Archive for November, 2011

Feds investigate fires in Chevy Volt batteries

A recent string of fires in three Chevrolet Volt batteries is causing some concern that the batteries are unsafe.

Here’s the New York Times report
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Toyota Sienna increases mpg without sacrificing power

The versatile and stylish Toyota Sienna LE arrives at the ball fields ready to load up a team of up to eight players and their gear.

The redesigned Sienna features dual power-sliding doors, which you’ll especially appreciate in a rain storm, multiple seating and cargo configurations, and an eco-friendly 4-cylinder engine that never leaves you wanting more.

With a base price of $25,345, this test model came packed with high-tech features like a back-up camera, trip computer and satellite radio-ready to top it out at $29,703. The Sienna also is a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.

So load up the team and hit the road in style and comfort.

View the video here.

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Green Car of the Year: Honda Civic Natural Gas

A positive sign of the times: the Green Car of the Year Award has grown into a very prestigious and highly competitive honor. This year’s finalists included a natural gas vehicle (the winner of the award), two electric vehicles, a hybrid and a clean diesel model.

The Honda Civic Natural Gas was named 2012 Green Car of the Year at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week. Michael Accavitti, vice president of marketing at America Honda Motor Co. accepts the award.

Other finalists for the award, announced by the Green Car Journal, were the Ford Focus Electric, Mitsubishi i, Toyota Prius V and the Volkswagen Passat TDI.

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