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USA; Obama defends federal car plan

President Barack Obama defended plans Thursday to boost government spending to buy more efficient vehicles, saying it would create more jobs for the struggling auto industry.
Source: Detroit News More

President Barack Obama defended plans Thursday to boost government spending to buy more efficient vehicles, saying it would create more jobs for the struggling auto industry.
Source: Detroit News More

USA: Green car rules give auto industry a new challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants automakers to make greener cars at a time when General Motors and Chrysler are hanging by the thread of a massive government loan and auto sales have plummeted to their lowest levels in more than two decades.
Source: Google More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants automakers to make greener cars at a time when General Motors and Chrysler are hanging by the thread of a massive government loan and auto sales have plummeted to their lowest levels in more than two decades.
Source: Google More

China/USA: China and the Future of Global Auto Manufacturing

Warren Buffett, one of President Obama’s boys, just bought 10% of BYD, China’s # 2 automaker. BYD stands for “Build Your Dreams.” BYD’s e6, a purely electric car, is going to try the US market quite soon. Mr. Buffett is having 50 of them sent over in May.
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Warren Buffett, one of President Obama’s boys, just bought 10% of BYD, China’s # 2 automaker. BYD stands for “Build Your Dreams.” BYD’s e6, a purely electric car, is going to try the US market quite soon. Mr. Buffett is having 50 of them sent over in May.
Source: americajr.com More

USA: Obama: Days of ‘pork … as a strategy’ are over

“It makes no sense for us to shovel more money into the problem if you have not seen an auto industry that is committed to restructuring — restructuring that, frankly, should have been done 10 years ago, 20 years ago, 30 years ago,” he told reporters.
Source: CNN More

“It makes no sense for us to shovel more money into the problem if you have not seen an auto industry that is committed to restructuring — restructuring that, frankly, should have been done 10 years ago, 20 years ago, 30 years ago,” he told reporters.
Source: CNN More

USA: Obama on Energy and PHEV

t took $4-a-gallon gasoline to do it, but our leaders (and leaders-to-be) have finally recognized that “borrowing from the Chinese and sending money to Saudi Arabia” is not an energy plan. So what exactly does the president-elect envision for our energy future, and what does it mean for investors?
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t took $4-a-gallon gasoline to do it, but our leaders (and leaders-to-be) have finally recognized that “borrowing from the Chinese and sending money to Saudi Arabia” is not an energy plan. So what exactly does the president-elect envision for our energy future, and what does it mean for investors?
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USA: President-elect Obama’s positions on energy issues and Plug-in Hybrids

Obama would raise vehicle fuel economy standards by 4 percent a year and give automakers $4 billion in assistance to retool plants for making new fuel-efficient cars. Provide a $7,000 tax credit for purchasing “advanced technology” vehicles and put 1 million plug-in hybrid cars that get 150 miles per gallon on the road by 2015.
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Obama would raise vehicle fuel economy standards by 4 percent a year and give automakers $4 billion in assistance to retool plants for making new fuel-efficient cars. Provide a $7,000 tax credit for purchasing “advanced technology” vehicles and put 1 million plug-in hybrid cars that get 150 miles per gallon on the road by 2015.
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USA: SENATOR BARACK OBAMA ON PHEVS AND THE GRID:

Obama: “One of the most important infrastructure
projects that we need is a whole new electricity
grid. Because if we’re going to be serious about
renewable energy, I want to be able to get wind
power from North Dakota to population centers
like Chicago. And we’re going to have to have a
smart grid if we want to use plug-in hybrids.
Then More

Obama: “One of the most important infrastructure
projects that we need is a whole new electricity
grid. Because if we’re going to be serious about
renewable energy, I want to be able to get wind
power from North Dakota to population centers
like Chicago. And we’re going to have to have a
smart grid if we want to use plug-in hybrids.
Then More

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Obama, McCain on energy: Together in words, apart in deeds

Joe Biden thought he was flaying John McCain’s approach to energy development when, during the Oct. 2 vice presidential debate, the Delaware Democrat summed up the GOP policy as “drill, drill, drill.”
But McCain’s running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, corrected her opponent. “The chant,” she said without a trace of irony, “is ‘drill, baby, More

Joe Biden thought he was flaying John McCain’s approach to energy development when, during the Oct. 2 vice presidential debate, the Delaware Democrat summed up the GOP policy as “drill, drill, drill.”
But McCain’s running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, corrected her opponent. “The chant,” she said without a trace of irony, “is ‘drill, baby, More

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Presidential Candidates Compete For Best Plug-In Policies

On January 20, 2009, whether Senator Barack Obama or Senator John McCain is elected President, plug-in hybrids will have an advocate in the White House — and a More

On January 20, 2009, whether Senator Barack Obama or Senator John McCain is elected President, plug-in hybrids will have an advocate in the White House — and a More

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McCain, Obama Promise Plug-in Cars as Detroit Charts a Timetable

PM’s Geek the Vote series takes an in-depth look at the presidential candidates’ policies and positions on science and technology. In this installment, car-tech experts evaluate the stances of Senators John McCain and Barack Obama on America’s future electric vehicles, including funding for battery research, tax credits and loan guarantees for a struggling American auto industry< More

PM’s Geek the Vote series takes an in-depth look at the presidential candidates’ policies and positions on science and technology. In this installment, car-tech experts evaluate the stances of Senators John McCain and Barack Obama on America’s future electric vehicles, including funding for battery research, tax credits and loan guarantees for a struggling American auto industry< More

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Obama Energy Plan for America: Efficiency Now, 10% Renewables by 2012, One Million Plug-ins by 2015

Obama will also provide a $7,000 tax credit for the purchase of advanced technology vehicles as well as conversion tax credi More

Obama will also provide a $7,000 tax credit for the purchase of advanced technology vehicles as well as conversion tax credi More