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September 13, 2009

Green Thinking

Honda looks toward an electric future and traffic congestion rises nationwide

Honda

Honda electric
Honda plans to introduce electric vehicles in the U.S. early next decade, after focusing so far only on gas-electric hybrids. The company is building an all-electric prototype to be unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show next month.


Traffic

Gridlock returns
Traffic congestion across the country is rising after hitting a low point earlier this year. Kirkland-based INRIX, which measures traffic and gridlock patterns, attributes the increases to signs of economic recovery, rollouts of highway construction projects funded by federal stimulus money and lower fuel prices.

Sources: Associated Press, NWautos staff

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