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Why Oil State Texas Turns Out To Be Friendly To Electric Cars

Why Oil State Texas Turns Out To Be Friendly To Electric Cars

As the land of big pickup trucks and Big Oil, Texas would hardly seem like the kind of place where electric cars could thrive. Yet the Lone Star State is one of the friendliest for plug-in cars which, according to a recent Navigant Research post, have a powerful ally there: utility companies. There... read more

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Traffic in China

China In 2050: 350 Million Vehicles, Many Electric Cars...And Gasoline Exports?

The big unknown in global efforts to reduce carbon emissions is China. It is industrializing at a rapid pace, and a burgeoning middle class has savings galore to spend on its... read more May 2, 2011 by  2

Energy classroom, courtesy of USACE Europe District

Things We Read, And Like: 'Why We Need Energy Literacy'

Many readers on this site are concerned with miles per gallon, or how much fuel their car uses. And while any site called Green Car Reports is bound to have an environmental... read more December 30, 2010 by  3

Rabobank EV charging

Your Ultimate Guide To Electric Car Charging Etiquette

The end of 2010 is fast approaching and that means in a few short months we’ll see the launch of several different plug-in vehicles. But as the 2011 Nissan Leaf, 2011... read more October 13, 2010 by  8

Jhomonsugi, the oldest tree on Yakushima Island, Japan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

2011 Nissan Leaf Tested On An Island Amongst The Trees

We love cars here at AllCarsElectric, but sometimes there's nothing better than heading out of the cities and away from civilization to enjoy all that nature has to offer... read more October 6, 2010 by  5

2011 Nissan Leaf

What Comes First, The Car Or The Charger? Portland, Oregon Answers

Are electric cars being held back by a lack of convenient charging points? Or do more electric cars need to be produced in order for a demand for electric vehicle charging... read more August 9, 2010 by  4

General Electric GE WattStation charging

Charging Infrastructure Not Prerequisite For Electric Car Success

What exactly is needed for electric cars to become mainstream?  It's a question the auto industry has been asking time and time again over the past few years. Over time, the... read more August 5, 2010 by  4

How Green Is My Plug-In, illustration by Holly Lindem

Electric Vehicles: As Clean As The Grid Powering Them

Electric vehicles are zero emissions, right? That's a rhetorical question. As I'm sure most of you are aware, that statement is only correct up to a point. Most electric... read more July 21, 2010 by  11

Rabobank EV charging

Rabobank, SolarCity Switch On Chargers Along Highway 101, CA

California's Highway 1, otherwise known as the Pacific Coast Highway is one of the world's most famous roads and one we should all drive at some point in our lives. Some 400... read more July 15, 2010 by  3

Nissan LEAF Charging Port

Japanese Firm Lets EVs Refill Faster Than a Gas Car

What can you do in three minutes? Boil a egg? Buy a Coffee? Check your Mail? Visit the bathroom? Thanks to Japanese based JFE Engineering, you can now add half-charging your... read more July 5, 2010 by  24

Wind-Turbine Powered Highway Lights, concept by TAK Studio

Could Passing Cars Power Wind-Turbine Highway Lights?

And now, for today's great green concept, we present: Overhead highway lights powered by wind turbines, which are spun by the air turbulence generated as cars and trucks whiz... read more February 12, 2010 by 

Public Charging Station for electric cars, courtesy Mitsubishi Motors

Early EVs Won't Need Many Public Charge Points, Says NYC

New York City often startles people, and it stayed true to form in a recent analysis done by McKinsey & Company for the city's PlaNYC planning group, "Exploring Electric... read more January 21, 2010 by 

Ford Focus EV

Jay Leno Debuts New 2012 Ford Focus EV Racer, Conferees Drive Old One

Attendees excitedly swarmed around a prototype of the all-electric 2012 Ford Focus EV at an October conference held on Microsoft's Redmond campus, outside Seattle... read more November 22, 2009 by  3

GM E85 presentation

Flex-Fuel Future: Cars Are Coming, But Where's the Fuel?

We don't hear so much about ethanol these days, now that gasoline is back down to $2.50 a gallon. But we still get e-mails, so here's a post to answer the question: What's... read more October 16, 2009 by  7

Toyota Camry Hybrid CNG concept car, shown at 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show

House: $150 Million for R&D, Natural-Gas Hybrids--But No Tax Credits

Less than two weeks after a bipartisan bill was introduced in the Senate to provide tax credits for buyers of natural-gas vehicles, or NGVs, the House has passed an entirely... read more July 22, 2009 by 

41Cent Gas Pump

Should Higher Gas Mileage Come With Higher Gas Taxes Too?

We do a mix of articles here at GreenCarReports, writing both about cars--green, and occasionally not so green--and some of the broader automotive issues that affect our... read more June 10, 2009 by  25


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