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California Hands Loss To Tesla In Proposed ZEV Credit Changes

California Hands Loss To Tesla In Proposed ZEV Credit Changes

It was one of the thorniest issues facing the powerful California Air Resource Board: Did the ability to swap electric-car battery packs qualify for "fast fueling" incentives meant to prod carmakers to build zero-emission vehicles that could add 300 miles of range in no more time than filling the... read more

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2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

2014 BMW i3 Electric Car: Why California Set Range Requirements, Engine Limits

The 2014 BMW i3 electric car, which we drove last week, is generating intense interest among both plug-in proponents and BMW fans. Among other things, it's the first car in... read more October 23, 2013 by 


 
2013 Ford Focus Electric

Do Nissan, Tesla Sales Mean Other Makers Don't Need Electric Cars?

You can break down car companies into three groups, depending on their electric-car activities. The leaders are Nissan, General Motors, BMW, and upstart Tesla, all of whom... read more September 3, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Supercharger fast-charging system for electric cars

Why Tesla Launched Battery Swapping; Is It Now In Danger?

Tesla Motors has surprised a lot of skeptics in its decade of existence. But last month's announcement of battery swapping for Model S cars traveling long distances deserves... read more July 16, 2013 by  27


 
Electric cars at charging stations and Tesla SuperCharger stations in Gilroy, CA [photo: Jack Brown]

Green Car Glossary: Vehicles, Drivetrains, Emissions, Fuels, Energy

As gasoline prices go up, acronyms like EREV, CNG, and MPGe are becoming more and more common. Ever wonder what they all mean? Here's your chance to enter a veritable... read more June 25, 2013 by  24


 
Mary Nichols, chief, California Air Resources Board

CA Air Board Head To Carmakers On ZEV Rules: Back Off, Boys

California is the largest single market for new vehicles in the United States: more than 1.5 million vehicles are sold each year. So when state officials speak, the auto... read more April 18, 2013 by  8


 
2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid

CA Drivers Want Carpool-Lane Access, Honda Gives It To Them (But There's A Catch)

Say "carpool lane" or "HOV Access" or "white sticker" or "green sticker," and most California commuters will begin to drool uncontrollably. The ability to drive in relatively... read more March 21, 2013 by  9


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012

CA Will Stay The Course On Electric-Car Sales Requirements

Unless you follow green cars fairly closely--or perhaps live in California--you may not know that the Golden State now requires the sale of certain number of battery electric... read more January 31, 2013 by  11


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric, New York City, April 2012

Ford Focus Electric A Compliance Car? Ford Swears It's Not

There are two kinds of electric cars on sale in the U.S. these days. The first kind--the ones you should pay attention to--are the volume electric cars. Their makers want to... read more November 6, 2012 by  26


 
2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid

2013 Ford C-Max Energi, Fusion Energi Join California HOV Lane

Californians wanting to gain single-occupancy access to the state’s high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes now have twice as many eligible cars to choose from when buying... read more October 24, 2012 by  7


 
2012 Nissan Leaf 4-door HB SL Headlight

Californians: Here Are Your Clean Vehicle Choices!

Few states in the U.S. can match California’s generosity when it comes to clean vehicle rebate programs. In fact, back in September, the California Air Resources Board... read more October 17, 2012 by  4


 
2014 Tesla Model X all-electric crossover with 'Falcon Doors' open

Tesla Gets $10 Million Of California Cash To Build Model X Crossover

Yesterday, the California Energy Commission approved a $10 million grant to Tesla Motors which it said would help the electric automaker prepare for the launch of its second... read more October 11, 2012 by  5


 
Tesla Roadster final assembly, Menlo Park, California, April 2009

How To Make Money On Electric Cars: Sell Green Credits (To Other Carmakers)

Most brand-new auto technologies are, at best, a breakeven proposition in their early years. Toyota is thought to have lost money on every Prius hybrid it sold for several... read more June 4, 2012 by  6


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In To Join Chevy Volt In CA HOV Lanes

California's high-occupancy vehicle lanes, which emptied out last July as 85,000 hybrids lost their access, are about to start admitting more cars. This week, Chevy dealers... read more February 28, 2012 by  3


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

HOV-Lane Eligible Chevy Volts On Sale In California Next Week

Earlier today,General Motors confirmed that it has restarted production of the 2012 Chevrolet Volt at its Detroit Hamtramck facility. In addition, the automaker has confirmed... read more February 24, 2012 by  2


 
Arizona

Arizona Dumps Stricter CA Emissions Standards Over Electric-Car Rules

California has always led the nation in mandating reduction of tailpipe emissions and development of low- and zero-emission vehicles. For several years now, states have had... read more January 12, 2012 by  10


 
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