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Hydrogen Fuel Cells: The ‘Hy’ Road to Decarbonization

Fuel cell and hydrogen energy offer significant environmental and economic benefits in the drive toward a cleaner, decarbonized future. Here’s the status today.

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EcoCAR Challenge Students Prep for an Electric Future

An electric future requires promising young minds ready for the workforce. Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions serve as an important proving ground.

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Clean Fuels Alliance America Champions Low Carbon Fuels

The National Biodiesel Board becomes Clean Fuels Alliance America, signaling an expanded vision and strategy for providing fleets with low-carbon fuel options.

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Propane Autogas Reduces Fleet Carbon Emissions

Low carbon fuels loom large with fleets seeking to reduce their environmental footprint. Here’s the important role that propane autogas is playing today.

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Electric Delivery Vans are on a Roll

Electrification is picking up speed, but it isn’t just electric cars and pickups that matter. Delivery vans represent an important part of the evolving electric vehicle space, offering an outsized environmental return for the investment since they’re constantly in motion.

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Making It Easy to Go Electric

There’s an urgent need to greatly expand convenient charging opportunities to facilitate the millions of electric vehicles expected on our highways.

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Electric Vehicle Reality Check

After decades of false starts, the age of the electric vehicle is materializing before our eyes. But the transition to EVs faces an array of challenges.

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Charging the EV Revolution

Electric vehicles are gathering momentum. To support their growing numbers, it’s imperative to dramatically expand the nation’s charging infrastructure and make ‘refueling’ convenient, Here are thoughts from Robert Barrosa, Senior Director of Sales, Business Development, and Marketing at Electrify America

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Maximizing Battery Cell CROI

We don’t think about the environmental implications and carbon return-on-investment (CROI) of every battery cell produced, but Toyota’s chief scientist sure does. Is the best application an electric vehicle, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or fuel cell EV? Short answer: It depends.

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PHEVs: Electrics with Options

A recent study in Europe takes plug-in hybrids to task, claiming they are “fake electric cars built for lab tests and tax breaks, not real driving.” Our tens of thousands of miles behind the wheel of many PHEVs contradict this.

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Applauding ‘Green’ Leadership

Interest in ‘green’ cars of all types is growing. Automakers recognize this and now offer an increasing number of models that speak to greater efficiency, lower tailpipe and carbon emissions, and electrification. The Green Car Awards celebrate these laudable efforts.

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Electrics and our Driving Future

The auto industry is in transition. This is evidenced by the high-profile move toward electrification by nearly all international automakers, motivated by increasingly tighter government regulation, concern about market share, and the need to craft long-term carbon mitigation strategies.

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5 Secrets of Driving Electric

I’ve logged more than 100,000 miles driving a diverse array of electric cars since Green Car Journal’s launch in 1992, during the very early days of the modern electric vehicle. Here are five things you should know about driving electric.

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The Truth About the Model 3

Hundreds of thousands of fans have been waiting excitedly for Tesla’s Model 3, touted by the automaker as the ‘affordable’ EV for the masses. But is it? The backstory is a bit more complicated with plenty of food for thought.

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The Long and Short of EV Range

I drive an electric vehicle every day as part of my job testing cars. It’s not a new thing. In fact, this has been part of the drill here at Green Car Journal since the publication’s launch in 1992…way ahead of the electric car curve. Back then I was testing electrics like the Honda EV […]

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Electrification’s Charging Challenge

Charging your electric vehicle used to be an easy thing, at least in many areas where electrification has long been promoted. Public chargers were installed in high-profile areas like shopping centers, parking garages, and at the workplace. For the longest time, it wasn’t unusual to see these chargers go unused for long periods of time. […]

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Plug-In Cars and Our Driving Future

Will electrified vehicles dominate our highways in the future? It’s a question on the minds of many these days as an increasing number of battery electric and plug-in hybrid models come to new car showrooms. The answer is not an easy one, especially since there’s the potential that future CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) requirements […]

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Behold the Future of Driving

Like most kids growing up in the 1960s, my first experience with an electric race car was at a slot car track as a teenager. They were fast…really fast if you used a hopped-up rewind motor capable of smoking competitors off the track. This was followed decades later with the full-scale, real-life electric cars I […]

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