Archive for September 26th, 2012

1973 Ford Thunderbird – $8,900

Top of the line and the car that was often imitated but never duplicated

Ford Thunderbird this one a 73 and in the same condition it was back almost 40 years ago
Second owner with only 107000 actual miles…

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California governor signs driverless cars bill – Huffington Post


AFP
California governor signs driverless cars bill
Huffington Post
Autonomous cars can make roads safer, free commuters from the drudgery of driving, reduce congestion and provide transport to people who can't drive themselves, such as the blind, disabled, elderly and intoxicated, Brin said. "I expect that self
Google's Sergey Brin: You'll ride in robot cars within 5 yearsCNET (blog)
Self-driving cars a reality for 'ordinary people' within 5 years, says Google Computerworld

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Electric Cars Struggle to Break Out of Niche – Wall Street Journal (blog)


New York Times (blog)
Electric Cars Struggle to Break Out of Niche
Wall Street Journal (blog)
These setbacks come as big car makers are gearing up to push a significant number of new hybrids, plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles onto the U.S. market. The question is whether the latest group of electric vehicles will offer enough features
Will Electric or Fuel Cell Cars Win The Day?SustainableBusiness.com
Are we about to witness the death of the EV?Examiner.com
On Our Radar: Toyota Retrenches on Electric CarsNew York Times (blog)
Christian Science Monitor (blog) –New York Daily News
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Fiat confirms Italy plants will produce US cars – Reuters


Business Recorder
Fiat confirms Italy plants will produce US cars
Reuters
MI) confirmed on Tuesday plans to have its Italian factories make cars to be sold outside Europe, particularly in the United States, as it looks to counter a five-year slump in European sales. Fiat, which also runs Chrysler Group LLC in the United
Fiat to make US cars in Italy as government mulls incentivesMSN Money
Fiat CEO confirms Italy to become production centre for US carsReuters UK

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An Electric Carmaker Struggles as Its Production Lags – New York Times


GigaOM
An Electric Carmaker Struggles as Its Production Lags
New York Times
On Tuesday, Tesla announced plans to sell five million shares to raise cash. The federal government agreed earlier to waive some conditions of a $465 million loan, easing pressure on the company over the next couple of quarters. The moves raised
Tesla unveils quick charging station for carsThe Detroit News
Tesla quietly says it's delivering Model S cars slower than expectedGigaOM
Tesla Stock Falls On '12 Cars Cut; U.S. Superchargers DebutInvestor’s Business Daily
NPR (blog) –TechSpot
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After protests, Toyota reduces China-bound cars – CNN


Sydney Morning Herald
After protests, Toyota reduces China-bound cars
CNN
(Financial Times) — Toyota Motor is cutting production of vehicles for the Chinese market in a sign of the deepening economic impact of anti-Japanese demonstrations that swept the country this month. Like many other Japanese companies, Toyota closed
Japanese cut back Chinese car productionSydney Morning Herald
Toyota plans to produce no cars in China in October: paperChicago Tribune
Toyota to roll out fewer luxury cars due to protests in China – NikkeiWHTC

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Consumer Reports review details flaws in Fisker Karma sports car – Los Angeles Times


Auto World News
Consumer Reports review details flaws in Fisker Karma sports car
Los Angeles Times
The magazine said the sleek-looking, speedy car suffered from significant reliability problems and doesn't compare well to other luxury sports cars such as the Porsche Panamera. The Fisker runs on electricity for about 38 miles and then a small
Fisker Karma earns a failing grade from Consumer ReportsConsumerReports.org (blog)
Electric Cars September 25, 2012 More 2012 Fisker Karma Woe: Consumer Green Car Reports
Fisker Karma Receives Horrible ReviewsAuto World News

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The Most Important New Cars For 2013 – Washington Post

The Most Important New Cars For 2013
Washington Post
[NYSE: F], in the form of radically new Fusion mid-size sedan and Escape compact crossover models that load up on the style, trends, and tech of high-end luxury cars yet stay relatively affordable; and at the same time we're seeing the first Chrysler

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Self-Driving Cars Will Take Over By 2040 – Forbes


AutoSpies.com
Self-Driving Cars Will Take Over By 2040
Forbes
Even without a debate over we really want our cars to drive themselves, autonomous vehicles keep gaining ground. There aren't any on the market yet, but the momentum is clearly building. Why? Because the technology is moving fast, and both researchers
AWESOME or AWFUL: If MOST Cars Become Autonomous By 2040, Is This The AutoSpies.com
Group of smart people claim 75% of vehicles will be autonomous by 2040Autoblog (blog)

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Hyundai to introduce world’s first production fuel-cell electric vehicle – San Jose Mercury News

Hyundai to introduce world's first production fuel-cell electric vehicle
San Jose Mercury News
Hyundai, which has lagged its rivals in battery-powered electric cars, aims to leapfrog that technology and roll out what it calls the world's first production fuel-cell electric vehicles at this week's Paris auto show. The South Korean automaker is

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