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It's Time to Rev Up EVs

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 05.03.2016 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

There are now about 425,000 plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) on roads across the nation. It's no surprise why -- EVs are cleaner, cheaper and more efficient than their gasoline-fueled counterparts.

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 ...

Will Tesla's New S3X Symbol Take Us to Paradise?

Anna Clark | Posted 03.21.2016 | Business
Anna Clark

Starting on March 31st, green luxury is about to get more accessible with the unveiling of the long-awaited Tesla Model 3. This car-buying conundrum leaves me wondering about the latest options for buyers interested in good-looking yet affordable eco-friendly vehicles.

2016 BMW X5 SUV Plug-in Hybrid (xDrive 40e)

Bob Burnett | Posted 12.30.2015 | Technology
Bob Burnett

In early December, I bought the first 2016 X5 plug-in hybrid SUV delivered to BMW San Francisco. I love the car but it's not for everyone.

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.

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.

8 U.S. States Band Together To Promote Clean Cars

Reuters | Rory Carroll | Posted 12.24.2013 | Green

Oct 24 (Reuters) - The governors of California, New York and six other states have agreed to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the road with...

Plug In Day 2013: This Weekend Check Out an Electric Car

Michael Marx | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green
Michael Marx

Ever wondered what it's like to drive an electric car? Ever wanted to talk to someone who is not a car dealer about how these cars are charged, which cars are the most reliable or lowest in emissions?

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.

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.

Car Safety 2013: 32,000 Dead -- Where's the Outrage?

Steve Parker | Posted 02.18.2013 | Business
Steve Parker

Some 32,367 people died in motor vehicle accidents in 2011. That's nearly 100 a day dying on our nation's highways, yet any apparent outrage remains muted at best.

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.

You Can Cut Your Carbon Emissions 20 Percent Over the Next Year

Elliott Negin | Posted 04.26.2012 | Green
Elliott Negin

"The most important single change for most Americans would be to trade in their gas-guzzler for a more fuel-efficient car... At today's gas prices, that would save you as much as $18,000 over the 15-year life of the car."

Plug-In 2011: Rising Tide for Electric Cars

Michael Carmichael | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green
Michael Carmichael

Even in the midst of the worst recession since the 1930s, the trend to electric cars and plug-in hybrid is growing stronger. While the market is not yet flooded with plug-in electric cars, manufacturers are accelerating their design, development and production.

Dept. of Defense Planning Large-Scale Integration of Electric Vehicles

Dawn Teo | Posted 08.23.2011 | Green
Dawn Teo

The Department of Defense is at the genesis of large-scale integration of plug-in electric vehicles into its non-tactical ground fleet as part of efforts toward expanding usage of alternative fuel vehicles.

Greenwashing: Electric Cars and Innovation Stalled

Robert F. Brands | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green
Robert F. Brands

The key issue for any concerned consumer is: Where's the power coming from? Most electricity in the U.S. comes from nuclear facilities or power plants that burn coal or fossil fuels.

Electric Vehicles: Where Do the Emissions Go?

Lucia Green-Weiskel | Posted 06.04.2011 | Green
Lucia Green-Weiskel

There is a common misconception that electric vehicles are zero-emission and that their impact on the environment is as non-offensive as the quiet sound of their humming engines.

The Detroit Auto Show: Sure Looks Green to Me

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

I'll bet many of you have heard rumblings from friends and relatives or colleagues at work about the premature death of the green movement, and how th...

EPA Rates Volt and Leaf: What's Your Choice?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

No more guessing. We now officially know enough about these cars of the future to say we love or hate them. What cars? What else. Those small, uncomfortable, high-mileage vehicles.

The Paris Motor Show

The Energy Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
The Energy Blog

Cross post from the Energy Blog. by David Sandalow At the Paris Motor Show today, electric cars are everywhere. Chevrolet is showing off the Volt,...

WATCH: Jay Leno's Vintage Green Car Collection

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Think green cars are a relatively recent invention? Take a stroll through Jay Leno's 17,000 square foot garage in Southern California (or just watch t...

BP/Enbridge Lessons: Electric Vehicle Solutions That Reduce Oil Dependence, Reduce Pollution, Create Jobs and Boost the Midwest's Economy

Howard Learner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Howard Learner

The BP and Enbridge oil spill disasters reminded everyone of the dangers from our addiction to oil. Most Americans are looking for cleaner and safer ...

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.

Betting Smartly on the Smart Grid

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sunil Sharan

With a complete makeover for the U.S. energy grid projected to cost $165 billion, it is imperative that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act allocations are made judiciously.