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The United States Department of Energy (DoE) is collecting “real world” data on a variety of alternative energy vehicles with, among others, the help of Intertek. The DoE said testing includes vehicle performance, durability and operational costs, with the goal of helping consumers and the automotive industry better understand how vehicle technologies intended to reduce […]

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VIA Motors’ electric pickup trucks and vans have been selected for a major contract. In a press conference held October 2 at the Plug-In 2013 electric vehicle show in San Diego, VIA Motors president Alan Perriton announced that VIA has signed a contract to build and deliver $20 million worth of electric pick-up trucks and […]

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While reducing the energy used by a vehicle is important, so is reducing the huge amount of energy needed to produce said vehicle. General Motors said it is participating in The Better Buildings, Better Plants program, a U.S. Department of Energy program to reduce energy costs, per unit of production, at 25 of its U.S. […]

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Drive Oregon yesterday announced that it has joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s Workplace Charging Challenge, a collaborative initiative to increase the number of U.S. employers offering workplace charging by tenfold in the next five years. To help reach this goal, Drive Oregon has hired Zach Henkin to lead its work in this area. Drive […]

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ChargePoint, Inc. announced June 11 the completion of its ChargePoint America Program with more than 4,600 shipments and installations of its home, public and commercial EV charging ports. In May 2010, ChargePoint was awarded a $15 million dollar matching grant funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Transportation Electrification Initiative administered by […]

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Tesla Motors announced yesterday, May 22, that it has paid off the entire loan awarded to the company by the Department of Energy in 2010. In addition to payments made in 2012 and Q1 2013, Tesla said May 22′s wire of almost half a billion dollars ($451.8M) repays the full loan facility with interest. According […]

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