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Chevy Volt Blazes Trail For Upcoming All-Electric Bolt

3p's Bill Roth drove approximately 90 miles over the mountains from San Diego to Palm Desert to test the Chevy Volt on a…
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Electric Vehicle Chargers: Grid Devils or Energy Angels?

The question of whether the grid can cope with the widespread adoption of electric vehicles is an important one.
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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…
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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…
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The Volt Is Electric Luxury At Chevy Prices

General Motors loaned 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth a Chevy Volt to test-drive for a week. He shares his reaction after hopping behind…
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (center) and Christiana Figueres (third from left), executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, celebrate the adoption of the Paris Agreement on Dec. 12.

COP21 — Two Months On: Time to Separate News from Trends

Is the energy transition stalling? Two months after COP21, it is time to separate news from trends. The oil price is down; the…
Oil and gas industry, energy policy, Obama administration, electric vehicles, Leon Kaye, energy subsidies, Middle East

Oil Lobby Trolls Obama’s New Tax Proposal

Late last week, President Obama announced he would include a $10 per barrel tax on oil in the FY2016 budget that his administration…
Ford is piloting its mobility-as-a-service program on the streets of London.

Zero-Emissions Smart Mobility and Your City

Ford is piloting its mobility-as-a-service program on the streets of London (think: Amazon Prime for urban transportation). 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth spoke…
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3p Weekend: Everything You Need to Know About the Chevy Bolt

Wondering what all the fuss is about? Spend five minutes learning everything you need to know about the 2017 Chevy Bolt, available for…
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Your Smartphone May Be Linked to Child Labor

Amnesty International found child labor in the supply chains of 16 multinational tech companies, including Apple, Samsung, Daimler and Microsoft.
GM introduced the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

3 Disruptive Technologies Driving Zero-Emission Smart Cars

Three disruptive technologies are enabling companies like Google, GM and Lyft to rethink the design and commercialization of the automobile.
Silicon Valley and Detroit are in a race to reinvent the automobile.

Your 21st-Century Car Will Be Zero-Emissions and Smart

Silicon Valley and Detroit are in a race to reinvent the automobile. 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth makes his predictions about the result.
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Demand For Lithium-Ion Batteries Surges in Spite of Cheap Oil

This week’s Economist ran a couple of articles reporting that demand for lithium-ion batteries is surging, with lithium itself being, “one of the…
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Taking Fewer Car Trips is the Best Thing You Can Do for the Environment

As leaders from around the world are meeting over two weeks in Paris to advance collective action on climate change, it’s heartening to…
Electric vehicles, EVs, UCS, Leon Kaye, Nissan Leaf, greenhouse gas emissions

Yes, EVs are Cleaner than Gasoline-Powered Cars

According to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), a two-year study has provided the answer. The EV is the cleaner option, hands down.
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