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  • Coda Becomes Latest EV Start-Up to Short Circuit

     
    Los Angeles-based start-up Coda announced today that it is declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy and pulling the plug on its electric vehicle. The news echoes other recent high-profile struggles for EV start-ups like Aptera and perhaps most notably Fisker,...
  • Tesla Introduces Free Quick-Charge Network for Model S Owners

     
    Tesla on Monday introduced a handful of proprietary quick-charge stations across California, Nevada and Arizona with free charging for Model S owners that spring for the optional hardware. The California automaker disingenuously markets the technology...
  • Fisker Edges Closer to Bankruptcy as New Details Emerge

     
    The travails continue for Anaheim, Calif.-based Fisker. Executives at the struggling plug-in-vehicle maker met with Congress Wednesday, and new details emerged on Fisker's government dealings. It goes like this. The U.S. Department of Energy approved $529...
  • North Hollywood High School wins 20th Annual Science Bowl

     
    North Hollywood High School wins 20th Annual Science Bowl...
  • AAA: Fear of Unknown Fuels Aversion to EVs

     
    If U.S. car shoppers were more informed about the capabilities and advantages of electric vehicles, they'd be more inclined to buy one, according to AAA. Despite technological advancements and thousands of available charging stations that make EVs far...
  • Despite Efficient Cars, Savings at Pump Elusive

     
    Despite reduced gasoline consumption, higher prices at the pump mean Americans are finding themselves with less money to spend elsewhere. That's according to a pair of reports issued Monday by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Union of Concerned......
  • U.S., Europe launch center for smart grids and plug-in vehicles

    U.S., Europe launch center for smart grids and plug-in vehicles
    Last Thursday, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) launched a new facility designed to develop and harmonize interoperability between electric vehicles and the electric charging...
  • Purdue University awarded $5M for biofuel research

    Purdue University awarded $5M for biofuel research
    Purdue University is helping develop a new form of biofuel. The U.S. Department of Energy awarded $5 million to a team of researchers Wednesday. The researchers are working to develop a plant that could produce a substance that can directly be used as...
  • Finally, Carbon Limits On Power Plants

    I applaud President Barack Obama's climate change policy speech Tuesday. Fundamentally, he's doing what he believes is right. Ethically, he's delivering on a promise he made in 2009 to the United Nations climate conference in Copenhagen: to cut U.S....
  • What is ethanol?

    Ethanol is an alcohol-based fuel made by fermenting and distilling starch crops such as corn. It can also be made from "cellulosic biomass" such as trees and grasses, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • What is compressed natural gas?

    In the U.S., compressed natural gas has been used more extensively in commercial vehicles like buses than in passenger cars. Honda does offer a CNG version of its Civic GX sedan. Natural gas (primarily methane) is said to be among the cleanest burning...
  • Are there federal tax credits for diesel fuel cars?

    According to the U.S. Department of Energy, some diesels in service beginning in 2006 may be eligible for a federal income tax credit. Credit amounts phase out for the auto maker once it has sold over 60,000 eligible hybrid and/or diesel vehicles. More...