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GM Asks For $2.6 Billion From DOE For Hybrid Program

GM Asks For $2.6 Billion From DOE For Hybrid Program

A sobered, Wagoner-less GM asked Obama's Department of Energy for $2.6 billion in low interest loans. According to an updated business plan released by the company yesterday, the money would be used "to support the development of three new hybrid vehicles" says Automotive News. The three vehicles... read more

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2009 Tesla Roadster

Driven: Tesla Roadster!

“Thrust. Pure, seamless, unstoppable, rocket-to-the-moon thrust. That’s what the 2009 Tesla Roadster is all about.” So declares GreenCarReports.com editor-in-chief John... read more March 23, 2009 by  10


 
Motivo concept by Tai Chiem

Link Love From The Car Connection: Obama's $2.4 Billion EV Grants, NASA's Transformer, And Audi's Sweet Robots

The suit off on your back -- Haberdasher Jos. A. Bank is taking a page from Hyundai's playbook: if you buy a suit from the company between March 16 and April 9 and then lose... read more March 23, 2009 by 


 
Obama drives by Tesla, via Edmunds

Link Love From The Car Connection: Obama Waves At Tesla, Hyundai Gets Conceptual, Plus Videos For The Toyota Aygo And Electric Cars

Elon gets a drive-by -- President Obama loves electric cars--but apparently not quite enough to get out of his non-EV limo to look at 'em. [Edmunds, h/t John V] Meddling kid... read more March 20, 2009 by 


 
EV-o RR electric motorcycle by Evo Designs

Link Love From The Car Connection: Electric Bikes, Mulally's $5 Mill, And Arizona Is Kinkier Than We Thought

Non-St. Paddy's Day greenness-- BMW and Fiat are partnering on a new line of green city cars, due out in 2012. However, BMW brand MINI will beat both to the punch in 2011... read more March 17, 2009 by  2


 
Photo of Detroit by Yves Marchand and Romaine Meffre

Link Love From The Car Connection: Detroit In Pictures, Self-Healing Paint Jobs, And Car Wraps, Japanese Style

Pretty city -- Despite the hits Detroit has endured in recent months, there are plenty of people willing to take those lemons and make lemonade--and by "lemonade", we mean... read more March 13, 2009 by 


 
Toby Keith

Link Love From The Car Connection: Contests Galore, Driving In China, And Yes, More Freakin' iPhone Apps

We call it a sweetstakes -- Love Toby Keith? Need a new truck? Well, friend, we have the opportunity of a lifetime for you: Ford's "Biggest and Baddest Sweepstakes" could net... read more March 12, 2009 by  3


 
2007 TH!NK

TH!NK Thinks 112-Mile Range, 62 mph Max Will Resonate in U.S.

Sister site All Cars Electric today announced that Norwegian automaker TH!NK, purveyor of the TH!NK city electric car, is planning an aggressive move into the U.S. market... read more March 6, 2009 by  6


 
Dodge Circuit EV

80 Journalists Drive Dodge EV During Geneva Motor Show

Chrysler reports a "phenomenal amount of interest" in their ENVI electric vehicles, on display at the Geneva Motor Show. 80 journalists apparently took the chance to drive... read more March 5, 2009 by  2


 
Jon Lauckner, VP of Global Program Management at GM

GM, CMU: Who's Right About The Electric Car? (Hint: Neither)

A week ago, Carnegie Mellon University issued a report that said long- and mid-range electric cars are "not cost effective in any scenario". Their rationale? The expense of... read more March 5, 2009 by  25


 
SixNine Performance car by André Lyngra

Link Love From The Car Connection: Maserati Follows Fashion, Tesla Roadster Test Drive, And A Retooled 69

Hey, hey! Look who's here! Friday's back! And he's brought links: The 69, reimagined -- There aren't many details about the concept you see above. We just know it's designed... read more February 27, 2009 by  3


 
Tesla Roadster NYC

'08/'09 Tesla Roadster Driven By AllCarsElectric In NYC

Sister site AllCarsElectric.com spent a day quietly blasting around New York City in a Tesla Roadster, the all-electric icon for the petroleum-free automotive movement. Site... read more February 23, 2009 by  5


 
2010 Ford Fusion

Ford Gets $55 Million Tax Incentive For Electric Development

Today Ford announced it is the recipient of a $55 Million tax incentive - a refundable tax credit - from the state of Michigan. The money will be channeled through the newly... read more February 17, 2009 by  1


 
VW logo

VW and Toshiba To Partner On Electric Drive Systems

On Thursday, VW signed a letter of intent with the Toshiba Corporation with the objective of jointly developing electric drive units for VW's proposed New Small Family of... read more February 14, 2009 by 


 
Tesla Model S unveiling

Tesla Teases Model S Electric Sedan

Network site AllCarsElectric today showed us this second teaser image of Tesla's upcoming Model S electric sedan. The vehicle is slated for a March 26 public debut and is... read more February 12, 2009 by  2


 
Ford Transit Connect

Ford Launching First Commercial BEV On Transit Connect Platform

Ford made two important announcements today: (1) the company will launch its first battery electric commercial vehicle in 2010, and (2) it's partnering with Smith Electric... read more February 9, 2009 by 


 
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