Environmental Protection

Electric Vehicles


Retired Oil Executive Gets Charged Up by Chevy Volt

James Brazell spent 40 years working for Texaco, ultimately retiring from the oil company as the coordinator of its worldwide exploration and production activities. So what is he doing driving a Crystal Red Chevrolet Volt electric car?

Hybrid Vehicles Reduce Tailpipe Emissions While Maintaining Fuel Economy

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently completed a year-long technology evaluation of gasoline hybrid electric trucks compared with conventional diesel vehicles.

Kia Motors Intends to Join the Clean Energy Partnership

Kia Motor Corp. has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with members of the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) to help promote Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) and showcase the company's competitiveness in eco-friendly vehicles. The initial agreement was signed yesterday in Seoul, attended by Dr. Hyun Soon Lee, Vice Chairman and head of Hyundai-Kia R&D; Dr. Klaus Bonhoff, Managing Director of NOW GmbH (National Organization of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology); Patrick Schnell, Chairman of the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) and other CEP members. As part of its global activities to prepare commercialization of fuel cell vehicles, Kia intends to join the Clean Energy Partnership in 2011. The parties agreed to negotiate respective terms for participation.

Two new electric bikes are being offered in the United States.

2 Stealth Electric Bikes Now Available to US Riders

The company now offers its most popular high-performance electric bikes: The Fighter and the Bomber.

Local Governments Get Ready for an Electric Vehicle Future With Workshop

With consumer interest in new electric vehicles running high, local governments are gearing up to prepare their communities for the new generation of zero-emission vehicles.

New Ford Electrified Vehicle Facebook Page Engages Fans

Ford has launched an Electrified Vehicle Facebook page to serve as a place where passionate enthusiasts or curious consumers can find and share information about the company's electrified vehicles

New Lithium-ion Battery Reportedly Ideal for Electric Cars

The battery is based on a high-capacity nanostructured tin-carbon anode and a high-voltage lithium-ion cathode.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Confirms Electric Test Vehicle Project

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has confirmed the development of 102EX, a one-off, fully electric powered Phantom, to debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1, 2011.



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.

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.

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.

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.

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