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500,000 Cars and National Drive Electric Week

Joel Levin | Posted 09.07.2016 | Green
Joel Levin

A few years ago, it would have been a pipe dream to imagine that there would be 500,000 plug-in cars on the streets of the United States--and more tha...

Nice Work, Tesla

Joel Levin | Posted 04.12.2016 | Green
Joel Levin

This past week saw one of the great moments in the history of the automobile. Tesla Motors began accepting orders on the Model 3, an all-electric car ...

Climate Truth, Justice, and the American Way

Joylette Portlock | Posted 09.03.2016 | Green
Joylette Portlock

Personal changes and policy changes (like the recently finalized, historic Clean Power Plan to reduce climate pollution from the U.S. power sector) are what will get us to that better future, for everyone. So let's keep fighting for truth, justice, and a new, clean-energy-based American way.

'Green News Report' - January 15, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama's big move to cut methane emissions - but there's a catch; West Virginia and the fight for science in science textbooks; Good news and bad news on sea level rise.

Tesla Fires: Will GM Share Volt's Protection Tips?

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Alison van Diggelen

Although Tesla's Elon Musk has declared, there won't be a recall, it's almost certain the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will investigate. As we all know, three's a trend.

How a Car Taught Science to Tenth Graders

Dan Whisler | Posted 02.16.2013 | TED Weekends
Dan Whisler

When I started teaching, I never would have thought that an automobile could become my classroom of the future. While at times it is hectic securing funding for our project and developing the resources and curriculum to go with it, I am happy to provide our students real-world opportunities not possible through any textbook.

Chevy and the Argonne: The Quest to Create the Volt Battery

Kate Silver | Posted 02.09.2013 | TED Weekends
Kate Silver

Like Jason's quest to find the Golden Fleece with the help of the Argonauts, GM enlisted the Argonne (National Laboratory) to help them produce the revolutionary battery for Chevrolet's Volt.

Electric Vehicle Naysayers: Get Over It, Support American Jobs

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Quit aiding and abetting our economic competitors, and start and abetting our economic growth. The progress in electric cars is a true American success story. Those who want General Motors or electric vehicles to fail are motivated by nothing but partisan politics.

Making Great Ideas Even Greater: Introducing TEDWeekends

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.02.2013 | TED Weekends
Arianna Huffington

TED and HuffPost are planning an exciting experiment in the weeks ahead. We want to highlight some of today's most intriguing ideas. But to do so in a way that sees those ideas morph and develop in real time, in response to input from thousands of contributors, perhaps including you. Every weekend for the next year, we'll introduce a theme, anchored to a TEDTalk we think has at its core a powerful and timely concept. But rather than simply offering it up as is, we're opening it up to you to write your own post about it, leave a comment behind, and help refine it. Because that's the thing about ideas. They're not set in stone. When exposed to thoughtful people, each of whom may bring an additional insight, they're capable of adaptation until they find their most potent form. A form that can truly go viral and perhaps impact millions of minds.

Sell Electric Cars Like Smartphones

Carl Pope | Posted 12.24.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

Electrics are smartphones, and car companies are like the old clunky AT&T monopoly -- after all, they still haven't figured out how to sell them for a fixed price!

New Mini Car To Be The Cheapest Vehicle In America

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 10.16.2012 | Small Business

After a few years of admiration and curiosity from afar, it appears the U.S. will welcome another miniature car into the mix. Indian automaker Tata...

$6 Gas and Why We Can't Let GM Fail

Shaahin Cheyene | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business
Shaahin Cheyene

GM can't fail because we can't let it. The Volt is too good. It's not just a car. It may be the revival of the "Great American Car" and the rebuilding of Detroit as a great American city.

Has the Electric Car Finally Arrived? Ask EV Pioneer Phil Dayson

David Dodge | Posted 12.05.2012 | Green
David Dodge

He got involved with an electric vehicle company that went belly up and he drove a Selectria, a rebuilt electric version of a Geo Metro for eight years.

Why Electric Cars Are Our Future

Bill Destler | Posted 12.01.2012 | Technology
Bill Destler

Here are a few of the reasons that I have learned that lead me to believe that within 50 years a majority of our cars will be equipped with electric drivetrains.

Plug In Day 2012: Tallying Up Millions of Oil-Free Miles with Electric Cars

Michael Marx | Posted 11.28.2012 | Green
Michael Marx

Last weekend 25,000 people participated in National Plug In Day events to celebrate the benefits of electric cars and meet with those who have already chosen to drive oil-free.

'Green News Report' - September 25, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S...

'Green News Report' - September 18, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.18.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S...

'Green News Report' - September 13, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.13.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

o TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODA...

'Green News Report' - September 11, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.11.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S...

GM Losing As Much As $49,000 Per Volt Sold

Reuters | By Bernie Woodall and Paul Lienert and Ben Klayman | Posted 11.10.2012 | Business

(Reuters) - General Motors Co sold a record number of Chevrolet Volt sedans in August -- but that probably isn't a good thing for the automaker's bott...

A Look at Electric Cars From Chevy and Tesla (VIDEO)

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides


Will Conservatives Support American Companies... Or Chinese Companies?

Dave Johnson | Posted 07.18.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

The Obama administration has imposed stiff tariffs on Chinese solar panels because China was "dumping" to drive American manufacturers out of business. Will conservatives take our country's side?

New Jobs At GM's Detroit-Hamtramck Plant Latest Sign Of Auto Industry Rebound

Posted 05.18.2012 | Detroit

In the latest sign of the resurgence of the Detroit auto industry, General Motors is increasing the workforce at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant ...

Detroit Today: Green Cars, Greenbacks And Green Shoots

David Kiley | Posted 07.08.2012 | Detroit
David Kiley

As editor of a leading auto research channel, and a HuffPost columnist, I do a lot of radio and TV interviews and travel frequently. In recent weeks, ...

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.