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Toyota Doesn't Want You To Plug In Its Electric Cars

The Huffington Post | Gregory Fink | Posted 02.14.2014 | Technology

Interested in an electric or plug-in hybrid car but not so keen on having to make the schlep to actually plug in the car every time it needs a charge?...

How Exactly Will We Move Away from Fossil Fuels?

Andrew Winston | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

As the world migrates away from carbon-based fuels, trillions of barrels of oil and billions of tons of coal -- the assets sitting on the books of energy companies -- will become "stranded," or worthless. It's a compelling argument, but only if we can answer a key question.

Did You Hear the One About the Serious Environmentalist?

Keith Gaby | Posted 03.18.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

If you spend time with environmental activists, you'll find that most of us don't fit the stereotype. We won't scold you for driving the wrong car or turning up the heat on a cold day, and we probably tell more jokes about ourselves than any else.

Toyota Prius's Popularity Is Quickly Rising In California

Posted 03.14.2013 | Green

From EarthTechling's Nino Marchetti: Traveling down to California as I frequently do, I increasingly notice more and more Prius hybrids on the road...

I Am Car-Less in Los Angeles

Vivian Liao | Posted 04.23.2013 | Los Angeles
Vivian Liao

I gave up my car last July. Yes, you read that right. And it's been seven months of car-less bliss. continue to bike/bus/walk/hitch rides to get around.

How Environmental Regulation Could Use Industrial Design to Save the Planet

Drew Hendricks | Posted 03.11.2013 | Green
Drew Hendricks

When people are forced to follow the rules, a lot of them refuse to budge or push back. However, if the issue can be reframed, shall we say, the regulations could be a lot more effective.

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?

Kathleen Miles

PHOTOS: This Is The #1 Car Among California's Wealthiest

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.09.2012 | Los Angeles

The richest Americans can have any car that gets their engines going -- a Lamborghini, a Ferrari, a Porsche -- you name it. But in California, one per...

Help! I am Going to Turn into a Man!

Myra Demeter | Posted 07.08.2012 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

We just returned from our first weekend away from home since my husband's stroke 20 months ago.

Be Afraid: Who's Driving SUVs These Days

Vicky Shorr | Posted 05.09.2012 | Los Angeles
Vicky Shorr

Many of their original owners have seen the light and jumped to the Prius, but the SUVs are still on the road, and in some ways, it's even worse than ...

Increasing Cost Of Rare Earths Prompts Toyota Innovation

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2012 | Technology

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp has developed a way to make hybrid and electric vehicles without the use of expensive rare earth metals, in which ...

2012 Detroit Auto Show Highlights: Day 2 (PHOTOS)

Posted 01.10.2012 | Detroit

The North American International Auto Show press preview week kicked off in Detroit Monday with big debuts from the Big Three American automakers as w...

An Epidemic Of Apathy Toward World Affairs

Adora Svitak | Posted 08.15.2011 | Impact
Adora Svitak

We try to live in a bubble of Priuses and occasional donations, shopping trips to buy sustainably made $40 shorts with our friends, conversations about school events and neighborhood redecorations.

A Small Victory

Paula Gordon | Posted 07.27.2011 | Green
Paula Gordon

Here's how it worked out: We drove the anticipated 2,000 miles. We averaged 49+ miles per gallon, in spite of horrible driving conditions and an unexpected side trip into New Jersey (!).

Brooks Pits 'Connection' vs. 'Adventure,' But Why Not Both?

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

The conservative writer/commentator David Brooks, in this New Yorker excerpt from his new book The Social Animal: A Story of Love, Character, and Achi...

Toyota's Audacious Goal: Double Profits In 4 Years

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO (By Chang-Ran Kim) - Toyota Motor Corp will rely more on emerging markets for sales and launch about 10 new hybrid models under a long-term stra...

Red Herring Alert: Planet Earth Does Not Need a Care Package

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

When it comes to issues like climate change, one of George Will's favorite tactics is the ignoratio elenchi, also known in some circles as a red herring. Think of it as a rhetorical sleight of hand.

US Rep. With Auto Industry Ties Blames Victim In Toyota Acceleration Case

LA Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The office of U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa expressed doubts over the weekend about a San Diego's man's report of a harrowing, out-of-control acceleration ex...

Toyota Recalls Time When You Were So Happy Together

Rip Empson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rip Empson

In related news, Felicia Thurgood of New Salem has announced that she will be recalling her 16-year-old son, Derek, who recently failed out of his third high school.

Toyota, I Am Un-Friending You

Amy Spies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Amy Spies

You weren't honest, you haven't been listening and you often don't respond when I call. I never thought it would end like this between me and you,

Toyota Recall: Two Toyota Employees, Former NHTSA Regulators, Got US To Stop Accelerator Probes

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Feb. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Former regulators hired by Toyota Motor Corp. helped end at least four U.S. investigations of unintended acceleration by compan...

Prius Still A Hollywood Hit

NBC Los Angeles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Toyota is adding a recall of its best-selling Prius Hybrids to its troubles. So will the greenest stars still climb into these hybrids for all import...

The F Word: Pledge to Save Journalism

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

It's pledge time at many noncommercial, listener and viewer-supported television and radio stations and you may already be feeling irritated by the pe...

Toyota Recall: How Toyota's US Workers Are Dealing With Down Time

McClatchy | Scott Sloan | Lexington Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Workers affected by the idling had the option of taking paid vacation or unpaid leave, but the vast majority came to work, with many taking training s...

Toyota's Gift to Detroit

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andy Ostroy

Toyota's crisis is the biggest gift to American automakers since the government's bailout eighteen months ago. If Detroit is smart, we'll be hearing a lot of "Buy American" very soon.