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Tesla Motors seeks cash to keep moving forward

High-profile electric car company Tesla Motors has a bit of a money problem, but CEO Elon Musk says he has a plan. In an interview with Reuters on Thursday, Musk said he expects to raise more than million in the next week to bolster its cash reserves and make … […]

Electric-car race could strain lithium battery supply

The headlong rush to create electric cars for green-minded consumers may come with a significant economic and environmental cost. Lithium ion batteries–the same used in electronic gadgets and laptops–have become the preferred battery type for plug-in hybrids and electric cars now starting to come to market. That swelling demand has … […]

Panasonic wants to make you green

How to best recycle electronics is a problem I’ve had to deal with more than a few times at CNET. I have to be honest, during busy work cycles, the garbage bin has looked very appealing as an easy out when an obsolete laptop or graphics card needs discarding. … Originally posted at Crave […]

Ford gives hybrids green gauges

Ford's SmartGauge lets you view a variety of fuel economy information. (Credit: Ford) Earlier we reported on the 2010 Ford Fusion, with photos of the model update. Today we have news of the hybrid version of the Fusion and the 2010 Mercury Milan, due to hit dealers in the first quarter of 2009. Both cars get a […] […]

Green news harvest: Testing LED streetlights

A sampling of green-tech news with quick commentary. First Solar shines in Q3–RTTNewsCompany has good quarter, a bright spot among battered public solar firms. Xethanol drops cellulosic, chases methane–Green Fuels ForecastCompany decides that tapping methane from landfills is a more promising business than making cellulosic ethanol. Juniper, Ixia author green spec–NYTimes.com … […]

Gordon Murray’s T25 could come to the U.S. in 2014

Filed under: Economy, Hybrids/Alternative, Green The microcar concept has been around for a long time, but Daimler kick-started its redevelopment with the original smart fortwo. Now, that model’s success in the marketplace (if not financially) has prompted such big name players as Toyota and Volkswagen to step up to the plate with innovative new city cars […] […]

AutoblogGreen for 10.31.08

Filed under: Hybrids/Alternative, Green click to visit AutoblogGreen Whatever it looks like on the outside (like it?) the hybrid versions of the new 2010 Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan should get 38 mpg, and that’s always attractive. Speaking of which, how ’bout that Hilary Swank and her BMW Hydrogen 7? If you’re curious about how a fuel cell vehicle […] […]

Prius rumors abound: Separate brand, 80 mpg, 3 different models

Filed under: Economy, Hybrids/Alternative, Green, Toyota, Rumormill Click above for more images of the 2010 Toyota Prius An “insider” at LLN has it on good authority that the oft-rumored Prius brand is, in their words, “a go.” According to their source, the goal of the spin-off is to create cheaper hybrid models that would command a marginal […] […]