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GE boosts bets on battery technology

NISKAYUNA, N.Y.–With a 1914 electric car displayed outside, General Electric last week hosted a symposium on batteries for transportation and the electricity grid. GE has been working on battery-powered vehicles for decades. Although those projects didn’t yield mass-produced electric vehicles, GE executives said that the conditions for … […]

Chevrolet Volt to get Sci-Fi soundtrack

Filed under: Audio, Hybrids/Alternative, Green, Tech, Chevrolet, Humor One of the concerns about today’s electric and hybrid vehicles is that they don’t make the same noises as internal-combustion-propelled conveyances. It seems customers have come to expect a certain sound when a vehicle starts or is put into motion, and electric motors just can’t compare to ICEs. […] […]

GM CEO heading to Japan to talk with Toyota, expanding business partnership

Filed under: Hybrids/Alternative, Japan, GM, Toyota, Rumormill Click above to enlarge the Creation of Wagoner from our friends at Motive According to a report by Japan’s Kyodo News, General Motors’ chief executive and chairman Rick Wagoner is considering visiting Toyota in Japan to discuss a myriad of issues, ranging from funding to parts sharing. In typical […] […]

Spy Shots: 2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid completely uncovered

Filed under: LA Auto Show, Hybrids/Alternative, Green, Ford, Mercury Ford’s world debuts at the LA Auto Show will include the new Mustang, Fusion, MKZ, and Milan. Of all the vehicles scheduled for a debut, the Milan will likely garner the least amount of press, because the Mustang is an icon, the Fusion carries the bulk of […] […]

VIDEO: Ford SmartGauge with EcoGuide in action

Filed under: Hybrids/Alternative, Green, Videos, Ford Click above to view high-res gallery of the Ford SmartGauage with EcoGuide As we reported earlier this morning, Ford has revealed an innovative LCD gauge cluster called SmartGauge with EcoGuide that will debut in the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid and Mercury Milan Hybrid. The system basically places two high-res LCD displays […] […]

Ford "Smart Gauge" collects green leaves for good behavior w/VIDEO

Filed under: Gadgets, Hybrids/Alternative, Green, Tech, Ford, Mercury You drive like crap and you know it. Stop the burnouts, late braking and 100-mph freeway sprint and you just might make a tank of gas last longer than a day. Sure, automakers like Ford could spend a few million on lectures to teach car buyers a thing […] […]