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Shelby American brings GT back for 2014

The Shelby GT is coming back as a 2014 model, with an SC (supercharged) version at the top of the lineup. Introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show, …

Harley-Davidson embraces liquid cooling on 2014 engines

Liquid-cooled engines appear to be entering the mainstream at Harley-Davidson, as it introduces two significant new powertrains for 2014. One of them …

Acura RLX Sport Hybrid has impressive economy

The "power costs fuel" rule has been repealed by the 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid midsize sedan. It's the most powerful vehicle the Honda luxury …

Inside Honda's new two-motor 50-mpg Accord Hybrid

The all-new 2014 Accord Hybrid employs Honda’s new i-MMD (intelligent Multi-Mode Drive) two-motor hybrid system for midsize vehicles that debuted …

Aligning state and federal emissions standards

The U.S. EPA’s Tier 3 emissions standards are being framed to align with the California’s Low Emission Vehicle (LEV)-III requirements.<p>“When we …

SAE International to develop standards for natural gas vehicles - SAE International

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Ford developing selectable-mode cruise control to optimize fuel efficiency

Ford researchers are testing a fuel efficiency-focused cruise control system in real-world driving conditions.<p>“This advanced system works within the …

Toyota engineers 'dramatic' cost reduction in fuel-cell technology, plans 2015 vehicle launch

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Mazda plots Wankel-powered range extenders, HCCI mild hybrids

The problem with electric drive systems is that they are too electrified. That’s Mazda’s view, judging from the company’s plans to fortify …