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    Report: Ohio gas station accidentally sells pure ethanol as gasoline
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    The US Department of Energy lists 91 stations in the state of Ohio that dispense an 85-percent ethanol blend (aka E85). Unfortunately, one unlisted station in the Buckeye State took the biofuel a step further earlier this week. The GetGo station in Brunswick, about 25 miles southwest of ...

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    Video: 'What On Earth!' documentary shows how cars might look to aliens
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    There's a classic The Far Side comic where two aliens, cleverly disguised as traffic lights, discuss eliminating the Earth's population slowly, one at a time. The joke, of course, is that things aren't always what they seem. Apparently, filmmakers Les Drew and Kaj Pindal had a similar idea back ...

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    Official: Tesla joining NASDAQ-100 July 15, booting off Oracle
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    The meteoric rise of Tesla Motors' stock this year has not only raised a bunch of money for the company and paid off its debts, it's also about to help push the stock into the rarefied NASDAQ-100. The news out today is that TSLA will join the NASDAQ-100 Index, a listing of the 100 largest ...

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    President Obama calls for cleaner coal plants, which will make EVs cleaner
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    We forget where we heard it first, but we've always liked the argument for plug-in vehicles that they are able to get cleaner over time. Whether it's through installing solar panels on your roof or taking advantage of Tesla's solar-powered Superchargers, with an EV it is possible to make the ...

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    Official: Number of autogas stations quietly growing in US to almost 3,000
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    Alliance AutoGas has announced the installation of its 600th autogas (a.k.a. propane) refueling station in the US this month. That's about 21 percent of the 2,842 total propane autogas stations now in the US, according to US Department of Energy data. The Alliance AutoGas industry organization ...

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    Study: Diesel particulates, other air pollutants linked to autism in children
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    Our economy runs on diesel. It's burned in the road-going rigs that bring us everything from potatoes to potpourris. If it's on a store shelf, it likely arrived by oil-burning truck. Increasingly, diesel engines are also finding a home in our passenger cars, migrating from Europe, where they've ...

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    Report: DOJ, Arkansas suing ExxonMobil over crude oil spill
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    Earlier this year, an ExxonMobil pipeline oil spill dumped around 5,000 barrels of heavy crude oil in suburban Mayflower, AR. It was a mess, and prompted a discussion about oil pipelines in the US, most notably the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Yesterday, the US Department of Justice and ...

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    Official: PlugWiz calculator shows financial benefits of driving electric
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    The number of online calculators that can help plug-in drivers discover cost-to-drive savings compared to gasoline vehicles continues to grow. Yesterday, the EPA announced the eGallon device, which gives a broad overview of gas vs. electricity costs. Another new entrant is the more customizable ...

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    Auctions: Quirky Kurbwatt electric postal van from 1980s surfaces on eBay
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    Here's a tough sell on eBay: an old electric postal delivery van that only gets eight miles of range. It could go up to 40 miles on a charge, but that would cost about $1,600 for a new battery on top of the $2,400 asking price. The vehicle up for discussion is a Kurbwatt electric van, which runs ...

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    Read This: Is peak oil never going to happen?
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    You can make a coherent, logical argument for cars that don't burn gasoline without once mentioning global petroleum supply. You can talk about international relations and the power of gasoline exporters (just read the first three paragraphs of this for a bit of history). You can talk about ...

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    Study: Idaho has highest percentage of transportation-related emissions
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    Is there a plethora of big rigs in the Gem State? Results of a US Energy Information Administration (EIA) report tracking state-by-state energy-related carbon dioxide emission makes that question worth asking, as Idaho was the state with the highest percentage of emissions stemming from the ...

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    Exclusive: Ram 2500 Power Wagon commercial shoot ends with truck spending night in ocean
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    It's pretty by the ocean. So pretty that it feels like 80 percent of all car commercials are filmed on winding coastal roads (another 80 percent are filmed on mountains and another 80 on mysteriously car-free roads elsewhere). It's particularly pretty in Humboldt County, California, which the ...

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    Study: EPA says US air is getting cleaner, GHG emissions dropped 1.6% in 2011
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    Transportation is not solely responsible for the mess of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the air, but our cars and trucks (and ships, trains, and planes) were the second-biggest factor in GHG in the US in 2011. The good news is that overall emissions are on the decline, dropping 1.6 percent ...

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    Report: Your car's exhaust can cause, not just trigger, kids' asthma
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    Stick your head too close to an old car's exhaust, and we're willing to be dollars to donuts that you'll start coughing. It turns out that vehicle exhaust isn't just bad for you until the air clears. All that nastiness has a serious long-term effect, and can even cause asthma in children. That's ...

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    Official: Teslaccessories will make after-market products for the select few
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    Leave it to a maker of Tesla after-market products to generate a waiting list for a cup holder. Florida-based Teslaccessories is entering the extremely nascent Tesla after-market product industry with just one product: a center console insert for the Model S. Or CCI for those in the know. With ...

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    Official: Like Jeep, Fisker Twitter account briefly hacked, offers way to lose body fat
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    In the overall scheme of things, having your Twitter account hacked isn't as bad as a flood or a fire. So, perhaps the "The Fastest Way To Lose BodyFat in (2)Weeks" tweet that Fisker Automotive sent out today isn't going to cause anyone to lose sleep, especially since it was almost instantly ...

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    ETC: "World's greenest" Chevy Silverado now ready to order
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    Doesn't the idea of a big truck that doesn't use gas, is biodegradable and is 100-percent recyclable sound appealing? The group trying to get you to own one even says, "You can tell all your environmentalist friends that you just happen to have the world's greenest Chevy Silverado." Except, well, ...

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    Report: Elon Musk ready to help Boeing with 787 Dreamliner lithium-ion battery problems
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    With keywords like lithium-ion batteries, "thermal runaway" and Elon Musk, had we not read any further, we would have figured this story was some disastrous news about Tesla Motors. Instead, it's about airplanes. Specifically, Boeing's new Dreamliner. The small fleet of 50 Dreamliners that are ...

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    ETC: Elon Musk: "I am not the kale eating overlord of Mars"
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    Elon Musk, Tesla CEO and chief designer of space exploration technologies for SpaceX, had a lighthearted umbrage moment with an affront made on him and his space travel company, recently. It wasn't really the request made by animal rights group PETA that SpaceX trips to Mars only offer passengers ...

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    Toyota Fun Vii rainbow concept pops up on Facebook, has wireless charging
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    Without much fanfare, Toyota recently updated its Facebook cover photo with the odd-looking, rainbow-colored vehicle (is that the right word here?) you see above. It took us a little while to realize that this bright, playful thing is the Fun-Vii concept that was first shown off at the Tokyo ...

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