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Driving on sunshine

by Jen Herman


Electric vehicle owners now have a fuel as old as the sun to power their rides. In fact, it is the sun! Kearny Mesa Fiat in San Diego revealed a new solar charging station that gives owners and test-drivers of the Fiat 500e, the power to unplug and truly drive emission free.



It's called the EV ARC™. It stands for electric vehicle autonomous renewable charger. It's the world's first transportable solar-powered electric vehicle charging station. The EV ARC is made in the USA and powered by the sun. It fits inside a parking space...
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Fiat Fans Go Into the Green

by Jen Herman



The new Fiat 500e made an electrifying debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show and now the FIAT brand wants to help auto show attendees and fans win a trip to LA to experience one of FIAT’s exclusive “Into the Green” VIP events where they can get up close and personal with the all-new Fiat 500e.

The Fiat 500 has always been a smart choice for drivers who want to use less fuel and look good while doing it. With the launch of our first electric vehicle, owning a Fiat is greener than ever. To celebrate the addition of the...
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Some Things Are Not As They Seem

by Gualberto Ranieri


As the old saying goes, “Some things are not as they seem.”

A douglas fir is actually a pine.  A lead pencil is made with graphite. And a horned toad is really a lizard.

Now, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, ranked consistently among the world’s top 400 academic institutions, says electric cars may not be as green as many believe them to be.

Researchers examined the production, duty cycles and post-service impact of the battery-driven “miracles on wheels” that have so beguiled opinion leaders and policy makers.

The findings, as reported by the BBC, warn...
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Under the Pentastar-April 29, 2011

by Ed Garsten

In this week's edition of "Under the Pentastar," Betty Newman recaps major developments in Chrysler Group LLC's efforts to repay the U.S. and Canadian governments, a visit to a Detroit Jeep plant by U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, and the sale of the GEM electric vehicle unit.

DOE Secretary Views Electric 500

by Ed Garsten

 

The parade of federal officials taking a close look at green machines at the Washington Auto Show continued on Thursday.  Secretary of Energy Steven Chu spent some time with us viewing an electric concept version of the Fiat 500. He was joined by Dave McCurdy, President and CEO of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.

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