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Greening The Rouge: Ford's More Sustainable Pickup Plant

Greening The Rouge: Ford's More Sustainable Pickup Plant

A green roof is not at its most photogenic in a Michigan winter. In fact, it's hardly green at all--more like gray and brown--though it still insulates the building below just as well. But while some of the green aspects of Ford's showcase Rouge assembly plant have succumbed to the January weather... read more

January 18, 2011 by  - 3
 
The 2010 Toyota Prius

Lemon Law: When Green Cars Turn Yellow

When it comes to lemons, are defective green cars different than traditional all gas or diesel engine vehicles? The simple answer is, no. The statistics of manufacturing... read more September 2, 2010 by  2


 
2011 Ford Explorer

Ford Saves Scrap Steel, Stamps Explorer Parts From Pickup Leftovers

A century ago, Henry Ford was known for insisting that parts be shipped to his factories in wooden crates whose slats were sized so they could be reused to build parts of the... read more August 25, 2010 by 


 
2011 Coda Sedan prototype - front

So What Exactly Is An American-Made Car? You May Be Surprised

We wrote about the 2011 Coda Sedan and Coda's EV cost calculator not too long ago, and described the cars as a "Chinese-built sedan" with a battery pack "containing... read more August 4, 2010 by  6


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

The 2011 Chevy Volt: Made Alongside GM's Gas-Guzzling V8s

Think of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and very little seems conventional about it. With a range of 40 miles per charge and a range-extending gasoline engine used to provide extra... read more August 4, 2010 by  12


 
First 2011 Chevrolet Volt built on production tooling at Detroit Hamtramck plant, March 31, 2010

BREAKING: GM Boosts 2011 Chevrolet Volt Production 50 Percent

There's no better time to make a public announcement than when you have the President of the United States with you. Today,President Barack Obama visited the... read more July 30, 2010 by  2


 
2010 Toyota Prius

Next Toyota Prius To Be Built in U.S.--But Not Until 2016

The convoluted twists and turns of possible Prius production in the U.S. have taken another unexpected bend. A Toyota executive has now told Reuters that the company intends... read more July 27, 2010 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Perry: Nissan Won't Lose Money on 2011 Leaf

Cutting-edge technology never comes cheaply. Automakers routinely subsidize it in new cars in new markets to gain a foothold, or even a competitive advantage--and still can... read more July 27, 2010 by  1


 
2011 Honda CR-Z

Honda To Launch Plug-In Hybrid Car in 2013, A Year After Toyota

It's been a time of turmoil for Honda lately, with the company doubling down on hybrids and pulling back on its clean-diesel efforts. Now, according to a Reuters report, the... read more July 19, 2010 by 


 
2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Could Hit 40 MPG

The 2011 Hyundai Sonata has been a huge sales hit for the Korean car company, outpacing the Chevrolet Malibu and Nissan Altima in recent months. The news could get better for... read more June 21, 2010 by  2


 
Tesla Motors and Toyota logos

WSJ: No Tesla-Toyota Joint Venture, Yet

They may have struck a deal to transfer control of the old NUMMI manufacturing facility, but as of yet, Toyota and electric-car manufacturer Tesla have no firm deal to... read more June 10, 2010 by  3


 
2009 Volvo V70 Plug-in Hybrid Demonstrator

Are Infrastructure Changes A Myth?

As all-electric vehicles become common, does a country’s infrastructure really need to be changed to accommodate them? As most people drive 50 miles or less per day my... read more May 2, 2010 by  2


 
Raging Grannies Protest Tesla

Raging Grannies Protest Tesla's Possible Use of Toxic Dump Site For Future Model S Plant

  A group of concerned activists is raising questions about one potential location for Tesla's future Model S assembly plant. The Raging Grannies spent last Saturday in... read more January 12, 2010 by  2


 
Flower developed by Toyota to offset emissions from its Prius facility

Toyota Creates New Flower Species To Cut CO2 From Prius Production

You may already associate the 2010 Toyota Prius with flowers, courtesy of its "Harmony Between Man, Nature, and Machine" ad campaign, complete with human flowers in the... read more November 9, 2009 by  2


 
screenshot from FiestaMovement.com website

Mulally: Ford Ka Not Headed To the United States

The diminutive Ford Ka will not be heading to the United States according to a recent Automotive News interview with Ford CEO Alan Mulally. In the interview, Mulally stated... read more November 9, 2009 by 


 
Fisker Karma at Laguna Seca

Biden Blurts Out Fisker Nina Plug-In Hybrid Line: Sedan, Coupe, Crossover

There's nothing like a little old-fashioned reporter shoe leather, especially when few other automotive media outlets bother to make the trip. Our colleague Gary Gastelu of... read more October 28, 2009 by  2


 
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