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BusinessWeek calls out 50 Ugliest Cars of Past 50 Years... with questionable results

Beauty, as they say, is in the eye of the beholder. While some cars seem to be almost universally loved for their gorgeous lines and undeniable sense of style – the Lamborghini Miura and Shelby Daytona Coupe certainly come to mind. Others, such as the new Honda Accord Crosstour and even the latest Nissan GT-R, not to mention nearly everything currentl

EnerDel's Ulrik Grape talks lithium ion batteries

Business Week has published a very interesting interview with Ulrik Grape, EnerDel's chief executive, about his vision on cars we'll drive in the near future, Toyota's plans and the challenges of lithium-ion technology. Of course, his answers focus on to the applications of new car battery technologies, whether for EVs, hybrids or plug-in hybrids.

Business Week takes on green tech in a special report

There are some very simple ways to make green improvements in your life, like switching to CFL bulbs instead of using standard incandescent bulbs. Recycling is another rather simple way that you can make a difference. But, there are also other more complex ways that could green your life, some of which are still being invented. Biofuels are one such technology that may very well still be in their infancy. Algae is a great potential source of biofuels which remains mostly untapped. What do all of

Alternative fuels will be key factor in car of the future

BusinessWeek.com has just posted a colorful and engaging multi-story report on high-tech cars. The one piece covering alternative fuel called on MIT professors to give their thoughts. They believe there will be many choices because "we can't put all our eggs in one basket." The article says hybrid technology will be mainstream. Another view came from a

Ford and Volvo to invest $1.36 billion for new hybrid technology

With hybrids the alternative vehicle of choice for most consumers (yes, there are more flexible-fuel vehicles on the roads today, but how many people fill them with E85?), Ford and its Volvo subsidiary announced last week that they would invest over a billion dollars in a new center in Goteborg to develop new hybrid systems for their vehicles. This BusinessWeek article says the companies will use

Business Week bullish on ADM, no mention of "ethanol bubble"

Calling ethanol a "now-vital liquid", Business Week on Wednesday has an entirely upbeat report on agribusiness giant ADM's recent profits, driven in part by surging prices of ethanol, completely ignoring the warning of an "ethanol bubble" we mentioned here yesterday. ADM is the largest