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Saab has been going through rough water and is not yet out of trouble. Its EV-ambitious owner, National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB, has financial trouble. The Board of Directors of National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB, the owners of Saab, last Thursday applied for a reorganization. This process, in Sweden, is more or less the equivalent […]

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Chevrolet’s Cruze has now reached three million sales worldwide. The best-selling Chevrolet model crossed the milestone this month, 16 months after selling its 2 millionth model. Chevy said the Cruze has proved itself a global player among small cars and is assembled in eleven plants, sold un one-hundred and eighteen countries. “The Cruze is an […]

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The City of Shasta Lake, Calif. has installed an Envision Solar EV ARC standalone solar charging station. This EV charger, relying on fully renewable energy, will be located at the City’s Grand River municipal parking lot on Shasta Dam Boulevard and will be available free of charge to the public. The EV ARC will be […]

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Consumer Reports recently announced that two alternative-fuel offerings have been rated best in their respective classes after a recent round of testing. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel scored 82 points in CR‘s hands, helped mainly by the diesel’s impressive 20 mpg combined and 27 mpg highway observed during the test. Previous winners included the regular Ram […]

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Imagine building cars for over 25 years and being surprised with the keys to your own hybrid car, one that you just helped build. That is what happened to Tom Keith. He was the envy of all 7,000 Toyota Georgetown team members when the company announced he had won a 2014 Camry Hybrid in a […]

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Team China Racing, competing in the soon to begin Formula E championship, has announced a joint partnership with Henkel. Henkel is known as a supplier of high-tech automotive adhesive solutions; the company said it helps promote development in the electric vehicle field. Team China Racing stated it has partnered with Henkel as its exclusive adhesive […]

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We posted a piece yesterday discussing Michigan-based battery maker A123 making some necessary steps after emerging from bankruptcy, and today have some news relating to A123, albeit more indirectly. Green Car Reports got hold of an email sent to people who had bought the initial batch of 2012 Fisker Karma models by a representative from […]

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Nissan has delivered its first Leaf on the island of Puerto Rico this week. Nissan stated the first customer is a family owned business dedicated to renewable energy projects. So dedicated, in fact, they purchased two all-electric Nissan Leafs. “We were very anxious for the arrival of the Leaf. Nissan decided to bring them here […]

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Few people familiar with the situation will ever forget battery maker A123′s sudden rise and even faster fall from grace. It went from from plucky, brilliant upstart to bankruptcy in only a few years. But after being purchased by a Chinese supplier conglomerate — Wanxiang Group — after emerging from bankruptcy court in 2013, A123 […]

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A pair of ex-Silicon Valley tech workers are aiming for the proverbial stars with the Renovo Motors Coupe. But don’t be confused by the ’60s throwback body and assume that what’s found under the long aluminum hood is equally antiquated. No, Renovo is pitching its Coupe as an American-built electric-powered supercar, and took its prototype […]

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