April 27, 2017

$216 Million Proposed for New Vehicle Technology Research

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

A new bill proposed by Representative Gary Peters, Democrat from Michigan, could potentially provide an additional $216 million for new automotive technologies. The legislation is set for review by the full U.S. House of Representatives later this month, and would increase the $334 million already proposed by the Obama administration for research and development of […]

Cash for Clunkers: Facts and Figures

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

The CARS program, informally known as “Cash for Clunkers”, ended Monday, August 24th, 2009. Originally slated to cost $1 billion, Congress increased the total funds available to $3 billion due to overwhelming consumer response. The White House stated that nearly all funds had been exhausted by the end of the program, with rebate requests totaling […]

Cash for Clunkers Ends Monday

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

The highly successful “Cash for Clunkers” program will end Monday, according to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. Part of the overall stimulus package, this program offered up to $4500 in rebates to car buyers who traded in certain older vehicles with poor fuel economy. “Cash for Clunkers” was designed to have a twofold effect, both reducing […]

Your 230 MPG Chevy Volt: Get Insurance Rates

Monday, August 17th, 2009

From the successful Cash for Clunkers program to an increased interest in fuel economy in general, the new Chevy Volt has generated a great deal of buzz, thanks in part to the publicity garnered through their viral marketing campaign boasting the Chevy Volts incredible fuel efficiency of 230 mpg. Let us take a closer look […]

Hydrogen Road Tour Touts Top Hydro Hot Rods

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Welcome to the West Coast’s Hydrogen Highway! Hydrogen Road Tour 2009 brings the future to reality along the 1,700 mile route between San Diego, California, and Vancouver, British Columbia between May 26th and June 3rd, 2009. The caravan offers the public an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with hydrogen fuel cell technology as a viable […]

GM On Board with Obama Fuel Standards

Friday, May 29th, 2009

General Motors has given its support for President Obama’s strict fuel standards, and plans on following suit to manufacturer vehicles with better mileage. From Kansascity.com: General Motors, in a statement, said it was fully committed to the approach, which will set a uniform standard in the United States for fuel economy and greenhouse-gas reduction. Fritz […]

Ford Supports Obama’s Plan

Friday, May 29th, 2009

From Businessweek.com: Ford Motor Co. Chairman Bill Ford Jr. says his company is well positioned to meet fuel economy standards proposed by President Barack Obama. Speaking Friday during the Detroit Regional Chamber’s annual policy conference on Mackinac Island, Ford said his company intends to be the fuel economy leader in every automotive segment. Read the […]

Fuel cell technology: Dealing with Vanishing Energy

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

UPDATE: Read about Fuel Cell Vehicles on the Hydrogen Road Tour Serious challenges face our planet. Air pollution, noise pollution and a general conflict over limited resources top the list for most people. What if changing our approach to one aspect of our economy could significantly help with all of these problems? Reduce our dependence […]

The pros and cons of buying an American made car today

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

It is common to debate the pros and cons of buying an American made car today, mainly because people are looking for vehicles that are affordable and reliable. Purchasing a car can be an overwhelmingly stressful decision and one that could carry serious consequences should the wrong decision be made. Yet many American consumers want […]

Economy Affects Car Insurance Rates

Monday, May 4th, 2009

How the economy affects car insurance rates A common situation that many different drivers are facing is an increase in their insurance rates. In the vast majority of cases the increase has nothing to do with you driving poorly or receiving to many tickets. Instead it has everything to do with what is happening with […]

USA Today Reports Increased Insurance All Around

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

In the news: USAToday.com is reporting that Americans will see an increase in the cost of insurance, and specifically a 4% increase in a typical auto insurance policy this year. In a time when Americans could use a break, increased insurance abounds. Why? According to the article, insurance providers use premiums and investments as a […]

Saturn Owners Legal Woes Over?

Monday, April 20th, 2009

In a press release from PRWeb.com, certain Saturn owners have a victory in a legal battle regarding defective transmissions on two models of vehicles. From the press release: The class consists of all persons who are residents of the United States and who purchased a new or used 2002, 2003, 2004 or 2005 model year […]

AIG Sells Auto Insurance Unit to Farmers

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Farmers Insurance Inc., a subsidiary of Zurich Financial Services Group, is purchasing AIG’s Personal Auto Group for $1.9 Billion. Farmers will then sell the entities to Farmers Exchanges, who they manage but do not own. The sale should be completed by the third quarter this year, depending on regulatory approvals. The good news for Farmers? […]

Do You Want Green Auto Insurance?

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

PRWeb.com reports a new website, EcoSmartInsurance.com, is dedicated to helping consumers find ‘green’ auto insurance companies. What do you think? Is going green imperitive to your insurance company decision? From going paperless to mileage based policies, Eco Smart believes consumers should have choices when choosing an auto insurance company that is as ‘green’ as they […]

Opinion: Chrysler and Fiat Deal Doesn’t Make Sense

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Jerry Flint reports on the Chrysler/Fiat merger the U.S. Government has advised. His take? "This deal makes no sense to me." With current Fiat technology needing an overhaul to meet U.S. safety standards, American-produced Fiat cars in Chrysler plants could take up to 3 years, and Jerry believes Chrysler could just re-invest in itself to […]

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