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Stories with subject: Green technology
  • Column: Fuel-careful F1 less of a guilty pleasure 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:20 am
  • PARIS - As Earth's atmosphere warms alarmingly and fills with heat-trapping gases, and the writing on the wall - "People, we're in trouble!" - looms ever larger, Formula One has steadily become a guilty pleasure, the motorsport equivalent of blue whale burger or wearing panda fur.

  • Tesla factor: Recharging Nevada's lithium industry 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:40 pm
  • RENO, Nevada - Take away the remnants of more than 200 exploratory drill holes and you're left with a rural landscape that looks just like any other in Humboldt County.

  • Toyota gas cars get efficient engine from hybrids 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:47 am
  • TOKYO - Toyota has developed an efficient gasoline engine using technology fine-tuned with gas-electric hybrids, in which the Japanese automaker is an industry leader.

  • Swiss unveil new solar plane for global flight 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 3:34 pm
  • PAYERNE, Switzerland - The Swiss-made airplane built for the first round-the-world solar flight has wings longer than a Boeing 747 jumbo jet yet weighs only about as much as a large car.

  • GM to invest $449M in 2 Detroit-area factories 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 2:28 pm
  • DETROIT - General Motors plans to invest $449 million in two Detroit-area factories to build the next-generation Chevrolet Volt hybrid electric car and two unspecified new vehicles.

  • Tesla to offer electric car leases to businesses 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 9:29 am
  • DETROIT - Electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. says it will begin leasing cars to small and midsize businesses.

  • 1st fast-charging station for electric cars 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 5:12 am
  • SALT LAKE CITY - Utah government leaders are unveiling the Salt Lake City area's first fast-charging station for electric cars.

  • CBS dubs sound for quiet electric car 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 12:58 pm
  • NEW YORK - CBS News says an editor made an "audio error" in dubbing the sound of a loud traditional car engine over footage of the much quieter Tesla electric car in a "60 Minutes" story that aired Sunday.

  • Daimler acquires lithium-ion battery maker 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 6:10 am
  • BERLIN - Automaker Daimler AG is acquiring the remaining shares in a lithium-ion battery cell maker from specialty chemical company Evonik Industries AG as it intensifies its focus on electric cars.

  • Feds close investigation of Tesla battery fires 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 12:01 pm
  • DETROIT - The U.S. government's auto safety watchdog has closed an investigation into Tesla electric car battery fires after the company said it would install more shields beneath the cars.

  • Cadillac takes on Tesla with plug-in ELR 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 3:32 pm
  • Finally, there's an electric car that rivals Tesla's eye-catching Model S.

  • Deal allows Tesla to sell cars in Ohio 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 6:37 am
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio auto dealers have struck an agreement that will allow Tesla Motors to sell its electric cars in the state.

  • Arizona bill would allow Tesla to skip dealers 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 6:56 pm
  • PHOENIX - Electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors would be allowed to sell cars in Arizona without establishing a dealer network under a bill approved by a state Senate committee Wednesday.