Weekly Link Roundup V

by Benjamin Jones on October 11, 2008

If you’re not still reeling from the plummet that the world markets have taken this week, you might remember that last time around I said that Chrysler had stolen the show with its surprise EV unveiling. Well, it’s both Chrysler and GM’s turn again this week! Be sure to read the first story, if you read anything!

  • GM and Chrysler Talk Merger: Sources say it’s only a 50-50 shot at this point, but if it happens, it would certainly be monumental. Big Two just doesn’t have the same ring that Big Three has, does it?
  • Bailout Plan Gives Tax Break to Bicycle Commuters: The bailout, laden with pork as it is has become the talk of the town, recently, and some of you may be excited to know that it includes a tax break for cyclists.
  • Small Cars Are Bad for the Environment?: Some industry mouthpiece wants us to believe that small cars are bad for the environment, but I show you in this article why that’s just a ridiculous claim.
  • Toyota iQ Coming to the US?: For a while I’ve wanted Toyota to flipflop and bring its new, small car to the US, and recent rumors suggest it might be doing so under the Scion badge.
  • Beijing Raises the Price of Gas: During the Olympics Beijing did a whole host of things in order to keep cars out of the city, and I think this price increase is a continuation of what they saw working there to cut congestion and pollution.

Thanks for tuning in! I’ll have more for you next week.

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