Campbell, CA (PRWEB) February 04, 2013
Mazda SkyACTIV Technology Wins Award
At this week’s Washington Auto Show, Mazda’s SkyACTIV technology won the Green Car Journal’s “Green Car Technology Award.” This is the first time the award has been given, and Mazda topped a formidable group of competitors, which included Ford auto stop-start, the Tesla powertrain, and the Fisker EVer powertrain, among others. The award recognizes a proprietary technology that combines high fuel efficiency and low environmental impact. For the complete story, see:
Citroen Berlingo EV Will Debut in April
Citroen will show off its Berlingo Electrique EV at the Birmingham, UK Commercial Vehicle Show that runs from April 9-11. The fresh-faced EV from Citroen recharges in about eight hours and can travel 106 miles between charges. For now, the company is not saying much else about the car except that it will offer regenerative braking, an electric heater, and an Eco-driving information readout. For the complete story, see:
Hertz Adds Volt to Connecticut Car-share Stable
Within its fleet at the University of Connecticut, Hertz On Demand will soon be offering the Chevy Volt as a car-sharing choice. The program operates locally to serve university students, faculty, and residents who wish to use a pay-as-you-go car service with no annual charge and which features a rate as low as $6.50 per hour. Both the hourly rates and day rates include insurance, 180 miles, and fuel. The local fleet employs electric cars, compacts, and hybrids. Hertz has already begun to expand its car-sharing services and hopes to include green vehicles whenever possible. For the complete story, see:
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