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BMW to plug-in its first diesel hybrid
11/05/2010 – 12:20 pm PDT | No Comment

The EfficientDynamics concept at the LA Auto Show.

BMW ends rumor, confirms production of Efficient Dynamics plug-in hybrid concept
It’s been pretty clear that BMW’s EfficienctDynamics concept was going to eventually result in some sort of production …

SEMA: Hybrid modification and tuning rules
11/04/2010 – 11:55 am PDT | No Comment

Toyota Prius C&A Custom Concept

Blinging out the hybrid
This year’s SEMA show displayed numerous customized hybrid cars. Honda and Toyota went hybrid modification crazy, with each bringing numerous custom concepts. Even GM brought a tricked out …

C-Maxing the hybrid microvan segment
11/04/2010 – 10:42 am PDT | No Comment

Needs to be a hybrid?

Competing with a Prius microvan
Is the minivan dead?
“Sales are stronger than many might expect and Ford is betting that what the next generation of parents will want in a car is …

Small hybrid and plug-in cars: A skewed perspective
11/04/2010 – 9:55 am PDT | No Comment

Can the Chevy Silverado hybrid be turned into a sale's leader?

Light duty trucks dominate US market share and Big 3 profits, again
In recent weeks, the CEO of Better Place has stated that when his company …

Top Transportation Officials and State DOTs Win Prestigious Awards
11/04/2010 – 8:42 am PDT | No Comment

A handful of the nation’s leading transportation officials were recognized this week for outstanding achievement during the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2010 Annual Meeting. The awards acknowledged exemplary performance by individuals, …

Eliminating congestion and reconnecting a small divided Minnesota town (TIGER series)
11/04/2010 – 8:05 am PDT | No Comment

Staples, a divided small town in rural Minnesota, will be made whole again with a new bridge for all users over a highway and railroad tracks, supported by $7.65 million in funding from the innovative …

Better MPGs with LPG in the Kia Forte hybrid
11/03/2010 – 7:42 pm PDT | No Comment
Better MPGs with LPG in the Kia Forte hybrid

A back up for your BBQ

Is there a propane niche in the auto industry?
When I found out that Kia was showing off a Forte hybrid at SEMA, I was excited. Then I learned it was …

Honda CR-Z: The tuner’s hybrid
11/03/2010 – 1:56 pm PDT | No Comment

Can hybrid tuning spark an increase in hybrid sales?

Mugen and other CR-Z hybrid modifications key to CR-Z sales?
Last month Honda sold 1,419 CR-Z hybrids, which isn’t too bad for a two-seat hybrid vehicle. Nevertheless, since …

Transportation bill a prime chance for bipartisan achievement in a divided government
11/03/2010 – 11:45 am PDT | No Comment

One of the biggest surprises of Tuesday’s election was the change in leadership in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The chairmanship will change as the Republicans took the House, as expected, but Chairman James …

Can new Congress add anything to foreign oil game?
11/03/2010 – 10:55 am PDT | No Comment

The DeTomaso Ghepardo methanol fuel cell hybrid.

Or just more drilling and trashing GM?
Last night I had a very disappointing dream. I was covering the LA Auto Show in the year 2050 and not only were …