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2010-02-10 05:45:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary coach Mike Ditka assists Global Motor Services, Inc., in promoting their new line-up of electric and armored vehicles at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) convention this weekend in Orlando, FL. Coach Ditka will make an appearance in booth 421 and will be signing autographs in support of his Gridiron Greats charity. As the exclusive distributor for Advanced Power Technologies' (APT) wide range of vehicles, including electric...

2010-02-05 04:08:00

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. today announced that Toyota dealers nationwide have received the parts, information and training they need to fix accelerator pedals in recalled Toyota Division vehicles, and that repairs on involved vehicles have begun. The actual repair requires about 30 minutes of work. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/toyota/42329/ (Photo:...

2010-02-01 05:30:00

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) U.S.A., Inc., today announced it will begin fixing accelerator pedals in recalled Toyota Division vehicles this week. Toyota's engineers have developed and rigorously tested a solution that involves reinforcing the pedal assembly in a manner that eliminates the excess friction that has caused the pedals to stick in rare instances. In addition, Toyota has developed an effective solution for vehicles in production. (Photo:...

2010-01-21 04:08:00

LONDON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric scooters and motorcycles offer a smart, eco friendly and accessible mobility solution for urban transportation. Their potential to meet consumer demand with innovative design, well supported by a sound charging infrastructure, paves the way for new micro mobility solutions in developing mega-cities. Changing mobility patterns, the decongestion of cities, the move towards eco friendly transportation, the development of mega-cities as well as...

2010-01-12 12:20:00

$10 Million Competition for Super Fuel Efficient Vehicles Announces Partnership with Michigan Economic Development Corporation to Host Multi-Stage On-Track Challenges DETROIT, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE has chosen the state of Michigan to host an intense multi-stage competition that aims to pit some of the world's most fuel efficient vehicles against one another in a quest to win their share of a $10 million prize purse. Fifty-one...

2010-01-06 08:00:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- New car shopping activity on AutoTrader.com saw a significant burst in December compared to December of 2008 and recent previous months, as consumers began looking at more new cars. Most new vehicles on AutoTrader.com's Top 20 list of new cars searched saw double-digit increases in views compared to December 2008, which for many automakers was one of the worst selling months. Leading the way on AutoTrader.com was the Chevrolet Traverse crossover, which...

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2009-12-07 07:48:45

Diesel's alma mater drives engine technology toward green extreme Just three months after the Euro 5 Norm for exhaust emissions went into force for all new car models, researchers at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) have demonstrated an engine that is already close to meeting the more stringent Euro 6 emissions standard. A research team headed by Prof. Georg Wachtmeister from the Chair of Internal Combustion Engines has succeeded in reducing the pollutants in exhaust emissions to...

2009-12-01 11:38:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) supports the decision announced this morning by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to further study the potential effects of "mid-level" fuels (higher than E-10) on gasoline internal combustion engines. "AIAM and its member companies have consistently supported efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while significantly increasing fuel economy," said Michael J....

2009-11-12 09:30:00

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Zero Motorcycles today announced that California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger took a special interest in its all-new street legal Zero S electric motorcycle. While touring the Alt Car Expo, the Governor spent time with the California based motorcycle company and was introduced to the Zero S. The Zero S offers a transportation alternative that is practical, fun and environmentally friendly. Based in California, Zero Motorcycles is an innovative...

2009-11-11 07:15:00

FORT MYERS, Fla., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Performance Electric Vehicles International (PEVintl.) is proud to announce the inclusion of Safe Ride(TM) Technology on their deluxe model, all-electric bikes and ATVs sold in the USA. Curt Watkins, president and CEO, states, "We at Performance Electric Vehicles International are excited to have Safe Ride(TM) technology installed on our vehicles. We really believe that Safe Ride(TM) is a true life-saving device and will give our vehicles an extra...


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'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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