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The “dieselgate” emissions-fixing scandal engulfing the world’s biggest carmaker, Volkswagen, is a slow-motion car crash of the firm’s own making. The firm has set aside some €6.5bn so far to cover the costs of the affair, but the real damage for the firm in recall costs, brand […]
Just two months before international climate talks begin in Paris, a new report from energy and environmental groups predicts greenhouse gases can plunge 77 percent in 2050 by electrifying more than half the nation’s cars, trucks and forklifts.
Through electrification of 53 percent of the vehicle miles traveled primarily from passenger cars, small trucks, buses […]
Electric-car friendly policies like tax incentives and zero-emission vehicle mandates are meant to put as many plug-in cars on the road as possible.
Policymakers hope that by making electric cars more available, and more attractive to consumers, they’ll gradually displace large numbers of gasoline and diesel cars.
But is that the right way to go […]
On September 25, 2015
(TNS) — Diane Rucker has spent a lot of time in Minneapolis’ Southtown Shopping Center parking lot.
It used to be one of the few places in Bloomington where she could charge her electric car. But as she sat in her bright red Tesla on Friday, she peered at a map of plug-in options. She was […]
On September 25, 2015
The Department of Energy awarded almost $55 million to 24 projects devoted to electric and other fuel-efficient vehicles, it announced on Sept. 17.
Eight of those projects are focused on dual-fuel or natural gas engines, which could be used in both passenger vehicles and commercial trucks. Some of these, inspired by the SuperTruck, focus specifically […]
And you answered. You gave us questions. Great questions. Lots of them – everything from where to charge up, what to do with a used battery, and why electric cars aren’t outfitted with solar panels. To celebrate National Drive […]
An electric car share called Autolib’ has been a hit in Paris, with more than 3,300 of its distinctive silver hatchbacks cruising the streets or recharging at curbside stands. Users can pick up a car at any of nearly 1,000 stands, then drop it off at a stand near their destination, for as little as […]
On September 18, 2015
What’s with all these luxury electric cars?
The news from the Frankfurt Auto Show underway in Germany is that Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen’s Porsche and Audi will join Tesla and BMW in the luxury electric car segment
Mercedes already has three electric models but Volkswagen’s plans raised eyebrows among industry watchers as manufacturers usually start off with a mid-priced electric vehicle […]
On September 14, 2015
For decades, the electric car was the unicorn of the automotive world. It was here and then someone killed it. Some said it was real, others called it a mythical beast. Today we know it is real.
On my street, I see plug-in cars parked in driveways. In traffic, I see them among the other […]
On September 9, 2015
A tipping point has been reached in the last two years for electric cars. Almost half of all fully or partially electric vehicles sold in the past decade were sold in 2014. In addition to the standard-bearing Tesla, every car manufacturer in the world has fully or partially electric cars in their lineups. The most […]
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