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GM's Battery Plant Comes With $30 Million Bill

GM's Battery Plant Comes With $30 Million Bill

At the beginning of the month, we told you that Michigan's legislature passed new incentives to attract manufacturers of batteries for electric and hybrid vehicles. Just a few short weeks after Governor Granholm signed that bill into law, Michigan's bet paid off, with GM announcing plans to... read more

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2010 Fisker Karma S Concept

2010 Fisker Karma: Vegan On Board

Last week we brought you a glimpse of the production-bound version of Fisker Automotive’s Karma sedan, along with the Fisker Karma S convertible concept, as they were... read more January 19, 2009 by  1

2009 MINI E

City of New York To Use MINI E Electric Cars, Bloomberg Announces

In his State-of-the-City speech yesterday, New York Major Michael R. Bloomberg announced that BMW will be loaning the city 10 MINI E electric vehicles for its SCOUT program... read more January 16, 2009 by  0

2009 Chrysler 200C Concept

2009 Detroit Auto Show: Best In Show

The 2009 Detroit auto show opens to the public on Saturday--but the media has slipped out of Cobo Hall after one of the shortest press days in recent memory. Despite the... read more January 14, 2009 by  4

2011 Chevrolet Volt

GM To Make Its Own Batteries

For as long as your author can remember, General Motors (as well as Ford and Chrysler) always held at least two press conferences during the Detroit Auto Show. Sunday... read more January 12, 2009 by  1

Proterra's HFC35 Hybrid-Electric Transit Bus

The H-Bus Comes To...Burbank?

Burbank, California has been the butt of many a joke, but its public transportation is no laughing matter. This spring, the city will lift the veil on a fleet of new... read more January 12, 2009 by  0

2010 Ford Taurus

2009 Detroit: Ford Bets Big on Electric Vehicles, Taurus

Just as if it were scripted (it wasn't), Ford held its Detroit Auto Show press conference just a few minutes after the 2009 Ford F-150 won the North American Truck of the... read more January 11, 2009 by  1

2009 Mercedes-Benz Concept BlueZERO

2009 Detroit Show: Benz Concept BlueZERO

Mercedes-Benz has an idea of what its zero-emissions future will look like--and it's going to take the form of the Concept BlueZERO, a small hatchback with big interior room... read more January 10, 2009 by  1

2009 Toyota FT-EV Concept

2009 Toyota FT-EV Concept Plugs Into Detroit Show

Toyota will introduce an electric vehicle powered by batteries alone by 2012, and this FT-EV concept is a strong indicator of that future EV. The FT-EV concept bows this... read more January 10, 2009 by  0

Aptera 2e

Aptera Puts On The Brakes

Bad news for fashion-forward greensters: outside-the-box startup Aptera (backed to the tune of $24 million from Google and others) has postponed the launch of its first... read more January 8, 2009 by  1

GEM Peapod

Coming in February: The Auto Moto

Are you an easy-ridin' motorcycle hound stuck in a square-peg, square-hole rut? Want the convenience and fuel-efficiency of a scooter, but concerned about practicalities of... read more January 6, 2009 by  2

Standard Taxi HUMMER

Link Love From The Car Connection: Tuesday Edition

19 ways to ride doggie style: has published its list of the most dog-friendly cars of 2008, based on cargo space, door locks, and other critter criteria. Honors... read more January 6, 2009 by  0

electric 4-Runner

Toyota Working On Solar Car. Or Not

Among the many things dogging Toyota today is the persistent rumor that the company is working on a super-secret solar-powered vehicle. And although that's not a bad rumor to... read more January 6, 2009 by  0

2011 Chevrolet Volt

Michigan Breaks for Batteries

Remember the National Alliance for Advanced Transportation Battery Cell Manufacture--you know, that think tank/prototyping coaltion we told you about a couple of weeks back?... read more January 5, 2009 by  0

2008 Tesla Roadster

Tesla's Elon Musk Shoots for the Stars

Not content to be a mere hotshot upstart of the American auto industry, Tesla chairman and CEO Elon Musk wants to blaze vapor trails, too. With the impending retirement of... read more January 5, 2009 by  0

2008 Toyota iQ

2009 Detroit Auto Show: Toyota Bringing Electric City Car

In the briefest of releases, Toyota said today that it's braving the Detroit winter to introduce not only its 2010 Prius (which can't do a lot of things, we hear) but also, a... read more December 22, 2008 by  7


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