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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...

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...

[caption id="attachment_473" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Cash for Clunkers Ends Monday"][/caption] 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...

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...

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...

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="119" caption="General Motors Embraces Fuel Standard"][/caption] 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,...

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Ford Supports Obama's Plan"][/caption] 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...

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="175" caption="Fuel Cell Technology for Autos"][/caption] 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...

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="160" caption="Buying American?"][/caption] 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...

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...