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Study: Your All-Electric Car May Not Be So Green If Your Power Is From Coal

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — People who own all-electric cars where coal generates the power may think they are helping the environment. But a new study finds ...

Some Utilities Are Making it Cheaper to Drive Electric Cars

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 11.11.2014 | 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.

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.

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.

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...

Watch: 30-Year-Old Entrepreneur Crafts Future Car -- It's Electric, Has 2 Wheels and Can't Fall

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 01.17.2012 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

2011-11-18-Screenshot20111117at8.44.38AM.jpg Danny Kim grew up in Portland where everyone was DIYing stuff, so he set out to DIY a truck.

National Plug In Day Raises Electric Vehicle Awareness

Posted 12.16.2011 | Green

Who drives electric vehicles? People in cities across the country are finding out this weekend. This Sunday, October 16, is the first annual Nation...

Can the Better Place Model Drive EVs to the Future?

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

Developed by Israelis, Better Place is not an automotive company, but an infrastructure enterprise. And I am not convinced electric car manufacturers will succeed, despite all the hoopla.

Get Your Motor Hummin'

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

If we reach the goal President Obama has set of one million electric vehicles in four years, it's the start of a quiet revolution that can ultimately free us from Big Oil.

George Will Mocks the Chevy Volt and Hopes for Obama Failure

Mark Cassello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Cassello

George Will works diligently to undermine the credibility of America's only mass-produced electric vehicle while Japanese automakers stand ready to flood the market with literally dozens of cutting-edge, affordable, and efficient fully electric vehicles.

Everyone Deserves a Second Chance

Alexandra Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Alexandra Paul

Whaaaa? I'm is helping market the Volt for GM, a company I so vehemently protested in 2005 that I ended up in jail? Has the world turned upside down? In the world of electric vehicles, it sort of has.

Mileage: This Isn't Rocket Science. It's Auto Mechanics

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

The next big thing from Detroit may not just be a new car, but a new car industry: Transformed, modern and competitive. This month, with traditional ...

My Electric Summer, When Washington Helped Resurrect the EV

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

If this summer was the coming out party for the electric car, Washington was the host. They may seem unlikely bedfellows, but I'm convinced the EV companies have learned how to play politics.