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Researchers: Heat From Exhaust Could Be Harnessed For Improved MPG
Researchers: Heat From Exhaust Could Be Harnessed For Improved MPG

If you've ever crept along in gridlock and noticed the floor of your car getting a little warm, or 'seen' all the heat energy escaping from a hot exhaust pipe on a cold day, you know that exhaust systems send a lot of heat right out the tailpipe—heat that could potentially be put to use. What...Read More»

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Nissan Makes Range-Anxiety Fun With 'Carwings' For The 2011 Leaf

If Farmville has taught us anything -- and sadly, it's taught us plenty -- it's that people will carry out even the most repetitive, mundane chores as long as there's a shiny gold trophy waiting down the line. Now, Nissan has taken that same principle and applied it to a spiffy in-dash system for...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt outside Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant
Trending In Social Media This Week: Chevrolet Volt Hits The Street, Chrysler And Volkswagen

Social Car News has partnered with real-time online buzz tracker OneRiot to bring you a weekly report on what's trending in the automotive social media world. Each week we monitor discussions across all platforms, including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Digg, MySpace, and blogs, to bring...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media: Hyundai Goes Green, Leaf Wins Big

Is Hyundai about to overtake Honda as the world's greenest carmaker? [GreenCarReports] As we did, European journalists have named the 2011 Nissan Leaf their Car of the Year. [AllCarsElectric] Safer roads are great for cars--but have you seen the stats for pedestrians and other forms of...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, And Toyota Named Nielsen Finalists For Green Marketing

Like any trend, the "green" movement has fallen in and out of favor, but for the past few years, it's been especially popular -- maybe as popular as it was when it first gained mainstream momentum during the hippie movement of the 1960s. And perhaps because of that popularity, Nielsen has decided...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
Today at High Gear Media: Holiday Driving, Trashed Porsches

Thanksgiving is creeping up on us--and so are gas prices, in advance of the biggest travel holiday of the year. [TheCarConnection] Naked and armed is no way to go through life, son--but if you're going to do it, do it in a Bentley. [MotorAuthority] If you missed the New York Marathon in all its...Read More»

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Catch High Gear Media on Fox Car Report Today

Looking around for something to do this afternoon at 3 p.m. EST? Can't leave the desk? Do you have earbuds at hand, by any chance? Tune in to FoxNews' Strategy Room online today from 3 p.m. ET to 4 p.m. High Gear Media editorial director Marty Padgett will be beaming in to talk about the 2010 Paris...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
Today in Car News: Leaf and Lance, McLaren and Car Czars

Lance Armstrong could be in for a world of legal nightmares with new doping allegations, but Nissan thinks he's still the guy to front some 2011 Leaf marketing. [AutoblogGreen] With Volt and Leaf set to launch, sales of gas-dependent hybrids are falling fast--with the Toyota Prius falling more than...Read More»

From Nissan's 'Innovation for All' campaign
Video: Nissan Shifts Strategy, Goes 'Geek Chic', Hires Trained Polar Bear

We've seen lots of ads from Nissan -- some effective*, others, not so much. Many of those commercials, both good and bad, have featured the "Shift" tagline, which aimed to give Nissan rides a sense of excitement. But with the rollout of numerous new and updated models over the next two years --...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
Today in Car News: Leaf Falls, Italia Crashes and In-N-Out with Zagat

If you're in line for a 2011 Nissan Leaf, you may have to wait even longer. Instead of 10,000 Leafs planned for sale before March, Nissan North America's now counting on 3,300 electric cars. Bummer. [Gas 2.0] The 2011 Volvo lineup includes a five-cylinder-only S40, more power for the S80, and the...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
Feds Ramp Up Funding For Riskier Renewable Fuel Projects

How will we be fueling our cars 20 or 30 years from now? Will we plug in, as some of us soon will with EVs such as the 2011 Nissan Leaf, but not have to worry about battery life? Or will we be gassing up, much like we do today, but with home-grown cellulosic ethanol that's far more sustainable than...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
Today at High Gear Media: Electric Car Buying Guide

There's a fight brewing for the sales crown among luxury-car brands. Will BMW come from behind to beat Mercedes and Lexus? Today at High Gear Media, we're looking at all things luxury as we also bring you along for a late-night charge in the 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost, treat you to a full review of...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
Going Green With Appliances: Like Taking 100M Cars Off The Road

We've seen the trends; car shoppers are increasingly considering fuel consumption in car puchases, and thinking about the energy we spend getting around—some purely for economics, others for greener reasons. But it's sometimes easy to forget that vehicles aren't the only energy hogs we have in...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
2011 Nissan Leaf: Our Experts Talk Electric Cars

  If you're curious about the 2011 Nissan Leaf--everything from ordering and owning one, to seeing how it stacks up against the 2011 Chevrolet Volt--you're in luck. High Gear Media's sprawling network of writers counts four reporters who have driven the 2011 Leaf, at almost every stage of the EV...Read More»

Porsche 918 Spyder Concept
Today at High Gear Media: Nissan Leaf and Electric Porsches

We're turning a corner--in the automotive world and here at High Gear Media with the latest coverage on electric cars. Today across the HGM network, we're reporting about EVs and hybrid cars, starting with our first drive of the 2011 Nissan Leaf. Ride along with us as we tell you if the Leaf's a...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
2011 Chevrolet Volt Pricing Announced

After months of rumors suggesting that the 2011 Chevrolet Volt would start at around $40,000, General Motors has announced that the base price will be: $41,000, including the $720 destination fee. Volt intenders who are looking to save a bit of cash should lease instead of buying, since the monthly...Read More»

Traffic Jam
Seattle Looking For New Way To Tax Solo Car Commuters

As long as we're still driving fossil-fuel vehicles, the way we pay for our roads is pretty straightforward: We fill up at the pump, and for the most part, a big chunk of the gasoline tax we pay goes toward building and maintaining roads. What isn't nearly as transparent is how we fund rail...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf prototype
Video: The 2011 Nissan Leaf Has Arrived

  Ladies and gentlemen, the 2011 Nissan Leaf is here. And by "here", we mean "the interwebs". No, you can't drive it just yet. But you can follow Lance Armstrong's Twitter feed, where the new Nissan spokesperson occasionally mentions the all-electric five-door and how excited he is to be the first...Read More»

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Security Alert: Could Hackers Break Into Your Car—Virtually?

More expensive, more technologically advanced vehicles offer better all-around security, right? Well, maybe, but as new research to be unveiled this week looks poised to suggest, you might be opening yourself up to another type of break-in and presenting a challenge to hackers instead of mere...Read More»

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