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EU to Compromise on Auto Emissions

EU to Compromise on Auto Emissions

The European Union announced a compromise that will allow it to slash greenhouse gas emissions, albeit in a less dramatic fashion that had been announced a few weeks earlier.
The plan was modified after Germany protested and sought to modify it to allow its luxury carmakers to have more time to …

Saab to Relaunch Company, 9-3

Saab to Relaunch Company, 9-3

Saab, the storied Swedish automaker, will relaunch the 9-3 sedan on Monday.  The company, which was founded by airplane engineers, built its first car in 1944 and maintained a loyal base of customers until it filed for liquidation in 2011.  General Motors had owned it in recent years.
National Electric Vehicle …

Los Angeles Auto Show: Plug Me In

Los Angeles Auto Show: Plug Me In

At the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, the luxury electric car market was heating up as Audi, BMW, and Cadillac touted their newest models in the country’s most energy-conscious region.
Electric cars, which currently make up 1% of light vehicle sales, are hot and automakers have been closely following Tesla Motors’ …

Audi Introduces 2015 A3 TDI Clean Diesel, A3 Sportback Hybrid

Audi Introduces 2015 A3 TDI Clean Diesel, A3 Sportback Hybrid

Audi introduced its newest diesel offering, the A3 TDI Clean Diesel, available next fall, and the A3 Sportback e-tron gasoline electric plug-in hybrid, for sale in early 2015.
The A3 TDI Clean Diesel’s four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine develops 150 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque, while the A3 Sportback e-tron offers 201 …

Porsche Macan Diesel Crossover Makes World Debut

Porsche Macan Diesel Crossover Makes World Debut

Porsche unveiled the Macan S Diesel, a compact SUV, on Wednesday.  A younger brother to the Cayenne, the Macan is named after the Indonesian word for tiger.
The Macan S Diesel will be equipped with a 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel engine that develops 258 horsepower and can propel the vehicle to …

Volkswagen e-Golf to Make U.S. Debut This Week

Volkswagen e-Golf to Make U.S. Debut This Week

Volkswagen’s e-Golf, the automaker’s first fully electric vehicle, will make its U.S. debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week.
The e-Golf’s electric propulsion system provides a driving range of between 70 and 90 miles (112 to 145 kilometers), and develops 115 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque.  From a standstill, …

EPA Retreats on Ethanol Levels in Fuel

EPA Retreats on Ethanol Levels in Fuel

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a reduction in the levels of ethanol to be blended into gasoline and to keep the current volume of biomass-based diesel for 2014 and 2015, saying that the objectives were difficult if not impossible to meet.   The move marks the first time that the agency …

Study: Government Favors EVs over Diesels

Study: Government Favors EVs over Diesels

A new survey finds that a majority of Americans believe their government should offer more incentives for people to drive diesel powered automobiles.
According to the survey, which was conducted by Harris Interactive and sponsored by Audi of America, 57% of American drivers think that the U.S. government has unfairly promoted …

VW Golf TDI BlueMotion Sets Record on Drive from France to Denmark with 80.6 mpg

VW Golf TDI BlueMotion Sets Record on Drive from France to Denmark with 80.6 mpg

A Volkswagen Golf TDI BlueMotion completed a 995-mile (1,602-kilometer) trip on a single tank of diesel fuel, averaging 80.6 mpg (2.92 l/100 km), a record for the car.
The trip originated in the French city of Nantes, where the BlueMotion received a full tank of diesel fuel, and concluded in Copenhagen, …

Third Tesla in Six Weeks Destroyed by Fire

Third Tesla in Six Weeks Destroyed by Fire

A Tesla Model S was destroyed by fire in Smyrna, Tennessee on Wednesday after the car hit a tow hitch that was on the roadway, causing an electrical fire, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.  The driver was uninjured.
The accident was the third reported Tesla fire in six weeks.  The …

BMW Introduces 2 Series Diesel

BMW Introduces 2 Series Diesel

MUNICH—BMW continues the repositioning of its model lineup with the announcement of the all-new BMW 2 Series Coupé. The previous BMW 1 Series Coupe and Convertible generation will be replaced by the BMW 2 Series model range in the compact car segment as BMW continues its strategy to differentiate its …

8 States Push for Increased Electric Vehicle Sales

8 States Push for Increased Electric Vehicle Sales

To combat the stagnant state of electric vehicle sales in the U.S., eight states, including California, New York, and Massachusetts, have agreed to work together to encourage the adoption and sale of EVs.
The states’ efforts will include the adoption of a universal payment method for charging, as well as updating …