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Is the Volt Really Coming That Soon?

Is the Volt Really Coming That Soon?

What’s the deal with lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles? Are they really coming as soon as Chevy’s Volt would seem to indicate — or are they still too pie-in-the-sky to gamble on? GM is racing full-speed ahead with suppliers to develop them for volume production of the Chevy Volt...

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Corvette Stingray

Car Trivia: July 19, 2007

1. The Maryland -built 1907 Carter car had this odd feature. 2. The mid-1970s, three-wheeled Dale prototype was promoted by this transsexual who was subsequently jailed for... read more July 19, 2007 by 0

2008 Jaguar XKR Portfolio

Cerberus Showing Interest in Jaguar

Cerberus Capital Management could be coming around for another bite of the automotive apple, creating the potential for the organization of a new auto company, which would... read more June 17, 2007 by 0

Gibbs Aquada

More on Gibbs' Aquada Plans

Whatever floats your boat…or in the case of Gibbs Technologies, whatever floats your amphibious automobile. After some earlier setbacks, the company, founded by Britain... read more June 13, 2007 by 0

Skoda cake car

Skoda Fabia: It’s A Piece of Cake

The puns have been landing thick and fast from Skoda as part of a marketing campaign for the all-new Fabia supermini, which went on sale this week. The TV ad features a... read more May 17, 2007 by 0

Traffic Jam

Miami Tops Road Rage Poll

Miami once again has topped a list of the cities with the worst road rage. The survey, commissioned by Autovantage, reports that drivers in Miami are more prone to run red... read more May 15, 2007 by 0

Chrysler pentastar

Magna Takes On Partner; Chrysler Next?

Magna International Inc. has sold off a 20-percent stake valued at $1.54 billion to a Russian industrial group. The deal gives Magna a new strategic partner for a potential... read more May 10, 2007 by 0

2007 Chrysler Sebring

Chrysler Giving Sebring

A one-in-a-hundred date is the inspiration for Chrysler’s latest giveaway — and to qualify, you can’t be reading this story. The “Bundle of Joy” contest is linked... read more May 1, 2007 by 0

ZAP-X crossover

ZAP Sketches Crossover with Lotus

California’s electric-car company ZAP issued this sketch of the ZAP-X crossover vehicle it says it will build with help from Lotus Engineering. The new crossover concept... read more March 19, 2007 by 0

Jerry Flint

Flint: Chrysler's In Play

Chrysler is in play. That's the Wall Street term meaning that a company is up for sale and its stock will get lively. DaimlerChrysler stock was up by $6 a share the day after... read more February 19, 2007 by 0

The Black Eyed Peas Civic Hybrid

Honda, Toyota Top 2007 Green Scores

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has revealed its complete annual rankings for 2007 model-year vehicles, in which each model is given a “Green... read more February 6, 2007 by 0

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TCC At Ten: New Look, A New Partner

Readers of are an eagle-eyed bunch, as our e-mailbag repeatedly demonstrates. Make a typo, flaunt good grammar or get a minor spec wrong in a review and... read more January 3, 2007 by 0

2005 Bentley Continental GT - front

2005 Bentley Continental GT: What's New

The seriously fast - and expensive - Continental GT "four seat coupe" was introduced last year as Bentley's first all-new model in seven decades, and remains relatively... read more January 1, 2007 by 0

GM CEO Rick Wagoner

Kerkorian Cuts GM Holdings

General Motors Corp.’s largest, and arguably most troublesome shareholder, Kirk Kerkorian, has decided to sell a large piece of his holdings in GM stock. In a filing with... read more November 26, 2006 by 0

2006 Roewe 750, Beijing Auto Show

GM Unfazed by Chinese Partner’s Plans

General Motors Corp. executives say they are not concerned about the plans of GM’s principal Chinese partner, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp., to develop their own... read more November 20, 2006 by 0

2007 Mazda MX-5 Power Retractable Hard Top

2007 Mazda MX-5 Power Retractable Hard Top

Mazda’s Miata and I have a sordid past. In brief: I’ve owned one, wrecked a different one, driven dozens and loved them all. I’ll leave the remaining details for a... read more November 19, 2006 by 0


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