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Volvo Thinks Locusts Can Make Us Safer Drivers

African locusts never hit each other, even in swarms millions strong. Volvo wants cars to do the same thing. […]

Congress Throws Cash At Plug-In Hybrids

The 0 billion bailout bill signed by President Bush yesterday includes tax credits up to ,500 for US buyers of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. Only one such vehicle—the Tesla Roadster—is on sale today, and volume production by other makers will not start for another two years. Total funding for the credits is billion, […] […]

Hybrid and Electric Cars Shine in Paris

This week’s Paris Auto Show is practically a parade of electric and hybrid cars. It was a chance to see a glimpse of the future. Check out our showcase of the 10 coolest and greenest vehicles from the Paris show. Renault Fluence The French manufacturer has confirmed that they will launch the Renault Fluence, based […] […]

Iceland’s Hydrogen Powered Hybrids

      Hertz’s hydrogen-powered Priuses—available for around 0/day—make for an intriguing drive through the spectacular landscapes around Reykjavik. read more […]

First Drive: 2009 Chevrolet Aveo

The Chevrolet Aveo sedan and Aveo5 hatchback are a pair of no-frills five-seater subcompacts aimed at being as efficient and economical as a baseline daily driver would hope to be. Our drive time was spent with the Aveo5. read more […]

Photos: 2011 Chevy Volt at the Paris Motor Show

Click here to see the photos. GM gives the Chevy Volt its first auto show exposure at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. With a game-changing powertrain, the Volt is as relevant in Europe as it is in the U.S. The Volt uses a series hybrid system, using an electric … Originally posted at The Car Tech blog […]

Green news harvest: Consumers affect climate change

A sampling of green-tech news with quick commentary: Small actions add up to big impact on climate change – Wall Street JournalAmerican consumers contribute 65 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, according to McKinsey & Co. The report suggests that individuals making small changes in driving habits and … […]

Bailout plan bails out clean-energy sector

The massive U.S. financial bailout plan, signed into law Friday afternoon, renews existing tax credits for renewable energy and includes rebates for plug-in hybrid drivers. Representatives from the wind and solar industries have lobbied for months to extend the credits to ensure continued growth. Without the supports in place, … […]