| Jan 29, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Here you are in luck. There are tax credits of up to $7,500 for plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles purchased in or after 2010. All Chevrolet Volts, the 2012 Fisker Karma Sedan, the 2013 Ford C-Volt and Karma qualify for the $7,500 tax credit.
| Jun 14, 2013
| 1:00 AM
Climate change is likely to wipe a lot of the white from those postcard winter scenes of Los Angeles ringed by snow-capped mountains, according to new research.
A UCLA study released Friday projects a significant decline in snowfall on the ranges that...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Once celebrated as an economic mainstay, the tobacco industry has been hard hit by health concerns, bans, lawsuits and the social stigma of cigarette smoking.
Now, UC researchers are testing the plant’s potential to be genetically modified in...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 1:38 PM
President Barack Obama returned to Chicago Friday to push an energy policy aimed at weaning the country off of oil by using revenues from increased oil and gas production.
In a roughly 20-minute speech at Argonne National Laboratory, Obama touched on...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 11:13 AM
Glendale's "smart meter" system nearing completion...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:32 AM
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......
| Feb 28, 2013
| 1:37 PM
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.
| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Ruben Flores and Maria Llanos are looking for an electric vehicle.
While the couple is sold on the idea of a vehicle with a smaller carbon footprint, there are two main reasons they haven't purchased yet: they want to wait until they own a home so...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 9:19 AM
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...
| May 22, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Electric carmaker Tesla Motors has repaid in full a U.S. Department of Energy loan, according to the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company. Tesla said the $451.8 million wired today represented the balance, plus interest, of a $465 million loan awarded in......
| Jul 12, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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...