GM Debuts Second Generation Hybrid System, Slightly Less Mild

Rick Wagoner, GM Chairman and Just For Men model, was on hand in Geneva to announce the second generation of GM's mild hybrid two-mode system currently found in trucks such as the 2009 GMC Sierra Hybrid and, soon, in FWD vehicles like the Saturn Vue. The biggest change is the addition of a lithium-ion battery supplied… » 3/04/08 10:30am 3/04/08 10:30am

Inside Chrysler's Two-Mode HEMI Hybrid System

On the outside, a hybrid is usually just a badge and a smug driver. On the inside is where all the fun happens. In that spirit we bring you the internals of the Chrysler version of the two-mode hybrid system (after a long day of previews and reveals we thought you deserved a little mechanical pr0n). This system is… » 11/14/07 7:00pm 11/14/07 7:00pm

LA Auto Show: Wagoner Drops Bomb; GM To Abandon Steam Power!!

Kicking off the 100th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Auto Show, hizzoner Antonio Villaraigosa asked Rapping Rick to move GM to Los Angeles. Rick said no. More importantly, Wagoner assured the booze hounds assembled journalists that General Motors is committed to "energy diversity." And that means, gasoline, E85,… » 11/29/06 12:50pm 11/29/06 12:50pm