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Trading in on a Small Car Could COST You Big Money

Trading in on a Small Car Could COST You Big Money

If you want to get a sense of what’s happening in the U.S. new car market, just ask Alan Mulally. The CEO of Ford Motor Co. has just ordered a sharp cut in production for the rest of the year, almost all of it on the truck side of the automaker’s assembly line equation. The bigger they are, it... read more

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Building the 2010 Chevy Volt: TheCarConnection Gets the Inside Story

It began innocuously enough: a brainstorm by General Motors’ car czar, Bob Lutz, in February 2006, set folks at the automaker’s design studios scrambling to come... read more April 3, 2008 by  13


Toyota: Tokyo Didn't Fund the Prius

Toyota is denying a report from BusinessWeek magazine that the Japanese government funded the development of the Prius. The Detroit News relays the report in BW's March 24... read more April 2, 2008 by  8


California Regulators Charge Ahead with Plug-In Hybrids

The powerful California Air Resources Board has given a new push to plug-in electric cars while deliberately spurning more exotic technology such as pure electric vehicles... read more March 31, 2008 by  4


GM Will Need to Provide Big Subsidies for Volt

There will likely be a big gap between customer expectations and the actual cost to build Chevrolet’s first plug-in hybrid, the Volt, a senior General Motors executive... read more February 6, 2008 by  4

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

2007 Toyota 1/X Concept

2007 Toyota 1/X Concept

by Ken Zino Toyota says the 1/X (say “one-Xth”) provides the same interior space of the Prius at only 926 pounds, or roughly one-third the weight of the world’s first... read more October 25, 2007 by  0

2008 Toyota Prius 5dr HB Base (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View

Jay Leno’s Ecojet Spotlights Alternative Fuels

Does an environmentally-friendly automobile HAVE to look like the Toyota Prius? Not to Jay Leno. The talk show host and car collector teamed up with General Motors to... read more March 2, 2007 by  0

2007 Toyota FT-HS concept

2007 Toyota FT-HS Concept

One normally doesn’t speak of sports cars and environmentally-friendly automobiles in the same breath. ButToyota is betting there’s a green side to performance, as it... read more December 26, 2006 by  0


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