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Why California Pushes Hydrogen Compliance Cars Over Electric Ones

Why California Pushes Hydrogen Compliance Cars Over Electric Ones

We're starting to hear a lot about hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles from Hyundai, Toyota, and Honda--and we're going to hear a great deal more about them in the years to come. The first 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell was leased last month, and Toyota will bring its own hydrogen-powered vehicle into... read more

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

What Are The 10 Most Polluted U.S. Cities?

California may be a haven for plug-in electric cars, but it's also home to many of the most-polluted cities in the U.S. Of the 10 most polluted U.S. cities in the American... read more May 1, 2014 by 


 
Photo of Tesla Model S battery swapping versus 'fastest gas pump in LA' tweeted by Elon Musk

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... read more April 9, 2014 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

CA Electric-Car Incentive Update: Funds Run Out, Green Stickers Gone

Access to carpool lanes on California's legendarily crowded freeways is a big perk. So is getting a check in the mail that cuts the purchase cost. These incentives were... read more April 4, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 hits the race track

2014 BMW i3 Gets CA Carpool-Lane Access: Battery Only, So Far

As expected, the 2014 BMW i3 electric car has been awarded its "white sticker," the coveted permission to drive in High-Occupancy Vehicle lanes with only one occupant on... read more February 24, 2014 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Next Toyota Prius Plug-In To Have 10 Miles Of Electric Range: Here's Why

You never know what you may find if you read through public comments on government proposals. That's how we found a broad hint that the next version of the Toyota Prius... read more November 10, 2013 by 


 
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


 
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