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Why Little Guys Threaten the Big Three: Technology levels the playing field for a latecomer to the auto industry, China’s BYD, to compete with established manufacturers in the race to market an electric car. — Wall Street Journal

Audi’s Diesel Bet: While other automakers have gone gangbusters for hybrid and electric vehicles, Audi has bet on diesel taking the U.S. by storm with its 2010 A3 2.0 TDI. — Edmunds Inside Line

One Ethanol Squeeze, Coming Up: Ethanol producers are getting squeezed by rising corn prices (a rally that has “befuddled” analysts) and sagging oil prices. — Wall Street Journal

The Scoop on Green Power Programs: New analysis from Applied Materials and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory reveals why people sign up for electricity from renewable sources and how programs are administered. — NYT’s Green Inc.

Yes, We Can Drive Hybrids: A caravan of Saturn Vue hybrids left Detroit this morning and headed toward Washington, D.C. for the presidential inauguration. — Detroit Free Press

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