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Ford starts production of CNG-ready F-150

Filed under: Manufacturing/Plants, Ford, Natural Gas The Ford Motor Company is getting competitive on the compressed natural gas (CNG) truck front. While Detroit counterparts General Motors and Chrysler have a head start, Ford has begun manufacturing its 2014 F-150 – the first CNG/LPG-capable half-ton pickup – and the CNG engine will be extended to eight of […] […]

Ford recalls 7,300 Lincoln MKZ Hybrids for potential rollaway problem

Filed under: Hybrid, Lincoln The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid might not be “true luxury,” yet, but it is being recalled. According to The Detroit News, around 7,300 gas-electric MKZs from the 2013-2014 model years have a problem with the powertrain control module that could cause the vehicles to roll even after being put into park. The problem […] […]

Cadillac ELR vs. BMW i3

Filed under: Hybrid, AutoblogGreen Exclusive, At Witz End, First Drive A day before the Los Angeles Auto Show press days, I enjoyed the rare opportunity to drive both the Cadillac ELR luxury EREV and the futuristic BMW i3 EV (with optional extended range). Both are distinctive looking, technically fascinating and fun to drive, and both are […] […]

3D-printed Urbee 2 ready to cross US on 10 gallons of fuel

Filed under: Ethanol, Green Culture, Hybrid Two brothers are trying to get their lightweight, 3D-printed car all the way across the country using about the same amount of gas that it takes to get a Hummer across Los Angeles County. With their dog, no less. Brothers Cody and Tyler Kor first showed off a version of their […] […]

Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels Helps Deliver First Vehicle As 100 Cars For Good Concludes Third Powerful Year

TORRANCE, Calif., (Nov. 26, 2013) – On a night dedicated to recognizing the hard work of its supporters and volunteers, Trenton, N.J.,-based nonprofit One Simple Wish got a little recognition of its own. Toyota delivered a Highlander to founder and CNN’s top 10 “Hero of the Year” Danielle Gletow with help from legendary hip-hop artist […] […]

Flag Falls On 2013 For Toyota Racing In Bahrain

<img src=”/content/img/article/2013/Articles/11-25-2013.jpg” alt=”photo”> TOYOTA Racing brings the curtain down on its first full FIA World Endurance Championship season this weekend with the eighth and final round, the Six Hours of Bahrain. Once again there will be two TS030 HYBRIDs present, with Kazuki Nakajima returning to the #7 line-up alongside Alex Wurz and Nicolas Lapierre. The #8 will […] […]

A Short Drive in the 2015 Audi A3 E-tron

As more automakers get into the plug-in hybrid game, each one has a different approach. Audi’s offering works well and looks good. […]

Fisker finally files for bankruptcy, new owner could build more Karmas

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Fisker After 18 months of not building any vehicles, plug-in vehicle company Fisker finally threw in the Chapter 11 towel today, filing for bankruptcy protection. The Department of Energy sold its Fisker assets to Hybrid Tech Holdings LLC for $25 million, at a reported $139-million loss. Other reports say the DOE invested […] […]