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EV Standards Panel creating a roadmap for America

The Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP) of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) gathered in Detroit last week to lay the groundwork for a strategic roadmap defining the standards and conformance programs needed to cultivate widespread acceptance and deployment of electric vehicles as well as the correlating infrastructure within the United States.

Cruze adds deceleration fuel cutoff to save gas

Necessity is the mother of invention goes the old saying and the current emphasis on greening the planet and extending the mileage squeezed out of every gallon of petrol seems to be having just that consequence. The Chevrolet Cruze keeps finding ways to extract more and more from every gallon with technology like deceleration fuel cutoff (DFCO), that completely suspends fuel delivery when you brake, restoring the flow when you accelerate again.

Pulled over for speeding? Get a second opinion!!!

A new Smartphone app is designed to protect your rights when dealing with police by recording your rate of speed every five seconds and storing the data in a spreadsheet compatible with Microsoft Excel. The My Max Speed app protects you from flawed police equipment or alleged infractions aimed at secondary violations like the failure to use a seatbelt.

The Most American Car: believe it's the Camry?

For the third consecutive year the ubiquitous Toyota Camry has taken the title of Most American Car despite new competition entering the race. The Toyota sedan is built in Georgetown, KY and Lafayette, IN and has fended off challenges for the honor by newcomers including the Ford Explorer, the Chevrolet Traverse and the GMC Acadia. It is closely followed by the Honda Accord and the Chevy Malibu, which take second and third respectively.

Toyota Venza, Tacoma rock NADAguides best buys

NADAguides in its 2011 Second Quarter Car Buyer's Market Report selected six models from Toyota, Acura, Dodge, GMC and Hyundai as Top Recommended Current Buys. The vehicles that offer great values and good deals from the showroom floor are the Toyota Tacoma Double Cab V6 Manual, Toyota Venza I4 AWD, Acura TL, Dodge Challenger R/T, GMC Terrain SLE-2 and Hyundai Azera Limited.

Introducing the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Transformers Special Edition Camaro Coupe

The Chevrolet Camaro holds the leading role among cars that can talk in the modern Transformers series and with Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon set to hit theaters on June 28th, Chevrolet has announced the newest special edition Transformers-themed Camaro for the 2012 model year.

UConn's Maya Moore wins Honda-Broderick Cup again

University of Connecticut basketball player Maya Moore (pictured) won the Honda-Broderick Cup today, making her America's best female college athlete of 2011. She is the first to win the high honor two years in a row. Moore, who now plays for the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA, beat out other finalists Blair Brown, a Penn State volleyball player, and Sheila Reid, a cross country and track and field standout from Villanova.

Update: International Energy Agency acting like an oil speculator and a political shrew

Contrary to popular belief, President Obama wasn’t the only diplomat to announce a theatrical release of oil from strategic reserves. Fact is, the International Energy Agency (IEA) decided last Thursday night to release 60 million barrels of oil from the strategic reserves of several member nations, and America was one of those nations. [UPDATE June 27, 2011: IEA now states per Reuters it will release 41.9 million barrels of crude and 19 million barrels of refined products, changing the mix ]

Celebrating Jeep's 70 Years at the Chrysler Museum

This weeklong celebration coincides with the Jeep Brand’s July 15 anniversary observance, the date the U.S. Army signed a contract with Willys-Overland to become the lead producer of the military reconnaissance vehicle. Free admission, a program for Jeep enthusiasts and a specially-themed cruise night are all highlights of 70 Years of Jeep Week at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum, sponsored by the Dana Holding Corporation , July 12 – 17.

Monaco’s imminent nuptials get Lexus LS 600h Laundaulet

When His Serene Highness Prince Albert II weds his fiancé, Ms. Charlene Wittstock, at the Palace on the Rocher July 2, they will then tour the principality in a custom hybrid Lexus with a space-age, see-through polycarbonate roof. The full hybrid vehicle will be able to drive nearly every inch of he tour in full electric mode, underscoring the Lexus commitment to environmental stewardship.

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