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Why this could be the perfect time for Apple to make a car play

Quiet on the car front, cash-flush — and the market's ripe for disruption

Quiet on the car front, cash-flush — and the market's ripe for disruption

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Tesla has takers for electric Semi: J.B. Hunt, Walmart, grocery chains: UPDATE

We still don't know what it'll cost.

Tesla promises lower operating costs from its electric big rig.

Drunk trucker falls out of his truck, ends up blowing three times the legal limit

Video was recently released by the Minnesota State Patrol showing a trooper arresting an incredibly drunk Wal-Mart truck driver on Highway 10 back in July.

Colorado motorcyclist films parking lot scuffle with speeder

A motorcyclist from Colorado was out and about breaking in a new set of tires when he found himself in a steadily escalating road rage incident.

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Walmart truck driver to be held accountable for crash that injured Tracy Morgan

The NTSB has announced that truck driver Kevin Roper is responsible for the accident that killed comedian James McNair and seriously injured Tracy Morgan.

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Walmart says Tracy Morgan wasn't wearing seatbelt, responsible for his own injuries

There is such a thing as "bad public relations." We aren't fully sure Walmart understands this, considering that the retail giant is now blaming the injuries comedian Tracy Morgan suffered after his limo bus was hit by one of the company's trucks on his failure to wear a seatbelt, rather than, you know, getting hit by an Brandon Turkus

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Honda wins Acura RL collision warning system class action lawsuit appeal

Honda can thank Wal-Mart for the automaker's recent victory in a class-action lawsuit over Acura RL models equipped with the company's Collision Mitigation Braking System. The system was designed to warn drivers of a potential crash, tighten the vehicle's seat belts and automatically apply the brakes. However, lawyers for approximately 2,000 plaintiffs

OnStar Says: GM drivers love Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart was the most requested OnStar search in July – Follow the jump to view the top 10

Exxon Mobil topples Wal-Mart to sit atop Fortune 500 list

Wal-Mart has been booming since the recession began, and with 2008 sales of $406 billion dollars, the retail giant had its best year ever. That didn't stop Wal-Mart from losing its grip on first place in the Fortune 500, though, as Exxon Mobil smoked all comers with $443 billion in sales last year. Exxon Mobil also topped all companies in profits last year, tallying a cool $45 billion in revenue.

Wal-Mart gives $369,000 for ethanol research in Arkansas

Last month, the Wal-Mart Foundation gave $369,000 to the Arkansas Biosciences Institute for cellulosic ethanol research, specifically biomass-to-ethanol work. For comparison, Wal-Mart earned $351,139,000,000 last year.

Wal-Mart now using LNG trucks

Wal-Mart is going to introduce four liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fueled Peterbilt 386 trucks into service at their distribution center in Apple Valley, California using Westport Innovations HPDI system on Cummins ISX engines (pictured above is one of Wal-Mart's hybrid trucks being used for other tests). The deployment will be supported, in part, by funding from the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District's (MDAQMD) Mobile Source Emission Reductions Competitive Bidding Program.

Will Wal-Mart get into the EV and PHEV retail business?

Back in the earlier years of this decade when rumblings about Chinese cars coming to America first started to appear, my colleagues and I came up with a business plan about how it might happen. Given that upwards of 80 percent of everything Wal-Mart sells is already sourced from China they would be natural outlet. They could set up shop adjacent to their garden centers and car crushers around back. Think of the consumer electronics model. When you buy a $25 DVD player and it dies within the warr

Wal-Mart gets ready to reduce emissions, waste and operating costs

How serious is Wal-Mart about going green? Enough that their mission, according to GreenTech Media, is to "wean itself from fossil fuels and generate zero waste from its operations." A goal like that certainly gets our attention.

Pump prices down, but so is consumer confidence

An article in from Automotive News tells us... what we already know. Even though gas prices have declined since their almost record-breaking highs on Memorial Day, consumer confidence is at a low. What is interesting about the article is that it points out that not only is our confidence in oil down, but that lack of confidence extends to other parts of our consumerism.

Peterbilt delivers hybrid rig to Wal-Mart

click above image to view more high-res pics of Wal-Mart's green machine

Consolidation in the fuel-cell industry - Plug Power buys Cellex

Fuel-cell manufacturer Plug Power Inc. which produces backup power systems for the telecommunications industry is acquiring Cellex Power Products Inc. We've mentioned Cellex before as the fuel-cell manufacturer who partnered with Wal-Mart to undertake a trial of 12 hydroge

Peterbilt, Eaton and Wal-Mart partner on diesel-electric hybrid truck

Wal-Mart has made its intentions very clear to reduce the fuel bill of its massive truck fleet by improving efficiency. We've talked a couple of times about their plans and th

Global clean energy markets to exceed $220 Billion by 2016

The sixth annual Clean Energy Trends report has been released which predicts a four-fold increase in the global clean-energy market over the next decade from $55.4 billion in revenues in 2006 to more than $226.5 billion by 2016. Tracked by the report are four benchmark technologies which can all expect their markets to dramatically rise: biofuels, solar, wind, and fuel cells. Key predictions centred

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