Cadillac to Debut GM's Powerful New V-6 Clean Diesel
GM’s first production application of innovative, closed-loop combustion technology
Cadillac CTS adds engine to its portfolio in 2009. Low emissions, high performance and excellent fuel economy. 184 kW/250 hp, 550 Nm (406 lb.-ft.) torque...
I live in North-West Kentucky and am putting our platinum grey/black leather 2002 Beetle GLS up for sale. Its got 146,xxx miles on it and runs great. Used as long distance commuter and daily driver, my wife drives it now and wants something to replace both the SUV and Beetle that has an...
Nancy Stauffer, MIT Energy Initiative
May 30, 2007
Imagine a vehicle that runs on hydrogen or biofuels and offers the same features, performance and price as today's gasoline vehicle. Will it capture half the market? Not likely, concludes a new MIT analysis. Not even if it's three times more...
Such a vehicle, in 1500 form (not for the heavy duty set) would satisfy the needs of large families, IMO, and would sell like hotcakes if it could get around 25 mpg on the highway or higher.
Mercedes sells 2 SUV's with that kind of mileage, but in the $50K range and with only about 14 cubic...
My only question is what lawsuits play in Mercedes' decision on whether to bring the Smart in. Gut feeling? People will sue DC for bringing in an "unsafe" car. Just hope this is not the case, but I know that our over-regulated, suit happy land of the free and home of the brave has not had a lot...
How about an unscientific but interesting poll about additive use: you can check all of the types of additive you use. Those that use additives with more than one purpose can check off each purpose.
I don't know if this is the best place to put this article, but it was too good to miss:
"Clearly, becoming less dependent on foreign sources should be among the West's - and most especially America's - most urgent priorities. But not in the way that President Bush and Vice...
Is there a \"free market\" for oil?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_market has a very comprehensive and balanced view of what the words free market mean and how they are commonly used. It is a very good read.
NY Times article web page shows the difficulties of trying to satisfy everyone.
It changes the rules by dividing vehicles according to class/size but continues to have DECREASED CAFE for larger vehicles.
If they read my posts they would see a better proposal: make it higher cost to own the...
"What can we do? More efficient diesel automobiles, and greater reliance on wind and nuclear power, are well-engineered solutions that are available right now."
What Happens Once the Oil Runs Out?
Just got over the 14,500 mile mark and no problems. Got a recall on the brakes - apparently the four circuits can fail and go back to too much pressure on the pedal to stop, may cause and accident.
The trip today finished at 35.7 mpg with an average of 32 mpg over the tankful.
Was on a back...
I'm looking for a green one, but red, black, or tan would also be good. Nice to have it with a spoiler, CD changer, and heated seats, but heck, in today's market, can't be fussy.
Please e-mail me with info. Thanks.
At 101,000 miles, I have just replaced the tires after two sets of Goodyear RS-A's with Michelin MXV4's. The old tires had cupping in the back with no misalignment and made lots of noise. The front wore unevenly and especially in the middle even though I kept the tire pressure within spec...
Thought this would be amusing for you to see: a "Total Delight Index (TDI) from a consumer group called "Strategic Vision" Note, the Golf and Excursion made the list. With a diesel, they must even be better!
VW TDI's: Total Delight Index winners...
Interesting reading is at: http://www.technologyreview.com/articles/fischetti1102.asp
This article shows technologies that seem better than current hybrids and claims significant improvements using existing electronic and other technologies.