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    Read This: Tesla says Model S fire triggered by 'highly uncommon occurrence' [w/video]
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    By now, you've seen the Tesla headlines, read the reports that its stock dropped (it's now bounced back somewhat), and maybe even discussed the Model S fire with friends and coworkers. But there is now some more official information to share. Yesterday, in addition to publishing emails between ...

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    EU aims to have electric vehicle standards finalized by 2012
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    Automakers, consumers and governments across the globe almost unanimously agree that electric vehicles (EVs) need an international set of standards. However, agreeing on these guidelines at the international level is a painstakingly long and difficult process. The European Union is no longer ...

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    Chevrolet and OnStar to train emergency responders on electric vehicle technology
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    Firefighter cutting open crash-tested Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf go on sale late this year, they will be just the first of a wave of new battery powered vehicles that will hit the streets over the next several years. Undoubtedly it ...

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    NFPA, SAE will hold summit on electric vehicle safety this October
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    One of the big selling points of electric vehicles (EVs) has been the ability to skip past gas stations and "fuel up" cars entirely at home. Until now, though, EVs have largely been the realm of hobbyists and enthusiasts. Starting later this year, the first wave of mass-produced, mainstream ...

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    Volvo applies its safety know-how to the world of EVs
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    Volvo C30 BEV prototype - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Over the course of Volvo's history, the one feature its cars were perhaps best known for – aside from looking like the boxes they came in – was safety. Volvo was among the pioneers in developing safety cages to protect ...

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