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    Study: Consumer interest in electric vehicles waning a bit, Pike finds

    Fascination with plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) has been softening for in the US in the past year, Pike Research found after once again surveying consumers about their interest level and concerns about the practicality of making such as purchase. Interest in owning plug-in electric vehicles is ...

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    Those two mystery Tesla prototypes for Toyota? Bloomberg says RAV4 and Lexus RX

    Toyota has several fingers in a few electric pies. There's the electric car it's working on in-house, in conjunction with Panasonic, using proprietary technology. Then there are two mash-up prototypes that Tesla is building for Toyota, which according to Bloomberg include an electric RAV4 and ...

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    EnerDel's Ulrik Grape talks lithium ion batteries

    Business Week has published a very interesting interview with Ulrik Grape, EnerDel's chief executive, about his vision on cars we'll drive in the near future, Toyota's plans and the challenges of lithium-ion technology. Of course, his answers focus on to the applications of new car battery ...

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    Oh, BusinessWeek, what's with "Luxury Cars for Fun and Fuel Efficiency"?

    Does anyone really think a 21-mpg BMW 328i is a fuel-efficient vehicle? Apparently Jim Henry of BusinessWeek does. Henry has written an article that tries to make the point that drivers with fat wallets don't need to "sacrifice driving performance for fuel efficiency." That's a fine case to try and ...

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    Business Week takes on green tech in a special report

    There are some very simple ways to make green improvements in your life, like switching to CFL bulbs instead of using standard incandescent bulbs. Recycling is another rather simple way that you can make a difference. But, there are also other more complex ways that could green your life, some of ...

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    $3-plus-per-gallon gasoline doesn't hurt enough to make people change

    Perhaps we're talking about moving the goal posts here, but BusinessWeek has an article out today that figures the breaking point for getting American consumers to change their car shopping and lifestyle habits is, drumroll, $4 a gallon. I'm sure no one was predicting that precise line ten years ...

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    Alternative fuels will be key factor in car of the future
    1159794660 has just posted a colorful and engaging multi-story report on high-tech cars. The one piece covering alternative fuel called on MIT professors to give their thoughts. They believe there will be many choices because "we can't put all our eggs in one basket." The article says hybrid ...

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    Ford and Volvo to invest $1.36 billion for new hybrid technology

    With hybrids the alternative vehicle of choice for most consumers (yes, there are more flexible-fuel vehicles on the roads today, but how many people fill them with E85?), Ford and its Volvo subsidiary announced last week that they would invest over a billion dollars in a new center in Goteborg to ...

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    Business Week bullish on ADM, no mention of "ethanol bubble"

    Calling ethanol a "now-vital liquid", Business Week on Wednesday has an entirely upbeat report on agribusiness giant ADM's recent profits, driven in part by surging prices of ethanol, completely ignoring the warning of an "ethanol bubble" we mentioned here yesterday. ADM is the ...


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