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2010-10-05 08:00:00

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- BorgWarner's variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbocharging technology boosts the performance and fuel economy for the Very Light Car by Edison2, Mainstream Class winner of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE competition. The four-passenger vehicle is fueled by E85 and built with a focus on low weight, high efficiency and superior aerodynamics. Designed to boost the output of down-sized engines, BorgWarner's VTG turbocharger helped the...

2010-09-08 04:18:00

LONDON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The need to meet Euro 6 regulations, which focus on the reduction of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, is poised to spur growth of the European market for gasoline exhaust after-treatment technologies. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will likely adopt particulate matter (PM) filters for gasoline engines by 2014, with a 15 per cent penetration by 2016. With the increasing penetration of direct injection in gasoline engines, there will be a greater need...

2010-07-27 07:35:00

Nine Vehicles from Seven Teams Continue in their Pursuit of a Multimillion Dollar Prize for Super Fuel-Efficient Cars BROOKLYN, Mich., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, a $10 million competition to inspire a new generation of super fuel efficient vehicles, announced today the Finalist teams who have survived all on-track testing at Michigan International Speedway (MIS), and who now move into a Validation stage before prize money will be...

2010-07-15 12:00:00

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time since 1997, domestic auto brands, collectively, have surpassed import brands as a whole in vehicle appeal, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study(SM) released today. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100715/LA35482) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100715/LA35482) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050527/LAF028LOGO-a)...

2010-07-08 08:00:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif. and ZHEJIANG, China, July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Agreement is US$29 Million in Cash for 51 Percent Commercial Agreement for 31.5 M Shares Valued at US$31.5M Debt-Free Jonway Boosts ZAP's Shareholder Value ISO 9000 Certified Modern Factory ZAP Jonway - a New International Automobile Company with Extensive EV Experience 141 Acres, 3.6 Million Sq. Feet Factory Opened in 2009, Capacity of 30,000 Vehicles per Year Jonway 2009: US$40 Million Annual Revenues; Jonway...

2010-06-30 18:50:00

15 Vehicles from 12 Teams Continue in Pursuit of Ten Million Dollars in Prize Money for Super Fuel-Efficient Cars BROOKLYN, Mich., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, a $10 million competition to inspire a new generation of vehicles capable of achieving 100 MPGe (miles per gallon or its energy equivalent), concluded its Knockout Qualifying Stage. This second stage is part of a rigorous multi-stage and multi-month testing of viable and...

2010-06-10 09:15:00

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers asked to predict how their household fleets are changing suggest faster growth for compact and mid-size cross over (CUV) and sport utility vehicles (SUV) compared to other automotive segments. Results from the May, 2010, Morpace Omnibus Study show slightly more than 20 percent of consumers confirmed that in 2005, at least one of the vehicles in their driveway was either a compact or mid-size crossover or sport utility, said Bill...

2010-04-29 07:30:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Electric transportation pioneer ZAP (OTC Bulletin Board: ZAAP) has contracted Zhejiang Jonway Automobile Co. Ltd. to be the manufacturing partner for its futuristic Alias electric sports car in China. ZAP and Jonway have agreed to accelerate volume production manufacturing plans following successful debut of a pre-production Alias at the Jonway exhibit at the Beijing Motor Show last week. ZAP is targeting the electric vehicle market...

2010-04-27 07:30:00

LANSING, Mich., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Alias, a prototype electric sports car from ZAP (OTC Bulletin Board: ZAAP), has qualified for the Shakedown stage of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE (PIAXP) competition for 100 MPG equivalent and above cars now underway at Michigan International Speedway (MIS). The innovative all-electric ZAP Alias will appear this Thursday, April 29th, during kick-off ceremonies for the PIAXP at the Michigan state capitol in Lansing....

2010-04-26 15:43:00

BETHESDA, Md., April 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To coincide with National Car Care Month in April, the Car Care Council has made its debut on iTunes, launching a new series of Car Care Minute podcasts to help motorists learn more about caring for their vehicle investment. Each week, a new podcast installment will be available free of charge, with each episode focusing on a different area of vehicle care. "We are very proud to announce the new Car Care Minute podcast on iTunes," said...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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