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Steampunk Masterpiece (And More) Debuts At Tokyo Motor Show 2015

HuffPost Japan | Nicholas Miriello | Posted 10.30.2015 | Business

TOKYO -- Japan has unveiled the future of driving. At the Tokyo Motor Show, the biennial car convention open to the public Oct. 30 through Nov. 8, Jap...

Toyota Plans To Stop Selling Traditional Gasoline Cars By 2050

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.14.2015 | Technology

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota, under ambitious environmental targets, is aiming to sell hardly any regular gasoline vehicles by 2050, only hybrids and fu...

The Bounds of Independence

Greg White | Posted 09.02.2014 | Comedy
Greg White

Our society is disconnected. Is that the independence our founding forefather's sought? Was the goal to reject the monarchy so we could all wear a cro...

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.

Why I Will Not Buy Another Honda

Ira Israel | Posted 05.14.2014 | Business
Ira Israel

Brand loyalty is a commodity; making customers feel valued is an integral part of doing business in the new economy (in most economies, really) -- particularly when it is always possible to find competitive prices on the Internet.

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?...

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.

RPS Attacks Go Against the March of History

Clint Wilder | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Clint Wilder

In at least two states, Kansas and Arizona, damaging bills have been either voted down or withdrawn. But in cases like these, can we really declare victory for clean energy when all we've done is successfully defend what we already have?

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...

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.

Bikes: The Perfect Two-Wheeled Auto Show Accessory

AP | DAVID RUNK | Posted 03.18.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — Transportation of the two-wheeled variety is sharing the floor at the Detroit auto show with the latest cars, trucks and concept vehic...

Toyota CEO: 'Recalls Aren't A Four-Letter Word'

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 01.16.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Toyota is on a roll after two difficult years, when it was hit by a string of safety recalls and then by the earthquake in Japan. The Japa...

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.

Toyota Recalls 2.77 MILLION Cars

Reuters | Posted 01.13.2013 | Business

TOKYO, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp will recall about 2.77 million vehicles worldwide, including the Prius hybrid car, due to problems with ...

Toyota Seeks to Undercut Mexico's Action on Global Warming

Jake Schmidt | Posted 12.23.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

With record breaking temperature being set around the world, extreme weather showing its ugly face, and the Arctic achieving historic low levels of ice we can't afford this kind of action by Toyota.

A Look at Electric Cars From Chevy and Tesla (VIDEO)

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides


Wild Goose 2012: An Exercise In Mindfulness

Christian Piatt | Posted 08.27.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

I know there were plenty of talks and lots of literature on environmental stewardship throughout the festival, but my most profound lesson came from a handful of green, yellow and red LED lights on the panel inside our rented RV.

Ford Revving Up To Take On Prius

David Kiley | Posted 07.18.2012 | Detroit
David Kiley

By making the new C-Max brand all hybrid and plug-in EV, Farley is copying the Prius strategy with the hope of eventually passing his old employer.

Sharon Silke Carty

Hybrid Car Prices Could Spike 20 Percent Due To High Gas Prices | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 03.21.2012 | Money

It's becoming almost an annual tradition: As fuel prices rise in the spring, so do the prices of hybrid cars. And that's the case even if the math...

Why You'll Never Own An Electric Car

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2012 | Money

* EVs to make up only 1.5 pct of US market in 2017-analyst * Henry Ford bought his wife electric cars * Obama wants to b...

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 ...

"I'm Angry That Your Prius Is So Quiet"

Laura Zigman | Posted 02.28.2012 | Comedy
Laura Zigman

I don't drive a Prius. I know I should. But before I can even consider buying one, I need to share my feelings: Prii are too quiet!

Musings About a "Colossal Commute"

A. Siegel | Posted 02.01.2012 | Green
A. Siegel

As the carbon count goes higher, inexorably, globally and the world community suffers from mounting challenges due to climate chaos, the value of incr...

Lynne Peeples

Chris Paine: Recharging Hope In The Electric Car | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.25.2011 | Green

No villains appear in Chris Paine's new film, "Revenge of the Electric Car" -- a stark contrast to its 2006 predecessor. "Who Killed the Electric Car?...