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    Is Best Buy looking to become a service center for EVs?
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    Best Buy may be pulling the plug on its lineup of electric two-wheelers due to poor sales, but that doesn't mean they want to get out of the EV business entirely. Rocco Pendola from Seeking Alpha had a chance to sit down with Best Buy and discuss some of their future market strategies. The ...

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    Report: Saudi prince worried over increasing fuel economy standards and technology
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    This may sound surprising, but Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal has gone on record saying he wants the price of oil to decrease. Why's that you ask? It's all about the long-term game, says the Saudi Royal Family's stock market and real estate magnate. In a recent interview with "CNN's Fareed ...

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    Elon Musk says he has no interest in selling Tesla
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    We imagine being the CEO of an electric vehicle start-up company would be a dream job for many of our readers, but one of the job responsibilities no one would enjoy is dealing with all the naysayers. Whether it's a stock analyst saying Tesla will fail like internet groceries or two university ...

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    Take control of your Chevy Volt with 'Mountain Mode'
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    The U.S.-spec Chevrolet Volt may not have a handy 'battery hold' button like the upcoming Opel Ampera, but that doesn't mean you can't optimize battery usage during trips. As Nick Chambers from PluginCars found, the "Mountain Mode" setting can be used to better control when the battery pack runs ...

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    Yet another reason to switch to gallons per mile
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    Pop quiz: Say you split your driving evenly between a 21 mpg SUV and a 75 mpg Vespa scooter. What would your average miles per gallon be? If you answered 48 mpg you're not alone, as that's what Vespa came up with in their infographic we posted last week (reposted above). The only problem is that ...

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    BMW i designer Benoit Jacob discusses future mobility solutions
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    At a panel discussion Sunday evening at WantedDesign, an international design exhibition held in Manhattan that occurred alongside the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, Benoit Jacob opined that, "after over a century of car design, it may be time for a bit of a rebirth." Jacob is the ...

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    2011 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid could pay you back in four years
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    HybridCars.com got their hands on a new 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid and put it through its paces. Except for improved voice recognition of the truck's OnStar telematics system, everything remains largely unchanged from last year's model, which we reviewed here. The Silverado Hybrid packs a ...

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    Ethanol industry may soon lose subsidy
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    A couple of days ago, U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein of California and Tom Coburn of Oklahoma introduced the Ethanol Subsidy and Tariff Repeal Act. The bill, amendment #309 to a small business bill, will do away with the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) and the tariff on imported ...

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    CAFE 2025 debate heating up over 62 mpg limit
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    A CAFE standard of up to 62 miles per gallon by 2025, which we first heard about last October, will certainly increase the cost of vehicles, but by how much varies depending upon who you ask. Automotive News (via AutoWeek) has gathered a few opinions and estimations on how this will affect ...

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    D'oh! How the government's flex-fuel fleet leads to increased gasoline use
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    We've talked before about President Obama's plan to greenify the federal fleet, generally thought of as a good thing. In leading by example, Obama hopes to show the American public that flex-fuel vehicles – and other gas-misers like hybrids and plug-ins – can substantially reduce our ...

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    "One Tonne Life" challenge family making progress, drops CO2 emissions 64% in three months
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    In January, we wrote about the Lindell family as they embarked on their 'One Tonne Life' challenge outside of Stockholm, Sweden. Now, a little over three months into the project, the family has reduced its carbon emissions by a whopping 64 percent, dropping from 7.29 tons of CO2 emissions per ...

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    New details emerge on battery swap plans for Tesla Model S
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    Tesla is hoping to win over potential electric vehicle drivers who suffer from range anxiety with its upcoming Model S. First, buyers will be able to choose from three different editions with varying ranges: 160 miles (which already exceeds the usual 100-mile range of most EVs), 230 miles, and a ...

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    Autocar drives the Renault Twizy EV, has fun "swooping around corners"
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    When the Twizy EV goes on sale in March of next year, it will be one of the cheapest electric vehicles available for sale in Europe, starting at just €6,990 (that's only $10,400 U.S. at today's exchange rate). True, that price doesn't include the battery pack, but that can be leased for just ...

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    Video: Wrightspeed working on plug-in hybrid retro kit for big trucks
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    Green Overdrive interview with Ian Wright – Click above to view video after the jump
    While we still haven't forgotten about the Ferrari-beating Wrightspeed X1 that never saw the light of day, we are glad to hear Wrightspeed hasn't left the electric scene. The company has set its sights on ...

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    MIT finds another reason to charge your car at night: reduced pollution
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    If you own or plan on purchasing an electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid (PHEV), you may be weighing the pros and cons of Time-of-Use metering (assuming that's an option). Will your electricity bill go down? Is it worth leaving your vehicle partially charged so that you can take advantage of the ...

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    Natural gas may burn clean in a car, but it still has serious problems to investigate
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    Our readers are passionate about what type of energy will power the world's vehicles in the future. You have your electric car camp, your hydrogen camp, the gasoline traditionalists and also natural gas supporters like T. Boone Pickens, who believes the U.S. sits atop so much natural gas by ...

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    Antartica winter will challenge two e-ride Industries EXV2s electric trucks
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    Later this year, we'll have some more insight into the performance of electric vehicle batteries in really cold weather. Two e-ride Industries EXV2s are being tested at the McMurdo Station research facility located in Antarctica by the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory ...

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    Are green cars considered feminine? Advertisers may be to blame
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    According to a recent study, companies hawking green wares may need to change their marketing strategies. OgilvyEarth, a consulting group specializing in sustainability, just released the results of their research called "Mainstream Green: Moving sustainability from niche to normal." It turns out ...

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    Video: dAlH2Orean, the aluminum can-powered RC car
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    dAlH2Orean aluminum powered R/C car - Click above to watch video after the jump
    If you're having a hard time pronouncing this new R/C car's name, think Back to the Future. A two-man professor and student team created the dAlH2Orean, pronounced, yes, "delorean," as an homage to the classic film. ...

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    LA, China team up for plug-in car data sharing
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    At the beginning of this year, Los Angeles and Shanghai became part of an electric vehicle data sharing agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy and China's Ministry of Science and Technology. The information to be shared is related to electric vehicle (EV) usage such as where drivers take ...

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