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February 28, 2010

Green Thinking

Audi's scene-stealing T3 Series Electric Stand-up Vehicles; Mini's smaller SUV

T3

Supporting actor
The A3 TDI clean diesel may have gotten a pass from the Green Police in Audi's Super Bowl ad, but T3 Series Electric Stand-up Vehicles -- those three-wheeled devices the Green Police themselves were driving -- got more air time. They're in use at the Port of Seattle and are mainly used as security vehicles. See them in action at youtube.com/user/greenpolice.

--NWautos staff

Countryman

Mini SUV
Who says an SUV has to be huge? Mini's upcoming Countryman, a four-door, all-wheel-drive, ruggedly styled small SUV is based on the basic Mini Cooper, with fuel-economy numbers expected to be well north of 30 mpg. It debuts next month at the Geneva motor show.

--Wheelbase Communications

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