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    Exclusive: Yet another Better Place sale falls through; Iceland's NLE ready to buy
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    It is apparently quite a hassle to buy the remains of Better Place. The last potential buyer, EV Net Group, missed a payment deadline at the end of September, leading a judge to void the purchase. The buyers were supposed to pay NIS 1.8 million (US$505,000), which was 20 percent of the total ...

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    Report: Iceland's first Tesla Motor S EVs bought sight unseen
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    Iceland's first importer of Tesla Model S electric vehicles said his first seven sales were made to buyers who'd never seen the car. With the vehicles now in the country, he now says he hopes to have 25 sold by the end of the year, according to Plug In Cars. Our friend Gisli Gislason – we ...

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    Iceland's stalwart EV importer finally gets his Tesla Model S
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    The struggles that Gisli Gislason has gone through to bring electric vehicle to his home country of Iceland are a near-perfect example of the difficulties that have plagued the EV industry around the world. After working with two companies that ended up not being able to deliver what they ...

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    Icelandic Electric Vehicle Association founded today, wants to import 350 EVs in 2013
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    It's no secret that Gisli Gislason wants to bring electric vehicles to Iceland. A year-and-a-half ago, he struck a deal with Amp Electric Vehicles to send 1,000 EVs to the island nation. That won't happen now. He's also navigated a $39-million deal for 150 EVs, with similar results. Undeterred, ...

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    Official: Amp stops conversion SUV plans, shifts focus to electric delivery trucks
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    It's a turn in the road for Amp Electric Vehicles. The conversion electric vehicle (EV) company announced this week that it was no longer planning on making or selling EVs based on passenger vehicles like the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Mercedes-Benz ML. Instead of the SUVs, Amp will now put all of ...

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    Official: Honda joins hydrogen fuel cell vehicle effort in Nordic countries
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    Honda has followed in the water-exhaust trail of fellow Japanese automakers Toyota and Nissan as well as South Korea-based Hyundai in reaching an agreement to accelerate the development of hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV) in the Nordic countries. Honda joined in on the Memorandum of ...

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    Report: Iceland drops high VAT tax for electric vehicles (well, mostly)
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    Electric vehicle fans the world over can get a kick out of Gísli Gíslason, a leader in Iceland's push to take the bountiful renewable energy that country produces and stuff it into as many EVs as possible. When he was recently pulled over for speeding in his white Tesla Roadster for ...

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    Iceland exempts first $47,000 of electric vehicle price from VAT charges
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    Iceland is already heads and shoulders above other countries when it comes to using renewable energy, but it still needs to import lots of oil and gasoline. The people pushing the country to go electric – like our friends at Northern Lights Energy, which wants to sell lots of electric ...

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    Video: Iceland's plug-in vehicle push gets aired with Independent People
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    The Icelandic television program Independent People (Sjálfstætt fólk) recently aired a half-hour episode all about charismatic entrepreneur Gísli Gíslason and his efforts to begin to shift the entire fleet of gas-powered vehicles in that country to plug-in ...

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    For $39 milion, Northern Lights Electric orders 150 all-electric E-Range SUVs for Scandinavia
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    Liberty Electric Cars E-Range – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In mid-2008, Liberty Electric Cars announced it would invest £30 million ($49 million U.S. at today's exchange rates) in a large-scale electric vehicle conversion project, like with tens of thousands of ...

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    Iceland's Northern Lights Energy places order for 1,000 Amp electric SUVs
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    Amp Equinox – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Back in September, we detailed Northern Lights Energy's plans to turn Iceland into a country full of electric vehicles. In the past, NLE has made deals to bring the Reva NXR to the island country but today the project gets a huge shot ...

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    It's Friday: Top Gear to blame for Icelandic volcano eruption
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    It seems so obvious in retrospect, doesn't it? Consider the facts. Exhibit A: Top Gear has demonstrated a penchant for visiting the faraway reaches of Iceland for some of their memorable television stunts and was seen filming in the cold just last week in one of their beloved Toyota trucks. ...

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    Ford sends 10 Focus fuel cell vehicles to Iceland for continued testing
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    Ford Focus FCV - click above for high-res image gallery
    For the past four years Ford has been running a fleet of 30 fuel cell-powered Focus sedans in several locations throughout the United States and Canada in a program partially funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Those cars have ...

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    Reva partners with Northern Lights Energy to bring NXR electric car to Iceland
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    2009 Reva NXG (left) and NXR - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Reva Electric Car Company and Northern Lights Energy signed a deal today to bring electric vehicles to Iceland. Reva, as regular readers will know, is the Indian EV company that was once best known for the G-Wiz, a ...

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    Financial crisis delays Iceland's hydrogen transportation project
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    Iceland is a gorgeous place. Just take a look at these Flickr submissions from the island. The country's finances aren't quite so pretty these days, and the reality of the financial crisis is dramatically slowing down the country's attempted shift to a hydrogen economy. Iceland has been testing ...

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    Toyota launches Ecodriving campaign across Europe
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    Click for more images of the 2009 Toyota Prius
    Hey look, one more course to learn tips for savvy driving! Toyota has announced plans for an EcoDriving course with Global Action Plan International that will promote smart driving courses for 12,000 Europeans in Spain, Belgium, Iceland, Norway, and ...

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    Iceland to test Mitsubishi iMiEV electric cars
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    The latest expansion of Mitsubishi's electric car program will be made official today in Iceland. The small North Atlantic nation will join the test efforts for the Mitsubishi iMiEV during 2009. Iceland's president Olafur Ragnar Grimsson will be signing a memorandum of understanding with the ...

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    First hydrogen public fuelling station opens in Iceland
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    According to Ecoticias (in Spanish), Iceland opened the world's first hydrogen fuelling station for a bus fleet four years ago. Icelandic New Energy, the owner of the station, has decided that from now on, the station will be open for everybody who wants to fill up any hydrogen-fuelled vehicle.New ...

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    How perfect does Iceland's Driving Sustainability '07 conference sound?
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    Now here's a conference I'd love to attend. Two days of sustainable driving discussion in Iceland. Better than killing two birds with one stone, that'd be like having the birds pluck themselves clean and dive into the soup pot, if you're into eating bird soup. Anyway, before I get too carried away, ...

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    Quantum to deliver 10 hydrogen-fueled vehicles to Iceland
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    Since Iceland is so geographically remote and lacking in a lot of natural resources they have been looking for ways to harness the power they do have. Two things that Iceland does have in abundance are ice and geothermal energy. Iceland has been making a major push into using hydrogen as a fuel and ...

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