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GM's electric Volt on track for 2010

General Motors Corp is confident it will be able to deliver the all-electric Chevrolet Volt as planned and is close to naming a supplier for the vehicle's crucial battery.

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Neil Young has a bad case of the greens

More than 60 teams around the globe – three so far from Canada – have registered to participate in the Progressive Automotive X Prize, a $10 million contest that aims to break our addiction to oil

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Toyota boosts hybrid production

Toyota will start making the Camry hybrid in Australia and Thailand as part of the Japanese automaker's efforts to step up production of such green cars around the world, the company said Tuesday.

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3 Earth-friendly second-hand cars

With the planet flirting with peak oil, burning it as quickly as it can be pumped out of the ground, automakers have been looking for ways to squeeze more efficiency out of the four-stroke gasoline en

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U.S. town's electric people-mover

In one hilly West Virginia town, residents have been using an experimental transit system right out of a science fiction movie for more than three decades.

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10 vehicles honoured for fuel economy

Natural Resources Canada presented its annual awards for the most fuel-efficient vehicles in 10 vehicle classes this week at the Canadian International AutoShow.

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Biodiesel basics

Biodiesel is an environmentally safe, alternative fuel made in a refining process called transesterification, from vegetable sources such as soybean or rapeseed oil or animal fats.

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Biodiesel helps kick that oil habit

Biobling is the car brokerage company Colette Brooks founded three years ago with the aim to match environmentally conscious car shoppers and biodiesel-friendly cars.

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Which road is greenest?

How the automotive industry is tackling energy and environmental issues -- and what we can expect in the future.

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Top used fuel sippers

Here are five dependable, cheap-to-keep used cars under $8,000 for people who want to spend their summer kicking it on the beach with their own wheels instead of borrowing dad's lame-ass Buick.

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Bavarian hydrogen for the Austrian Oak

The former Mr. Universe, turned action star, turned politician, was on-hand at the L.A. auto show late last year to introduce the Hydrogen 7, the world's first production vehicle to use an internal co

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Barenaked Ladies go for the green

So on their fall tour, the Barenaked Ladies ran their vehicles (typically four trucks and four buses) on biodiesel – specifically B20, a blend of 20 per cent biofuel, derived from waste oil products