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CEO of California’s Pacific Gas and Electric utility and Ford Motor Co. board member Tony Earley is interested in finding ways to convert gasoline vehicles to electric— particularly light duty pick-up trucks. Earley, who has been collaborating with colleagues and employees at Ford and General Motors on the effort, said at a press conference after […]

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The news today at HybridCars.com is now that gas is nationally hovering at $2.60 per gallon, you should forget about a sensible, fuel-saving family sedan. Instead, since Americans like big tough vehicles anyway, a truck could really better fill your lifestyle requirements. After all, truck drivers were voted 85 more handsome, 76 percent more resourceful, […]

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While some critics have accused Tesla of making “toys for the rich,” Ferrari’s second hybrid is expected to fetch enough greenbacks to buy 25-30 Model S P85D sedans once its price is officially announced. For what may cost north of $3 million, the limited production run of 30 units is not a real race car, […]

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In response to Volt owner requests, GM has given the Volt a GPS-enabled sense of where “home” is, and the car can be programmed to know when it arrives at its owner’s home base – i.e., the garage, or where ever that may be. Based on owner-set charging preferences for their “home” charging location, the […]

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The documentary “Who Killed The Electric Car” pointing an accusatory finger at General Motors is actually a record of a second premature ending for EVs, and the first die-off of EVs happened in part because they were seen as positioned for women. This observation of early 20th century history was made during a brief video […]

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Now that gas prices are declining and automakers report they’re booking increased sales and profits for SUVs and pickups, fuel efficiency isn’t all that important anymore, right? Well, if you’re not one of the American consumers who make long-term financial decisions based on short-term information, or if you simply like the idea of saving fuel, […]

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As of September 2014, the global number of plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) sold crested to nearly 604,000 with certain models rounding out the bulk of these. In fact, the top-10 models from various manufacturers have accounted for 77 percent of the total at an estimated 464,956 units. Counted are both all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids […]

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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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An environmentally safe, inexpensive battery developed at Singapore’s Nanyang Technology University (NTU) could lead to electric cars that charge 70 percent in two minutes, and it has a shelf life of more than 20 years. Could this mean bye-bye gas station for today’s fence sitters, or is this just another hopeful battery story prompting excitement, […]

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Kia has garnered a lot of fans for its Soul, a squared-off mini-ute that proves style and practicality can go hand-in-hand. For its first EV marketed outside its home country, Kia decided to convert the funky box on wheels which breaks the mold of the more-often seen hatchback configuration. And, after having driven it at […]

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