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Tesla and SolarCity: For Elon Musk, it's Personal (and a Family Affair)

06.23.2016
Elon Musk wants Tesla Motors to merge with his cousin's photovoltaic company. It's a decision made from the heart, not the head, but it may be a good idea anyway. 

Big Wheels: A Clean Revolution for Trucks and Buses

05.20.2016
Dirty tailpipes are still spewing diesel pollution, but new technology will make the nation's 18-wheelers and transit systems much more environmentally friendly.

The Big Battery Breakthrough (or Maybe Not)

03.08.2016
The Feds' ARPA-E agency says it has achieved the "holy grail" of cell development. Unfortunately, we've been down this road before.

2016 Green Car of the Year: No Diesels or Electrics, Please

10.15.2015
A certain manufacturer in the news influenced the list, but there are still other strong and very interesting contenders for Green Car of the Year. Check 'em out!

Solar Cars? Very Cool, but Still a Pipe Dream

08.19.2015
Who wouldn't want a zero-emission greenmobile powered by the sun's rays? But the sad fact is that the panels don't generate enough energy. 

Saying No to Big Oil: Four Bright Ideas Compete for $125,000

05.22.2015
Convoying trucks, wirelessly charging electric cars and clean fuel for boats--which one will win the Safe Energy Security Prize? Car Talk wants your vote, too.

Toyota's Big Bet on the Fuel-Cell Mirai

11.18.2014
The zero-emission car can travel 300 miles on a five-minute fill-up, so the big challenge isn't the cars but the expensive refueling stations. But how does three years of free fuel sound?

The Fast Track From Propane Grills to Propane Cars

11.02.2014
Can you run your car with the same stuff you use to grill that T-bone steak? Absolutely! Right now 150,000 American police cars, trucks and school buses run on propane, and that's just the beginning. Here's why.

Ready, Set, Innovate: The College Car Challenge That Leads to a Job

06.06.2014
Fifteen colleges compete to build a better plug-in hybrid, and auto companies--from GM to Tesla--are hiring the seasoned veterans.

Apply Here: $16 Billion in Green Car Loan Money

05.13.2014
An obscure Federal loan program saved Tesla and brought Nissan Leaf production to America. The program went quiet in the wake of the ill-fated Federal loans to Solyndra, but now it's back in business-- with $16 billion to share. Here's a look at what's coming. 

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