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    BMW is facing the unenviable task of telling over a thousand applicants that they will not be receiving a new electric MINI E. Apparently, the German automaker has taken applications from around 1,800 people that would like to drive home in one of 450 available vehicles. Of course, that means...
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    Cars are such an easy target for politicians looking to bolster their green image. The latest is Oregon Governor Theodore Kulongoski, who has had the Speaker of the House introduce a bill that could make many aftermarket parts unavailable. Tires are the main aim of the bill, which seeks to...
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    Mercedes-Benz is considering entering the automotive CNG market with a version of its B-Class compact vehicle and it's currently showing just the machine at the Washington (D.C.) Auto Show. Regardless of the German automaker's intent, the decision on whether or not to actually offer the vehicle...
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    Last year, Audi announced it was killing off plans to offer a hybrid Q7 in the U.S. and several months later the automaker exacted the same fate on its little brother the Q5. Now, word comes from Wolfgan Hatz, head of powertrain development for the Volkswagen Group, that Audi will begin offering...
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    Filed under: Convertibles, Hybrids/Alternative, Sports/GTs, Green, Mercedes-Benz, Rendered Speculation The Mercedes-Benz SL range is growing. For years just a solitary model, the mainstay roadster has since spawned the smaller SLK, the fixed-roof Black Series and the McLaren SLR (in its many...
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    Filed under: Hybrids/Alternative, Sedans/Saloons, Green, Ford In the market for a fuel-sipping mid-size sedan? Now, and for a limited time only, buyers of the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid will be eligible for the $3,400 federal tax credit for hybrid vehicles. Late last year, Ford hit the magic...
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    Filed under: Euro, Government/Legal, Green European car ads are always mentioning how many grams of CO2 a car emits because more than twelve European countries tax drivers based on those emissions. Germany, home to a cadre of automakers for which CO2 parsimony is not a prime consideration, has...
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    Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series Filed under: Hybrids/Alternative, Sports/GTs, Etc., Green, I.C.E., Tech, Mercedes-Benz That's the way it goes with fashion: it's on the runway in Paris in March and in a bucket at Big Lots by September. Mercedes-Benz' in-house tuning arm, AMG, has decided to...
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    Not in Detroit: Cadillac World Thorium Fuel Concept Filed under: Concept Cars, Coupes, Hybrids/Alternative, Green, Cadillac Here's another one from the world of unlimited conceptual design: the Cadillac World Thorium Fuel concept. Otherwise known as the Cadillac WTF. Created by Loren...
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    Detroit 2009: GM will build Volt battery packs with LG Chem in Michigan Filed under: Detroit Auto Show, Green, Plants/Manufacturing, Chevrolet, GM One of the big remaining technical questions for General Motors' Chevrolet Volt has been who the automaker will tap to supply the batteries. LG...
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    Detroit 2009: Audi confirms A3 TDI for US launch in late 2009 Filed under: Detroit Auto Show, Green, Hatchbacks, Audi Audi has finally confirmed what's been rumored since last fall's cross-country mileage marathon. The A3 TDI is indeed coming to America later this year. A pair of A3s were...
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    Detroit 2009: Dodge Circuit EV, now with cross-hairs Filed under: Detroit Auto Show, Coupes, Sports/GTs, Green, Chrysler, LLC., Dodge, Lotus In spite of the large Dodge EV branding that was on this car when it first appeared last fall, it was obvious to all that it was simply a Lotus...
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    Detroit 2009: Cadillac Converj Filed under: Concept Cars, Detroit Auto Show, Coupes, Green, Cadillac Cadillac just took the wraps off a new concept based on the Chevy Volt's "Voltec" drivetrain (that's a new moniker, by the way). The angular coupe is called the Converj and it is drop-dead...
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    Mercedes-Benz pays $28.9m in fines for fuel efficiency crimes Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Mercedes-Benz, Earnings/Financials According to the NHTSA, more than $37 million in fines were collected last year for cars sold in 2007 from manufacturers that failed to meet current CAFE...
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