Category Archives: alternative fuels

Honda Recalls New Fit and Vezel Hybrids

It is the third recall on this new transmission, and part of a growing number of software caused recalls in the industry. Honda claims that each recall was due to a different cause Continue reading

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Kia Soul EV Debuts at CAS Range of 80 to 100 miles claimed

Kia Motors America held a global unveiling of the 2015 Soul EV at the Chicago Auto Show today. Scheduled for sale in Q3 of 2014, the Soul EV will be Kia’s first all-electric car sold in the U.S. The Soul EV joined a refreshed 2014 Optima Hybrid on stage. Continue reading

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Is the Cadillac ELR a flop? Incentives via a Free 240 Volt Charger and ‘no-charge’ Home Installation added

The ELR on an ultra-low-mileage, 39-month lease for qualified lessees starts at $699 per month with $5,999 due. Cadillac deliver six ELR hybrids in December, but since the Volt-based coupe just went on sale, January and Q1 2014 sales will be a better indicator of actual demand. Continue reading

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Tesla Recalls its Model S EV Chargers for Fires

It is not clear if Tesla complied with U.S. safety regulations requiring a recall within five days of a known defect since the awareness of the problem goes back to late 2012. Continue reading

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Las Vegas Biofuels Fraud Revealed in latest EISA Scam

Two men were indicted by a federal grand jury in Las Vegas for offenses involving the badly audited federal renewable fuels program that passed out taxpayer money for the production of biodiesel among other things. Continue reading

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