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What We Learned From Better Place

Despite filing bankruptcy last month, EV innovator Better Place leaves behind valuable ideas and lessons for the future of electric vehicles.

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9 EV-Friendly National Retailers

EV charging isn’t just for your garage anymore. To meet increased demand from electric-vehicle drivers for convenient places to charge up, national retailers are partnering with companies like ECOtality and ChargePoint to install charging stations in key markets across the United States. Here’s our list of the top nine retailers that are leading the EV charge.

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New Electric Motorcycles Hit the Road

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New all-electric motorcycles from Zero and Brammo save on gas but don’t skimp on style.

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The Curse of Your Lead Foot

Fast driving decreases your vehicle’s fuel economy more than you might imagine. Find out how to separate mpg fact from fiction and how to increase your fuel economy without buying a new car.

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Americans Spent Record Amount on Gasoline in 2012

Americans spent more on average for gasoline in 2012 than in any year since the 1980s according to a report just released from the Energy Information Agency (EIA).

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25 Facts for a Sustainable Holiday Season

In our holiday infographic, we share interesting statistics, facts, and good practices to think about as you eat, travel and celebrate this holiday season. Happy Holidays from Sustainable America!

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Fast, Sleek… Electric?

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Check out some of the latest designs in electric sports cars to hit the road and the race track. These electric cars save on gas but they don’t skimp on sex appeal.

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Protean Electric wants your wheels to power your car…

Protean Electric claims to have a new system that will change how the engine in an electric vehicle works. The technology to power your car might someday be in your wheels…

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Electric Car Rentals for the “Urban Eco-Curious”

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Rental car companies are in a unique position to be able to introduce these new more efficient vehicles to the public slowly. If you’re interested in an electric or hybrid car, but you are afraid of how far it will go on a charge, renting an electric car for an afternoon of errands might be a nice, safe introduction.

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The Volt and the Supertanker

GM says drivers of the Chevy Volt have saved 2.1 million gallons, or a supertanker, of gas by driving their vehicles in electric mode. Volt drivers drive electrically about 60 percent of the time, with the car’s extended mileage kicking … Continue reading

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Currently 50 million households suffer from food insecurity, meaning that family members cannot always meet their basic food needs.

10 million people a year could be fed through the recovery of just one-fifth of food waste.

Only 2% of food waste is composted or otherwise recycled—62% of paper is recycled.

Consumers throw out about 40% of the fresh and frozen fish they buy.

The U.S. produced 208 pounds of meat per person in 2009—60% more than Europe.

Low income commuters spend a much higher proportion of their wages on gas—8.6% versus 2.1% at $4 per gallon.

Food prices rose 35-40 percentage points between 2002–2008.

Americans consume 25% of the world’s produced oil, but our nation holds less than 3% of the world’s proven oil reserves.

The International Energy Agency says greenhouse gas emissions rose 3.2% last year, with a 9.3% increase in China offsetting declines in the US and EU.


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