electric hybrids

Big U.S. Corporations Urge Quick Carbon Cap-and-Trade Legislation

Article: Big U.S. Corporations Urge Quick Carbon Cap-and-Trade Legislation

BOSTON, Massachusetts, November 19, 2008 (ENS) – Five large U.S. corporations and a coalition of investors and environmental groups today announced that they have formed a new organization to lobby for strong U.S. climate and energy legislation in early 2009 to spur a clean energy economy and reduce global warming. The founding members of Business…

Transport Experts Spark Global Electric Car Industry

Article: Transport Experts Spark Global Electric Car Industry

LONDON, UK, October 27, 2008 (ENS) – Cars around the world will one day be propelled by electric motors, transportation expert Daniel Sperling told a meeting of international transportation experts and policymakers in London today. Sperling said the transformation of automobiles and the entire automotive industry has begun with gasoline-electric hybrids, and will continue in…

Electric Hybrid Cars Are Good for Your Health

Article: Electric Hybrid Cars Are Good for Your Health

A new study [www.epri-reports.org] reports that if electric plug-in hybrid vehicles accounted for a 60% market share annually, then that would result in the removal of 450 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions a year by 2050. American auto companies will need to take a major leadership role in order for this to occur.…

Plug 'em In

Article: Plug 'em In

Personal transportation is a huge TreeHugger topic, since most of us have to get from one place to another at some point each day; with cars near the top of the transportation list for many, it’s important to know what options are best for you, and, perhaps as importantly, what options are out on the…

The "Fuel-less" Car: Tesla Motor's Electric Roadster

Article: The "Fuel-less" Car: Tesla Motor's Electric Roadster

This week, we’ve been concentrating on fuel, to coincide with the launch of The Green right here on the Sundance Channel. Gasoline is out, and biodiesel, ethanol and straight veggie oil (or waste veggie oil) are in, but these certainly aren’t the only options. There are a few other technologies on the horizon that have…

Automobile Designs for the Future

Article: Automobile Designs for the Future

Though TreeHugger tends to prefer things like walking and electric bicycles [www.sundance.tv] to car-centric transportation, automobiles are a way of life for many of us. While burning gasoline and creating emissions are not a good thing for the planet, thankfully, there are some forward-looking automakers and cars that are testing prototypes that have the potential…