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    Verify Markets claims electric vehicle charging industry will top $3b by 2017
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    GE WattStation – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Dishing out $5,000 to read a report on the future of the electrical vehicle charging industry is not something that we often do around here. In fact, we'd never dish out that kind of dough to pour over some predictions based on ...

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    Saab 9-3 ePower gets its punch from Boston-Power's rugged Swing cells
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    Saab ePower EV Prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When Saab unveiled its first-ever electric vehicle (EV), the 9-3 ePower, we ecstatically claimed:
    With a projected range of 125 miles and a 0-60 mile per hour acceleration time of less than 8.5 seconds, Saab's first-ever ...

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    Frito-Lay to deploy 176 electric delivery trucks by end of 2011
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    Frito-Lay, owners of the seventh-largest private fleet in the U.S., hopes to deploy up to 176 electric delivery trucks by the end of 2011. Beginning later this year, Frito-Lay will roll out a test fleet of 21 battery-powered delivery trucks designed and produced by Smith Electric Vehicles. This ...

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    Electric vehicle charging times will depend on both the charging station and the car
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    Electric vehicles (EVs) may be dramatically less mechanically complex than their traditional internal combustion counterparts, but that's where the simplicity ends. The battle that began with Thomas Edison and Nicola Tesla over direct vs. alternating current continues to this day, the battlefield ...

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    CEA survey shows 40% of Americans hope to test drive electric vehicles, but only 25% know anything about them
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    Next year's 2011 International Consumers Electronics Show (CES), produced by the Consumers Electronics Association (CEA), will, for the first time ever, showcase a full range of electric vehicles (EVs), charging equipment and energy storage devices. In order to better understand America's ...

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    EV sellers will have to teach drivers to treat their car like their phone, plug it in!
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    Chevrolet Volt – click above for high-res image gallery
    As much as we talk about range anxiety here, the reality is the vast majority of drivers in America probably aren't even really aware of the term in the automotive context. Yet. But that's because only a tiny fraction of them have ever ...

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    Video: Porsche owner electrifies his 928
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    Electrified Porsche 928 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Over the years, we've seen the boxer engines ripped out of numerous Porsche 911s and replaced with electric motors and racks of batteries, but this may be the first time we've seen it done to a 928. Jeff McCabe started by ...

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    Small electric car companies plan to ditch often-lousy car salesmen in favor of specialists at big box stores
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    Consumers routinely rank their interactions with car dealerships as one of the least rewarding parts of the new car buying experience. In particular, dealing with an untrained and often-lousy car salesman makes the entire experience less than pleasing. Of course, there are a few ways to deal with ...

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    Venture capitalist Khosla says U.S. will someday produce too much electricity
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    The U.S. has relied upon conventional energy sources to meet our electrical demand for a long, long time. While conventional energy sources rarely failed to keep up with our burgeoning electrical demand, the recent interest in renewable energy sources may actually push supply beyond our needs. ...

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    Study: UK demand for electric vehicles to surpass hybrids by 2020, hit 21% market share
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    2011 Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery
    A new British study by Glass's Information Services Ltd. (GIS) is predicting that battery electric vehicles will overtake hybrids in UK market share and will reach a combined total of 21 percent by the end of the decade. That market ...

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    DeLaSalle School students build super-efficient electric car that gets 307 mpg
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    DeLaSalle School electric car – Click above to watch video after the jump
    A team of students taking part in the Automobile Design Studio at Kansas City's DeLaSalle School have put together an electric car they think could be the most efficient in the world. Testing on the 7.7 mile oval of ...

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    Paris 2010 preview: Kia adding fizz with all-electric Pop Concept
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    Kia Pop Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When the Paris Motor Show opens up next month, Kia will roll out a new battery-powered commuter concept. Thus far, Kia has only released a few details about its door-stop-shaped Pop Concept, including its sub-10-foot length and its ...

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    Pint-sized Buddy electric vehicle stops 80-ton freight train in its tracks
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    It's certainly not a common sight to see an electric vehicle parked on some desolate train tracks located near Norway's border with Russia, but it's all done for a good cause. The pint-sized Buddy EV, driven by Neptune Network, has halted the operation of the 80-ton freight train you can see in ...

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    Some numbers regarding electric cars, both good and better
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    There are a lot of different ways to measure how electric cars will impact our lives, perhaps as many ways to measure as there will be changes to our daily transportation in the coming years. Today, we present two options, one that shows an overall comparison between powering our vehicles using ...

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    Electric car company BG Automotive Group calls it quits
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    Back in 2008, Barry Bernstein, a Philadelphia-based steel wholesaler, dreamed of bringing reliable, safe and affordable electric vehicles to the American car-buying public. He envisioned a future where large trucks and SUVs no longer dominated our roadways and decided that by electrifying ...

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    Chris Paine is looking for your electric car "revenge" story
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    It's probably too late to make it into the upcoming Revenge of the Electric Car movie (due early next year), but the film's producers are still interested in hearing stories about about how an electric vehicle (EV) has had its revenge in your life. What does EV revenge look like? It's not a ...

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    At Witz' End - Electric vehicle progress, prospects and challenges
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    2010 Plug-in Prius Prototypes – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Great start, but long road ahead I just returned from the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars in beautiful Traverse City, MI, and don't have much electric vehicle (EV) news to report from ...

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    All-electric Saab 9-3 test fleet to launch in early 2011
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    Saab 9-3 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    During a media launch for the 2011 Saab 9-5, company executives revealed plans to introduce a test fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) based on the upcoming 9-3. As Inside Line reports, Saab execs confirmed that the test fleet of EVs will roll ...

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    General Motors to establish global BEV test fleet, build New Sail EV prototype
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    Chevrolet New Sail – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Speaking at the Plugging Into the Future Forum at the Shanghai World Expo today, General Motors' Global Vehicle Engineering VP Karl Stracke announced the creation of a test fleet of battery electric vehicles. The fleet will be ...

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    Porsche testing three electric Boxsters
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    Porsche Boxster – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Porsche has been dabbling in vehicle electrification over the last several years, ranging from the plug-in hybrid 918 Spyder concept and the 911 GT3R hybrid racer to the new Cayenne hybrid that recently went into production. The ...

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