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Born and based in California, Tesla did not name the state in February as a contender for its “gigafactory,” but California politicians are scrambling to make it happen, and Tesla is thinking about it. Speculators wondered whether California was really fully ruled out, but Tesla has said better places to put its 10-million-square foot battery […]

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An online newspaper report from Puerto Rico indicates Nissan will begin sales today of its all-electric Leaf. From now through July 31 pre-orders are being accepted with first deliveries expected in August. Orders are being taken by Nissan dealer, Adriel Auto in the town of Toa Baja, which is west of San Juan. The entry […]

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As various nations increase demand, and automakers increase plug-in electrified vehicle (PEV) models and availability, their cumulative world-wide total sales has quietly crossed the half-million unit mark. This is counting highway legal plug-in hybrids and all-electric passenger vehicles, since PEVs began in the modern era around 2009. It excludes motorcycles, buses and trucks. The figures […]

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Having started Saturday in Stuttgart, Germany, the world’s largest EV rally, WAVE (World Advanced Vehicle Expedition) will run nine days through June 8. This is the fourth running of the big, long parade comprised of all sorts of electrically powered cars and bikes adding up to a new record, 507 electric vehicles. This beats last […]

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As we reported was pending, on Friday eight states added details to a “ZEV Action Plan” with intent to put 3.3 million zero emission vehicles on the road by 2025. This action to push for about 15 percent of all new vehicles to be zero emission is a further fleshing out of plans first announced […]

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Eight states comprising 28 percent of the U.S. passenger vehicle market are expected today to add more details to their 2013 announced plan for 3.3 million zero emission vehicles by 2025. The governors of these states – California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont – last year signed a memorandum of […]

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What is a “green car” anyway? Is this a contrived term? Well, no, not necessarily, but in cases it may be if it doesn’t do much for the environment, but many cars now do offer significant improvements. This therefore is a clue to a working definition of “green” however we are not stuck on verbiage. […]

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General Motors has said it will not be caught behind in automotive propulsion electrification, and today it again backed that statement with substantial investments for its Chevrolet Volt and “two future products” yet to be revealed. The company said it will invest $449 million to upgrade processes at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly and Brownstown Battery Assembly […]

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While there is not as much to report about the carried-forth 2014 Nissan Leaf as there was in 2013, the big news is the electric car holds a number of distinctions and is carving out a niche in the American automotive landscape. Introduced in December 2010, it was refreshed last year with 11 more miles […]

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If you’re in the market for a new car, could an all-electric model possibly fit the bill? Given yet-modest EV sales in America, undoubtedly many people would answer “no,” or they lack sufficient information to say “yes.” Last month, a national survey by the Union of Concerned Scientists found 25 percent of American households could […]

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