If anyone harbored any doubts that hybrid cars are hot, last week the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show put them to rest. Carmakers practically ran over one another promoting their versions in attempts to catch up with Honda and Toyota, the technology’s pioneers.
Correction Appended: Friday, March 18, 2011It may soon become much harder to get your hands on the wheel of a Prius. The earthquake and tsunami that have caused over 10,000 deaths, swept away whole towns and plunged Japan into a nuclear crisis will have an impact, albeit a much less dire one, on U.S.
The Obama administration’s national security team is working on alternative strategies for the war in Afghanistan that may not require tens of thousands of additional U.S.
General Motors’ foreshortened bankruptcy, which was finished with the emergence last week of a “new” GM, owes a thank you to the Chrysler Group for blazing a short, quick path through the courts. Now GM’s recovery will rest on its ability to hold onto customers or win over new ones.
We first met Gil Portalatin — a twenty-five year veteran at Ford — when testing the 2010 Fusion Hybrid in Los Angeles. In a fuel-economy competition against the media, Gil (an engineer by trade) effortlessly triumphed by racking up economy numbers that significantly bested the journalists and EPA estimates. On some runs, Gil’s Fusion returned nearly 47 mpg