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Robert Duffer
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Plug-in hybrid compacts: Which do you like best between the Chevy Volt, Ford C-Max Energi, Toyota Prius plug-in or the BMW i3? I haven't driven the i3 but the price turns me off; the Prius is a Prius. I'm leaning towards the C-Max. 
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The Daily Fusion

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Caterpillar and Argonne National Lab undertake cooperative virtual engine design project. http://bit.ly/1iXHGUK
Researchers to develop engine combustion models that include descriptions of 2-phase flows, chemistry, transport phenomena, device geometries
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Robert Duffer
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In 1999, Toyota followed Honda in changing the automotive landscape with the Prius hybrid vehicle. For 2015, Toyota will be the first to sell hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in Japan, Europe and the U.S. in what they consider to be the zero-emission fuel of the future. The biggest difference is there was a preexisting infrastructure for the Prius.http://cars.chicagotribune.com/fuel-efficient/news/chi-toyotas-fuel-cell-vehicle-to-start-at-69000-in-japan-20140626
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Robert Duffer
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With an estimated 71 hybridized vehicles for 2014, the 2014 Prius is unchanged, outdated and in need of a major redesign for 2015. 
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Robert Duffer
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Hybrids are worth it the longer you own them and the more you drive them.
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Transpoco

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Hybrid car maintenances - everything you need to know about it!

http://www.transpoco.com/blog/2014/06/10/hybrid-car-maintenance/ 
This is time to change your car and you are considering the purchase of one of the many hybrid vehicles available. But what about hybrid car maintenance?
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Robert Duffer
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"What's most impressive about the B-Class, however, is how much it retains the feel of a real Mercedes,"--Susan Carpenter.
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Robert Duffer
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Learn this symbol. Fill tires, drive safer, increase fuel economy. National Tire Safety Week.  
Driving a car with under-inflated tires is a serious safety issue. ;
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Robert Duffer
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China pulls over 5 million emission-spweing cars off the road. Commenters worry what Repbulicans and Democrate would do in the U.S.
China plans to take more than 5 million aging vehicles off the roads this year in a bid to improve air quality, with 330,000 cars set to be decommissioned in Beijing alone, the government said in a policy document published on Monday.
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Fuel-Efficient Cars is a community that focuses on green technology within the automotive industry. The community is hosted by Chicago Tribune's 'Fuel-Efficient Vehicles' editor Robert Duffer and Social Media Assistant Joe Baugnet. This is a community for discussing, sharing, and learning about recent car news. Before posting, it is recommended that you read the Community Guidelines category. In addition, each category description is listed below. Tips: *Community Guidelines Everything you need to know before posting to the community. * General Discussion All the latest news on Hybrid, Plugin, Diesel, other alternative-fuel vehicles. *Hybrid News and reviews for hybrid vehicles. *Plugin Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, Chevy Volt, and the like. *Diesel Diesel cars for the U.S. and Canada. *Alternative-Fuel Fuel-cells, hydrogen powered cars, and anything else that doesn't primarily use electricity, gasoline, or diesel to move. *Fuel-Efficient Transportation Anything other than cars that concerns fuel-efficient modes of transportation. (Planes, trains, bikes, etc..)

elviss tolvis

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Over the last few years Nissan has made bold strides, or rather great leaps in its search for greener vehicle solutions. The result? The world's first 100% zero-emissions electric vehicle designed for the mass market, the Nissan LEAF or Leading Environmentally friendly Affordable Family car.
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The Daily Fusion

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With four new hydrogen fueling stations, hydrogen fuel will be available in Denmark nationwide. http://bit.ly/1ls6Bza
Air Liquide, a French company which supplies industrial gases to various industries, will install 4 hydrogen fueling stations in Denmark.
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ella asley

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In India Automobile Industry has been more interested to create fuel efficient cars considering the factors such as eco-friendliness, hike in fuel prices, etc. Most of the people prefer Petrol Cars...
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Robert Duffer
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Joe Baugnet

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Tesla's attractive features only make an open-relationship more appealing.

But, will Tesla find love in these potential relationships, or will their admirers' betray them in the end?

Stay tuned for next weeks episode of #EV Wars

+Robert Duffer get a cast going, we're making a TV show asap.
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The Daily Fusion

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A new device recaptures automotive waste heat and increases fuel efficiency. http://bit.ly/1xJ61BU
GMZ Energy announced the successful demonstration of a thermoelectric generator (TEG) designed for automotive waste heat recapture.
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Nissan unveiled the e-NV200 today, its second all-electric vehicle. 

What are your thoughts on the new van? 
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Robert Duffer
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"This is the most exciting time for fuel cells in my career," said Daniel Dedrick, head of hydrogen and combustion technologies. Automakers may be selling 1.76 million fuel-cell vehicles a year worldwide by 2025. 
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Robert Duffer
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Roadways that generate power? Yes! And melt snow, and have reprogrammable lines, and are made of solar cells.
What if a road could be an energy source? What if snowplowing was no longer necessary? What if a petroleum-based economy could shift to a renewable-energy economy?
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Toyota tests new tech that can improve hybrid vehicle fuel efficiency by 10%. http://bit.ly/1njvgIR
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