Category Archives: clean transportation

California legislature dealing with take away of carpool lane access for EVs

California owners of plug-in electric vehicles have been furious with the state government for allowing disappearance of HOV carpool-lane single passenger access on a few major freeways – turning them into toll roads and taking away one of the key … Continue reading

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Don’t Throw Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles Out the Window

While some of you may think that hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are entirely lofty and unrealistic (and sounded good 10 years ago), here are few interesting snippets, and not necessarily just under the hood…. Hyundai has committed to supporting the … Continue reading

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Please Step Away from the Electric Car, Says Car Alarm Guru and House GOP Watchdog Darrell Issa

US Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is usually very effective and shrewd at what he does. Case in point:  the recall election of California Governor Gray Davis in 2003. Most people think of that gubernatorial transition defined by the launch of … Continue reading

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How to Make it in the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Business – Part 1

For fans of alternative fuel vehicles and technologies, it’s been a dreary time. The A123 Systems and Fisker Automotive dramas have been all over the internet. There have been other time periods where bankruptcies, shut downs, buyouts, closedowns, and other … Continue reading

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EPA Proposed Rules on Clean Gasoline and Tailpipes Has Supporters and Enemies

The US Environmental Protection Agency just proposed a package of rules to make gasoline cleaner, along with stricter limits from the tailpipes of car. The rules are known as Tier 3, and are being supported by automakers, as they would … Continue reading

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EPA engineer says Feds are still monitoring accuracy of mileage ratings

The US Environmental Protection Agency is changing its practices and will be more closely monitoring automakers’ fuel economy ratings, according to Jeff Alson, a senior EPA engineer. Alson spoke at a University of Michigan conference last week and addressed questions … Continue reading

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North American International Auto Show from a Green Perspective

Fuel-efficient technologies are the star of the show Major automotive suppliers are displaying fuel economy technology to assist automakers make the steep climb into federal fuel economy standards and to reach consumers with growing interest in fuel efficient vehicles. Suppliers … Continue reading

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2013 Green Car of the Year Nominees Emphasize Efficiency over Distinction

While last year’s Green Car of the Year award seemed focused on which green vehicle technology would take the lead (compressed natural gas, electric vehicles, hybrid, or clean diesel), this year’s list emphasizes efficiency – and includes brands you might … Continue reading

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Depressing Month for the Green Car Business?

Well, there was a good deal of what might be called bad news for the green machine industry in the past month. It’s a glass half full, half empty scenario. So let’s start with one item of good news. Tesla … Continue reading

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Automotive Digest Green Editor Jon LeSage Interviewed on AV Clean Cities Radio

The finalized 54.5 mpg federal fuel economy standards, hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) and how it may impact natural gas-powered transportation, and how consumers have been making green vehicle purchase choices were among the topics discussed by Curtis Martin, Program Coordinator for … Continue reading

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