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64Voters overwhelmingly reject traffic cameras on Election Day

Four Anti-Enforcement Ballot Measures Pass By Wide Margins

There's ongoing debate over the need for traffic cameras that aim to catch red-light runners and speeding motorists. Law enforcement officials say they promote safer driving. Critics say they're nothing more than a money grab.

5What You Drive Could Indicate How You'll Vote Tuesday

Here's what you get when you cross-reference auto sales data with voting patterns

The latest member of that growing fray is True Car, which has teamed with RealClearPolitics.com to attempt to predict the winning party in this year's elections based purely on what the best selling car in their state is.

AddTerry McAuliffe leaves MyCar EV startup

Being one of the founders of an electric car company can be a bittersweet experience, as top executives at Aptera, Tesla and Fisker have found out. We can now add another name to the list: Terry McAuliffe, founder of GreenTech Automotive, quietly stepped out of the picture late last year.

92Will Obama Sell GM Stake Now That Election Is Over?

Pressure coming from different quarters to sell stake even at a loss

With the election behind President Obama, there will be pressure coming from different quarters to sell off the 32% of General Motors that the government owns.

AddWhat changes might green car policies see under a Romney presidency?

A downward-revised Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard and a push away from electric-drive vehicles and towards alt-fuel types such as natural gas may be some of the transportation measures in store if Mitt Romney beats Barack Obama in the US presidential election next month, Automotive News reports. A removal of tax credits for electric-vehicle buyers could also be on the table, says Hybrid Cars.

AddPresident Obama reveals secret Chevy Volt joyride to Jay Leno

President Barack Obama has been near a Chevrolet Volt before, but he's never had the chance to have a proper drive of one. That changed recently when a Volt-driving friend came to the White House for a visit and let Obama take it for a spin on the grounds.

95Horsepower Politics

The Role Autos Are Playing In Deciding Our Next President

AddHow Romney and Obama differ on fossil fuels and the energy debate

Last week, Mitt Romney released a comprehensive energy plan. While taking a backseat to the economy and job creation, energy issues have been discussed regularly by presidential candidates Romney and Barack Obama, and their viewpoints diverge widely. In its online magazine, conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute broke out the core issues that separate the candidates:

173Lutz stumps for Romney despite opposition to auto bailout

Bob Lutz has put Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's numerous past comments about the automotive bailout behind him, according to Automotive News. During a recent episode of "The Kudlow Report" on CNBC, the former auto executive made it clear he now backs Romney for the 2012 presidential election, saying "[Romney] now says he was totally in favor of [the bailout] and suggested it."

103Obama reelection campaign launches auto bailout commercial

The 2008 economic collapse in the U.S. led to what many experts call the worst recession since the Great Depression. Among the many casualties of the recession was the U.S. auto industry, which (arguably) was saved thanks to $25 billion in cash from the Bush Administration in 2008 and another $60 billion from the Obama Administration in 2009.

AddVote and save gas with Zimride's "Carpool to the Polls"

There's no question that a lot of people will visit the voting booth on November 4th in the U.S. If you're a first-time voter or a longtime participant who'd like to share your democratic adventure with someone a little green-minded, John Zimmer and Zimride would like you to carpool your way to the polls on the Tuesday after next (yes, it's only 13 days away). The Carpool to the Polls project is a partnership between Zimride and Live Earth. John wrote in to AutoblogGreen to say that, "This is th

109Obama critizes McCain's $300m battery prize

As expected, presidential hopeful John McCain outlined a plan yesterday which would offer a $300 million cash prize to the first company able to build a better automotive battery. The proposal is part of an effort to reduce the nation's petroleum usage, in this case, by furthering the development of electric cars. In what would must be the least shocking news of the day, McCain's rival for the White House, Barack Obama, isn't in favor of the Arizona Senator's plan, calling it a "gimmick" and sug

AddJohn Edwards says he will revive EVs, attacks Hillary on ethanol

In an interview with TechCrunch, presidential hopeful John Edwards says he will bring the electric car back from the dead. John says there is a trend of having America develop technologies like the electric car only to have other countries lead on deploying and marketing. Many candidates have mentioned hybrids and fuel efficiency but John is the first I have heard to mention electric cars. Here is his exact quote:

AddObama: Clinton made a "major reversal" on ethanol

Barack Obama says that now that Hillary Clinton has changed from an anti-ethanol position to one supporting ethanol in her new energy plan, she might switch back under pressure. Here's what he said:

AddHillary Clinton's energy plan calls for 55 MPG, $10,000 PHEV tax credit and much more

Hillary Clinton's energy plan includes a fuel efficiency standard of 55 MPG by 2030. For comparison, Edwards proposes 40 MPG by 2016, Bill Richardson 50 MG by 2020 and Obama 40 MPG by 2016 but with a 4 percent increase each year. The Energy Bill, currently being debated, may be 35 MPG by 2020. Hillary's plan is not all sticks and includes some very large carrots: $20 billion of "Green Vehicle Bonds" to help U.S. automakers "retool" their plants so vehicles will hit 55 MPG.

AddVote Green concerns come from Clean Air Watch

Frank O'Donnell is president of Clean Air Watch and has identified key election races and issues of concern for those who vote with a green conscience. He first asks if the environment plays a significant role in voter decisions, citing conflicting polls. But he also emphasizes that in very tight races the environmentalists can make or break a candidate. Clean Air Watch is nonpartisan and won't participate in electorial politics, but O'Donnell points to the "dirty dozen" list compiled by the Lea

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