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According to a new study released by the Harvard School of Public Health, exposure to fine particulate air pollution during the last three months of pregnancy can double the risk of having an autistic child. This latest study is one among several that have demonstrated the correlation between air pollution and autism in recent years. […]

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We have officially entered into the future of automobile transportation and Google is in the driver’s seat. The tech giant revealed its first “fully functional” self-driving car on December 22 and announced its intention to test drive the vehicle on San Francisco area roads in 2015. Google has been developing self-driving car technology for years […]

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Tesla Model S drivers in California can cruise the long stretch of road between Los Angeles and San Francisco with confidence, thanks to Tesla’s new battery swapping station in Harris Ranch, Calif. Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the opening of the company’s first swapping station on December 19 via Twitter, saying it is currently operating […]

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A wirelessly charged electric hybrid city bus will soon be cruising the streets of Södertälje, Sweden thanks to vehicle manufacturing company Scania’s sustainable vehicle technology research project. Scania, which has been researching electrification technologies that could supplant or supplement combustion engines, is partnering with the Royal Institute of Technology to test its wirelessly charged electric […]

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Although conventional wisdom and crowded streets might suggest otherwise, vehicle ownership, fuel consumption, and miles driven per year seem to be on the decline. These three indicators, referred to cumulatively as “motorization,” have been studied extensively by Michael Sivak, a research professor at University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute, in his six part research study […]

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A study conducted by the University of Minnesota has media outlets all revved up about the environmental health impact of electric cars, with several outlets proclaiming that electric cars are not so great for the environment or our health after all. The study, which was released yesterday and covered by the Associated Press shortly after, […]

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Toyota realizes that most Prius-owners don’t purchase the vehicle because they are enamored with its design, and it is trying to change that. After nixing the original design of the nearly complete fourth generation Prius, Toyota has delayed production of the Prius’ newest iteration until the end of 2015 – a decision that gives the […]

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CEO of California’s Pacific Gas and Electric utility and Ford Motor Co. board member Tony Earley is interested in finding ways to convert gasoline vehicles to electric— particularly light duty pick-up trucks. Earley, who has been collaborating with colleagues and employees at Ford and General Motors on the effort, said at a press conference after […]

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Although common sense might suggest that a gas-electric hybrid, with its two powertrains and complicated electronic components, might be less reliable than its gas powered counterpart, this is not the case. Polling research from car information sharing website TrueDelta.com, confirms that hybrids tend to be just as reliable, if not more reliable, than gas-powered cars. […]

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It seems the state of California’s generous electric vehicle incentives have paid off. According to a release issued by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the golden state accounts for nearly half of all electric vehicle sales in the U.S. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that electric vehicle sales are increasing in the U.S., but […]

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