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Tax Fairness For Liquid Natural Gas: Goal Of Bill In Congress: UPDATED

Tax Fairness For Liquid Natural Gas: Goal Of Bill In Congress: UPDATED

Congress has taken an important step to advance cleaner transport with the introduction of new, fairer taxation for natural gas. The 'LNG Excise Tax Equalization Act of 2013' is designed to equalize the discrepancy between taxation of diesel and liquefied natural gas (LNG). Currently, both are...

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2015 Nissan Leaf

The Five Most Ignorant Media Myths About Electric Cars

We spend more time than we probably should in grumbling at media coverage of plug-in electric cars. Journalists try to get it right, in general, but often the specific and... read more March 27, 2015 by 


 
1977 Volkswagen Microbus

VW Bus Hybrid That Never Was: The Microbus Prototype Of 1977

There truly is nothing new under the sun, as the saying goes. Now, a Volkswagen bus from almost 40 years ago has surfaced to prove the point. While hybrid cars have only... read more March 27, 2015 by 


 
Pair of Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric cars parked at work  [photo: Jen Danzinger]

IL Suspends Clean-Car Rebates; GA Tax Credit In Trouble Too; Texas Next?

State tax credits and purchase rebates have proven effective in kickstarting the early market for plug-in electric cars and other green vehicles. But they don't last forever... read more March 27, 2015 by 


 
Daimler Trucks North America SuperTruck

Daimler Unveils SuperTruck; 12-MPG Semi Is More Than Twice As Fuel-Efficient

Heavy-duty trucks make up a fairly small percentage of the traffic on U.S. roads, but they cover many more miles each year than the average passenger car--with much worse... read more March 27, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla Store Helpful, Enthusiastic; One Chevy Volt Dealer, Not So Much

It's long been known that getting some car dealerships to sell plug-in electric cars can be a challenge. Now, one reporter tested the thesis for himself, by visiting both his... read more March 27, 2015 by 


 
2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel, 2012 New York Auto Show

Diesel Car Guide, 2016 Mercedes GLE 550e Plug-In Hybrid, 2016 Chevy Volt Terminology: Today's Car News

Today, we've got our updated Diesel Car Guide, first details on the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e plug-in hybrid, and an explanation of why we're calling the 2016 Chevrolet... read more March 26, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid - details of Voltec drivetrain from SAE presentations, Feb 2015

Why We're Calling The 2016 Chevy Volt A Plug-In Hybrid

Since the launch of the Chevrolet Volt almost five years ago, a battle has raged over what to call it. Is it a range-extended electric car, as GM strongly preferred, or a... read more March 26, 2015 by 


 
'Diesel fuel only' caution on Audi Q7 TDI

Diesel Car Guide: Every 2015-2016 Car & Light Truck, With Specs: UPDATED

Diesel cars may keep a lower profile than hybrids or battery-electrics, but they're a good option for drivers looking to reliably save fuel. Many efficiency-focused gasoline... read more March 26, 2015 by 


 
Better Place visitor center [photo: Brian of London]

Tesla Navigation Update Echoes Better Place System Of 3 Years Ago

It was another typically hyperbolic statement from Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. A simple tweet on a Sunday afternoon claimed that Tesla was “About to end range anxiety... read more March 26, 2015 by 


 
Arenal volcano, Costa Rica, by Flickr user Adam Baker (Used under CC License)

What Country Powered Itself Entirely On Renewable Energy For 75 Days?

The idea of an electricity grid powered entirely by renewable energy may seem like a utopian dream, but one country has recently achieved it, albeit briefly. That would be... read more March 26, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Electric-Car Battery Costs Already Cheaper Than 2020 Predictions: Study

It's widely assumed that electric cars will never emerge into the mass market if buying them requires paying a significant premium over comparable internal-combustion models... read more March 26, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid teaser photo

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid To Launch At New York Auto Show

It took a bit longer than expected, but Toyota will launch a hybrid-electric version of its popular RAV4 compact crossover utility vehicle at next week's New York Auto Show... read more March 26, 2015 by 


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e Plug-In Hybrid SUV Arrives This Fall

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE may seem like a new model, but in fact it's the renamed sport-utility vehicle we used to know as the ML-Class. And the company has released details... read more March 25, 2015 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf (Euro spec)  -  Driven, Portland OR, July 2014

2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid, VW Solid-State Batteries, Natural Gas Growth: Today's Car News

Today we look at the powertrain of the upcoming 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, Volkswagen's interest in solid-state batteries for electric cars, and why natural gas is... read more March 25, 2015 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Limited Edition

VW To Decide On QuantumScape Solid-State Battery Technology By Summer

Volkswagen will soon decide whether to pursue an entirely new type of battery technology for its future electric cars. The German carmaker has acquired a small stake in... read more March 25, 2015 by 


 
 

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