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Volkswagen Polo 1.2 (70PS) SE manual 5-door (2009) road test

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The new, fifth-generation Polo first appeared at the 2009 Geneva motorshow and as a 5-door it goes on sale in the UK on 16th October. 70PS) SE manual 5-door (2009) road test. 70ps se manual 5-door 2009 Polo road test

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Daimler Trucks NA SuperTruck achieves 115% freight efficiency improvement over 2009 baseline; 50.2% engine BTE

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These tests resulted in the combined 115% freight efficiency improvement over a 2009 baseline truck. SuperTruck is supported by the US DOE under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. DTNA’s SuperTruck was unveiled at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show. Click to enlarge.

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Honda Insight 2009 road test

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Read the full 2009 Honda Insight road test report. Honda is taking on the Toyota Prius with the latest version of the Insight, which is a huge advance on the original two-seater launched in 1999.

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2009 bet against hydrogen fuel-cell car sales: which side won?

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There's nothing like a bet to make things interesting. The arrival of hydrogen fuel-cell cars has been anticipated for decades now, leading to many predictions of both failure and success for hydrogen. In 2007, hydrogen critic Joseph Romm, believing that fuel-cell vehicles would never become mainstream, made a bet with hydrogen advocate Greg. hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell

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One Million Chevrolet Spark Minicars Sold Globally Since 2009

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It may be a small car, but the Chevrolet Spark has made a big impact globally. On sale in dozens of countries, the Spark is one of General Motors'' most-globalized models, and one of the best-selling small cars to ever wear the Chevy bowtie badge. DON''T MISS: 2014 Chevrolet Spark With CVT: Gas Mileage Review The Spark has racked up one million

Worldwide Hybrid Views Changing

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Nearly one-third of the individuals surveyed planned on lessening their reliance on standard-fuel vehicles in 2009. 60% of people surveyed would buy a hybrid today. A recent study by Synovate, a marketing research company, polled 13,500 urban people around the world.

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Rent A Hybrid. Links To Green Rentals.

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Spring break and summer vacations are closer than you think, and many families making travel plans now are looking for ways to make their trips a little easier on the environment.

ML450 Hybrid In ‘09 Looks Doubtful

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Late in 2009, BMW will offer the X6 ActiveHybrid, a V-8 crossover whose price is likely to top $80,000. We originally learned about Mercedes’ plan to develop a hybrid version of their popular M-Class in September of 2007, at the Frankfurt Auto Show.

Hybrids Just One Of Many Auto Niches

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When you spend a lot of time concentrating on just one segment of the auto industry, it is easy to lose track of the fact that there are many niche auto-related markets and corresponding websites.

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Hybrid SUVs: Best of Both Worlds

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Hybrid sport utility vehicles may be the best overall choice for consumers and auto manufacturers alike. While there are plenty of groups and individuals who would profess quite the opposite opinion, each time I go looking for a new vehicle (or a new, used vehicle) I come to the same conclusion.

Hybrid Honda SUV? We Keep Hoping!

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Does Honda know that many thousands of people are patiently waiting for them to announce their first hybrid SUV?

Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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Who is winning the green car race? The Green Piece

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The vehicle scooped the Car of the Year award in Japan in its debut year, and the third generation of the model took the prize again in 2009. The 2009 clean-diesel Jetta TDI for example, has scooped numerous ‘Green Car of the Year’ titles and reduces emissions by 90 per cent.

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Volvo V50 DRIVe road test

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This goes some way to understanding the V50’s respectable 35th place out of 101 cars included in the 2009 JD Customer Satisfaction Survey. The Volvo V50 is based on the Ford Focus, which enjoys a solid reputation for reliability.

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Yeah, I Got Your Chevy Volt, Right Here. Day 2 @ Plug-In 2009

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Luckily no one was really at Plug-In 2009 to hear the Three Car Stooges at this point, they don’t have any pleasant surprises in store for us. If you’ve been wondering just how real the new Chevy Volt that gets 230 mpg in city driving is , well just take a look for yourself.

Mercedes-Benz unveil their greenest S-Class

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Auto China - Mercedes-Benz present the 2009 S-Class. With a more dynamic design, even greater comfort and more forward-thinking innovations, the extensively updated 2009 S-Class underpins its position as the benchmark for automotive advancement.

Electric Focus for Jay’s Green Car Challenge

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At the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, Ford unveiled its first Focus BEV prototype for the UK Low Carbon Vehicle Initiative, which uses similar technology and which will join a 15-car fleet in 2010 for evaluation in everyday use by drivers and scheme partners.

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

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The company had already delivered more than 700 vehicles by the end of September, 2009 (see article ). In last week’s edition of The Green Piece Column, we looked at the leaders in the green car race including the likes of Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen and Nissan.

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News in brief: Camry Hybrid coming to China

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The Camry Hybrid was initially introduced to the Chinese market at the 2009 Shanghai Motor Show and now Guangzhou has set a 2010 sales goal of 170,000 Camry vehicles (including the [.]. After enjoying huge success in North America, the hybrid version of the Toyota Camry will begin production in China in 2010 courtesy of Guangzhou Toyota.

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Pick up a greener C3 Picasso

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The Citroen C3 Picasso has been tweaked to bring it under the all important sub-120g/km of CO2 category. Adjusted to produce just 119g/km,the C3 Picasso 1.6HDi 16v 90hp diesel engine variant now sits in tax band C reducing the annual road tax on the model from £120 to just £35.

Petrol Alto beats diesel rivals in Green Car Challenge

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Last week’s Global Green Challenge in Australia threw a number of vehicles in the spotlight, after many of the competing vehicles showed amazing eco-credentials. None more so than the Suzuki Alto, not because it is an exciting eco-concept but because it is an ordinary enough, full production car.

New UK carmaker unveils new plug-in hybrid

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A new UK car manufacturer, Axon Automotive has previewed its plug-in hybrid electric vehicle at the Milton Keynes Science Festival. The vehicle combines full electric mode for short distance travel and uses a petrol or bioethanol powered engine for long distance or motorway travel.

Mini E road test

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Electric cars are going to be a tough sell to car-mad Brits. We love our hot hatches far too much to be interested in reskinned milk floats. But the world’s oil supplies won’t last forever, so carmakers are looking to the future and starting to build electric-powered concepts and prototypes.

Elektromotive selected to trial electric smart

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Leading provider of electric vehicle recharging bays, Elektromotive, has been selected as one of the UK companies to trial the new electric version of the smart fortwo.

Toyota Prius is top choice with renewable energy firm

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A leading supplier of renewable-energy heating products is encouraging its drivers to choose Toyota Prius hybrid cars to help reflect the environmentally friendly nature of its business.

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Ford introduce the EcoBoost petrol engine

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Audi e-tron points to an exciting green future

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Mazda 3 2.0 Sport i-stop road test

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A 2.0-litre petrol engine with 148bhp in a small hatch should make for a decently swift driving experience.

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Green car smart rocks at T in the Park

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A new smart proved to be a smash hit for Tayside Police at this year’s T in the Park. The vehicle is for use by officers to use to move between various sites set up by Tayside Police at the festival, including a command centre, briefing room and lost property area.

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New electric concept drives itself

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A new electric car that drives itself has been developed. The ATNMBL- short for Autonomobile, a title that merges Autonomy with the Automobile-is a concept vehicle developed by experimental design company, Mike and Maaike, famed for developing Google’s G1 phone.

Ford bucks the hybrid car sales trend

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During the first nine months of 2009, Ford’s US hybrid sales are 73 per cent higher than during the same period in 2008 largely thanks to the introduction of hybrid versions of the 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan, which went on sale for the first time in March, 2009. Toyota sold 144,351 units during the first nine months of 2009, although this is a 28 per cent drop on the same period last year.

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Tesla comes to London

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Electric car manufacturer, Tesla Motors renowned for selling the ‘world’s only highway-capable electric vehicle’, opened its European flagship store in the heart of London’s exclusive Knightsbridge district yesterday.

Suzuki Alto SZ4 road test

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One of the greenest petrol cars available on the market, the Alto is the epitome of the budget-level city car. Ideally suited to small families or commuters, the Alto offers its nearest competitors something to worry about.

Toyota extend iQ range

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Toyota has extended its iQ range for the first time since its launch with the introduction to the line-up of a 1.33-litre engine. This highly efficient lightweight unit, already successfully deployed in Auris, Yaris and Urban Cruiser is offered exclusively in the new iQ3 model.

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Daimler buys stake in Tesla

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Daimler has acquired an equity stake of nearly 10 per cent of Tesla Motors Inc, the American electric sports car manufacturer. The German carmaker, which owns brands including Mercedes Benz, already collaborates with Telsa over an electric version of their smart car model.

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Mazda unveils first vehicle for Norwegian hydrogen project

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Mazda took another step forward towards establishing a hydrogen economy in Norway today as it delivered the first of its Norwegian-specification RX-8 Hydrogen RE model.

SEAT Ibiza sets new economy record

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The new generation SEAT Ibiza Ecomotive has once again asserted its status as one of the most environmentally-sensitive cars in its segment by covering a staggering 970 miles (1,562 km) on a single tank of fuel, resulting in an average consumption figure of 97.4

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BMW announces release date of new hybrid vehicle

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The Sports Active Coupe, which includes two-mode hybrid technology, will go on sale from December 5, 2009, and will have a base price of $89,725 including destination and handling. Hot on the heels of making its North American debut at the Los Angeles Motor Show, the BMW ActiveHybrid X6 will arrive in US showrooms in early December.

Scuderi Group Unveils Cutaway Model of First Production Prototype of Split Cycle Engine

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Model of the working prototype. The engine is packaged as a research engine, with easy access for instrumentation, a balancer shaft, etc., not as a production unit. Click to enlarge.

Lowest CO2 smart car gets a power push

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All smart model lines produced from October 2009 onwards will boast stylish interior revisions too. From October 2009 production, on-the-road pricing of the smart model range starts from £8,517.55. A revised version of the current lowest C02 emitting conventionally fuelled car, the smart fortwo cdi will offer a more powerful ride. An additional 9bhp will unleash 21 per cent more power from the three-cylinder engine, and delivers an extra 18 per cent torque (130Nm).