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Danny King is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor who’s been covering industries such as automotive, travel, entertainment, hospitality, real estate and electronic commerce since 2000. His experience includes staff and freelance work for Bloomberg News, Daily Variety, AOL’s AutoblogGreen, Travel Weekly and the Los Angeles Business Journal.

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    Read This: Catching up with Chrysler's EV catch-up plan
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    At your home or office? Those are the key words for how Chrysler and its Fiat affiliate want to narrow the plug-in vehicle sales gap between themselves and more plug-in-centric companies like Nissan and Ford, according Wards Auto. When the gap will narrow is anyone's guess. The US automaker, ...

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    Video: GM learning from current Chevy Volt owners as it works on next-gen model
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    Details of the second-generation Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in hybrid are coming in at a trickle, and the latest is that the 2016 model-year Volt will be improved in all meaningful areas, including performance and all-electric range, says General Motors powertrain director Larry Nitz. ...

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    Read This: First test drive shows promise of Saab 9-3 EV
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    We can't read Swedish, so when it comes to a first-drive review of a Saab 9-3 electric-vehicle prototype, we'll trust Inside EVs' translation of a write-up from Swedish automotive publication Elbilen i Sverige. And it's a decent one. The write-up, that is. The translation, too, we hope. Taken to ...

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    Official: UC Davis is most EV-ready campus
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    When it comes to deploying electric-vehicle charging stations, University of California Davis is giving it the old college try. The school, located just outside of Sacramento, has 38 plug-in vehicle charging stations on campus, making it the most charging-friendly institution of higher learning ...

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    Video: PowerHydrant makes robots charge your EV
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    A Massachusetts company is taking a futuristic approach to hands-free plug-in vehicle charging: robot appendages. A product called PowerHydrant uses a robotic arm to connect a charging station to the vehicle, allowing for an easy kind of customer charging experience that is also offered by ...

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    Official: Say hello to Hy-Cycle, Australia's first hydrogen fuel cell bicycle
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    Fuel-cell bicycles. It's an idea that comes around every couple of years. Or about seven. It's a complicated process, but then again, so is procuring a little hydrogen. The newest version of the two-wheeled hydrogen fuel cell vehicle is from Australia's University of New South Wales. The ...

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    Official: Nissan-Dongfeng's Leaf-based Venucia e30 EV goes on sale in China
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    Nissan's proverbial other shoe has dropped on the other side of the world. The Japanese automaker, along with Chinese company Dongfeng, has started selling the Venucia e30 battery-electric vehicle in the world's most populous country. How the sister vehicle to the Nissan Leaf will fare remains to ...

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    Video: How to charge up your BMW i3 with a Honda
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    Behold a cheaper version of BMW's range extender for its i3 plug-in. And it's brought to you by ... Honda? Sort of, if you take the approach that Gadget Review took when it looked for an alternative to ponying up the $4,000 or so for the gas-powered i3 range extender that comes from the ...

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    Report: Tesla Model X reservations 20,000 strong and counting
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    Those falcon wing doors appear appropriate for the Tesla Model X, as pre-orders for the battery-electric SUV are flying. That's what Gas2.0 is saying, citing various sources. So despite Model X deliveries not happening until the spring of 2015, folks are lining up. Company spokeswoman Alexis ...

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    Report: Nevada lawmakers debating Tesla gigafactory tax breaks today
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    When it comes to Nevada's financial incentives that lured Tesla Motors to build its Gigafactory in the Silver State, some lawmakers have said Gov. Brian Sandoval has some 'splain' to do. And such explanations are slated to start today, reports Reuters. When there are $1.3 billion or so worth of ...

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    Official: Despite Bright leaders, Echo Automotive needs to restructure
    Echo Tells SEC It 'Does Not Have Adequate Liquidity' 1410371880

    Not to state the obvious, but an echo is about all that's left for the plug-in hybrid vehicle system maker of the same name. Echo Automotive, which was led by the engineering team of the defunct Bright Automotive, has run out of cash. Echo said in a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing ...

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    Report: EVs are the missing link in making solar power competitive with fossil energy
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    Anyone having a sour day could do worse than reading the conclusions of a UBS report that lays out the near-term future of electric vehicle adoption and on-site energy storage. That's because the Swiss bank's findings paint a fairly rosy picture when it comes to sustainable transportation and ...

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    Report: Apple Watch watches your BMW i3, i8
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    Apple unveiled details about its long-awaited Apple Watch yesterday and we now know that the $349, er, watch will be released to the public early next year. Amid the millions of features the watch has is the ability to provide real-time information on the battery charge level in a BMW i3 or i8 ...

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    Report: Here We Go Again: Lexus attacks EVs in new ad [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: We got a comment from founding member of Plug In America Paul Scott on this ad. It's available below. The last time Lexus attacked plug-in battery vehicles in an ad, it had to apologize. The company is remaining on message, though, and has revisited a hybrid-vehicle advertising campaign ...

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    Official: Eva Hakansson now 'World's Fastest Female On A Motorcycle' with KillaJoule
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    Put it this way: if Eva Hakansson had sufficient battery capacity and road space for her record-breaking KillaJoule electric "sidecar" motorcycle, she could make the 650-mile trip from her Denver-area home base to Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in about the time it takes to watch a football game. ...

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    Report: London's double-decker buses get updated with wireless charging
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    Those big red buses running throughout London will be a little greener next year. The city's Transport for London (TfL) department is working on a program that will charge a few of its double-decker hybrid buses wirelessly at some of the city's bus stops, Pocket-lint says. TfL will retrofit four ...

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    By The Numbers: August 2014: The this-looks-bad edition [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: The story's been updated to factor in General Motors' complete advanced-powertrain sales numbers. Is a down market the "new normal" for US green-car vehicle sales? That's what analysts and advanced-powertrain advocates may be asking after green-car sales turned in their third straight ...

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    Study: Will the Tesla Gigafactory be too big?
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    With pro football season about to begin, we thought it appropriate to use a gridiron metaphor: one research firm is estimating that Tesla Motors will outkick its coverage when it comes to the Gigafactory it's planning for the western US, likely Reno, NV. The electric-vehicle maker has said needs ...

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    Confirmed: Tesla is quietly installing higher-speed, non-Supercharger network [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: We've received confirmation from Tesla on details of the charging network, and have updated the text below accordingly. To a Tesla Model S driver, 58 miles an hour is pretty tepid when it comes to driving speed. Recharging speed, though? That's a pretty good clip. The California-based ...

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    Report: California renters may soon install EV chargers at home
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    Electric-vehicle charging stations. They may not just for the landed gentry anymore. At least in the Golden State. California lawmakers have passed a bill that would enable residential and commercial tenants to install electric-vehicle charging stations, provided that they foot the bill, ...

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