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America, The Beautiful (Except Bridges, Which Need $3.6 Trillion Of Work)

America, The Beautiful (Except Bridges, Which Need $3.6 Trillion Of Work)

To some of us, road trips are among life's great pleasures. Ambling down a scenic byway, a full can of Red Bull/Diet Coke/chamomile tea in our hand/cupholder/lap, the wind in our hair/eyes/bald spot: these are the things we live for. But although the view from our perch behind the wheel seems... read more

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Department of Transportation vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) program

Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Technology, On The Road In Germany

Last week, Dykema released results from its 2012 Automotive Institute Survey, which polled 100 auto executives about their thoughts on the industry's future. Among the most... read more October 24, 2012 by  1


 
Author and commentator Tom Friedman, of The New York Times

NY Times Columnist Wants To Raise Gas Taxes, Pay Down Deficit

Thomas Friedman, an op-ed columnist at The New York Times, often fancies himself an expert on the auto industry. He was a huge Toyota fan, lauding the company as the model... read more February 23, 2011 by  18


 
Barack Obama

Obama Allots $200 Million To Support EV Adoption

President Obama's draft budget for 2012 hasn't made as many headlines as it might've due to the current Middle Eastern political turmoil, but tucked away inside the $3.7... read more February 15, 2011 by  2


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

Libertarians: Hold On, Our Highways Aren't Crumbling Away

We hear it in stump speeches all the time: that we need more infrastructure spending as our highways and bridges are crumbling away—or at the very least in urgent need... read more September 9, 2010 by  1


 
Volvo on pothole - flickr user comedy_nose

Money Pit: Potholes, Poor Roads Cost Motorists $335 Per Year

Think those deep potholes and frost heaves along the commute—and all the rattles and squeaks they elicit from your car—are costing you big in extra repairs and vehicle... read more April 29, 2010 by  2


 
better place battery switch station 002

Better Place Wants The Danish To Roll In EVs

We've mentioned Shai Agassi and his game-changing EV startup, Better Place, several times on TCC. Now comes word that he's brokered an intriguing  deal to install charging... read more December 3, 2009 by 


 
ChargePoint

Element Hotels To Have ChargePoint Stations By Close Of 2009

Lots of companies pay lip service to "going green", but Element Hotels is putting its money where its mouth is. The Element chain is a 2008 addition to Starwood's sprawling... read more December 1, 2009 by 


 
Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint

Electrification Roadmap Sets High Standards For EV Adoption

We've often noted that the biggest hurdle for electric vehicles to overcome is the energy and recharging infrastructure. (In fact, that was listed among the most significant... read more November 17, 2009 by 


 
Edmund Pettus Bridge

Shockingly High Number of U.S. Bridges Substandard, Still

One of the great things about our job is that we get to read all about cars. And, often, some of the peripheral topics too. Like bridges. In fact, we get to read things like... read more November 10, 2009 by 


 
Wireless EV charging demo from Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr

Turning Roadways Into Range-Extenders For EVs

Wireless charging has become fairly commonplace for cell phones and other handheld devices (even backpacks can do it), and now, that same technology may be coming to the aid... read more October 8, 2009 by 


 
2009 Volvo V70 Plug-in Hybrid Demonstrator

Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy, Step Up To The EV Plate

The American South may not be the first place you think of when it comes to EVs, but two Southern utility companies -- Florida Power & Light and Duke Energy -- have both... read more September 28, 2009 by 


 
MR. TELÉFONO PÚBLICO by Aguafiestaz

Reduce, Reuse: Madrid Puts Phone Booths To Work For EVs

When was the last time you used a pay phone? Like the collect-call industry that fed off them, pay phones have become increasingly irrelevant in recent years, thanks to the... read more September 14, 2009 by 


 
DOE battery grant recipients

Obama And The DOE Award $2.4 Billion In Battery Grants

Yesterday, President Obama announced $2.4 billion in technology grants to car companies, battery makers, universities, and research facilities across the U.S. During his... read more August 6, 2009 by 


 
Nissan LEAF electric vehicle

Charging Stations Part Of The Deal For 2012 Nissan LEAF EV

Listen up, early adopters and EV fans. If you're one of the first 5,000 buyers of the 2012 Nissan LEAF that was just announced this week, it looks like you'll get a... read more August 5, 2009 by  1


 
Nissan EV-02 prototype

Nissan Pulls The Plug On EVs (Not How You Think)

Nissan has made a lot of news on the EV front lately: the company received a $1.6 billion loan from the Department of Energy to develop electric vehicles; it's partnering... read more July 21, 2009 by 


 
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