You might expect the announcement of the funding of a plug-in hybrid research center to be boring. Not if North Carolina governor Mike Easley has anything to do with it! The NASCAR governor says, "the Middle East has the U.S. by the tail" and we should "get off the gas and get on the juice." Plug-in cars might sound like "the Jetsons," Lascelles Linton
In July, we told you two plug-in Priuses were coming to the United States for road tests. ln a ceremony Friday at Toyota headquarters in Torrance, Toyota will hand over those two plug-in Priuses to University of California at Irvine's Advanced Power and Energy Program and
Iowa State University and Frontline BioEnergy, manufacturers of biomass gasification systems, have joined forces to attempt to eliminate natural gas from ethanol production.
It's no secret that the Big 3 are collectively suffering due short-sightedness in fuel-efficiency. However, a new study by the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) attempts to quantify near-future gains and losses if the domestic auto makers were to make proactive efforts to maximize fuel-efficiency fleet-wide.