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The Feminist Life: Free the Auto Show Model

Women now work in all facets of the automotive industry, not just as models rolling around on the hood of a car.

“Are you a product specialist?” I asked the woman standing next to me as she wriggled out of her fishnet lace-up boots, groaned, and rubbed her toes.

“Huh?” she asked.

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It's (Not) Electric: Why A Natural Gas Car is the Greenest of 2011

Green means less science fiction, more market impact.

At the Los Angeles auto show, where practically all the car companies I’d heard of and many I had not exhibited their latest models, nearly all of them had a new electric-only vehicle to display: The newest iteration of the Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Volt, the Honda FIT EV, the Mitsubishi MiEV, the Ford Focus Electric, Toyota’s new all-electric Prius, and upstart CODA’s EV Sedan, which promises the longest range, at 150 miles on a single charge.

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