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Fossil fuels are not over, Shell shows 107 mpg concept car

Collaborating with body and engine design experts, Shell introduces The Shell Concept Car, emphasizing lifespan energy reduction. In sustained speed fuel consumption tests the three-seater measured 89 mpg at 70 mph and 107 mpg at 45 mph.
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Volvo plans to go all-electric, sets a goal to make 1 million electric cars by 2025

Volvo put dates and numbers to its vehicle electrification program. The Swedish car company intends to have two hybrid versions of each model and its first all-electric car by 2019. The overall goal is 1 million electric cars by 2025.
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Uber drivers are still contractors and the company will pay up to $100M in settlements

Ride-hailing service Uber and its drivers in California and Massachusetts settled class action lawsuits. Drivers are still contractors but will get a payout of up to $100 million. Uber also agreed to give drivers insight into its rating…
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Top Gear host Chris Harris will race for Bentley

As if he wasn't busy enough, Top Gear host Chris Harris will race a Bentley Continental GT3 in the Blancpain Endurance Series Cup this season. Maybe he's practicing to take on the Stig.
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Feds inquire about Mitsubishi fuel economy after cheating comes to light

Mitsubishi must provide fuel economy information to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) after admitting it cheated on tests in Japan. So far no cars sold in the U.S. appear to be affected.
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Volkswagen will buy back some diesel cars, modify others

After over six months, Volkswagen has reached a preliminary settlement with the U.S. government on how it will deal with nearly 600,000 diesel cars equipped with emissions-cheating software.
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To amend for Dieselgate, Volkswagen will buy back nearly 500,000 US vehicles

On April 21, Volkswagen went before a federal judge in San Francisco and agreed to buy back or repair 500,000 diesel vehicles in the U.S. The vehicles were fitted with illegal software used to fool emissions tests.
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Toyota's Prius hybrid features a towing package for the first time ever

Toyota has revealed that its 2016 Prius can be optioned with a tow package to haul just under 1,600 pounds. The hitch can be easily attached and removed, and doesn't change the car's rear bumper design.
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Is Lyft too nice for its own good?

In contrast to Uber's more aggressive approach, Lyft makes every attempt to follow rules and regulations but it makes no difference. Both companies are growing but Lyft's "caring company" strategy may affect profits as Uber gains market…
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Three’s company: Electric and Plug-In Hybrid models will join Honda’s Clarity Fuel Cell

The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell will be joined by Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-In Hybrid variants next year, giving the model three green powertrains and allowing Honda to spread out development costs.
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Honda’s Accord Hybrid is back with better gas mileage, more tech

The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid returns after a one-year hiatus with increased fuel economy, revised styling, and more tech. It will be more widely available than the previous model too.