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Where will we see the most electric-car innovation? Twitter poll results

Where will we see the most electric-car innovation? Twitter poll results

Innovation can be a hard concept to define as it relates to electric cars. Sure, there are the powertrains and structural designs of the vehicles themselves—including new proportions for the cabin enabled by the compact running gear and battery packs under the floor. But there are also many... read more

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Volvo electric bus

These 12 cities will buy only electric buses from 2025 on; more expected to join

The mayors of 12 major cities from around the world have taken a landmark step to increase the use of zero-emission public transportation late last month. Mayors of London... read more November 14, 2017 by


 
Donald J. Trump in November 2016       [photo: The Trump Organization]

Syria to sign Paris Climate pact, leaving US alone; Trump disinvited from climate summit

Following President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States from the Paris Climate Accord—a global pact to reduce carbon output and curb climate... read more November 9, 2017 by


 
Iceland's Fimmvorduhals erupts. Image: Henrik Thorburn

NASA looking at geothermal energy from Yellowstone supervolcano

Although claims of imminent volcanic eruption are likely exaggerated, any eruption of what's known as the Yellowstone Supervolcano would cause global chaos. Through intense... read more November 3, 2017 by


 
AeroVironment DC fast charger, part of West Coast Electric Highway  -  Centralia, WA

Energy Dept to award $15 million for very fast electric-car charging

The United States Department of Energy has announced a new funding initiative to accelerate the development of what it calls "Extreme Fast Charging" (XFC) systems. In total... read more October 30, 2017 by


 
2018 Mini Cooper S E Countryman All4 plug-in hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, July 2017

Oklahoma Supreme Court rules state's electric-car tax unconstitutional

When the Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill earlier this year that imposed new fees on owners of hybrid and electric cars only, it was swiftly sued by the Sierra Club. Now... read more October 26, 2017 by


 
ebee streelight charging station

Arizona joins 7 Western states in deal to expand electric-car charging networks (update)

The Western United States will soon see an electric-car charging network that covers 5,000 miles of roadways. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced on October 4 that... read more October 23, 2017 by


 
UAW Logo

UAW wakes up to job threat posed by electric cars, as German unions have already

With an evolving shift to electrified and plug-in electric cars, the changes that will bring to the auto industry are far from limited to the powertrains. The entire... read more October 18, 2017 by


 
2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e

2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e plug-in hybrid revealed, on sale in US next year

Following the debut of the smaller Land Rover Range Rover Sport P400e plug-in hybrid, the luxury SUV maker revealed its larger sibling: the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e... read more October 12, 2017 by


 
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt  [photo from 2014]

Head of EPA ignores environmental groups, meets only with corporations

Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has had a very busy schedule since being confirmed to lead the agency set up to protect America's air, water, and... read more October 6, 2017 by


 
FlexFuel badge on E85-capable 2009 Chevrolet HHR

EPA to study cutting amount of ethanol in U.S. gasoline

Since 2007, the Renewable Fuel Standard has required increasing levels of ethanol in gasoline blends sold in the U.S. Most fuel stations across the United States no longer... read more October 5, 2017 by


 
2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport P400e

2019 Range Rover Sport P400e plug-in hybrid on sale in US in summer 2018: technical details

Six years after Land Rover confirmed it would introduce a Range Rover plug-in hybrid, the luxury-SUV brand has now provided an official on-sale date. A 2019 Land Rover Range... read more October 5, 2017 by


 
Cummins Urban Hauler Tractor concept

Electric trucks to grow fast from now through 2030: report

In the coming years, the world's auto industry will continue to shift its product mix to electric and electrified vehicles to meet growing concerns over carbon emissions and... read more October 4, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

Want to buy a used, updated Volkswagen TDI diesel car? Your VW dealer will get first dibs

Updated Volkswagen diesel vehicles with new engine software will soon be back on the market, but those looking to buy one will have to wait for their local dealership... read more September 10, 2017 by


 
Tesla charging port in the United Kingdom

How Teslas charge in US and UK: similarities and differences

It's well-known that electrical outlets in the United States and elsewhere vary, but it also makes for somewhat different charging experiences with the Tesla Model S. In... read more August 28, 2017 by


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Which country or region will make the most electric cars in 2025? Poll results

Plug-in electric cars are going to be a bigger part of the vehicle mix in future than they have been to date. That much is abundantly clear. Electric cars are one of four... read more October 11, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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