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Brammo! Piaggio! Plug in These Cool New Electric Rides
The Piaggio MP3 plug-in hybrid and Brammo electric motorcycles are breaking new waves of green transportation.
8 Alternative Fuels that Could Replace Oil
From chocolate to coffee, fats, sawdust and other wastes, engineers are experimenting with cleaner fuels for transportation and energy.
Can Bankrupt Chrysler Be Saved with Electric and Hybrid Cars?
Check out this video of Jim Motavalli on how Chrysler's bankruptcy may affect it's goals on electric cars and other green vehicles.
Hot Wheels: Riding in Tesla's Battery Powered 2011 Model S, the Electric Sport Sedan
A test ride is a blast in the 2011 Tesla Model S, now a concept for a new sedan electric car.
Fuel Cells or Electric Cars?
Debate heats up over electric cars and hydrogen fuel cells, and the future of green transportation.
Jim Talks to a Global Warming Skeptic
Jim Motavalli is interviewed by Neil Cavuto on Fox Business news about global warming, energy policy, the last ice age and various other topics for Earth Day.
Get Out This Weekend in Support of Earth Day
Earth Day has passed, but there are many grassroots community events in celebration of the environment all through Earth Month. Get involved!
Hey, Dude, Where's My Phantom Load?
SmartPower is encouraging youth and college students to make videos that show the benefits of slaying energy vampires (aka phantom loads) and boosting energy efficiency for the planet, as well as money savings.
GM's Larry Burns Explains the Radical New P.U.M.A. Commuter Vehicle
GM and Segway's PUMA (Project P.U.M.A.) electric vehicle is a radical new commuting concept. Larry Burns of General Motors explains the thinking behind the technology.
Auto Industry Responds to EPA's Bold Greenhouse Gas Rule
Car companies respond to the EPA's new rule that allows them to regulate greenhouse gases that cause global warming.
Working Toward a Smart Grid, in America and Fast-Growing China
Developing smart grids in America and China, to pave the way for electric cars and more energy efficiency.
Axion's New Lead-Carbon Batteries May Help Usher In Electric Cars
Axion's lead-carbon batteries are a new twist on the old lead-acid formula, offering affordable high power that can bring down cost of electric cars.
Meet the Fuel-Cell Vehicle that Won 2009 World Green Car
Test driving the Honda FCX Clarity hydrogen car.
At the New York Auto Show Glitz Is Gone, But Green Is Here to Stay
The auto industry unveiled new hybrid cars, electric cars, plug-in hybrids and compact cars like the Scion iQ.
Exclusive Look at New Fuel-Efficient Cars
Check out this exclusive video to the Progressive Automotive X Prize, the race to 100 mpg clean cars. And learn more about the challenge from Neil Young and others on the cutting edge.
"Think" Electric Cars and Smart Grids, the Future of Transportation
Think electric cars will soon work with smart grids, in a future of clean, green transportation.
The Frazer-Nash Namir Hybrid Supercar, a Mean, Green Speed Demon
The Frazer-Nash Namir is a prototype hybrid car that's a green supercar. It packs exotic styling and tremendous power. Will it ever get built?
A Close Look at the 2010 Prius, Toyota's High-Tech New Hybrid Car
The 2010 Toyota Prius is a new hybrid car with lots of great features, including better gas mileage, more room and a rooftop solar panel.
The Space-Age Car That Foreshadows an Electric Future
Aptera electric cars are being designed to work with smart grids, to maximize energy efficiency and cost savings. You can soon buy one in California.
Obama Promotes Electric Cars in Southern California
Obama shows leadership with electric cars and plug-in hybrids, visiting Southern California Edison's Electric Vehicle Technical Center.
Small is Beautiful for Tomorrow's Cars
Check out these truly tiny cars!
5 Surprising Secrets to Make Your Car Last Longer and Save You Money
Beyond standard car and driving tips, here are suggestions to save money and make your vehicle last longer, from buying suggestions to maintenance.
20 Cities Will Be Ready For Electric Cars. Will Yours?
Dr. Lyle Dennis, Better Place and Project Get Ready Ask: is your city next for electric cars? Gearing up with charging stations, battery service centers and more.
Fox's 24 and Agent Jack Bauer Going Green
24's Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) and the rest of the Fox team are going green, with biofuels, green energy, carbon offsets and more.
The Stars Come Out...To Rent Hybrid SUVs
Green SUV rents big hybrid SUVs to Hollywood celebrities, such as the Yukon, GMC and Porsche models.
Is "Green SUV" an Oxymoron? Meet the New Lexus SUV with Higher MPG
The 2010 Lexus 450h is an impressive hybrid SUV with a lot of power and technology. It gets better MPG, but is the public willing to accept a big SUV as a green car?
Why Can't We Have Europe's "Funny Little" Cars, and Get Better Gas Mileage?
In Italy the Toyota Yaris Verso is an example of the small cars that are popular and boast great gas mileage. Will a possible Fiat-Chrysler partnership help bring European style cars to America?
The 2010 Toyota Prius, 50 MPG and Loaded with Cool New Technology
Farewell Bob Lutz, General Motors' Anti-Hybrid, Anti-Electric Muscle Car Man
After many years of boosting muscle cars and SUVs, and bashing hybrids and electric cars, Bob Lutz of General Motors is retiring, during troubled times for the U.S. auto industry.
Will Hybrid and Electric Car Batteries Force a Global Lithium Shortage?
Will demand for hybrids and electric cars drain world lithium supplies, since lithium is needed for the batteries?
Primafuel, Converting Algae to Green Gasoline
Primafuel of California has been developing a gasoline alternative from fast-growing green algae, which could offer many environmental benefits.
Obama Ends Logjam on California's Tailpipe Greenhouse Gas Law
Obama has cleared the way for California's clean cars, greenhouse gas-busting laws by directing the EPA to consider giving the state a waiver.
Solar Power's SOS: Credit Crunch is Cancelling Out Tax Credits and Obama's Win
The solar power and other alternative energy industries are reeling under the credit crunch, as tax credits are made less useful or hard to use. The industry suggests immediate changes.
The Progressive Auto X Prize Wants Big Car Makers [with Video]
John Shore, director of the Progressive Automotive X Prize, explains how the prize hopes to get involvement from major car companies.
Green Cars Are Red Hot at an Austere Detroit Auto Show
The Detroit Auto Show features many green cars, from electric vehicles to plug-in hybrids, hybrids, smaller cars and more, from the new Toyota Prius to electric Chryslers.
Green Parking: New Solar Garage, with Plugs for Electric Vehicles
New London, Connecticut is looking to remake a parking garage with alternative energy: solar panels and plugs for electric vehicles.
What's Under LaHood, Obama's Transportation Secretary Pick?
Republican Ray LaHood, Obama's pick for Transportation Secretary, has a mixed record on clean cars. Can he lead in mass transit, plug-in hybrids and other clean technologies?
Even Mighty Toyota is Troubled, But Promises Growth with New Hybrids and Batteries
Toyota may be battered by the poor economy, but it is in the best shape of auto companies, and is poised to launch the 2010 Toyota Prius, the high gas mileage iQ, plug-in hybrids, new Lexus hybrids and more.
Clean Coal Carolers and the Fight for Obama's Energy Soul
As the Clean Coal Carolers sing, the coal industry touts improvements, and fights for Obama's support. But what will be the future of our energy policy? Can coal be clean? What about renewable energy?
Cool Electric Car. But Where Do I Plug It In?
Better Place, a company investing in the San Francisco area, aims to build the charging network for the plug-in electric cars of the future.
Despite Woes, Chrysler Sticks to Ambitious Electric Car Plans
Chrysler, despite economic woes, is going forward with ambitious plans to develop new clean electric cars on several platforms.
Moving Wind Energy Far Offshore
Garden State Offshore Energy is planning a massive offshore wind farm that seeks the benefits of clean wind energy with lower impacts from the shore, birds and shipping.
Obama's EPA Pick: New Jersey's Lisa Jackson?
Lisa Jackson has been tapped, according to a Congressional insider, for Obama's EPA Administrator. The current head of New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection has earned mixed reviews from greens.
Fossil-Free Motor Oil: Running Cars on Cows
GET (Green Earth Technologies) is innovating with G-Oil, a petroleum-free motor oil made from rendered cow fat.
The 2008 LA Auto Show: The Mood was Blue... and Green
At the LA Auto Show the mood was bleak, but green cars were in abundance, from new electric vehicles to CNG, hybrids and more -- offering hope for the future.
Dean Kamen's DEKA Revolt: An Electric Car With a Stirling Engine
Dean Kamen's DEKA Volt is an electric car with a backup Stirling heat engine, built by his DEKA Research and based on the Think Car body. Can this clean car be as big as the Segway, or better?
Turning FDR's Depression-era Corps Green for the 21st Century
Van Jones hopes to fight global warming and the recession with a core of new green jobs, focused on renewable energy and bore.
Can Obama Save the U.S. Auto Industry by Greening It on Day One?
Can Barack Obama help lead Detroit to save itself by innovating with plug-in hybrids, high gas mileage models and other innovations?
Why the Future of Electric Cars Hinges on the Li-Ion Battery
Lithium ion batteries promise the power of the future for electric vehicles and clean plug-in hybrid cars. Ener1 (Enertech) CEO Charles Gassenheimer says the future of batteries are bright.
Can the Bolt-on Blade Really Boost Gas Mileage?
The Sabertec Blade car accessory promises reduced emissions and better gas mileage. But does the thing really save gas?