The auto industry's options list includes biofuels, hydrogen, hybrids, fuel cells, and batteries--but will it be all, or nothing at all?
The automotive industry spreads and grows, suppliers move to east Europe, environmental issues are crucial--and the companies survive that get everything right.
Literally driving the environmental necessities home may support technology in engines old and new.
The European auto industry is struggling with alternative fuels and emissions reduction programs, but potential solutions are many and varied--any may become even more so.
It may be the fuel of the future, but views vary about how hydrogen should be used.
Fiat tackles more technology in-house, makes increased use of the expertise and systems it has, reduces unit production time--and considers two-cylinder turbocharged engines.
Could cheap, basic vehicles with efficient low-emissions engines start to buck the long-lasting technology trend towards ever more electronics complexity?
The focus is moving away from passive safety systems with an emphasis on driver alerts and collision avoidance.
Transmissions are gaining gear ratios as OEMs search for more fuel efficiency and refinement.
On the eve of J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study release for 2007, automakers talk about metrics of success.