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Has the Age of the Electric Car begun?

A funny thing about industrial or technological ages is they usually begin well before we notice. It was on January 29, 1886 when Carl Benz filed for a patent on his three-wheeled combustion engine motorcar. At the same time Gottlieb Daimler was creating the first four-wheeled automobile fueled with petrol.

Today we recognize those efforts as the dawn of the Age of the Combustion Engine Auto, but actually at that time electric motorcars were somewhat more common.

Electric cars had been around since the 1830’s and remarkably ran initially on non-rechargeable electric cells.

The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 could debut at the NYC Auto Show

Dodge debuted the new 392 cubic inch Hemi in the 2011 Dodge Challenger at the LA Auto Show, followed by the reveal yesterday of the Charger SRT8 at the Chicago Auto Show and if internet rumors prove to be true, the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 could make its debut at the 2011 New York Auto Show.

Ram announces new 6.7L High Output Cummins Turbo Diesel in Chicago

This afternoon, Chrysler’s Ram brand fired a shot heard ‘round the heavy duty truck world as they introduced their new 6.7L High Output Cummins Turbo Diesel at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show – putting the Ram 2500 and 3500 atop the list of the most powerful trucks in the world with a whopping 800lb-ft of torque.

The 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 debuts at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show

When Dodge introduced the pavement pounding 392 cubic inch Hemi in the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 with more power and better fuel economy than the previous (6.1L) SRT Hemi, we knew that it was only a matter of time before it found its way into another vehicle and today is that day – as Dodge introduces the 2012 Charger SRT8 at the Chicago Auto Show.

The US Gov't finds no electronic problems in Toyota's acceleration recalls

Shortly after 2pm today, the US Federal Government announced the results of their 10-month electronic testing of Toyota’s acceleration system – no computer glitches or electronic failures were at fault in the unintended acceleration issues that caused Toyota to recall over 11 million vehicles worldwide.

Dodge to unveil Grand Caravan R/T at the Chicago Auto Show

While I was at the 2010 LA Auto Show, I had a chance to sit down with Dodge CEO Ralph Gilles where he talked about the new and revised 2011 Dodge models, along with briefly discussing the upcoming Caravan R/T that he playfully referred to as “The Man Van” and according to The Automotive News, that masculine minivan will make its debut at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show.

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