The City of Indianapolis announced this week it will deploy what it believes will be the largest municipal fleet of electrified vehicles in the nation by early 2016. The new program put forward by Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard is aimed at reducing the country’s dependence on oil, and save taxpayers millions of dollars. As explained […]

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China knows it has big emissions problems and has upped the ante yet more toward mandating EVs to the point now it is projected to significantly move the market for aluminum. According to Bloomberg, the nation is now calling for no fewer than 30 percent of all government vehicles to be powered by alternative energy […]

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California is pushing even more for green cars and some of the state’s agencies are collaborating on a range of initiatives to support the goal of 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) said last week that the California Energy Commission carried out one of these initiatives, […]

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The UK government announced yesterday that autonomous vehicles will be allowed on UK roads five months from now. Fully driverless cars are an exciting glimpse of the future with substantial potential to improve road safety – but the UK’s car fleet has a long way to go before it makes the most of existing autonomous […]

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A UC Davis study published in April showed that a good third to almost 60 percent of California plug-in vehicle (PEV) purchases are primarily motivated by solo access to high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes – which can become congested at times. California is the leader in PEV acceptance, and policymakers adopting a carrot-and-stick approach of […]

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Today begins a financially substantial state-level incentive program for EV buyers called Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV). This initiative will provide up to $2,500 for the purchase or lease of plug-in hybrid or electric vehicles in Massachusetts, is aimed at increasing the number of zero-emission vehicles commonwealth residents own. The Massachusetts Department of […]

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If like us you’ve been wondering where vehicle recycling efforts are heading, this latest information coming from Nissan will shed some light. Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. shared the progress report on its recycling/recovery efforts in Japan for fiscal year 2013 (April 2013 to March 2014). Following the Japanese Automobile Recycling Law, Nissan announced its recovery […]

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Are Californians fed up at the pump? Yesterday a newly formed coalition of business owners and employees, consumers and advocates launched the Fed Up at the Pump campaign to educate and inform California motorists about a state-agency mandated gas and diesel price hike that they say will have a negative impact on the economy and […]

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The Arizona Office of Tourism launched the state’s first Electric Vehicle Travel Guide yesterday. As ownership of fully electric vehicles (EV) gains speed and the infrastructure to support EVs continues to grow throughout the state, Arizona is poised to be an exciting destination for EV drivers looking to travel with zero tailpipe emissions, said the […]

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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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