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Mitsubishi, Isuzu join EV venture

Automotive news reports on Mitsubishi's and Isuzu's plans to collaborate on an electric car.

By February 5, 2010


UPS rolls with lightweight composite-material truck

Using plastic-like materials, UPS lightens the load and gains a 40 percent jump in fuel efficiency for a small test fleet of delivery vehicles.

By May 13, 2011


GM deal in place, Hitachi works on battery with 50% more power

Automotive News reports on Hitachi's development of a higher power density battery.

By October 13, 2010


Car Tech Live 154: Could Toyota have had a worse week? (podcast)

A roundup of Toyota's ghastly week--yet that doesn't stop Tesla from tapping a Toyota exec to build its cars. Jag has a crafty new idea for hybrid power trains. And we take a ride in the love-it-or-key-it Porsche truck!

By February 5, 2010


Fleet buyers warm to alternative auto tech

With lots of options, from hybrid delivery trucks to natural gas sedans and government support, fleet operators say the time is ripe for trying out green auto technologies.

By October 5, 2009


Toyota and Isuzu looking at diesel

Specific plans with Isuzu on diesel engine tech collaboration to be announced soon.

By June 15, 2007


GM offers OnStar to other automakers

Automotive News reports on GM's licensing of OnStar.

By February 5, 2009


Power system for refrigerator trucks aims to reduce diesel pollution

With electric system, trucks like the Oasis could get food to the market without spewing extra fumes associated with a second diesel-chugging motor.

By October 23, 2007


Toyota adds first non-Japanese member to board

Jim Press of Toyota North America appointed as senior managing director.

By June 25, 2007


DaimlerChrysler partners with Fiat on diesel

Fiat's powertrain division to supply light diesel engines to trucks, with plans for more collaboration.

By June 19, 2007