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    Report: Mahindra planning electric Verito for 2014
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    Indian automaker Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. will be launching an electric version of its Verito Sedan next year. EV technology made by its subsidiary Reva will be used in the e-Verito, said Ravindra Shahane, senior general manager, marketing, automotive division of Mahindra. "There are some ...

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    Report: More turbochargers, direct injection coming to China as plug-in interest drops
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    China seems to be hedging its bets on meeting stiffening emissions and fuel economy regulations, and addressing consumer demand for cleaner air. Electric vehicles remain part of the strategy, but their high cost, limited range and lack of infrastructure have kept sales at a slow pace. Hmm, that ...

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    Official: Holland's plan to go EV-tastic is working
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    Holland has become a bellwether for electric vehicle adoption and infrastructure development. The numbers certainly are not staggering – about 7,500 on the roads throughout the Netherlands – but they did increase eightfold last year and charging posts are showing up in cities ...

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    Official: Toyota Prius Plug-In wins 2012 sales battle in UK
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    The Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid was the top selling plug-in hybrid vehicle in the United Kingdom, with 470 sold since being introduced to the market in July 2012. That means the Prius Plug-in Hybrid outsold the Vauxhall Ampera plug-in hybrid, Toyota says. The sales lead happened even though the ...

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    Report: Strong incentives help Norway love electric vehicles after all these years
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    Norwegians are buying a lot of Nissan Leaf vehicles and have the most Tesla Model S reservations in the European market. While the US is a major market for electric vehicles, the sales numbers are proportionally huge for Norwegians. US electric vehicle sales look to be close to 50,000 for plug-in ...

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    UK government joining the club to rethink EV incentives
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    Government incentives can be an important boost for new technologies moving from the testing ground to mainstream markets, but incentives are not guaranteed to achieve intended results – and there's no promise a government can maintain support. In an era of budgetary pressures (such as ...

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    Quick Spin: France wants top EV spot but faces hurdles seen 'round the world
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    French Minister of Industrial Renewal Amaud Montebourg wants his nation to be considered the world's electric-vehicle leader. "France can guide the electric revolution. We want electric vehicles to be for everyone," he said during the recent welcome-home ceremony for the Citroen C-Zero driving ...

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    Report: Nissan concerned electric vehicle sales will vanish after gov't incentives do
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    Nissan Leaf EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Many of the upcoming electric vehicles (EVs) are competitively priced only when one factors in government assistance. For example, the Leaf comes in at just $25,280, after the $7,500 federal tax credit. Take away the incentive, and ...

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    Environmental group says supporting electric vehicles purchases is a waste of government money
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    We've heard many reports before regarding just how much impact electric vehicles (EVs) will have on the environment. Some claim a profound reduction of this while others suggest an increase of that. Of course, it's all speculation for now because it's hard to determine the EVs' actual impact until ...

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