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2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid expected to get 38 mpg city

Filed under: Hybrids/Alternative, Sedans/Saloons, Green, Ford Over on AutoblogGreen, our man Sam has published a thorough breakdown of all the new powertrains announced for the 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan. There’s a new 2.5L four-cylinder with more power, a revised 3.0L V6 and Ford is making its 3.5L V6 available in these mid-size sedans for [...] [...]

Toyota denies rumors of giving aid to GM

Filed under: Economy, Hybrids/Alternative, GM, Toyota, Rumormill Rumors of a meeting between GM CEO Rick Wagoner and top officials from Toyota in Japan has been denied. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, considering that it’s GM’s policy not to comment on such matters, but Toyota has no such policy and has also denied that [...] [...]

AutoblogGreen for 10.30.08

Filed under: Hybrids/Alternative, Green click to visit AutoblogGreen We’re looking for some feedback. Which appeals to you more, the MINI E (left), BMW’s green supercar (right) or the new Ford Ka (center)? If you can’t see the Ka, then perhaps you’re looking too closely at Bond Girl Olga Kurylenko, who gets to drive the diminutive Ford [...] [...]

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 [...] [...]