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Personal Rapid Transport – sky cars of the future

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 12th, 2008 3:29pm

Here’s a fantastical idea. Imagine a public transport network that criss-crosses the sky on a monorail-like network, only that you have a personal vehicle, you don’t have a driver, and you don’t have to drive. It gets you straight to your destination without stopping. After you get off, it just goes back to the network. Sounds like science fiction? Guess again. SkyTran, a California company, ...


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General Motors Green Cadillac Provoq Hydrogen Fuel Cell Concept

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 2nd, 2008 1:43pm

Cadillac unveiled a new vision for the future of luxury transportation with the innovative Provoq fuel cell concept during the CES Show in Vegas in January a hydrogen fuel cell crossover vehicle that continues GM’s commitment to displace petroleum through advanced technology. The Cadillac Provoq fuel cell concept is the latest example of GM’s groundbreaking E-Flex propulsion system, combining the ...


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Women and Cars: The Psychology of Global Warming

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 14th, 2008 5:39pm

Here is an entertaining New Year resolution that we women could adopt to help fight climate change. What’s more, it seems like it will makes for a lively conversation topic with girlfriends! Recently, Britain’s top government scientist, Professor Sir David King of Cambridge University, was quoted as saying that if women stop admiring guys with fast and sexy cars, the world could be a greener ...


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US House Energy and Commerce Committee Gives Holiday Gift - New Vehicle Child Safety Bill Passed!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 26th, 2007 2:59pm

I am so happy and excited to report that the House Energy and Commerce Committee, on a voice vote, passed a bill that would require federal regulators to consider ways of diminishing blind zones in large SUVs and pickups, prevent vehicles from rolling away and making power windows safer. A Senate committee approved similar legislation in May following reports of children being backed over in their driveways. Safety ...


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Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid Named 2008 Green Car of the Year

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 23rd, 2007 10:18am

First full-size hybrid SUV promises 30 percent fuel efficiency increase over standard model By Green Car Journal Editors The 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid - the first General Motors vehicle to use the company's all-new two-mode hybrid system, and the first full-size hybrid SUV- was presented the Green Car Journal's 2008 Green Car of the Year(R) award at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show. "This is a ...


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Honda Debuts All-New FCX Clarity Advanced Fuel Cell Vehicle

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 23rd, 2007 9:16am

Nearly every manufacturer at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show made some kind of statement regarding their intent to reduce reliance on petroleum-based fuels. After showing various iterations of this concept over the last several seasons of auto shows, Honda finally revealed its production FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show, announcing plans to begin limited retail marketing of the vehicle ...


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GM Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicle: From Concept to Market

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 19th, 2007 5:30pm

I am filing this after a day at the GM Equinox Fuel Cell media outreach event -- "Electric Drive University". After having read Sherry Boschert's "Plug-in Hybrids: The Cars That Will Recharge America" and watched "Who Killed the Electric Car?" (2006) by Martin Sheen, I was really curious to hear directly from GM its side of the story. The event showcased the GM Chevy Equinox Fuel Cell ...


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AskPatty in the Oregon Vehicle Dealer Association 'Dealer Solutions' Magazine

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 15th, 2007 4:10pm

Dealers are always talking about how to sell cars to women, but don't usually do anything about training their staff on how women think about cars. It is estimated that over 50 percent of all cars are bought by women, and women infl uence the sale of 85 percent of all cars. To quote Jody DeVere of AskPatty.com, "You can spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on how to bring women into the dealership, but if they don't ...


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There’s FINANCING, And Then There’s SPECIAL FINANCING

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 15th, 2007 1:21am

Special financing? Whatever is that? Well, it is how it sounds. Special financing is financing set up for individuals with ‘special’ credit. Special financing means higher interest rates, pre-set prices by the banks on vehicles, fees paid by the dealer, and sometimes required down payments. That’s what special financing means to the banks and the dealership. But what does it mean to the consumer? In the industry, ...


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2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Promises to be Fuel Economy Leader

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 12th, 2007 8:14pm

Saturn promises that its all-new 2008 Saturn Vue Green Line hybrid will have a fuel economy rating of 25 miles per gallon in the city and 32 miles per gallon on the highway. Offering as many as 585 miles on just one tank of fuel under optimal conditions, this compact SUV could just have the best highway mileage of any sport utility vehicle currently on sale. Saturn has announced that the Vue Green Line will have a ...


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