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    Study: EVs, plug-ins already saving 45 million gallons of gasoline per year in US
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    Plug-in vehicles, battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids are cutting US gasoline use by 45 million gallons a year, which means Americans are already saving $100 million a year in refueling costs thanks to EVs. Now, imagine how those savings might look if startups like Aptera, Coda Automotive ...

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    Report: First Tesla Model S makes it to Chinese mainland for only $410,500
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    Tesla Motors has big plans for China and has already started taking reservations from the mainland for its Model S. One man, however, has a jump on the rest of his 1.3 billion fellow citizens, having taken delivery of the first example thought to have made it into the country. And it only cost ...

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    Study: Toyota Prius, Tesla Model S fans apparently like very different things
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    Prius fans polled have above-average interest in yoga, sustainability and Apple. As for Model S fans? They're big on economics, Jim Beam, strip clubs and weed. If a Toyota Prius lover crashes into you, the driver may have been distracted reading The New York Times or The Atlantic on his or ...

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    Report: Nissan readying new urban EV, may have Land Glider or Qashqai guts
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    Nissan says it will roll out an urban electric vehicle that's even better than alliance partner Renault's Twizy. While Renault is marketing the Twizy small electric car as an alternative to scooters on European streets, Nissan thinks its upcoming EV will have more to offer. Etienne Henry, ...

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    Report: Toyota exec says unless electric grid is clean, EVs 'make little sense'
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    Let's face it, Toyota does not believe in electric cars. Not the battery-powered plug-in kind anyway. Plug-in hybrids? Sure. Fuel cells? As soon as feasible. But a simple EV? No, that just isn't Toyota's thing – a few side projects notwithstanding. "If the electricity is not sourced ...

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    Official: SRI tackling Baja's General Tire Mexican 1000 in an electric buggy [w/video]
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    Whatdya expect, a Nissan Leaf? Nope, the National Off Road Racing Association's (NORRA) General Tire Mexican 1000 off-road rally, which starts this weekend, will feature its first-ever all-electric vehicle, and judging by what we see above, it certainly looks the part. SRI EV1, built by SRI, SRD ...

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    Official: Car2go adds airport parking to carsharing deal in Austin
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    A carsharing company has started up a new service designed to take some of the hassles out of air travel. Daimler subsidiary Car2go has added a partnership in Austin, TX, with The Parking Spot, a leading near-airport parking company. The new partnership allows Car2go members to park their Smart ...

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    "ICE shaming" publicly embarrasses gas car drivers who illegally park in charge spots
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    It looks like electric vehicle owners living in Dallas need Eric Cartman to yell "Respect my authoritah!" while having their non-plug-in vehicles towed from designated parking spots. Since that's not possible, an EV advocate has taken on shaming these EV-parking violators. Check out this new ...

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    Report: With blankets in cold weather, Nissan Leaf taxi experiment not working in Osaka
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    There are quite a few taxi operators testing out electric cars by adding Nissan Leaf EVs to their fleets – whether that be New York (pictured), Hong Kong or Mexico City. It's a channel for the global automaker to sell more of the cars and give more people their own experience of being ...

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    Video: Self-driving Nissan Leaf controlled from iPad
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    "Siri, drive me home." Okay, so it's not quite that simple (yet) but Oxford University is testing out a driverless version of the Nissan Leaf electric car using technology controlled from an Apple iPad on the dashboard. The car is guided by a low-cost navigation system that gauges its ...

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    Report: Dongfeng Fengshen E30 electric vehicle coming to China next year?
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    While China's third-largest automotive group, Donfeng Motors, had been gearing up to produce mass quantities of electric cars by early 2012, the reality has been more of a hodgepodge of decisions. There's been a joint venture with Nissan to build a rebadged Nissan Leaf for the China market ...

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    Official: Wheego adds LiFe EV dealer in Florida
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    The change that the Nimnicht Family of Dealerships in Jacksonville, FL is applying to a former Hummer showroom could not be a better sign of the times. The showroom will become the newest dealership for Wheego Electric Cars, offering the full-speed Wheego LiFe and the low-speed Wheego Whip. The ...

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    Followup: Off radar, Coda now dealing with multiple supplier lawsuits
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    Another ominous sign for Coda Automotive: multiple lawsuits filed by suppliers who claim they are owed money. This comes after Coda laid of about 50 employees in December and then furloughed a few more in January; news has surfaced of four lawsuits filed since June of last year. EDAG Group, an ...

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    Video: MindDrive goes cross-country with at-risk youth in all-electric Lotus Esprit
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    MindDrive is asking for crowdfunding to get a film produced about at-risk youth driving a converted electric car coast to coast. MindDrive, a nonprofit organization based in Kansas City, MO, works with at-risk high school students in an experiential hands-on way – through building an ...

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    Spy Shots: Next-gen Mahindra Reva NXR electric car spotted in India
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    It's near the end of 2012, and the Mahindra Reva NXR electric car has yet to be launched. Still, Mahindra has confirmed that the launch will be happening before the end of the year. In the meantime, take a look at the spy shot above. The car has been spotted in India – in Delhi, Chennai ...

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    Video: Translogic test drives Tesla Model S and, surprise, loves it
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    Here's a shocker: Translogic's Bradley Hasemeyer test drove the Tesla Model S Performance version and apparently had a darn good time doing it. While only available in the top-of-the-line version for now, the Model S will one day come in four packages – Base, Performance, Signature, and ...

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    Report: Elon Musk might start Tesla, SpaceX holding company; talks electric supercar
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    Elon Musk is talking about maybe forming a holding that would own stock in both of the companies he's incredibly busy with these days – Tesla Motors Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) – basically to simplify his life. "No actual plans under way," he said. "[It] ...

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    Rush Limbaugh picks on electric cars in wake of D.C. storm. Again.
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    Here we go again, folks. Rush Limbaugh, one of the loudest opponents of electric cars in America, has once again spoken out against EVs on his radio show, this time in connection with power outages in Washington, D.C., after a hard-hitting storm swept through the nation's capitol. According to ...

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    Report: Saab to be saved by mystery Swedish electric car company
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    The all-but-lifeless corpse of Saab continues to stagger forward in hopes of finding a juicy investor to sink its teeth into. Autocar reports that National Electric Vehicle Sweden is currently close to buying the brand's remaining assets. The freshly minted electric car consortium is helmed by ...

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    Green: BMW Isetta gets reimagined as the eSetta
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    The venerable Isetta was tiny, cheap and nimble transportation in post-World-War-II Europe. In this day of $4-a-gallon gas, could a similar car be an attractive alternative? That's the question University of Applied Arts graduate Tony Weichselbraun asked as he endeavored to imagine a modern ...

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