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A Ribbon Cutting with a Green Twist

A Ribbon Cutting with a Green Twist

On the afternoon of Tuesday, May 15, 2012, I hitched a ride with my closest friend from San Francisco out to Palo Alto to attend the ribbon cutting for the first public fast charger in California for electric vehicles in Stanford Mall.

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Clean Car Diaries: Revenge is Sweet

Clean Car Diaries: Revenge is Sweet

The electric car's comeback is chronicled in a new film, "Revenge of the Electric Car", which is now out on DVD.

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Clean Car Diaries: Could Tesla's 'Brick Problem' Happen To Other EVS?

Clean Car Diaries: Could Tesla's 'Brick Problem' Happen To Other EVS?

Some Tesla owners have found that leaving an electric car parked for too long could become a serious problem.

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Life with the Leaf: 5 Tips to Beat Range Anxiety

Life with the Leaf: 5 Tips to Beat Range Anxiety

Five tips for easing range anxiety while driving an electric car.

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Life With the Leaf: Clean Car Future

Life With the Leaf: Clean Car Future

Big news for electric car drivers: the state of California has just passed the toughest clean car standards in the country.

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California Pushes to Get Clean Cars on the Road

California Pushes to Get Clean Cars on the Road

California officials are considering the toughest regulations in the country to promote sales of cars powered by batteries, hydrogen fuel cells or other technology that produces little or no air pollution. These kind of tough mandates have been tried before but they failed. So is this finally the right time for the clean car?

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Life With The Leaf:  Missing Out On The Federal Tax Credit

Life With The Leaf: Missing Out On The Federal Tax Credit

It's best to plan ahead when buying an electric car or you might miss out on important tax credits. Find out more from QUEST's new blog series, "Life With The Leaf."

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Life With The Leaf: Lessons From An Early Adopter

Life With The Leaf: Lessons From An Early Adopter

Find out what it's like to own and drive an all-electric car. "Life with the Leaf" is a new QUEST blog series on observations from early adopters.

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Reporter's Notes: Greening Your Drive

Reporter's Notes: Greening Your Drive

In my search for a greener car, I have considered biodiesel, hydrogen, and even clean diesel. What looks most promising to me, however, are low and zero operating emission plug-in vehicles.

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Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf Star at San Jose Electric Car Convention

Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf Star at San Jose Electric Car Convention

After years of stops and starts, electric cars and plug-in hybrids are on the cusp of a new era of mainstream acceptance, starting this year.

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