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0.5% market share for plug-ins by 2015?

Great for media, but how about the real world? If it were up to me, I’d cancel the cash for clunkers program and offer an unlimited tax credit, at least through 2015, for any and every vehicle that achieves at least 50 mpg combined. I might even add an additional credit for any vehicle that achieves […] […]

Aerodynamics the new horsepower

As aerodynamic as it’s going to get It’s aerodynamics, stupid. Insideline reported yesterday that GM’s lead Chevy Volt designer, Bob Boniface, has become a little offensive about the Volt’s aerodynamics. While GM isn’t releasing official aero figures, Boniface claims that many competitors, such as Tesla, are releasing phony numbers. Ultimately, Boniface claims the Volt will offer a […] […]

FORD KICKS OFF HIGH-ENERGY TAURUS AD CAMPAIGN FOCUSING ON TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION, STYLE

Ford’s all-new technology-packed 2010 Taurus will have a multifaceted advertising campaign that will be as high-tech as the highly anticipated sedan now arriving in dealer showrooms. […]

Aptera 2e steps closer to production

Latest interior sketch of the Aptera 2e The final touches are being added to the Aptera 2e electric vehicle, which is scheduled to begin production this year. Aptera has released this sketch of the latest interior design. In 2010, Aptera will also roll out the plug-in hybrid version of the Aptera. It’s still a strange vehicle and cost-effectiveness […] […]

Political leadership? Congress set to offer up another $1/2 billion for hybrid research

1 million and counting Between automakers, their banks, suppliers etc. the government is into the US auto industry for 0 billion+. Additionally, the government is handing out billion in loans to help automakers increase fuel efficiency. On top of that, if a Committee OK on hybrid research passes through Congress, another 0 million will go […] […]

Study: Raising Price of Driving Is Key To Reducing GHG Emissions

Buying a hybrid or electric car might allow you to reduce your personal carbon footprint, but any gains achieved by adopting new vehicle or fuel technologies in […] […]

They’re coming! Small hybrid cars, at least from Japan

Will America compete? When it comes to hybrid cars, it’s still all about the Toyota Prius. Surprisingly, however, after a decade on the market, only Honda has sought to challenge the Prius. American automakers, on the other hand, seem inclined to eventually sell some new, conventional small cars to both compete with the Prius and […] […]

FORD FIESTA AND ALL-STAR DRIVER TRIO IN FINAL PREP FOR X GAMES 15

Two weeks ago the new Ford Fiesta rally car tackled the treachery and challenge of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Now on the eve of the start of X Games 15, an all-star driver trio are putting their Fiestas through two days of rigorous testing at an abandoned military base south of Los Angeles. […]