We were once told by an auto writer that "real car people" didn't want green cars. They wanted noise, and roaring engines, and squealing tires. Well, the triumph of diesel-powered race cars at the famed 24 Heures du Mans shows you can have both. The French carmaker Peugeot placed first and second at Le Mans with their 908 HDI TAP cars. The Audi R15 TDI, which had won last year, took third place in this year's contest. That's a clean sweep in the fastest, longest, most famous endurance race in the world. How did they do it? Better fuel economy! The higher gas mileage of the diesels meant they...
UPDATE: Senate, House Agree On Cash-For-Clunkers Terms
Late Tuesday night, we reported that the House had passed a bill by Rep. Betty Sutton (D-OH) to institute a "Cash for Clunkers" tax credit scheme. Now the Detroit News and other sources report that, just two days later, it appears the Senate and House have agreed to include $1 billion to fund the...John Voelcker