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2012 Ford Focus Video Review, 2014 BMW X5 Spied: Car News Headlines
2012 Ford Focus Video Review, 2014 BMW X5 Spied: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we bring you our own video review of the 2012 Ford Focus, and spy shots of the 2014 BMW X5 SUV. We ask whether the Volt's really an electric car if 63 percent of its miles are all-electric, and discuss the pros and cons of putting more ethanol in your gas tank. You'll find...Read More»

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2012 Nissan Versa, E15, 2012 Scion iQ, Groupon: Car News Headlines

We drive the new 2012 Nissan Versa. [TheCarConnection] Save $300 on a Cadillac with Groupon. [SocialCarNews] The next-generation Subaru WRX will drop the Impreza nameplate. [MotorAuthority] The GAO says E15 gasoline will not arrive for at least a year. [GreenCarReports] Subaru offers advice about...Read More»

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Next-Gen M3, 2012 Mitsubishi i, More E15, 2012 Audi TT RS: Car News Headlines

Will the next-generation BMW M3 be powered by a triple-turbo six-cylinder engine? [MotorAuthority] Would $3 billion end traffic deaths? [TheCarConnection] Wondering which minivan gets the best gas mileage? [FamilyCarGuide] The EPA says E15 wont hurt your car. Automakers disagree. [GreenCarReports]...Read More»

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Twelve Automakers Oppose EPA's E15 Fuel Proposal

Like it or not, gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol will soon be coming to a retailer near you. The EPA has approved E15 for use in motor vehicles built since 2001, and they insist that they’ve tested the fuel across a wide variety of vehicles and applications prior to its approval. Even...Read More»

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Collectors, Enthusiasts Bucking E15, Seeking Ethanol-Free Gasoline

Car collectors and hobbyists are among those banding together to try to find alcohol-free gasoline—at a time when the percentage of alcohol in each gallon of typical pump gasoline is likely to increase significantly. It's a trend we reported last year. Through forums, as well as Pure-gas.org...Read More»

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Jeep Owners Rally For A Recall, But NHTSA Says It's All Internet Hype

Auto recalls are a little like trips to the dentist: time-consuming, frustrating, and even though we know they're food for us, we'd rather avoid them. As such, it's a little unusual to find consumers hankering for a recall, but a growing contingent of Jeep owners are doing just that. The problem...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media

Teenagers text more than any other social group. So what happens when they take to the road en masse? Brace yourselves. [TheCarConnection] As much as we hate to admit it, winter is coming. You need to remember these five things before you head into it--oh, and your keys. Keys will help...Read More»

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EPA Approves Higher Ethanol Content: What Does It Mean At The Pump?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has given limited approval to a plan that will allow normal pump gasoline to contain up to 15 percent ethanol. Retailers are already allowed to sell a blend with ten-percent ethanol (sometimes called E10) at the pump. Ethanol is currently blended into...Read More»

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Study: Europe Could Replace Half Of Gasoline With Biofuels By 2020

By 2020, a new report says, biofuels could replace 50 percent of EU gasoline, but that would require 100 new refineries per year. And in this scenario, it estimates, the biofuels industry could be worth about $40 billion. The Bloomberg New Energy Finance study says that just using the waste biomass...Read More»

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Ethanol Blends Increasingly Common: Want Pure Gasoline?

The next time you fill up, think about this: What you think of as gasoline might not be gasoline. At least not entirely. Take a close look at the pump you're filling from; there will be a label with fuel details, and odds are you're probably filling up with E10, a blend of 90 percent gasoline and...Read More»

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Today in Car News: Whitacre, Ferrari Minivans, and Saab

Will Ed Whitacre's retirement from General Motors hurt or help its plans to go public this year? Does Wall Streeet care if the company's on its fourth CEO in 18 months? These and many questions...won't be answered today. [CNNMoney] Fewer car dealerships are closing this year, a sign of light at the...Read More»

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2009's Best Green Posts: Urine! Muslims & Ethanol! Prius Perks!

G'wan, admit it. We say, "green car". You think, "Ugh, Toyota Prius," and look away. Oh, but there's so much more! And so much of it is just so darn ... weird. Consider, for example, the 10 most popular posts last year on our sister site GreenCarReports.com. The list includes a piece entitled...Read More»

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2010 Hummer H3 And H3T Treading Water Before Real Change

Hummer is in the midst of a move—from General Motors to China's Sichuan Tengzhong—but the brand has announced details for its 2010 H3 SUV and H3T pickup, which are slated to go on sale next month. Changes are minimal. The standard engine is still a 239-horsepower, 3.7-liter five-cylinder...Read More»

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Automakers: More Ethanol In Gas Might Lead To More Problems

Fill up at almost any pump today and you're likely to see a reminder that what you think of as gasoline can contain up to 10 percent ethanol. The effect of that much ethanol on your car is relatively benign; it's been allowed since 1978 and over more than three decades the ethanol, mostly sourced...Read More»

Algae and biofuel
New Biofuel Grounded In Algae, Long-Horizon Development

Algae-based biofuel has gained traction in recent years, but it presents significant financial and scientific challenges. Bottom line: it's a new technology, and it may take years or decades before investors see a profit. That makes venture capitalists skittish. A new project in Colorado, however...Read More»

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Exxon Employs Algae For Biofuel

Yes, you read that headline correctly: Exxon (a name forever linked in some people's minds with "Valdez") has jumped on the eco-conscious, biofuel bandwagon, and it's doing so in a forward-thinking way. The company has invested $600 million in a joint partnership with biotech firm Synthetic...Read More»

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Frugal Shopper: Will E85 Save You Money?

Ford, GM, and Chrysler now have a wide range of vehicles that are E85-compatible—meaning they can run on a blend of up to 85 percent ethanol, 15 percent gasoline—plus Nissan and Toyota have outfitted some of their largest trucks for it and it's now offered in the 2009 Mercedes-Benz C300. There...Read More»

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Ethanol (Rhymes With 'Cornball')

An article in Science magazine says that growing corn for ethanol is an inefficient use of farmland. (Of course, if you've been paying attention, this isn't really news.) A better option? Growing trees that can be burned to produce volts for electric vehicles. Sorry, hippie friends. According to...Read More»

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Bentley Shows Continental GT Supersports In New York

Even the purveyor of the gas hog six-and-three-quarters-liter V-8 is now joining the green movement. The Bentley Continental Supersports you see here is powered by E85 (a blend of 85 percent ethanol, 15 percent gasoline), thus Bentley Motors' one and only claim to eco-friendliness thus far. Here...Read More»

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