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    Report: Toyota says C-HR Concept is more of a Prius preview than we thought
    Angular, Aggressive Design Could Arrive On Fourth-Gen Hybrid 1418835540

    When the designers thought they were just about finished with the new look of the fourth-generation Toyota Prius hybrid, higher-ups did not like what they saw and sent those designers back to the proverbial drawing board to come up with something a little spicier. Duly inspired, the designers ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Qualcomm invests in Chargemaster, gamers will appreciate these Toyota Prius C ads
    $947M In Level 2 Charger Sales Expected In US By 2020 1418252100

    Chargemaster has received an investment from Qualcomm for wireless charging in the UK. Of the 27,000 charging stations it has already installed, 10,000 are ready to be adapted for inductive charging, according to Chargemaster. Dr. Anthony Thomson of Qualcomm says that with this investment (of a ...

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    Official: PC010 ST is a plug-in Predator you can drive on the street *UPDATE
    Street Legal Formula-Style Racer Now Up For Crowdfunding 1418129820

    UPDATE: Looks like there's been a last-minute name change. Instead of the Predator's PC010 ST, this vehicle is now the Egoista Motors' EM01 Stradale Project. Check out the live crowdfunding campaign here and the Facebook page here. It may look like a somewhat squashed Formula 1 race car, but the ...

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    Report: Ford 'working very hard' on F-150 hybrid
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    The lighter, aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 gets (at best) 26 miles per gallon. That's not bad for a truck that size – and we should always remember that improving gas guzzlers can make a big difference – but what if the popular truck came with a gas-electric hybrid powertrain? How ...

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    By The Numbers: November 2014: The not-so-down-is-the-new-up edition
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    Last month, Nissan and BMW helped stem a disconcerting (for green-car watchers, at least) trend of declining year-over-year sales, as increased demand for the Japanese and German automakers' plug-in models made November slightly less painful than October. The year-over year decline of hybrid, ...

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    Official: Nissan Leaf sets new November sales record, Chevy Volt drops again
    For 2014, Leaf Beating Volt By 10,000 Units 1417536240

    When you talk to people in the plug-in vehicle industry, one theme you hear repeatedly is that the more plug-in cars that are out there, the better things are for everyone. One reason is that more EVs build a need for more public chargers, and more chargers mean more people see that plugging in ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Honda Grace hybrid goes on sale in Japan, Daimler spends 100M euros on batteries
    Honda Fires Up Brazil Wind Farm; Toyota hybrids win two WEC championships; Mercedes S-500 Plug-In Hybrid Gets Environmental Certification; Groups Call For 48-Volt Standard 1417476480

    The Mercedes-Benz S-500 Plug-In Hybrid has earned an Environmental Certificate from the TÜV Süd technical inspection authority. The award is based on a lifecycle assessment of the vehicle. This includes the ability to reduce CO2 emissions by 43 percent through charging, and by 56 ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Porsche adds third 919 Hybrid for Le Mans, Audi to heat factory with geothermal
    BMW i Invests In Zendrive; Chicago Petitions For E15 1417006440

    Porsche will be running a third 919 Hybrid LMP1 car in the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. The extra Porsche will race in the six-hour May 2 WEC race at Spa-Francorchamps as a lead-up to the legendary 24-hour race on June 13 and 14. Porsche hasn't announced the driver lineup for the ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Atlanta Falcons electrify with ChargePoint, LiquidPiston unveils X Mini engine
    Firm Invests Millions In The Hybrid Shop; EVs Could Mitigate Grid Destabilization Events 1416866280

    ChargePoint is partnering with the Atlanta Falcons to provide more EV charging stations at the team's facilities. The chargers are used by players, employees and fans and ChargePoint has donated additional stations for installation throughout the city of Atlanta. The city, county and state are ...

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    Official: UK's 2014 Next Green Car Awards fetes VW e-Up!, Tesla Model S
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    They like the Tesla Model S across the Pond, too. The California-made electric vehicle was one of about a dozen models given props by the UK's Next Green Car Awards. And the prizes ran the gamut between conventional, diesel, plug-in and battery-electric powertrains because who doesn't like ...

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    Report: Is BMW ready to increase i8 production?
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    The BMW i8 plug-in hybrid is really fast. But the car is getting to customers really slowly. The German automaker might be doing something about that. Bimmer executive Ian Robertson, speaking with reports at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, commented on the high demand for the super-PHEV and ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Grimsel electric car breaks acceleration world record, electric Ford Raptor ATV debuts
    Lexus CT 200h Takes On BMW i3 In Funny Or Die Video 1416170700

    An all-electric version of the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is now available... as an ATV. Made by Caddyshack Golf Cars, it features officially licensed Ford badging borrowed from the super-macho pickup. It has a lifted chassis with leaf springs in the front and rear, hydraulic shocks and off-road ...

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    Official: Green Car Journal issues new Green SUV, Luxury, Technology Awards
    Winners Announced At DC Auto Show In January 1415899740

    For those who thought either green SUV or green luxury vehicles were oxymorons, time to stand corrected. Green Car Journal will announce its green-car award winners at the Washington Auto Show next January and has created award categories for those two sectors as well as a technology award for ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: 2015 Fuel Economy Guide available, how Porsche ships 919 Hybrid
    Terra Motors Brings Electric Scooter To Europe; VW Provides Research e-Golf To Stanford 1415397660

    The EPA and Department of Energy have released the 2015 Fuel Economy Guide. Unsurprisingly, the groups say that this year features more fuel efficient and low-emissions vehicles than previous years, and they span a greater variety of vehicle types. The guide also provides "best-in-class" lists, ...

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    By The Numbers: October 2014: 'Now-what?' edition
    Low Gas Prices A Likely Culprit In Big Drop This Month 1415148900

    Like the sun rising in the east, we thought we could always count on year-over-year US plug-in vehicle sales to rise. No longer. Sadly, even counting Tesla Motors' sales isn't likely to change that. For the first time since we started tracking them, year-over year green car sales were ...

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    Report: Which hybrids save you money? Not as many as you might think
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    When it comes to how much it costs to own a hybrid versus a comparable gas-powered vehicle, Lexus giveth and Lexus taketh away. Toyota's luxury division included not only the model that saved buyers the most, but also the model that cost drivers the most, compared to a more conventional vehicle. ...

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    Official: Fisker, Quantum pairing up to relaunch Karma PHEV
    Five Years Ago, These Companies Had A Similar Deal 1415105760

    The upcoming relaunched Fisker Karma will look a lot like the old one. Turns out, the brains of the car will share a lot with the old Karma as well. Fisker (and its new owner, Wanxiang) and Quantum Technologies have announced a deal worth over $5 million. Quantum is going to license its plug-in ...

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    Official: Nissan Leaf sets another monthly sales record, Chevy Volt remains steady
    Nissan Has Now Sold More EVs In A Single Year Than Anyone, Ever In US 1415027640

    Here we go again. Another month in the books and another month of record sales by the Nissan Leaf in the US. For October, the world's best-selling pure EV sold 2,589 units, which is 29.3 percent more than October 2013. That makes it 20 times in a row that Nissan can say that last month sales were ...

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    Lesson learned, again: lower gas prices hurt hybrid sales
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    Between declining gas prices and an improving economy, full-size pickup sales in the US are up 6.5 percent year to date and represent the best-selling vehicle line in two-thirds of US states, according to TrueCar. And the economy is a rising tide of sorts for most vehicle sectors, as gas-powered ...

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    Video: 2016 Chevy Volt powertrain video teasers
    Before We See The New Car, We Get To Look Inside 1414778340

    If there's one thing we've learned about plug-in vehicle fans, you have a thing for seeing your cars get made. The series of videos showing BMW i3 production was strangely popular, as were the shots from inside the VW e-Golf plant. Well, with General Motors pulling the veil off of the 2016 Chevy ...

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