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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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Subsidies for electric vehicles pose a threat to both the biofuels industry and the traditional oil industry, so the two are teaming up. Typically, the biofuels industry and the oil industry have been rivals, since biofuels have been touted by their backers as an alternative solution to fossil fuels – biofuels have been sold as […]

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For those of you who haven’t heard of Maven, it’s a car-sharing app that’s owned by General Motors. And in a neat bit of corporate synergy, GM is adding its new Chevrolet Bolt EV to the fleet, at least in Los Angeles. The Bolt has a promised range of 238 miles and has now been […]

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One key to getting more EVs on the road is to make more chargers available in public places. And, of course, getting more chargers out there might help boost EV sales. When asked to think about public charging stations, most folks would probably think about the Northeast or California. But at least one utility in […]

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Toyota has just passed the 10-million mark for hybrid sales worldwide. The Prius is Toyota’s most well-known hybrid, and of course the world’s first mass-market hybrid, but the company now sells much more than just the Prius. Toyota offers 33 different hybrid models across the world, covering 90 countries and regions. The brand is aiming […]

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Japanese car buyers now have a new kind of hybrid model to choose from. The Nissan Note e-Power, for now available only in Japan, is a series hybrid that uses its 1.2-liter 3-cylinder engine as a generator to charge the 1.5-kWh battery while an electric motor drives the front wheels. As such, it’s a twist […]

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A new study says that electric vehicles are causing pollution in the Midwest. The study, published in American Economic Review, asserts that because the Midwest relies heavily on coal for electricity, the region sees higher pollution due to the increased presence of EVs. This is so, it says, at least when compared with other regions, […]

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DETROIT — The price has been set for the upcoming 2018 BMW 530e iPerformance sedan, which marks the newest BMW plug-in hybrid. Announced this morning at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the rear-wheel drive version will start at $51,400 while the all-wheel drive xDrive version will start at $53,700. Neither price […]

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DETROIT — Ford wants consumers to think of it as both an automotive company and a mobility company. To that end, it used its press conference at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit to discuss its City of Tomorrow plan, among other news. After confirming the return of the Ranger pickup and […]

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For some people, plugging an electric car in for charging can be a pain. You have to find a plug-in charger if you’re out and about or don’t have/can’t install one at home. You have to remember to actually plug it in when you do find a charger, and while it only takes a second, […]

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