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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 (!).

Toyota's Profit Plunges After Japan Disaster

AP | By YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 07.11.2011 | Business

TOKYO -- Toyota's quarterly profit crumpled more than 75 percent after the March earthquake and tsunami wiped out parts suppliers in northeastern Japa...

Japanese Automakers Search For Alternative Suppliers Post-Quake

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — Japan's major automakers are trying to find alternative parts suppliers to replace those knocked out of action by the colossal earthquake la...

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 ...

Toyota To Roll Out 2 New Prius Cars

AP | DAN STRUMPF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP)— Toyota plans to roll out two new cars under the Prius name by next year, according to a dealer briefed on the plans, as the autom...

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.

Quiet Hybrids: Are They More Dangerous?

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The age of the silent hybrid may be coming to an end. Gas-electric hybrids, propelled by electric motors at low speeds, are well-know...

Toyota Lexus Recall: Engine Problems Were Known By Car Company For Two Years

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — Toyota knew two years ago about the engine problem behind its latest Lexus recall, even changing the spring part to correct it, but did ...

Toyota Prius Gets 'Electronic Humming Device' To Protect Pedestrians

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — Toyota's Prius hybrid is becoming a little less quiet with a new electronic humming device that is the automaker's answer to complaints ...

Toyota: Engines Bad In 270,000 Vehicles, Including Seven Lexus Models

AP | BY SHINO YUASA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday about 270,000 cars sold worldwide – including luxury Lexus sedans – have potentially faulty...

Irving Miller: Toyota Exec urged Automaker To 'Come Clean' About Massive Recall

AP | By LARRY MARGASAK and KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- In the days leading up to its massive recall in January, Toyota executives debated when they should inform the public about safety probl...