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Since former GM CEO Dan Akerson hinted last year of another Chevy branded EV with 200-mile range on par with Tesla’s planned Model 3, conjecture has swirled about the possibilities. Last week at an investor meeting, GM’s global product chief Mark Reuss confirmed rumors are true that the Spark EV will have a sibling, and […]

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Last month was a good month for car sales in general, plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) in particular, and regarding this latter category, Americans bought their 250,000th. This count includes all road-going U.S. plug-in passenger car sales since 2008 when Tesla’s Roadster was launched, to the present. Early this year, excluding commercial vehicles, we chronicled just […]

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Lithium ion batteries are here to stay as the main choice for future hybrids and EVs, according to Navigant Research’s Electric Vehicle Batteries report. The steady increase in sales of electric vehicles (EVs) has led to advances in EV batteries, particularly those using lithium ion (Li-ion) technology. While early hybrid vehicles featured nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) […]

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As the year winds to a close, the U.S. alternative energy car market saw a number of mileposts passed last month, including a not-insignificant 150,000 plug-in cars sold since their inception. This cumulative multi-year total is comprised of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and all-electric vehicles (EVs) including contribution from sales of the discontinued Tesla […]

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Genovation’s G2 EV was recently featured on the PBS show MotorWeek. The G2 was a prominent part of a segment on testing being done at the University of Maryland’s Wind Tunnel facility on aerodynamic efficiency of automobiles. A scale model of the G2 was used. “We were honored to be part of this long-running and […]

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Have you ever found yourself wishing for a time machine to project a decade or longer into the future just to see how things turned out? For starters, we could settle whether Toyota is wise in sidestepping mass-market battery electric cars for now, or whether EV advocates are correct saying it’s misguided, excessively self-serving, too […]

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