Environment Forum

Back to the Future goes electric

October 18, 2011

The DeLorean Motor Co. announced it will launch an all-electric version of its Back to the Future gull-winged car in 2013, but aficionados are debating whether or not it will fly.

Vehicle-to-grid: Genius or waste of energy?

September 27, 2011

 

A professor at the University of Delaware has patented a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology for parked electric vehicles to return power to the grid and teamed up with NRG Energy to commercialize it.

GM, Chrysler cleared executive decks in 2009

December 14, 2009

When 2009 began, both General Motors and Chrysler were sliding toward bankruptcy. As the year ends, both companies have survived to fight another day.

from Summit Notebook:

How Leo DiCaprio started a car company

November 6, 2009

Henrik Fisker, the storied car designer who has shaped Aston Martins, Fords and BMWs, told the Reuters Autos Summit this week that he now wants a starring role in the green revolution.

A Nightmare on Auto Street: Big boxes

November 4, 2009

When it comes to competition in the auto business, it’s the unknown¬†that keeps the top U.S. Honda executive, John Mendel, up at night.

Electric cars to help solve riddle of storing power

March 19, 2009

Since the days of Thomas Edison, finding a way to effectively store electricity has been one of the “Holy Grails” for power companies.

Don’t rain on my electric car parade

January 20, 2009

Electric car organization Plug In America revved up the inaugural festivities this past weekend with a parade of 74 plug-in vehicles in Santa Monica, California, dubbing it the “greenest procession of its kind.”

New EPA chief ready to give California new car rules of its own?

January 15, 2009

Environmental Protection Agency chief-to-be Lisa Jackson said science would be her guide on policy – and that may mean California is in the driver’s seat on setting new global-warming-style regulations on cars. (Not to mention the nearly 20 other states ready to follow in its footsteps.)