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Climate resistance grows; more states ally to flout Trump, commit to Paris accord (updated)

Climate resistance grows; more states ally to flout Trump, commit to Paris accord (updated)

Thirteen states, at least 80 mayors, and more than 100 businesses will task themselves to meet ambitious climate-change goals—with or without federal participation. The newly formed United States Climate Alliance—which so far has support from more than a dozen states including New York... read more

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Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

How Paris will ban the dirtiest diesels: color-coded stickers

Yesterday, analyses of the air in several parts of France showed it contained high levels of ultrafine particles emitted by road vehicles. Among the guiltiest culprits were... read more January 24, 2017 by


 
Eiffel Tower in Paris, France (photo by Rijin, via Wikimedia Commons)

Paris weekday ban on pre-1997 cars takes effect, historic cars excepted

Beginning this week, drivers will not be able to take older cars into the center of Paris on weekdays. The ban encompasses most cars made before 1997 and motorcycles made... read more July 5, 2016 by


 
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Pre-1997 cars forbidden in central Paris to cut emissions

A fairly direct way to eliminate air pollution from car exhaust emissions is to simply get rid of the cars themselves. Next month, Paris officials will attempt to do just... read more June 2, 2016 by


 
Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

In Paris, cars compete with other transit modes (and often lose)

In cities across the world, many governments are promoting electric cars as a way to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality. But electric cars aren't the only option... read more May 17, 2016 by


 
French startup Carwatt converts Renault Trafic diesel van to electric power [Carwatt, Fabien Berger]

Use Old Electric-Car Batteries To Electrify Used Vans, Carwatt Suggests (Video)

It's a frequent question about electric cars: What happens to the battery packs after they reach the limit of their automotive life? The usual answer is that they'll have a... read more December 3, 2015 by


 
Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

Half Of All Cars Banned From Paris Roads Over Smog; Electric Cars Exempt

Hazardous levels of pollution have caused authorities in Paris to enact its first car ban since 1997. The French capital will ban all vehicles on alternate odd and even... read more March 17, 2014 by


 
Citroen DS

France To Ban Classic Cars From Capital To Clean The Air

For some, the image of a classic Citroën DS passing along the Champs-Élysées couldn't be much more French if a man in a stripy top and beret walked past... read more November 14, 2012 by 5


 
Bolloré BlueCar electric car used for Autolib' car-sharing service in Paris, September 2012

Bollore Bluecar: Sharing Paris's Most Popular Electric Car

The most popular electric car in Paris is not what you think. It's not the Nissan Leaf, or the Mitsubishi i-MiEV (or its Citroen C-Zero or Peugeot i-On siblings). It's a... read more October 2, 2012 by 0


 
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Can Electric Car-Sharing Promote Social Mobility? Discuss

In the developed world, we often think of ourselves as living in a classless society. But in fact, huge disparities still exist between the haves and the have-nots. Can... read more September 7, 2012 by 2


 
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Pininfarina BlueCar Makes Debut In Paris Rental Scheme

Whether electric cars are suitable for the wider market yet is still a topic undergoing heated debate, but several companies have found a use to which they're very much... read more October 3, 2011 by 0


 
Eiffel Tower and green cars

Electric Cars To Help 2050 Europe Goal Of Zero-Emissions Cities

When looked at in pure dollars and cents, there are many cases in which electric cars don't yet provide a payback. But other forces will boost their chances of adoption... read more March 25, 2011 by 1


 
2011 Mazda2 exterior and detail

Most Popular Posts of 2010: Mazda2, Prius Crashes, Leaf, Volt, and Other EVs

We love looking back to see what's been popular over the course of a full year. And 2010 was definitely chock-full of green car news. Our 10 most popular posts this year are... read more December 30, 2010 by 0


 
Eiffel Tower and green cars

Paris To Test Banning Gas-Guzzlers (Yes, SUVs!) In City Core

Why are many European carmakers now planning to build electric vehicles? Because many European cities are widely expected to ban high-emissions vehicles from their city cores... read more December 28, 2010 by 27


 
2012 Ford Grand C-Max

Paris Motor Show: Ford Confirms C-Max Hybrid And Plug-In Minivans

Since launching the Ford Escape Hybrid in 2004, Ford has confined sales of its hybrid-electric vehicles to North America. But that's about to change. In European markets... read more September 30, 2010 by 0


 
2010 Jaguar C-X75 Concept, released at 2010 Paris Motor Show

Paris Motor Show: Jaguar C-X75 Turbine-Electric Supercar Concept!

We don't use exclamation points all that often, but once in a while it's justified. In this case, the Jaguar C-X75 Concept supercar just unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show... read more September 29, 2010 by 0


 

 
 

 
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