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27Schwarzenegger buys a tank, wants you to crush things with him for charity

Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the most charismatic guys around. He could take a ridiculous movie like Commando and turn it into an action classic with his sheer force of will. Despite being in semi-retirement, Schwarzenegger appears to be having more fun than ever. His latest stunt is raffling off a chance to hang out with him for a day for charity and crush stuff in his tank. To make things even cooler, the star is proving what the heavy vehicle can do by running a variety of objects over in

58I'm Stuck app informs your elected officials when you're in traffic

Traffic, as we've established, is one of the worst things about driving. Too many motorists on too few roads is enough to ruin one's day, not to mention the impact vehicle congestion has on the environment. Now, though, an app called I'm Stuck can share the misery that comes with being lodged on the 405 for three hours for no apparent reason with the people that have the power to make road improvements: politicians.

AddCalifornia voters tell Proposition 23 to go back to Texas

The voters of California have, as expected, handed defeat to Proposition 23, the oil-company-backed initiative that would have rolled back Assembly Bill 32, a 2006 law that, among other things, forces the state to turn to cleaner methods of generating energy in order to cut carbon emission levels to 1990 levels by 2020. The Los Angeles Times reports that the bills opponents raised three times as much as supporters ($30 million to $10 million), even though a lot of money came from out-of-state o

AddBREAKING: Toyota and Tesla to partner on EV production in California

Tesla Model S – Click above for high-res image

60BREAKING: Toyota and Tesla to partner on EV production in California

Tesla Model S – Click above for high-res image

26Report: China's BYD to locate U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles

BYD e6 electric MPV – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddArnold Goes Electric: Governator endorses Zero Motorcycles, announces $1,500 CA rebate [w/video]

Arnold Schwarzenegger endorses Zero Motorcycles – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddElectric Vehicle International opens California headquarters, launches new lineup

When we last heard from Electric Vehicles International (EVI) they were displaying a trio of trucks at the Work Truck Show in Chicago that they had electrified at their facility in Mexico. Fast forward 7 months and we find none other than Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on hand for the grand opening of the company's relocated international headquarters in Stockton, California and a whole new slate of product in the works. EVI has partnered with a handful of companies, most significantly battery-m

AddAltCar 2009: Touring the show with the Governator

Gov. Schwarzenegger learns about the Chevy Volt - click above for high-res image gallery

AddPeapod meets the Governator, makes new friend [w/VDEO]

It appears that the Peapod has emerged unscathed from the recent turmoil of Chrysler's brush with bankruptcy. In fact, the little neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV) with the big friendly (or evil, depending on your point of view) smile is now riding about the 35 mph-or-lower streets of California, where it is making lots of friends, including the governor of the state, Arnold Schwarzenegger. The former Hummer owner has fallen, by his own admission, "... in love with it."

AddSchwarzenegger: California will support hydrogen, always

Gov. Schwarzenegger at the SAE in April - click for a high res gallery

AddREPORT: Obama to announce new CAFE standards tomorrow, require 34 mpg standard

According to reports from both the New York Times and Politico, the Obama Administration plans to announce new CAFE regulations tomorrow that will finally reconcile both federal and state standards. The plan is expected to combine California's strict emission rules with the federal rule, raising the national fleet mileage to around 42 mpg for cars and approximately 26 mpg for light trucks by 2016 – an increase over the current standards of 27.5 mpg for cars and 24 mpg for trucks.

96REPORT: Obama to announce new CAFE standards tomorrow, require 34 mpg standard

According to reports from both the New York Times and Politico, the Obama Administration plans to announce new CAFE regulations tomorrow that will finally reconcile both federal and state standards. The plan is expected to combine California's strict emission rules with the federal rule, raising the national fleet mileage to around 42 mpg for cars and approximately 26 mpg for light trucks by 2016 – an increase over the current standards of 27.5 mpg for cars and 24 mpg for trucks.

AddSAE 2009: Arnold Schwarzenegger goes shopping for his next HUMMER

Schwarzenegger with military hybrids - click for a high res gallery

34Greenwashing? Governator looks to have gotten himself a new Dodge Challenger SRT8

It is well known that California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has had a very public change of heart when it comes to seeking out a greener lifestyle. Heck, he's gone from owning the very first civilian AM General HMMWV to talking up green environmental initiatives and start-ups like Tesla. He's even taken delivery of one of the company's Roadsters.

AddSchwarzenegger reportedly trying to return his Tesla Roadster

Click above for a high-res gallery of the Tesla Roadster

AddCA Gov. Schwarzenegger coming to Detroit for SAE World Congress

Dr. David Schutt, EVP and Chief Operating Officer of the Society of Automotive Engineers, today announced that California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger would come to Detroit on April 20. Schwarzenegger will deliver an opening keynote address to the SAE World Congress, the annual gathering of mobility engineers from around the world. Schwarzenegger has been a strong proponent for green mobility in recent years (he used to have another persona) as well as a vocal supporter of his state's request

34Governator vetos ban on lap-dogs while driving

California recently banned talking on cellphones, and then followed up by making texting illegal, while driving. For a moment there, it was looking like all you were going to be able to do behind the wheel in California was, you know, drive. But thanks to the dedication of Governor Schwarzenegger, individual freedoms have not been extinguished. Promising to only sign bills that are "the highest priority for California," Arnie vetoed a bill that would ban driving with dogs in your lap.

25California gives its lawmakers unlimited gas cards

What's up with California's lawmakers? First, they pass legislation that makes it illegal to use cell phones while driving, yet texting while behind the wheel is still legal (thankfully rectified earlier this week). Now they get caught with unchecked, taxpayer-reimbursed, unlimited-use gas cards...while driving state-issued vehicles! The "gas cards" are supposed to be used for fuel, but they can also be used for incidental purchases such as snacks or drinks. The lawmakers never see the bills as

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