Archive for April 18th, 2012

Electric ladyland: when battery-powered cars were built for women – Ars Technica

Electric ladyland: when battery-powered cars were built for women
Ars Technica
In 1900, over a quarter of all automobiles being manufactured ran on electricity. Electric autos counted for around a third of the buggies plying the roads around Chicago, Boston, and New York City. But Claudy didn't think the electric car was for just

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Ford’s Electric Car Strategy Comes Into Focus – Forbes


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Ford's Electric Car Strategy Comes Into Focus
Forbes
The fleet of shiny new Ford Focus electric cars lined up on the edge of San Francisco's upscale Union Square shopping district last Thursday barely elicited a glance from passers-by toting Prada bags. No wonder. Except for a small “electric” insignia,
LG Chem Battery Powered Car to Pace Nascar RaceWall Street Journal (blog)
Feds Expand BMW 7 Series Investigation, Electric Car Costs, And Cadillac's Jalopnik
Review: The Ford Focus ElectricTechnology Review
Fortune –FuelFix (blog) –The Detroit News
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Electric cars’ benefits vary by location, says study – CBS News


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Electric cars' benefits vary by location, says study
CBS News
(Credit: Josh Miller/CNET) (CBS News) The benefits of driving an electric car – both to the environment and to one's wallet – can vary significantly depending on the location of the car, according to a new study. In a new report, the Union of Concerned
Electric cars can be no better for global warming, in some citiesDaily Press
Benefit of electric cars found to vary by locationSan Francisco Chronicle
Electric Cars Cost $1200 a Year Less to Run, Study SaysBloomberg
NPR –Detroit Free Press
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Authorities bust luxury car theft ring in Philly – Philadelphia Inquirer


The Star-Ledger – NJ.com
Authorities bust luxury car theft ring in Philly
Philadelphia Inquirer
By Michael Hinkelman State law enforcement officials busted what they said was an international car theft ring operating in the greater Philadelphia area. Attorney General Linda Kelly and Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan announced
Authorities dismantle Newark-based luxury car theft ringThe Star-Ledger – NJ.com
NJ Police: Theft Ring Stole $300K in Luxury CarsNBC New York
'Wheels of Fortune' Theft Ring BustedNBC 10 Philadelphia

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Car racing goes electric – New York Daily News


New York Daily News
Car racing goes electric
New York Daily News
The Ford Focus Electric will be the NASCAR Pace Car at the Sprint Cup Richmond 400. In a first for the sport, Nascar announced that an all-electric car, the Ford Focus Electric, will pace the Sprint Cup Richmond 400 on April 28, leading the field of

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Explosion at Global Resin Supplier Threatens Disruption: Cars – San Francisco Chronicle


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Explosion at Global Resin Supplier Threatens Disruption: Cars
San Francisco Chronicle
April 17 (Bloomberg) — A year after Japan's tsunami sent global automakers and suppliers into triage mode, another disaster is sending the industry into a search aimed at salvaging this year's car production. Executives from the world's largest
Resin shortage threatens to shut US auto plantsUSA TODAY
Ube Says It's Receiving Resin Queries After Evonik BlastBloomberg

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March New-Car Registrations in Europe Fall 6.6% – Wall Street Journal


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March New-Car Registrations in Europe Fall 6.6%
Wall Street Journal
FRANKFURT—European demand for new cars waned in March, dragged down by sharp declines in France, Italy and Greece, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association said Tuesday. New car registrations in March slumped 6.6% from a year earlier to 1.50
European car demand drops 7% in MarchFinancial Times

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Regulators invesigate BMW 7-series crashes – CBS News


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Regulators invesigate BMW 7-series crashes
CBS News
BMW constructs their 5, 6 and 7 series cars at the plant in Dingolfing. AFP PHOTO DDP / OLIVER LANG GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read OLIVER LANG/AFP/Getty Images) (Credit: Oliver Lang/Getty Images) (AP) – US safety regulators have found 16 crashes
Safety Officials Intensify Probe of BMW 'Roll Away' CrashesWall Street Journal (blog)
5 injuries cited in BMW safety probeBoston Globe
Federal Investigation on BMW May Recall 122000 CarsAuto World News
ClaimsJournal.com
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Bills allowing guns in cars limp forward – The Tennessean

Bills allowing guns in cars limp forward
The Tennessean
Two bills allowing registered gun owners to leave guns in their cars at work passed a House committee Tuesday despite strong statements from the governor and lieutenant governor that neither has a chance. The legislation is now headed to the House

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Jaguar Land Rover IPO Seen as Jackpot as Valuation Soars: Cars – San Francisco Chronicle

Jaguar Land Rover IPO Seen as Jackpot as Valuation Soars: Cars
San Francisco Chronicle
The two British luxury car brands are worth $14 billion, according to the average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Bloomberg News, more than Fiat SpA or Suzuki Motor Corp. With a planned $12 billion in capital spending and product development

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