Archive for November, 2006

Paris to Beijing on only 40,000 liters of diesel

Friday, November 17th, 2006
We might not have heard a peep out of Mercedes if its Paris-to-Beijing diesel rally hadn't been completed, but as it is, the press wires are abuzz with news of the completion of the "greatest diesel marathon of all time." The rally involved 36 Mercedes-Benz E-Class cars, all of which drove the 8,750...

Paris to Beijing on only 40,000 liters of diesel

Friday, November 17th, 2006
We might not have heard a peep out of Mercedes if its Paris-to-Beijing diesel rally hadn't been completed, but as it is, the press wires are abuzz with news of the completion of the "greatest diesel marathon of all time." The rally involved 36 Mercedes-Benz E-Class cars, all of which drove the 8,750...

Hydrogen to help with my commute

Monday, November 13th, 2006
It looks as if I'll soon be coming to work with the assistance of hydrogen fuel-cell technology. The Federal Transit Administration announced today that it has selected British defense contractor BAE Systems as the recipient of a $5.35 million grant for the integration of hydrogen fuel cells in hyb...

Hydrogen to help with my commute

Monday, November 13th, 2006
It looks as if I'll soon be coming to work with the assistance of hydrogen fuel-cell technology. The Federal Transit Administration announced today that it has selected British defense contractor BAE Systems as the recipient of a $5.35 million grant for the integration of hydrogen fuel cells in hyb...

GM’s PHEV likely to debut in Detroit

Friday, November 10th, 2006
Following yesterday's Los Angeles Times article on GM's development of a new kind of gasoline-electric hybrid, Reuters is reporting this morning that the car is likely to make its first appearance at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit next January. The unveiling will come exa...

GM’s PHEV likely to debut in Detroit

Friday, November 10th, 2006
Following yesterday's Los Angeles Times article on GM's development of a new kind of gasoline-electric hybrid, Reuters is reporting this morning that the car is likely to make its first appearance at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit next January. The unveiling will come exa...

Who resurrected the electric car?

Thursday, November 9th, 2006
General Motors is planning to mix up another combination of the gasoline-electric hybrid-powertrain cocktail. The Los Angeles Times is reporting today that GM has developed a prototype of a new kind of electric car that uses an internal combustion engine solely as an electric generator. Scheduled t...

Who resurrected the electric car?

Thursday, November 9th, 2006
General Motors is planning to mix up another combination of the gasoline-electric hybrid-powertrain cocktail. The Los Angeles Times is reporting today that GM has developed a prototype of a new kind of electric car that uses an internal combustion engine solely as an electric generator. Scheduled t...

SEMA selects the most aftermarket-friendly cars

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006
Putting a new stereo in some cars requires cutting large holes in the dashboard, while on others it's a simple process of sliding the previous stereo out and dropping a new one in. That's the difference between cars that follow standards, such as DIN slots in the dashboard, and cars with extensively...

SEMA selects the most aftermarket-friendly cars

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006
Putting a new stereo in some cars requires cutting large holes in the dashboard, while on others it's a simple process of sliding the previous stereo out and dropping a new one in. That's the difference between cars that follow standards, such as DIN slots in the dashboard, and cars with extensively...