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California lawmakers push for 1.4M zero-emissions vehicles on the road

TheDetroitBureau.com reports that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is out to change the zero-emissions-vehicle (ZEV) game again, this time revising its desired numbers for vehicle sales and prodding industry to make alternative fuels more available. From 2018 to 2025, CARB wants ZEVs to number 1.4 million sales every year. According to its numbers, by 2025, that would result in a decrease of 52 million metric tons of emissions.

EPA says parts of California need to move "quickly towards zero emission" transportation

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to approve California's air quality measures for fine particles (aka PM2.5) in the smog-filled South Coast and San Joaquin Valley regions. These measures aim to reduce pollution to the level required by the 1997 PM2.5 standard (NAAQS) by 2015.

Video: Nissan Leaf commercial promotes the value of zero

Nissan Leaf: The Value of Zero commercial – Click above to watch video after the jump

Renault details its zero-emission strategy, sees electric cars everywhere, for everyone

Renault isn't afraid to acknowledge global warming, is in alignment with alliance partner Nissan's CEO Carlos Ghosn's prediction that electric vehicles will make up 10 percent of the world market by 2020 and is spending (with Nissan) €4 billion ($5.25 billion U.S. at today's exchange rate) on a zero-emissions program. These are the core parts of Renault's complete zero-emission strat

Nissan teases Paris-bound Townpod EV concept

As the Paris Motor Show draws closer, automakers are sending out the usual raft of teaser shots. The pictures never reveal much but they definitely get people talking. The image you see above? It's a glimpse at the zero-emissions, electric concept vehicle called the Nissan Townpod EV.

HHI's Volta 102 - rockers vs. mods goes electric

Say you're in the market for an electric motorcycle but you don't like the modern styling of a Zero S or a Brammo Enertia. Or maybe you do, but some jerk who works in your office already has one. Well, now you can get a modern electric bike that looks like anything but. Check out custom bike designer James

First look at the KTM Freeride: Electric motorcycle photos leak from Germany

KTM Freeride electric motorcycle concept – Click above for image gallery

Zero Charges Forward: Electric motorcycle company hires top talent from Buell

The Zero DS steps into the spotlight – Click above for high-res image gallery

Zero charges forward: Electric motorcycle company hires top talent from Buell

The Zero DS steps into the spotlight – Click above for high-res image gallery

2010 Nissan Leaf [*UPDATED w/vids & live photos]

In person, in depth - and U.S. bound

2010 Nissan Leaf EV - Click above for hi-res gallery

The Sun shines on the Renault Z.E. in first road test

click above image for a high-resolution gallery of the Renault Z.E. concept

BMW plans 500 Electric MINIs for California

BMW's MINI brand already produces some of the most efficient vehicles for sale in the US, and sources say the pint-sized cars will soon go emissions free, at least in California. BMW is planning to lease 490 Minis in California, with an additional 10 vehicles planned for show car duty. The emissions-free MINIs will be silver with a yellow roof, which should stand out nicely in the land of fruits and nuts.

Blade Runner: Australia's first zero-emissions car

Looks like the Aussies are getting their very first zero-emissions-vehicle, the Blade Runner. Converted from the gasoline-powered Hyundai Getz (as seen above), the Blade Runner uses an AC motor powered by twin banks of lithium iron phosphate batteries and is capable of going up to 100 kilometers (62.5 miles) on a single charge. Although not particularly cheap at $35,000 for the retrofit (about $32,000 US), the Blade Runner is still the first of its kind in Oz, and it comes from a small manufactu

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