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Ford F-150, Toyota Tacoma top ASG list of most eco-friendly trucks

Filed under: MPG, Ford No one’s going to confuse the massively popular Ford F-150 pickup truck with a green vehicle, but at least it performs well in an environmental sense when compared to its brethren. The Automotive Science Group (ASG) took on the odd (to us, at least) task of measuring which pickup trucks are friendliest […] […]

A New-Era Renault in the Remaking

The French engine manufacturer has had a troubled transition to hybrids, but few in Formula One are underestimating the company’s ability to rebound. […]

Quiet Formula One Cars Spark a Noisy Debate

New hybrid engine technology reduces the familiar roar at Grand Prix races, but among both insiders and fans, not everyone thinks the silence is golden. […]

Ford C-Max spot aimed squarely at Cadillac ELR ‘Poolside’ hubris [UPDATE]

Filed under: Emerging Technologies, EV/Plug-in, Green Culture, Hybrid, Cadillac, Ford, AutoblogGreen Exclusive If we had tried to predict the first video response to the controversial Poolside video for the Cadillac ELR, we would not have thought it would center on compost. But, hey, it’s always nice to be reminded that the real world is sometimes better […] […]

Toyota Announces Voluntary Safety Recall

TORRANCE, Calif., March 27, 2014 — Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 119,000 MY 2003-2004 Avalon sedans. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences. […]

New Era for Toyota Racing with TS040 Hybrid

Paul Ricard, France -  TOYOTA Racing has today revealed the TS040 HYBRID car and revised driver line-up which will take it into the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship – and into a new era of hybrid motorsport. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences. […]

A123 says goodbye to grid storage batteries, focuses again on electric vehicles

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Manufacturing/Plants, China Lithium-ion battery maker A123 Systems is officially unplugging from the grid. The company, which was acquired by Wanxiang Group last year, is selling its grid-storage business to Japan-based NEC Corp. The company’s Massachusetts and Missouri facilities are going along with it. A123, whose production and engineering operations are now in Hangzhou, […] […]

Celebration Concludes Third Year of Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good

TORRANCE, Calif. (March 27, 2014) – Nine nonprofits ready to serve their communities will gather today to celebrate the 2013 100 Cars for Good philanthropy program. The charities will use their nine vehicles (seven Siennas and two Tundras) won through the program’s public voting to transport people, food and even musical instruments. Those same instruments […] […]