• President Obama inspects the 2011 Chevrolet Volt

    Former President Barack Obama made a promise on the campaign trail in 2012. Let's see if he keeps it—if even for his museum.

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    Garcetti: An EV Fanboy, Now The Mayor-Elect Of Los Angeles

    Despite major reductions in air-pollution levels, the Los Angeles basin still has the worst smog problem in the nation. While you might debate over what exactly is the longer-term solution for reducing that smog, vehicles with internal-combustion engines are still contributing to problem. And it's...

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    Could Treehuggers Determine The U.S. Presidential Race?

    Let's face it: political discourse in the U.S. isn't very pretty. It's generally a matter of two large parties -- each backed by an army of fundraisers, copywriters, and statisticians -- shouting at each other in front of sympathetic audiences. Over the past couple of decades, the situation seems...

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    GM Riles CA Electric-Car World (Again) Over AB475 'Charger Sharing' Ban

    California's electric-car advocates are often "true believers," and they can be single-minded in the pursuit of what they believe is right. But the nuts-and-bolts experience they've gained during the state's 15 years of electric-car use can be invaluable--which is why policy-makers and car...

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