Volkswagen to bring 261-mpg car, carbon fiber technology to prime time
Two weeks ahead of the XL1's official launch at the Geneva Auto Show, Volkswagen announced last week that the super-green concept car is ready to shift into production. With a combined fuel economy rating of 261 mpg, the two-seater plug-in hybrid is claimed to be the most fuel-efficient production car in the world.
Some energy-sector companies call for market incentives to cut CO2
A coalition of energy-sector business leaders is calling on Congress to revive legislation that would rely on market-based incentives to achieve cuts in carbon dioxide emissions. It also wants the government to promote innovation in energy generation and pollution-reduction technologies and to maintain a high degree of flexibility for legacy fuels -- such as coal and oil -- so that they can be integrated into a 21st-century energy mix.