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New Toyota semiconductor tech could improve efficiency

Toyota said it will begin testing new silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductor technology that could improve the efficiency of hybrid and other electric vehicles.

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Chevrolet Spark EV comes to MD

No longer just for the Left Coast, GM will sell the Chevrolet Spark EV in Maryland, where demand is partly drive by its powertrain that is built there.

Driving a Ford Expedition King Ranch in the Blizzard of 2015

The 2015 Ford Expedition’s ControlTrac four-wheel drive is the way four-wheel drive should be — especially if you have to drive in the Blizzard of 2015.

Van envy: We test the Nissan NV200 cargo van

A surefire sign I’m an automotive oddball: I was more excited to test the Nissan NV200 cargo van than I have been about a test car in a long time.

HFE model brings Ram EcoDiesel MPG to 29

Ram Trucks made like Chef Emeril Lagasse recently by “kickin’ it up a notch” with a new Ram EcoDiesel HFE model said to get 29 MPG highway.

Honda details FCV, turbo VTEC plans at NAIAS

Honda will build a fuel cell vehicle (FCV) of its own, and VTEC engines are gonna get boosted, yo. So said Honda at North American International Auto Show.

Coke with no gas? The Atlanta model of EV efficiency

In a recent story in Bloomberg, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn talks about what is happening with EVs in Atlanta.

Wait, Atlanta?

Fear Not, Tesla Roadster Owners…your upgrade is coming!

Would you give up on the Lotus underpinnings of the Tesla Roadster as it ages? No, you’d just upgrade the drivetrain and aerodynamics, as Tesla is doing.

Has motorization in the US peaked?

A study by UMTRI says fuel efficiency is on the way up as motorization is on the way down. Where are we headed in the future?

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New Toyota Tacoma talks truck tech at NAIAS

The new Toyota Tacoma debuted at North American International Auto Show this week, and Toyota said it’s bringing tons of truck tech features to market.

Nissan LEAF breaks 30K annual sales threshold

The Nissan LEAF EV continues to chart new sales territory for electric vehicles, becoming the first EV to break 30,000 annual sales in 2014.

Nissan Titan goes diesel: Here’s what’s Cummins

Nissan’s full-size Titan pickup truck finally got a substantial update with a Cummins diesel engine. Here’s what you need to know about the new oil-burner: