Shannon Arvizu, Contributor

Shannon Arvizu is a clean-tech strategist and educator. She is currently a doctoral researcher at Columbia University and has spent the last two years investigating the field of green cars and green energy for her forthcoming Ph.D. dissertation. She has covered alternative vehicle technologies for AutoblogGreen, The Green Guide, and Triple Pundit. Most recently, Shannon has developed a web series project entitled, “EV Grrls,” that follows young women as they investigate electric vehicle technologies. Shannon contributes to High Gear Media’s and


Federal Funds For Electric Cars Can Raise GDP, Cut Oil Imports

Federal Funds For Electric Cars Can Raise GDP, Cut Oil Imports

Just how much could the U.S. economy benefit from the widespread use of electric cars?  Quite a lot, according to a new study. It shows that U.S. citizens and the U.S. government could reap significant economic benefits from a set of proposed policies to ramp up EV production and adoption over the...

June 10, 2010
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The Next 10 Years for EVs: Leaders, Policymakers Optimistic

Three U.S. senators joined a "who's who" of electric vehicle industry leaders on Capitol Hill yesterday to discuss the theme, "Electric Drive Turning Points: Changing a... read more April 23, 2010

2010 Ford Escape Hybrid

The 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid: An Oldie, But A Goodie

The 2004 Ford Escape Hybrid was the first hybrid SUV on the market. When Ford introduced the first version, they received several accolades for their groundbreaking approach... read more April 20, 2010


Five Questions: BYU Students Aim for Fastest EV Record

What does it take to maximize the speed of an electric car? A group of engineering students from Brigham Young University are working to break the electric-car land speed... read more April 19, 2010


Power Hybrids: Luxury Green Muscle Machines

Can hybrid vehicles deliver on muscle performance? Is it necessary to sacrifice luxury for fuel economy? To answer these questions, I took two luxury hybrid vehicles, the... read more April 8, 2010

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Collaborations are Key for Plug-In Hybrid Ram Truck

To date, Chrysler has built and sold less than 1,000 hybrid vehicles. Without deep background in electric drive, Chrysler must collaborate with more experienced partners to... read more March 29, 2010

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Chrysler: Back in the Plug-In Car Scene

Chrysler announced yesterday that the company will build an electric version of the Fiat 500 for the U.S. market. This is a new direction for Chrysler, which scrapped its... read more March 23, 2010


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