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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:02:13 GMT

Tar Sands vs. EVs
Autoblog (blog)
It's pretty common knowledge - especially if you're the type to regularly visit sites such as AutoblogGreen and its ilk - that it's simply cheaper to drive a mile on electrical power than on gasoline. We also know that it is inefficient to convert oil sands into usable ...

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:40:31 GMT

Dodge Viper to out-Hell the Hellcat with supercharged V10?
Autoblog (blog)
The Viper wouldn't be the Viper if it wasn't the most powerful model under the Chrysler umbrella. But with the arrival of the Hellcat engine in the Dodge Charger and Challenger, the Viper has fallen behind in the bragging rights department: where the new ...

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:38:52 GMT

Modi's Biggest Obstacles to Opening India Seen With His Own Camp
Businessweek
The RSS poses what may be the biggest hurdle for Modi to overcome in following through on pledges to open up Asia's third-largest economy. Modi must balance the need to secure the RSS's help to win state elections later this year with pressures from ...

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:12:00 GMT

Thieves still love older Hondas and pickups most, says NICB [w/video]
Autoblog (blog)
No one wants to have their car stolen, but a new study by the National Insurance Crime Bureau has some bad news for older Honda owners and pickup drivers. Fortunately, it has better news for drivers overall. The group is reporting that according to ...

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:39:13 GMT

Should self-driving cars be equipped with adjustable ethics?
Autoblog (blog)
Autonomous cars are piloting their way into the wide philosophical sea of ethics. Right now the autonomous cars are unaware of this because the driver's will always comes first, but when we start getting cars that can overrule commands or choose a particular ...

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:03:40 GMT

Sakti3 says 480-mile EVs possible using safe, affordable solid state batteries
Autoblog (blog)
Every now and then, we hear a little bit more information from the Michigan battery company Sakti3, which is somewhat secretly working on advanced solid state lithium batteries. In March, for example, the company was named an affiliate of the US ...

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:38:26 GMT

Three-time Le Mans winner André Lotterer switches to F1 with Caterham
Autoblog (blog)
While we've seen professional racing drivers bounce back and forth between disciplines, generally speaking, a racer has to choose at some point in his career what he's going to focus on: stock cars, single-seaters, rally, touring cars, endurance prototypes.

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