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    Official: California could give lower-income EV buyers a financial boost
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    One California state senator wants to make sure electric vehicles aren't just for the jewelry-rattlers anymore. California State Senator Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) proposed a bill last month that is designed to put plug-in vehicles within reach of those with more moderate incomes than your ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Lexus CT 200h is NWAPA's favorite hybrid, 'No Charge to Charge' in LA
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    The Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) has given the Lexus CT 200h its Favorite Hybrid title. It named the compact luxury hybrid its favorite of 2014 at its Drive Revolution in Portland (where it also named the new Volkswagen Golf TDI the Northwest Green Car of the Year). According to ...

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    Report: Man steals, crashes, catches on fire and breaks in half Tesla Model S
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    Multiple injuries were reported in a dangerous high-speed crash involving a Tesla Model S this holiday weekend in Los Angeles. The EV was apparently stolen from a local Tesla store and was driven at triple-digit speeds through LA a little before 1 am, a sergeant Campbell from the Los Angeles ...

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    Study: Do urban walking and making money go hand-in-hand?
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    Missing Persons famously sang that Nobody Walks In LA all the way back in 1982. But, according to one report, the times they are a changing. More people will soon be walking in that car-centric city than they do now, the theory goes. Just like they will in Boston, Miami, Atlanta and Detroit. A ...

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    Official: Atlanta, DC are two EV hotspots in patchwork quilt of green car demand
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    To put a spin on the old Civil War story, Atlanta indeed is burning. But in this case, it's a good thing because the heat is a reference to the city's demand for electric vehicles. Atlanta is where EV demand is growing faster in that city than any other in the US, according to ChargePoint. The ...

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    Video: Latest Honda promo film is a Never Ending Race against emissions
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    A new Honda promotional video shows clips of a hazy, smog-choked Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s, and then gives the company credit for its lead role in cutting vehicle-emissions by a factor of one thousand since 1970. Self-serving? Sure. Then again, this LA-native reporter born in 1970 can't ...

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    Official: Tesla completes cross-country Supercharger drive in Model S EVs
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    It wasn't without problems, but Tesla's record-setting electric drive attempt has crossed the finish line. The pair of Tesla Model S EVs that left Los Angeles late last week has made it to New York City using nothing but Supercharger power. Last week, Tesla said the cars would be trying to set a ...

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    Official: FlightCar carsharing program lands at LAX
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    Just in time for the holiday travel rush, FlightCar is expanding to the Los Angeles airport. The why-don't-you-rent-out-your-car-while-you're-away carsharing service started in San Francisco and is also available in Boston. Now the money-making scheme will be on offer at the world's sixth-busiest ...

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    Report: BYD may be singing electric bus blues on testing, wage issues
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    Omaha, we have a problem. BYD, the China-based vehicle maker that's about 10 percent owned by Warren Buffett ("The Oracle of Omaha") is facing questions about the reliability of electric buses that are targeted for use by the city of Long Beach, CA, after cracks were found in some of the buses' ...

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    Official: Boulder Electric keeps on trucking with vehicle-to-grid charging demonstrations
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    Boulder Electric Vehicle is gradually taking demonstrations of its vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology westward, spreading the gospel of an electric truck that can power itself while providing about 60 kilowatts worth of juice for a building or another outside source. The company demonstrated its ...

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    Report: Over half of all EVs in America are in these five cities
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    If someone were to tell you that electric vehicles are popular in Los Angeles, there's no reason to be surprised. Same thing with San Francisco and New York City. But if someone were to tell you she had collected a list of the top five EV cities in the US, which would round out the list? The ...

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    Official: LA orders up to 25 electric buses for transit duty in car-loving city
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    The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has signed a contract with BYD Motors for up to 25 new all-electric buses, of a $30-million clean air bus technology pilot project. This is the first time Metro has purchased and placed into revenue service any all-electric ...

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    Report: First Chevy Spark EVs show up at West Coast dealerships
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    West coasters looking for the newest electric vehicle on the market should keep an eye out for the battery-powered version of the Chevrolet Spark, now that the first Spark EVs are making their way to California dealerships this week. Shops in Oregon will get theirs soon. The first three dealers ...

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    Video: Watch Formula E test driver Lucas di Grassi do electric doughnuts on the streets of LA
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    Doughnuts. They're not just those delicious disks of deep-fried delight sometimes stuffed with custard or jelly, and perhaps lightly dusted with confectioners sugar (mmmm... doughnuts). No, they are also a time-honored, tire-smoking way of demonstrating automotive power and virility. Since many ...

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    Official: Kroger will add 225 ECOtality stations in western US
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    Kroger, whose supermarket chains include Ralph's and Food 4 Less, will add more than 225 Ecotality charging stations at stores throughout the western US to bring its total to almost 300. Ecotality makes plug-in vehicle charging stations under the Blink brand name, which some EV drivers have had ...

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    Official: Zipcar adds Honda Fit EVs to Los Angeles fleet
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    The Honda Fit EV is making a star turn among the car-sharing set, now that Zipcar has added the model to its Los Angeles fleet. Specifically, the car-sharing leader is including Fit EVs in its Hollywood-area fleet. Zipcar users can rent the car starting at $8.75 an hour. The Fit EV has an ...

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    Motorsports: Formula E electric racing coming to Miami, Los Angeles
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    The Formula E all-electric racing series continues to make all kinds of happy announcements ahead of its inaugural 2014 season. This time, the good news is the publication of a provisional calender with eight of the ten eventual locations. The US will be bi-coastally blessed when the racing ...

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    Report: Los Angeles could get streetcars once again
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    Los Angeles was home to the world's largest electric streetcar system before it became the car capital of the world. Now, the city may get a dose of deja vu, at least in its booming downtown area, according to the L.A. Weekly. The city approved a ballot measure that would free up about $62.5 ...

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    Report: MT attempts no-recharge LA-to-Las Vegas drive in Tesla Model S
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    Some would say these Motor Trend editors hit the jackpot before and after they hit Vegas. With a three-day loan of a Tesla Model S, the magazine's editors were given the opportunity to drive from Los Angeles to San Diego, then later do a round trip from the LA area to Las Vegas and back. The ...

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    Study: LA smog has less of a chokehold than years ago, NOAA study says
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    If you visited or lived in the Los Angeles area many years ago, you why it was called, unofficially, the City of Smog. In the early 1970s, I attended the LA Zoo with my third grade classmates on one of those given days when the South Coast Air Quality Management District likely issued a smog ...

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