GM's Gross says the Society of Automotive Engineers International could announce an agreed upon standard connection for plug-in cars this coming week.
Intel won't promise when its optical communication technology will arrive. But a fiber-optic company allied with the chipmaker says cables will be done early in 2010.
With more plug-in electric vehicles coming to market in the next two years, experts say new ways to measure fuel efficiency are needed, including "electricity per mile."
Industry sources refute a report that claimed that a future fiber-optic technology was an Apple idea.
The powerful chipmaker hopes its Light Peak project will bring fiber optic speeds to ordinary computer users, and USB is the logical path to get there.
Fisker throws its hat into the claimed mpg battleground with its announcement of official fuel economy and emissions ratings for its Karma plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.
Testing shows Hummer H3E can go all-electric for its first 50 miles. Going by GM's Chevy Volt estimate method that's 190 mpg in city, Raser says.
The Toyota Prius is great and all, but try carrying a sheet of plywood or a soccer team around in it.
Hybrid engines aren't the only way to improve fuel efficiency. Scuderi Group unveiled a cutaway of its Scuderi Split-Cycle Engine prototype at the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) 2009 World Congress in Detroit.
Raser Technologies will unveil a plug-in hybrid Hummer H3 that gets more than 100 mpg at the SAE World Congress in Detroit today. The project was developed in cooperation with GM and is the "have your SUV and drive it too" answer to automotive industry cr