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Can the Spark Convince Drivers to Switch to Electric Vehicles?

GM is now ready to roll out the 2014 Spark EV, so Leon Kaye flew to Portland to test the electric car's 82…
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GM Sustainability Report 2012: A Cautious and Futuristic View of the Auto Industry

This morning General Motors (GM) released its 2012 Sustainability Report, which covers electrification, waste and energy efficiency.

Tesla Pays Off Department of Energy Loan Nine Years Early

In another piece of good news for electric vehicle maker, Tesla Motors, the company announced on Wednesday, May 22, that it has paid…
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Electric Vehicle Charging Community Apps Recargo and Xatori Merge

EV owners have come to rely on tools that ensure they are up-to-date as to where they can plug in. The two leading…

Tesla’s Q1 Results Reveal First-Ever Profit – What’s Behind The Numbers?

On May 8th, Tesla published its Q1 results, showing a profit for the first time ever in the company's history. In a letter…

California Spearheads a Transportation Reformation to Curb Emissions

Transforming our transportation infrastructure won’t happen overnight. While policies improving the supply side are taking shape, our individual transportation choices can have a…
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A New Law Would Require Electric Vehicles to Make Artificial Sound

The NHTSA estimated in its January 2013 recommendations that, "If this proposal were implemented, there would be 2,800 fewer pedestrian and pedal cyclist…

Ready to Ditch Your Car? E-Bike Company EVELO Wants to Hear from You

EVELO founder, Boris Mordkovich, continues his quest to get the word out about electric bicycles, by kicking off the 30-day electric bike challenge…
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Chicago, My Kind of Sustainable Business Town

Building A Sustainable Region, released last week, showcases various reasons why Chicago stands tall as a sustainable business hub.

The Pros and Cons of Energy Storage Systems

As we begin to move away from fossil fuels, it is important to recognize that those fuels provided two functions in one. They…

Smart Highway to be Installed in Netherlands in 2013

What happens when one of the Netherlands' foremost artists joins forces with a renowned engineering firm? The world's first interactive smart highway, which…
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Talking Carbon Reduction with GM’s Sustainability Chief

GM achieved a milestone of 7,000 metric tons of carbon reduction as the result of their investment in IdleAir, a Knoxville, Tennessee-based company…
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Via Motors Brings Electric Plug-in Heft to the Truck

Last week in Detroit, Via Motors unveiled the concept E-REV VTRUX, a retrofitted GM electric pick-up truck that gets 40 miles of range…
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In a Blow to Car Dealers, Court Affirms Tesla’s Right to Operate Company-Owned Stores

A lawsuit brought by Massachusetts auto dealers against Tesla Motors seeking to prevent the company from selling its electric vehicles in company-owned retail…
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New Technology for Hybrid Car Motors Leaves Rare Earth Behind

Researchers throughout North America have come up with possible prototypes for electric motors that get around the use of the precious and environmentally…