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Gloom hangs over Toronto auto show

Organizers of the auto show, which begins with a media day on Wednesday and then opens to the public on Friday, have dubbed it The New Era.

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Ford, Magna plan electric car

Magna International Inc. is teaming up with Ford Motor Co. Ltd. to build a battery-electric vehicle for the North American market.

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Chrysler concepts electric-powered

Chrysler recharged its surprising leap into the electric car race Sunday when the ailing automaker announced plans to add the Jeep Patriot small SUV to its stable of proposed electric vehicles.

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Ford plans plug-in electrics by 2012

Ford Motor Co. is planning to put a fully electric car in showrooms by 2011 that will get up to 100 miles on a single charge and plans to offer plug-in versions of its gas-electric hybrid vehicles a y

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Electric carmakers positioned for power

Disruptive technologies are developments like the printing press, steam engine, Model T Ford, computer and Internet that overturn the way we live and make some business practices suddenly obsolete.