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China's Electric-Car Future: Government Subsidies, Buyer Resistance

China's Electric-Car Future: Government Subsidies, Buyer Resistance

Over the last few years, China has experienced some of the highest city pollution concentrations anywhere on earth--with concentrations of pollutants climbing far past dangerous levels on official scales. Roughly a quarter of that is due to heavy traffic, and it's prompted legislation to clean up... read more

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1970s Los Angeles smog depicted in the Honda short film "Never Ending Race."

Honda Film: Controlling Air Pollution A 'Never-Ending Race'

The fight to improve air quality may not sound like fodder for a typical Hollywood blockbuster, but Honda has done its best to make the topic exciting. The latest short film... read more February 13, 2014 by 


 
Rush hour traffic in Washington, D.C. (photo by Flickr user haddensavix)

Car Emissions Hurt You More Than Electricity Generating: Here's Why

As an electric car owner, you're probably used to the accusatory look people give you when they inquire as to where your electricity comes from. The answer they're looking... read more February 12, 2014 by 


 
Beijing smog

Chinese Vehicle Sales Soar Past 20 Million, Smog Worse Than Ever

The number of vehicles on China's roads continues to grow--and so does the severity of the country's air pollution. China became the first nation to surpass 20 million... read more January 10, 2014 by 


 
Hamburg (Image: Flickr user LuxTonnerre, used under CC license)

Hamburg, Germany, Aims For Car-Less Streets In 20 Years

Urban centers are very different in the U.S. to those in Europe, its more recent history and greater expanses of space allowing wide, open and sprawling spaces to develop--a... read more January 9, 2014 by 


 
Oil field (Image: Flickr user johnny choura, used under CC license)

150 Years Of Carbon Emissions Can Be Traced To 90 Companies: Report

Industrialization has given the world some of its greatest inventions and unequivocally improved our lives, but it's also played a part in one of today's most pressing... read more January 7, 2014 by 


 
Beijing smog

U.S. Will Help China Draft Emission Standards, White House Says

It appears that China's latest emissions regulations will get some help from an unexpected place. At the end of vice president Joe Biden's recent trip to the country, the... read more December 9, 2013 by 


 
Beijing smog

Beijing Slashes Car Sales Quota By 40 Percent To Tackle Air Pollution

Beijing is taking a big step that it hopes will cut its notorious air pollution. China's capital will slash car-sales quotas by 40 percent next year, Reuters reports. Over... read more November 7, 2013 by 


 
Tel Aviv, Israel, free of traffic during Yom Kippur holiday [photo: Brian of London]

Surprise: Take Cars Off Roads, Air Gets Much, Much Clearer

It stands to reason: Take all vehicles off the roads, and the air will get cleaner. But now we can answer the question, "How much?" And it turns out that the answer is, "A... read more September 17, 2013 by 


 
China

China Takes Air Pollution More Seriously: $280 Billion Worth, Supposedly

We cover China's air pollution problems with depressing frequency on Green Car Reports, but the country's pollution problems have until now been far more than token schemes... read more July 29, 2013 by  6


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

Cars Are Getting Cleaner, Could Greener Roads Be Next?

It was the terrible smog of cities like Los Angeles in the 1970s that prompted a huge change in the efficiency and pollution controls of automobiles. Today, cars are many... read more July 19, 2013 by  5


 
Facelifted 2013 Renault Fluence electric sedan

Renault Study Shows Electric Cars Far Greener Than Gasoline--In France

With relatively few electric vehicles on the market, drawing direct comparisons with regular gasoline and diesel vehicles is surprisingly difficult--not many vehicles are... read more July 15, 2013 by  12


 
Clunkers

Colorado Dealers Target State's Worst-Polluting Cars For Buybacks

Last year, we reported on a scheme aimed at helping Colorado car owners get their dirtiest vehicles off the road. The Clear the Air Foundation and ReForest Colorado aimed to... read more June 19, 2013 by  3


 
Beijing smog

Smog-Choked Chinese City Bans Car Sales, Adds Lottery For Permits

China is fast becoming an air quality disaster zone. On several occasions over the past six months, smog levels in major cities have reached hazardous levels, requiring fast... read more June 19, 2013 by  5


 
Beijing Smog by Flickr user michaelhenley

Beijing Adds Pollution Tax To Fuel To Curb Huge Smog Problems

Smog-choked Chinese capital Beijing will be the first city in the country to introduce a new pollution tax. Following months of pollution far above safe levels, major Chinese... read more June 3, 2013 by  5


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Does The Tesla Model S Electric Car Pollute More Than An SUV?

Does the supposedly clean, green Tesla Model S really pollute more than a gas-guzzling Jeep Grand Cherokee sport-utility vehicle? That's what one analyst has claimed. In an... read more May 31, 2013 by  122


 
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