January 12, 2005 |
The auto industry is being driven in two directions this year as it tries to cash in on very different trends: hybrids and horsepower. At the North American International Auto Show, which opens here Friday to the public for a 10-day run, carmakers are touting a slew of ecologically friendly gasoline-electric vehicles as well as a host of pedal-to-the-metal gas guzzlers. For instance, Toyota Motor Corp.
March 7, 2004 |
Lots of motorists are ticked off that refinery outages in California have pushed the price of gasoline to $2.20 or more a gallon. But if they understood the real cloud hanging over our energy future, their anger would rightly give way to a different emotion: fear. People, of course, have heard all this before, and many dismiss it as Chicken Little rhetoric.