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Volvo presents seven new cars with the green DRIVe badge

At the Geneva motor show, Volvo Cars is presenting no less than seven fuel-efficient DRIVe models. All with best-in-class CO2 emission levels. The extremely low figures for the C30, S40 and V50 have been achieved thanks to an advanced Start/Stop system. * Volvo C30, 3.9 l/100km, 104g CO2/km * Volvo S40, 4.0

ROUSH Expands Propane Vehicle Lineup with F-250 Pickup

ROUSH® unveiled the next propane-powered vehicle in its lineup – the 2010 ROUSH® Liquid Propane Injected F-250. The ROUSH® propane-powered F-250 immediately received considerable interest among the attendees, many of whom had been looking for a medium-duty truck that could offer both lower operating costs and lower gr

Beefed-Up Six-Speed Transmission Meets High-Torque Demands of 3.5-Liter Ecoboost Engine

Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine debuts this spring with the perfect running mate for maximum performance and fuel efficiency – a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission that’s specifically designed for the higher torque demands of the all-new twin-turbocharged, direct injection engine. Developed from the successful 6F-50 transmission, the 6F-55 is dedicated solely to the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine and incorporates a number of componen

Two new five-cylinder diesels from Volvo

Volvo Cars sharpens the company's diesel offer. Two entirely new five-cylinder, 2.4-litre turbo diesels give the customers the attractive possibility to combine more power with class-leading fuel consumption and CO2-emissions: * The high-performance, twin-turbo D5 with 205 hp and 420 Nm of torque. * The medium-performance, single-turbo 2.4D with 175 hp and 420 Nm of torque. Both engines are available in the Volvo S80, Volvo V70, Volvo XC60 and Volvo XC70 from the spring of 2009. "This is yet another step

rinspeed presents the ‘ichange’

Rinspeed presents the ‘iChange’

World debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2009 (March 5th-15th): The Swiss auto powerhouse Rinspeed presents the ‘iChange,’ the world’s first car whose body adapts to the number of passengers on board. For Rinspeed boss Rinderknecht the vehicle is more than just a clever concept car. “The „iChange“ is a symbol for the fundamental changes the auto industry undergoes worldwide. And it is clear that only those companies will survive that have innovative answers for the demands of a new automotive era.”

SEAT presents the León “Twin Drive Ecomotive” project in Madrid

After its official presentation just a month ago at the Martorell factory, the SEAT León “Twin Drive Ecomotive” project visited Madrid on the occasion of the second edition of the “EDP Eco Challenge 2009” exhibition held in the capital’s El Retiro Park, where the most representative examples of electric vehicles currently available were displayed. Organised by the power company EDP with the collaboration of the Madrid city council, the exhibit

GM, Goodyear and Bose Collaborate to Boost Chevrolet Volt's Efficiency

When the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle debuts next year, advanced, fuel-efficient tires by Goodyear and a new sound system by Bose will be among the components helping the Volt to achieve up to 40 miles of electric-only range. GM announced today that the production version of the Chevrolet Volt will include energy-saving Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max tires and the Energy Efficient Series sound system by Bose. Internal tests show

ADAC's Yellow Angel takes a green trip with a Opel HydroGen4

On the “Day of the Yellow Angel,” an annual meeting of the German automobile club (ADAC), GM/Opel has presented the group with a HydroGen4 car they will use for roadside assistance service in the Berlin-Brandenburg region. The hydrogen-powered HydroGen4 will be the first fuel-cell vehicle in the world to be put through the daily rigor of the extremely demanding breakdown service. The use of the HydroGen4 vehicle is an important element of the

SEAT receives the “ECOBEST 2008” award in Istanbul

As it is about to go on sale in the Spanish market, the new SEAT Ibiza ECOMOTIVE received the “ECOBEST 2008” award in the historic city of Istanbul from the Autobest organisation, which distinguishes it as the most ecological car of the year by countries with emerging markets. The VIII edition of the Autobest Awards

BlueMotionTechnologies – Volkswagen presents a new world of efficiency

BlueMotionTechnologies bundles Volkswagen’s best environmental technologies of today to fulfill the automotive aspirations of tomorrow. These are developments such as the new start-stop system and energy recovery by regenerative braking, electric drives and hybrid systems as well as clever drive systems like the one in the new TSI EcoFuel. To the point: its aim is no less than to bring the cleanest and most economical cars to the streets. Toda

Volvo Cars Uses Sun Simulation to Ensure Low Interior Emissions in Cars

All new models are verified as if they were parked in Mediterranean sun, to measure the interior emissions in 65º Centigrade. In this temperature, normally, interior materials would release harmful emissions. But Volvo has minimised harmful emissions in the car interior, by using allergy-friendly textiles and carefully chosen materials. There are no societal standards for in-car air, so Volvo Cars has created its own in-car air quality require

opel to reveal ampera electric car at geneva motor show

Opel To Reveal Ampera Electric Car At Geneva Motor Show

Opel has announced Ampera as the name of its revolutionary extended-range electric car. The five-door, four-seat Opel Ampera will be revealed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show (March 5-15). “With the Ampera, Opel will be the first European automobile manufacturer to provide customers several hundred kilometers of non-st