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EPA: Calif. Can’t Set CO2 Limits

EPA: Calif. Can’t Set CO2 Limits

The Bush administration has finally offered the carmakers some protection against California's harsh new greenhouse gas legislation.After the President signed the new energy bill upping auto fuel economy on Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it was rejecting California's... read more

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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab

Congress Passes Epic CAFE Bill

With a resounding 314-100 majority, the House of Representatives has passed sweeping changes to the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards that govern auto fuel... read more December 18, 2007 by 

KITT 2007

KITTstang: Knight Rider Returns as Ford

On the original Knight Rider TV series, which ran from 1982 to 1986, David Hasselhoff was catapulted to stardom. But the real star was a talking car named KITT (Knight... read more December 13, 2007 by 

Governor Schwarzenegger

Fed. Court Rules Calif. Can Set Own Emissions

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers is contemplating an appeal of a federal court decision that gives state regulators, particularly in California, more influence over... read more December 12, 2007 by 

2009 Ford Mustang

Panorama! Mustang Gets Glass Roof

Ford will continue the relentless march of new Mustang variants in 2009 with a new glass-roofed edition of the Mustang that clearly bridges the gap between the current... read more December 11, 2007 by 

Toyota Violin Robot

Toyota Unveils New Robots

Toyota Motor Corporation revealed two new robots in Tokyo last week. The so-called Toyota Partner Robots are being designed for domestic duties, nursing and healthcare... read more December 11, 2007 by 

2008 Aston Martin DBS

Aston Affirms: Bond Sticks With DBS

Don’t worry about old James Bond. Since he ditched his suits for a Speedo and took on a blond ‘do, it’s been rumored that he’d switch driving machines again —... read more December 11, 2007 by 

2007 Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsu Upgrades Lancer, Outlander Four

Mitsubishi will add another version of the “world engine” four-cylinder family to its Lancer and Outlander models. The new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that will be... read more December 10, 2007 by 

2007 Chevrolet Volt concept sketch

GM’s Volt Gets Latest Jolt of PR

The occasion was GM's annual press preview for the upcoming Detroit auto show.  But, even though the Volt won't be a star at this year's event, GM used the press gathering... read more December 10, 2007 by  1

Led Zeppelin Jeep Patriot

Jeep Patriot Gets the Led Out

How much would you pay for a pair of VIP tickets to see the one-off Led Zeppelin reunion gig in London on December 10? If they included a champagne reception and access to... read more December 6, 2007 by 

2008 Audi A3 Cabriolet

DuPont Says Car Colors Getting Sexy

Silver has surged in automotive palette popularity in recent years, but its years as the popular 'safe' choice may be numbered.In North America, hues of silver, along with... read more December 5, 2007 by 

2008 MINI Cooper S Clubman

MINI Confirms Ute; Magna To Build

Back in 2001 it was a matter of pride for BMW that it was building the all-new MINI in the U.K., home of the original city car that was launched in August 1959. Using the... read more December 5, 2007 by 

2008 Ford Focus Wagon

Bologna Motor Show Surprises with Intros

Ford continued its roll-out of new small vehicles with the reveal of the new Ford Focus wagon at the Bologna Motor Show, which hosted a few international debuts in the waning... read more December 5, 2007 by 

2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab

CAFE Changes Hit Fast Track

The auto industry and its long-time champion, Rep. John Dingell, have bowed to the inevitable and agreed to proposals that will increase passenger-car fuel economy to 35... read more December 2, 2007 by 

2008 HUMMER H3 Alpha

Power: Younger Buyers Avoiding Domestics

A new study from J.D. Power & Associates offers some new insight into the steep cost American carmakers are paying for what is seen a sluggish response to rising fuel... read more December 2, 2007 by 

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan

Chrysler, VW Getting Closer?

The ink is hardly dry on the Chrysler-Daimler divorce papers, but already, another German carmaker could be waiting in the wings for the American carmaker.David Cole... read more December 2, 2007 by 


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