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Norwegian Finance Minister Wants To Ban Gas-Only Cars

gas2.org | Written by Nick Chambers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Under the plan new cars such as hybrids, that run partially on gas, would still be allowed to be sold in the country, but any cars that only use gas a...

Portland Mayor To SF Mayor: We're Better At Electric Cars

gas2.org, Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The electric vehicle smackdown has begun in earnest. Portland Mayor Sam Adams is responding to the perhaps higher-profile San Francisco Mayor Gavin...

Letterman Worried That Electric Car Would "Magnetize My Nuts" (VIDEO)

The Late Show | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The chairman of Tesla Motors, Elon Musk, went on the Late Show with David Letterman last night to promote the Tesla Model S, another in his company's ...

What Does Carbon Regulation Mean For Your Next Car?

thedailygreen.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"With the first round of regulations, through 2020 or 2025, we're talking about taking conventional technology...which for 20 years we've been putting...

Fuel Efficient Cars: Safety An Issue? RATINGS For Prius, Mini, More

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

If you're like us, there are a lot of things you worry about when choosing a car. Fuel efficiency, cost, safety -- but some worry about fuel efficien...

Cadillac Volt Rumored To Be Available In 2011

wired.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Motor Trend, citing an unnamed "well-placed source," says GM brass have approved the project and want it on the road by the end of 2011, assuming the ...

Dodge Circuit Sports Car To Be Chrysler's First Electric Vehicle

CNNMoney | Peter Valdes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Chrysler's first electric car, set to be introduced late next year around the same time as General Motors' Chevrolet Volt, will be a sports car with a...

New GM CEO OK With Losing Money On Volt, Predicts Higher Oil Prices

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The poor Chevy Volt. There's a lot of pressure on it. If the Chevy Volt doesn't work out, it will be derided and electric cars will be called unsusta...

136 Super-Efficient Cars Compete for the $10M Progressive Automotive X PRIZE... Get Ready for a New Generation of Automotive Options

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Diamandis

This is the ultimate win-win for Detroit since this competition will essentially show the world a wide range of new designs, and provide actual physical demonstration of what works, and what the public desires.

Tesla Roadster's Range Surprises Onlookers At Car Rally

reghardware.co.uk | Alun Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This year's all-electric entrants included a Ruf-modified Porsche 911 and a handful of Mitsubishi iMiEVs but it was the Tesla that stole the e-car lau...

Tesla Motors Model S Reservations Higher Than Expected

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Pent Up Demand for Electric Cars, Even in This Economy... In about a week, Tesla Motors has taken 520 reservations for the Model S electric car (ph...

China's Electric Vehicle Plan: Win

nytimes.com | KEITH BRADSHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

To some extent, China is making a virtue of a liability. It is behind the United States, Japan and other countries when it comes to making gas-powered...

Obama's Green Auto Ultimatum: Get Efficient Or Get Lost

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This statement, from the Obama administration's "New Path to Viability for GM & Chrysler" outlines the issue: Industry financial analysts and i...

Flying Cars Could Beat Chevy Volt To Market (VIDEO)

The Big Money | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This is the first time that the thought of a flying car has ever depressed me. TheBigMoney is pretty worked up about them, though: Flying cars have b...

World's Fastest Electric Car: '72 Datsun (VIDEO)

Gas 2.org | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Zero to 60 in three seconds, no foreign oil required. And it looks like something out of a Ted Nugent video. Count me in. The White Zombie is power...

Tesla Model S Photos (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

UPDATE: After an early leak of photos by Digg godd Kevin Rose, Tesla Motors showed off their pretty new car, the Tesla Model S. It looks less futuris...

IKEA Car Or April Fool? Enviros Wonder

Fast Company | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

FastCompany cautiously writes about a rumored IKEA eco-car. What I wonder is if the owner's manual would be wordless and illustrated with happy, blobb...

Formula One Racing Adopting Prius Technology

The Economist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As often as not, the flow of new automotive ideas is the other way round, from road to track. In fact, the biggest innovation being introduced to F1 r...

Obama's Electric Vehicles Plan: $2.4B In New Grants

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Yesterday, President Barack Obama announced $2.4 billion in new grants for electric vehicle developments, which will come from the $787 billion in sti...

Project Movele: Spain's Electric Car Plan

Treehugger, Transport Gooru | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While an electric vehicle plan called Better Place has gotten a lot of attention for its lofty goals in Israel, Denmark and elsewhere, other plans des...

Liv Inizio: The Tesla Roadster's Newest Competition

CNET Reviews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Liv Inizio, an all-electric sports car with specs similar to the Tesla Roadster, is making its debut at the 2009 New York auto show. This new elec...

What Will Power The Cars Of The Future?

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Batteries, Supercapacitors, Hydrogen, Hydraulic Hybrids, Compressed Air... Personal transportation is a big part of our lives, but unfortunately the c...

Ford To Get Greener: "We Really Have Lost A Generation" (VIDEO)

wsj.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Ford CEO Alan Mulally says that his company is going to turn it all around to get with the times -- but will it be soon enough? A humbled Mulally spok...

California Emissions Battle Nears Climax, Other States Anxious

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Under President Bush, the EPA denied California's request to let the state require cleaner cars for its residents. Upon taking office, President Obama...

China's Chery Automobile Will Supply First Hybrids To Government

International Herald Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Chery Automobile Co., China's largest homegrown carmaker, has debuted a new plug-in hybrid model that it says can run up to 150 kilometers (94 miles) ...