EPA Power Plant Carbon Regulations Late, Hostile Congress Likely To Fight Them

EPA Power Plant Carbon Regulations Late, Hostile Congress Likely To Fight Them

The EPA regulations limiting the amount of carbon that can be emitted by existing powerplants may be the most crucial step forward in environmental policy made by the eight-year Obama Administration. But those regulations will apparently be late in arriving for public comment--and they face a... read more

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2013 Chevrolet Volt in Venice, California [photo: Chris Williams]

Tesla And Republicans, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Electric-Car Ownership Rates: Today's Car News

Today we've got an examination of whether Republican legislators are really behind the Tesla Motors sales bans in multiple states, details on the new Hyundai Sonata Hybrid... read more December 17, 2014 by 

2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec 4Matic

Electric-Car Study Controversy, Diesel Ownership Costs, Tesla P85D Drag Race: Today's Car News

Today we've got a study that--despite headlines to the contrary--doesn't say "electric cars aren't green," a comparison of diesel and gasoline-car ownership costs, and video... read more December 16, 2014 by 


Milan Pays Drivers To Leave Cars At Home, Take Public Transit

Traffic often finds its own balance: Cars will flow onto less-crowded roads, while drivers will avoid congested routes or--to some degree--change their driving habits and... read more December 16, 2014 by 

2015 Lexus LS 600h L

Electric-Car Sales, Impact Of Hybrids, Lexus Watches Tesla: Today's Car News

Today we've got stories on how gas prices could affect electric-car sales, how hybrids could be better for cutting carbon emissions than hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, and how... read more December 15, 2014 by 

Wind farm, by Flickr user Patrick Finnegan (Used under CC License)

How A Small German Town Became A Renewable Energy Miracle

Renewable energy is attractive to many not just for its environmental benefits, but because it means independence from electrical utilities. Now, one small town in Germany... read more December 15, 2014 by 

2014 Tesla Model S owned by Tom + Jeff of Palm Springs, California

Small SUV Drives, Tesla Love Letter, Why Electric Cars Succeed: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Which two small SUVs were the subject of our drive reports this week? And what prompted one Tesla owner to write an unqualified love letter about his new car? This is our... read more December 14, 2014 by 

2014 BMW i3 REx owned by Tom Moloughney

2016 Audi Q7 Plug-In Hybrid, BMW Charging Blitz, 2015 Chevy Trax First Drive: Today's Car News

Wrapping up the week, we've got details on the 2016 Audi Q7 e-tron diesel plug-in hybrid, a report on BMW's upcoming charging infrastructure plans, and a first drive of the... read more December 12, 2014 by 

2015 Nissan Leaf

Nissan CEO On Electric-Car Perks, Honda 'Green Dealer Guide,' Chrysler Turbo V-6: Today's Car News

Today we've got Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn promoting electric cars, Honda promoting more efficient dealerships, and Chrysler possibly boosting the efficiency of its... read more December 11, 2014 by 

2015 Honda Fit  -  First Drive

New Honda 'Green Dealer Guide' Spells Out Energy Efficiency For Dealership Buildings

As global attention increasingly focuses on all facets of sustainability, more attention is being paid to the infrastructure that manufactures and sells cars and trucks... read more December 11, 2014 by 

2013 Tesla Model S on ferry to Horseshoe Bay, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]

Electric-Car Road Trip Tips, 2015 Honda CR-V Gas Mileage Tesla Model X Towing: Today's Car News

We've got some vacation-relevant stories today, including some advice for those planning electric-car road trips, and news that the Tesla Model X will be available with a tow... read more December 10, 2014 by 

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Specs, Passion Of The Tesla, V2G Perks: Today's Car News

Today we've got specs on the 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid SUV, a paean from a very dedicated Tesla Model S owner, and a new study supporting the concept of using... read more December 9, 2014 by 

2015 Toyota Prius C

Hybrids Vs Electric Cars, 2016 Toyota Mirai Impact, BMW i3 Flexible Mobility Program: Today's Car News

We're back from the weekend with a report on the possibility of hybrids being supplanted by battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars, confident predictions of the impact of... read more December 8, 2014 by 

2016 Chevrolet Volt sneak peak for owners, Los Angeles, Nov 2014

Tesla Teaches Dealers, 2016 Volt Update, Gas Prices Fall: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Which new small car did we drive this week? And what unexpected health benefit might there be to owning an electric car? This is our video look back at the Week In... read more December 6, 2014 by 

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

2016 Toyota Mirai A Money Loser, 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Recalled, German Electric Car Incentives: Today's Car News

We've got a little bit of everything today, including a report on how much money the 2016 Toyota Mirai fuel-cell sedan may lose, a recall of the 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost... read more December 5, 2014 by 

Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

Tesla Customer Satisfaction, Toyota Prius Owner Loyalty, CA Electric-Car Sales: Today's Car News

Today's news is all about buyer enthusiasm for green cars. The Tesla Model S tops the annual Consumer Reports customer satisfaction index, owner loyalty is expected to keep... read more December 4, 2014 by 


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