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Renewable Energy Doing So Well That Subsidies Could End: Energy Secretary Moniz

Renewable Energy Doing So Well That Subsidies Could End: Energy Secretary Moniz

Government subsidies have been an important lifeline for renewable energy, helping to make different technologies viable even when costs are not in their favor. But at what point will the industry be competitive enough with fossil fuels that subsidies will no longer be necessary? It's possible that...

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

BMW i3 REx Electric Car: 'Coding' Unlocks Features Owners Want (And May Void Warranty)

The BMW i3 REx model is an unusual beast, the sole example to date of a car built specifically to comply with California regulations that define it as a zero-emission... read more August 28, 2015 by 


 
2013 Wheego LiFe electric car   [photo:Jen Danzinger]

Wheego Electric Cars Fade From Market; China Is The Future, Company Says

With hundreds of thousands of plug-in electric cars from established automakers (and Tesla) on North American roads, most earlier startup carmakers have now largely faded... read more August 28, 2015 by 


 
Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3

3000-HP Venturi Electric Car At Bonneville: Land Speed Record In One Class, Prior Title Still Stands (UPDATED)

With its new "Ludicrous" mode, the Tesla Model S P85D can do 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. But it's not the fastest electric car around, not by a long shot. In 2010, the... read more August 28, 2015 by 


 
Teaser for Honda BR-V prototype debuting at 2015 Indonesian Auto Show

More Tesla Praise, Honda Forbidden Fruit, LG Chem Futures: Today's Car News

Today, we take a break from the plethora of stories about hydrogen fueling stations and go back to a perennial reader favorite, the Tesla Model S--which has earned more good... read more August 27, 2015 by 


 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D - 'Chiseled by man and nature'  [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla Model S P85D Lauded By Consumer Reports, 'Breaks' Rating System

The Tesla Model S P85D, the highest-performance and most expensive version of the all-electric luxury sedan, has earned even more plaudits and compliments from Consumer... read more August 27, 2015 by 


 
Battery pack assembly for 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car at GM's Brownstown, Michigan, plant

LG Chem To Become World's Biggest Electric-Car Battery Supplier? Could Be, Report Says

Three major companies compete today to supply the lithium-ion cells that make up the bulk of today's electric-car battery market. Panasonic sells primarily to Tesla Motors... read more August 27, 2015 by 


 
Honda BR-V prototype, 2015 Indonesian Auto Show

Honda BR-V: Smallest SUV Yet, But Not For North America: Forbidden Fruit

The Honda Pilot is the Japanese carmaker's largest crossover, and the only one currently sold in the U.S. with seven seats. But Honda recently unveiled something with a same... read more August 27, 2015 by 


 
ZF E-Mobility Test Vehicle  -  Germany, 2015

Supplier ZF: Intriguing EV Ideas, But No Plans To Get In The Battery Business

The supplier ZF has designed and engineered a city-sized EV. Yet it has no plans to build such a model; the one-off prototype is just a means for the German supplier, touting... read more August 27, 2015 by 


 
2015 Porsche Panamera

'Fueling' Costs, Hydrogen Station Reliability, Luxury Plug-In Hybrids:Today's Car News

Today, we compare the costs of gas stations, hydrogen fueling stations, and electric-car charging stations, an analyst criticizes luxury plug-in hybrids, and a station... read more August 26, 2015 by 


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid

Luxury Plug-In Hybrids May Be A Mistake, Says German Industry Analyst

The established German luxury carmakers are showing considerable enthusiasm for plug-in hybrids. Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche all have at least one plug-in hybrid in... read more August 26, 2015 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, 2016 Toyota Mirai at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

Gas, Electricity, Hydrogen: How Many Cars Can 'Fuel' And What Will It Cost?

Gas stations are ubiquitous across the world, many with diesel pumps as well, to fuel the more than 1 billion vehicles now roaming the surface of our planet. As regulators... read more August 26, 2015 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf

Electric-Car Driver To Plant Trees In 48 States On Cross-Country Trip

Despite its name, National Drive Electric Week is actually an international awareness event for plug-in electric cars. And in concert with this year's event, one driver is... read more August 26, 2015 by 


 
Cal State L.A. Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility

Hydrogen Fueling Station Reliability: 'An Issue For Some Time' To Come

The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell crossover became available for lease in California last year; it will soon be followed by the 2016 Toyota Mirai, and then a Honda model... read more August 26, 2015 by 


 
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

Tesla Model S Distance Record, Jaguar 'EV-Type,' Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Update: Today's Car News

Today, Norwegian drivers cover 450 miles in a Tesla Model S on just one charge, a possible electric crossover from Jaguar, and an update on the U.S. arrival time for the... read more August 25, 2015 by 


 
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage, Quebec City, Sep 2013

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage To Get Updates After Skipping 2016 Model Year

The Mitsubishi Mirage minicar has been an unexpected success for the U.S. arm of what's usually described as "struggling Japanese automaker Mitsubishi." Sales volume after... read more August 25, 2015 by 


 
 

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