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    HyFive hydrogen infrastructure gets $51M boost across Europe
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    "High five!" was one of the catch-phrases of Sacha Baron Cohen's Kazakh comedic alter ego Borat. A real-world HyFive is being announced by a power broker named Boris. And this is serious business. London Mayor Boris Johnson has announced a program called HyFive, which will see automakers and ...

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    Report: Ghosn says he may have been a little off on 2016 EV goal
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    Don't blame us, blame the infrastructure. That's what Renault-Nissan Alliance chief Carlos Ghosn essentially said when he explained why his two companies will miss their 2016 goal of having cumulatively sold 1.5 million electric vehicles, the Detroit Bureau reports, citing an interview Ghosn ...

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    Report: UK Transport Minister says just be patient with EV sales, infrastructure
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    It is apparently quite difficult to remember that good things come to those who wait. With electric vehicles – which some of us think are good things – the time between introduction and installation of charging infrastructure and mass deployment will, well, it'll take a while. And UK ...

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    Report: Japan sets up hydrogen 'task force' to advance fuel-cell infrastructure
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    We're not sure how "hydrogen superhighway" translates in Japanese, but it looks like Japan is looking to promote the kind of public-private partnership to accelerate hydrogen-refueling infrastructure that the US government has espoused at various times, Hydrogen Fuel News reports. Japan will set ...

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    Official: Honda joins H2USA to ready infrastructure for hydrogen vehicles
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    Honda has joined up with industry colleagues and become a member of the H2USA partnership dedicated to the development and commercialization of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The US Department of Energy program was started up last month and includes Toyota, Mercedes, Hyundai, Nissan and other ...

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    Official: California might have 70 hydrogen fuel stations by 2016
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    In what some would consider an "If You Build It, They Will Come" scenario straight out of "Field of Dreams," California proponents of hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCEVs) adoption say the Golden State may expand its hydrogen refueling station count more than eightfold during the next three years, ...

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    Of all places, Texas taking a leading role in EV charging infrastructure
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    When discussions of electric vehicle charging infrastructures come up, the west coast is often the focus, since California is the obvious EV leader. But what about Texas? While pickup trucks, longhorns and the ability to drive 85 miles per hour may come to mind first, there's been a lot going on ...

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    Official: First DC quick charger added to ChargePoint network
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    The ChargePoint national network has gotten its very first DC quick charger. A Fuji Electric fast charger is now available on ChargePoint at the Residence Inn by Marriott in San Juan Capistrano, CA. It's owned and operated by EV-integrator Evoasis and is open to the public at the hotel located ...

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    Study: 4.1 million electric vehicle charging stations in five years? What?! *UPDATE
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    Frost & Sullivan has released a report stating that 4.1 million electric vehicle charging points will be in place in North America by 2017. The most common ones, 71 percent will be Level 1 charging stations for home charging, followed by level 2, which will account for 27 percent of the ...

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    Study: Cars are bad for climate change, which is in turn bad for roads
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    Here's an angle to the climate change debate we hadn't thought of: it's destroying our roads. According to a new report by the Transportation Research Board, the problem is that the cars contribute to climate change by adding their fossil fuel emissions to the atmosphere, and the man-made ...

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    Official: Nissan will expand Leaf dealer network in Europe tenfold this year
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    Nissan will increase the number of European car dealers carrying Leaf electric vehicles tenfold – to 1,000 – by the end of the year and will sell the car in two dozen European markets by 2013, all part of the Japanese automaker's plan to boost Leaf sales overseas. Nissan, which ...

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    Northeast electric vehicle charging network coming to 11 states
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    At the moment, the Northeast is not exactly a hotbed for electric vehicle use in the United States. With chilly winters making consumers nervous about battery range and dealers in some states still not even offering vehicles like the Nissan Leaf, the Northeast currently claims only about 6% of ...

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    Report: BYD says electric e6 delayed due to lack of U.S. plug-in infrastructure
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    It's coming in 2010. Scratch that. How about 2011? Oh shucks, that's impossible, too. Let's shoot for 2012. BYD Auto constantly alters the U.S. launch date of the electric e6 crossover. But this latest bit of info should relieve us of reporting further delays. When BYD announced its U.S. scheme, ...

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    Mitsubishi signs electric vehicle MOU with region in Russia
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    Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, along with Rolf Import, MMC's exclusive Russian distributor, and the Government of Russia's Kaluga Region signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that calls for the three parties to collaborate on several projects aimed at improving the natural environment of the ...

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    Study: Energy usage attributable to electric vehicles could rise 1,700% by 2020
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    Energy usage attributable to electric vehicles could soar 1,700 percent by 2020, according to a report authored by utility consulting firm The Shpigler Group and released by the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC), the so-called "voice of critical infrastructure communications." Annual megawatt-hour ...

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    Obama's infrastructure plan could offer real reform while providing better transportation options
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    President Obama announces $50b infrastructure plan – Click above to watch video
    Last week, President Obama announced a new plan to spend $50 billion on updating America's infrastructure. That plan included promises of 150,000 miles of rebuilt roads, 4,000 miles of new train tracks and 150 ...

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    Obama announces $50b plan to build the "best infrastructure in the world"
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    President Obama announces $50b infrastructure plan – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Yesterday, as part of his speech marking Labor Day, President Obama said the following:
    So, that's why, Milwaukee, today, I am announcing a new plan for rebuilding and modernizing America's ...

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    Study: Americans prefer tolls over fuel taxes... how about you?
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    One fact seems indisputable: Americans have come to hate taxes and any suggestion by a politician to raise them is tantamount to political suicide. The problem is that public infrastructure requires funding – and lots of it. Critics of this disparity would argue that a lack of political ...

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    Cleaner, more efficient transportation infrastructure better for the environment economy
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    Finding the nexus where different groups – hardcore environmentalists and hardcore business-firsters, for example – share common ground isn't always easy. Today, we think we've got one: smarter, greener transportation systems. Thanks to Wired, we find a recent report issued by the ...

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    First downtowns, and now suburbs: how cars change American geography
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    Want a peek into the future of roads and cars and transportation and homes in America? Consider this:

    ... faced with aging infrastructure, higher maintenance costs, and growing numbers of poor, this increase [of poor people in the suburbs] could become self-perpetuating, a la the inner cities in ...

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