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Chevy Volt is a premium, tax-funded experience

Premium fuel only 10 percent more for 5 percent better efficiency So, the Chevy Volt will require premium gasoline, but don’t worry, premium gasoline makes the Volt 5 percent more fuel efficient when in range extended mode. Unfortunately, however, premium gasoline costs about 10 percent more. Then again, if you can afford a Chevy Volt, do you care […] […]

FORD, TECHSHOP COLLABORATE TO SPUR “DIY” AUTO INNOVATION WITH NEW DETROIT-AREA WORKSHOP

Ford and do-it-yourself (DIY)-based TechShop have kicked off a collaborative effort to open a workshop in the Detroit area that invites innovators, from backyard tinkerers to software engineers, to come on in and invent the next must-have in automotive technology. […]

Obama Touts Cleaner, Greener, Rebounding Auto Industry

President Obama travelled to Detroit today to tout the success of the auto bailouts and federal stimulus program in reviving the American automotive industry. […] […]

SUV sales outperform compacts, hybrids

Back in style again? SUVs make a come back Compared to last year US auto sales are up 17 percent and the biggest surprise in that turnaround is the increase in large SUV sales according to recent reports. Large SUV sales have increased 19 percent. Compacts have picked up share, but sales are only up 14 percent. As […] […]

Already A World Hit, Chevy Cruze Makes U.S. Debut In September

By Larry E. Hall Chevrolet’s Cruze is, well, Cruisin’. Since its launch in Europe in the spring of 2009, Chevy’s first global compact car has racked up a total of 270,000 sales in more than 60 countries. Add another 70,000 sales with versions from Holden in Australia and Daewoo in South Korea. Is 40 MPG A New […] […]

Toyota Vehicles: Toyota Celebrates 10 Years of Prius

Ten years ago Toyota launched a new kind of car in North America. It was the Prius, an affordable car with a hybrid gas/electric powertrain. In the decade that followed, the Prius made an indelible mark on the automotive industry. The car with the signature wedge shape proved to be an agent […] […]

FORD FIESTA KICKS OFF RETURN TO X GAMES WITH NEW AD STARRING KEN BLOCK; OPPORTUNITIES TO WIN A FIESTA

The launch of the all-new Ford Fiesta has been anything but traditional – it’s been fun, unique and trendsetting. The new Ford Fiesta ad starring rally driver Ken Block is no different. […]

Diesel Lovin’ VW Reveals Aggressive Hybrid Vehicle Plan

By Larry E. Hall Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid Volkswagen, along with other European auto companies, has long proclaimed diesels as a better green strategy than hybridization. True, diesels are efficient and practical, but in the U.S., they have a reputation of being noisy and smelly. VW has worked hard to overcome that image with cars like the Jetta […] […]