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  • Managing your thermostat for optimum HVAC performance

    Managing your thermostat for optimum HVAC performance
    The saying goes that the only thing you can count on when it comes to Chicago weather is change. In addition to cold winters and hot summers Mother Nature often throws in an unseasonably cool day in the summer or an unexpected thaw mid-winter. Whether...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 2 L.A. City Council members propose ban on fracking for oil

    2 L.A. City Council members propose ban on fracking for oil
    The environmental risks of fracking, or fracturing underground rock formations to reach oil reserves, are too great and should be banned, two Los Angeles City Council members said Wednesday. Oil companies in recent years have used fracking in the...
  • Glendale's 'smart meter' billing system nearing completion

     
    Glendale's "smart meter" system nearing completion...
  • Fiat vs. Fiat: Electric 500e and 500 Turbo comparison test

    Fiat vs. Fiat: Electric 500e and 500 Turbo comparison test
    The new Fiat 500e – an electric version of the bubbly Italian hatchback – compares well with battery-powered peers such as the Nissan Leaf or Honda Fit EV, as we noted in a recent comparison test. But most buyers will care more about how the...
  • Charging electric cars at home: Utility discounts compared

    Charging electric cars at home: Utility discounts compared
    Electric car owners can get special discounts from utilities to charge their vehicles at home, but the amounts vary widely among power companies, according to a new study of charging costs. The study by Northeast Group calculated that Los Angeles...
  • 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...
  • How Often Should You Change the Engine Air Filter?

     
    Vehicle maintenance schedules vary on how often the air filter should be changed. On most Chevrolet engines, for example, the recommended interval is every 45,000 miles, but Ford says it should be done every 30,000 miles on many of its......
  • Plug-in car owners petition for fast-charging infrastructure

    Plug-in car owners petition for fast-charging infrastructure
    A new petition for plug-in vehicles aims to quick-charge support for a national quick-charging infrastructure sponsored by the government. The petition created on the White House website contends that fast-charging stations need to be placed at 50-...