Archive | Electric Vehicles

Green Cars Have a Dirty Little Secret

Producing and charging electric cars means heavy carbon-dioxide emissions. By: Bjorn Lomborg Electric cars are promoted as the chic harbinger of an environmentally benign future. Ads assure us of “zero emissions,” and President Obama has promised a million on the road by 2015. With sales for 2012 coming in at about 50,000, that million-car figure […]

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Nissan: Taxpayer Money Needed for Expensive Electric Cars

By Paul Chesser Highlighting that electric vehicles are no more than a scheme to extract money from taxpayers rather than sell a viable product, the producer of a dismal-(but still highest) selling all-electric car in the U.S. confirmed they wouldn’t exist at all without government. Francois Bancon, Nissan’s global general manager of product strategy and […]

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Infinite Taxpayer Money Needed for Electric Truck Company's Survival

By Paul Chesser Despite a new report out of the United Kingdom that says the future of the business is bleak without government subsidies, a three-year-old unprofitable electric truck company that received $32 million in U.S. taxpayer stimulus plans to raise more money via an initial public offering. Kansas City-based Smith Electric Vehicles was launched […]

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ReVolt: Obama Wants You to Pay even More for Cars Nobody Wants

In a speech before the Daimler Trucks North America manufacturing plant in Charlotte, N.C. today, the president delivered his answer to rising gas prices: He wants to increase the $7,500 tax credit for alternative-energy vehicles to $10,000, earmark $1 billion to reward cities that provide infrastructure for such vehicles, earmark an additional $650 million for a […]

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Taxpayer-Subsidized Nissan Leaf Fails Real-Life Test

By Paul Chesser On Monday NLPC’s Mark Modica smartly called into question Consumer Reports’ sudden change in opinion about the electric hybrid Chevy Volt from a vehicle that they once believed “doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense,” to one the publication recommends. The next day, however, CR delivered an online review of the […]

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Volt Drains Power from Economy, Obama's 2012 Campaign

By Neil Munro The White House’s green technology revolution is sitting in an auto lot in Butler, Pa., and nobody is buying. “Nobody comes in to ask, nobody comes in to look. The American people are smarter than the government. They’re not buying that car,” said Republican Rep. Mike Kelly, who owns the auto lot […]

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Car Company Gets U.S. Loan, Builds Cars In Finland

By Matthew Mosk and Ronnie Greene With the approval of the Obama administration, an electric car company that received a $529 million federal government loan guarantee is assembling its first line of cars in Finland, saying it could not find a facility in the United States capable of doing the work. Vice President Joseph Biden […]

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Electric Car Maker Folds, City of Salinas Loses $500,000

From KSBW A Salinas car manufacturing company that was expected to build environmentally friendly electric cars and create new jobs folded before almost any vehicles could run off the assembly line. The city of Salinas had invested more than half a million dollars in Green Vehicles, an electric car start-up company. All of that money […]

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