Top 10 Tech Cars of 2009

If necessity really is the mother of invention, then surely the auto industry is on the verge of an era of blinding brilliance. Times are that bad. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Aimee deChambeau - Apr 6, 2009 - 5:17 PM PDT
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by Dwight Rousu - Apr. 6, 2009

Perhaps more for marketing than critical reporting, but the new hybrids and electrics are of interest as they try out new mixtures of technology.

Nothing here that I saw that talks about solar power augmentation, even if only for car cooling.

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by Aimee deChambeau - Apr. 6, 2009

A detailed roundup of new cars, both concept and production vehicles, employing various technologies to reduce fuel consumption. The article is primarily about partially electric and electric drive cars, but includes other design elements in the analysis.

The long-term environmental value of plug-in electric vehicles somewhat eludes me, as power generation from coal- and oil-fired plants is still too prevalent (and in many cases, quite dirty). Still, I'm glad to see the auto industry moving forward towards better fuel efficiency/less reliability on fossil fuels within vehicles.

If oil prices stay low, it may dampen consumers’ interest in the next big thing: electric-drive cars. Big financial incentives from federal and state governments could ... More »

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