2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Unveiled, TDI Diesel Included

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We now have photos of the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, which includes a unique model: the only diesel convertible available for sale in the U.S. This is only the third all-new open-air Beetle in history; the first was in 1949, the second in 2003. With the new VW Beetle launched last year, you knew there would be a ragtop, right?

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Tom Hanks on his electric car

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However, by the time I began shopping for an all-electric car, in 2003, the EV1 had already been yanked from showrooms as if the car had never existed. Instead, I found what was purported to be the very last electric car available for sale in the state of California—a Toyota EV.

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First Look: Havel E Hybrid SUV

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Is this China’s First SUV for the Global Market? It has been the SUV market leader in China since 2003. The Havel 5 has been in production and for sale in China since 2009.

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Tom Hanks, The New Yorker — and Electric Cars

Revenge of the Electric Car

However, by the time I began shopping for an all-electric car, in 2003, the EV1 had already been yanked from showrooms as if the car had never existed. Instead, I found what was purported to be the very last electric car available for sale in the state of California—a Toyota EV. Tom Hanks in His Rav 4.

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First Look: Havel E Hybrid SUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

Is this China’s First SUV for the Global Market? It has been the SUV market leader in China since 2003. The Havel 5 has been in production and for sale in China since 2009.

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Volkswagen Group appoints new heads of Global R&D, Group Design, Group Product and Modular Toolkit Strategy

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Having started his career at Ford, he was Head of Volkswagen Group Research from 2000 to 2003. He was appointed Board Member for Engineering at Bentley in 2003 before taking over as Managing Director of the German Association of the Automotive Industry in 2012. Mauer studied vehicle design and began his career at Mercedes-Benz in 1986, holding various functions until 2000, including design responsibility for the A-Class, SLK and SL models as well as Smart design.

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London Calling: Congestion Charge Recharges Electric Cars

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Thanks in large part to Mayor "Red Ken" Livingstone, who enacted London's much criticized congestion charge policy in 2003. The policy, which exempts electric cars from hefty daily taxation, is resulting in increasingly significant vehicle choices for English consumers.

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California Air Resources Board approves 2014 Honda Plug-in Hybrid Accord as first LEV3/SULEV20 vehicle on sale

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The California Air Resources Board has approved the 2014 Honda Plug-in Hybrid Accord as the first car for sale in California that meets ARB’s LEV3/SULEV20 standard—the most stringent smog-emission standard to date. In 2002, the 2003 Civic Hybrid was the first certified Advanced Technology Partial Zero-Emission Vehicle. (AT

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Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

More from Fortune No party for Citis owners: You and me Is it time to buy American Express? GE: The global stimulus bellwether FORTUNE 500 Current Issue Subscribe to Fortune (Fortune Magazine) -- Warren Buffett is famous for his rules of investing: When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is usually the reputation of the business that remains intact. " As for accumulating wealth?

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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GM has announced plans for public sales in 2010, and almost every carmaker now says it will sell PHEVs or highway-speed battery electric vehicles (BEVs) sometime after 2010. 1,000 pre-orders for small production runs in 2009 and 2010starting 4th quarter 2009.

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Volvo Group to acquires 45% of Dongfeng Commercial Vehicles for $900M; Volvo to become world’s largest manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks

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Established in June 2003, DFL is a joint venture between Nissan and DFG which offers a full line-up of passenger vehicles and light-, medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles for sale in China. China is the world’s largest truck market. Click to enlarge.

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PNNL joins H2USA consortium on hydrogen infrastructure

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The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has joined H 2 USA: a consortium of automakers, energy companies, government laboratories, and others that aims to accelerate the rollout of an infrastructure for hydrogen-powered vehicles and related technologies. The group focuses on furthering the infrastructure for hydrogen-powered vehicles such as those powered by fuel cells.

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California ARB mods to ZEV regulations for IVMs would result in ~1.9% drop in total ZEV/TZEV units 2018-2025; no impact on air quality requirements

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For MY 2026 and following, the reduced compliance obligation goes away.). In other words, the automakers still have to meet the fleet-based emissions requirements through their sales mix. With these type of sales numbers, the effect is to propel Subaru and Mazda into the LVM tier.

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Who is winning the green car race? Part II. The Green Piece

Green Cars News

Founded in 2003, Silicon Valley based Tesla Motors is currently the only car manufacturer in the US or Europe manufacturing and selling highway capable electric vehicles in serial production.

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Tom Hanks expresses green car commitment

Green Cars News

Not only are hybrids, electrics and the like the talk of LA; but they are even attracting A-list celebrities to write passionate letters about their love for the vehicles. However, Hanks was quick to point out that this was not the case in his response: “By the time I began shopping for an all-electric car, in 2003, the EV1 had already been yanked from showrooms as if the car had never existed. Ah those Hollywood stars and their green cars.

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Perspective: US Needs to Transition to Hydrous Ethanol as the Primary Renewable Transportation Fuel

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Brazil, the largest and most populous country in South America, was importing 80% of its oil and 40% of its foreign exchange was used to pay for that imported oil. The level was raised to 25% over the next five years, which was intended to maintain a constant Brazilian gasoline supply for an ever-increasing demand. The government assisted the shift by giving sugar companies subsidized loans to build ethanol plants, as well as guaranteeing prices for their ethanol products.

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