounts or special lease... read more April 8, 2015 by 


 
2016 Nissan X-Trail Hybrid (model sold in Japan)

Nissan Rogue Hybrid Launched In Japan, U.S. Sales Uncertain

More than four years after launching its Leaf electric car, Nissan is by far the leading maker of electric vehicles globally. In hybrids, however, it was late to the game and... read more April 8, 2015 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 electric cars waiting at East Coast shipping port for distribution, May 2014

BMW Targets Twice As Many Electric-Car Sales This Year

Sales of the two BMW "i" plug-in electric models have been fairly good over the past year, and that's leading the company to reach for a more ambitious goal. BMW aims to... read more April 8, 2015 by 


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

BREAKING: $75,000 Tesla Model S 70D: AWD, 240-Mile Range Is New Base Version

Leave it to electric-car maker Tesla Motors to spring another surprise on the world. This morning, it announced a brand-new version of the base model in its signature... read more April 8, 2015 by 


 
2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Apr 2015

Fisker Karma News, 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Driven, VW Beetle Hybrid: Today's Car News

Today, the remains of Fisker Automotive show a hint of life, we drive the 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid plug-in car, and a Volkswagen Beetle Hybrid prototype appears... read more April 7, 2015 by 


 
 

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