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California Hands Loss To Tesla In Proposed ZEV Credit Changes

California Hands Loss To Tesla In Proposed ZEV Credit Changes

It was one of the thorniest issues facing the powerful California Air Resource Board: Did the ability to swap electric-car battery packs qualify for "fast fueling" incentives meant to prod carmakers to build zero-emission vehicles that could add 300 miles of range in no more time than filling the... read more

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2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

2014 BMW i3 Range Extender: No White CA Carpool-Lane Sticker, Here's Why

Incentives help drive the purchase of plug-in electric cars, which remain unfamiliar and expensive to many first-time buyers. But a recent article on The Street may have... read more January 16, 2014 by 


 
GM E85 presentation

Ethanol A Victim Of Change As Gasoline Sales Have Flatlined?

Eight years ago, ethanol was going to let the U.S. grow its own vehicle fuel, reduce its use of gasoline made from imported oil, and boost energy security. How much have you... read more December 11, 2013 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Next Toyota Prius Plug-In To Have 10 Miles Of Electric Range: Here's Why

You never know what you may find if you read through public comments on government proposals. That's how we found a broad hint that the next version of the Toyota Prius... read more November 10, 2013 by 


 
Power station - Image by Flickr user MacJewell, used under Creative Commons license

Blood And Gore: Coal Is Becoming A Stranded Asset

In case you hadn't noticed, it's Halloween. So how could we not comment on an article whose byline reads Gore and Blood? Their topic may be slightly esoteric, but it has big... read more October 31, 2013 by 


 
2014 Nissan NV200 Taxi, New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow

NYC 'Taxi Of Tomorrow' Rule Deemed Unlawful; Fatal Blow?

The power to contract and compel medallion owners to purchase the Nissan NV200 from Nissan for 10 years does not exist in the City Charter. And with that sentence, Manhattan... read more October 9, 2013 by 


 
Power plant

The Next Big Emissions Battle Is Not Cars; It's About Coal

The rules for vehicle gas mileage are pretty much locked down from now through 2025. The math is complicated, but vehicles in 2025 will have to reach a fleet-wide average of... read more October 8, 2013 by 


 
2014 BMW i3, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Why German Elections Affect Your Next Audi, BMW, Or Mercedes

The results of German national elections don't get much news coverage in the U.S. But the re-election of Angela Merkel as chancellor on September 22 could prove to have an... read more October 3, 2013 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf, Nashville area test drive, April 2013

U.S.-Made 2013 Nissan Leaf Has Only 15 Percent Local Content; Here's Why

The 2013 Nissan Leaf electric car is assembled in Smyrna, Tennessee, for North American sales. In fact, Nissan got a low-interest loan for $1.6 billion from the U.S... read more September 30, 2013 by 


 
Lyft car with trademark pink mustache (via Wikimedia)

California Figures Out Regulation For Ridesharing Apps

If you really want to go green, why not get rid of your car? That's the logic behind ridesharing and carsharing services. In theory, they provide all of the convenience of a... read more September 24, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Store  -  Portland OR

California Car Dealers Slam Tesla For Website Pricing Tricks

State and national auto-dealer groups have been battling Tesla Motors for four years now. The dealers want to stop Tesla from selling its electric cars directly to buyers... read more September 24, 2013 by 


 
Two BNSF locomotives hauling coal trains meet near Wichita Falls, Texas

Is The Writing On The Wall For U.S. Coal?

What will power your plug-in car in a few years? If new EPA regulations go into effect, it may not be coal. Next week, the EPA is expected to set limits on greenhouse gas... read more September 16, 2013 by 


 
2013 Audi TDI range

Audi Urges Diesel-Friendly Regulations, Holds DC Diesel Rally

Diesel vehicles can be far more fuel-efficient than gasoline cars, but Audi feels its TDI diesel models are being treated unfairly by Federal and state lawmakers. Last week... read more September 6, 2013 by 


 
2013 Ford Focus Electric

Do Nissan, Tesla Sales Mean Other Makers Don't Need Electric Cars?

You can break down car companies into three groups, depending on their electric-car activities. The leaders are Nissan, General Motors, BMW, and upstart Tesla, all of whom... read more September 3, 2013 by 


 
Carpooling

North Carolina To Make Trip-Reduction 'Green' Laws Illegal

Oh, North Carolina: Are you cutting off your nose to spite your face? That's the impression at least some commentators have gained on learning of a state bill that will... read more August 16, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Model X

Tesla Takes The Lead On Dumping Door Mirrors For Video Cameras

The rear-view mirror has now been with us exactly 100 years, having first been introduced in 1914, and it hasn't changed much in all that time. It's a small area of mirrored... read more August 12, 2013 by  39


 
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