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Two-hundred-and-seventy Toyota Prius cars are to be recalled in Hong Kong - as part of a worldwide recall of over 400,000 vehicles - because of a braking problem.

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Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau says the Government wants to work closely with Nissan to bring the manufacturer's electric vehicles to Hong Kong as early as possible.


Ferrari owner sees red

Nickkita Lau The Standard 31.07.2009
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The owner of a HK$2.94 million scarlet Ferrari which burst into flames on Waterloo Road last summer is seeking compensation from the car dealership.

Plug-in car points coming to a mall near you -

Timothy Chui The Standard 19.05.2009
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Electric car charging stations are set to open across Kowloon, the New Territories and Lantau Island by the end of the year.


Electric car rolls into HK

news.gov.hk 12.05.2009
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Electric vehicles are a viable alternative for Hong Kong's motoring future, Financial Secretary John Tsang says.

After delays and fixes, Dreamliner almost ready to roll

Dominic Gates The Seattle Times 23.04.2009
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Boeing's Dreamliner is nearly ready to come out — again. Within the next week, one of the huge doors at the Everett plant will open and the first of the new 787 Dreamliners will roll out onto the flight line by the Paine Field runway.


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The Federal Government has unveiled the first all-electric car that has been certified to run on Australian roads.

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The Financial Secretary, John Tsang, says the goverment wants to encourage the use of electric cars -- but it won't buy any of the micro-vehicles being produced by a local company until the technology is more advanced.


Electric car to be tested in HK

news.gov.hk 27.02.2009
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Hong Kong today signed a deal to test Mitsubishi's latest electric car the i MiEV.

Seattle collector has to ship antique roadster back to France

Charles E. Brown The Seattle Times 12.02.2009
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A Seattle man who collects rare cars has agreed a one-of-a-kind antique French roadster that once belonged to a descendant of French monarch Louis XVI will be returned to France, where it is designated a national treasure.


2009 Maybach 57 Zeppelin and 62 Zeppelin revealed

Tom Ludwick Automobile Magazine 12.02.2009
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At a time when most people are just trying to make ends meet, Maybach will launch a new model at the top of the high-end luxury sedan segment. Limited to only 100 units, the Maybach 57 Zeppelin and Maybach 62 Zeppelin will be unveiled at the Genev...

Toyota beats GM becoming top automaker

International Business Times 22.01.2009
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After 77 years, the auto industry turned the page to find Toyota Motor Co. as the new largest automaker in the world, succeeding General Motors Co. amid an economic recession which has battered the U.S. company.


Proton Savvy Among Top 10 Cars In Thailand

D. Arul Rajoo Bernama 16.01.2009
Proton Savvy Among Top 10 Cars In Thailand

Malaysian-made Proton Savvy has been voted as Thailand's top 10 cars in 2008 by The Nation daily's car writers.

Kia Soul'ster

Los Angeles Times  12.01.2009
Kia Soul'ster

The Kia Soul’ster is an open-air version of the Kia Soul, which has been around the show circuit for three years, first as a concept, and more recently as a production model launch at this past L.A. Auto Show.


CAR & TRUCK OF THE YEAR: F-150, Genesis snag honors

TAMMY STABLES BATTAGLIA Detroit Free Press  12.01.2009
CAR & TRUCK OF THE YEAR: F-150, Genesis snag honors

Ford Motor Co.'s new F-150 pickup was honored Sunday at the Detroit auto show as the North American Truck of the Year, a boost to a vehicle critical to Ford's success. The Hyundai Genesis became the first Korean-brand vehicle named North American ...

Detroit Auto Show | Chrysler 200C EV Concept

JAMES G. COBB The New York Times  12.01.2009
Detroit Auto Show | Chrysler 200C EV Concept

IS IT REAL? Its extended-range electric drivetrain isn’t ready for prime time, and its futuristic ultra-connected instrument panel is intriguing, but largely hypothetical. But as a design exercise, the clean, sleek 200C seems much more polished th...


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LONDON (AFP) — A rare Bugatti supercar left to gather dust in an English garage for half a century could fetch millions when it goes under the hammer next month, a report said Thursday.

Report: Toyota developing solar powered green car

YURI KAGEYAMA Breitbart.com 01.01.2009
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TOKYO (AP) - Toyota Motor Corp. is secretly developing a vehicle that will be powered solely by solar energy in an effort to turn around its struggling business with a futuristic ecological car, a top business daily reported Thursday.


Seattle classic-car buff losing prize to France

PAUL SHUKOVSKY Seattle Post-Intelligencer 31.12.2008
Seattle classic-car buff losing prize to France

Federal officials want to seize an antique automobile bought by a Seattle collector because the French government considers the 1919 Turcat-Mery -- once owned by a descendant of the royal Bourbon dynasty -- to be a national treasure.

Hong Kong sports car business hits the skids

Michael Flaherty Reuters 23.12.2008
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It's a business with a history of riding out economic slumps, but Hong Kong's sports car dealers say sales have all but skidded to a halt.



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