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Chevy Volt Named Motor Trend's Car Of The Year

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — The Chevrolet Volt electric car is Motor Trend magazine's 2011 car of the year. Motor Trend says the Volt has some of the most advanc...

Tuning in to a Cleaner Energy Culture

Anne Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anne Thompson

Much like the American auto industry of the recent past, the nascent clean-energy sector is in danger of stalling when it should be shifting into high gear.

5 Reasons To Avoid Buying GM's IPO

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT (BY, SHARON SILKE CARTY) -- General Motors executives are playing up three bright spots in the company's future as they try to persuade invest...

GM Racing To Meet Demand For Electric Volt

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — General Motors said Friday that it is boosting production capacity for its new Chevrolet Volt due to strong public interest in the ele...

Boone Pickens's Plan Full of Hot Air

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Switching to natural gas is no more attractive an alternative for most American motorists right now than switching to corn-based ethanol or electric power. And until it is, expect natural gas and oil prices to stay disconnected.

Weekend Automotive Radio Shows

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Join us Saturday at 11am Pacific /2pm Eastern for "The Car Nut Show" and Sunday at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern for "World Racing Roundup" on www.TalkRadio...

What Matters This Week: A Price for the Volt, but None for Carbon

David Ferris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Ferris

General Motors finally named a price for the Chevy Volt, and the notion of cap-and-trade is, well, cap-and-dead.

Green News Report: July 29, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

a href=""> TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on y...

GM Sets Volt Price While Toyota Delays US-Built Prius

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

As the world gets greener, but the recession hangs on, even the building of the world's most popular low emissions/high mileage car has been put on hold in its largest market.

GM's Volt Electric Car Costs $41K, Lease For $350 A Month

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — Just over a decade ago, electric cars were expensive niche vehicles for gadget lovers and celebrities. Now, Nissan and General Motors ...

Turning the Oil Spill into a Jobs Bill

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

Think about this: what if this oil spill, as tragic as it is, provides us with the wake up call about how we power our world?

Chicks, Wusses, Geeks and Emo-Boys: Is This Who Will Buy the Electric Cars?

Matthew DeBord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matthew DeBord

As I've been writing for six months now at the Shifting Gears blog for Slate's business and finance site, The Big Money, 2010 is the Year of the Elect...

Nissan Leaf: New Electric Car Will Cost Less Than $32K In The U.S.

AP | DAN STRUMPF and TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Nissan's new electric car will cost just over $25,000 when it goes on sale in the U.S. in December, aiming to bring gasoline-free tec...

Drive Like a Jetson

Mike Signer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Signer

This week, a new organization threatened to convert Jetson-esque schemes for powering electric cars from futurism into reality through a network of charging stations and affordable electric cars.

All Eyes on Detroit and Michigan

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

The future of the automobile and the American auto industry lies with electric vehicles. And those electric cars will be powered by advanced batteries. And these advanced batteries and electric vehicles are going to be made in Michigan.

Reva: Electric Car's Future May Be In The Hands Of Small Indian Company

New York Times | VIKAS BAJAJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

What is indisputable is that as the whole automotive world seems to be racing suddenly toward the age of electricity, the Reva Electric Car Company is...

Chevy Volt DETAILS: Electric Car Will Go On Sale In California Next Year

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LOS ANGELES — General Motors says the Chevrolet Volt electric car will go on sale late next year in California. GM said Wednesday at the Los An...

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.

New Cars Leave MPG Standard Behind | CARL BIALIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

General Motors promises its forthcoming Volt hybrid electric car will push fuel-economy levels to new heights. It also could spark an overhaul of the ...

You Can Feel the Electricity in the Air...

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

A car that gets 230 miles to the gallon? It's coming soon to a dealer near you. And jobs in America making it all possible.

This Week In Green: Obamas Park Hopping, Meat-Eating Plants, Activists Run Amok And More (PHOTOS)

Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Katherine Goldstein

Even though it's the slow news month of August, we had plenty going on at HuffPost Green -- It's beer month, for Godsakes. Check out my favorite stories of the week and pick your fave.

Nissan's Leaf Claims 367 MPG - Is It Better Than The Chevy Volt? (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Yesterday, General Motors claimed that the much-anticipated Chevy Volt would get a whopping 230 miles per gallon. As some critics have pointed out, th...

How Does The 2011 Chevy Volt Get 230 MPG? By Making Assumptions

GreenCar Reports | GreenCar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A number like [230] seems outlandish, absurd. How can the US Environmental Protection Agency possibly measure fuel consumption that low? The answer, i...

GM: New Chevy Volt To Get 230 Miles Per Gallon

AP | KIMBERLY S. JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WARREN, Mich. — General Motors said Tuesday its Chevrolet Volt electric car could get 230 mpg in city driving, making it the first American vehi...

Green News Report - August 11, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Is climate change a threat to national security?