Changes To CA Rules May Cut Zero-Emission Vehicle Requirement


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California's rules requiring six automakers to sell specified numbers of zero-emission vehicles starting in 2012 have had a substantial impact. But a meeting to be held one week from today may determine whether required volumes of emission-free cars--likely battery-electric vehicles--are cut for a second group of autom...Read more

10 Questions On Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars To Ask Toyota, Honda & Hyundai


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Within the next two years, three different hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles will be offered to California buyers in small numbers. The 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell has been available to lease since June, and journalists will be able to drive the new Toyota fuel-cell vehicle in November, just before the Los Angeles Auto Sho...Read more

Achates Closer To Production Of Radically Efficient Two-Stroke Truck Diesel


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Suppose you could take an old engine concept discarded in the 1970s, add modern fuel metering and injection control hardware and software, and offer a compact powerplant that cuts the fuel consumption of today's diesel truck engines by a third.. That's the promise of Achates Power, which has been working for a decade o...Read more

Volkswagen: Plug-In Hybrids A 'Bridge' To Pure Electric Cars In Future


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It's often said that plug-in hybrids are the "gateway drug" to pure battery-electric vehicles, exposing drivers to the electric-car experience without looming range anxiety. Now it appears that a member of the powerful board of global automaker Volkswagen Group agrees. DON'T MISS: 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf: Drive Report, ...Read more

Toyota Racks Up 7 Million Hybrids Sold Since 1997: UPDATED


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Toyota not only invented the modern hybrid-electric vehicle, but it has sold more hybrid cars than any other automaker. Now the Japanese company has crossed a new milestone: It has delivered more than 7 million hybrid cars since its first Prius was bought by a Japanese driver in 1997. The news came via Toyota Division'...Read more