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Mazda i-ELOOP capacitor-based regenerative braking technology

Mazda i-ELOOP capacitor-based regenerative braking technology

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From The Car Connection:

Mazda 6, Mazda 3 Recalled For i-ELOOP Issue

Mazda will recall some 2014-2015 Mazda 3 and Mazda 6 sedans for an issue with some new fuel-saving technology.

Jeep Compass / Patriot, Dodge Caliber Get Extended Warranty For Rust

Chrysler has extended the warranty on the 2007 Jeep Compass and Patriot, as well as the Dodge Caliber, for a problem with rusting crossmembers. In those vehicles, some structural crossmembers are prone to rust, resulting in a steering wheel vibration.

More Recalls: 2010-14 Chevrolet Camaro, 2004-11 Saab 9-3, 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, 2014 Buick LaCrosse

General Motors is adding four more recalls to its already-long list of scheduled fixes. All four are for very different reasons, and most involve recent models, including the current-generation Chevrolet Camaro, which suffers from a problem similar to the one affecting "Switchgate" vehicles.

Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo

Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo

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From Motor Authority:

Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo Revealed, Likely Hints At R36 GT-R

Nissan has revealed its latest vehicle destined to join the pantheon of 148 different Nissans to have appeared in the Gran Turismo video game series over the years. The popular racing sim turned 15 last year and to celebrate the anniversary its creator Kazunori Yamauchi asked design studios from all across the globe to come up with a concept using the theme “Vision Gran Turismo,” and among them was Nissan Design Europe.

Michael Schumacher Leaves Hospital, No Longer In Coma

The first good news on the condition of injured Formula One legend Michael Schumacher in months has emerged, with a statement to the media from his manager Sabine Kehm confirming the seven-time world champion has left the French hospital he’s been in since the skiing accident last December that nearly ended his life.

Ferrari F12 TRS Revealed, Rumored To Cost $4.2 Million

Ferrari has chosen to limit the number of cars it builds each year to just 7,000 units but to increase revenues the company is offering more personalization options on the cars, ranging from unique trim elements in the cabin right up to unique, coachbuilt cars.

Tesla Model X at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Model X at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

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From Green Car Reports:

When Will Plug-In Electric SUVs And Crossovers Go On Sale?

Have patience, all you SUV and crossover fans who desperately want one that plugs in and runs electrically. They're coming, but you've got a year to wait--or perhaps a bit less, with luck.

Could U.S. Hybrid Car Sales Be Peaking Already--And If So, Why?

Suppose sales of some type of car or other reached a certain level--and then stayed there, forever. According to a new report, that may already be close to happening in at least one market segment: hybrid-electric vehicles.

Why An Electric Car Saves Fleet Operators $16,000 In Lifetime Cost

The average car spends about 95 percent of a 24-hour day parked. For the 5 percent that they're driven, they actually spend one-third of the time idling–at red lights, stuck behind leisurely left-turners, or even while the driver waits for the vehicle to warm up (or cool down) before getting in.

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