June 26, 2009

Auto Briefs

Riversimple unveils a hydrogen-powered car and F-150 is May's top-selling auto

Hydrogen

Associated Press

British firm debuts hydrogen power car
Britain-based Riversimple, a company founded by former race car driver Hugo Spowers and backed by Porsche scion Sebastian Piech, last week unveiled the prototype for a two-seat, hydrogen powered car promising fuel consumption equivalent to 360 miles per gallon. Instead of selling the car, touted as the world's first low-cost and practical hydrogen vehicle, Riversimple says it plans to lease it for about 200 British pounds ($315) per month for the car's expected 20-year lifetime. Leases would include refueling. Production may begin by 2013, the company says.

F-150

Ford

Ford F-150 is top selling auto in May
The top-selling vehicles, as well as the total number sold in May:
1. Ford F-series (33,381)
2. Chevrolet Silverado (31,463)
3. Toyota Camry/Solara (31,325)
4. Toyota Corolla/Matrix (23,576)
5. Honda Accord (22,597)
6. Honda Civic (20,723)
7. Ford Fusion (19,786)
8. Chevrolet Impala (18,709)
9. Nissan Altima (18,408)
10. Ford Escape (16,391)

--Associated Press

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