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Wrightspeed Hybrid-Electric Trucks are the Cutting Edge of Truck Design

March 18, 2015 by Edward Dodge
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Hybrid Trucks and Transportation

Wrightspeed Powertrains of San Jose, California is a pioneer in developing hybrid-electric powertrains for heavy duty trucks. This next-generation design provides superior power, performance, and low emissions for heavy duty trucks that operate in some of the most challenging and fuel-guzzling applications.[read more]

What Will Fuel Today's Advanced Vehicles?

February 12, 2015 by Geoffrey Styles
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Advanced Vehicles and Fuel Options

Last month I attended the "policy day" at the Washington Auto Show, which typically emphasizes green cars. Yet while the environmental benefits of EVs and other advanced vehicles are a major factor in their proliferation, I didn't hear much about how the energy for these new car types would be produced.[read more]

Advanced Vehicles Stand Out at Auto Show, Solar Jobs, and Strange Bedfellows

January 17, 2015 by Lexie Briggs

Energy News

Advanced vehicles, front and center at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show, enjoyed another week in the spotlight at the annual Detroit Auto Show. Some impressive numbers in solar employment were released this week, and renewable energy got new recognition from an unlikely source.[read more]

Public Policy, Private Investment Needed to Keep EV Market Growing in 2015

January 13, 2015 by Nick Nigro
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EV Policy and Investment in 2015

Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) were up 25 percent last year, and automakers are looking to boost sales further in 2015 with new and updated models. Growth in the EV market will require smart public and private strategies to expand charging infrastructure so motorists don’t have to worry about running out of juice.[read more]

Electric Vehicles: CPUC Says California Utilities Can Own Charging Infrastructure

January 12, 2015 by Chris King
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Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Ownership

The shift toward electric vehicles is rolling forward in California among consumers, and regulators are weighing in. Just before Christmas, the California PUC overturned previous policy and issued a new decision allowing the state's utilities to participate in providing electric vehicle charging infrastructure.[read more]

Can Electric Vehicles Be 'Environmental Villains'?

December 25, 2014 by Roman Kilisek
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EVs and the Environment

Researchers found in a new study assessing the life cycle air quality impacts on human health of 10 alternatives to conventional gasoline vehicles “that electric vehicles (EVs) powered by electricity from natural gas or wind, water, or solar power are best for improving air quality."[read more]

The Case for Electric Vehicles, Part 2: EV Costs

October 15, 2014 by Edward Dodge
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EV Costs and Benefits

Electric Vehicles today are considered to be more expensive to purchase than their Internal Combustion Engine automobile counterparts. But the purchase price of EV’s versus ICE vehicles tells an incomplete story about the comparative costs of these cars.[read more]

The Case for Electric Vehicles, Part 1: The Driving Experience

October 14, 2014 by Edward Dodge
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The EV Experience

I recently had the opportunity to test drive the Tesla Model S P85. Like many drivers of the Model S, I was thoroughly impressed by the performance of this machine and after examining the engineering I am increasingly convinced that electric vehicles (EVs) are the future for automobiles.[read more]

When Do EVs Become Competitive? Answers From Norway

October 14, 2014 by Schalk Cloete
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EVs and Norway

EVs currently capture more than 10% of the Norwegian new car market. This article takes a closer look at the magnitude of the sales price reductions, fuel price differences and additional perks required to achieve this level of market penetration.[read more]

Tesla Trumps Toyota Part II: The Big Problem With Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

August 16, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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Tesla and Toyota and the Future

The biggest problem hydrogen fuel cell automobiles and vehicles face is that while they deliver no obvious major consumer, societal, or environmental benefits compared to the rest of the competition, they do have a bunch of obvious consumer defects.[read more]

Tesla Trumps Toyota: Why Hydrogen Cars Can't Compete With Pure Electric Cars

August 9, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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Tesla and Toyota

“Toyota Bets Against Tesla With New Hydrogen Car,” blares the headline at fool.com. That is a bad bet. It may even prove to be a major blunder for Toyota, which actually severed its RAV4 partnership with electric vehicle (EV) company Tesla back in May, though they kept their investment in Tesla.[read more]

Utility Industry: We Need to Promote Electric Vehicles in Order to 'Remain Viable'

August 1, 2014 by Stephen Lacey
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Utilities and Electric Vehicles

The Edison Electric Institute, the power industry's main trade group, is calling on utilities to better promote electric cars in order to stimulate demand for electricity and help reverse trends that threaten the long-term viability of some in the industry.[read more]

Will Nissan's Free EV Charging Rival Tesla's Supercharger Network?

July 18, 2014 by Katherine Tweed
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If you drive a Nissan Leaf, you already don’t have to worry about paying for gas, which is hovering near $4 per gallon in much of the United States. Now, you don’t have to worry about paying for the electrons that fuel your car when you’re out on the road either.[read more]

China's Latest Mandate: 30% of Government Cars Need to Be Electric or Use Alternative Fuel

July 16, 2014 by Katherine Tweed

China has mandated that at least 30% of government vehicles purchased in the next two years must be fueled by alternative energy. The plan for "new-energy vehicles" includes electric cars, plug-in hybrids and hydrogen electric fuel cell vehicles, according to an announcement reported on by Bloomberg News.[read more]

State Action Plan Helps Power Up Electric Vehicle Market

May 30, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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The release of an action plan by state governments that hope to boost the visibility and use of electric vehicles is yet another sign the nation is moving deliberately toward getting gas-burners off the highways and cleaning up air pollution caused by petroleum-powered vehicles.[read more]