Gas Prices, Gas Taxes, MINI Rocketman and Taco Bell: Today's Car News

June 8, 2011

A production version of the MINI Rocketman concept is coming by 2014, by which time we hope MINI learns how to stage its show cars effectively. [MotorAuthority]

Need a family crossover with 30-mpg fuel economy? We've found four of them for you. [FamilyCarGuide]

Three things need to be settled before you even walk into a car dealer--and none of them are the paint color. [TheCarConnection]

OPEC's back and forth on production increases, which means gas prices likely are going to stay high for a while. [TheCarConnection]

GM's CEO says you should, but #YouTellUs--should you pay another $1 in gas taxes to draw us off imported oil? [SocialCarNews]

Why buy electric cars? It's not just to save gas, says one Iraq war veteran. It's about geopolitics. [GreenCarReports]

Volt, Leaf and the rest: how are electric-car makers marketing the new wave of gas-free vehicles? [AllCarsElectric]

If you're planning on buying an electric car in California, don't say we didn't warn you--the state incentives are drying up. [AllCarsElectric]

The Volvo C30 Electric is finally coming to bear, in Europe at least, where 250 copies will be offered later this year. [GreenCarReports]

Last up today, in appetite news: if Chipotle is the BMW of fresh-Mex food, then Taco Bell is the Hyundai. Discuss. [TheCarConnection]

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