261 MPG VW XL1 Concept Confirmed for 2013 Production

Remember the world’s most fuel-efficienct car? Volkswagen has been showing off increasingly-efficient versions of their original 1L concept for the past decade…and now it appears as though VW will do more than tease use. According to one VW exec, the German automaker will start a smaller series of production of the XL1 in Germany starting in 2013.

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Pininfarina Retrofits 17-Year Old Bus With Diesel-Hybrid System

Founded back in 1930, Pininfarina is a world-reknowned car design firm and coachbuilder whose resume includes the Ferrari 599 GTB Foiorano, Honda HP-X concept car, and the ‘63 Chevy Corvair Super Spyder Coupe. Now the famed design house has produced a retro-fit system for aging buses that turns them into diesel-electric hybrids.

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Green News Roundup: Monday, October 24th, 2011

Who else has a case of the Mondays? Because I do. None the less, I’ve got a job to do, part of which involves rounding up some interesting green news for you, our dear readers. Some of the highlights over the weekend include Fisker’s promise of an affordable plug-in hybrid by 2013, reflective paint keeps your car cool, and the first round of Top Gear vs. Tesla goes to Top Gear..

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Definitely Getting Diesel, Other Large Chryslers to Follow

With looming fuel efficiency standards dictating future car products, major automakers are investing a lot of time and money into developing EV’s and hybrid cars. Well…except for Chrysler. Instead, the Pentastar brand has announced that the Jeep Grand Cherokee will offer a diesel engine option in 2013, with other models to follow.

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Green News Roundup: Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Good morning greenies! It’s been a fun week thus far, with plenty of interesting news tidbits from across the globe. This morning we have highlights stretching from the Himalyas back to the 19th century. As it turns out, the Himalayas are a goldmine of solar power, Central Park may replace horses with EV’s, and racing old school, big-wheel bikes is pretty fun!

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Ford Ending Ranger Production While GM is Bringing a New Colorado to America

Two American companies. Two class-leading mid-size pickups. Two completely different paths. Ford has announced that as of December 19th, 2011, Ford Ranger production will cease and the historic Twin Cities Assembly Plant will shut down. Meanwhile, GM announced that it will bring the new global Colorado pickup to America.

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