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Clean cars keep on rolling

GM designer shows off pics of Chevy Volt; companies tout plug-in hybrid systems; and fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles makes cross-country trek. (By CNET News' Green Tech writers)

This week brought a sneak peek at the upcoming Chevy Volt, and a stop along the Hydrogen Road Tour. From hybrid conversions to corn cobs, here's a roundup of the stories from the eco-friendly auto front that made headlines this week.

GM designer flashes photos of Chevy Volt

Head designer gives look at exterior styling of plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt, which is designed to be aerodynamic. The company is still targeting a late-2010 delivery.
(Posted in Green Tech by Martin LaMonica)
August 14, 2008 11:19 AM PDT

Hybrid makeovers help owners dump the pump

Pricey plug-in hybrid conversions offered around the country enable drivers to power on electricity, often doubling the fuel economy.
(Posted in Green Tech by Elsa Wenzel)
August 13, 2008 4:00 AM PDT

Hydrogen Road Tour rolls across America

Automakers, U.S. government agencies, and hydrogen advocates are sponsoring a coast-to-coast tour to show off hydrogen-powered vehicles in action.
(Posted in Green Tech by Martin LaMonica)
August 12, 2008 11:11 AM PDT

Poet to make ethanol from corn cobs next year

Corn ethanol producer Poet is getting into the cellulosic ethanol business with a plant that can convert corn cobs and kernel husks into ethanol.
(Posted in Green Tech by Martin LaMonica)
August 13, 2008 9:29 AM PDT

T. Boone Pickens invests in natural gas-fueled taxis

Little more than a month after the oil mogul unveiled his U.S. energy plan, which promotes natural gas vehicles, he invests in natural gas taxi cab company.
(Posted in Green Tech by Stefanie Olsen)
August 12, 2008 11:37 AM PDT