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Will overwhelmed infrastructure lead to doubled or tripled recharge times for EVs? And will that drive sales of plug-in hybrids, given their increased powertrain flexibility, including the ability to switch to internal-combustion engine power? One consultant says yes, that’s what will happen. SEE ALSO: VW Reveals Nationwide EV Charging Plans Nicholas Meilhan, a Paris-based consultant […]

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Toyota is already criticized enough for being boring. Now its CEO is saying that a market shift toward EVs will be boring and expensive. This was said by CEO Akio Toyoda even as he leads a special project team that plans to build an EV by 2020, and as it works to catch up to […]

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Car salespeople in Oregon stand to get a bonus from the state for each all-electric vehicle sold. That would happen if legislation Oregon’s state senate is mulling becomes law and establishes a $1 million fund to pay bonuses of $250 for each EV sold. There is one catch – salespeople who work for dealerships that […]

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The European Automobile Manufacturer’s Association put out a press release yesterday that shows strong growth in what it calls “alternative-fuel vehicles” for the first quarter of 2017. Sales of such vehicles were up by 37.6 percent to 212,945 in Europe, and that followed a mild gain near the end of last year. The number of […]

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Uber is launching an electric-vehicle program in Portland, and it will be encouraging its drivers to sign up. The program, which follows a similar effort launched earlier in London, gets started in late May. Through a combination of incentives and educational initiatives, the program aims to increase the amount of EVs driven by Uber contractors […]

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It’s no surprise to anyone that gas stations are fewer and further in between in rural areas. So it shouldn’t be shocking that the same holds true for electric-vehicle charging stations. There’s one big difference, however – most EVs have shorter ranges than vehicles fueled by gasoline or diesel. The Denver Post chronicles the struggles […]

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America may be a pickup truck country, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t interest in EVs. At least, that’s according to the results of a new study from the American Automobile Association (AAA). The study shows that 30 million Americans say they’re likely to buy an EV, with millennials especially interested at one in five. […]

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The Green Alliance says the United Kingdom will have problems if it doesn’t upgrade its energy networks as EVs and solar panels become more popular. Ini a new report, the think tank says if the UK doesn’t improve its networks by 2020, the increasing popularity of plug-in vehicles and solar panels will lead to power […]

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A lecturer wrote that it will be another 10 years before electric vehicles truly “matter” in Forbes this week. Leaving aside the fact that one could argue that despite their small market share, hybrids and plug-in vehicles already matter, at least when it comes to the conversation about automobiles and the automotive market and industry, […]

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New York State is launching a rebate program for EVs this spring. New York is one of eight states that follows California’s lead when it comes to emissions standards. But the state doesn’t mandate sales of zero-emissions vehicles from automakers, nor does it offer incentives to consumers for buying them. Until now. Starting later this […]

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