Category Archives: EVs

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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Bob Lutz May Become Fisker Automotive’s Godfather

Bob Lutz will be remembered for a lot of things in the auto industry, and one them might be as the Godfather of Plug-in Hybrids. The former vice chairman of General Motors is credited with the concept that turned into the … 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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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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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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ChargePoint Execs on What Consumers Wiling to Pay per Hour for EV Charging

According to speakers at last month’s Plug-in 2012 conference in San Antonio, Texas, a pressing issue is public charging stations starting to charge user fees. They were free for the past couple of years, and now they’re starting to bill … Continue reading

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