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    Obama's 2012 budget gives clean diesel and fuel cell funding the boot, electric vehicles a boost

    Under pressure to remove billions of dollars from the annual budget, the Obama administration has released a plan that ends funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's clean-diesel grants and the Energy Department's hydrogen fuel-cell program. Electric transportation, on the other ...

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    Kia releases more pics of bubbly Pop electric city car concept

    Kia Pop concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Though details are sparse, we know that Kia's wedge-shaped, battery-powered, three-seat Pop concept, will roll onto the stage in Paris any day now. According to Kia, the sub-10 foot long Pop brings, "innovative design chic and ...

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    Electric vehicle charging times will depend on both the charging station and the car

    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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    Video: Porsche owner electrifies his 928

    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

    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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    Study: UK demand for electric vehicles to surpass hybrids by 2020, hit 21% market share

    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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    Paris 2010 preview: Kia adding fizz with all-electric Pop Concept

    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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    Martin Eberhard predicts 500-mile range for the electric vehicles of 2020

    Volkswagen E-Up! Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The guy who helped bring us the 250-mile electric vehicle (EV) thinks we will be able to go a lot further on a full pack of batteries in ten years. Yes, Martin Eberhard, one of the co-founders of Tesla Motors who is now ...

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    Electric car company BG Automotive Group calls it quits

    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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    At Witz' End - Electric vehicle progress, prospects and challenges

    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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    General Motors to establish global BEV test fleet, build New Sail EV prototype

    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

    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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    Do electric and hybrid vehicles really need to make sounds? [w/video]

    Volt sound demonstration – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Just to be clear, we certainly sympathize with the concerns of the visually impaired when it comes to silent and near-silent electrified vehicles and their interaction with pedestrians. What we're not sure about is the ...

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    Electric vehicles already influencing auto industry, including ICE and hybrid vehicles

    We're only months away from seeing the first high-volume modern electric cars go on sale, but most analysts and industry officials expect these to only account for a very small percentage of the overall market in the next decade. The problem remains high cost and limited range for batteries. ...

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    DOE estimates 100-mile automotive batteries will cost just $5,000 in 2020

    With the extra attention given to President Obama's plug-in vehicle efforts today because of a letter urging the creation of a new federal task force for electric vehicles (EVs), how about we take a look at what the government thinks is happening with EVs now and in the coming years? A recent ...

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    Volkswagen reconfirms EVs for 2013, next-generation vehicles to reduce weight

    Speaking outside its Electronics Research Lab in Palo Alto, CA, Volkswagen chairman Dr. Martin Winterkorn reconfirmed the automaker's commitment to bring electric vehicles to market in 2013, beginning with the eGolf compact and eUp! city car. Drawing a faint parallel to the original Beetle, ...

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    Mitsubishi reaffirms sub-$30K sticker price for i-MiEV in U.S.

    Mitsubishi i-MiEV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When Nissan set the price for the Leaf electric vehicle (EV) at an unbelievably low $32,780, Mitsubishi almost immediately responded by chopping some $6,700 off of its little electric i-MiEV. Then, Mitsubishi took its aggressive ...

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    Bosch invests $507M annually into electric vehicle development, expects EVs to capture 3% of market by 2020

    As we've mentioned before, one way to measure the likely market share that electric vehicles (EVs) will capture in the coming years is to look at the actions and predictions of EV suppliers. As EVs hit the streets, essential components must be manufactured at a rate that meets actual demand. ...

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    Mitsubishi and PSA launch new electric powertrain collaboration

    Peugeot iOn EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mitsubishi and PSA Peugeot Citroen are expanding their collaboration beyond an existing supply deal for electric cars to powertrains and battery packaging. Mitsubishi will supplying a version of its i-MiEV that PSA will sell in Europe ...

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    Interstate-5 in Washington to become "electric highway"?

    The state of Washington is hoping to turn the interstate 5 corridor that runs from Canadian border to Oregon into the nation's first electric highway. With the help of a $1.32 million federal grant, Washington hopes to install between seven and 10 so-called Level 3 electric vehicle charging ...


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