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    This Month America Will Be 30-Percent of the Way To Obama’s 1-Million Plug-in Goal

    Now four years since the advent of the mainstream plug-in car, and several years beyond earlier plug-ins that came and went besides, hindsight reveals good intentions haven’t all gone as planned, but the journey is now well underway. Last week the U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz conceded what everyone already knew: the Obama Administration’s 2011 […]

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    Why Now Is A Good Time to Buy a Hybrid or Plug-in Car

    Have you ever noticed how some people make relatively large long-term financial decisions based on short-term information? Take for example, a car purchase. A new car may be kept several years up to 10 years or longer. Today it is being reported all over that Americans are back to buying SUVs, trucks, and hybrid sales […]

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    What Price Should Chevrolet Ask For the 2016 Volt?

    Now that General Motors has made its big splash with the 2016 Volt currently on display at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show, questions remain, including what the all-new 50-mile-range plug-in car with gas backup will sell for. When the 2011 Volt was first launched, GM had high costs baked into the advanced vehicle it […]

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    e-AWD For Kia’s Chicago Concept

    An electric AWD vehicle will wear the Kia badge in Chicago. Kia Motors America said it will unveil an electric all-wheel drive (e-AWD) concept vehicle at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show. The company added this off-roader, said to be bold by Kia, was conceived by Kia’s California design studio and built for city dwellers seeking […]

    Chevrolet Offers No-Charge Fix For Faulty Volt Hatch Struts

    Chevrolet has notified Volt owners that it will replace the struts on the rear liftgate as part of a recent customer service recall. Chevrolet issued the notice for 2011 to 2015 Volts and 2010-2015 Cadillac SRX after a number of customers complained that the rear hatch didn’t raise completely, especially in cold weather. Some also […]

    Tesla Gets Planning Commission Approval for San Antonio Store

    Tesla may be barred from sales activity in Texas, but it wants to build a new store in San Antonio, and has just received approval from the city’s planning commission. The request now moves to the city council which will decide if it should rezone the land for Tesla’s proposed store. Tesla isn’t applying for […]

    Toyota Will Work With Congress To Renew Expired FCV Credits

    Toyota is still quoting retail prices on the hydrogen-powered Mirai as if a federal tax credit is available. Though the automaker doesn’t have any insight on when the credit will return, company representatives are working to have it renewed. “We plan to work with the new Congress to restore the fuel cell vehicle consumer tax […]

    Kansas City Utility Company To Install 1,000 Charging Stations

    A utility company in Kansas City announced on Monday that it wants to build a large network of charging stations in the region. Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L) plans to install about 1,000 charging stations to create its Clean Charge Network. Most stations will be located in the metro area, but some may be […]

    New Volt Video Focuses On High-Tech Freedom and Design

    At last we get to see the actual Chevy Volt after a series of teaser videos of a masked and camouflaged car. The automaker has posted to its YouTube channel the 1:11-long advertising spot featuring the digital car in a digital world. SEE ALSO: Five-Passenger 2016 Chevrolet Volt Boasts 50-Mile Electric Range – Video Owners […]