Category Archives: electric vehicles

Who Will Pay for San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant Fiasco?

If you’ve ever driven down Highway 5 going to San Diego, you’ve probably seen the San Onofre nuclear power plant. There’s been a lot of turmoil over it lately since evidence of a nuclear leak has come out. Whether you’re … Continue reading

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Hey car shoppers: Want a sweet deal on a plug-in EV? Now’s the time – the price wars are here!!!

Plug-in electric vehicles have been manufactured long enough to start seeing some of the resources of the global economy – being manufactured long enough at scale to cost less to build, and a competitive marketplace driving down prices even further. … 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 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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My green ride and drive at LA Auto Show similar to being a little boy going to Disneyland

Last week Thursday at the LA Auto Show, I participated in the Green and Advanced Technology Ride & Drive. At a holiday part on Saturday night, a friend asked me what it was like and I said it reminded me of … Continue reading

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Lincoln Marketing Guru Taking on Ford Electrification Strategy

C.J. O’Donnell, Lincoln’s group marketing manager, will be taking on a lead marketing role for Ford’s green vehicle lineup. O’Donnell played a key role in reinventing the Lincoln division following the demise of the Mercury brand in early 2011, and … Continue reading

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Tangled Web for Battery Maker A123 Systems Gets Even Tanglier

Lithium ion battery maker A123 Systems has gotten a lot of ink and hyperlinks this year – the Fisker Karma battery recalls caused by its A123 Systems battery failure, and the acquisition deal by Chinese auto parts maker Wanxiang Group, … Continue reading

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Plug-in Car Sales Better but Still a Blip – Here’s the Problem and a Few Solutions

Plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicle sales had their best month ever in September, hitting 5,500 units. Overall, light duty new vehicle sales in the U.S. hit the 1.184 million mark, so plug-in vehicles made up less than a half … Continue reading

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