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Encyclopedia > United States Council for Automotive Research

United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR) is an an umbrella organization for collaborative research that comprises DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Corporation. Its goal is to further strengthen the technology base of the U.S. auto industry through cooperative research and development. DaimlerChrysler AG (ISIN: DE0007100000) is a German car corporation and the worlds fourth largest car manufacturer. ... Ford Motor Company is an American multinational corporation and the worlds third largest automaker after Toyota and General Motors, based on worldwide vehicle sales. ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ...

The United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) is pursues research and development of advanced energy systems for electric and hybrid electric vehicles to achieve significantly increased range and performance. A hybrid car or hybrid electric vehicle is a vehicle which relies not only on batteries but also on an internal combustion engine which drives a generator to provide the electricity and may also drive the wheels directly. ...

See also

  • FreedomCAR
  • Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles

FreedomCAR is a USA national program developing more energy efficient and environmentally friendly highway transportation technologies that will enable America to use less petroleum. ...

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