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Trucking efficiency, trucking, trucking industry, renewable energy, clean energy, biofuels, electric vehicles, EVs, biofuels, climate change, Leon Kaye, battery technology, renewables

Can the Trucking Industry Help Boost Fuel Sustainability?

We grit our teeth when we see them on the road, but the stubborn truth is that trucks are an integral part of…
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2016 Chevy Volt: The EV is Growing Up

The 2016 Chevy Volt is bigger, more powerful, yet more efficient -- boasting an electric range of 50 miles, which means it can…
Chevrolet Bolt, Chevy Volt, EVs, electric vehicles, Mary Barra, NAIAS, Detroit, North American International Auto Show, Leon Kaye, concept cars, range anxiety, gm, general motors

Will the Chevrolet Bolt EV Push Electric Vehicles to the Mainstream?

General Motors' Chevrolet Bolt EV, which could hit the market as soon as 2017, has the capability to transform the auto industry.
Hyundai, Kia, Korea, EPA, EVs, greenhouse gas emissions, green cars, hybrids, PHEVs, Leon Kaye, EV Soul, Tucson Fuel Cell, Optima Hybrid

Hyundai and Kia Promise to Triple Number of Green Cars by 2020

Hyundai and Kia will boost the models of green cars threefold by 2020 in response to a settlement with the EPA over lowballing…
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Tesla Sets Sights on Fledgling China EV Market

Tesla, the Silicon Valley-based luxury electric vehicle designer and manufacturer, is venturing into China.
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Should GM Lose Sleep Over Tesla?

GM CEO Dan Akerson told Bloomberg last week the company is taking a look at Tesla Motors to gauge the Silicon Valley EV…
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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…
Galena KS

Can Electric Cars Give an Economic Lift to Route 66?

Last week, Ford Motor Co invited Leon Kaye to test drive a 2013 Ford Fusion Energy plug-in hybrid from St. Louis to Tulsa.
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Tony Hsieh Bets on Tesla for Las Vegas Carsharing Program

Led by Tony Hsieh, Project 100 signed an agreement to include 100 Tesla Model S cars within this futuristic, “complete transportation system" in…
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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.
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Why More Automakers Must Focus on Commercial Vehicles’ Mileage Rates

Commercial vehicles' mileage will be more important for companies like Ford as they are an important slice of the pie for many automakers.
Motiv, City of Chicago, garbage trucks, electric vehicles, EVs, electric powertrain control system, Leon Kaye, EV technologies, Motiv Power Systems, battery technology, fleets, Foster City, Chicago

Bay Area Startup Motiv to Electrify Chicago’s Garbage Trucks

Motiv Power Systems, a Bay Area startup, recently landed a $13.4 million contract to start electrifying Chicago’s garbage trucks.
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EV Review: New Chevrolet Spark EV Surprises with Powerful Torque and Road Handling

The Spark’s “green” credentials comes with performance that will shock many drivers with its powerful torque, spry road handling and entertainment options.
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New Ford Plug-In Scores California Carpool Lane Approval

This week Ford Motor’s C-MAX Energi scored approval for the Golden State’s Green Clean Air Vehicle Sticker under the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program.
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Global Sales of Electric Buses Will Quadruple by 2018

With the cost of fossil fuel spiking and battery technology improving, electric drive buses are a long term prospect that benefits everyone.