Hybrid cars today are typically a combination of gasoline and a battery powered engine. The following is a list of some of the current hybrid cars plus some that will become available in 2010 and 2011.

Currently available Toyota Prius, Honda Civic Hybrid, Honda Insight, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Mercury Milan Hybrid, Nissan Altima Hybrid, Lexus HS 250h, Toyota Camry Hybrid, Ford Escape Hybrid, Mercury Mariner Hybrid, Lexus RX 450h, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Lexus RX 400h, Lexus GS 450h, Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid, Lexus LS 600h L, GMC Sierra Hybrid, GMC Yukon Hybrid, Cadillac Escalade Hybrid, Chrysler Aspen Hybrid, and Dodge Durango Hybrid.

Those that will become available in 2010 or 2011 are Mercedes ML 450 Hybrid, Honda Global Subcompact Hybrid, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Saturn Vue Green Line Two Mode, Hyundai Accent Hybrid, BMW X6 Hybrid, Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid, Honda Fit Hybrid, Mercedes S400 BlueHybrid, Dodge Ram Hybrid, Honda CR-Z, Volkswagen and Touareg Hybrid.

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A couple of months after Daimler bought a 4% share in Tesla Motors they have turned around and sold 40% of their share to Aabar Investments of Abu Dhabi. Tesla Motors located in San Carlos, California makes high performance electric cars and is the only electric car maker with vehicles that can go for long distances. Their Roadster is the first electric-battery vehicle to go more than 200 miles per charge. Tesla Motors was given $465 million in loans from the US Department of Energy to speed up in the production of fuel efficient, affordable electric vehicles.

TSB’s (Technical Service Bulletins) are documents issued by a car manufacturer to it’s dealerships which advises fixes for a known defect or problem. The TSB’s give both the car owner and dealers information about what may happen with a particular model or vehicle. TSB’s are intended to assist the dealerships with ongoing repairs. The notices are not compulsory so the dealer or car maker do not have to make the repairs or even let the consumer know about them.

Recalls are mandatory and generally relate to safety concerns or emission problems. The government has determined there is a potential design flaw and may be unsafe and dangerous. The manufacturer is required to issue an official recall notice and the government mandates that the car makers make specific repairs to the exact make and model. The government requires that you be notified by mail by the manufacturer.

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eBay and General Motors are in early talks over the possibility of the two companies working together. General Motors came out of it’s bankruptcy on Friday, July 10, 2009, a much smaller company but that may make it possible to move forward with a deal to use eBay’s auction site as another way to market its vehicles. GM is excited about changing the manner in which it reaches consumers online.

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On July 11, 2009 GM emerged from bankruptcy as a new company called General Motors Company. The old GM sold its best assets to the new company which will be primarily owned by the American and Canadian governments which collectively will hold 72.5%. The Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association, a union health care trust, will hold 17.5% with the remaining 10% held by the old GM.

The old GM will remain in bankruptcy and its factories, brands, and other operations will eventually be liquidated. The old GM will now be called Motors Liquidation Company. Shares in the old GM will likely be worthless and it is contemplated that the Treasury Department will eventually make a public offering for the new GM stock sometime in 2010.

The new GM will retain the GMC, Chevrolet, Buick, and Cadillac brands. It will no longer offer the Saturn, Pontiac, Hummer and Saab brands. Nevertheless, GM’s remaining dealers will continue to honor warranties for those vehicles. The new GM is planning on closing approximately 1,100 over 6,000 dealerships and eventually hopes to pare down to 3,600 dealers by the close of 2010. Additionally, GM’s present 47 plants, manufacturing engines, transmissions, and stamping and assembly plants will be reduced to only 34. And the number of employees will likewise be reduced from the present 91,000 at the end of 2008 to only 64,000 by the end of 2009. GM is also expected to reduce American executives by 35%, and overall administrative white-collar employees by 20% by the end of this year.

The targa-top Pontiac Solstice will be the last of the Pontiacs and after only a few months of production. Pontiac is scheduled to close production in 2010 and the Solstice coupe will be the last of Pontiac’s new models. With total production of only approximately 1,100 units when operations will end at the Wilmington plant in the end of July, the Solstice may become a collectors item. The coupes will be numbered sequentially so that it will be easy to determine which exactly of the 1,100 cars a collector may own. The GXP version has a sticker price of $31,000 and comes with a 4-cylinder 260 hp engine. One reviewer extolled the beautiful exterior but was disappointed by its relatively plain interior and by the relatively small size cockpit. He was further disappointed by the lack of convenient storage spaces in the passenger compartment and small luggage area. The reviewer also complained about the layout of the dashboard instruments and the wind and road noise. Despite its many faults, that particular reviewer found it to be a sexy little car designed by one of General Motors’ top designers who has subsequently left and is now employed by Tesla. The Solstice GXP seems to be a lot of sizzle but very little steak.

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At the New York 2008 Auto Show Pontiac had announced the G8 Sport Truck which was a sort of evolution of the Chevrolet El Camino. The El Camino had been built on and off by Chevrolet from 1959 through the late 80s. Like the El Camino the G8 was half car, half pick-up with a 6-liter 361-horsepower version of Corvette’s V8. It was to have a 3,500 pound towing capacity with a 74 inch cargo bed designed for a small, select audience with projected sales of approximately 5,000 units per year.

John Harris, director of the National El Camino Owners Association, was quoted as saying that “You could not fit a sheet of plywood in the bed,” which is “sort of a litmus test for what was always supposed to be a working man’s vehicle.” Now with the end of the Pontiac line so too is the end of the plans for the production of the G8 Sport Truck.

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