Categories: Cars

Top tales: Universal cell phone chargers, AEP captures carbon & more Americans doubt global warming

Posted by: Adam Aston on October 30

As the week closes, three developments of note... 1/ This week a universal cell phone charger was adapted by the International Telecommunication Union, the industry's standards setting body. Sounds boring?...

Tesla sets distance record for electric car on a single charge

Posted by: Adam Aston on October 30

As part of the 2009 Global Green Challenge, a driving duo has set a new distance record by going 311 miles on a single charge in a Tesla battery-powered...

Car sharing business grows despite recession

Posted by: Adam Aston on October 28

It might have seemed that $4 gas finally broke US consumers of their SUV habit. But the Great Recession is proving that the shift has lasted through this period of...

Electricity vs. Biofuels: Which Gets More Miles per Acre?

Posted by: John Carey on May 07

As if ethanol and other biofuels don't already have enough problems (see The Biofuel Bubble), here's another. A new study in the May 7th issue of Science magazine calculates that,...

More Fuel-Efficient Cars, Like Honda's Insight

Posted by: John Carey on February 12

I’ve been covering energy issues for nearly 30 years, including the debate over auto fuel economy. Over that time, I’ve been amazed that report after report has concluded that automakers...

Ethanol: The Blend Wall Looms

Posted by: John Carey on December 05

As if ethanol producers don’t have enough woes already, there’s a new problem looming. The industry has been hit by plunging oil prices, the recession, and the perception that the...

What if a solar powerhouse bought Opel, GM's euro subsidiary?

Posted by: Adam Aston on November 21

Ironic as it might be, it's not so far fetched. Such are the divergent fates of the US auto giant (plummeting), and SolarWorld, one of Germany's top solar powers (soaring,...

Sun shades cool parking lots, pump out solar energy

Posted by: Adam Aston on May 29

Add up all the asphalt parking lots surrounding the nation’s malls, offices and commuter hubs, and there’s more than enough blacktop to pave over Connecticut. Envision Solar International hopes...

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BusinessWeek correspondents John Carey and Mark Scott, cover the green scene, keeping on top of the business aspects of energy, the environment and climate change, as well as the technologies, policies, markets and people that are shaping how the earth's resources will be used in the century ahead.

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