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Tesla has had an up-and-down history with its direct-to-consumer sales model, with states like Arizona, New Jersey, Maryland, Texas and Virginia coming down hard against the California-based start-up. Now, according to a story in the Des Moines Register, Iowa is another where dealer lobby groups have restricted how Tesla operates in the state. The issue […]

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California is already recognized as the beating heart of electric vehicles, and current Governor Jerry Brown wants the state to keep its leadership position. Brown recently signed a number of bills and approved legislation aimed at getting 1 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2023. Arguably the most important portion is aimed at making […]

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Tesla, who has continually confounded critics over its stock price, managed to set a new record after it closed at $284.05 a share yesterday, a 5.3 percent increase from its previous high on August 28. Several factors were at play here, including a recent deal struck with China Unicom — the second-largest mobile phone company […]

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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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