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Jordan Wants To Boost Electric-Car Adoption; Solar Charging To Come

Jordan Wants To Boost Electric-Car Adoption; Solar Charging To Come

Jordan may soon join the list of countries that heavily promote electric cars. Located between Israel and Saudi Arabia, Jordan isn't generally thought of in connection with electric cars, but its government hopes to change that with a combination of incentives and infrastructure buildup. DON'T...

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2015 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost: Less Power On Regular Gas

Many carmakers are using smaller engines with turbochargers to try to boost fuel efficiency in new cars, but Ford has been among the most public in promoting the technology... read more January 9, 2015 by 


 
DC Fast-Charging Stations in Oregon and Washington states, January 2015 [map: PlugShare.com]

West Coast Electric Highway Serves Thousands Of Electric-Car Drivers

While the bulk of the battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars sold today have a range of less than 100 miles, that doesn't stop some owners from using them for longer trips... read more January 9, 2015 by 


 
2015 Honda Fit  -  First Drive

2015 Honda Fit Video Road Test

If you’re looking for a small hatchback that delivers both fuel economy and flexibility, only a handful of new cars come to mind. Add in top safety ratings, and your... read more January 9, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Motors gigafactory - size comparisons [source: EV Obsession]

The Tesla Gigafactory Is Big; Really, Really Big--This Big, In Fact

Photos can be deceptive, as any online-dating aficionado will tell you. So it's hard to tell from photographs just how large the lithium-ion cell gigafactory in Nevada that's... read more January 9, 2015 by 


 
2015 Detroit Electric SP:01

Detroit Electric SP:01 Sports Car: Final Design Announced

Starting a new company is always somewhat difficult, but that’s particularly true in the car business. Even when the new company shares its name with one of the... read more January 8, 2015 by 


 
Barack Obama speaking Detroit Economic Club

Obama: Buy A Fuel-Efficient Car, Gas Won't Stay Cheap Forever

Low gas prices typically make fuel-efficient cars less attractive to consumers, and right now prices are very low indeed. Yet President Barack Obama hopes U.S. car buyers... read more January 8, 2015 by 


 
Nissan Leaf at eVgo Freedom Station Daly City, California

Tesla Gigafactory Construction, CA Fossil-Fuel Cut, Gas-Engine Efficiency: Today's Car News

Today we've got photos of activity at the Tesla Motors "gigafactory" site in Nevada, California's goal of cutting petroleum use in half by 2030, and a prediction of the... read more January 7, 2015 by 


 
Solaris Urbino 24 Electric concept

80-Foot Long Electric Bus Concept From Poland: Uses Fuel Cells Too

Aggressive promotion by carmakers is slowly getting the public used to the idea of electric vehicles, but probably not ones like this. This massive plug-in electric bus... read more January 7, 2015 by 


 
BMW turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine

Conventional Gasoline Engines A Minority In 2 Years? Not So Fast...

Progress must be coming at a much faster pace than we thought: Conventional gasoline engines will power only a minority of the new cars sold just two years hence, according... read more January 7, 2015 by 


 
China

Limits On Rare-Earth Metals To End After China Loses Global Trade Case

With smartphones now an inescapable part of modern life, rare-earth metals have become a vital commodity. They've also become important to the auto industry for use in the... read more January 7, 2015 by 


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

California Goal: Cut Petroleum Use For Cars In Half By 2030

California already leads the nation in policies advocating zero-emission vehicles. It's home to more electric cars than any other state, and its environmental regulations are... read more January 7, 2015 by 


 
Tesla battery gigafactory site, outside Reno, Nevada, Jan 6, 2015  [photo: Bob Tregilus]

Tesla Gigafactory For Electric-Car Batteries: Site Work Continues (Photos)

Last September, Nevada governor Brian Sandoval signed a bill granting various tax breaks and incentives to Tesla Motors for construction of its massive battery "gigafactory"... read more January 7, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel Natural Gas

Toyota Fuel-Cell Patents, Female Tesla Model X Buyers, Natural-Gas Car Sales: Today's Car News

Today's news is all about expectations. Toyota expects licensing its fuel-cell patents for free to help jump-start a hydrogen-car industry, a new report expects women to be... read more January 6, 2015 by 


 
'MPGe explained' video screencap

What Is MPGe Anyway? What Is Efficiency For Electric Cars?

Electric cars don't use "fuel" as such, but you'll still find fuel-economy ratings on their window stickers. Those MPGe figures have mystified many potential plug-in electric... read more January 6, 2015 by 


 
Clean Energy Fuels natural gas refueling station Long Beach, California.

Natural-Gas Vehicle Sales Globally Won't Quite Double In 10 Years: Analyst

Cars running on natural gas have been around for decades now, and presently represent 2 to 3 percent of global auto production. Their tailpipe emissions are much cleaner than... read more January 6, 2015 by 


 
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