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Audi Reluctantly Joins Hybrid Fray With Hybrid Q5 Crossover

Audi Reluctantly Joins Hybrid Fray With Hybrid Q5 Crossover

Starting in late 2010, Audi plans to offer a hybrid version of its upcoming Q5 crossover vehicle. Wolfgang Hatz, head of powertrain development for the VW group, claimed that Audi must offer a hybrid in order to stay competitive with rival automakers that offer hybrid SUVs such as the Lexus RX 400h... read more

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the duel

Toyota, Ford Duel Over MPG

So...remember when we said that the 2010 Ford Fusion (41 mpg city/36 mpg highway) would soon be the most efficient mid-size on the road? Yeah, well, Toyota wasn't too happy... read more January 9, 2009 by  4

2010 Ford Fusion

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Officially Most Efficient

Believe it or not, the most fuel-efficient mid-sized car on America's roadways will soon be American. The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid has been certified at 41 mpg in the city and... read more December 23, 2008 by  7


Battery Makers Make The Charge

There are many different types of batteries on the market, but in the world of hybrid and electric cars, most automakers have set their sights on the Lithium-ion variety... read more December 22, 2008 by  0

Spare Change

Is GM's Biggest Problem Too Much Emphasis on Profit?

Were you aware that GM started development on the minivan a decade before Chrysler introduced that concept to the marketplace in the 1980s? Or that GM had invested... read more December 16, 2008 by  5

2009 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

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... read more December 16, 2008 by  0

2010 Toyota Prius

Scion, Lexus Getting In on the 2010 Toyota Prius Act?

Call it rank speculation--but's sister site is getting in on the act with the groundbreaking Toyota Prius set for a Detroit show debut... read more December 16, 2008 by  0

Intel Inside

Intel Inside (Your Electric Car)?

Intel's former chairman Andrew Grove is exerting considerable pressure on the company to explore the world of car battery production. Grove feels that the promising industry... read more December 16, 2008 by  1

2010 Toyota Prius

2010 Toyota Prius: Mississippi Plant on Hold

Toyota is putting its new Mississippi manufacturing plant on indefinite hold, as it preps to introduce the 2010 Toyota Prius hybrid that was to be built there. The Wall... read more December 15, 2008 by  0

2010 Ford Fusion

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: First Drive

Pretend you're an engineer at Ford. Wouldn't you be sick and tired of hearing from Washington and the coastal media that you build junk? Don't you wish you could plop these... read more December 13, 2008 by  12

Mercedes Concept BlueZero

Mercedes BlueZero for Detroit Auto Show: Three Concepts

Over at the Mercedes display in January in Detroit's Cobo Hall, the luxury brand will be displaying its new BlueZero concept cars, according to WorldCarFans. One concept... read more December 12, 2008 by  0

2010 Honda Insight

2009 Honda Insight to Debut at Detroit Auto Show

We'd had it pegged as a 2010, but we just learned that Honda's new four-door Insight Hybrid hatchback sedan, which is reportedly poised to be the most affordable hybrid when... read more December 3, 2008 by  12

Interstate Travel

GM, Ford CEOs Driving to Washington in Hybrids

Mulally, Wagoner, and Nardelli are doing quite the about-face since arriving in Washington via private jets a couple weeks ago to ask for billions in bailout funding. Heeding... read more December 2, 2008 by  12

2009 Fisker Karma

2009 Fisker Karma: This Time It's Real, Or So They Say

The 2009 Detroit Auto Show is shaping up to be as happy as a visit to a chemo ward, but at least one automaker is bucking the trend of abandoning Cobo Hall for later shows... read more December 2, 2008 by  1

Super Shell Gas Pump

Cheap Gas: A Minute, an Hour, a Month, a Year?

Gas prices have recently fallen as rapidly as GM, Ford, and Chrysler’s dwindling cash reserves: well below $2 per gallon in many areas of the country. From highs more than... read more November 30, 2008 by  6

2010 Fisker Karma

Score for GM Engineering: Fisker to Source Engine from the General

So Fisker's stealthy, all-electric Karma will be blessed with GM Powertrain's muscular 2.0-liter direct-injection, turbocharged four-cylinder belting out 260 horsepower when... read more November 21, 2008 by  3


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