Green Technology

A vintage illustration of a futuristic three-wheeled self-driving ‘“dream car” from 1961.

Our Amazing Clean Energy Future Has Arrived

The evidence of a great green wave is now overwhelming. And it will only get better.

A power cable is seen plugged into a Tesla Roadster after a news conference with California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger June 30, 2008 at Tesla Motors in San Carlos, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

China Is Building the Batteries of the Future

Tesla is the United States' only shot at critical new technology.

A Congolese man digs through mine waste searching for left over cobalt. May 31, 2015.

From Blackwater to Batteries

Erik Prince has moved beyond mercenary armies. His next project is mining minerals in Congo and Afghanistan to help power electric cars. It’s unlikely to help conflict-ridden countries—and could harm them.

Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson poses for photographer after an interview at Volvo Cars Showroom in Stockholm, Sweden, on July 05, 2017.
 
Samuelsson said that all Volvo cars will be electric or hybrid within two years. The Chinese-owned automotive group plans to phase out the conventional car engine. / AFP PHOTO / TT NEWS AGENCY AND TT News Agency / Jonas EKSTROMER / Sweden OUT        (Photo credit should read JONAS EKSTROMER/AFP/Getty Images)

Volvo Goes Electric: Is This the Beginning of the End for Gas-Powered Cars?

The Chinese-owned, Swedish carmaker is the first to swear off regular engines entirely.

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 29:  U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) greets Pope Francis (R) upon his arrival before Pope Francis receives in audience the participants at the international conference promoted by the Pontifical Council for Culture on the progress of regenerative medicine and its cultural impact, at Paul VI Audience Hall in the Vatican City, Vatican on April 29, 2016. (Photo by Riccardo De Luca/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Joe Biden On Confessions, Cars, and Holy Wagers

In unscripted moment at the Vatican, the U.S. veep seeks absolution not for betting on cars, but for losing.

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VW Now Facing North of $60 Billion In U.S. Fines for Emissions Cheat

The FTC sued Volkswagen Tuesday for what could end up being $15 billion in fines.