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2978 NEWS ITEMS ARCHIVED IN 2008

Start-Ups Want to Elevate the Electric Car
Analysts believe there is definitely a market for expensive, environmentally friendly vehicles, but it will be difficult for small manufacturers to do what companies like General Motors Corp. and Toyota Motor Corp. have not been able to achieve because of cost and technological difficulties. - 16-Jan-2008

Green Car Battle Lines Drawn at Detroit Auto Show
The whole range of new green car technologies is on show at the annual Detroit exposition, the world's biggest auto show: standard hybrids, plug-in hybrids, electric motors, fuel cell vehicles, and flex-fuel engines that will burn biofuels like ethanol and even fuel made from urban waste. - 16-Jan-2008

E-Coli Bacteria Bioengineered to Produce Butanol Fuel
The microbes need to get faster at producing butanol, and their tolerance to isobutanol, which is toxic to the organisms, must improve. - 17-Jan-2008

Cruising Detroit in Toyota's Plug-in Prius
While Toyota cautiously tests its prototypes, some zealous Prius owners are already clamoring for plug-ins, and paying aftermarket companies $15,000 or more to retrofit their cars as plug-ins. - 17-Jan-2008

Chrysler ecoVoyager Concept Powered by Fuel-cell Range Extender
Concept vehicle is powered by 200kW electric motor, driven by combination of hydrogen fuel-cell and 16 kWh lithium ion pack that afford 40 miles of grid-charged driving range, and a total range of 300 miles - 17-Jan-2008

Battery Beach Burn Out to Demonstrate Electric Car Muscle
The Florida Electric Auto Association will be hosting the 3rd Annual 'Battery Beach Burnout', an alternative fuel / electric vehicle competition, in Miami, FL at Countyline Dragway January 25th and 26th. - 17-Jan-2008

Norway Royals Add Lexus 600 Hybrid to Family Fleet
Crown Prince Haakon and his wife also own a Lexus RX 400h and two Toyota Prius hybrid cars. - 17-Jan-2008

Fuel Cell Car of the Future Remains Just That
Sun columnist Jay Hancock takes the wheel of a Chevrolet Equinox that runs on electricity from a hydrogen fuel cell and is surprised by the car's zip and quietness. - 17-Jan-2008

Dodge ZEO Electric Concept Car Offers Sports Car Performance
Resting in a rear-wheel drive layout, Dodge ZEO’s 200 kilowatt (268 horsepower) single-electric motor contributes to a 0-60 mph time in less than six seconds, which rivals Chrysler’s famed HEMI powerplant. - 17-Jan-2008

Greener Than Thou
Despite all the headlines out of Detroit just now, green motoring even in the sense of low-carbon would seem a long way off, writes Register's Lewis Page. - 17-Jan-2008

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