Ethanol: Is it a Miracle Fuel or Should We Stick with Fossil Fuels?
Ethanol is a type of alcohol created by fermentation of sugars and starches from corn, sugar cane, soy beans and even certain grasses and trees, known as cellulosic ethanol. Cellulosic ethanol is derived from the stalks and stems of these grasses and trees. While itís not recommended as a beverage like other alcohol, ethanol can possibly sustain America as a replacement for standard fossil fuels. In fact, Brazil already runs on ethanol made from sugar cane. Their country has more sugar cane that it can consume and export, so they made the logical decision to use it as a renewable source of fuel. In America some gas stations already mix between 10% and 85% ethanol with standard gasoline. The 85% ethanol, 15% gasoline mixture is known as E85. Many newer car models are capable of running on this. Experts report that 420 gallons of ethanol can be produced from 1 acre of crops, and with nearly 300 ethanol plants currently in operation or in the making, itís easy to see this booming industry becoming more popular in the near future. more
Toyota Releases New Incentives to Boost Sales after Earthquake
It has been a rough few years for Toyota Motor Corp. Just as the automaker was given favorable results of investigations into unintended acceleration issues, Japan was hit by a major earthquake and tsunami, which caused a shortage of parts for the North American Market.
How to Find the Best Rates for Insuring a New Car
Insuring a New Car.
Purchasing a new car can be incredibly exciting, especially when you've only ever driven used cars. There's a reason, after all, that hands-on car washes and auto detailers offer "new car smell" as a scent option.
American Auto Industry Poised for Rebound in 2011
Speaking at the Automotive News Congress in early January, Dan Akerson, General Motors CEO said, "We cannot take two of America's big three automakers through the acid bath of bankruptcy, to call for huge sacrifices from our suppliers, dealers, investors, employees and retirees and then be content with a small version of the same old industry.".
New Models for 2011: Old Form Factors Compete with New Ideas
New Models for 2011: Old Form Factors Compete with New Ideas.
With the hype for 2011 focused on innovative powertrains in vehicles like the electric Chevrolet Volt or the Nissan Leaf, it's easy to overlook other interesting approaches for the coming model year.
Toyota Works to Repair Its Image after Long Series of Recalls
Toyota Works to Repair Its Image after Long Series of Recalls.
With the recall of 1.1 million Corollas and Corolla Matrixes, model years 2005-2008, in August 2010, Toyota has now recalled more than 11 million vehicles worldwide since November 2009.
Resale Values of Luxury Cars
Resale Values of Luxury Cars.
When you are searching for a new car, whether you plan to lease it or purchase it in the hopes of trading it in for something even newer after a few years, it's important to at least consider potential resale value.
Coming in November: General Motors IPO
Coming in November: General Motors IPO.
It's the biggest news out of General Motors Co. since the original bailout funds were dispersed a year ago: the company formerly known as the world's largest automaker has filed an initial public offering (IPO).
Tesla Motors: EVs All the Way
Tesla Motors: EVs All the Way.
In the automotive world, Tesla Motors is a mere youngster, at just seven years old, but the company, based in California's Silicon Valley, has been making an adult-sized splash ever since its inception in 2003.