General Motors plans this year to test prototypes of the Volt that will use GM's OnStar system for charging batteries at off-peak times.
Saab will debut the 2010 Saab 9-3x, a more rugged-looking wagon for buyers who are honest enough to admit that they really don't need the off-roading capabilities of an SUV, want more driving comfort than a crossover, yet still desire all-wheel drive.
World's oldest car, La Marquise, is a flex-fuel first
EPA, Transportation Department unveil car labels for comparing efficiency, cost, and environmental impact among different drive trains, but they drop letter grade system that automakers balked at.
General Motors describes the 2011 Buick Regal Turbo as "the first direct-injected turbocharged production car capable of running on any blend of gasoline or E85 ethanol."
Car maker Holden has unveiled an updated Commodore range, which, thanks to its support of ethanol blends of up to 85 per cent ethanol/15 per cent unleaded, could eventually be powered by household waste.
Automotive News reports on the phase-out of CAFE credits for ethanol and how that will affect the fuel source.
Automotive News reports on PACE award winners for 2010.
Incentives and new models make electric cars a realistic option, but the fresh attention may highlight flaws compared with gasoline and alternatives.
More stations with E85, a blend of gas and ethanol, are needed to serve the public, General Motors executives note.