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Quizzing the Car Czar: With the U.S. auto industry hanging in the balance, an expected federal “car czar” faces ten fundamental questions, from whether the SUV is dead (or close to retirement) to how close we really are to having mass-market electric cars. — Wall Street Journal

How Detroit Can Get Back in the Game: GM (s GM) and Chrysler have two months to devise plans for long-term profitability. Some advice: Ditch the push production and supply-chain model, and go for a consumer-driven demand-pull production model. — Forbes

Cap-and-Trade on the Fast Track: Pressure is on the Obama administration to move emissions-reduction legislation in time for the U.N. conference on climate change in Copenhagen this year. — Cleantech Group

Shelby’s Moon Shoot: Shelby SuperCars, which plans to launch an all-electric version of its Ultimate Aero in the second half of this year, says the car will have a lithium-ion battery pack and a 200-mile range. — Jalopnik

The New Coke: Coca-Cola plans to more than double the number of diesel-electric vehicles in its delivery fleet this year. Has the end of the era of the big dirty truck arrived? — Wired’s Autopia

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