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Do you buy, or do you lease? If you've decided it's time for a new car, that question can prove a confounding step in the decision process to some.
Last week, we told you about the ongoing struggle between Nissan and its workers in Canton, Mississippi. A few hundred miles away, in Tennessee, Volkswagen workers are having a very different experience.
Forty years ago today, the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries launched an oil embargo against the U.S. in retaliation for America's support of Israel during the Yom Kippur war. The effects of that embargo can still be seen today in the form of increasingly eco-friendly vehicles, some of which run on alternative fuels.
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The first images and details for Lamborghini’s new Veneno Roadster have hit the web. The car is the convertible version of the Veneno coupe first shown at the 2013 Geneva Motor show, which was limited to just four examples in total. But unlike the coupe, Lamborghini is planning as many as nine Veneno Roadsters, each priced at a cool 3.3 million euros (approximately $4.5 million).
Earlier this week it was revealed that the U.S. Department of Energy had started an auction for the remaining portion of a $192 million loan awarded to electric car startup Fisker Automotive back in 2010 under the government’s advanced-technology vehicle manufacturing program. There are now reports that the winning bidder for the loan is a consortium that includes Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li, an early investor of Fisker.
A photo depicting a completely undisguised version of the 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan has hit the web, revealing the car in full ahead of its official online reveal later this year and world debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show in January.
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German automaker Audi might command the most real estate at the Le Mans 24 Hour race in France each year, but in 2013 Nissan's off-track presence certainly wasn't far behind. Promoting its NISMO motorsport brand, Nissan also reserved a space for its 2015 Le Mans challenger--the electric ZEOD race car.
We don't tend to feature Aston Martins here on Green Car Reports. Beautiful though they are, custodians of an enviable racing history and cultivators of an image few other automakers attain, they're about as far away from "green" as cars get. With big V-8 and V-12 gasoline engines, they're about performance, style, speed and class. Well, apart from the diminutive Aston Martin Cygnet, that is.
There is a line of thinking, naturally not shared by many of our readers, that engine noise is an integral part of the experience of driving a car. Lack of it in electric cars is one of myriad reasons the average gearhead is still skeptical of EVs.