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Mercedes and Evonik Charge Forward With Lithium-Ion Technology, Research

Mercedes and Evonik Charge Forward With Lithium-Ion Technology, Research

Daimler AG, parent of Mercedes-Benz, announced yesterday that it took a 49.9 percent stake in firm Li-Tec, a company that will produce lithium-ion battery cells for upcoming Mercedes electric and hybrid electric vehicles. Holding the other 50.1 percent is German firm Evonik. Both Daimler and Evonik... read more

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2009 Ford F-150 Platinum

Ford F-150 Snags Motor Trend Truck of the Year

We already knew that Texans like the new 2009 Ford F-150; now the editors of Motor Trend add their vote to Ford's bread-and-butter pickup truck. The F-series--and the SUVs... read more December 16, 2008 by  2


 
CIMIT incubator

Innovation the World Can Live With: Car-Based Incubators

From fuel cells to morphable frames, a lot of new car concepts cross our desks at TheCarConnection.com. We also witness plenty of developments on the green/eco front--most... read more December 16, 2008 by 


 
Audiovox picture frame

TheCarConnection.com's Holiday Housecleaning Giveaway Extravaganza, Day 4

The holidays keep coming, and so do the prizes; we're like Drew Carey here at TheCarConnection these days, except without the brush cut and the hyperreal announcer. Our... read more December 16, 2008 by  1


 
Japanese worker

U.S. Auto Slump Felt in Japan

A historically weak auto market in the U.S. is causing strong ripple effects for Japanese automakers. Toyota is making the most dramatic layoffs, ridding itself of 6,000... read more December 15, 2008 by 


 
Mercedes-Benz Collection

Twelve Days of Christmas: Mercedes-Benz Wintry White Collection

So while VW and Barneys New York are readying a bunch of feel-good flower power for this year's holiday season, The Mercedes-Benz Collection is cloaking its entire assemblage... read more December 15, 2008 by 


 
SEMA bag

TheCarConnection.com's Holiday Housecleaning Giveaway Extravaganza, Day 3

We're on to Day Three of TCC's fabulous giveaways, and the prizes just keep getting better. Day Two's winner is R2dad for some sharp insight into the Southern senators'... read more December 15, 2008 by 


 
Detroit's Cobo Hall

Big Three Bailout: Loans Coming, With Strings

This morning, the status of the Big Three bailout seems a little more surefooted, as President Bush is promising that he won't let Detroit go bankrupt and that a deal on... read more December 15, 2008 by  5


 
Detroit Tiger Stadium

Locomotive Theory: Weekend Edition

If you're lucky enough to live in an ideal world, you probably spend your weekends sleeping in, kicking back, and pondering the events of the past five days. And it's in that... read more December 15, 2008 by 


 
old Saab

Volvo, Saab to Be Rescued by Swedish Government

Showing that economic troubles and auto industry woes are not confined to the U.S., Sweden just announced that it is releasing a 2.1 billion euro credit line/emergency loan... read more December 12, 2008 by  2


 
Cadillac CTS 2.9-liter turbodiesel V-6

Speaking of Great Cadillac Engines...

If you followed my trip from Atlanta to Los Angeles, just completed in an old Mercedes-Benz diesel running on veggie oil, you know I'm a fan of the diesel engine. And since I... read more December 12, 2008 by 


 
GM 3.6-liter DI VVT V-6

GM 3.6-Liter V-6 Makes Ward's North American Ten Best Engines List

GM might be an ailing patient, but its technological heart beats strongly with engines like the 3.6-liter VVT, direct-injected V-6 found under the hoods of products like the... read more December 12, 2008 by  2


 
Lamborghini press kit schwag

TheCarConnection.com's Holiday Housecleaning Giveaway Extravaganza, Day 2

OK, pencils down. We have a winner for Day 1 of TCC's giveaway extravaganza--and it's Jack, who commented on the Day 1 post to win a BMW 7 Series press kit, Moleskine... read more December 12, 2008 by  4


 

Twelve Days of Christmas: The Tailgate Sling Chair

OK, so we’re not aware of many things more useful than a barbecue pit or a hoops backboard attached to your truck’s trailer hitch. But then, on our way out west, we... read more December 12, 2008 by  5


 
White House

Big Three Bailout Dead; White House Signals TARP Action

With the collapse of the Congressional bill to offer $14 billion in loans to the Detroit automakers, attention turns this morning to the White House, to Wall Street and to... read more December 12, 2008 by 


 
Mrs. America 2008 Maureen MacDonald

Mrs. America Taps NASCAR for Charity

When you hear the word "tasteful", your mind might not immediately drift to images of beauty queens or NASCAR drivers. However, turn your attention to the reigning Mrs... read more December 12, 2008 by 


 
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