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Electric Vehicles

How a Car Taught Science to Tenth Graders

Dan Whisler | Posted 02.16.2013 | TED Weekends
Dan Whisler

When I started teaching, I never would have thought that an automobile could become my classroom of the future. While at times it is hectic securing funding for our project and developing the resources and curriculum to go with it, I am happy to provide our students real-world opportunities not possible through any textbook.

To Ease Climate Change, I'm Giving Up My Car -- Or That Was the Plan, Anyhow

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 01.28.2013 | Green
Clay Farris Naff

When I see people leave their cars running as they head into the supermarket with children in tow, I want to scream, "You ignorant, wasteful bastards! Don't you know what you're doing to your kids?"

Electric Vehicle Naysayers: Get Over It, Support American Jobs

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Quit aiding and abetting our economic competitors, and start and abetting our economic growth. The progress in electric cars is a true American success story. Those who want General Motors or electric vehicles to fail are motivated by nothing but partisan politics.

Adjusting to the 'New Reality'

Wendy Gordon | Posted 11.14.2012 | Green
Wendy Gordon

California will be building the nation's most comprehensive electric vehicle charging network, and it will include "fast chargers" that allow drivers to add 50 miles of range in just 15 minutes. I really like the sound of that. But alas, I don't live in California.

National Parks Embrace Electric Vehicle Chargers

Posted 11.12.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Melissa Hincha-Ownby: Yellowstone National Park’s Lamar Valley is nicknamed the American Serengeti because travelers...

We Need a Long-Term Energy Strategy

K. Forrest Beanum | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business
K. Forrest Beanum

It's time to put politics aside, ignore the phony quick-fix solutions that politicians might offer, grab hold of the wheel and take personal responsibility for driving the agenda of our nation's energy future.

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.

Automakers Take Hesitant Steps In A Slow-Growing EV Market

Posted 10.03.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Jim Motavalli: No automaker looking at the electric car market right now is going to read “full speed ahead” from ...

Setting the Record Straight on Oil and Clean Energy

Natalie Pace | Posted 10.07.2012 | Green
Natalie Pace

All told, oil and nuclear power costs governments trillions more than is ever calculated into the political rhetoric. And while oil reserves are finite, the sun always shines, water always flows and the wind always blows.

Half a Million Dollars in Tax Money Wasted, Electric Cars Delayed

David Thielen | Posted 10.06.2012 | Denver
David Thielen

It's a shame that a good idea, well-funded and very needed, was turned into a total waste by poor decisions each step of the way.

WATCH: A New Electric Vehicle For Wheelchair Users

Posted 06.19.2012 | Green

A recent addition to the electric vehicle market hopes to bring green transportation to more individuals that use wheelchairs. Translogic's Bradley Ha...

Electric Vehicles To Benefit From Battery Technology Boost

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2012 | Green

* New tech eliminates need for heating, cooling systems * To bring down prices of electric vehicles * A123 shares jump a...

From Green to Greedy

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 08.08.2012 | Los Angeles
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

The opportunity to "buy into" a high occupancy toll lane may seem appealing to those with disposable income, but our least affluent drivers will be steaming in heavy traffic watching luxury cars whizzing by.

The Highest Fuel Efficiency Rating EVER

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.06.2012 | Green

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — The Honda Fit electric car has received the highest fuel efficiency rating ever from the Environmental Protection Agency, th...

New Conversion Kit Will Charge Your Car (And Wallet)

Posted 05.24.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Jim Motavalli: PITTSBURGH — That old Honda in your driveway — maybe it's in need of a valve job? Transform it with...

How to Sell an Electric Car

Carl Pope | Posted 07.22.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

In the slow and sluggish world of cars, where even setting fixed prices for a new car has been a bridge too far, financial innovation is proving a hard sell. That's dangerous for American leadership in EV's and for the climate.

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.

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."

Electric Cars' Green Reputation On The Line In Japan

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.23.2012 | Green

TOKYO (AP) — Electric car owners who prided themselves on being green now find themselves in a bind as Japan's government maneuvers to restart dozen...

Green Plowshares in the Pacific Northwest

William S. Becker | Posted 05.19.2012 | Green
William S. Becker

Three governors and the Premier of British Columbia announced an action plan to make the Pacific Northwest's homes more energy efficient, its vehicles less dependent on oil, and its communities less vulnerable to the threat of global climate change.

Playing the Blame Game on Gas Prices Won't Solve the Problem

Elliott Negin | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Instead of rehashing the same tired arguments every time gas prices jump, let's focus on real solutions to curb our oil addiction. Drilling more is definitely not one of them; cutting consumption in half is. So let's stop the blame game and get to work.

Jobs of the Future

Howard Silverman | Posted 04.25.2012 | Green
Howard Silverman

2012-02-24-501 Instead of a report, we developed an illustration. At this unusual time, we need to think expansively not categorically: How do we build long-term well-being for people and place?

Swiss Firm: Electric Car Chargers Will Be 'Billion Dollar Business' In 5 Years

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green

By Caroline Copley ZURICH, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Chargers for electric cars may become a "billion dollar business" by 2017, said an execu...

Oil Industry: Electric Cars Are No Threat

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2012 | Green

By Tom Bergin LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The biggest oil companies in the world have calculated that few, if any, of today's drivers ...

New Electric Vehicle Helps The Environment And Lousy Parkers

Posted 01.31.2012 | Green

From EarthTechling's Steve Duda: Some folks just don't get parking. Slipping into a tight spot induces all manner of angst and trepidation. And par...