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March 27, 2015
From The Car Connection:

3D-Printed Car Hits The Road In China, At A Cost Of $1,770: Video

3D printing began as the geekiest, moonshot-iest of activities. As scale and quality have improved, though, people and businesses in the mainstream have become excited by the very real possibilities offered by 3D printers.

Ford Feature Can Limit Your Speed According To Signs

Ford] has revealed a system that may help prevent unintended speeding—and, in some cases perhaps, speeding tickets themselves.

BMW i3 Vs Chevrolet Volt: Compare Cars

The BMW i3 and Chevrolet Volt are two very, very different approaches to offering an electric car with a gasoline range extender. The little BMW is a battery-electric vehicle that offers a small two-cylinder "REx" range-extending engine as an option for around $4,000.

Teaser sketch for potential Mercedes-Benz pickup truck

Teaser sketch for potential Mercedes-Benz pickup truck

From Motor Authority:

Mercedes-Benz Planning Pickup?

Already a formidable force in the commercial van market, Mercedes-Benz may be about to branch out into the light truck segment with a new pickup. The automaker’s commercial vehicles unit has released a statement that a Mercedes-badged pickup truck will be launched by the end of the decade as a means to further boost global growth.

Toyota Previews New TNGA Modular Platform

Toyota is implementing a raft of measures to ensure it remains among the top automakers not only in terms of volume but profitability, too. And one of the key measures is the introduction of a new modular platform, the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), designed for mid-size cars.

2017 Mitsubishi Montero Spy Shots

It was at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show where Mitsubishi presented three concept cars all previewing future production models. One of these was a concept called the “GC-PHEV” (shown below), which Mitsubishi presented again at the Chicago Auto Show just last month.

Daimler Trucks North America SuperTruck

Daimler Trucks North America SuperTruck

From Green Car Reports:

Daimler Unveils SuperTruck; 12-MPG Semi Is More Than Twice As Fuel-Efficient

Heavy-duty trucks make up a fairly small percentage of the traffic on U.S. roads, but they cover many more miles each year than the average passenger car--with much worse fuel economy. Even small efficiency improvements for the biggest trucks can have a major impact on overall emissions, and perhaps lower the cost of the goods they transport as well.

VW Bus Hybrid That Never Was: The Microbus Prototype Of 1977

There truly is nothing new under the sun, as the saying goes. Now, a Volkswagen bus from almost 40 years ago has surfaced to prove the point.

IL Suspends Clean-Car Rebates; GA Tax Credit In Trouble Too; Texas Next?

State tax credits and purchase rebates have proven effective in kickstarting the early market for plug-in electric cars and other green vehicles. But they don't last forever, as buyers in Illinois and Georgia are learning; the Illinois program has been suspended, and Georgia seems likely to kill off its program as well.

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