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    Exclusive: IRS won't, or can't, reveal how many plug-in vehicle tax credits are left
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    The IRS has set up a page to help track individual automaker sales figures, but it's a complete mess. One of the benefits of driving a plug-in vehicle these days is a federal tax credit worth up to $7,500. Officially called IRC 30D, this credit is intended to make the high cost of new EVs ...

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    Exclusive: Concours d'Elegance of America gets first-ever EV display
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    A concours d'elegance (French for "parade of elegance") is a high-zoot, high-buck display of mostly pristine historic and collectible automobiles, most of them unaffordable to most of us. Probably the best known such events in the US are the nose-in-the-air Pebble Beach Concours in Monterey, CA, ...

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    Report: Denmark, EU think charging stations will drive EV sales
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    European Union climate commissioner Connie Hedegaard thinks she knows the answer to "the chicken or the egg" debate when it comes to selling more electric vehicles or installing more charging stations. Hedegaard, who served as climate minister from 2007 to 2009, wants to see her home country ...

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    Official: Giant kite, Evonic technologies help Wind Explorer EV cross Australia
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    Turns out, you can drive a unique electric vehicle all the way across Australia on less than $15 worth of electricity. You just need some kite assistance (or, yes, solar power). The Wind Explorer that made this trek is now on display at Evonik's New Jersey office, since the company worked on the ...

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    Opinion: Tata eMO electric vehicle still on the drawing board
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    Aystery still shrouds the presence of Tata Motors in the US auto market. The Tata eMO concept car received a lot of attention and praise a year ago at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show as an "electric mobility study." Oh, and because it sported a $20,000 price tag and roomy interior. On the gasoline ...

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    Tesla Model S road trip arrives safely in NYC
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    Kudos to Peter, Tina and Luba! After nearly 5,000 miles, they made it from Portland, OR to New York City in a Tesla Model S. One of the team tweeted upon arrival: "If I can make it here, I can make it anywhere and we made it! Electric Road Trip S successfully finished in NYC, final mileage ...

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    Official: LAX pulls the plug on free electric vehicle parking deal
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    Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) did a great job encouraging electric vehicle trips to the airport by setting up 38 charging stations in two separate lots and offering EV drivers free parking spaces. Those no-cost spots were a huge draw, to be sure, but airport authorities have now decided ...

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    Tesla VP: "I want people to want the car, I don't want to sell them the car"
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    Tesla Motors has taken on the huge challenge of reinventing the car shopping experience – while at the same time delivering what consumers are used to getting when they buy electronic products such as an iPhone. Since 2008, Tesla has opened about 25 retail stores and galleries in North ...

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    Official: Daimler exec Harald Kroeger named to Tesla board
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    Tesla Motors has brought in another Daimler AG executive to its board of directors – Harald Kroeger, Daimler's vice president of electrics, electronics and e-Drive. Kroeger replaces Daimler's Herbert Koehler, who resigned from the Tesla board on December 12. Koehler had been a board member ...

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    Report: More US airports offering EV charging for when you're away
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    Airports seem like an ideal place to recharge electric vehicles – the cars sit unused for long periods of time and could benefit from something productive like slow charging. Environmental correspondent Jim Motavalli took an aerial view of the current state of airport electric vehicle ...

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    Report: New free ebook answers the "Top 10" questions about electric mobility
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    Consumers are becoming more interested in plug-in electric vehicles, but many still have questions before they make the first step away from pure gasoline cars. The top 10 such questions can be answered by reading a simple-to-understand method, says Green & Energy Consulting Group, a ...

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    Report: Carlos Ghosn remains optimistic on Nissan's EV sales forecast
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    Nissan Motor Co. CEO Carlos Ghosn continues to be optimistic and ambitious about his company's mission to make Nissan and Renault electric vehicles (EVs) reach strong sales numbers in key global markets. In fact, he doesn't seem fazed that Nissan is selling fewer Leafs in the US this year ...

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    Los Angeles: BMW CEO: electric vehicles offer "emission-free driving pleasure"
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    While this is a time of retrenchment in electric vehicles (EVs) and alternative powertrains for automakers, BMW appears to be heading in the other direction, Automotive News enterprise editor Dave Guilford writes. Entrepreneurs are "flaming out" (figuratively and sometimes literally) and some ...

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    Report: New Enerdel CEO: Shifting away from EVs means profits in late 2013, or maybe 2014
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    For companies in the lithium battery business, multi-segment marketing has become a necessity. A few years ago, electric vehicles looked like the next smartphone-like growth area for battery makers. Now, it's more turmoil than profits for some battery makers. David Roberts is CEO of one of these ...

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    Report: EV dealer works for seven years to bring electric cars to Cayman Islands
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    It turns out it is easier place to make offshore investments in the Cayman Islands than it is to buy or sell electric vehicles there. Getting electric vehicles to the Cayman Islands has been a real challenge for John Felder, president of Cayman Automotive, a dealership that has made it a mission ...

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    How the 54.5 mpg CAFE standard will really equal 40 mpg in the real world
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    First there was 62 miles per gallon, then 56.2 mpg, then 54.5 mpg, and now we could be looking at 40 mpg for Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) in 2025. What's that you say, you thought 54.5 was the official number? That's true, but that official target has a lot of federal incentive credits ...

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    Study: Germans wary of electric vehicles; prefer natural gas to plugging in
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    BMW i3 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    A study, conducted by technology research firm Gartner, reveals that German consumers aren't likely to consider purchasing electric vehicles over other advanced powertrain technologies. Gartner's analysis shows the majority of German ...

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    Rolls-Royce discusses its potential future in electric cars
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    Rolls-Royce 102EX Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    At the grand opening of the Rolls-Royce dealership in Chicago's Gold Coast area, Kicking Tires got the chance to sit down with David Archibald, president of Rolls-Royce North America. On discussion was the general business ...

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    Video: Video: Top Gear EV eco special lampooned even before it airs
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    Facts are facts, right? When you're talking electric vehicles, a few salient details can completely make or break your experience with the machine; two of the most important being the time it takes to achieve a full charge and how much distance the car can go at a certain speed on that ...

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    Secretary LaHood says plug-in vehicle point-of-purchase rebates could replace tax credits in 2012
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    Back in February, President Obama proposed changing the credit for plug-in vehicles over to a point-of-purchase rebate, a move that would likely speed up the $7,500 payment. Under the proposal, dealers would reduce the sticker price of eligible plug-in vehicles and apply for reimbursement from ...

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