Today in Car News: Electric Car Adopters, China and Survolt

October 12, 2010

Americans are ready to buy electric cars--but that pesky pricetag gets in the way. [NielsenWire]

Should you pay attention to these automotive brands? There are only ten of them--but aren't there only 38 brands total anyway? [CNNMoney]

Longtime Jaguar managing director Mike O'Driscoll will retire early next year, but will stay on as an advisor to the brand. [Autoblog]

Ford is set to revamp its big Transit van, but will that make it easier to ship to America, and to replace the Econoline? [Freep]

Beijing Auto may have picked up Saab's old tooling for a song, but it still has a long way to go to prove the leftovers are worth anything. [Wall Street Journal]

Someday, the wind could provide 20 percent of all power on the planet. But will they still call it Mariah? [Fast Company]

What, the Citroen Survolt from the Paris auto show wasn't outre enough for you? Here's one painted quite artistically. [Auto Motto]

Finally today, there's a single car that many Britons learn to drive first. It used to be a Fiat 500; now it's an Opel Corsa with Vauxhall drag. [TopGear]

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