New Ford Ranger: Coulda been a hybrid, shoulda had Ecoboost

Too fuel efficient for America
Too small and efficient for Ford’s profits?
The all new Ford Ranger is not headed for America, as Ford believes the smaller, cheaper and more fuel efficient Ranger pickup truck would cannibalize less efficient, more expen…

Ford’s Mulally: "We cannot make a business case" for composites

Filed under: Emerging Technologies, Ford, Lightweight

There’s been plenty of talk about carmakers moving to lighter materials like carbon fiber to reduce weight, improve fuel economy and enhance the driving experience. Two years ago, Honda and Nissan …

Driving Sustainability: Framing the Mobility Timeline

Filed under: Emerging Technologies, EV/Plug-in, Green Culture, AutoblogGreen ExclusiveRohit Talwar’s presentation during the 2010 Driving Sustainability conference in Reykjavík, Iceland this past weekend expanded on Chris Bangle’s ideas for trul…

Dodge: Gas guzzling equals freedom

All about Energy Independence
The greatness of foreign oil dependence
Saw the Dodge Challenger freedom ad yesterday for the first time. Cars and freedom are the two things America has gotten right?
So, foreign oil dependence isn’t only synonymous with …

Truckers stand firm ahead of reform vote

Truck drivers protesting plans to liberalize their sector hardened their stance over the weekend, saying they would keep their vehicles parked along key sections of the national road network unless the government stops the reforms from being voted thro…

EVs: Cruzing along with a little less range anxiety

Playing it both ways
Another battery option
The key difference between the Chevy Volt and other EVs is the ability of the Volt to extend EV range with gasoline. GM believes so much in the marketing potential of this difference that it is trying to trad…

Magna E-Car Systems Opens New Hybrid and EV System Development Center

Magna E-Car Systems, a newly formed joint venture between Magna International and the Stronach Trust, announced the grand opening of a new hybrid- and electric-vehicle system development center and state-of-the-art battery/materials testing facility in…

Fuel Dispenser Company Dresser Wayne to Introduce EV Charger Concept Model at 2010 Automechanika Show

Dresser Wayne, a global provider of fuel dispensers and technologies, is exhibiting a full-scale concept model of an electric vehicle (EV) charger at the 2010 Automechanika trade show.
Even with all of the other advances in alternative fueling—ethano…