The Truth About Cars » Alternative Energy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:00:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Alternative Energy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/category/news-blog/alternative-energy/ Electric Cars Aren’t So Dirty, Coal Power at 35-year Low http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/electric-cars-arent-so-dirty-coal-power-at-35-year-low/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/electric-cars-arent-so-dirty-coal-power-at-35-year-low/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2016 21:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1277834 Electric vehicles aren’t rollin’ coal anymore — or, at least, not nearly as much as they used to. Reuters reports coal-fired electricity generation is now at a 35-year low in the U.S., and November 2015 was the fifth month in a row more natural gas than coal was used to produce electricity. That’s not all. […]

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Electric vehicles aren’t rollin’ coal anymore — or, at least, not nearly as much as they used to. Reuters reports coal-fired electricity generation is now at a 35-year low in the U.S., and November 2015 was the fifth month in a row more natural gas than coal was used to produce electricity. That’s not all. […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Let’s Talk Carbon Emissions, Volkswagen’s Bigger Headache, and Plug-in Porsches http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-lets-talk-carbon-emissions-volkswagens-bigger-headache-plug-porsches/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-lets-talk-carbon-emissions-volkswagens-bigger-headache-plug-porsches/#comments Wed, 20 Jan 2016 17:15:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1269977 FCA has to clean up its act in a hurry, or pay a lot more to sell cars in the future. That, Europe wants Volkswagen to treat its owners the same as American owners, General Motors’ lawyers get down and dirty and Porsche’s plug-in 911 … after the break! Fiat Chrysler finishes last in fuel […]

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FCA has to clean up its act in a hurry, or pay a lot more to sell cars in the future. That, Europe wants Volkswagen to treat its owners the same as American owners, General Motors’ lawyers get down and dirty and Porsche’s plug-in 911 … after the break! Fiat Chrysler finishes last in fuel […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Infamous GM Engineer Speaks, You Only Get One With Dinner, and Hydrogen’s Hedged Bet http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-up-infamous-gm-engineer-speaks-you-only-get-one-with-dinner-and-hydrogens-hedged-bet/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-up-infamous-gm-engineer-speaks-you-only-get-one-with-dinner-and-hydrogens-hedged-bet/#comments Sat, 16 Jan 2016 16:04:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1268041 The man in the middle of GM’s faulty ignition switch has finally spoken, and the word “mistake” came up at least twice. That, does anyone have the number for Google, GM and Honda may join forces, and take a cab … after the break! Former GM engineer says ‘mistakes were made’ in faulty switch The engineer at […]

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The man in the middle of GM’s faulty ignition switch has finally spoken, and the word “mistake” came up at least twice. That, does anyone have the number for Google, GM and Honda may join forces, and take a cab … after the break! Former GM engineer says ‘mistakes were made’ in faulty switch The engineer at […]

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NAIAS 2016: Kia Telluride Concept Just Wants To Make Sure You’re Feeling Okay (Are You Sure? Let Me Check Your Forehead.) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/naias-2016-kia-telluride-concept-just-wants-make-sure-youre-feeling-okay-sure-let-check-forehead/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/naias-2016-kia-telluride-concept-just-wants-make-sure-youre-feeling-okay-sure-let-check-forehead/#comments Tue, 12 Jan 2016 20:05:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1265273 Kia teased a new large SUV concept last week, the Telluride, and we were able to see more of the new, uniquely styled luxury SUV today. Clearly, the deep metallic green paint is applied to attract football fans, timed perfectly a couple weeks before the Super Bowl and the resulting guacamole gorge. Kia notes that its concept […]

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Kia teased a new large SUV concept last week, the Telluride, and we were able to see more of the new, uniquely styled luxury SUV today. Clearly, the deep metallic green paint is applied to attract football fans, timed perfectly a couple weeks before the Super Bowl and the resulting guacamole gorge. Kia notes that its concept […]

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NAIAS 2016: 2017 Chevrolet Bolt – Seven Seconds to Sixty http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/naias-2016-2017-chevrolet-bolt-seven-seconds-sixty/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/naias-2016-2017-chevrolet-bolt-seven-seconds-sixty/#comments Mon, 11 Jan 2016 14:46:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1262897 After last week’s unveiling at CES, we were left with plenty of questions about the new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt. Answers came today, at least about its drivetrain. Notably, GM mentions a low-speed driving mode that allows for single-pedal operation. This “Low” mode allows the driver to control regenerative braking with a paddle behind the steering wheel. […]

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After last week’s unveiling at CES, we were left with plenty of questions about the new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt. Answers came today, at least about its drivetrain. Notably, GM mentions a low-speed driving mode that allows for single-pedal operation. This “Low” mode allows the driver to control regenerative braking with a paddle behind the steering wheel. […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Santa Fe Sports in Alabama, Tiguan With A Tether, And GMC Acadia Bows? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-santa-fe-sports-alabama-tiguan-tether-gmc-acadia-bows/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-santa-fe-sports-alabama-tiguan-tether-gmc-acadia-bows/#comments Fri, 08 Jan 2016 17:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1259897 Is there a Santa Fe, Alabama? If not, there will be soon. That, Volkswagen’s Tiguan + electron, who’s gonna buy all these electric cars, and you don’t really need a gas delivery service, people … after the break! Santa Fe Sport to be assembled in Alabama, far from actual Santa Fe Hyundai will build its […]

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Is there a Santa Fe, Alabama? If not, there will be soon. That, Volkswagen’s Tiguan + electron, who’s gonna buy all these electric cars, and you don’t really need a gas delivery service, people … after the break! Santa Fe Sport to be assembled in Alabama, far from actual Santa Fe Hyundai will build its […]

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Environmental Leaders Rebut Musk Letter to CARB http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/environmental-leaders-rebut-musk-letter-carb/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/environmental-leaders-rebut-musk-letter-carb/#comments Wed, 30 Dec 2015 18:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1253025 Fifteen leaders of environmental and health groups signed off on a letter sent to environmental regulators Dec. 18 asking officials to fully punish Volkswagen in response to Tesla CEO Elon Musk and others asking authorities to push for electric vehicles instead. The letter, which was signed by the policy director for the Coalition for Clean Air […]

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Fifteen leaders of environmental and health groups signed off on a letter sent to environmental regulators Dec. 18 asking officials to fully punish Volkswagen in response to Tesla CEO Elon Musk and others asking authorities to push for electric vehicles instead. The letter, which was signed by the policy director for the Coalition for Clean Air […]

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Audi’s 2016 Plans Don’t Include Wind Tunnel, Do Include Q2, Q5 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/audis-2016-plans-dont-include-wind-tunnel-include-q2-q5/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/audis-2016-plans-dont-include-wind-tunnel-include-q2-q5/#comments Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1250729 Audi on Monday delayed construction of a new wind tunnel because of the company’s massive diesel scandal, but announced that it would invest nearly $3.3 billion for 2016 — including bringing to market a new Q2, an updated Q5 and a SUV based on the concept shown above in two years. The automaker’s chief, Rupert Stadler, affirmed the company […]

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Audi on Monday delayed construction of a new wind tunnel because of the company’s massive diesel scandal, but announced that it would invest nearly $3.3 billion for 2016 — including bringing to market a new Q2, an updated Q5 and a SUV based on the concept shown above in two years. The automaker’s chief, Rupert Stadler, affirmed the company […]

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Weekend News Roundup: Leaf Sprouted? Volkswagen and North Korea; Fancy Fiskers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/weekend-news-roundup-leaf-sprouted-volkswagen-north-korea-fancy-fiskers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/weekend-news-roundup-leaf-sprouted-volkswagen-north-korea-fancy-fiskers/#comments Mon, 14 Dec 2015 17:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1241945 Here’s some of the news you may have missed if you were out fighting the holiday crowds and spreading some of that Yuletide cheer by burning the hell out of some cookies you were planning on giving the neighbors. Nissan May Bring a Range Extended-EV to Market in 2016 A la BMW i3, Nissan is prepping for […]

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Here’s some of the news you may have missed if you were out fighting the holiday crowds and spreading some of that Yuletide cheer by burning the hell out of some cookies you were planning on giving the neighbors. Nissan May Bring a Range Extended-EV to Market in 2016 A la BMW i3, Nissan is prepping for […]

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States, Provinces, Euro Countries Pledge to Ban Fossil Fuel Vehicles By 2050 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/states-provinces-euro-countries-pledge-to-ban-fossil-fuel-vehicles-by-2050/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/states-provinces-euro-countries-pledge-to-ban-fossil-fuel-vehicles-by-2050/#comments Sun, 13 Dec 2015 16:30:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1241089 The internal combustion engine, with all its amazing sounds and brutal power, looks slated to become endangered if a group of politicians have their say about it. The ZEV Alliance wants to completely ban the sale of non-zero-emissions vehicles in its members’ constituencies by 2050. That’s just a mere 35 years away, folks. However, those ZEV Alliance members […]

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The internal combustion engine, with all its amazing sounds and brutal power, looks slated to become endangered if a group of politicians have their say about it. The ZEV Alliance wants to completely ban the sale of non-zero-emissions vehicles in its members’ constituencies by 2050. That’s just a mere 35 years away, folks. However, those ZEV Alliance members […]

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Volkswagen Slated To Show Yet Another Microbus Concept http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/volkswagen-slated-show-yet-another-microbus-concept/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/volkswagen-slated-show-yet-another-microbus-concept/#comments Sat, 12 Dec 2015 16:40:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1240833 Multiple outlets are reporting that the vehicle seen in this teaser photo from Volkswagen is none other than an electrified version of the Microbus concept and it will debut at the Consumer Electronics Show next month. The photo follows an earlier report by Autocar (which has since been updated with the same photo and new text) […]

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Multiple outlets are reporting that the vehicle seen in this teaser photo from Volkswagen is none other than an electrified version of the Microbus concept and it will debut at the Consumer Electronics Show next month. The photo follows an earlier report by Autocar (which has since been updated with the same photo and new text) […]

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Ford Isn’t Very Good at Keeping Secrets About its Electrified Fusion http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ford-isnt-good-keeping-secrets-electrified-fusion/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ford-isnt-good-keeping-secrets-electrified-fusion/#comments Thu, 10 Dec 2015 22:00:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1239561 Look, this is pretty awkward. While nearly every auto journalist in the country has congregated in Dearborn, Michigan today for Ford’s annual Christmas party, we’re here at work pounding out stories about Camaro steering wheels and drinking cheap coffee. We weren’t invited to the party, it’s cool. We can both be adults about the sitch. […]

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Look, this is pretty awkward. While nearly every auto journalist in the country has congregated in Dearborn, Michigan today for Ford’s annual Christmas party, we’re here at work pounding out stories about Camaro steering wheels and drinking cheap coffee. We weren’t invited to the party, it’s cool. We can both be adults about the sitch. […]

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Hyundai’s IONIQ Makes So Much Sense I Can’t Believe They Haven’t Made It Yet http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/hyundais-ioniq-makes-much-sense-cant-believe-havent-made-yet/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/hyundais-ioniq-makes-much-sense-cant-believe-havent-made-yet/#comments Mon, 07 Dec 2015 20:00:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1237385 Hyundai announced Monday it would bring back silliness to car names and make the world’s first hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicle available in the same body, catering decadently to an individual’s fondness for electrons. The Ioniq — which sounds like it’s spelled — will be unveiled January in South Korea and later next year in Geneva and New York. […]

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Hyundai announced Monday it would bring back silliness to car names and make the world’s first hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicle available in the same body, catering decadently to an individual’s fondness for electrons. The Ioniq — which sounds like it’s spelled — will be unveiled January in South Korea and later next year in Geneva and New York. […]

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New Porsche Mission E is a Shot Fired Up Tesla’s Nose http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/new-porsche-mission-e-is-a-shot-fired-up-teslas-nose/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/new-porsche-mission-e-is-a-shot-fired-up-teslas-nose/#comments Fri, 04 Dec 2015 16:10:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1235977 Porsche announced Friday that it would build its Mission E car — an all-electric sedan with looks that a Panamera would kill for — and sell the car by 2020. The Mission E concept was announced at Frankfurt earlier this year. In addition to the car’s 0-60 mph time in under 3.5 seconds, the Mission […]

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Porsche announced Friday that it would build its Mission E car — an all-electric sedan with looks that a Panamera would kill for — and sell the car by 2020. The Mission E concept was announced at Frankfurt earlier this year. In addition to the car’s 0-60 mph time in under 3.5 seconds, the Mission […]

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Doug Drives: How the Hell Does the Toyota Highlander Hybrid Not Have Any Competitors? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/doug-drives-hell-toyota-highlander-hybrid-not-competitors/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/doug-drives-hell-toyota-highlander-hybrid-not-competitors/#comments Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1213193 I was driving along the other day and I realized something: the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is currently the most popular vehicle in North America. Okay, this might be a slight exaggeration. For instance, I am told that the bicycle is quite popular. But on a list of today’s most popular vehicles, the Highlander Hybrid is […]

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I was driving along the other day and I realized something: the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is currently the most popular vehicle in North America. Okay, this might be a slight exaggeration. For instance, I am told that the bicycle is quite popular. But on a list of today’s most popular vehicles, the Highlander Hybrid is […]

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Volvo Will Sell Electric Car By 2019; Plug-in Hybrid S90 Sooner http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/volvo-will-sell-electric-car-2019-plug-hybrid-s90-sooner/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/volvo-will-sell-electric-car-2019-plug-hybrid-s90-sooner/#comments Thu, 15 Oct 2015 15:30:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1196018 Volvo announced Thursday that it would make an all-electric car available by 2019 and offer more plug-in hybrid versions of its cars sooner, starting with the S90. Volvo already sells a plug-in hybrid version of its XC90 SUV. The automaker’s announced plans follow news that it would make a compact crossover by 2018, likely called […]

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Volvo announced Thursday that it would make an all-electric car available by 2019 and offer more plug-in hybrid versions of its cars sooner, starting with the S90. Volvo already sells a plug-in hybrid version of its XC90 SUV. The automaker’s announced plans follow news that it would make a compact crossover by 2018, likely called […]

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Toyota Banks on Hydrogen – Not EV – For Future Power http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/toyota-banks-hydrogen-not-ev-future-power/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/toyota-banks-hydrogen-not-ev-future-power/#comments Wed, 14 Oct 2015 16:15:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1195602 Toyota officials insisted Wednesday that its hydrogen-powered cars, such as the Mirai, will comprise up to 30,000 sales by 2020, and will help the automaker eventually reduce emissions from cars it produces by 90 percent by 2050. The Associated Press (via Detroit News) reported that the automaker said it would work with investors and governments […]

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Toyota officials insisted Wednesday that its hydrogen-powered cars, such as the Mirai, will comprise up to 30,000 sales by 2020, and will help the automaker eventually reduce emissions from cars it produces by 90 percent by 2050. The Associated Press (via Detroit News) reported that the automaker said it would work with investors and governments […]

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Nissan Exec: Uber, Not Tesla, a Bigger Threat http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/nissan-exec-uber-not-tesla-a-bigger-threat/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/nissan-exec-uber-not-tesla-a-bigger-threat/#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1194098 John Martin, Nissan North America’s senior vice president of manufacturing and supply chain management, had some harsh words for Tesla on Friday. According to him, Uber — not Tesla — is the real disruptor, and what Tesla is doing now is relatively easy, Automotive News reported. “Lot’s of people are calling Tesla a disrupter. They are not,” […]

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John Martin, Nissan North America’s senior vice president of manufacturing and supply chain management, had some harsh words for Tesla on Friday. According to him, Uber — not Tesla — is the real disruptor, and what Tesla is doing now is relatively easy, Automotive News reported. “Lot’s of people are calling Tesla a disrupter. They are not,” […]

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Columnist: Car Buffs Who Don’t Like Tesla Are ‘Making Shit Up’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/columnist-car-buffs-who-dont-like-tesla-are-making-shit-up/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/columnist-car-buffs-who-dont-like-tesla-are-making-shit-up/#comments Mon, 12 Oct 2015 17:00:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1193674 A self-professed reformed BMW enthusiast says backlash against Tesla comes from car owners “stuck in the past” who consider grease under their fingernails as a “manliness” status symbol among “nostalgic car weenies.” Basically, military-grade trolling.  Mike Barnard, a writer at Slate.com, says that the time is coming for internal combustion engine fans to give up the ghost […]

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A self-professed reformed BMW enthusiast says backlash against Tesla comes from car owners “stuck in the past” who consider grease under their fingernails as a “manliness” status symbol among “nostalgic car weenies.” Basically, military-grade trolling.  Mike Barnard, a writer at Slate.com, says that the time is coming for internal combustion engine fans to give up the ghost […]

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Lexus ‘Progressive Luxury’ Concept, GS F on Display in Tokyo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/progressive-luxury-gs-f-display-lexus-tokyo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/progressive-luxury-gs-f-display-lexus-tokyo/#comments Fri, 09 Oct 2015 18:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1192658 Lexus announced Friday that it would show a concept for “progressive luxury” at its Tokyo Motor Show stand when the show starts later this month. The car, which Automotive News reported could be a concept for its flagship LS sedan, may be powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, hybrid or Bernie Sanders. Lexus may also […]

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Lexus announced Friday that it would show a concept for “progressive luxury” at its Tokyo Motor Show stand when the show starts later this month. The car, which Automotive News reported could be a concept for its flagship LS sedan, may be powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, hybrid or Bernie Sanders. Lexus may also […]

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Toyota Previews Sporty S-FR, Steampunk Dune Buggy Before Tokyo Motor Show http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/toyota-previews-sporty-s-fr-steampunk-dune-buggy-before-tokyo-motor-show/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/toyota-previews-sporty-s-fr-steampunk-dune-buggy-before-tokyo-motor-show/#comments Thu, 08 Oct 2015 12:30:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1191146 Toyota on Thursday released a preview of what to expect on its stand at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month and it’s all sorts of steampunk and futuristic weirdness, but more on that in a moment. While the Scion FR-S isn’t flying off dealer lots here in North America, the Japanese seem to like their […]

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Toyota on Thursday released a preview of what to expect on its stand at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month and it’s all sorts of steampunk and futuristic weirdness, but more on that in a moment. While the Scion FR-S isn’t flying off dealer lots here in North America, the Japanese seem to like their […]

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Honda Has Another Hydrogen Car It Wants To Talk To You About http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/honda-another-hydrogen-car-wants-talk/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/honda-another-hydrogen-car-wants-talk/#comments Wed, 30 Sep 2015 17:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1183906 Honda took the wraps off its hydrogen-powered FCV sedan Wednesday. It that will pick up from where the FCX Clarity left off last year. The FCV will be shown Oct. 28 at the Tokyo Motor Show this year, alongside the automaker’s NSX and Civic Type R. (Any bets on what goes on sale first?) However, it probably won’t […]

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Honda took the wraps off its hydrogen-powered FCV sedan Wednesday. It that will pick up from where the FCX Clarity left off last year. The FCV will be shown Oct. 28 at the Tokyo Motor Show this year, alongside the automaker’s NSX and Civic Type R. (Any bets on what goes on sale first?) However, it probably won’t […]

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Biofuel Makers May Have Known About Volkswagen Emissions Rigging for Years http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/biofuel-makers-may-known-emissions-rigging-2012/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/biofuel-makers-may-known-emissions-rigging-2012/#comments Fri, 25 Sep 2015 12:30:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1180538 A recent press release on the completion and success of a three-year program to test biofuels in Volkswagen Jetta and Passat TDI models may hint that two external companies had knowledge of the high levels of NOx produced by the “Clean Diesel” vehicles. The two California-based companies — Solazyme and Amyris — were given the Volkswagen vehicles to test their […]

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A recent press release on the completion and success of a three-year program to test biofuels in Volkswagen Jetta and Passat TDI models may hint that two external companies had knowledge of the high levels of NOx produced by the “Clean Diesel” vehicles. The two California-based companies — Solazyme and Amyris — were given the Volkswagen vehicles to test their […]

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Consumer Reports Strips ‘Recommended’ Rating From VW TDIs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/consumer-reports-strips-recommended-rating-from-vw-tdis/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/consumer-reports-strips-recommended-rating-from-vw-tdis/#comments Sat, 19 Sep 2015 15:30:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1176122 This is hardly the most severe fallout from Volkswagen admitting that it installed “defeat devices” on some of its diesel models to help pass emission tests, but it’s the first of many. Consumer Reports announced Friday that it was stripping the models of its “recommended” rating until recall repair work was complete on those cars. The […]

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This is hardly the most severe fallout from Volkswagen admitting that it installed “defeat devices” on some of its diesel models to help pass emission tests, but it’s the first of many. Consumer Reports announced Friday that it was stripping the models of its “recommended” rating until recall repair work was complete on those cars. The […]

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Porsche Announces Mission E Tesla Fighter at Frankfurt, Drops Mic http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/porsche-announces-mission-e-tesla-fighter-frankfurt-drops-mic/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/porsche-announces-mission-e-tesla-fighter-frankfurt-drops-mic/#comments Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1171562 Porsche announced its all-electric four-door concept sedan at the Frankfurt Auto Show, complete with 15-minute charging (to 80 percent) and 310-mile overall range. There’s also some holographic and emoticon blather, but we’ll get to that later. According to Porsche, the Mission E will use two electric motors with a combined output of 600 horsepower to […]

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Porsche announced its all-electric four-door concept sedan at the Frankfurt Auto Show, complete with 15-minute charging (to 80 percent) and 310-mile overall range. There’s also some holographic and emoticon blather, but we’ll get to that later. According to Porsche, the Mission E will use two electric motors with a combined output of 600 horsepower to […]

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