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  • Chevy Spark EV lease highlights electric-car price cuts

    Chevy Spark EV lease highlights electric-car price cuts
    General Motors is joining the electric-car price war with a lease deal on the Chevrolet Spark EV at $199 a month. The deal, announced this morning, follows the recent offerings of $199 leases on Nissan’s Leaf – a big price drop after two...
  • State Program May Lighten Electric Vehicle 'Range Anxiety'

    State Program May Lighten Electric Vehicle 'Range Anxiety'
    Ruben Flores and Maria Llanos are looking for an electric vehicle. While the couple is sold on the idea of a vehicle with a smaller carbon footprint, there are two main reasons they haven't purchased yet: they want to wait until they own a home so...
  • Fiat vs. Fiat: Electric 500e and 500 Turbo comparison test

    The new Fiat 500e – an electric version of the bubbly Italian hatchback – compares well with battery-powered peers such as the Nissan Leaf or Honda Fit EV, as we noted in a recent comparison test. But most buyers will care more about how the...
  • Charging electric cars at home: Utility discounts compared

    Charging electric cars at home: Utility discounts compared
    Electric car owners can get special discounts from utilities to charge their vehicles at home, but the amounts vary widely among power companies, according to a new study of charging costs. The study by Northeast Group calculated that Los Angeles...
  • Job uncertainty could affect federal recruiting

    Job uncertainty could affect federal recruiting
    As an accounts manager with the U.S. Department of Energy, Steve Bruno has endured a wage freeze, the sequester and now the partial shutdown of the federal government. Waiting at Penn Station last week for the train to his job in Washington, the...
  • Student designs push smart-home technology into the app era

    Student designs push smart-home technology into the app era
    While showing flickers of promise, smart homes -- residences that digitally monitor and regulate energy use and technology in the house -- have yet to take off in the U.S. But at the Solar Decathlon in Irvine, they're everywhere. Almost every...
  • Santa Ana winds temporarily close sections of Solar Decathlon

    Santa Ana winds temporarily close sections of Solar Decathlon
    Solar Decathlon, the U.S. Department of Energy biennial student competition to design and build modern sustainable houses, was forced to close temporarily on Friday because of the Santa Ana winds whipping through the competition site at the Great Park...
  • UCF grad's idea could rev up consumer batteries

    UCF grad's idea could rev up consumer batteries
    Brandon Lojewski's mad-scientist routine began quietly in a college engineering lab in Orlando. Four years later, the 25-year-old's project at UCF has morphed into a high-tech-startup business that could play a key role in revving up battery power in...
  • Nobel physics prize goes to Higgs boson scientists

    Nobel physics prize goes to Higgs boson scientists
    Britain's Peter Higgs and Francois Englert of Belgium won the Nobel Prize for physics on Tuesday for predicting the existence of the Higgs boson particle, which explains how elementary matter attained the mass to form stars and planets. The insight has...
  • UNLV solar house wins for market appeal, Norwich most affordable

    The University of Nevada Las Vegas won the market appeal contest Thursday at the 2013 Solar Decathlon, edging out Vienna University of Technology, Stanford and Czech Technical University in one key phase of the 19-team competition to build the sustainable...
  • Fracking's risks greatly overstated

    In a recent letter to the editor ("Fracking is not the answer for U.S. economy," May 7), David Wagenheim relies on outdated and previously debunked talking points in an attempt to convince readers that hydraulic fracturing harms groundwater,...