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  10. Optimal charging3:15

Mon, 9 Apr 2012|

Hybrid a one-time buy? | Akerson's pay frozen | Ram revs up the tech


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Good to see you on this Monday I'm Jennifer bond. Later on bit -- innovation in the Big Apple more on that after your headline. Apparently Green it doesn't always mean loyal. When US hybrid owners return to the market in 2000 outlining. Almost two thirds of them chose something other than and other hybrid. That's according to a study released today by our -- poll. The loyalty rate for hybrids was 35%. Last year. If you exclude you that a Prius owners the repurchase rate drops to 22%. But there is good news for automakers investing in these cars. -- says hybrids seem to attract new buyers to brands and they -- -- preteen customers. The US Treasury Department has frozen a pay a GM's CEO Dan Akerson. And a leader is at allied financial and AIG. They are the final three firms that got exceptional bail -- assistance under the government's Troubled Asset Relief Program. In addition to freezing CEO pay at 2011 models. The US cut direct compensation and for 69 other senior executives at the three term -- 10%. GM has not disclose -- percent compensation for last year. In January Akerson said he would get a cash bonus for 2000 election. And Abu Dhabi national energy company has sold at 7% stake in electric carmaker Tesla. This state owned energy and utility firm said it had quote admiration. For Tesla -- and technology and products. But the automaker was they noncore investments. Tesla shares closed Thursday at 34 dollars and 48 cents in NASDAQ trading. They shares have climbed 30%. Over the last year. I shows are all the showcase for the latest in cart technology the New York auto show no exception. Leslie Allen brings us just a taste of attack in this connector report. First. Let's talk ram. -- host -- advanced class cleaning technologies. Segment first never even be more thought or even considered. For truck. Fading feel is the reason behind mini news features and the ram 15100. They have the stop start with them an air suspension. Which offers five height settings to improve aerodynamic. This Mercedes GL has self leveling air suspension. And something caught crosswind stabilization. To keep this tall right faith in high winds. Over at Infiniti. -- they wireless home charging system for the all electric LE com. That's. Really intelligent parkinson's it's silly concept precisely drive it into position with the wireless charging system. Optimal charging efficiency. Did you notice the -- screen display. It grew out of a partnership between based on it chip giant Intel. That's going on particularly. -- -- -- about because this is being built. From -- from the chip upwards. Working very close association with in so. New found connect which brings pandora radio and Google search just that the new Altima just one example of the new -- -- entries. Acura RLX concept car features the next generation accurately communications system. And the new F directs the touch screen Cadillac user experience or cute. Safety is another name Honda focusing on visibility with the -- tour. Among the features a driver's side mirror offering an expanded view. Keeping an eye out for technology. I'm Leslie Allen for first shift. Think the much slightly. Now if first shift fact 34. That's the percentage of current vehicle owners who are planning to spend part of their tanks for fun. And in new or used car or on -- gains. That come from a survey commissioned by eBay motors at polled more than when he 200 Americans. And a reminder you have eight days to file your taxes if you haven't already done so. And thanks so much for joining us how were back we'll have your afternoon report later -- take care.

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