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    Report: EVs* now outnumber gas stations in US
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    Wait a minute, you're counting the Volt here? EV World giddily reports that for what may be the first time in modern US automobile history (i.e. not counting the turn of the 19th century), there are more electric vehicles on US roads than there are gas stations beside them. Specifically, there ...

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    Read This: How alternative energy makes for bad public policy
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    John DeCicco is starting to make a name for himself speaking out against green cars. In June, he said electric vehicles won't help much unless the energy well they tap is cleaned up. He's now back with an article in a Yale University publication called Environment 360 that we're guessing some ...

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    Tesla trademarks 'Model E,' but for what?
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    Tesla Motors appears ready to add a third model to its alphabetic lineup following the Model S and Model X. The company filed for a new US federal trademark registration for "Model E" on August 5th. The filing says next to nothing about what the Model E could be used for, only that it applies to ...

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    More on the possibile Ecotality bankruptcy
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    As we noted earlier this week, electric vehicle charger company Ecotality, Inc., may be joining a club – companies serving the EV business filing for bankruptcy or considering doing so. To repeat, the US Department of Energy has put Ecotality's request for more stimulus payments on hold ...

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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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    Official: New White House petition wants high-speed chargers every 50 miles in US
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    A Last month, a San Antonio resident started a petition to the White House asking that that fast-charging stations for plug-in cars be installed every 50 miles along the US Interstate system. The trick is, if the request is to have any a chance of being granted, fast-charging advocates will have ...

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    EP Tender to allow EV charging on the go
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    Until the day that wireless or fast electric vehicle chargers become pervasive, EV owners will need to try out alternatives to cut down fueling time – such as a battery charging trailer. A French company recently rolled out its EP Tender, a trailer with a 600cc engine that can recharge ...

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    Study: Waste rice husks could find a home in next-gen lithium-ion batteries
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    Lithium-ion batteries have two big hurdles to climb if they're going to power millions of plug-in vehicles – they're too expensive and their reliability has been called to question. For next-gen li-ion batteries to make it, there had better be a cheap and plentiful component. How about rice ...

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    Report: Nissan pokes fun at 'clean' cars hit by stricter London Congestion Charge rules
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    Nissan can see an upside to the tough new emissions rules in London and turn it into a great promotional opportunity. The London Congestion Charge has been tightened up so that the vehicles that are eligible for exemption from the hefty daily charge of 10 British pounds (a little more than $15 ...

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    Official: Coda Energy emerges as Coda Holdings bankruptcy finishes up
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    Coda Energy has been officially unveiled. As Coda Holdings, Inc., and its Coda Automotive electric carmaker subsidiary, has closed bankruptcy sale proceedings, the energy storage division is now ready for business. Global investment management firm Fortress Investment Group has led a consortium ...

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    Report: South Africa taking three-year study to see if it's ready for EVs
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    Plug-in electric vehicles are heading for another global market, South Africa, but it may take a while. Eskom, a South African electricity public utility company, told the legislature it will conduct a three-year study to see if the local power grid can handle a bunch of plug-in cars. Testing ...

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    Report: Nissan Europe gets first director of electric vehicles
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    Nissan Europe would like to see sales of its Nissan Leaf go up – how unusual – and has brought in an experienced marketing executive to make it happen. Jean-Pierre Diernaz moved from Nissan's luxury brand Infiniti, where he served as director of marketing and communications, to become ...

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    Read This: Like fast cars? Here are five reasons EVs give you more of what you want [w/video]
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    Treehuggers and gearheads unite! Long viewed as primarily the green-car enthusiast's domain, electric vehicles can actually be just as satisfactory for pedal-mashers, provided that there's a charging system nearby, writes Blake Herrschaft for the Rocky Mountain Institute. Herrschaft serves up ...

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    Read This: Will low EV prices bring in buyers who aren't ready for plug-in vehicles?
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    Car shoppers are getting some pretty sweet deals on plug-in electric vehicles lately, with Honda joining the price cutting war with its Fit EV. Now that the early adopters are no longer in the market – they have theirs now – automakers are being pushed to bring down sticker prices to ...

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    Official: Recargo, Xatori merge in one giant assist for plug-in vehicle drivers
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    Two companies have announced a merger that should assist plug-in electric vehicle drivers around the US. EV mobile application developer Recargo, Inc., is merging with Xatori, Inc., creator of the popular PlugShare charging station finder. Both companies have seen membership double this year, as ...

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    Official: Renault Z.E. center celebrates first birthday with 21,000 EV test drives
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    Renault is ready to party at its Z.E. (zero emission) Center in Boulogne-Billancourt, France, near Paris. While it's being called a birthday celebration, the Z.E. Center actually opened up almost a year and a half ago, in January 2012. Renault says that it's the first electric vehicle test center ...

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    Official: Bosch Power Max becomes cheapest Level 2 home EV charger at just $450
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    Consumers now have some real choices for deals on electric vehicle chargers, whether exploring options through Home Depot, setting up an all-in-one package when buying their EV or going with Bosch for the cheapest Level 2 home charging station on the market. Bosch Automotive Service Solutions is ...

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    Report: GreenTech Automotive makes EV deal with JAC; founder McAuliffe in political hot water
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    GreenTech Automotive may have lost its founder, but it has renewed an integral growth strategy – partnerships with Chinese automakers. The Mississippi-based electric car company has made an agreement with Chinese automaker JAC (Jianghuai Automobile Co.) to bring 2,000 battery electric ...

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    Expert: Unsafe lithium-ion batteries mean EV sales predictions were off by "more than a factor of 10"
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    The mystery of potentially dangerous lithium ion batteries continues to hang over sales of vehicles using this technology. Experts who recently testifyied before the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said that failure of the technology has slowed development of electric cars and ...

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    Official: Continental's digital key for EV carsharing points to a new way forward
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    Electric vehicle carsharing is getting major buy-in from Zipcar, Car2go, and others. What about EV owners? Automotive supplier Continental thinks there's a technology that could revolutionize spontaneous rental of shared cars – a smartphone app! For short-term EV drivers who want to live ...

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