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In California, promotions for a new rebate program to help low income families switch to a fuel-efficient vehicle have become explosive. It began with California Senate leader Kevin de León crushing a 1984 Ford Ranger pickup at the state’s capitol building. His publicity stunt kicked off California’s new program to help families below the poverty […]

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Within the next three years, A123 Systems plans to double the global production of its lithium-ion batteries to 1.5 gigawatt-hours. In order to meet these new levels, A123 said it will need to expand its factories, which are already at maximum production levels. “We’re at capacity at all of our production facilities,” said A123 CEO […]

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May sales for both the all-electric Nissan Leaf and extended-range electric Chevy Volt were up compared to recent months, but the Volt did relatively better on a percentage basis, while Nissan did better in raw sales volume. Specifically, Nissan delivered 2,104 Leafs representing a 32.5 percent year-over-year-decline and Chevrolet sold 1,618 Volts declining by just […]

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“The starting price of a Nissan Leaf is about $16,348** in Colorado,” said Nissan today as it’s now kicking in free charging for two years with its “No Charge to Charge” program for Leafs bought in Denver. Nissan’s double asterisks indicate subsidies must be carved off a starting price of $29,010 and these amount to […]

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The trademark application for the name “Bolt” intended for the Chevrolet electric car due to cost around $37,500 before tax credit and travel 200 miles on a charge was under suspension but is again in the clear. As reported last week, the application has been suspended twice, the first time being not long after the […]

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The 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will have a new high-power monster sitting at its starting line this year. Entered by Team APEV with MONSTER SPORT and Rimac Automobili, the new Tajima Rimac E-Runner Concept_One will be piloted by the legendary Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima at this year’s race up the mountain. Tajima’s new race […]

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Aston Martin is pushing to expand its lineup, which the company’s CEO says will include new electrified vehicles. Speaking to Autocar at the Nurburgring 24 Hours race, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer shared that he believes Aston Martin can expand its range to at least six or seven models in the coming years. “I see […]

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When it comes to zero emissions vehicles the state of California will bend its rules for smaller automakers, but only a little. Environmental regulators in California have decided that even small automakers will have to comply with clean-car rules that mandate the sale of zero-emission vehicles, but has adjusted the rules to allow plug-in hybrid […]

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Never one to pause in the shadows for long, Tesla Motors is again showing its unconventional side with its new “mobile experience.” Made from shipping containers, Tesla said that it’s planning to tour this new mobile store around the country. “Designed in-house, the shipping container arrives and unfolds to double its size in just a […]

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Hydrogen refueling stations will continue to increase, according to one advocate, who added that the establishment of more commercial fleets and increased support from automakers will help fuel cell vehicles gain a firmer footing. As the managing director for the Motive division at Intelligent Energy, a company that develops eco-friendly automotive systems, James Batchelor spends […]

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