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  • Automakers unwrap hybrids to meet tough fuel standard

    Automakers unwrap hybrids to meet tough fuel standard

    by David Shepardson, Detroit News, March 29, 2013 New York —Automakers are embracing hybrids as they face increasingly tough fuel-efficiency standards around the world. At the New York InternationalAutoShow, Toyota Motor Corp. announced it will build a Highlander SUV hybrid, while Nissan Motor Co. said it will build its first-ever Pathfinder hybrid and Infiniti Q50 hybrid. Read more

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  • Obama proposes $2 billion plan for clean energy technology research

    Obama proposes $2 billion plan for clean energy technology research

    by Philip Rucker The Washington Post March 15, 2012 LEMONT, Ill. ‚Äî President Obama on Friday proposed taking $2billion in royalties the government receives from offshore oil and gas leasing to fund research into clean energy technologies designed to lessen the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels to power cars and trucks. Obama called for establishing an Energy Security Trust, which would divert $2billion in federal revenue from oil and gas leasing toward clean energy research. The money would be invested […]

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  • Obama wants $2 billion in vehicle technology research funding

    Obama wants $2 billion in vehicle technology research funding

    by David Shepardson The Detroit News March 15, 2013 Washington ‚Äî President Barack Obama will call on Congress today to approve $2 billion in funding for advanced vehicle technologies by tapping funds generated from oil and gas exploration on federal waters, the latest in a series of proposals to boost the nascent market for alternatively powered cars and trucks… He will call on Congress to set aside $2 billion over the next decade for research, including electric vehicles, batteries, compressed […]

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  • New internal combustion engine could boost electric cars

    New internal combustion engine could boost electric cars

    by Gary Gastelu Fox News March 13, 2013 A revolutionary new internal combustion engine doesn’t go in circles, at all. Developed by engineers at the German Aerospace Center’s Institute of Vehicle Concepts, the Free Piston Linear Generator is an all-new type of powerplant designed to be used as a range extender for electric cars. Read more…

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  • Q&A: Larry Nitz says GM “committed to electrification as a long-term journey”

    Q&A: Larry Nitz says GM “committed to electrification as a long-term journey”

    by Gary Witzenberg, AutoBlogGreen, March 11, 2013 Anyone who still doesn’t believe thatGeneral Motorsis serious about advanced technology in general, and vehicle electrification in particular, hasn’t yet learned that post-bankruptcy GM is a very different company run by different people with a different set of priorities, most of which we would all applaud. One clear sign of this was the company’s offering of a long list of key executives, including top technology leaders, for media interviews during January’sDetroit Auto Show. […]

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  • How Ford Designed a Brute That Doesn’t Guzzle

    How Ford Designed a Brute That Doesn’t Guzzle

    ByGary Witzenburg, Ward’s Auto, Mar. 5 2013 WhenFordrevived its legendary Shelby GT500 for the ’07 model year, that very hot Mustang was powered by a 5.4L 32-valve DOHC supercharged V-8 that was developed from the muscular “MOD” V-8 introduced in the ’00 limited-edition SVT Mustang Cobra R. Read more…  

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