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  • Despite Efficient Cars, Savings at Pump Elusive

     
    Despite reduced gasoline consumption, higher prices at the pump mean Americans are finding themselves with less money to spend elsewhere. That's according to a pair of reports issued Monday by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Union of Concerned......
  • Tesla Repays Government Loan

     
    Electric carmaker Tesla Motors has repaid in full a U.S. Department of Energy loan, according to the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company. Tesla said the $451.8 million wired today represented the balance, plus interest, of a $465 million loan awarded in......
  • Coda Becomes Latest EV Start-Up to Short Circuit

     
    Los Angeles-based start-up Coda announced today that it is declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy and pulling the plug on its electric vehicle. The news echoes other recent high-profile struggles for EV start-ups like Aptera and perhaps most notably Fisker,...
  • AAA: Fear of Unknown Fuels Aversion to EVs

     
    If U.S. car shoppers were more informed about the capabilities and advantages of electric vehicles, they'd be more inclined to buy one, according to AAA. Despite technological advancements and thousands of available charging stations that make EVs far...
  • Fisker Edges Closer to Bankruptcy as New Details Emerge

     
    The travails continue for Anaheim, Calif.-based Fisker. Executives at the struggling plug-in-vehicle maker met with Congress Wednesday, and new details emerged on Fisker's government dealings. It goes like this. The U.S. Department of Energy approved $529...
  • Will flex fuel save you money?

    Will flex fuel save you money?
    Spikes in gas prices often turn attention toward alternative fuels. Ethanol alcohol, in the form of E85, is occasionally in the news due to political debates, automotive marketing and the controversial rise in global food prices. GM (the largest...
  • Palm Beach County government pushing solar energy

    Palm Beach County government pushing solar energy
    Solar panels could help power the Palm Beach County Governmental Center in a bid to encourage more local homes and businesses to turn to alternative energy. The county is participating in the federal government’s "Rooftop Solar Challenge," which...
  • Gas prices rise: How much will Mideast unrest cost at pump?

    Gas prices rise: How much will Mideast unrest cost at pump?
    Political unrest in the Middle East — particularly the oil-producing nation of Libya — has led to increased oil prices, which means higher gasoline prices at the pump. According to Fuelgaugereport.com., the price of a gallon of regular gas in...
  • Jumpstarting the electric car

    Jumpstarting the electric car
    Electric wagons powered by heavy batteries quietly zipped through the streets of Baltimore, carrying beer, milk, fruit and other goods from wholesalers to shops and homes. Some delivery companies installed their own charging stations or used a downtown...
  • The bulbs they are a-changin'

    The bulbs they are a-changin'
    Lighting is changing fast. Incandescents as we know them are on the way out. It may be confusing for a while. But in the end, your wallet will thank you. And so will the planet. Walk down today's lighting aisle, and it's intimidating. Incandescents....
  • Japan fears a nuclear disaster after reactor breach

    Japan fears a nuclear disaster after reactor breach
    Dangerous levels of radiation escaped a quake-stricken nuclear power plant after one reactor's steel containment structure was apparently breached by an explosion, and another reactor building in the same complex caught fire, Japan's leaders told a...