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Cuba and the Iconic Cars From the 1950's
New cars are imitating the sounds of American classic cars with fake engine sounds.
Ga. Man Arrested for Charging His Electric Car at Local Middle School
Police in a Georgia town arrested a man for using a local school's electric car charging station while his son received tennis lessons. Kaveh Kamooneh, 50, admits that he had charged his car multiple times on the school's property but he says he didn't know he wasn't permitted to do so. The value
Nearly Free Electric Car Leases in a State Near You?
Accustomed to their gas-guzzling companions, many Americans are hesitant to buy an electric or hybrid vehicle. But dealers and government incentives are luring drivers into the fold. John O’Dell, senior green car editor for Edmunds.com, has leased a Nissan Leaf with his wife for the...
Tesla S Electric Is Motor Trend's Car of the Year
Motor Trend magazine named Tesla Model S its 2013 Car of the Year, the first time a non-gasoline powered vehicle received the honor, but Americans are still warming to the idea of driving an electric car. The Model S beat finalists including luxury and family...
Reporter's Notebook: Calif. Gas Crisis Puzzles Electric Car Drivers
LOS ANGELES–I’ve been driving alternative fuel vehicles now for while. I’m on my second full-electric car, a 2012 Nissan LEAF. I also own a 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck that is 100 percent natural-gas powered. It was hard to find; mine was originally owned by...
Changing Cities: Powering Your Home From Your Car
By CARRIE HALPERIN Hundreds of thousands of Americans were left without power for days after a violent storm front moved through from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic last week. But what if — in the case of a blackout — you could just use your...
Tiny Twizy Sets E-Mobility World Atwitter
It's even smaller than Daimler's Smart and runs entirely on electric power. Renault's new Twizy shows the limits of E-mobility technology and may be the perfect city vehicle. But at almost 8,000 euros without doors or battery, the price tag isn't nearly as small as the car itself. In the 1990s, the
Sec. Chu Gives Energy Dept. an "A" on Gas Prices
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Energy Secretary Steven Chu told a House committee today that his agency deserved “better than an A-” for its handling of gas prices and fuel standards. Testifying before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Chu was asked to grade the...
Mercedes Invisible Car Is Coming … Sort Of
How could it better be conveyed that hydrogen fuel cell technology will make car emissions disappear? Make a car disappear, of course. That’s exactly what Mercedes tried with a viral ad of its forthcoming F-Cell vehicle. The company covered the car in strips of LED lights to...
8 Novel, Overlooked Tax Deductions
"Every year taxpayers are leaving money on the table by not claiming all the credits and deductions to which they are entitled," says Kathy Pickering, executive director of The Tax Institute at H&R Block. By some estimates, tax payers unnecessarily forfeit more than $1 billion every year. To be