Monthly Archives: July 2011

Bike Riders Pushing for Right of Way

For urban dwellers, getting from Point A to Point B in your car can be a real hassle. Viewing traffic reports helps, but if their data is 15 minutes late, they probably don’t know about the freeway crash or the … Continue reading

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Why automakers are investing in solar technology

GM Ventures is putting $7.5 million into Sunlogics PLC, which specializes in solar projects. The green technology company will move its offices to a Detroit suburb, creating 200 jobs in a state that has lost thousands in car manufacturing. Sunlogic’s … Continue reading

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Charging EVs through home solar panels offers rebates and reduced electricity bill

If you’re a California resident with green sustainability concerns, the ideal lifestyle would be owning a plug-in electric vehicle, replacing your lawn with native plants, and powering your electricity through solar panels. That would get rid or your tailpipe smog … Continue reading

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Finding Alternative Fuel Gas Stations Ain’t Easy

If consumers are going to take green cars seriously, they need to resolve their range anxiety. Feeling confident about how far they can travel and having convenient access to alternative fueling stations is critical. To get a snapshot of the … Continue reading

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AAA roadside assistance can rescue you if your electric car poops out

Plug-in electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt, Mini E, Tesla Roadster, and do-it-yourself conversions, are slowly starting to become mainstream. There may not be any more infamous GM EV1s on the roads, but don’t be surprised to see … Continue reading

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Oh no, not another Carmageddon! Count on intelligent cars to save us!

Southern California residents and government officials were relieved to see the 405 Sepulveda overpass freeway shutdown, also known as Carmageddon, go down without a hitch. It took a lot of public information and organizing, similar to the method used by … Continue reading

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Hydrogen Could See Light of Day

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are a long shot for any kind of mass market success as automobiles. They are supplying energy for a lot of applications these days, from fork lifts to cell phone towers. A new study by Pike … Continue reading

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Battle for MPG by 2025: The Latest Punches

The auto industry’s trade group is launching a radio campaign this week aimed at shooting down the big increase in federal fuel economy standards being proposed by the Obama administration. The 60-second radio spots, produced for the Alliance of Automobile … Continue reading

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West Coast Plug-in EV Highway

The state of Washington has stepped forward in creating the electric vehicle highway along Interstate 5 and US 2. This will connect with what the state of Oregon has committed to doing, and California is next on the list. AeroVironment … Continue reading

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Leonardo DiCaprio Receiving First Fisker Karma

When you think of Leonardo DiCaprio and green cars, driving to the Oscars in a Prius comes to mind. There are other Hollywood icons who are known for supporting green machines, Tom Hanks, Ed Begley, Jr. and George Clooney among … Continue reading

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