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Powering Cars With Sunshine

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

Solar is a completely renewable and wildly abundant resource that slashes a household's carbon emissions. And it's something we can feel good about. Ever heard of a catastrophic solar spill? An asthma attack because of a solar panel? A military operation defending our access to the sun? Nope.

Some Utilities Are Making it Cheaper to Drive Electric Cars

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 01.11.2015 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

Some utility companies are starting to encourage consumers to make the switch to plug-in electric vehicles (EVs).

Quiz: Is an Electric Car Right for You?

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

A poll last year found that nearly half of American households could purchase an EV for their next car; it would be a great fit for their driving needs, and they would have a place to charge it with electricity. We're talking about many millions of people. Are you one of them?

Electric Vehicles Reach Highest Percentage of US Auto Sales to Date

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 12.07.2014 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

As a way to slash oil use and emissions, we need people to switch from driving to transit, biking and walking -- meaning fewer auto sales and less driving overall. But for the millions who will continue to drive in the near future, we need them to switch to EVs, which are significantly cleaner than conventional vehicles.

California Governor Jerry Brown Among Tens of Thousands Who Celebrated National Drive Electric Week in 152 Cities

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 11.24.2014 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

In 152 cities and 39 US states, more than 90,000 people attended events last week associated with the 2014 National Drive Electric Week.

Massachusetts Promotes Electric Vehicles in Three-City Tour

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

Massachusetts and all the other states have a long way to go to reaching the zero emission vehicle goals. In fact, Massachusetts alone will need to sell an average of nearly 27,000 plug-in cars per year between 2015 and 2025 to meet the goal. In the last year, it sold just over 2,000.

The Voice of Bart Simpson Wants You to Check Out Electric Cars Next Week

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 11.12.2014 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

I knew the fourth annual National Drive Electric Week would be big, but I didn't realize it would be this big! We're having free events in 135+ cities September 15-21 to share the fuel cost-saving, clean-air, and fun-driving benefits of electric vehicles.

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.

T. Boone: Why Not Get Inventive?

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

T. Boone Pickens has been spending millions (actually, tens of millions) to promote The Pickens' Plan, which is a fundamentally flawed concept that could nail the coffin shut on America's future.

Your Prius Could Be Part Of The Energy Grid In Colorado

Treehugger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Enthusiasts have been waiting a long time to see movement on this front. Vehicle to grid for those who are not familiar with its term, is an idea of a...

Chrysler Chief Robert Nardelli Talks About The Future Of Cars

CNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Chrysler Chief Robert Nardelli visited with Michael Eisner on CNBC's "Conversations With Michael Eisner" to talk about futuristic cars, hybrids, the f...

Chevy Volt Will Be Made In Flint, Michigan

AutoblogGreen | Sam Abuelsamid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

At an event in Flint MI today, GM CEO Rick Wagoner and Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm were on hand to officially announce that GM will be buildin...

Chrysler Unveils Electric Cars That Americans Will Recognize

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Chrysler LLC charged up the electric car race Tuesday, muscling in on General Motors Corp.'s Chevrolet Volt by unveiling t...

China Planning Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

EcoGeek | Peg Fong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

China is rushing in to build its own network of electric charging stations. Xinhua, the government's official newspaper, announced last week that the ...

Tough To Swallow The New, Pill-Shaped Chevy Volt

Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Burdick

The new design, unveiled this week, is rounder, as if to protect a five-year-old from hurting himself while playing with it. Big mistake.

Why Is Renting An Eco-Friendly Car Hard?

Guardian | Clare James | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

I choose not to own a car and usually get about on public transport. I know all about car pooling and ride sharing and I'm familiar with companies lik...

Toyota Plug-In Prius To Hit The Road Early In 2009

EcoGeek | Jaymi Heimbuch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Toyota's plug-in capable Prius is getting a big boost for testing, hitting the open road a year ahead of schedule. Several hundred of the PHEVs will b...

Chevy Volt: Batteries Charge Fine, It's Carrying, Cooling And Using Them Them That's Not Ready

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Early versions of the Chevrolet Volt's battery packs are powerful enough to run the high-stakes rechargeable car, but doz...

Biodiesel? Veggie Diesel? Frequently Asked Questions

Planet Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

What is biodiesel, anyway? Biodiesel, the common name for fatty acid alkyl esters, is a biological-based fuel that can substitute petroleum fuels in d...

Electric Cars: Where Will The Infrastructure Come From?

GreenBiz | Joel Makower | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This week's announcement by General Motors that it has joined with more than 30 utility companies across the U.S. to work on issues related to electri...

What's A Plug-In Hybrid? Frequently Asked Questions...

ClimateProgress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Climate Progress has blogged on Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) many times because they are an important part of the solution, but certain questions keep comi...

Plug-In Cars Could Actually Increase Air Pollution

USA Today | James R. Healey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The expected introduction of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles could cut U.S. gasoline use but could increase deadly air pollution in some areas, two r...