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Carpooling Gets a Boost with $6 Million In New Funding for Zimride

One of the biggest problems with casual carpooling is that in most cases you really don’t know who you’ll be riding with. It…
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Toyota Sets Electric Vehicle Lap Record at The Nürburgring

When auto makers get serious about developing a performance car, they invariably take a trip to Germany’s fabled test track, the Nürburgring Nordschleife,…
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Hundreds of EV Drivers Urge Costco to Keep Chargers

Plug In America, a very vocal, electric vehicle (“EV”) advocacy group, has issued an “action alert” to its members, after Costco Corporation announced…
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Ford Announces Plan to Sell Rooftop Solar Panels with Electric Vehicles

Auto companies with electric vehicle offerings are increasingly taking the opportunity to build links between their vehicles and renewable energy. Perhaps in response…
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Trade War Looms Over Airlines’ Refusal to Comply with EU Cap-And-Trade Law

In June, I wrote about whether the US was right to seek an exemption from the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS)…
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AA’s Huge Aircraft Order Claims 35% Gain in Fuel Efficiency

American Airlines’ blockbuster narrowbody aircraft order this month places a huge emphasis on achieving major gains in fuel efficiency over a short period…
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UN Shipping Group Moves on Vessel Emission Reductions

An International Maritime Organization panel adopted what it calls mandatory design and operational measures to reduce greenhouse gases from international shipping. According to…
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Will Electric Cars Require We Deal With “Lithium Dictators”?

In January, I wrote a piece for Triple Pundit prompted by President Obama’s State of the Union address, in which he outlined a…
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Fare Trade: Lifetime Bus Pass for Your Car

For some a lifetime trolley-bus pass might sound like the third-place prize in a contest where $1 million goes to the first-place winner.…
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Supply (Not Demand) Explains Sales Differences Between LEAF and Volt

Sales figures for the Nissan LEAF and the Chevrolet Volt are being closely watched. Since both cars represent a new breed of vehicle,…
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Building Bicycle Infrastructure Creates Jobs, Studies Find

While the economy remains in the doldrums and job growth continues to stutter, the bicycle industry, at least, seems to have recovered from…
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EPA, Freight Stakeholders Roll Out SmartWay Drayage Program

Freight handling stakeholders in port areas and the Environmental Protection Agency have launched an initiative that’s designed to help clear the air in…
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Leading the Charge for Electric Cars at Apartment Complexes

Here’s another amenity coming soon to an apartment complex near you: electric vehicle charging stations. Car Charging Group and Equity Residential have teamed…
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Life Cycle Assessment of EVs Reveals Startling Results

A number of articles published this week paint a negative picture of electric cars based on a British study published earlier this month.…

GM Boss Wants Gasoline Tax Hike – Is This Good Policy To Meet Fuel Efficiency Goals?

The Detroit News reported last week that General Motors CEO, Dan Akerson, would like to see the federal gasoline tax boosted by as…