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    Rumormill: Chevy Spark EV could be coming to Midwest later this year
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    Ohio is not known as a hotbed of EV sales – if anything, the state is a bit anti-EV, thanks to a legislative fight against Tesla's direct sales model – but it might be on Chevrolet's short list to expand the market for the Spark EV in the near future. The latest official GM press ...

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    Official: Tesla news roundup: Supportive bill proposed in NJ; NHTSA ends investigation
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    The ongoing dealer fight against Tesla Motors in a number of states continues to evolve, with two bits of news out of Ohio and New Jersey this week. There is good news and, well, good news. And then there's lots more news. In Ohio, the automaker won a compromise bill that won't exactly let Tesla ...

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    Report: Ohio senator with deep dealer ties proposes anti-Tesla bill
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    The fight against customer-direct car sales by Tesla Motors continues around the US, and the California-based company can now count dealership groups in Georgia and Ohio among its adversaries. In Ohio, Tesla has opened company-owned stores in Cincinnati and Columbus and is now fighting a state ...

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    Report: Ohio dealer group sues Tesla to stop direct EV sales
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    Ohio auto dealers will not let a legislative loss stop their fight against Tesla Motors. Earlier this month, the California-based electric vehicle company had to marshal its forces to stop a state law (Senate Bill 137) that would have banned Tesla stores in Ohio. The Ohio senate voted against the ...

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    Report: Tesla asking for help in fast-moving Ohio dealership fight
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    If you're a Tesla Motors fan or a possible Model S buyer in the state of Ohio, you've probably received an email asking for help this week. Maybe two. The California-based automaker is taking up the fight against entrenched auto dealers in the state, just as it has in places like Texas and New ...

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    Official: GM's 1.8 MW big solar field on Ohio factory will be state's largest
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    General Motors will have the largest solar array in the state of Ohio when it completes a rooftop solar-energy system at its Toledo transmission factory in November. The array will deliver 1.8 megawatts of power from 21,000 panels that will supply about three percent of the factory's power use ...

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    Report: Ohio gas station accidentally sells pure ethanol as gasoline
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    The US Department of Energy lists 91 stations in the state of Ohio that dispense an 85-percent ethanol blend (aka E85). Unfortunately, one unlisted station in the Buckeye State took the biofuel a step further earlier this week. The GetGo station in Brunswick, about 25 miles southwest of ...

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    Official: Amp opens first dealership in Cincinnati
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    Amp, the Ohio-based maker of battery-electric SUVs, has opened its first dealership in Cincinnati and said first deliveries would start by year end. Amp of Cincinnati opened last week and showed off both its Jeep Grand Cherokee- and Mercedes-Benz ML350-based battery-electric vehicles. The ...

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    Report: Coda shelves plans for Ohio battery plant because of DOE inaction
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    In this case, the federal government sneezes, and central Ohio catches a cold. That's the take from the Columbus Dispatch on the decision by electric-vehicle maker Coda Automotive to shelve plans to build a Columbus, OH, battery factory. Coda said about two years ago that it would build the ...

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    City of Akron partners with Greenstar Recycling, Vadxx Energy to convert used plastics to oil
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    Greenstar Recycling is partnering with the City of Akron to increase recycling in Ohio's fifth largest metropolitan area. Greenstar says it will construct a "state-of-the-art" recycling facility within the corporate limits of Akron. A city with a recycling facility is usually not worthy of ...

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    Coda says Columbus, Ohio will be site for new battery plant - if DOE money comes through
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    Earlier this month, Coda Automotive CEO Kevin Czinger spoke at the Moving Ahead 2010 conference at Ohio State University and the official word from the company at the time was that Ohio was being considered for the company's battery plant. Today, Coda announced that Ohio will indeed be where Coda ...

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    Update: three-wheelers might be registerable soon in Ohio
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    Early last month, we found out that Ohio was hesitant to license electric 3-wheelers because of a new definition of what the seat needed to look like. This would have meant that electric vehicles like the Aptera (above), the Zap Xebra and the NMG would be a legal limbo in the state. The good news ...

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    Ohio refuses to license electric 3-wheelers
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    According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, drivers in Ohio are facing problems when it comes time to register their electric three-wheeled vehicles. Most states classify three-wheelers as motorcycles, but Ohio adds one more item to their definition of a motorcycle: a saddle. This means that ...

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    Ohio to kick GM's full size two-mode hybrid SUVs out of the HOV lane
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    Ohio legislators are changing laws that allow any hybrid into the HOV lane. This means that GM's SUV hybrids are no longer allowed in the get-to-work-on-time lanes. House Bill 62, sponsored by state Rep. Todd Kiser, R-Sandy, would bring Ohio in line with the new national standards which only ...

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    Ohio encouraging biodiesel through tax credits, grants
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    Not a very exciting headline, I know, but realize what this means. With the state government offering tax incentives on soybean-based B20 biodiesel as well as E85 ethanol, each retailer can lower their price per gallon by at least ten cents, making the two renewable resource fuels that much more ...

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    Honda R&D puts the chill to workers' delight
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    Remember last week's post on the Ohio-based Honda R&D facility receiving the gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) award? One of the environmentally-friendly technologies named is an ice-chilling system used to cool the main facility. The Associated Press wrote a more ...

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    Ohio's biodiesel harvest
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    Sibling blog Blogging Ohio provided no less than three news pieces on our favorite topic, biodiesel. The first covers the ASAlliance Biofuels company as it continues its progress to build a $120 million ethanol plant in Bloomingburg. After a permit hearing later this month, construction of the new ...

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    "Green Nuns" Step on the Gas - UPDATED
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    Ray Holan is an accomplished auto mechanic, biofuel advocate, author of the book Sliding Home: A Complete Guide to Driving Your Diesel on Straight Vegetable Oil and regular feature contributor to AutoblogGreen.The 47-acre grounds of the Congregation of St. Joseph of Cleveland, Ohio would put the ...

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