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California's '50/50/50 Challenge' To Cut Energy Use Radically By 2030

California's '50/50/50 Challenge' To Cut Energy Use Radically By 2030

Earlier this year, California Governor Jerry Brown proposed ambitious goals for dealing with climate change by drastically cutting fossil-fuel use in the state. In his inaugural address, the man once dubbed "Governor Moonbeam" by Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau called for the state to reduce... read more

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2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' plug-in hybrid, Spain, Feb 2015

Plug-In Hybrids OK For Smaller Makers To Meet CA Zero-Emission Vehicle Rules

California's Zero-Emission Vehicle sales rules have been a major reason the state's drivers can now choose among two dozen different plug-in electric vehicles on sale today... read more June 15, 2015 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius C

Toyota Prius C: Hybrid Subcompact Ultimate Guide (UPDATED)

There was a time when hybrid vehicles were expensive to buy, and the choice of vehicle type was limited. The 2015 Toyota Prius C is evidence that the options have expanded... read more June 15, 2015 by 


 
First 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell delivered to lessee at Tustin Hyundai, June 2014

Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Global Sales Below Target, Company Admits

The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell was launched outside the U.S. in 2013 as the first fuel-cell vehicle to be offered to the broader public in significant numbers. Roughly two... read more June 15, 2015 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

2016 Toyota Prius 'Coming Soon': 55-MPG Hybrid To Be Sportier

While Toyota remains coy about the launch date of its fourth-generation Prius hybrid, a company executive has confirmed that the car is coming "soon." Jim Lentz, CEO of... read more June 15, 2015 by 


 
1914 Detroit Electric car, owned by GE scientist Charles Steinmetz, Schenectady, NY, June 2011

Electric Car Drivers: Be Thankful You Didn't Recharge In 1900!

Charging an electric car today isn't necessarily quite as easy as pulling up to the gas pump in a gasoline or diesel model. Long charging times and sparse public charging... read more June 15, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Newburgh, New York, up and running - June 2015

Model X Due Date, Sonata Eco, Mercedes Plug-In Hybrid: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Which zero-emission vehicle is so powerful it actually broke the dyno it was being tested on? And, what's the electric range of the latest plug-in hybrid from Mercedes-Benz?... read more June 14, 2015 by 


 
G7 leaders in Krun, Germany. White House photo by Pete Souza.

Fossil Fuel Use Must Plummet By 2050, End By 2100: G7 Meeting

This past week, the Group of Seven (G7) world leaders met in Germany for the group's 41st annual summit. Needless to say, much was discussed, from the threat of international... read more June 13, 2015 by 


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz C 350e plug-in hybrid, San Francisco, March 2015

2016 Mercedes-Benz C350e Plug-In Hybrid: First Drive

While BMW leads the Germans with five different plug-in electric vehicles announced, Mercedes-Benz is close behind with three. A few months ago, we had the chance to drive... read more June 12, 2015 by 


 
2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e

BMW Electric SUV, Electric Motorcycle Road Trip, Best Green-Car Deals: Today's Car News

Today, we have a report of BMW building an electric SUV to compete with the Tesla Model X, an electric motorcycle road trip from Mexico to Canada, and the best deals on... read more June 12, 2015 by 


 
2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars For June 2015

It's a new month, and that means carmakers are rolling out their latest discounts and incentives on models they really want to push. Like any other new cars, hybrids... read more June 12, 2015 by 


 
Crossing the state line into Maryland on a recent electric-motorcycle road trip  [photo: Ben Rich]

Electric Motorcycle Ride From Mexico To Canada: My Summer Road Trip

Summertime is upon us: barbecues, beaches ... and electric-vehicle road trips! As electric cars and motorcycles gain popularity, more and more people can venture farther... read more June 12, 2015 by 


 
Gas pump

Agriculture Department To Spend $100 Million For E15 Ethanol 'Blender Pumps'

Ethanol has had something of a fall from grace over the last decade. Increasing amounts of ethanol must be blended into the U.S. gasoline supply to comply with the Renewable... read more June 12, 2015 by 


 
BMW vehicles in production at the Spartanburg, South Carolina plant

BMW To Build All-Electric Tesla Model X Competitor Too, In U.S.: Report

The upcoming Audi Q6 e-tron electric crossover could become a direct competitor for the Tesla Model X, but both vehicles may soon have another all-electric German utility... read more June 12, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Newburgh, New York, up and running - June 2015

Life With Tesla Model S: Local Supercharger Joys & Frustrations

As an early Tesla Model S owner, I’m accustomed to waiting. After putting down a $5,000 deposit in April 2009, I waited nearly four years to take delivery of the car... read more June 11, 2015 by 


 
2016 BMW 740e xDrive

Tesla Model S Supercharging, 2016 BMW 740e Plug-In Hybrid, 2015 VW e-Golf Impressions: Today's Car News

Today see why a convenient local Supercharger station gave one owner mixed emotions, learn about the 2016 BMW 740e xDrive plug-in hybrid, and find out what we think of the... read more June 11, 2015 by 


 

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