The Lindell family of Stockholm, Sweden, is living in the middle of a corporate greenhouse gas reduction experiment that includes an ultra-green house and a battery-powered Volvo C30.
The Big Three are baaa-ck, after a long, agonizing skid. With Chrysler announcing Monday that it has finally turned a modest $116 million profit in the first quarter, all of America’s carmakers are back in the black. What a relief. I hate “The Big Two.”
Chris Paine's new film is Revenge of the Electric Car, and it's the optimistic flip side to his previous one--which chronicled the crushing of GM's all-electric EV-1. What a difference a decade makes.
Student activists at the University of California at San Diego are building a mobile solar EV charger that could be a sustainable option for the third world.
Electric cars are upon us, and you have to weigh the pros and cons. Here's three of each, though the equation is likely to shift rapidly--and generally in the EV's favor.
The Pinto was brought down in a classic piece of investigative journalism that appeared in 1977. Now author Mark Dowie says that if the Pinto is repaired with an $11 part, it's actually not a bad little car.
The station wagon isn't really dead--like that Monty Python parrot, it's just resting, or maybe pining for the fjords.
The oldest Chevy Volt owner is Texaco's former head of worldwide oil production, and he thinks peak oil is very, very close.
President Obama has called for a million plug-in cars by 2015, which sounds like a grid-buster, but we can handle it without adding a lot of new power plants.
The Obama budget is a door stop at more than 2,400 pages, and nobody reads all of it--but it makes some hard choices with energy--downplaying hydrogen and launching a big push on electric car deployment. Much of it will fall by the wayside, but it's an interesting place to start.
Tramping around Cobo Hall is sure to wear out shoe leather, but it also offers a chance to uncover some green nuggets. And here it is, my highlight reel with just the good parts.
The Consumer Electronics Show includes the latest in sophisticated in-car electronics. It's wonderful, cutting-edge stuff, but driver distraction remains an issue (despite voice commands and other innovations). And what's with those artichokes?
Is there anything better on a long drive than a good set of car tunes? Thanks to iPod connectors, I now can listen to my whole library from behind the wheel, and I do. Here are my choices for some of the best driving songs.