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Electric cars now 5 percent of California new-car sales: report

Electric cars now 5 percent of California new-car sales: report

California continues to lead the country in adoption rates for cars that plug in, both battery-electric and plug-in hybrid models. The state offers numerous local and statewide incentives, and many utility companies reward customers for choosing an electric car over a fossil-fuel powered vehicle... read more

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2017 Renault Kangoo ZE           [photo: Yannick Brossard for Renault]

Renault Kangoo ZE small electric van now on sale with longer range

French automaker Renault has given its small light commercial electric vehicle a handful of upgrades, including a significantly longer battery range. The Renault Kangoo ZE is... read more June 29, 2017 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

When will it be unacceptable to drive a car with a tailpipe? Poll results

No vehicle on earth is entirely free of emissions; even electric cars charged on renewable energy have emissions associated with their manufacturing. Those emissions... read more April 4, 2017 by


 
Toyota Mirai emissions-scrubbing billboard

Toyota Mirai billboards scrub nitrogen oxides while touting hydrogen fuel-cell sedan

If green cars can reduce emissions, why shouldn't their advertising do the same? That's the theory behind a series of billboards in relevant California markets that advertise... read more March 28, 2017 by


 
Nissan Sway Concept

California conundrum: 2018 Leaf, Bolt EV, or Mirai fuel-cell car?

California is very different from the rest of the United States. All by itself, it's the sixth largest economy in the world. One eighth of all Americans live there. It's home... read more March 24, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Which states follow California's emission and zero-emission vehicle rules?

California leads the nation in policies that promote reductions of carbon emissions from road vehicles. It is unique in having a federal waiver that allows it to set its own... read more March 7, 2017 by


 
U.S. hybrid vehicle market: total sales and market share, 2000-2016   [source: PIRA Energy Group]

Hybrid market share peaked in 2013, down since then

What's a "green car"? Is it a hybrid? A zero-emission vehicle? One that plugs in? Or just one that uses less fuel than other cars in its segment? It's a perpetual conundrum... read more January 23, 2017 by


 
Gas pump

When will you buy your last-ever gallon of gas? Poll results

Well, never let it be said that this site's readers don't practice what they preach. We asked our Twitter followers when they thought they would buy their very last gallon of... read more January 18, 2017 by


 
BMW Vision Next 100 concept

BMW marks 100th birthday with autonomous, zero-emission concept

BMW is now a century old. To celebrate, the brand has unveiled a concept car that emits nothing from its tailpipe and can drive itself. The automaker hasn't said just how the... read more March 9, 2016 by


 
Colorado River Discovery electric raft "Helios"

Now You Can Ride An All-Electric Raft Down The Colorado River

Highways and parking lots aren't the only places where you'll find electric vehicles these days. In fact, if you're planning to take a trip down the scenic Colorado River... read more January 17, 2016 by


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, 2016 Toyota Mirai at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

Tax Credit For Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicles Extended By Budget Deal

The recently-passed Congressional transportation-funding bill contained many positives for electric-car advocates. It included the renewal of a home-refueling tax credit that... read more January 6, 2016 by


 
West Coast mayors announce carbon reduction, EV consortium  -  Portland  -  December 2015

West Coast Mayors Form EV Consortium, Pledge Carbon Reductions

As world leaders met this past week in Paris to discuss carbon reductions on a global scale, mayors of four large West Coast cities—Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle... read more December 13, 2015 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt EV at Drive Electric Week event, Los Angeles [photo: Zan Dubin Scott]

Every New Car Emission-Free By 2050? 'ZEV Alliance' Plans To Make It So

As the United Nations COP21 climate-change talks continue in Paris, a group of local and national governments plans drastic reductions in vehicle emissions over the next 35... read more December 7, 2015 by


 
2016 Toyota Mirai

2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell Sedan: 312 Miles Of Range, 67 MPGe

The 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car will achieve just over 300 miles of range when it goes on sale in the U.S. later this year. EPA efficiency and range estimates... read more July 1, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S 85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Success Shows 'Weakness' Of CA Zero-Emission Rules, Company Says

California's zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) rules will become more stringent soon, extending to more carmakers and requiring more battery-electric or hydrogen fuel-cell cars to... read more June 19, 2015 by


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Why Next Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Is So Important: CA Laws

The 2015 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid has the lowest electric range of any plug-in vehicle sold in the United States: just 11 miles. It's also among the top-selling cars that... read more June 18, 2015 by


 

 
 

 
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