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California is pushing even more for green cars and some of the state’s agencies are collaborating on a range of initiatives to support the goal of 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) said last week that the California Energy Commission carried out one of these initiatives, […]

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As of March 12, fewer than 3,620 green HOV stickers allowing solo-driver access for plug-in cars were left in California out of an initial 40,000 allotment. The green stickers – as opposed to white stickers – are a perk for purchase of transitional zero emission vehicles (TZEV) such as the Chevy Volt. This means if […]

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Our Fellow Americans. Have you been paying attention? There appears to be a gap between what every president since the October 1973 Arab oil embargo has said would be done about energy alternatives and what’s actually been accomplished. Now 40 years and a couple weeks past the day that shifted life for America, we thought […]

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Toyota has said it plans to increase its already strong U.S. commitment to hybrids by making individual hybrid variants of all its models in coming years but the automaker has already gone beyond this in Europe where 92 percent of all Lexus vehicles sold are hybrids. That’s correct. Rather than merely having an electrified and […]

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Electric vehicle sales headlines more often focus on the two comparatively major players – Tesla and Nissan – but there is fair number of limited-market electric cars also making a minor dent, and with varying degrees of potential to grow beyond. These would be Chevrolet’s new Spark EV, Fiat’s 500E, Honda’s Fit EV, the Smart […]

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The advent of the electric car is upon us, but despite implications to the contrary, don’t look to Uncle Sam to be as much of a direct driver of this anticipated paradigm shift as some may have previously supposed. In other quarters, there has been much talk of automakers needing to develop electrified cars to […]

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Ford’s Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid has now been approved for use in California’s high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes. As a reminder, to earn access to these faster moving carpool lanes, vehicles must qualify for tax rebates through California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project, which is overseen by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). A vehicle that qualifies […]

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