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Will GM Be an Unlikely Hero in the Kochs' War on Electrics?

Margo T. Oge | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business
Margo T. Oge

Investing in an electric future is not an obvious direction for a company like GM - and it has reversed course in the past and it could do so again. But if they do stay the course, it is absolutely deadly for oil companies.

Why America Must Build the Car That Overtakes a Tesla

Tim Young | Posted 12.06.2016 | Green
Tim Young

What brand is your TV? Sony, perhaps? Panasonic? LG? Samsung? What it certainly won't be is an American brand, such as GE or ITT. We lost the battle for television sets, and most other consumer electronics, almost before it started.

There's No Such Thing as Perfect

Brian Moody | Posted 09.11.2016 | Business
Brian Moody

Everyone seems to be on a quest for the "perfect" something: the perfect guy, the perfect burger, the perfect kid, the perfect neighborhood. As long a...

Why It's Never Been Easier to Buy a Fuel-Efficient Vehicle

Brian Moody | Posted 05.11.2013 | Business
Brian Moody

If you've rejected hybrids, electric vehicles and diesels because of cost, weird driving dynamics or unusual styling, you may be running out of excuses.

Five Future Green Cars We're Most Excited For: TRANSLOGIC

Adam Morath | Posted 01.15.2013 | Green
Adam Morath

For far too long, green cars have been perceived as lacking in both style and power, with designs and drivetrains optimized for efficiency, rather than thrills. But some exciting entries into the segment have been chipping away at preconceived notions of what it means to drive green.

EVs - 5 remains the magic number

Steve Parker | Posted 11.21.2012 | Business
Steve Parker

Manufacturers realize that no matter how much they advertise and promote their EVs, as long as the price of gas remains under $5, they simply won't sell.

Bumpy Ride to Electric Vehicle Ownership

Claire Tomkins | Posted 07.08.2012 | Green
Claire Tomkins

There are a few relatively easy things we can do right now to make the transition to electric vehicles a lot smoother.

An Undeserved Revolt Against the Volt

Philip G. Baker | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business
Philip G. Baker

So here we have elected officials doing their best to trash one of the most innovative products this country has produced, all in the name of politics.

Chrysler And China Drive Auto Market

Steve Parker | Posted 02.26.2012 | Business
Steve Parker

What were the biggest automotive stories of 2011? There were certainly plenty to choose from. But the top story of the year is the resurgence of Chrysler.

Grand Blvd: Voting 'Yes' for the Chevy Volt

David Kiley | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
David Kiley

When I confess to my comrades my geeky delight in leaving my house with a full charge, and then recharging the car when I get to work at the nearby ChargePoint station, I feel as if I have just ordered "just a salad" in a steakhouse after my friends have all ordered T-Bones.

Electric Cars Short Circuited -- In More Ways Than One

Michael W. R. Davis | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Michael W. R. Davis

Over the last few months, Detroit has witnessed the U.S. introduction of three new or newer entries in the electric vehicle field, and each takes a different approach.

Plug-In 2011: Rising Tide for Electric Cars

Michael Carmichael | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green
Michael Carmichael

Even in the midst of the worst recession since the 1930s, the trend to electric cars and plug-in hybrid is growing stronger. While the market is not yet flooded with plug-in electric cars, manufacturers are accelerating their design, development and production.

Chevy Volt at Home: LinkedIn Exec Charges at 120V (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 09.07.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

The Chevy Volt has weathered critique, but the car is still a game changer because it's forcing its owners to really think about where their fuel comes from, every morning and night.

Electric Vehicles in for Remarkable Ride in 2011

John Gartner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Gartner

The first Chevrolet Volts, Nissan Leafs, and Smart EDs were delivered in December, but in the annals of history, 2011 will be remembered as the year that electric vehicles arrived.

EPA Rates Volt and Leaf: What's Your Choice?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

No more guessing. We now officially know enough about these cars of the future to say we love or hate them. What cars? What else. Those small, uncomfortable, high-mileage vehicles.

Ford Begins Shipping Electric Delivery Van

The New York Times | Nick Bunkley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LIVONIA, Mich. -- The Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf have gotten nearly all the attention, but they are not the only electric vehicles making their wa...

GM a Winner, But Dangers Still Lurk

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

While today is surely a time to celebrate GM, it's also critical to take a quick look at the 11 ways GM could find itself in the same bankruptcy boat which nearly destroyed forever the American auto business as we'd known it for 100 years.

EVs Need Maximum Exposure for Success

John Gartner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Gartner

If establishing a market for plug-in vehicles and all-electric vehicles is the goal, DOE should increase EVs' visibility, making them available to the largest possible audience through car-share, car rental, and taxi fleets.

Driving Mitsubishi's i-MiEV electric; Fun in an EV?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

"It's not easy bein' green..." Car companies worldwide should have paid heed to those simple words many years ago.

Exclusive First Drive! Nissan's 2011 Leaf EV

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

While Toyota's Prius gas/electric hybrid has been the Official State Car of Santa Monica for some years now, Leaf is definitely worthy of taking a shot at the title.

Los Angeles Auto Show -- Insider's Guide

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Steve Parker

This year the big news is, much to the chagrin of car-makers and their PR people worldwide, about GM and their ongoing leadership problems.

LA Auto Show: Green and Smaller Could Mean Big Profits for Automakers

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Rose

Companies that have earned enormous profits selling giant trucks and SUVs are in the process of re-branding themselves as responsible corporate citizens with an obligation to society.

Green LEAF, Shocking VOLT -- GM Doesn't Get It, Again

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

The Nissan LEAF is bringing the next generation of low- and zero-emission vehicles to market. The Chevy VOLT still runs on gasoline, and goes less than half the distance of a fully charged LEAF.

Anxious but Excited, GM Employees Hope for a Revival

Jane Devin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jane Devin

How are the people at GM taking the changes? Underneath the anxiety, they are hopeful. They feel that they are participating in the birth of an automotive zenith that will turn GM's fortunes, and their own, around.

Will the Electric Volt Recharge GM?

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Rose

The EV1 car's torquey, smooth performance is unlike the halting, wimpy ride of my beloved Prius. Can I say -- it's electrifying?