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April 17, 2009

Green Thinking

A biofuel-powered Bentley, greener motor oil and two new electric sedans

Bentley

Bio Bentley
Bentley's new Continental-coupe-based supercar will be capable of running on biofuel, which the company says represents "Stage One of Bentley's environmental commitment." The car will sport 630 horsepower and go from 0 to 60 mph in four seconds.

Greener racing
The American Le Mans Series has signed a two-year agreement with Green Earth Technologies to make its official motor oil G-Oil, a green motor oil made mostly from American-grown beef tallow. It will initially be used in ALMS trucks and official vehicles.

Detroit Electric

Detroit Electric

Detroit revival
Newly revived automaker Detroit Electric plans to have two electric sedans -- the e46 and e63 -- in production this year by working with Malaysian automaker Proton. The cars are expected in the U.S. mid-2010 and will reportedly start around $23,000.

--NWautos staff, Wheelbase Communications

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