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U.S. Department of Energy

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  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • Electric-vehicle fast chargers slow to adapt

    Electric-vehicle fast chargers slow to adapt
    The most enduring concern in the electrified vehicle market is range anxiety, which is the worry that an electric car will die before the driver reaches her destination. As battery costs drop and battery range increases, car makers are addressing a bigger...
  • Window treatments save money

    Window treatments save money
    Window treatments — a catch-all term for curtains, blinds, shades, valances, shutters and the like — do a lot more than just make your living spaces look good. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, window treatments can significantly...
  • 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....
  • Israeli-Chicago plan to study water shortages touted

    Israeli-Chicago plan to study water shortages touted
    A research initiative between the University of Chicago and Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev enjoyed some rare political star power Sunday, as both Israeli President Shimon Peres and Mayor Rahm Emanuel attended a signing ceremony in...
  • 2012 Tesla Model S: Mean green machine

    2012 Tesla Model S: Mean green machine
    A battery-electric car that accelerates quicker, drives farther and charges faster than any other on the market, the 2012 Tesla Model S is a work in progress whose capacity to evolve is more revolutionary than the fact that it's an electric car. Our...