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Detroit 2009: BYD's plug-in hybrids, the F3DM and F6DM

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Monorail + Automobile = MonoMobile

A couple of Cincinnati-area men believe they may have solved mankind's transportation problems by combining the strengths of an ultralight electric car with those of a monorail. The plan, developed by Jay Andress and Andy Webster, is to use the small electric cars for short distances about town. When you need to go out to the exurbs or to another city, using the wheels attached to your roof, you connect yourself to the monorail. While you're autonomously whisked away to your predetermined destin

Automobile names Audi R8 top car for '08; GM wins for hybrid tech

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Caddy considers adding hybrids to the mix

The combination of high gas prices and a sales slowdown at Cadillac have caused the heads of GM's luxury division to consider adding a hybrid to the mix. During an interview with the Detroit News, John Howell, Caddy's head product honcho was quoted as saying that, "Pretty much every program I am looking at going forward has got a hybrid as part of it."

GM, BMW, DCX Hybird joint-venture officially kicks off

On Tuesday a new joint Hybrid Development Center officially opened in Troy, MI. General Motors, DaimlerChrysler, and BMW have contributed more than 500 engineers, technicians and other support staff to the facility that will work on developing the dual mode hybrid system that they are all planning to use in upcoming vehicles. More than 150 of