Browsing the "money" Tag

True Cost of Ownership: 2013 Chevy Volt, One Year On

January 5th, 2014 | by Jo Borrás

I recently connected with the author of the piece below. Finding out that he was a Volt driver in Atlanta, and interesting city that is doing quite well on the electric vehicle front, I decided to ask him for a review of the vehicle… as I often do&hellip


Bloom Energy Half-Way To Turning A Profit

August 10th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

Bloom Energy, a hydrogen fuel cell company, has just reported that it is half-way towards profitability, with new orders and installations doubling every six months. Unlike so many green energy companies, Bloom Energy may soon actually make money. Could this be the beginning of an energy revolution


Rolls-Royce Customers: No Diesel

August 4th, 2012 | by Jo Borrás

Rolls-Royce buyers are different from most people. They don’t accept things like “compromise”, and that’s why representatives from Rolls-Royce have


Green News Roundup: Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

September 27th, 2011 | by Christopher DeMorro

Another day, another batch of day-old news. Today’s green news story highlights include Bob Lutz joining electric car maker Via, the German Pirate Party (logo above!) demands free public transportation, and Tesla asks for more government money


Obama, High Speed Rail, and the State Of California

September 26th, 2011 | by Andrew Meggison

High speed rail is big business in other countries like China. America has been trying to get a high speed rail program in action for years with California being at the forefront of the planning. Now, it seems that lawsuits might be shutting down the California project for good, or at least delay the project until the funding evaporates


Plug-in Hybrid F-150 Pick-up Truck Getting Put to the Test

August 10th, 2011 | by Jo Borrás

How would someone who uses their truck for work, every day, respond to a plug-in pickup? If Ford built a full-size pickup using design notes cribbed from Chevy's Jesus car Volt, would the savings on fuel justify the added initial costs? That's what the fleet managers at PG&E (and the drivetrain specialists at ALTe) hope to find out, as they put a converted Ford F-150 pickup through a gauntlet of stop-and-go driving, hauling, commuting, and more next year


Florida's $2 billion for High Speed Rail Goes Elsewhere

May 10th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

It's all over for high-speed rail in Florida. The Tampa to Orlando line had the backing of everyone from business to the state's Republican legislators; but Rick Scott, the new Tea Party-backed governor, blocked it as a "big government boondoggle". Today the Transportation Department announced that the money will go elsewhere



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