European ‘Car of the Year’ Nominees Announced… Volkswagen Reveals Pricing for Jetta Hybrid…Tesla Motors CEO Optimistic, Will Repay Govt. Loan Early

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MyPerfectAutomobile reports on the 35 nominees for European Car of the Year, which include several hybrid and electric vehicles. For the past two years in a row, the winning entry has been a non-combustion automobile. Volkswagen has announced the pricing structure for one of its most sought-after new cars, the Jetta Hybrid. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has signed off on an accelerated repayment plan for the company’s Dept. of Energy loans. Musk reassured investors that the company is on solid financial ground.

Opel Ampera: Last year’s European COTY winner

Opel Ampera: Last year’s European COTY winner

The European Car of the Year Award is one of the most prestigious titles in the automotive world.

European ‘Car of the Year’ Nominees Announced

The official nominees for European Car of the Year awards were announced this week. Last year‘s winner was the hybrid-electric, European cousin of the Chevrolet Volt, the Opel Ampera. The prior year, Nissan‘s electric Leaf was the winner. Statistically, the odds are stacked against another hybrid or electric car winning the award, as only a handful of nominees fall into that category. Most on the list are traditional combustion vehicles. By mid-December, the list will be narrowed down to just seven nominees, from which the winner will be chosen. For the complete story, see:

Volkswagen Reveals Jetta Hybrid Pricing Details

The 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is set to be priced at just under $25,000, according to the company. The car made its debut at the North American International Auto Show in early 2012, featuring a 1.4-liter engine paired with an electric motor and seven-speed automatic transmission. For the complete story, see:

Tesla CEO Optimistic, Will Repay Loan Early

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced this week that his company expects to see positive cash flow before the year is out, and will begin repaying its government loan obligations ahead of schedule. In June of 2009 Tesla received $465 million as part of the federal government’s Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing program. For the complete story, see:

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