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Is It Time to Stop Hating the Car? Maybe Not

We hated the car when they were getting 10 miles to the gallon. As cars became more efficient, we began to forgive them.…
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New EPA Emissions Standard Saves Lives, Creates Jobs

New fuel efficiency and emissions standards are creating stronger automotive jobs in the U.S., as research and development firms wind up to meet…
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Can Ford Become The New Nike?

Ford has become much more than an automobile manufacturing giant: it is a design firm, a technology company and a lifestyle brand that…
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A popular theme over the years at 3p has been the slowly greening automobile industry and the quest for more sustainable transportation in…
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Mitsubishi Motors, the fourth largest automobile manufacturer in Japan and seventh largest in the world, has 90 years of success in building cars.…
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BMW Invests $560M in EV Technology

Compared to other automobile manufacturers, BMW has been behind in electric car research and development.  Considering the demographic to which BMW markets, the…
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Nissan Leaf Selling Fast

The Nissan Leaf is selling fast, but for now most Leaf buyers are those in the higher income brackets who can afford to…
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Zimride Merges Social Networking and Carpooling

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Volvo Aims to Change the Definition of “Green Cars”

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