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BYD's Long Beach, CA, Electric-Bus Deal On Indefinite Hold Now

BYD's Long Beach, CA, Electric-Bus Deal On Indefinite Hold Now

Has California's dream of zero-emission electric transit buses turned into something more akin to a nightmare? A deal under which the city of Long Beach would buy 15 electric transit buses from the Chinese automaker has fallen apart, according to ChargedEVs. The city and BYD agreed to terminate the... read more

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Green HOV-Lane Sticker

CA Carpool-Lane Stickers For Plug-In Hybrids Run Out By May--Or Sooner

One of the major incentives for buying a plug-in electric car in California is the coveted sticker allowing single-occupant travel in the carpool lanes on the state's crowded... read more February 27, 2014 by 


 
Tshering Tobgay, prime minister of Bhutan, with Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn and Nissan Leaf electric car

Nissan To Work With Bhutan Toward 'Electric-Car Nation' Goal

The small Asian nation of Bhutan has a very big goal: It hopes to convert the country's vehicles to almost all electric power. Today, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and... read more February 21, 2014 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 


 
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 


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

Are You A Zero-Car Family? You're Not Alone--It's Popular These Days

If you really want to reduce emissions or conserve energy, get rid of your car. It may sound extreme, but an increasing number of Americans are doing just that. The number of... read more October 9, 2013 by 


 
Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid prototype in London, U.K.

U.K. Goal: Consign Gasoline, Diesel Cars 'To History' By 2050

UK government proposals could extend current tax benefits for electric cars to the end of the decade, with further plans for a full market of ultra-low emission vehicles by... read more September 4, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Does The Tesla Model S Electric Car Pollute More Than An SUV?

Does the supposedly clean, green Tesla Model S really pollute more than a gas-guzzling Jeep Grand Cherokee sport-utility vehicle? That's what one analyst has claimed. In an... read more May 31, 2013 by  122


 
Carpool ad, 1940s: U.S. Office for Emergency Management, War Production Board

CA: Electric Cars Get Carpool-Lane Access Til 2020, Plug-In Hybrids Til 2018?

Owners of electric cars and plug-in hybrids enjoy plenty of benefits: tax breaks, lower fuel costs, and the satisfaction that comes from driving a low- or zero-emission... read more May 23, 2013 by  13


 
Nissan website 'The Planet Zero'

Nissan Envisions A Green Utopia In 'Planet Zero' Game: Video

Have a few minutes to kill this Friday? Enjoy online games? Then you might like a walkthrough of Nissan's newest project, a "game-style promotion website" called "The Planet... read more August 5, 2011 by  2


 
Nissan Leaf 'polar bear' ad

Advertising Electric Cars: What To Make Of Leaf vs. Volt Spat?

For the first time in 80 years or so, major automakers are building and selling plug-in electric cars in the U.S. How are they letting people know about their new cars?... read more June 9, 2011 by  7


 
Smog in New York City

Cleaner Cars Save You Gas, Also Save Lives, Cut Health Costs

Cars that consume less fuel have many benefits, including lower gasoline costs. Now it turns out that they also bring significant public-health benefits, reducing health-care... read more May 11, 2011 by  5


 
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Beijing Limits Car Registrations To Tackle Traffic, Pollution

It's no secret that China's auto market has been growing rapidly, surpassing the US market in unit sales for the last two years. While that's an indicator of the country's... read more January 7, 2011 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf electric car at NYC Marathon, Oct 2010, with Marathon CEO Mary Wittenberg

NY Marathon: 2011 Nissan Leaf Acts As Zero-Emission Pace Car

A single zero-emissions 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car served as pace car for the world renowned New York City Marathon, held this morning in crisp, sunny autumn weather. Its... read more November 7, 2010 by  3


 
2009 Tesla Roadster

Tesla Fined $275,000 Over Emissions Regulations

With electricity not always generated through renewable methods, it can be hard to claim that an EV is truly zero-emissions. It's generally accepted that you aren't pumping... read more August 30, 2010 by  6


 
Zero Race logo

Around The World In 80 Days... On Renewable Electricity

Electric vehicles might not be the first mode of transport you'd think of to drive around the world, but that's what the five teams taking part in the Zero Race have just set... read more August 20, 2010 by 


 
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