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Democrats see themselves as Teslas, Republicans as Corvettes

Respondents said Trump should drive an Escalade, Clinton a Mercedes GL-Class.

While the poll respondents leaned Republican, a third of those surveyed chose neither candidate as their preferred presidential choice.

Texas GOP convention delegates want to let Tesla sell EVs direct

Electric-vehicle maker Tesla gets unlikely support from Texas conservatives.

GOP delegates at the Texas Republican Party convention want to remove language that bars Tesla's direct-to-customer sales.

Ben Carson in favor of scrapping Big Oil subsidies, switching to E30

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson is in favor of removing $4 billion in subsidies for oil and gas companies and using the money to support ethanol. He also suggests a 30 percent ethanol blend in fuel.

Potential opponents criticize Scott Walker's changing views on ethanol UPDATE

Just one of many flip-flops, the change of heart that potential Republican Presidential candidate Scott Walker had on ethanol mandates is drawing attention from his opponents.

House Committee votes to end military biofuel programs

So about those plans for more military biofuel production...

Fisker's DOE loan is new right-wing political target of 'wasteful spending'

Is conservative ire at plug-in cars shifting (slowly) from the Chevrolet Volt to Fisker Automotive? A new attack ad targeting President Obama certainly brings the California-based a

Romney doubles down on auto bailout opposition?

GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is trailing in the polls in Michigan ahead of that state's February 28 primary, and the former Mass. Governor thinks the way to close the gap is to bash the bailout of the auto industry in 2009 that saved General Motors and Chrysler from being broken up and liquidated in bankruptcy court.

Darrell Issa asks 15 automakers if higher CAFE level might hurt sales, safety

Darrell Issa is on a mission. The House Republican from California is stepping up his quest to figure out if the new CAFE standards are part of President Obama's "Green-Energy Agenda is Killing Jobs" (Okay, technically, that's Issa's report about Solyndra, but it shows where he's coming from) or Sebastian Blanco

Lamar Alexander: the Leaf-driving Republican who stepped down to git 'r done

To understand why the plug-in vehicle loving Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander decided to step down from his leadership role in the Republican party recetly, we need look no further than his "Liberal-mobile" (so named by his critics), the Nissan Leaf.

House Repulicans propose cutting $200m from FreedomCAR research projects

Elections have consequences. The Republican takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives last fall is putting the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership, a Bush-era program between the Energy Department and the Detroit Three in danger. The Republican proposal would cut $200 million from the program, which makes up most of the DOE's $333 million vehicle research budget (2009 figure), according to

Sen. Bill Frist uses Cash for Clunkers, junks Suburban for Prius

2010 Toyota Prius - Click above for high-res image gallery

Voter Drive: Study says political ideologies correlate with what cars we buy

A new study by RL Polk & Co. shows that the kind of car you drive is tied to the state you live in, and whether that state is traditionally Republican or Democrat-leaning. The study shows that 36 of the 50 United States tie closely to political lines. Red states (Republican) typically buy domestic, while blue states (Democrat) typically skew import.

How do you get a Republican to buy a hybrid?

The new Honda Insight is supposed to be the "hybrid for everyone," but does that include Republicans? A new Wall Street Journal article runs down the well-known tale of how, mostly, the people who drive hybrids are on the left side of American politics (remember this

Ethanol takes a stage at Republican National Convention

Not to be outdone by those Coors ethanol vehicles at the DNC, Republicans will get their own ethanol-dose during their national convention this week. On Tuesday night in the Twin Cities, the Minnesota Agri-Growth Council will host a "celebration" called AgNite (because you know that farmers are the first to ditch old school and correct spellings of words like night). The self-style

Gun owners want their other car to be a Chevy Volt

click image above for high-res gallery of the Chevy Volt