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Why Do Fuel-Cell Vehicles Make Electric-Car Advocates So Crazy?

Why Do Fuel-Cell Vehicles Make Electric-Car Advocates So Crazy?

Last Thursday, Green Car Reports published a story noting that the several dozen drivers of Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell vehicles had expressed deep frustration with the unreliability of Southern California's current hydrogen fueling stations. That story hit a chord; as of this morning, it's...

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Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Lack Of Innovation Could Doom Battle To Trim Carbon Emissions

Representatives of world governments will meet in Paris this December to discuss a global strategy for combating climate change. But the outlook doesn't appear promising... read more 24 hours ago by 


 
Tesla Model S in Albuquerque's 'snowstorm' during NY-to-California road trip  [photo: David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S: Does Supercharging Cut Battery Capacity?

Last month, my wife and I took my 2013 Tesla Model S on a day trip from our home in New York’s Hudson Valley to Brattleboro, Vermont, a distance of 180 miles. We picked... read more July 28, 2015 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Tesla Model 3 Rumors, Senate Biodiesel Push, Super-Quick Electric Car: Today's Car News

Today, a new report claims the Tesla Model 3 electric car will be revealed less than a year from now, Senators push for greater volumes of biodiesel in the U.S. fuel supply... read more July 27, 2015 by 


 
U.S. Capitol Building

Senate Group Pushes EPA To Add More Biodiesel In Renewal Fuel Standard

Enthusiasm for alternative fuels has dropped considerably over the past few years. Despite a Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) mandating its use, ethanol isn't doing too well... read more July 27, 2015 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf plugged into an EVgo quick-charging station, Texas

Refuting Selective, Slanted Coverage Of Electric Cars: The Pioneer's Never-Ending Task

It's a hard-wired human response to be wary of new or changing things. In past millennia, it may have kept us alive longer. And when you're talking about a household's... read more July 27, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Volt

Los Angeles Gets State Grant To Test Electric-Car Sharing Program

California has more electric cars than any other state, but officials have recently redirected their focus toward getting those cars into the hands of lower-income drivers... read more July 27, 2015 by 


 
2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

Toyota Avalon Hybrid Discounts: Large 40-MPG Sedan Discounts Rise

With gas prices still relatively reasonable, sales of hybrid cars seem to have plateaued--and that means carmakers are boosting incentives on several models. The Toyota... read more July 27, 2015 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model 3, To Be Revealed In March, Might Have 300-Mile Range: Report

All recent statements from Tesla Motors indicate that development of the Silicon Valley automaker's Model 3 electric car is still on track for a launch sometime in 2017. And... read more July 27, 2015 by 


 
German Student World Record Electric Car

AWD Electric Car Beats Tesla P90D Acceleration, Built By German Student Team (Video)

Electric-car advocates know that a seamless rush of maximum torque from 0 rpm is one of the secret advantages of using an electric motor to power a vehicle. And that... read more July 26, 2015 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

CA Fuel-Cell Car Drivers Say Hydrogen Fuel Unavailable, Stations Don't Work (UPDATED)

While they enjoy driving their cars, early lessees of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles in Southern California are complaining that they can't reliably fuel them at the handful of... read more July 25, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

Hydrogen Fueling Troubles, 3000-HP Electric Car, Nissan Leaf Lawsuit: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Why are 70 drivers of hydrogen-powered Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell vehicles so unhappy these days? And, who's planning to test an electric car with 3,000 horsepower? This is our... read more July 25, 2015 by 


 
2015 BMW i3 REx  -  Driven, Portland OR, April 2015

Apple Wanted To Use BMW i3 As Basis For Its Own Electric Car: Report

BMW and Apple have long cooperated on advanced technology. The German carmaker was the first in the world to incorporate iPod recognition into a car, more than 10 years ago... read more July 24, 2015 by 


 
Electric vehicle parking by Flickr user aaron_anderer, used under Creative Commons license

Apple BMW i3, IL Enforces Charging Etiquette, Coal Power-Plant Decline: Today's Car News

We've been out driving most of this week, and consequently are down a couple of stories today, but we'll be back at full steam from here on out. In the meantime, consider the... read more July 24, 2015 by 


 
Electric power plant outside Ithaca, New York

Even More Coal-Fired Power Plants To Be Retired Under Proposed EPA Rules

Among currently used methods for generating electricity, coal is by far the dirtiest. But--in the U.S., at least--it's also on the decline as an energy source. The U.S... read more July 24, 2015 by 


 
NRG eVgo electric-car charging station

Illinois Bill To Fine Car Owners Who Park In Electric-Car Charging Spaces Waits For Governor's Signature

As more public electric-car charging stations appear, they're creating a thorny etiquette issue. Charging stations may occupy parking spaces that everyone wants to use--no... read more July 24, 2015 by 


 
 

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