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Chevy Volt to sport smart charging, flex fuel

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.

By April 2, 2009


Saab 9-3x to be revealed at Geneva Motor Show--will it also be a flex-fuel?

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.

By February 19, 2009


World's oldest car is a flex-fuel first

World's oldest car, La Marquise, is a flex-fuel first

By July 9, 2007


New car labels offer QR codes but no grades

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.

By May 25, 2011


2011 Buick Regal Turbo will be E85-capable

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."

By February 24, 2011


New Holden Commodore drinks bio-ethanol, hearts household waste

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.

By August 31, 2010


2016 is showdown time for ethanol

Automotive News reports on the phase-out of CAFE credits for ethanol and how that will affect the fuel source.

By July 20, 2010


PACE jury honors automotive innovators

Automotive News reports on PACE award winners for 2010.

By April 23, 2010


Electric cars win hype, staying power questioned

Incentives and new models make electric cars a realistic option, but the fresh attention may highlight flaws compared with gasoline and alternatives.

By April 5, 2010


First Chevy Volt cars will not be E85 ready

More stations with E85, a blend of gas and ethanol, are needed to serve the public, General Motors executives note.

By February 18, 2010