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  • Think Could Roll Out City EV This Year

     
    Finnish electric car manufacturer Think says it has raised enough capital in private offerings to start production on its electric City car by early next year. It also says it will introduce the Think City earlier than planned by importing...
  • $836 Million Could Lure Energy Companies to Old GM Sites

     
    The Obama administration has proposed setting up an $836 million trust fund to lure companies that build energy-efficient technology to abandoned GM plants. Using no new government money, the trust would be used for environmental cleanup at old GM sites.....

    American-Made Index: Odds and Ends

     
    Compiling the American-Made Index always brings its share of interesting tidbits, and this year had no shortage. Here are a few: For 2012, the highest domestic parts content for a single vehicle comes in the Toyota Matrix hatchback. According to...

    American-Made Index: Which Automakers Affect the Most U.S. Workers?

     
    Cars.com's American-Made Index gauges how American a car is on a model-by-model basis, but there are lots of other ways to determine just how American a car is. If you look at raw employment figures, Detroit automakers have a larger...

    Toyota, Tesla Team Up On Electric Vehicles

     
    No one saw this coming. Thursday night in California, Toyota President Akio Toyoda, Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that not only is Toyota investing in Tesla but that the two companies will jointly develop...