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This is a short entry about cars–of the extreme variety: either very (VERY) cheap or very (VERY) expensive. The two extremes are represented by a father, NCPR’s Chief Engineer Radio Bob Sauter, and his son, a 247wallst.com...
News stories tagged with "cars"
Apr 20, 2007 — With growing consensus and concern about global climate change, there's more and more talk in Washington about new laws to cut greenhouse gas emissions. One major question right now is how the government will handle carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles. In federal court in Burlington, Vermont is defending its adoption of strict standards against a suit from a coalition of automakers and state car dealers. Any new regulation is expected to have some financial impact on automakers. And, as Dustin Dwyer reports, the carmakers are looking to share the burden. Go to full article
Mar 13, 2007 — Hydrogen fuel cells have been billed as the next big thing for cutting down on vehicle emissions. Cars that run on these fuel cells emit only water. Automakers are investing heavily in the technology, and there are still some major obstacles. But as Dustin Dwyer reports, there is at least one big advantage for automakers to push fuel cells. Go to full article
Sep 21, 2006 — A new assembly plant from one of Detroit's Big Three car companies is getting attention for its "green" qualities. Big Three automakers may not rank at the top of most environmentalists' list for companies of the year. But some say the new auto plant is a sign that environmentally-sensitive manufacturing has finally gone main-stream. It's not just because building green plants is the right thing to do. Really, it comes down to a different kind of green. The Environment Report's Dustin Dwyer has the story. Go to full article
Jul 25, 2006 — Today's cars and trucks are the heaviest, fastest and most powerful vehicles on the road in a generation, but according to a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency, these vehicles have stalled when it comes to fuel economy. The GLRC's Dustin Dwyer has the story. Go to full article
Dec 02, 2004 — A quiet revolution of cleaner air began this year for cars and trucks. Motorists might not know it, but they've been burning low-sulfur fuel as part of a requirement under the federal Clean Air Act. The requirement was put in place during the Clinton Administration. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Mike Simonson reports. Go to full article
by Karen DeWitt
May 25, 2004 — At a press conference to announce the bills, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver also addressed a driving-related controversy; he denied newspaper allegations that he improperly received discounts from a car rental company when the company was pushing for a change in insurance laws. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jul 04, 2003 — Summer in the North Country means field day festivals for virtually every town and hamlet. It's tough to keep up with all the chicken barbeques, fire engine parades, and lawn mower races. But for the automotive lovers, nothing beats the demolition derby. Hundreds of drivers sign up each summer for the chance to crash their rides into one another. David Sommerstein went to the demolition derby in Hannawa Falls to hear the roar of the engines and the crunch of metal. Go to full article
by Karen DeWitt
Apr 11, 2003 — New York auto dealers are threatening that state residents won't be able to lease cars any more, if the legislature does not change a law that makes dealers liable for damages if people leasing their cars get into accidents. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Jan 31, 2003 — The world's largest automaker says it will offer hybrid engines on pickup trucks beginning this fall. The new type of engine is a combination of gasoline and electric motors. General Motors says it will expand its hybrid offerings to several types of vehicles during the next four years. Other automakers are also adding hybrids to their product lines. But as the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Michael Leland reports, GM says it will need help making the hybrid program a success. Go to full article