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Mr. Pruitt: The American Auto Industry Is Already Great, Please Don't Put It In Reverse

Margo T. Oge | Posted 02.07.2017 | Green
Margo T. Oge

Why would Pruitt re-open a legally binding decision that is, by almost any measurement, a successful win-win regulation for the environment, consumers and industry?

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 ...

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...

Hybrid Owners: Stay Out of the Carpool Lane

Brian Moody | Posted 04.12.2015 | Business
Brian Moody

If you have a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle (EV), you should not be driving in the carpool or HOV lanes. Even if your home state allows you to legally drive in the carpool lane with the driver as the car's only occupant, you shouldn't do it. Here's why.

The New Face of Our Military's Energy Security

Michael Wu | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Michael Wu

Last week, the Air Force unveiled its latest technological innovation. With a fleet of Nissan Leafs, Ford F-series trucks, and other vehicles, the Air Force took an important step that may eventually revolutionize how we think about the cars we drive and the way we keep the lights on.

Your State Might Be Offering These Awesome Perks For EVs And You Don't Even Know It

Posted 11.19.2014 | Green

Buying an electric car is not as scary as it might seem. Between the charging stations that are popping up across America and government incentives an...

8 Things We Bet You Didn't Know About Electric Cars

Posted 10.15.2014 | Green

Fifteen years ago, the idea of an electric vehicle would have conjured images of futuristic machines that were both electric and could somehow fly. ...

Nissan Plants Almost 17,000 Red Spruces For Surprise Reddit Gift

Posted 06.17.2014 | Green

Sometimes the best gift is one that keeps on growing. For a Secret Santa-style gift exchange on Reddit, automaker Nissan donated the price of a LEA...

Why Aren't More People Buying Green Cars?

Brian Moody | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Brian Moody

Tax credits, low emissions and super high mpg are all worthy goals, but in the end, it's all about the price. Lower the price and sell more cars -- in this case, it's just that simple.

Not Your Father's Ride: Fuel Economy Standards Upgrade Consumer Choices

Mark Cooper | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Mark Cooper

Thanks in large part to fuel economy standards on the federal level and clean car standards in California, the average fuel economy of new cars hit an all-time high of 24.8 mpg in 2013.

Cutting the Cord on Electric Cars

Joshua Siegel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Joshua Siegel

When gas prices rose to nearly $7 a gallon, we as a society broke through a barrier. The time for real change had come: we were finally ready for the electric car.

Electric Vehicles Kick into High Gear: 8 States 3.3 Million New Oil-Free Cars

Michael Marx | Posted 12.24.2013 | Green
Michael Marx

The momentum behind electric vehicles is growing. Today there are more electric vehicles on the road than ever before, and the number is growing quickly.

A Serious Case of Prius Envy

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

The success of Obama's green program depends on how closely the auto industry sticks to the spirit, as well as the letter, of the rules it negotiated with the administration.

Damn. That Car's Electric: The Slow Journey of Getting Off Gas

Kurt A. Gardinier | Posted 07.31.2013 | Business
Kurt A. Gardinier

I sided with Germany when I was 16 and with Japan by my late-20s. Their vehicles were simply superior to American ones in most every way. I now side with America for the first time, having recently purchased my first American car.

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.

Electric Vehicles Rev Into the Future

Bill Chameides | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

It looks like the saga of the electric vehicle, which began way back in the 1830s, has a way to go. Let's take a look at what might be ahead.

Eco-Innovation, Self Driving Car Tech Liven Up Detroit Auto Show

Posted 01.16.2013 | Detroit

There may not be any flying cars at this year's North American International Auto Show, but 2013 promises huge innovations on behalf of many automaker...

Is 40 the New 30 for People and Auto Mileage? Kicking the Tires at the LA Auto Show

Michael Rose | Posted 01.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Michael Rose

Is 40 miles per gallon (mpg) the new 30? Could this be the de facto standard for a new crop of vigorous, green machines that promise to cart our gracefully aging selves around while taking baby sips of fuel or electrons?

Nissan To Produce Electric Vehicle In America

Posted 11.08.2012 | Green

From Earth Techling's Nino Marchetti: Been waiting for an American made Nissan Leaf? Turns out you may not have to wait much longer, as we are very...

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!

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.

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.