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Four for the Automotive Hall of Fame
Mini Acura NSX Back on the Table
The High Cost of Building Autos
Subaru Continues to Break Away From The Pack
The Beginning of the End of Driving
Hyundai Plans Fuel-Cell Tucson
Audi Crosslane: A Hybrid Mongrel That Leans Electric
Charging Ahead on an Electric Highway
One Big Step for Tesla, One Giant Leap for E.V.ís
Soft Sales Crimp Outlook for Electric Cars
Cash Flows Are Critical for Tesla
Why Your Car Isnít Electric
For Some Drivers, an Electric Motorcycle Could Be the Best of Both Worlds
In the Catskills, Coming Up Aces in a Vehicular Poker Game
Electric Motorcycles in Search of a Market
Between Auto Show and Showroom, a Supercarís Mettle Is Tested
G.M. Plans a Software Patch to Address Stalling Chevrolet Volts
Questions Linger on Battery Prices in Electric Cars
Prospects for R8 E-tron Darken, as Audi Shifts Focus to Plug-in Hybrids
Hybrids and Electric Vehicles Do Well in Reliability Survey
A Hybrid Done Right, but Not Without Glitches
A Winning Ticket of Style and Handling
Price Is Major Factor for Electric Vehicles, Study Says
Inventor Says New Wireless E.V. Charger Is Safer and Cheaper
Four for the Automotive Hall of Fame
Tom Gale, Chuck Jordan, James Couzens, and Albert Kahn are this year's inductees to the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan. Gale is a friend of Motor Trend, as a regular judge on our Car of the Year awards. He joined Chrysler's design staff in 1967 and worked there until his retirement in 2000. The radically redesigned 1971 Plymouth B-body midsize cars marked his first major design. Gale also is credited for the original Dodge Viper concept, the cab-forward 1998 LH sedans, and the 2005 Chrysler 300 and Dodge Magnum/Charger RWD sedans released after his retirement. Concept cars include the Chrysler Atlantic, Chronos, and Portofino, and Plymouth Prowler.

Mini Acura NSX Back on the Table
While the stillborn, V-10-powered NSX was being developed, Honda was also working on a related and obscure project referred to internally as the Small NSX. At the time it was just one of several advanced R&D ideas sitting in the design room. Then the financial crisis hit, causing Honda to kill the NSX and shelve all other sports car projects. But Honda has since rebounded, and as we know, the NSX has been reborn as an all-wheel drive hybrid. Now we're hearing the Small NSX may be back on the drawing board as well.

The High Cost of Building Autos
There are a couple ways to look at the strengths and weaknesses of the Detroit Three since the 2008 Lehman Brothers collapse. On one hand, General Motors, Ford Motor Company, and Chrysler Group are posting modest profits from the relative strength of the North American auto market, dragged down by European operations.

Subaru Continues to Break Away From The Pack
Subaru is the car company Saab always wanted to be: a niche automaker with a loyal, growing following. It relies on horizontally opposed four- and six-cylinder engines and all-wheel drive, save for the new rear-drive BRZ sports car. Its deal with Toyota, which bought 8.7 percent of parent Fuji Heavy Industries after GM dumped its 20 percent, goes a long way toward Subaru's sustained success in the U.S. and globally. Even before the BRZ was launched, Subaru was making a profit in all its regions.

The Beginning of the End of Driving
The week after Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that makes driving autonomous cars legal in California, Google's Anthony Levandowski said he expects his company to have them on the market in five years. The Silicon Valley Internet search engine company abruptly retrenched from the statement of its autonomous car chief, as quoted by John McElroy in AutoLine Daily. He was not available for comment to Motor Trend.

Hyundai Plans Fuel-Cell Tucson
Hyundai intends to put its fuel-cell Tucson into what executives call, oxymoronically, "small-scale mass-production." By 2015, total production will have reached 1000 units, mostly for Europe. After 2015, the aim is to ramp output further, the company's European boss saying it could be "up to 10,000 units a year after 2015, mostly for California and Europe, provided the market and infrastructure are up to it."

Audi Crosslane: A Hybrid Mongrel That Leans Electric
ďCrossoverĒ can mean just about anything in the automotive industry. But with the Crosslane Coupe Concept, introduced here on Thursday, Audi shoehorned a remarkable number of referents into what was already something of a catch-all notion.
Charging Ahead on an Electric Highway
LAST Monday I drove the Model S, a full-size sedan recently introduced by Tesla, the California electric-car start-up, from Lake Tahoe to Los Angeles. I covered 531 miles and the drive took 11.5 hours, during which the car consumed zero gasoline and produced no tailpipe emissions.
One Big Step for Tesla, One Giant Leap for E.V.ís
AUTOMAKERS have a favored buzzword for promoting important new models: game-changer. Excuse me, but the game is not so easily changed. Put simply, the automobile has not undergone a fundamental change in design or use since Henry Ford rolled out the Model T more than a century ago. At least thatís what I thought until I spent a week with the Tesla Model S.
Soft Sales Crimp Outlook for Electric Cars
Many auto executives were not that enthusiastic about battery-powered cars at their outset, and now that sales of electric vehicles made by Tesla and Renault have been disappointing, some carmakers are playing down the technology. Martin Winterkorn, the chief executive of Volkswagen, said last week, on the eve of the Paris Motor Show, that the company would instead focus on plug-in hybrids, which can travel short distances on battery power alone and switch to gasoline or diesel fuel for longer trips.
Cash Flows Are Critical for Tesla
In his debate on Wednesday night with President Obama, Mitt Romney referred to the electric-car maker Tesla Motors as a loser. He put it in the same group as Solyndra, the solar panel company that collapsed last year owing the federal government $535 million.
Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid: Innovation but No Beauty
New Problem for Boeing 787 Battery Maker
Wheelies: The Global Domination Edition
Fisker Automotive Lays Off Majority of Employees
Hybrid Drivers Wanted
Renault Shows Edgy Concept at Milan Furniture Fair
Gentle Treatment Yields Fuel Economy Rewards With Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Russia Skips Hybrids in Push for Cars Using Natural Gas
Wheelies: The Fantasy Electric Truck Edition
G.M. Enters the 3-Cylinder Engine Arms Race
The New Chevy Spark Will Offer A.C. or D.C. Charging
Wheelies: The Chrysler Cacciatore Edition
How Do You Find the Best Green Cars?
How to Charge Millions of Electric Cars? Not All at Once
Venture Threatens to Backfire in Virginia Governorís Race
In Two-Way Charging, Electric Cars Begin to Earn Money From the Grid
Electric Cars Rally on Connecticutís Back Roads
Electric Car Maker Files for Bankruptcy Protection
Epic EV Torq: Three Wheels plus One Electric Motor equally Interesting
In a Plus for Electrics, Tesla Repays a Big Federal Loan Early
Wheelies: The Inexpensive E.V.ís Edition
Porscheís Entry in the Science Fair
Israeli Venture Meant to Serve Electric Cars Is Ending Its Run
Wheelies: The Happy German Worker Edition
Tips for Buying and Servicing a Used Hybrid Car
Behold the Latest in Trash Trucks and Police Three-Wheelers
Fallout From Failure of Battery Swap Plan
Holding Its Own vs. Nonhybrids
As BMW Is Put to the Test, Its Plans Are Years Ahead
More Than a Skateboard, Less Than a Car
Buzzing Around Paris in Borrowed Electric Cars
Fisker Hires G.M.ís Former Head of Marketing
Make Way for Kilowatts: A Growing-Up Year for Plug-Ins
Car Buyers Lack Interest in Electric Cars, Study Says
Ford Fusion Energi MPGe Hits Triple Digits, E.P.A. Says
Grid Problems Curb Indiaís Electric-Vehicle Appetite
Will 2013 Be the Year of the Electric Car?
Honda to Assemble 2014 Accord Hybrid in Ohio
The Fisker Karma With a V-8, Courtesy of Bob Lutz
Europeís Big Bet on EVs and Hybrids
Could Electric Vehicles Fly Out of Showrooms?
New York to Washington on About One Gallon of Gas
Any Engine You Like, but Only if Itís a Hybrid
Stalled Out on Teslaís Electric Highway
Doubting if Tomorrow Will Ever Come for Taxi
Compressing Gas for a Cheaper, Simpler Hybrid
Indiaís Only Electric Car Revamped to Woo Drivers
Companies Collaborate on E.V. Charging for All
Obama Seeks to Use Oil and Gas Money to Develop Alternative Fuel Cars
Audi Escapes the Hatch With the A3
At Mercedes, B Is for Battery
Infiniti QX60 Hybrid Pairs Style and Economy
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