Zero Emission Vehicle

 
Why Tesla Launched Battery Swapping; Is It Now In Danger?

Why Tesla Launched Battery Swapping; Is It Now In Danger?

Tesla Motors has surprised a lot of skeptics in its decade of existence. But last month's announcement of battery swapping for Model S cars traveling long distances deserves some additional context. It adds a new and quicker way for some Model S drivers to cover distances beyond the battery range... read more

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Mary Nichols, chief, California Air Resources Board

CA Air Board Head To Carmakers On ZEV Rules: Back Off, Boys

California is the largest single market for new vehicles in the United States: more than 1.5 million vehicles are sold each year. So when state officials speak, the auto... read more April 18, 2013 by 8


 
Toyota FCV-R hydrogen fuel-cell concept car, 2012 Detroit Auto Show

DoE Backpedals, Will Fund Slight Hydrogen Fueling Station Expansion

It appears that the U.S. Department of Energy has had a change of heart. Four years ago, then-Energy Secretary Steven Chu was widely known as a skeptic about hydrogen... read more March 22, 2013 by 22


 
2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid

CA Drivers Want Carpool-Lane Access, Honda Gives It To Them (But There's A Catch)

Say "carpool lane" or "HOV Access" or "white sticker" or "green sticker," and most California commuters will begin to drool uncontrollably. The ability to drive in relatively... read more March 21, 2013 by 9


 
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Zero-Emission 2014 Chevy Silverado Model Now Available

It doesn't get much attention as a green vehicle, but the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck line is the best-selling vehicle line at General Motors. Now there's a... read more February 14, 2013 by 13


 
Tesla Roadster with CA Clean Air Vehicle sticker  --  flickr user jurvetson

CA Bill Would Extend Carpool Lane Access Perk For 10 Years

It's one of the most valued perks for plug-in electric car buyers in California: the coveted green or white sticker that lets them travel in the carpool lane with just a... read more February 11, 2013 by 7


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012

CA Will Stay The Course On Electric-Car Sales Requirements

Unless you follow green cars fairly closely--or perhaps live in California--you may not know that the Golden State now requires the sale of certain number of battery electric... read more January 31, 2013 by 11


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric, New York City, April 2012

Ford Focus Electric A Compliance Car? Ford Swears It's Not

There are two kinds of electric cars on sale in the U.S. these days. The first kind--the ones you should pay attention to--are the volume electric cars. Their makers want to... read more November 6, 2012 by 26


 
Fiat 500 BEV Concept on Chrysler standard, 2010 Detroit Auto Show

Battery Electric 2013 Fiat 500 To Be Called 500E: Report

The 2012 Fiat 500 minicar started out as one model: a three-door hatchback. That was followed by a cabriolet (500C) with a roll-back cloth roof, and then the turbocharged 500... read more August 10, 2012 by 2


 
Tesla Roadster final assembly, Menlo Park, California, April 2009

How To Make Money On Electric Cars: Sell Green Credits (To Other Carmakers)

Most brand-new auto technologies are, at best, a breakeven proposition in their early years. Toyota is thought to have lost money on every Prius hybrid it sold for several... read more June 4, 2012 by 6


 
Chevrolet Spark EV Development Testing in Southern California, March 2012

Electric Cars: Some Are Real, Most Are Only 'Compliance Cars'--We Name Names

Since last year, you've likely heard a lot about electric cars. You'll hear much more in the years to come. But whether you're a fan or a foe, understand this: A few of the... read more May 3, 2012 by 91


 
Arizona

Arizona Dumps Stricter CA Emissions Standards Over Electric-Car Rules

California has always led the nation in mandating reduction of tailpipe emissions and development of low- and zero-emission vehicles. For several years now, states have had... read more January 12, 2012 by 10


 
Smog in New York City

A Brief History Of Smog, Which Led To Electric Cars: Recommended Reading

Daniel Yergin is one of those authors who writes major works. His Pulitzer Prize-winning The Prize is nothing less than the definitive history of the rise of the petroleum... read more December 19, 2011 by 2


 
Light-duty vehicle type scenario, now-2050 (California Air Resources Board)

CA To Require Zero-Emission Vehicles On Top Of Gas-Mileage Rules

The NHTSA and EPA are closing in on their final rules for 2017-2025 corporate average fuel economy regulations, but there's a wild card in the pack. California, which has the... read more December 8, 2011 by 10


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt To Qualify For California HOV-Lane Access In 2012

Chevrolet announced today at the Los Angeles Auto Show that its Volt extended-range electric car will qualify for solo access to California's HOV lanes, a feature deeply... read more November 16, 2011 by 3


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

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... read more September 2, 2011 by 90


 

 
 

 
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