A couple of interesting articles hit my RSS feeds recently.
Ford has developed a hydraulic hybrid. Instead of recharging batteries, a hydraulic hybrid stores excess energy in hydraulic cylinders. Supposedly this is 3 times more efficient. Read more at NewTechSpy.
The Dodge Hornet was unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show. This is one cool looking little car. Read more, and see the pics at allpar. With a 6 speed manual trans and 170 hp, I'd trade my Ford Focus in for it in a heartbeat ... if it ever makes it to the US.