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    Study: Here's where green cars are the most popular
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    As we've already learned, 2013 was a pretty big year for diesel and hybrid sales. According to registration data, there are now 7 million diesel passenger vehicles and 2.8 million hybrids on the roads in the US. Diesel registrations grew by 410,040 last year, and hybrids increased by 531,385. ...

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    Motorsports: Garlits hits 184 mph in 'Quest for 200' electric dragster [w/video]
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    Drag-racing legend "Big Daddy" Don Garlits didn't quite reach his goal of getting his electric dragster to break the 200-mile-per-hour mark. But he did come close enough to get his team to keep trying. And 184 miles per hour is nothing to sneeze at. The 82-year-old Garlits, racing his SR-37 ...

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    Official: Garlits, electric dragster shooting for 200 mph next week
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    A drag racing legends is hoping a rechargeable dragster will bring him a little fountain of youth. "Big Daddy" Don Garlits will race his "Swamp Rat" SR-37 at Florida's Brandenton Motorsports Park on April 30. The goal is to become the first dragster of its kind to break 200 miles per hour on a ...

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    Official: Former Volt, Fisker executive Tony Posawatz joins Electrification Coalition
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    When it comes to choosing a guy who's gone from Rocky Mountain High to sea level in the electric vehicle world, the Electrification Coalition couldn't have made a better choice. The EV advocacy group has tapped Tony Posawatz, he of the former Chevrolet Volt and Fisker Automotive fame, to help ...

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    Official: Number of US public charging stations climbed 30% this year
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    The number of publicly accessible US plug-in vehicle charging stations rose about 30 percent this year, as more retailers looked to attract potential customers by giving drivers the chance to charge up their Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt plug-in vehicles while shopping. There were about 6,770 ...

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    Official: US EV charging station growth slowed slightly in June, July
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    US retailers decided to take part of the summer off when it came to deploying new public electric-vehicle chargers. The installation pace for these stations slowed slightly the last two months after reaching a pretty steady clip earlier this year at about 200 new stations a month. Between the ...

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    Report: Florida repeals law requiring 10% ethanol blend in gasoline
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    It looks like ethanol – especially when blended into gasoline – is facing some pushback. Florida has decided to repeal its Renewable Fuel Standard, which had required all gasoline sold in the state to be blended with nine-to-10 percent ethanol or other alternative fuels. Florida ...

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    Official: US public charging stations increase by 9% in first quarter
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    The US increased the number of publicly accessible electric-vehicle charging stations by about nine percent in the first quarter of 2013 as retailers and municipalities looked to start meeting increased demand from drivers of plug-ins vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt. As of March ...

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    Official: US public charging stations increase by 180 a month, on track for 7,400 by end of year
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    US public and private entities are adding publicly accessible electric-vehicle charging stations at a clip of about 180 units a month, which would put the country's total at about 7,400 by year end, according to US Department of Energy figures. For the six weeks from January 17 to February 28, ...

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    Report: Coda will expand dealer network to 30 next year, from Oregon to Florida
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    Talk about extending your range. Coda Automotive, which sold its first battery-electric sedan in March, is looking to expand its U.S. dealership network to about 30 next year, Bloomberg News reports, citing an interview with Coda CEO Phil Murtaugh. The Los Angeles-based company will add dealers ...

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    Report: Chevy Volt is paid for and fueled by solar power
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    This story should be enough to – at the very least – give Chevrolet Volt detractors pause: a solar-powered home that pays its owner delicious double dividends. An Orlando, FL man used the cash from selling solar-panel-generated electricity back to the grid as a down payment for ...

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    Saft kick starts lithium-ion battery production at Florida facility
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    Last Friday, $95.5 million in stimulus money from the U.S. Department of Energy helped open Saft's 16th facility worldwide. This factory, referred to by Saft as the world's most advanced automated lithium-ion battery site, is located in Jacksonville, FL. The Saft factory, a $200-million, ...

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    Why Florida's 70-plus charging stations are virtually useless
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    Residents of Florida now have even more incentive to ditch their gasoline-burning vehicles in favor of an electric automobile. In the past year, Florida has become a plug-in vehicle hot spot. Well, sort of. There's a chicken and egg issue going on. Finding a place to plug-in an electric vehicle in ...

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    New study shows killed Florida High Speed Rail would have been money maker
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    Last week newly-elected Florida Governor Rick Scott turned down $2.4 billion in Federal money for a high speed rail project despite knowledge of a newly revealed Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) study that forecast the venture would net a $10 million surplus in its very first year of ...

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    Florida Governor Rick Scott tries to kill high speed rail, Senator Nelson attempting CPR
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    In a move that has many shaking their heads in disbelief, Florida's newly elected Governor Rick Scott is refusing to accept $2.4 billion in federal stimulus money in an attempt to kill a long-desired high speed rail project that the funds were meant to kick start. Florida Senator Bill Nelson is ...

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    Ineos New Planet BioEnergy break ground on waste-to-ethanol facility in Florida
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    Back in January, Ineos Bio, along with joint venture partner New Planet Energy, received a conditional $75 million guaranteed loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program. Well, it didn't take long for Ineos and NPE, under the JV name of Ineos New ...

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    Study: New York, Los Angeles to lead U.S. in plug-in vehicle sales
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    Forecasting the future of the plug-in vehicle segment is not an exact science, but countless firms, including Pike Research, strive to provide accurate predictions. Recently, Pike constructed a model for plug-in vehicles sales broken down by individual states and metropolitan statistical ...

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    If you're in the market for an electric Lightcycle, the search is over
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    Lightcycle: For the most distinguishing and picky buyers – Click above for the high-res image gallery
    Just when you thought you had looked everywhere – and failed miserably – to distinguish yourself from the rest of the "gang" down at your favorite biker bar, the crew at Parker ...

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    Florida offering $5,000 rebates for plug-in hybrid Prius conversions... for 90 people
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    There are plenty of ways to give your Prius a plug, but with an average cost around $8,000-$10,000, the change is not cheap. There are some budget conversions, but they don't provide a lot of benefits. Some Florida residents, though, will soon be able to get help paying for the plug-in hybrid ...

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    Modified PHEV Prius setting out on 1,100-mile, one-tank drive - but why?
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2010 Toyota Prius
    File this one under slightly sketchy (AFS Trinity style). A Florida Toyota dealer is taking a Prius on what he calls an "epic" 1,100-mile trip to Washington, D.C. and he wants to do it on only one tank of gas. Since the tank of the Prius ...

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