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Fuel Prices Continue to Fall as 2014 Draws to a Close

Fuel Prices Continue to Fall as 2014 Draws to a Close

Across the nation, fuel prices are down from the where they were both a week ago, as well as a year ago. Every region of the country is experiencing lower average prices for a gallon of diesel and a gallon of gasoline.
The average price for a gallon of diesel fell …

Electric Vehicles Not as Green as Believed

Electric Vehicles Not as Green as Believed

Electric vehicles may not be quite as green as people believe, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Minnesota.
The study found that “electric vehicles (EVs) powered by electricity from natural gas or wind, water, or solar power are best for improving air quality, whereas vehicles powered …

Tesla to Extend Roadster Range to 400 Miles

Tesla to Extend Roadster Range to 400 Miles

Tesla Motors, which launched its first car, the two-seat Tesla Roadster, in 2008, announced an upgrade for the vehicle that will extend its range to 400 miles (644 kilometers).
The upgrade for the vehicle, which was manufactured through 2012, will enable the car to drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco …

Diesel Fails to Reflect Gasoline’s 40% Drop, But Lower Prices Expected in 2015

Diesel Fails to Reflect Gasoline’s 40% Drop, But Lower Prices Expected in 2015

While the price of gasoline at the pump has dropped roughly 40% since June of this year, the price of diesel fuel is seemingly unchanged.
The average price for a gallon of gasoline across the nation was $2.68 as of Monday and prices have continued to slide through the week, while …

Porsche Reports Record Sales in November

Porsche Reports Record Sales in November

Porsche Cars North America announced financial results for November 2014.
The company’s total sales in September were up 18.5%, having sold 4,699 vehicles as compared to 3,966 from the previous September.  The sales set a new record for the highest monthly sales volume in the company’s history.
The company’s Boxster and Cayman models …

Chrysler Achieves Best November In 13 Years

Chrysler Achieves Best November In 13 Years

The Chrysler Group announced financial results for November 2014. The company’s total U.S. sales were up 20% from November 2013, with sales of 170,839 vehicles as compared to 142,275. These results marked the best November sales for the company since 2001.
Chrysler’s Ram brand saw the biggest increase in sales from the previous …

Mercedes-Benz Reports Record November Sales

Mercedes-Benz Reports Record November Sales

Mercedes-Benz announced financial results for November 2014.
The company’s total U.S. sales were up 0.6% from November 2013, selling 34,578 vehicles as compared to 34,376. The sales set a new record for the highest November sales volume in the company’s history.
The company’s sales of the Stuttgart-based automaker’s C-, M-, and E-Class …

France Proposes Phasing Out Diesels, Calling Them a ‘Mistake’

France Proposes Phasing Out Diesels, Calling Them a ‘Mistake’

The French government has lost its nearly two decades of faith in diesel.
In a speech last Friday, Prime Minister Manuel Valls called for a gradual reduction in the number of diesel-powered automobiles on the road, calling diesel a “mistake.”
Like much of Europe, France began to strongly promote diesels six decades …

Volkswagen Reports Increase in November Sales

Volkswagen Reports Increase in November Sales

Volkswagen released financial results for November 2014. The company’s total U.S. sales were up 3.2% from November 2013, selling 31,725 vehicles as compared to 30,727 from the previous year.
As in October, total sales of the brand new Golf (including the GTI and e-Golf) saw the biggest increase in sales from …

EPA Delays Biofuel Renewable Fuel Standard Decision

EPA Delays Biofuel Renewable Fuel Standard Decision

The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Friday that it was postponing the issuance of final Renewable Fuel Standards, the rule that set the levels of biofuel that would be required to be blended into convention fuels, for 2014.
In a brief statement on its website, the agency said that the delay …

Volkswagen to Invest $106 Billion Over Next 5 Years

Volkswagen to Invest $106 Billion Over Next 5 Years

The Volkswagen Group announced plans to invest €85.6 billion ($106 billion) into new models and innovative technology, as well as to increase its global presence. Approximately two thirds of the investment will go towards increasingly efficient vehicles and more environmentally friendly production.
The announcement came following a meeting of the company’s …

Volkswagen Introduces Golf SportWagen HyMotion in Los Angeles

Volkswagen Introduces Golf SportWagen HyMotion in Los Angeles

Volkswagen announced the debut its Golf SportWagen HyMotion, a research vehicle, at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The vehicle is the first fuel cell powertrain vehicle based on the Modular Transverse Matrix.
The front-wheel-drive Golf SportWagen HyMotion will accelerate from a standstill to 60 miles per hour (100 km/h) in …