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    Report: Back home, U.S. veterans install EV charging stations with VetCars

    America's first line of defense against enemy forces is doing the same against range anxiety. A U.S. government program that pays military veterans to install Eaton Corp.-produced electric-vehicle charging stations is expanding, Green Car Reports says. Under the VetCars program, which involves ...

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    Report: House Committee votes to end military biofuel programs

    So about those plans for more military biofuel production... A Republican-led group within the House Armed Services Committee recently voted to ban the U.S. Department of Defense from paying more for biofuels used for military vehicles than regular fuels, putting at risk hundreds of millions of ...

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    Report: Alt-fuel vehicles generated more than $150 million in incentives last year *UPDATE

    Now here's something that will make fiscal conservatives feel warm and fuzzy. U.S. buyers of new electric-drive vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf battery-electric and Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug in were eligible for more than $150 million in federal and state incentives in 2011, or more ...

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    Official: ANSI releases detailed electric vehicle deployment 'roadmap'

    It may not be an electric-vehicle junkie's version of "War and Peace," but it's pretty close. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), which last year formed its Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP) to accelerate electric-vehicle component standardization, last week released the ...

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    Official: Obama's EV Everywhere plan sets 2022 goals for U.S.-made electric vehicles

    President Barack Obama on Thursday outlined his administration's EV Everywhere plan designed to cut gas-powered vehicle use over the next decade. Speaking at a Daimler truck plant in North Carolina, Obama set a 2022 goal of having the U.S. produce a five-passenger electric vehicle that would ...

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    Official: Energy secretary says more alt-fuel options are better than gas-price drop

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said the federal government will continue to emphasize finding alternative forms of transportation energy sources over merely trying to find ways to cut gas prices, Politico is reporting, citing Chu's comments at a Washington, D.C., House appropriations hearing ...

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    Report: Arizona repeals Clean Cars program after one year

    Arizona has repealed a lower vehicle emissions program that was patterned after California's rules after just one year in effect. The state government voted to instead match federal greenhouse-gas regulations. CronkiteNewsOnline reports that, last week, the Arizona Governor's Regulatory Review ...

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    Report: U.S. ethanol subsidy expiration may be driving up gas prices

    Last month's expiration of ethanol subsidies from the U.S. federal government may already be driving up gas prices. Average gas prices as of Friday were $3.39 a gallon, up three cents from a week ago and up from $3.26 a month ago, according to AAA. Fuel prices for the three weeks ended ...

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    Report: Wards: Volt is a symbol of headwinds against U.S. innovation

    , How's this for incendiary? General Motors' Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in is illustrative of how technological innovation, especially in the transportation sector, is quashed by political partisanship. That's the take of Wards Auto's Drew Winter, as expressed in this editorial. In ...

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    Official: EPA boosts production goal for advanced, cellulosic biofuels by more than a third

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) boosted its 2012 goals for production of non-corn-based biofuels by about 36 percent, reflecting the federal government's efforts to both cut its dependency on foreign oil and find alternatives to corn- and alcohol-based fuels. The EPA boosted its ...

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    Report: Renault to sell 15,600 electric vehicles to French government

    Automaker Renault has been awarded a massive contract to supply the French government and its state-owned postal service, La Poste, with up to 15,600 electric vehicles, according to a report in the French newspaper Le Figaro. Renault nabbed a significant chunk of France's recently announced ...

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    Nissan says government should put up charging stations if it's serious about EVs

    Nissan is asking the U.S. government to put some money where its mouth is and start building out plug-in vehicle infrastructure. Remember that in January's State of the Union address, President Obama reiterated his goal of 1 million plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles on the road by 2015. At a New ...

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    GSA adds 5,600 hybrids to government fleet, but high costs might end plans to purchase more

    Ford Fusion hybrid – click above for high-res image gallery
    While we're thrilled to see that our own federal government has added 5,600 hybrid vehicles to its fleet this year, we're less enthusiastic to find out that each hybrid model purchased by the General Services Administration (GSA) ...

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    U.S. government to purchase first 100 Chevy Volts and thousands of hybrids *UPDATE

    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In an effort to make the government's fleet of vehicles more green, the Obama administration has reportedly announced plans to add more hybrids this year followed by plug-in hybrids next year. The plan should double the number of ...

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    Ward's columnist makes the case for tech agnostic efficiency incentives

    It's no secret that when it comes to promoting more efficient transportation, the current administration in Washington is all about batteries and plugs – pretty much to the exclusion of all else. In his latest column at trade publication Ward's Auto World, Drew Winter tries to make the case ...

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    REPORT: GM gets out from under its polluted sites scot-free

    Next in the line of those clamoring for attention and payouts from Motors Liquidation Co., the company that was given all of GM's unwanted assets, are the environmental and economic redevelopment departments of state governments. General Motors was able to exit bankruptcy without responsibility ...

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    VIDEO: hybrid aircraft carriers in Iraq? (NSFW)

    As part of a pledge to green the war in Iraq, President Bush will increase the number of hybrid engine aircraft carriers, according to the Onion News Network (see video below the fold). The fake news report also includes other ideas that the military could do to make the war green: carpooling troop ...

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    San Francisco Mayor plugs in 3 PHEVs, makes a "soft" order for 250 more

    San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom made sure everyone knew the three converted plug-in hybrids that are now a part of the municipal fleet were PHEVs by plugging them in at a ceremony on Thursday. San Francisco's new PHEVs (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles) were converted by Pat's Garage with funding ...

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    Local officials debate allowing NEVs on streets

    The Orlando Sentinel reports that administrator John Drury (above photo) is excited that the Tavares City Council is lifting restrictions on NEVs [neighborhood electric vehicles] and even putting in some charging stations. John says, "Wouldn't it be a fine day when people are driving NEVs to the ...

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    Washington Auto Show video: Jim Press talks about the difference between US and Japan

    At the Washington Auto Show, Jim Press (the guy who famously left Toyota for Chrysler) said the Japanese government worked closely with corporations, like Toyota, for the betterment of society. Jim said he is excited to work with Cerberus, the private owners of Chrysler, to contribute to society as ...


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