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    Official: These 8 states helped sell quarter-million electric vehicles in US
    Multi-State ZEV Action Plan Still Shooting For 3.3 Million By 2025 1414351680

    Counting the cars that go across the Brooklyn and Golden Gate Bridges every day doesn't exactly sound like fun. But when we're talking about the Multi-State ZEV Action Plan that eight US states are using to boost zero-emission vehicle adoption, though, we can think of it as a positive thing. ...

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    Report: Tesla wins in Massachusetts, tries for more in New Jersey

    Another brick falls as Tesla fights to practice its direct-to-consumer business model. A Massachusetts high court has thrown out a lawsuit seeking to block the electric car company from selling vehicles the Tesla way in the state. The Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association, along with ...

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    Video: PowerHydrant makes robots charge your EV

    A Massachusetts company is taking a futuristic approach to hands-free plug-in vehicle charging: robot appendages. A product called PowerHydrant uses a robotic arm to connect a charging station to the vehicle, allowing for an easy kind of customer charging experience that is also offered by ...

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    Official: California, 7 other states ready for 3.3 million EVs by 2025

    Spinal Tap waxed poetic about the value of turning things up to 11. So it's a good thing that that's the number of steps a coterie of eight states (led by California) will take to reach a goal of having 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) on their roads by 2025. Now let's rock. The ...

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    Two Wheels: Vectrix electric scooter company goes bankrupt, again

    Let's just say Vectrix has filed for bankruptcy one time for each wheel on its battery-electric scooters. This time, though, it's Chapter 7, Boston Business Journal reports, citing bankruptcy court filings. Since that usually involves liquidation, it's safe to say that the company's number is ...

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    Official: Massachusetts introduces $2,500 state incentive for EVs

    Now that the deuces are wild for Massachusetts, its governor is placing a bigger bet on electric-vehicle adoption in the Bay State. With exactly 222 publicly accessible electric-vehicle charging stations currently available, the famously liberal Massachusetts is finally joining the ranks of those ...

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    Official: Honda Fit EV comes to the East Coast

    After about seven months of limited leasing of its Fit electric vehicles on the West Coast, Honda is taking the EV east. Later this month, the Japanese automaker will make the Honda Fit EV available in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. Honda is offering the vehicle ...

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    Massachusetts dealers appeal ruling in Tesla store case

    Massachusetts auto dealers are not taking "no" for an answer when it comes to Tesla Motors. On Tuesday, the Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association and other dealer plaintiffs filed an appeal after a court dismissed their lawsuit against Tesla's factory-owned stores on December 31, ...

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    Report: Judge says Tesla mall store can go forward, for now

    We'll let Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk write the lede on this one: "Mass. judge denies auto dealers' demand to kill our little Tesla store," Musk said in a tweet on Tuesday. "Yay, justice prevails." Indeed, a Massachusetts judge has denied a request among auto dealers to restrict the ...

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    Report: NADA asking to meet with Tesla over retail store legal questions

    In this case, NADA certainly doesn't mean "nothing." The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), which represents 16,000 new-vehicle dealers, is looking to meet with executives at Tesla Motors over the company's decision to have only company-owned dealerships and no franchised sales, ...

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    Official: Massachusetts will distribute happy little EV license plates

    What, did you expect them to have a Yankees logo on it? Massachusetts' department of transportation this week said that special license plates with a silhouette of a green car with a plug on the back will be available for drivers of hybrids, battery-electric vehicles and plug-in ...

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    Report: NHTSA sued over unintended acceleration probe of 2003 Toyota Prius

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was sued by an auto-safety firm over the federal regulator's probe into the possible case of unintended acceleration in a 2003 Toyota Prius, the New York Times said, citing legal documents filed by the firm. Massachusetts-based Safety ...

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    California, Oregon, Massachusetts named clean energy leaders in U.S.

    Clean Edge's first annual U.S. Clean Energy Leadership Index ranks all 50 states across a spectrum of clean-energy metrics including, but not limited to, technology, policy, capital, total electricity produced, hybrid vehicles on the road, clean-energy ventures and patent activity. West and East ...

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    Renault-Nissan Alliance finds electric car partner in Massachusetts

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    The Nissan Leaf is making a promotional tour around the U.S. and was in Massachusetts yesterday. The people of the commonwealth must have liked what they saw, because the Renault-Nissan Alliance announced a new zero-emission vehicle ...

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    Massachusetts considering raising fuel tax

    In the next 20 years, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will need to fund a $15 to $19 million gap to maintain its transit system. Since there's no such a thing as a free lunch, Governor Deval Patrick (D) is currently suggesting an increase in the fuel tax of $0.19 per gallon to raise the money. ...

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    Massachusetts revokes ZAP Xebra registrations

    Prospective ZAP Xebra owners in Mass. take note: your State has just revoked all of the current registrations for the electric three-wheelers. It seems that the State has just come to realize that the machines don't actually qualify as either motorcycles or cars, despite laws regulating ...

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    Registered hybrid vehicles increase 36 percent in nine months in Massachusetts

    Photo by Wili_Hybrid. Licensed under Creative Commons license 2.0.Massachusetts drivers are voting with their rides. According to the insurance company Travelers of Massachusetts, the number of hybrid drivers in the Bay State rose 36 percent in the last nine months. The numbers, from the state's ...

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    18 states file to force EPA to regulate greenhouse gas emissions

    Seventeen states are backing Massachusetts in a petition to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia that would force the EPA to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Filed one year after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the EPA needed to decide on regulating vehicle emissions - a year ...

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    Plymouth Rock Studios to use a hybrid-only fleet with help from Enterprise

    Plymouth Rock Studios, a film and television Production Campus being developed in Plymouth, Massachusetts, has decided to go green with the rental cars that will undoubtedly be required by the actors, studio execs and visitors. In order to make this happen, they have teamed up with Enterprise ...

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    Massachusetts v. EPA: The Monkey Trial of the century

    Does the Clean Air Act give the EPA power to regulate greenhouse gases? If so, can the EPA avoid exercising that authority simply because it doesn't want to? These are the two primary questions David Bookbinder, senior attorney for the Sierra Club, wants the U.S. Supreme Court to answer when ...


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