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A new congressionally mandated report published by the U.S. National Research Council states that current battery technology, vehicle cost, and lack of consumer knowledge are all obstacles preventing widespread endorsement of plug-in electric vehicles. The key to lowering overall vehicle cost according to ClickGreen would be to develop less expensive and more efficient batteries, this along with […]

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Georgia, home to a $5,000 all-electric vehicle purchase tax incentive has revoked that initiative in place of a $200 registration fee and adding to the salt in the wounds is giving special perks to Mercedes-Benz as it relocates to the state. The tax-break-ending legislation made it into law last week under the Transportation Funding Act of […]

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On April 2, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced that the state will be adding $2 million into Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV) program. Unlike Georgia, which is in the process of trying to get its EV incentives program revoked, or Illinois, which has already halted its Alternative Fuel Rebate Program, Massachusetts has chosen to […]

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Twelve UK cities have been shortlisted to share £35 million in funding aimed at promoting ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs). Set up by the UK’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles and the Department for Transport, the £35 million Go Ultra Low City Scheme is supposed to deliver a step-change in the uptake of ultra-low emission vehicles. […]

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It seems the state of California’s generous electric vehicle incentives have paid off. According to a release issued by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the golden state accounts for nearly half of all electric vehicle sales in the U.S. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that electric vehicle sales are increasing in the U.S., but […]

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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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