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    Report: Gas prices jump for Victoria Day long weekend, did you fill up?

    After the shocking overnight price increase of gas across the country last month, many Canadian motorists have experienced a similar jump again in Ontario, just hours ahead of the busy Victoria Day long weekend. The fuel price per litre went up by nearly three cents (hitting roughly 136.9 per ...

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    Report: Toyota to buck engine downsizing trend, may go larger and turbo-free

    Turbocharging isn't really Toyota's specialty, and the Japanese automaker isn't being shy about acknowledging it. Koei Saga, a senior managing officer in charge of drivetrain research and development, says that eschewing turbos and increasing displacement of engines using the Atkinson cycle can ...

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    Video: Is NASCAR green? New ad makes the case [w/video]

    If you're a motorsports fan you've probably come across stories on the efforts Formula One has made to reduce its carbon footprint (KERS anyone?), but you might not have heard about what's being done in the world of NASCAR. Turns out it's pretty intense. In 2008, NASCAR chairman Brian France got ...

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    Featured: NYC Nissan taxi cabs could be banned because they're not hybrid

    The Nissan NV200 is having a rough go of it as New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow. The Greater New York Taxi Association wants the van banned on the grounds that it isn't a hybrid, and has gone so far as to sue the city to keep the NV200 out of taxi fleets. According to The New York Times, the city ...

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    Report: Fuel efficiency, green powertrains on GM agenda with multi-million dollar investment

    Not far from Canadian borders, American automakers churn out hundreds of thousands of cars every year. General Motors has announced it will invest around US$332 million to produce more fuel-efficient engines and transmissions. The cash will be split between four manufacturing facilities, ...

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    MIT, Princeton find smartphones can improve fuel efficiency by 20 per cent

    In July, at the Association for Computing Machinery MobiSys conference, research teams from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Princeton University took home an award for a fuel-saving system in cars that relies on dash-mounted smartphones. MIT says the system saves fuel by ...

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    Volkswagen brings XL1 Concept a step closer to reality

    Volkswagen Formula XL1 Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Volkswagen has taken another step towards making the one-liter car a reality, and this 200 mile-per-gallon dream could be on the roads within the next few years. The Formula XL1 Concept combines a two cylinder TDI ...