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    Official: Missouri becomes 13th state to offer E15

    At the end of the month, Missouri will begin to allow the sale of the controversial E15 fuel. Currently, most available gasoline is sold as a blend with up to 10 percent ethanol. Missouri will become the 13th state to approve the 15-percent ethanol blend to be sold at the pump. E15 proponents ...

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    Official: FTC staff comes out in favor of Tesla, direct vehicle sales

    On the subject of Tesla Motors and its efforts to legally sell its electric vehicles directly to consumers without franchised dealerships, the FTC has taken aim at Missouri and New Jersey. The Commission hasn't made any nationwide decision on the subject quite yet, but in a May 16 statement it ...

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    Report: Tesla appears to be winning direct sales battle in Missouri

    Last week, it looked like Missouri would join the list of states where Tesla Motors would not be allowed to sell its all-electric vehicles directly to consumers. Without warning, language was inserted into a bill about off-road vehicles what would have prevented direct sales in the state. Tesla ...

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    Official: Missouri next state to attempt Tesla direct-sales ban

    When Tesla Motors feels like its under attack, it is not afraid to speak out. After state lawmakers in New Jersey voted to close the electric vehicle company's stores there, the company said it was an "affront to the very concept of a free market" and CEO Elon Musk compared the situation to mafia ...

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    Report: Original GM EV1 found all dusted up in Missouri, but it's in rough shape

    Electric-vehicle aficionados have their own version of an Elvis sighting, and the most recent example is at Missouri S&T in Rolla, MO, about 100 miles southwest of St. Louis. There, an old General Motors EV1 electric vehicle sits, its body relatively intact but its drivetrain non-functional, ...

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    Official: Kansas City says it's more than ready for plug-in cars

    San Francisco, Boston, Austin, Los Angeles and the Raleigh-Durham region are among the US metropolitan areas most often cited to be the most electric-vehicle ready in terms of charging infrastructure. Now, Kansas City wants to be added to that list. The Kansas City metropolitan area, whose 14 ...

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    Video: Nissan Leaf stretch limo makes an on-camera appearance

    This limo ride will sure be a quiet one. And probably a short one, too. As we reported last month, Imperial Coach Builders of Springfield, MO has built what it calls the first 100-percent, all-electric limo out of a customized Nissan Leaf. The local TV news has a quick report on it, but now ...

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    Emerald Automotive (who?) wants to build hybrid delivery van in Missouri [w/video]

    Emerald Automotive delivery van – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Hazelwood, MO will apparently soon be adding hundreds of manufacturing jobs to the region thanks to Emerald Automotive, a recent startup that designs and wants to build electric and diesel powered delivery vans ...

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    The state of the ethanol market depends on which hemisphere you're in

    Many of our readers aren't big fans of ethanol. But it made sense to a lot of people when the biofuel was actually cheaper than gasoline. Times have changed, and several fuel retailers in Missouri have stopped blending ethanol with gasoline because it's cheaper to use straight gasoline now and the ...

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    Missouri biodiesel uprising debates state's B5 madate

    Photo by Kopper. Licensed under Creative Commons license 2.0.Missouri has its fair share of complicated biodiesel relationships. On the one hand, there is the side that's against the biofuel. On the other, hand we have the state's push for a biodiesel mandate of five percent. As part of that push, ...

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    New biodiesel laws in Missouri and South Dakota

    Photo by Skidrd. Licensed under Creative Commons license 2.0.Two small updates today on the status of biodiesel in the U.S. First, Missouri is looking at setting a biodiesel mandate of five percent, which could match the highest biodiesel mandate in the country. New Mexico will be B5 by 2012 and ...

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    Ford delivers four flex-fuel Escape Hybrids to state of Missouri

    Missouri Governor Matt Blunt, Ford's Nancy Gioia and CEO Great Plains Energy Michael Chesser with E85 Escape Hybrid in Kansas City Four of the twenty E85 Flex-Fuel Escape hybrids that Ford is building to for real world evaluations of flex-fuel hybrid performance were delivered to the State of ...

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    Hybrids dangerous for accident first responders?

    If you're the first responder to a traffic accident involving a hybrid, does the fact that there are batteries on-board make it more dangerous? Missouri seems to think so and will be putting nearly 1,800 first responders through essential training during the next two months so that they will know ...

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    Hybrid-electric bucket truck pilot program starts in Missouri

    The Missouri Department of Transportation is the first government agency to be testing a new diesel-electric bucket truck. The bucket truck, used to lift maintenance workers in the air to install signs, fix traffic signals or replace streetlights, is expected to cut fuel costs and smog-producing ...


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