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Corvette Autumn: Will the Next New Vette Be the Last?

Last week, the auto paparazzi brought us pictures of the prototype 2013 Corvette, which will apparently reprise the classic Vette formula. But in an era of high gas prices and tightening environmental regulations, how much longer can GM's horsepower party last?

As Toyota Joins With Tesla, Alternative Fuels a Major Focus

Toyota, maker of the popular Prius hybrid, is preparing to move into other alternative-fuel technologies such as hydrogen fuel-cells and biofuels. Its recent large investment in Tesla Motors is just the first such partnership the world's largest automaker is pursuing.

New Mileage Standards Come as Oil Prices Spike

The price at the pump may soon top $3 a gallon thanks to a crude oil rally. The higher prices come as car makers take stock of new regulations that will require them to achieve fuel efficiency of 35.5 miles a gallon 2016 -- an increase of nearly 10 mpg above current standards.

Bumper-to-Bumper Green Cars at Detroit Auto Show

What are car makers tooting their horns about? All the earth-friendlier engines at the Detroit auto show. Hyundai's plug-in Blue Will concept car and Nissan's all-electric Leaf are just a couple of the new models. Companies are keen to show they are serious about raising gas mileage and reducing emissions.