LA Auto Show: Hyundai Talks About The Veloster C3 And The Future Of Alt-Fuels

I sat down with Hyundai’s Frank Ahrens to talk about the new HyundaiVeloster C3 (short for Convertible 3 door) Concept and their take on the future of sustainable transportation (hint, it’s wet). Designed in Southern California, with an aim at capturing more of the elusive Gen Y market that continues to elude the grasp of the world’s automakers.

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Audi Might Build A Diesel-Hybrid Supercar

Few vehicles can match the efficiency and power of a combination diesel-electric hybrid. Audi has proved as much with a multitude of wins at the always-epic 24 Hours of Le Mans. Now one of the chief executives wants to unite the Audi motorsports and passenger car efforts with a diesel-electric supercar based heavily on the Le Mans champion.

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BMW Reveals Plans For Slew Of Upcoming Diesel Models

The diesels are coming, the diesels are coming! America may be short on diesel-powered cars right now, but the next few years promise an influx of modern diesel engines across a variety of brands, including the Ultimate Driving Machine, BMW. Leaked plans for a variety of diesel Bimmers have hit the Internet…and I like what I see.

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Europe-Only Honda Civic Diesel Boasts 65 MPG

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, or in this case, the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. For 2013, the Honda Civic i-DTEC will boast a 1.6 liter diesel engine offering 221 ft-lbs of torque, and a 78 mpg rating on the UK testing cycle, which roughly translates to 65 mpg on the U.S. standard. Naturally, it’s only for Europe.

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Saudi Arabia Wants To Go 100% Green

The world is indeed a strange, wild place these days. While one wouldn’t think an oil-rich nation like Saudi Arabia would be ready to climb aboard the green train, there are elements within the Saudi royal family who think going green is a great idea, including Prince Turki Al Faisal Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, who recently said he wanted to see his oil-rich nation go 100% green in his lifetime.

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Fiat-Chrysler CEO: CNG Will Set U.S. Free

While America’s energy policy hangs in the balance, one thing both Democrats and Republicans agree on is the exploitation of America’s vast natural gas reserves. According to Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, if the United States full-on embraces CNG as a transportation fuel, we could reduce emissions and eliminate our reliance on foreign oil in just a few years time.

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