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    Official: Elon Musk promises $1 million, Supercharger for New York's Nikola Tesla Museum
    Which Is $7 Million Short Of What He Was Asked To Give 1405256400

    Earlier this year, Matthew Inman, the creator of The Oatmeal, penned a gushing review of his Tesla Model S, and followed it up with a request to Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk for $8 million to help build a museum dedicated to the achievements of the company's namesake because "any less than $8M ...

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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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    Report: Tesla's gains on the dealership status quo are freaking people out
    EV Automaker Wins Dealer Fight in NY, Trending To Win In NJ 1403038860

    Tesla took two more steps towards being allowed to sell its vehicles as it chooses (that is, direct to customers) this week. Legislative efforts in New Jersey and New York both gave the California automaker legal permission (or near permission) to operate its stores. It's gotten so bad – or ...

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    Ditching your car could save you over $10,000 a year
    APTA says the biggest savings are available to NYC residents 1401883200

    Looking to line your pockets with some extra cash? Perhaps it's time to give up driving. A sobering report from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) says that people using public transit in the 20 cities with the most riders save an average of $848 dollars a month, or $10,181 a ...

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    Official: California, 7 other states ready for 3.3 million EVs by 2025
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    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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    New York: Horse-drawn EVs for carriages? NYC may say 'neigh'
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    For more than a century, horse-drawn carriages have been iconic fixtures in New York City. But the Big Apple's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, has been on a crusade to put an end to the nostalgic rides, saying the carriages are cruel to the horses and a common source of traffic congestion. Amid this ...

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    Official: E85 availability increasing across US, especially outside Midwest
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    E85. It's not just for flyover states anymore. That could be the newest slogan of the 85-percent ethanol blend now that the biofuel is proliferating in areas other than the Midwestern corn-growing states. The Midwest's share of E85 stations fell to 36 percent last year, down from 54 percent ...

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    Official: Energy-positive EV 'Skypump' opens at Whole Foods in Brooklyn
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    After reading about a new Whole Foods Market featuring two super-green-friendly plug-in vehicle charging stations out in its parking lot, one wonders if the IFC sketch comedy show should be renamed "Brooklandia." Because it doesn't get much more crunchy than this. The grocery retailer has worked ...

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    Study: Tesla Model S is a big hit among the Silicon Valley, Hamptons set
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    Stand up (or rattle your jewelry) if you're from Water Mill, NY. Be proud, Hamptons dwellers, for you're the only community outside of California where the Tesla Model S is making a real dent in overall new car sales, says Edmunds. Of the 25 wealthiest zip codes in the US, eight of them have the ...

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    Official: Coastal states will lead plug-in vehicle adoption through 2022
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    Aloha, indeed. While California will unsurprisingly add the most plug-in vehicles out of any state over the next decade, Hawaii will have the highest number of plug-ins as a percentage of overall vehicle sales. That's the one-sentence summary of a recent study from Navigant Research (formerly ...

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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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    Report: NYC says taxi drivers can choose hybrids over Nissan 'Taxi of Tomorrow'
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    Right about now, Nissan must be wishing it had a baked-in a shorter development time for its NV200 hybrid. Nissan started production on the taxi version of the NV200 about a year ago and has previously stated it will offer a hybrid version out by 2015. But that's late enough that the Japanese ...

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    Report: New York state legislature fails to address anti-Tesla EV bill
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    A surprise pair of bills in the New York State Assembly that would have narrowly targeted Tesla Motors and its direct-to-customer sales model has been put in neutral. The State Assembly ended the 2013 legislative session Friday without taking action on the bill and, since the lawmakers will not ...

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    Report: NY dealers try to make it illegal to register a Tesla EV
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    Following his big battery swap reveal in California Thursday night, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is turning his eye to New York. That's where a new tactic by the local auto dealers could put a damper on Tesla's electric-vehicle success story. "Just heard that NY auto dealers are sneaking through a ...

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    Report: Tesla gains legal ground in New York dealer fight
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    Tesla Motors gained a legal victory in its continuing efforts to expand sales across the US now that New York Supreme Court Justice Raymond J. Elliott III decided that local dealers will not be allowed to cite the Franchised Dealer Act as a reason to sue competitors, Automotive News ...

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    Official: ChargePoint will add 80 New York charging stations
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    Plug-in vehicle charging station maker ChargePoint is planning to add 80 more stations throughout New York City, so it's only natural that the company starts at the bottom of Manhattan island. In this case, ChargePoint's first station in this particular batch is being deployed at The Solaire ...

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    Report: Toyota ready with NY dealer incentives to move lots of Prius Plug-in Hybrids
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    Toyota appears to be in a New York State of Mind when it comes to trying to boost sales of its Prius Plug-in hybrid. The Japanese automaker wants to sell as many as 13,000 Prius PHEVs this year and is offering some deep discounts, especially in the Manhattan area, to hit that target, Wards Auto ...

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    Official: Honda Fit EV comes to the East Coast
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    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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    Ford C-Max Energi gains access to New York HOV lanes
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    When car owners brag about buying a plug-in electric vehicle, it's not unusual to hear them mention high occupancy vehicle (HOV) carpool lane stickers as one of the key perks. Thus, it wasn't surprising to see Ford issue a press release saying New York car buyers can now get carpool lane stickers ...

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    Report: EV drivers find plug-in refuge during gas station frenzy post-Sandy
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    Electric vehicle drivers in New York and New Jersey have been able to avoid some of the post-superstorm Sandy apocalypse – waiting in long lines just to find out the station is out of gasoline. Tom Moloughney, owner of the Nauna's Bella Casa restaurant in Montclair, NJ, and an all-electric ...

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