100 mpg plug-in/solar/hybrid

From the Rocky Mountain News, the National Renewable Energy Lab tested a souped up Prius that gets 100 mpg:Lab drives car to 100 mpg
Press release here
It is modified to be plug-in with supplementary roof-top solar panels. For the first 60 miles it averages 100 mpg (and then needs recharging to maintain that rate.

Manchester Congestion Charge

From the Guardian, Manchester gets a huge investment from the UK government, and imposes a congestion charge. This scheme tests two cordons rather than being area-based. This should greatly simplify administration £2.8bn for Manchester transport as congestion charge plan confirmed