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History of Fuel Economy {Infographic} & More

April 19th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

The cost of fuel is something on a lot of people's mind these days. And in these times, I think it's worth looking back and noticing who pushed for great fuel economy standards in cars, efficient and useful mass transit, bicycle and pedestrian facilities that you can actually use, and the rapid development of electric vehicles. Do you know who's on your side


Car 2.0 Overview

April 18th, 2011 | by Adam Hurwitz

Even though automotive executives initially deemed Better Place’s all-electric solution as “nothing more than a thought experiment,” Shai Agassi started by redesigning the all-electric vehicle or EV to prove them wrong and make it as good as any gasoline car today. This was done by developing a convenient system (because it is unacceptable to drive your car for an hour and charge for eight) that's more affordable (not a forty thousand dollar sedan that would be impossible to finance today). This system uses technology that is feasible with current technology and economics. It is readily available to be scaled to mass in order for 99% of the population to drive it


Machine Invents New Li-ion Battery

April 6th, 2011 | by Nicholas Brown

Wildcat Discovery Technologies, which is a startup company from San Diego, California, recently discovered a new, higher-capacity lithium-ion battery chemistry using a method known as high throughput screening. This could boost storage capacity of lithium-ion batteries (used in electric cars and portable electronic devices) by over 25% and extend the driving range of electric vehicles or make the vehicles cheaper


Top 20 Cleantech News & Commentary (April 5)

April 5th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Following up on my first cleantech and politics roundup yesterday, here are 20 more great or important stories from the past day or so. I've decided to also bold the stories I think are the most worth checking out


Green Cars: Evaluating How Green They Are

April 4th, 2011 | by Guest Contributor

A lot of cars claim to be green these days. Some really are, of course, but you have to take the initiative to actually look into a vehicle's performance and compare it to others to know how green your potential buy really is


U.S. EPA Makes It Easier to Convert Old Cars to Alternative Fuels

April 1st, 2011 | by Tina Casey

Do-it-yourselfers are probably rejoicing in the streets, now that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has tweaked its rules for selling alternative fuel conversion systems for cars. The previous rule was intended to ensure that fuel conversions don't have the unintended consequence of creating significantly more


Google Tries Wireless EV Charging from PluglessPower

March 24th, 2011 | by Susan Kraemer

Google is testing wireless recharging of electric cars at its headquarters in Mountain View, from Virginia-based Evatran, which has developed the memorably named PluglessPower - maybe they'll drop the other name if PluglessPower takes off


When Cars Eat Each Other: Old EV Batteries Will Power Ford Factory

March 12th, 2011 | by Tina Casey

Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant is about to become the scene of a major experiment in car cannibalization. A new 500-kilowatt solar installation has just gone online, and the project includes a 50-kilowatt-hour facility demonstrating the potential for used electric vehicle batteries in energy storage.


Clean Transportation Link Drop

January 25th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Some of the best or biggest clean transportation news from the past week (other than what we covered): Road Trains [&hellip


Car that Runs on Thin Air [VIDEO]

December 28th, 2010 | by Zachary Shahan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsixSG-274E Here’s a cool-looking car that could have a considerable effect on the world



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