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Nine New Projects Announced For Clean Vehicles In National Parks

Nine New Projects Announced For Clean Vehicles In National Parks

If you're planning a summer vacation to a U.S. national park this summer, you may start to see a few changes when you get there. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Clean Cities program and the National Park Service (NPS) recently announced nine new projects to deploy green vehicles within nine... read more

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Obama Tells EPA To Set Next Heavy-Duty Truck Fuel-Efficiency Rule

Not all U.S. vehicles that burn gasoline or diesel fuel are passenger car and light trucks. Medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks make up a small percentage of the traffic... read more February 20, 2014 by 


 
Tata Nexon concept [Photo courtesy of MotorBeam].

India Sets Fuel-Economy Rules; Could They Stem Rise Of SUVs?

India is the latest country to set stiff fuel-economy standards for new cars and light trucks. The Indian government has mandated a 14-percent increase in gas mileage... read more February 18, 2014 by 


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

China To Extend Electric-Vehicle Subsidies Beyond 2015 Expiration Date

China plans to continue its electric-car subsidies as part of a continuing effort to jump-start plug-in sales, which so far have been minimal, and reduce air pollution. The... read more February 13, 2014 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf electric car tested as taxi in New York City, April 2013

NYC Issues Roadmap For Electrifying One Third Of Taxis By 2020

The electrification of New York City streets is continuing. In addition to passing legislation that will make 20 percent of new parking spaces electric-car ready, the city... read more January 17, 2014 by 


 
National Plug-In Day 2013: Nissan Leafs at Cupertino, CA [Photo by Corine van Deventer-Geljon]

Plug-In Electric Car Incentives Not Working? Report Slams 'Mainstream Market Bias'

"What if we're going about this the wrong way?" Federal, state, and local officials are working to encourage the adoption of plug-in electric cars, whose U.S. sales almost... read more January 8, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Roadster, Reva i, & Ford Th!nk electric cars parked at charging station in Oslo, Norway

Norway's Electric Cars: Already Too Popular?

Is it possible for electric cars to be too popular? Thanks to supportive government policies and relatively short average commuting distances, Norway has become the... read more January 2, 2014 by 


 
2012 Mitsubishi i electric car, New York City, August 2012

NYC Law To Make 20 Percent Of New Parking Spaces Electric-Car Ready

Soon, New York City's electric-car drivers will have an easier time finding a parking space. A new law will make 20 percent of the city's off-street parking charger-ready... read more December 11, 2013 by 


 
2012 Nissan Leaf in the autumn outside Ottawa, Ontario, Canada [photo: Ricardo Borba]

Grading Canada's Progress In Plug-In Electric Cars So Far

Modern electric cars went on sale three years ago, and now we're starting to see assessments of their progress from a variety of perspectives. Last year, WWF Canada (the... read more November 11, 2013 by 


 
Nissan Leaf electric car with eVgo quick charging station. [courtesy eVgo]

Eight States With Big ZEV Plans Meet With Automakers, Feds

Recently, the governors of eight states pledged to cooperate toward putting 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on their roads by 2025. Now, representatives of those eight... read more November 11, 2013 by 


 
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Will Quebec Join California, Oregon As Electric-Car Pioneers?

Today, California buys the largest number of plug-in electric cars by far of any North American state or province. But the many civic benefits of electric cars--from zero... read more November 7, 2013 by 


 
Polar Charging Post and Nissan Leaf

3.3 Million Zero-Emission Vehicles By 2025? Eight Governors Pledge Action

Last Thursday, the governors of eight [blue] states pledged to cooperate toward a goal of putting 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on their roads by 2025. The cooperative... read more October 28, 2013 by 


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

CA Governor Brown Signs Six Bills To Promote Plug-In Electric Cars

California Governor Jerry Brown marked National Plug-In Day by signing six bills to promote electric cars. The new laws created by these bills will enact or extend a variety... read more September 30, 2013 by 


 
Tel Aviv, Israel, free of traffic during Yom Kippur holiday [photo: Brian of London]

Surprise: Take Cars Off Roads, Air Gets Much, Much Clearer

It stands to reason: Take all vehicles off the roads, and the air will get cleaner. But now we can answer the question, "How much?" And it turns out that the answer is, "A... read more September 17, 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 


 
1931 Studebaker commemorating U.S. Route 66 in Arizona (via user Finetooth on Wikimedia)

Oh, By The Way? The Era Of The Private Car Is Over

As a reader of this blog -- a blog about cars -- chances are good that you own a car yourself. That's not unusual: today, many Americans depend on automobiles to get to work... read more March 18, 2013 by  19


 
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