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Germany’s First Electric Taxi (Interview)

April 3rd, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

Germany’s first electric taxi has been rolling around Munich for the last year --- a Mitsubishi i-MiEV. Leased and operated by taxi company Isar-Funk, the little EV has been an experiment in balancing practicality with efficiency, and testing what it’s really like to spend the day in an electric car.


Nissan’s Big Turn On — One Million EV Advocates in 100 Days

April 3rd, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

Nissan is convinced that electric cars are the wave of the future, and it’s doing quite a bit to get the rest of the world to agree. The latest efforts are in the form of “The Big Turn On” campaign, in which Nissan offers a prize of 30 quick chargers to the city with


Romney Wanted Government “to Invest in New Technology” — in 2007

March 28th, 2012 | by Stephen Lacey

If the Mitt Romney of today debated himself from a few years ago, he would likely call himself a government-loving socialist. In 2007, as he prepared his national presidential campaign, Romney explicitly supported 50-mile-per-gallon fuel efficiency standards, electric cars, government programs for new automotive technologies, and renewable energy to reduce the global warming “burden” of greenhouse gases


Prius Rebound Effect Wrong

March 28th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

  This is a special guest post by Shakeb Afsah and Kendyl Salcito, via CO2 Scorecard (h/t Climate Progress). I remember several [&hellip


Electric Sportscar Ice Racing (VIDEO)

March 28th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

  From what I’ve noticed, there’s a pretty passionate electric car racing community out there. I often see stories on [&hellip


Fracking Language: Between the Lines with Oil Reserves

March 27th, 2012 | by Breath on the Wind

We have had high oil prices before and I expect that, as before, we will complain about the prices as they increase. They will reach a high point that we begin to accept. And that peak will be followed by a recession and a price decline for months or a year before they once again begin their upward trend. It is as if we are being tested and slowly being acclimated to the new price. This is not to suggest that this is a conscious process or someone is manipulating prices. But in a world where only a handful of major oil companies control almost all the market share, some cooperation is possible and, to some extent, might be expected



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