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Too quirky: 5 reasons why Honda's car tech will scare away tech-savvy buyers

Sponsored post: Looking for more IT efficiency? Try driving a hybrid

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As IT pros aim to make the most efficient use of their budgets, there is a rapidly increasing range of infrastructure options at their disposal. While public cloud services in particular have exploded in popularity, especially for organizations without the resources to operate their own data centers, a “one-size-fits-all” myth...
Sponsored post: Looking for more IT efficiency? Try driving a hybrid

QUICK QUIZ: Which Candidate Said "I Believe The Federal Government Should Invest More In Basic Research..." ?

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A quick quiz for you politics wonks out there. One of the big Republican talking points in recent months has been about how the Obama Administration has squandered vast pots of taxpayer money investing in clean energy. So, it must have been Obama who said the following a few years...
QUICK QUIZ: Which Candidate Said "I Believe The Federal Government Should Invest More In Basic Research..." ?

Ford puts a $50,000 bounty on fuel efficiency apps

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The automaker is offering cash prizes for apps that help drivers to optimize their vehicle's fuel economy using the OpenXC platform. [Read more]...
Ford puts a $50,000 bounty on fuel efficiency apps

NASA, LEGO team up to give your kids -- and you -- something to do this summer

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Fresh off of the unveiling of their largest model ever -- a Star Wars X-wing Starfighter -- LEGO is now teaming up with the real-life space explorers, NASA, for a new design competition. The "NASA's Missions: Imagine and Build" challenge will allow individuals 13 and older to (using LEGOs, of...
NASA, LEGO team up to give your kids -- and you -- something to do this summer

General Motors invests in NanoSteel, hopes to lighten its load

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What's the simplest way to improve fuel efficiency? Build a lighter car, of course. That's GM's plan, at least, and it's taking its first step toward a more efficient future by investing in a nano-structured materials design firm called NanoSteel. "Over the next several years, light-weighting of vehicles will...
General Motors invests in NanoSteel, hopes to lighten its load
GM unveils its $130M Detroit data center

Inhabitat's Week in Green: go-kart made of Lego bricks, TOTO toilet bike and the launch of 'Willow Glass'

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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. As we head towards the home stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign, we're closely watching both candidates to see what they're doing for the...
Inhabitat's Week in Green: go-kart made of Lego bricks, TOTO toilet bike and the launch of 'Willow Glass'

On the road: Volkswagen Golf SE 2.0-litre TDI 150 PS

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'The Golf feels fun enough to buy when you're young, single and relatively carefree, but won't need replacing if you have kids'Next year, the Volkswagen Golf celebrates its 40th birthday. They've sold 29m of them since 1974. Perhaps the car's enduring popularity is founded on the fact that it can...
On the road: Volkswagen Golf SE 2.0-litre TDI 150 PS
LA Auto Show: Audi's A8 luxury sedan gets 36 mpg. Just add diesel.
Automatic's connected device can remember your parking spot, stretch your gas budget

GM and AT&T demo LTE-enabled OnStar connected vehicle (hands-on)

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GM and OnStar were on hand at CTIA to demonstrate a few ideas of what its new service could look like once bolstered with AT&T's LTE network. The system, which we originally heard about in February at Mobile World Congress, is still in its infancy, but with all the...
GM and AT&T demo LTE-enabled OnStar connected vehicle (hands-on)

Volvo begins producing V60 diesel plug-in hybrid, claims a world first

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There are hybrids. There are diesel hybrids. But the diesel plug-in hybrid is still virtually unknown -- enough so that Volvo claims it's breaking new ground by starting production of the V60 diesel plug-in it's been preparing since 2011. The company still plans to manufacture only small numbers of...
Volvo begins producing V60 diesel plug-in hybrid, claims a world first

On the road: Toyota Prius Plug-in

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'It's an expensive business, this environmental responsibility'You'll be familiar with the Prius. This one is a bit different, though; it has a new kind of battery - lithium-ion, since you ask - to replace the nickel...No? OK, then, think of it as a Duracell instead of the old Eveready, all right? Plus, you can plug...
On the road: Toyota Prius Plug-in
How To Sell A Car To The Mobile-First Generation

Gap widens between official and actual mpg figures for cars

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Big difference between miles per gallon economy achieved in lab tests and on the road, and even eco cars lag behindThe gap between the official fuel economy rating of cars and their real performance is growing, according to an independent analysis of UK and European cars.The difference between lab and...
Gap widens between official and actual mpg figures for cars
4 ways to turn high gas prices into a business advantage

Five top gas-saving (non-electric) cars

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You can get excellent mileage for a hybrid or an electric, but automakers are still wringing good fuel economy from conventional engines. Here are five of the top gas-sippers. [Read more]...
Five top gas-saving (non-electric) cars
GOLDMAN: We Just Visited Tesla And We Learned 4 Things (TSLA)

2013 Nissan Sentra boasts new CVT, increased fuel economy

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Nissan has released information on it's new 2013 Sentra and promises an upgrade across the board from the trasmission to improved fuel economy. [Read more]...
2013 Nissan Sentra boasts new CVT, increased fuel economy

Can Kia's gamification change the way we drive our cars?

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One of the most difficult things that any developer can do is to try to change user behavior. So difficult is the task, in fact, that’s it’s commonly understood that you simply don’t attempt it. But what if changing behavior is the only option that remains? That’s the task that...
Can Kia's gamification change the way we drive our cars?

Car review: Volvo XC90

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A rural rectory, firm friends and a sunny weekend ... Escaping reality is easy in a Volvo XC90Volvo XC90Price £35,695MPG 34.4Top speed 127mphThe tagline Volvo is running on its adverts at the moment is: "Admit it! You've always wanted to drive a getaway car." Can you imagine? The sedate Swedish firm,...
Car review: Volvo XC90

Three keys to the next green business boom

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Until we see big changes like a price on carbon or an affordable, scalable source of clean energy, it's probably best to focus on small moves that can add up to a big difference. By Dan Yates FORTUNE -- The clean-tech world keeps looking for a revolution, but that kind...
Three keys to the next green business boom

5 Green Apps We’re Excited About for the iPad

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Easter Sunday was a minor blip over the weekend that will now be remembered as the official launch of the iPad — who cares about Easter egg hunts when there were lines snaking around city blocks, and gadget-fans fiercely giving their early impressions of the device. While there could be...
5 Green Apps We’re Excited About for the iPad

Ford C-MAX Hybrid rated for 47MPG across the board, C-MAX Energi hits 85MPH in EV mode

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The wait for the Ford C-MAX Hybrid has been a long one, and we'll still be waiting until the fall before the driving public takes a set of keys. In the meantime, there's good news from the EPA for travelers wondering just how far that hybrid MPV will go...
Ford C-MAX Hybrid rated for 47MPG across the board, C-MAX Energi hits 85MPH in EV mode
NAS: By 2050, it's possible to cut car petroleum use by 80 percent

Judge rules Honda overstated hybrid fuel economy

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Heather Peters won a suit in small claims court against Honda, claiming the company misled her through fraudulent advertising into buying a Civic Hybrid....
Judge rules Honda overstated hybrid fuel economy

Obama sets fuel economy average at 54.5 mpg

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The Obama administration finalized rules raising the Corporate Average Fuel Economy to 54.5 mpg by 2025. [Read more]...
Obama sets fuel economy average at 54.5 mpg
BMW picks INRIX to help drivers figure out where they’re going

New Buick LaCrosse makes hybrid standard

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Buick's new eAssist mild hybrid system comes as a standard feature on the new LaCrosse, giving this full size luxury sedan fuel economy in the 30s. [Read more]...
New Buick LaCrosse makes hybrid standard
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