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flex-fuel vehicles


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


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


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


Wood-chip ethanol maker opens plant

Coskata says its hybrid ethanol technology, using thermochemical and biological processes, can produce environmentally friendly ethanol cheaper than gasoline.

By October 15, 2009


Getting a charge from the Chevy Volt

After writing about the Chevy Volt for over a year, CNET News' Martin LaMonica gets a quick, but very fun, ride from one of the car's chief designers.

By August 14, 2009


Electric cars seen as killer app for smart grid

Utilities plan to use smart-grid technology to tap into the stored electricity of plug-in electric vehicles in exchange for an electricity rate discount for car owners.

By June 20, 2009


Google revs up smart charging for plug-ins

As part of its work with plug-in electric vehicles, Google is testing software designed to let cars recharge without stressing the grid.

By June 18, 2009