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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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Old Gas Pumps

MPG vs GPM: Should America Make The Switch?

Apart from eating mayo with their french fries, driving a bunch of tiny little diesels, and idolizing Abba and David Hasselhoff, what's the big difference between a European... read more March 13, 2009 by  7


 
gas-tax

Transportation Secretary LaHood Mulling Tax On Miles Driven

Obama's new Transportation Secretary, Republican Ray LaHood, is eying a tax based on miles driven as opposed to fuel consumed. Why the potential switch? America's relatively... read more February 20, 2009 by  6


 
Old Gas Pumps

Diesel Now Less Than Premium As Gas Prices Surge

As most figured they would do, gasoline prices are rising again. Not dramatically, mind you, but enough to push premium gasoline about one cent higher per gallon than diesel... read more February 19, 2009 by  4


 
2009 Audi Q5

Audi Q5 To Debut With Impressive Towing Capacity, Mediocre MPG

All hail...another thirsty German crossover. The new Audi Q5, making its debut at Audi dealers in March, boasts the firm's impressive 270-horse 3.2-liter FSI V-6, expected... read more January 28, 2009 by  0


 
Corn Ethanol Pump

U.S. Ethanol Industry Idles 2.05 Billion Gallons Production Capacity

"So many ethanol plants are in trouble that they're just jumping over each other to move some product," said Jim Damask, manager at Biofuelsconnect. The alternative-energy... read more January 22, 2009 by  3


 
2007 Fiat Bravo

Fiat Bravo, Abarth Meet in Geneva

One of the most eagerly awaited new cars of the year, the reborn Fiat 500, is to wear the legendary Abarth badge. As previously reported on TheCarConnection, Fiat is... read more March 7, 2007 by  0


 
DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.

TCC Trivia: Feb. 10, 2006

byMurray Jackson Get more TCC Trivia 1. Name the U.S. race track that contains Corkscrew and Andretti corners. 2. Which U.K. carmaker adopted the print-ad slogan "Extreme... read more February 10, 2006 by  0


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

WJR: Minicars, Maxi Hopes?

Where do small cars fit in…in a country where big sedans, full-size pickups and massive sport-utes dominate the road? This year’s Geneva Motor Show actually provides a... read more March 10, 2002 by  0


 
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