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Video: Nissan unveils new zero-emission, high-performance concept car

By Stephanie Liverani / September 21, 2016

Keeping fuel-efficiency paramount, automotive manufacturer Nissan recently unveiled its latest concept car—the BladeGlider, which “combines zero-emissions with high-performance in a revolutionary sports car design,” according to a Nissan press release.

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Move over, Tesla—Apple accelerates plans to build an electric car

By Stephanie Liverani / September 23, 2015

After much speculation this summer about whether or not Apple is driving forward plans to develop an electric car, The Wall Street Journal reports that the tech giant has designated the project internally as a “committed project.”

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Get outta my dreams, get into my futuristic Chevy FNR concept car

By April Gocha / April 24, 2015

According to a GM press release, Chevrolet’s new FNR concept car “boasts a futuristic capsule design”—which may be the biggest understatement we’ve ever heard.

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DOE reinforces commitment to lighter, more efficient automobiles with $259M Alcoa loan

By Jessica McMathis / April 13, 2015

The Obama administration hopes to achieve more efficient and affordable vehicles through a conditional commitment to Alcoa for a $259-million loan—the first issued under the Department of Energy’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan program.

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Glass fibers weave supersonic strength into ballistic panels for world’s fastest vehicle

By April Gocha / March 18, 2015

The Bloodhound Project hopes its new supersonic rocket-powered car will obliterate the world record by rocketing to 1,000 mph.

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Mercedes-Benz’s new concept car harvests sun with its paint and has faux warp drive

By April Gocha / November 7, 2014

Mercedes-Benz’s newest conceptual vision, the G-code, is an equally impressive exercise in creative thinking about what cars can do, evoke, and look like.

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Give me a brake—preferably one that’s ceramic

By April Gocha / October 9, 2014

You may not have to pine for the luxe life much longer—researchers at Switzerland’s Empa research institute are aiming to bring ceramic brakes to the masses with an option that can be installed on compact cars.

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New vehicle HECA filter cleans air and improves decision-making, too

By April Gocha / February 25, 2014

A couple of UCLA scientists have improved automobile cabin air filters with the design of a new high-efficiency cabin air (HECA) filter that blocks the majority of ultrafine particles and simultaneously allows carbon dioxide to escape.

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