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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.

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...

San Francisco Partners With Shai Agassi's Electric Car Scheme, a $1 Billion Project

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

The financial crisis is hurting Americans, but months before the hit fuel costs were already gouging into people's pockets. Some were forced to carpoo...

California Dreaming: Driving on Sunshine

Kevin George | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin George

Bottom line, if your enthusiastic about EVs, this may be your time to plug-in and get involved. Find out for yourself why there's electricity in the air around EVs.

Chevy's 230 MPG Volt: What Do YOU Think?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

But let's get right to it: What about the Volt? Will you be in the market for one? If so, why, and if not, why not? Believe me -- top people from GM will be reading your comments.

Nissan Leaf EV: One Man's Vision, Now Reality

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

When Nissan introduced their close-to-production Leaf electric vehicle yesterday, we caught a glimpse of transportation's future. You can bet that today oil companies are somewhat nervous.

136 Super-Efficient Cars Compete for the $10M Progressive Automotive X PRIZE... Get Ready for a New Generation of Automotive Options

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Diamandis

This is the ultimate win-win for Detroit since this competition will essentially show the world a wide range of new designs, and provide actual physical demonstration of what works, and what the public desires.

Will Detroit Budget Cuts Doom US in World EV Market?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The perfect financial storm decimating the US auto sector could result in the nation's largest manufacturing industry falling even farther behind overseas competitors when it comes to EVs.

Los Angeles Auto Show - It's a wrap!

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

How anxious are the Detroit Three carmakers to make sales? My wife and I were at the Los Angeles Auto Show last night, "Black Friday," at the Los Ang...

Europe's, China's carmakers ask for help; Waxman wins key Congressional post

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

In a major win for all consumers, Democrats in the House of Representatives voted Thursday to put Rep. Henry Waxman of California in charge of a key p...

EPA's 2009 Top Ten; Dodge's Hemi Hybrids Tout mpg; New Corvette "on Indefinite Hold"

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Parker

How serious are the problems facing the Detroit Three? This serious: General Motors' Chevrolet Division has put the next-generation Corvette, the C7, on indefinite hold.

One American Carmaker -- Our Best Solution?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

If the Detroit Three were to merge into one company, ownership shared with the American people, it could benefit everyone; the carmakers, their dealers and their customers

They're green! All green! Well, almost - Mini, Peugeot, Ford, Pininfarina and more - Paris Car Show's green cars and concepts, part two

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Parker

Here's the green wrap on the Paris Car Show, 2008 version. As in yesterday's posting, we're taking a look at some concepts which might have a chance t...

Lamborghini hybrids, Citroen diesel/electrics, Honda's Prius-fighter, budget Ferraris and more from the Paris Car Show

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Parker

Opening in the shadow of the worst auto sales in the US in over 15 years, the biennial Paris Car Show begins welcoming the public this Saturday and ru...

Wall Street Credit Crash Threatens To Tank U.S. Auto Industry

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

"Every job lost on Wall Street impacts two-to-three jobs on the outside. By comparison, every job lost at an auto plant impacts nearly 10 jobs on the outside... We don't want to know what happens if the domestic auto industry gets away from us."

Detroit Three Expect $25 Billion -- So Who Bails Out Americans' Missing Car Payments?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

It used to be said that a house was the largest expenditure in any person's lifetime; but if someone buys five or more new cars over 40 or 50 years, those purchases could easily cost more, in total, than their home.

Detroit Three's Plan Greener Future -- Too Little, Too Late?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Parker

GM is promoting the non-existent Chevrolet Volt, telling Olympics viewers it will be manufactured in 2010, but that's not definite. They say its gasoline powers a "generator" which keeps on-board batteries juiced-up.

Will China Design The First Plug-In Hybrid?

Treehugger | Michael Graham Richard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BYD is China's largest battery maker. Chances are, if you have a cellphone or a mp3 player, you have one of their products. The company is getting int...

Street Racing Kills -- Help Me Stop It

Steve Parker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steve Parker

San Diego counts so many bodies and seriously injured people from street racing they say it is at "epidemic" levels and is a public health problem.

The Detroit Three --- Making Any Relevant Cars or Trucks?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

That the Detroit Three have to build cars and trucks which make sense now and in the future, and which Americans want to buy.