Wednesday, March 3, 2010
News You Can Use
In the 5 Series ActiveHybrid, a turbocharged, in-line 6 works in conjunction with a 40 kilowatt electric motor and an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Porsche pulled the wraps off its 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid concept, the biggest surprise of the Geneva show.
Ferrari calls the HY-KERS Hybrid a "ventura laboratorio," or research vehicle, so don't expect to see this particular car make it to production.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Rapide costs $34,000, but it can also open your car doors - if your car happens to be a $200,000 Aston Martin Rapide.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says that the federal agency is tough on automakers, but the results have been mixed.