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  • Bio-fuels winning on the race track

    Bio-fuels winning on the race track
    Competing in the Prototype 1 Class in the 2013 American Le Mans Series, the Lola-Mazda-powered Dyson team car is putting a bio-isobutanol/gasoline blend to the test. And the renewable bio-fuel is coming up a winner. “Isobutanol is a drop-in fuel,&...
  • UCF grad's idea could rev up consumer batteries

    UCF grad's idea could rev up consumer batteries
    Brandon Lojewski's mad-scientist routine began quietly in a college engineering lab in Orlando. Four years later, the 25-year-old's project at UCF has morphed into a high-tech-startup business that could play a key role in revving up battery power in...
  • Obama announces $2B alternative fuel research proposal

    Obama announces $2B alternative fuel research proposal
    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...
  • Where do I charge an electric car?

    A home charging system is the best way to ensure reliable access to charging power. A home charger uses a 240-volt circuit, the type used for clothes dryers. The standard 120-volt circuit can be used as well, but will as much as double the recharging...
  • Are there tax breaks for hybrids?

    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. There are...
  • UC researchers are engineering the tobacco plant to produce bio-fuels

    UC researchers are engineering the tobacco plant to produce bio-fuels
    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...
  • Climate change could slash snowfall in Southern California mountains

    Climate change could slash snowfall in Southern California mountains
    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...
  • State Program May Lighten Electric Vehicle 'Range Anxiety'

    State Program May Lighten Electric Vehicle 'Range Anxiety'
    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...
  • North Hollywood High School wins 20th Annual Science Bowl

     
    North Hollywood High School wins 20th Annual Science Bowl...
  • 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......
  • Tesla Repays Government Loan

     
    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......
  • 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,...