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3230 NEWS ITEMS ARCHIVED IN 2006

Independence Starts With the Letter 'I'
Tired of seeing young American men and women sent overseas to protect a way of life too dependent on oil, Knoxville attorney Robert Cole parked his car and started peddling his $15 garage sale bicycle. - 06-Jan-2006

GM Readies It Trucks For Fuel Economy Wars
GM executives insist the Tahoe is not a profligate gas guzzler, but a carefully developed family vehicle for people who have large cargo, passenger and towing needs. - 06-Jan-2006

Mercury Mariner Hybrid Named 'Green Car of the Year'
Mercury Mariner Hybrids are built at the Kansas City Assembly Plant. Pricing for the 2006 Mercury Mariner Hybrid starts at a manufacturers suggested retail price (MSRP) of $29,840. - 06-Jan-2006

Ford Beefing Up Its Hybrid Drive Engineering Team
Ford's next hybrid will be the Fusion slated to be introduced in 2008, along with the Mercury Milan Hybrid. - 06-Jan-2006

Honda Civic Hybrid Provides More Than Just Fuel Efficiency
Starting price has increased $2,000 from last year, with the base Civic Hybrid now carrying a manufacturer's suggested retail price, including destination charge, of $22,400. - 06-Jan-2006

Banner Car Sales Year No Help For GM or Ford
Chrysler sells more cars, as do surging Asian competitors, as consumers shift from trucks back to cars. - 06-Jan-2006

Sprinter Plug-In Hybrid To House Super-Fast Pizza Van
SuperFast Pizza has chosen the Chrysler Sprinter which will be the first to offer plug-in hybrid technology giving the company's rolling pizza vans the ability to be pollution-free and neighborhood friendly. - 08-Jan-2006

New Models at LA Auto Show Lean Towards Fuel Efficiency
$3 a gallong gasoline in America is causing consumers to rethink their car purchase priorities and carmakers are responding, though hybrids still represent only 1.2 percent of domestic market. - 06-Jan-2006

U.S. Carmaker Sales Fall As Buyers Seek Fuel Efficiency
Sales at Chrysler, GM and Ford are falling as buyers defect to Toyota and other Asian automakers. - 06-Jan-2006

Drivers Atone By Driving in 'Carbon' Neutral
DriveNeutral and its competitors signal a new, consumer-oriented approach to the fledgling greenhouse-gas emissions market. - 06-Jan-2006

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