China Adopts New Urbanization Guidelines

China’s new urbanization guidelines are a major environmental and planning step forward in the country and could become one of the world’s biggest urban development policy breakthroughs.

Hundreds of Volkswagen Class-Actions Call for Massive Damages

More than 400 class-action suits have been filed against Volkswagen. They allege the automaker not only included “emissions cheating” software into its vehicles, but also that it cheated customers by charging a premium based on its asserted emissions technology. Last week, after the bulk of those cases had been transferred to a California district court, the first combined class-action arrived at VW’s doorstep. Attorneys are calling for more than a fix or a replacement. They’re asking for punitive damages.

Should EV Investments Absolve Volkswagen of Diesel Cheating?

Sources in Germany suggest that the EPA may be heading toward an creative deal with Volkswagen — but is it one that will bring much needed innovation to the auto industry? And more to the point, will it really help our environment on its own?

How Electric Cars Promote Weight Loss

Can electric vehicles promote weight loss? 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth thinks so — and he’s out to prove it with a short video featuring his adventures in a Chevy Volt.

Imagine Gas-Free Days Driving a Volt

It is day three of 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth’s Chevy Volt test drive, and he has yet to use a single gallon of gasoline.