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Bob Lutz Wants to Reanimate Fisker's Sexy Corpse w/ V8 Power

There’s significant demand for the Bob Lutz-backed Fisker Karma V8 conversions, especially now that Fisker, the company, doesn’t look particularly suited to provide parts and/or technical support for their existing hybrid powertrains. So his interest in Fisker getting bailed out makes sense. That said, it’s specifically because of Lutz’ involvement that I hope the whole enterprise crashes and burns.

May 23rd

Porsche Recognized For Green Tech

Stuttgart’s new Green Party mayor, Fritz Kuhn, recently paid a visit to Porsche’s manufacturing facility in Germany, where he praised the company’s recent efforts to bring clean diesels and innovative hybrids to market. Porsche proudly noted that Mayor Kuhn came by to visit Porsche within days of his inauguration. According to the Truth About Cars’ […]

January 19th

Kia to Focus on CNG Future

If Kia’s chief powertrain engineer gets his way, the Korean automaker will continue its push to reduce harmful carbon emissions by building its future models (like the Rio-based Trackster, above) to run on compressed natural gas (CNG). Dr. Joachim Hahn, speaking to the automotive press at the Geneva auto show last week, voiced his strong […]

March 11th

AT&T Builds Towards 15000 CNG Trucks

This past Thursday, telecom giant AT&T re-committed to its stated goal of putting 15,000 CNG-powered vehicles into operation by 2018, reaching the milestone of 5000 commercial CNG vehicles in service a few weeks ago and putting 274 CNG trucks and vans into service in Connecticut alone (the photo, above, is of Congressman John Larson and […]

February 29th

More Mias on the Road in Europe

Size doesn’t matter – at least, not when it comes to beauty and charm. The mia, a microvan produced in France, is the embodiment of practical and cute wrapped up in a tiny package. How Much Car Is Enough? The mia rolls off the line in Cerizay on 14” electric wheels, to the tune of […]

February 5th

Chinese EVs: Quite Dirty After All

Not too long ago I wrote about China’s deployment of over 1,000 EV garbage trucks to the streets of Beijing. On the surface it sounded like a good move, but I wondered aloud just how “green” those EVs would be in light of China’s coal habit—it’s no secret, after all, that China chain-smokes coal . […]

August 8th

EU Automakers Build Green Cars, Win Prizes (sorta)

  The EU Commission is pressuring the automotive industry to develop more environmentally friendly cars, with Brussels even instituting an award system. The EU is already offering credit for investments, to encourage auto makers to reduce the amount of climate-damaging carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in new cars, Brussels authorities revealed last Monday.  According to current […]

July 30th

Honeywell's Gulfstream Jet Crosses Atlantic on e50 Biofuel

Honeywell‘s camelina-based Green Jet Fuel arrived at last weekend’s Paris AirShow in grand style, powering the company’s Gulfstream G450 demonstrator across the Atlantic as part of the company’s “proof of concept” display to promote and market their biofuel. The Honeywell jet flew in on a 50/50 blend of the Green Jet Fuel and a conventional […]

June 29th

USPS Report Says Total Collapse is Imminent (Yay?)

The United States Postal Service is headed off a cliff, and – according to the US Government Accountability Office – few are even giving its demise a second thought. That’s the same USPS, by the way, that was once a great source of national pride, that united America’s coasts and transmitted vital information at incredible speeds, […]

May 29th

Ferrari an Unlikely Leader in the Race to Curb Emissions

While all automakers are working to reduce their products’ carbon footprint and CO2 emissions, it may surprise you to learn that Ferrari (yes, that Ferrari) is leading the charge!  The Fiat-owned company has reduced their fleet’s overall C02 emissions by 46 g/km, according to JATO Dynamics‘ yearly report on the European industry’s progress towards an […]

April 20th

UK Trucks "Go Long" for Cleaner Emissions

An independent UK study recently showed that increasing the overall length of commercial trucks could dramatically reduce overall emissions without compromising safety.  The study (available for download here) showed that a 2 meter increase in maximum length (without an increase in maximum weight) could “increase capacity for haulers transporting lightweight goods by up to 13%, […]

April 13th

McLaren Talks Tech, Sustainability in Formula 1 Racing

The upcoming 2011 Formula Season promises to be one of the sport’s most competitive, with a renewed emphasis on KERS hybrid technology (which disappeared from the sport in 2010).  There’s more green-washing going on in motorsports’ highest echelon, however – including an overall reduction in carbon emissions by 12% (approx. 30,000 tons) by 2012. Wired […]

February 15th