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Report: To Keep Safety, Performance, MPG Gains Come At A Price
Report: To Keep Safety, Performance, MPG Gains Come At A Price

If we want to keep our vehicles as safe as they are and don't want to sacrifice performance either, improving fuel economy will come at a substantial extra cost per vehicle. That's the predictable conclusion made by a new National Academy of Sciences report released this week. The study had been...Read More»

Porsche lightweight lithium-ion 12-Volt starter battery
Porsche Offers Lithium-Ion Battery, But Only For Starting

Lithium-ion batteries are part of the path to the Promised Land of electric vehicles. The all-electric 2009 Tesla Roadster was the first sports car to run on lithium cells, and the 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 was the first hybrid electric vehicle to feature them. Now Porsche has joined in, offering a...Read More»

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