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Just a few days ago there were several individual stories floating out there – each potentially unrelated but important nonetheless. First, the news that Opel was killing its Ampera plug-in hybrid, then LG Chem announced that it was working on a 200-mile-range EV with one automaker (but not confirming which one). Next was the bit […]

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Although it’s taken a few days to filter out to North American media, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has confirmed that the country will offer a substantial subsidy for the new hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles being launched in early 2015. “This is the car of a new era because it doesn’t emit any carbon dioxide and […]

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Four Japanese automakers are working together to make EV charging stations widely available through Japan. Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Honda Motor Co., Ltd., and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation jointly established a new company, Nippon Charge Service, LLC, (NCS) on Monday, May 26, to promote the installation of chargers for electric-powered vehicles. The goal […]

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Frost & Sullivan put forward a good example of how policies and green cars go hand in hand, but also how neighboring countries can go different ways. The different green car policies across ASEAN create unique combinations of market “push” and “pull,” dramatically impacting demand patterns and opportunities for future growth, said Frost & Sullivan. […]

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New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced August 9 a $19 million New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program to encourage the purchase of battery-electric commercial trucks as well as other energy-efficient transportation, including hybrid and compressed natural gas trucks. The truck voucher program will include two voucher funds: $9 million for battery-electric truck vouchers offered […]

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ChargePoint, Inc. announced June 11 the completion of its ChargePoint America Program with more than 4,600 shipments and installations of its home, public and commercial EV charging ports. In May 2010, ChargePoint was awarded a $15 million dollar matching grant funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Transportation Electrification Initiative administered by […]

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China has been pushing the production and adoption of electric vehicles and is set to continue doing so. By 2012, 25 pilot cities had promoted 27,432 new energy vehicles totally within two years after the subsidy policy was implemented, including 23,032 ones used in public services and 4,400 ones bought by individuals. In March, 2013, […]

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Imagine you can cut your commute time to work in half, increase your productivity at home and in your job, all with a car that is almost free to lease. These are the words from a video produced by Nissan describing a new reality for employees at Evernote in Redwood City, Calif. Evernote is a […]

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Hyundai’s ix35 Fuel Cell CUV has been selected for the second consecutive year by the European Commission-backed Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) to demonstrate the real-world benefits of hydrogen fuel cell technology. Considered by Hyundai as the world’s first production fuel cell electric vehicle, the ix35 Fuel Cell will be made available […]

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GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson said yesterday that the United States is on the cusp of achieving long-term energy security because of the rise of fuel-efficient vehicles, more energy-efficient homes and factories, and the revolution in domestic oil and gas production. Akerson added that the time is now for a consumer-driven national energy policy. […]

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