Environmental Protection

Electric Vehicles


Putting the Brakes on Vehicle Idling

ComEd wants customers to know there are additional ways they can reduce vehicle emissions, and save money now before the electric cars are widely available.

2011 Honda Civic GX

Honda Civic GX Earns Top Spot in ACEEE Ratings

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy also named the Nissan Leaf and Smart Fortwo as the greenest vehicles on the market.

The SANYO Pedal-assist Synergetic Hybrid Bicycle Now Available in Hawaii

SANYO North America's award-winning eneloop bike, the SANYO pedal-assist synergetic hybrid bicycle, is available in Hawaii to provide an alternative method of transportation for tourists and locals.

In the Future, Will There Still be Room on the Road for Muscle Cars?

BMW Documentaries Film series "Wherever You Want To Go" sets out to identify the complexities and tensions of the future of mobility as rooted in popular theories of today.

Eco-driving Now Receiving Attention in the United States

Ever wonder how much fuel you can save by avoiding stop-and-go traffic, closing your window, not using air conditioning or coasting toward stops?

DOT, EPA, CARB to Set Clean Car Standard by Sept. 1

The federal and state agencies will work together on fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for model year 2017-2025 cars and light-duty trucks.

More Cars and Light Trucks Can Use E15 Fuel, EPA Says

Agency continues review of public comments for an E15 pump label to help ensure consumers use the correct fuel.

Wisconsin parks are using electric vehicles.

Wisconsin State Parks Make the E-Vehicle Switch

A fleet of 15 electric vehicles is helping the Department of Natural Resources save money as it maintains state park facilities.



Blink EV Charging Station Earns the UL Mark

ECOtality's electric vehicle home charger receives safety and FCC approval.

What Is the True Cost of Powering an Electric Car?

Edmunds.com explains that this uncertainty is slowing consumer acceptance.

Study Finds Disconnect Between Consumers and Auto Execs on Electric Cars

Automobile industry executives interviewed for the study place far greater weight than consumers on government incentives/regulations and higher oil prices, and they place less emphasis on sustainability issues.

GM to Eliminate Charging Cords in Many 2012 Vehicles

General Motors will eliminate the need for charging cords for personal electronic devices in many future Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac products beginning mid-2012.

Introducing The World's Fastest Solar Vehicle

The University of New South Wales' Sunswift solar car has lived up to its name, smashing a Guinness World Record to become the world's fastest solar vehicle.

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