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Your New Car Is Made Of Old Carpet, Milk Jugs, and Ripped Jeans

Your New Car Is Made Of Old Carpet, Milk Jugs, and Ripped Jeans

When you think of a brand-new, gleaming, 2010 model car rolling out of your driveway, what materials come to mind? Steel, chrome, soft-touch interior plastics, maybe even supple leather upholstery? Well, how about some old carpets, ground-up milk cartons, and shredded, faded, raggedy blue jeans?... read more

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GM's Electric Car Guru Resigns

Bob Kruse, who formulated General Motors' long-term electric vehicle plans and whose team helped develop the Chevy Volt, has resigned, ending his 31-year career with the... read more September 30, 2009 by  2


 
Aptera 2e Production Design

Final Aptera 2e Styling Leaked, We Drive the Electric 3-Wheeler

To green-car fans, the idea of an ultra-aerodynamic electric two-seater sounds pretty familiar, right? Think the late, lamented EV1 from General Motors, subject of the... read more September 28, 2009 by  7


 
2010 Toyota Prius with chief engineer Akihiko Otsuka, at right

Coming Up: Toyota Prius To Be Sold In Multiple Body Styles

Since it was launched in 1997 in Japan, and 2000 in the US, the Toyota Prius has only been sold as a single body style. From 1997 to 2003, it was a subcompact four-door... read more September 18, 2009 by  2


 
2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

First Look: 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

• What is it?: The first-ever hybrid version of the big Mercedes-Benz sedan • The basics: All the S-Class virtues, much better gas mileage • On sale: This fall •... read more September 18, 2009 by  2


 
Mercedes-Benz E-Cell Plus extended-range electric car, Frankfurt Motor Show, 2009

GreenCarReports: 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show Coverage

It's time: the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show is upon us, and High Gear Media is live at the biggest, hottest Messe in the world to bring you the latest on green cars, diesels... read more September 14, 2009 by 


 
General Motors' mysterious 230 logo

August's Most Popular Green Car Posts: What About That 230 MPG?

We usually recap our five most popular posts on GreenCarReports.com at the end of every month. We're a bit late for August but, hey, we had a long Labor Day too ... now we're... read more September 9, 2009 by 


 
2010 Suzuki Kizashi

Suzuki Planning Hybrid Kizashi For 2011

According to the Japanese publication, Nikkei, Suzuki may be planning a hybrid version of their upcoming Kizashi sedan for 2011. The recently unveiled Kizashi will compete in... read more August 17, 2009 by  2


 
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2011 Chevrolet Volt: Talk About Limited Production ...

If you're one of the tens of thousands of green car fans excited about the launch of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt electric car, start making nice to your local Chevy dealer... read more August 12, 2009 by  2


 
GM Labs Bare Necessities Truck Concept

GM's 'Bare Necessities' Concept: How Little Car Do You Want?

Among the many vehicles shown, described, or teased at this morning's big General Motors press briefing was this unusual green concept from GM Labs, called 'Bare... read more August 11, 2009 by  9


 
General Motors' mysterious 230 logo

How Does The 2011 Chevy Volt Get 230 MPG? By Making Assumptions

UPDATE: GM confirms that the 2011 Chevrolet Volt will get 230 mpg city, and a composite fuel economy (city and highway) of more than 100 mpg according to draft regulations... read more August 11, 2009 by  26


 
2009 teaser shot of Buick crossover plug-in hybrid, a rebadged Saturn Vue quickly dubbed the 'Vuick'

Surprise, Surprise: That GM Plug-In Hybrid Is a Buick After All

Well, the other shoe finally dropped. General Motors said today that the plug-in version of its Two-Mode Hybrid system would be fitted to a Buick crossover to be introduced... read more August 6, 2009 by  4


 
GM Battery Lab, Warren Technical Center

Why $2.4 Billion of Battery Grants? To Get US Competitive in Electric Cars

It's now clearer than ever: Electric cars are coming to showrooms near you. They will be fully competitive, their makers are deadly serious, and they will be "real cars"... read more August 6, 2009 by  3


 
Alan Taub, General Motors head of Research and Development

Five Questions: GM's New R-and-D Leader, Alan Taub

Alan Taub, 54, is currently Executive Director in charge of Research & Development at General Motors. He joined GM R+D as executive director in 2001, and on October 1, he... read more August 5, 2009 by  7


 
Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell vehicle at Camp Pendleton hydrogen fueling station, photo by Joe Tash

The Few, The Proud...The Green? Marines Clean Up Camp Pendleton Wheels

Every time we make a joke involving the US Marine Corps, first we check it with our friend Cap'n Connors, a former Marine. With multiple deployments under his belt, and much... read more July 1, 2009 by 


 
2010 Toyota Prius

Persistent Rumors: Toyota To Give GM A Version Of The Prius

According to a report in Bloomberg today, Toyota may give General Motors a version of their iconic Prius hybrid. This news broke even as General Motors announced that their... read more June 29, 2009 by  2


 
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