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    Man spends retirement savings to speak with Obama about EVs

    To show their plug-in passion, some people spend upwards of $30,000 on an electric car. Others – well, one, that we know of – will spend that much just to tell the leader of the free world how cool EVs are, in 180 seconds or less. That man is our friend Paul Scott, who's no stranger ...

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    Report: Obama calls for spending $2 billion in oil lease revenues on clean vehicles

    President Obama wants to know how many clean cars $2 billion can buy. In an announcement expected later today, the President is expected to ask Congress to use $2 billion that the government has raised from allowing oil and gas exploration in the Outer Continental Shelf to fund clean energy ...

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    Report: How Romney and Obama differ on fossil fuels and the energy debate

    Last week, Mitt Romney released a comprehensive energy plan. While taking a backseat to the economy and job creation, energy issues have been discussed regularly by presidential candidates Romney and Barack Obama, and their viewpoints diverge widely. In its online magazine, conservative think ...

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    Report: Obama may be charging up support for fuel-cell technology

    Looks like President Obama's stance on yet another issue is "evolving." The president's administration is indicating it might increase support for hydrogen fuel-cell technology, Bloomberg Businessweek reported. As regular readers surely remember, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) cut funding ...

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    Official: Obama touts electric vehicles, reveals first car, to AAA

    Okay, so President Barack Obama's first car wasn't exactly of the fuel-sipping variety, but that didn't stop him from pitching advanced powertrains to the country's biggest car club. In an interview with AAA, Obama said alternative-fueled vehicles may have helped double fuel-economy figures ...

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    Official: Feds will provide $14.2 million for lightweighting efforts

    Volumes have been written about how much obesity costs the U.S. in terms of healthcare costs. Now, the government is looking for ways for cars to shed some pounds as well. The U.S. Department of Energy will provide $14.2 million in funding towards projects that develop materials to cut vehicle ...

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    Presidential politics and the price of gas, a quadrennial plea for votes

    In 2008, when Democrats were suggesting President Bush was causing America's then-high gas prices, Fox News went to the mat to support their Commander in Chief, repeatedly explaining why the President can't really control gas prices. Media Matters has collected some of these clips into a ...

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    Report: Report: Obama now among foreign motorists who owe £50M in unpaid London congestion charges

    According to The Daily Mail, the city of London has slapped President Barack Obama with a £120 fine for failing to pay congestion charges during his most recent visit to the UK capitol. The fine evens out to around $193 U.S. at current conversion rates. When the president visited London in ...

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    Report: Report: Automakers airing ads attacking proposed 56 mpg fuel standard

    Automakers are already on the attack against President Barack Obama's proposed 56 mpg corporate average fuel economy standards by 2025. The Detroit Free Press is reporting that automakers have launched a radio ad campaign against the proposed targets in seven states, including Michigan. The ads ...

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    President Obama highlights ethanol ties during Brazil trip

    UNICA, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association, often has a thing or two to say about the federal ethanol policy in the U.S. During President Obama's still-ongoing five-day trip to Latin America – which included a stop in Brazil – the group took note of two "important ...

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    Business groups ask President Obama to set up electric vehicle task force

    President Obama has been touting plug-in vehicles for a while now – beginning, in fact, with his campaign pledge to get a million plug-in hybrids on the road by 2015 –but words and a bunch of federal spending aren't enough for some people. Recently, auto industry lobbyists called for ...

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    President Obama checks out Volt and Focus Electric at LG Chem plant site

    U.S. President Barack Obama gets out of a Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    President Barack Obama dropped into Holland, MI on Thursday to pay a visit to the site where LG Chem is building a factory to produce lithium ion cells for electric and hybrid vehicles. While ...

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    Obama visits Poet ethanol plant, but that doesn't mean industry is all happy [w/video]

    Obama in the Midwest – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Even though President Obama visited an ethanol production facility run by Poet yesterday and spoke once again about tripling the amount of ethanol the U.S. produces over the next 12 years, the ethanol industry probably wasn't ...

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    Brammo pair prepare to shock Barack, request assistance

    Brammo Enertia - Click above for high-res image gallery
    This coming Tuesday morning, two guys will strike out on a pair of Brammo Enertias and retrace the trail Detroit auto execs took to the halls of political power when they begged for their bailouts. The goal of this journey is not to ask for ...

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    Obama signs Cash-for-Clunkers bill into law, countdown to start begins

    President Obama has taken pen to paper and signed off on Cash-for-Clunkers, a law that could help the auto industry shake its year-long funk. The Transportation Department now has 30 days to determine the rules and regulations for Cash-for-Clunkers, placing the start of the program at the end of ...

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    REPORT: Obama to announce new CAFE standards tomorrow, require 34 mpg standard

    According to reports from both the New York Times and Politico, the Obama Administration plans to announce new CAFE regulations tomorrow that will finally reconcile both federal and state standards. The plan is expected to combine California's strict emission rules with the federal rule, raising ...

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    President Obama announces $2.4 Billion for electric vehicles

    In the message-appropriate setting of the Southern California Edison Electric Vehicle Technical Center, President Obama announced yesterday the availability of $2.4 billion to aid the development of plug-in cars and the infrastructure required to keep them charged. The money will come from the ...

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    GEM electric cars will serving as shuttles during tonight's Green Inaugural Ball

    Click above for high-res image gallery of the Fireball GEM
    The most common electric cars in America, GEM NEVs, will serve as shuttle vehicles for VIPs during tonight's "Green Inaugural Ball." The ball is part of this weekend's celebrations of Barack Obama's upcoming swearing in as the 44th ...

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    President's new ride may be diesel powered, but is it emissions legal?

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Cadillac Presidential Limousine
    The other day, General Motors released the first official photos of the new presidential limousine that will enter service next week when Barack Obama is inaugurated. As the majority of presidential cars have been over the ...

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    Plug In America will host West Coast Inauguration parade with 30+ EVs

    The AltCar crowd around the EV1 and the Chevy Volt. Photo to Amy Williams
    Many of the people in Plug in America were excited by Barack Obama's win in the US presidential election. So excited, in fact, that they applied to be part of the Presidential Inaugural Parade that will take place later this ...


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