Monthly Archives: October 2002

Small B.C. company to supply electronics for Ford Escape Hybrid

October 31, 2002 Small B.C. company to supply electronics for Ford Escape Hybrid Nelson, B.C. – Pacific Insight Electronics Corp. announced that it has won a supply contract with Ford’s new Escape – Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) program. The company … Continue reading

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Michelin’s annual environmental vehicle event will return to California in 2003

October 31, 2002 Michelin’s annual environmental vehicle event will return to California in 2003 Detroit, Michigan – Michelin announced that Challenge Bibendum, an international competition for environmentally advanced technology vehicles, will be held in Sonoma and San Francisco, California on … Continue reading

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Transport Minister announces $350,000 in funding for projects

October 31, 2002 Transport Minister announces $350,000 in funding for projects Ottawa, Ontario – Transport Minister David Collenette announced approximately $350,000 in funding for 13 sustainable transportation projects under Transport Canada’s Moving On Sustainable Transportation (MOST) program. These projects cover … Continue reading

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GM shows sketch of ION Coupe Tuner

October 31, 2002 GM shows sketch of ION Coupe “Tuner” Click image to enlarge Detroit, Michigan – Though the 2003 Saturn Ion Coupe is not on the market yet, GM is already showing a rendering of a future performance version, … Continue reading

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Volkswagen’s “1-litre-car” wins environmental award

October 31, 2002 Volkswagen’s “1-litre-car” wins environmental award Vienna, Austria – The Chairman of the Volkswagen AG Board of Management, Dr. Bernd Pischetsrieder, was presented with the ARBO (Automobil- und Radfahrerbund Osterreich) Environmental Award yesterday by the Austrian Transport Club … Continue reading

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Airbags web-site offers useful information

October 31, 2002 Airbags web-site offers useful information Warren, Michigan – If you’ve ever wondered how your vehicle’s air bags work and why they play such an important role in helping to protect you and your family, you can visit … Continue reading

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GM’s new air bag passenger sensing system helps protect smaller front passengers

October 31, 2002 GM’s new air bag passenger sensing system helps protect smaller front passengers Detroit, Michigan – General Motors’ new passenger sensing system is designed to help protect children from potential injuries or fatalities in the event they are … Continue reading

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Fuji Heavy Industries takes control of Subaru-Isuzu Automotive plant

October 31, 2002 Fuji Heavy Industries takes control of Subaru-Isuzu Automotive plant Lafayette, Indiana – Fuji Heavy Industries, the maker of Subaru automobiles and a global manufacturer of transportation and aerospace-related products, has reached an agreement with Isuzu Motors Ltd. … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: Kids and collector cars

By Jim Kerr Kids and collector cars: can they mix? The answer is a definite yes! As the owner of a classic 50’s Ford convertible, I wanted the rest of my family to share in my enjoyment of the car. … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2003 Porsche 911 Targa

Click image to enlarge By Haney Louka Photos by Laurance Yap This old dog learns new tricks all the time. While the 911 label has been affixed to various Porsche cars since 1963, Porsche has been diligently updating its flagship … Continue reading

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Portable plastic highway replicates winter driving conditions

October 30, 2002 Portable plastic highway replicates winter driving conditions Madoc, Ontario – DrivAbility Car Control Clinics in Ontario have introduced a new portable high density polyethylene road surface, 180′ long and 20′ wide, that can replicate winter conditions at … Continue reading

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Nissan Canada announces new Vice-President of Sales

October 30, 2002 Nissan Canada announces new Vice-President of Sales Mississauga, Ontario – Brad Bradshaw, president of Nissan Canada Inc., announced the appointment of Allen Childs as vice-president, sales, of Nissan sales operations in Canada. Childs joined Nissan North America, … Continue reading

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Four of top ten most fuel-efficient vehicles are diesels

October 30, 2002 Four of top ten most fuel-efficient vehicles are diesels Washington, D.C. – According to the recently-released U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Environmental Protection Agency’s annual fuel economy rankings, four of the top ten most fuel-efficient vehicles … Continue reading

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