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Categories: Hybrid / Green
With the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal now reaching a crescendo in terms of fines and legal penalties, German officials have been hesitant to issue any form of criticism against the automaker with some even showing their support by revealing that the company is too big to fail. This statement was a recurring theme during the Great Recession, and it appears that VW's current dilemma has obviously raised alarm among some members of Germany's government who do not want to see one of its biggest corporations buckle under the financial and legal pressures imposed by the emission debacle.
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The rumored Toyota-BMW sports car project has taken many twists and turns during the past few months, but, if a new report out of Australia is to be believed, a new twist could be in store for the project that could very well elevate it to supercar levels of performance in what could be a bold offensive aimed at rivals such as the Audi R8 and the Acura NSX.
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Feds Reveal Widespread Cheating By Volkswagen In Clean Air Tests; Fines Could Exceed Billions Of Dollars
In a stunning announcement released earlier this week, the federal government revealed that Volkswagen intentionally installed software in nearly half a million diesel-equipped vehicles to help them achieve higher emissions control efficiency numbers; it could result in what could be a landmark case for green vehicles, and perhaps a new hurdle for the recently resurgent diesel vehicle market.
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Following conflicting rumors about the future of the company's plans to produce the 16C Galiber Concept, Bugatti has officially confirmed that it has killed the idea of a production version of the four door once and for all. Bugatti wants to sharpen its focus on the high-end limited-production luxury market, especially with regards to creating a successor for the Bugatti Veyron.
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In an announcement that received little fanfare, Smart has revealed that it has stopped production of the fortwo electric drive EV in a step to help prepare for full production of the next generation smart fortwo.
Tags: smart, smart news, electric drive, smart electric drive, smart fortwo electric drive, electric drive production
Tesla has unveiled several updates and revisions for the Model S electric sedan, however one particular update has been grabbing the world's attention—the formal unveiling of a new level of Tesla performance known appropriately enough as "Ludicrous Mode".
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In a move that is sure to make the company's impending negotiations with the UAW more interesting, Ford has revealed that it will shift production of the Ford Focus and Ford C-Max from Michigan to a plant in Mexico
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With the recent death of the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, Infiniti has discreetly pulled the plug on the Pathfinder's luxury-oriented sibling the QX60 Hybrid for 2015, ending its brief but unsuccessful run in the U.S. marketplace.
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With multiple brands creating futuritstic Gran Turismo Vision concept cars in recent years, Dodge is the latest brand to formally enter this growing trend with the teasing of a special concept vehicle that aims to push the boundaries of eco-friendly performance and exterior design.
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Audi has provided the world a compelling glimpse of its automated self driving technology at the 2015 CES Asia Convention in Shanghai, China, with the unveiling of the Audi R8 e-tron piloted driving concept which serves not only as a technological showcase, it also previews Audi's plans to eventually offer automated driving technology in much of its vehicle lineup over the next several years.
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Cadillac Reveals More Details On CT6's Plug-in Hybrid Technology, Features New Electric Variable Transmission
With the launch of the CT6 flagship sedan drawing ever closer, Cadillac has shed some new light on the revolutionary PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) technology that will make its debut on the CT6, and how it aims to rewrite the way PHEV varaints are built.
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