New York Auto Show: New Mercedes hybrid is too darned big!
April 10, 2009, 3:43 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
European carmakers have been slow to adopt hybrids, and the new Mercedes entry is not exactly game-changing: It's too heavy to be truly fuel-efficient. But five stars for Dianne Reeves!
New York Auto Show: GM's PUMA is a Segway...with claws
April 9, 2009, 10:38 a.m. by Jim Motavalli
With Segway's help, General Motors enters the personal mobility business -- with a tilting vehicle that resembles a tricked-out wheelchair.
Power to the Prius: For 2010, more power and high-tech touches
March 26, 2009, 2:51 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
Toyota's third-gen hybrid can park itself. A rooftop solar panel keeps the interior cool, and sensors will keep you in line on the highway. And, oh yes, it gets 50 mpg.
Chrysler's bailout: A greener, smaller lineup with help from Italy, Japan and Great Britain
March 16, 2009, 1:29 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
As its survival plan looks overseas for new models, Chrysler is thinking small and fuel-efficient.
Real Insight: The world's most affordable hybrid...from Honda
March 12, 2009, 2:45 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
Consumers will benefit from a price war as hybrids compete for bottom-line customers. How low will they go?
Ridin' the rails: Auto use down as Americans discover trains
March 10, 2009, 3:06 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
Recession forcing Americans out of autos and into light rail (up 8.3 percent), subways (3.5 percent), buses (3.9 percent) and commuter rail (4.7 percent).
Driving less these days? Join the big American club
March 8, 2009, 9:23 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
Last December, driving declined 1.6 percent across the U.S. compared to the previous year. That may not sound like much, but it's 3.8 billion miles.
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