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    Video: Governor Rick Perry backs bid for Tesla Stores in Texas
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    It's funny how the prospect of a $5-billion investment in a state has the ability to focus minds. Take Texas, for example. The Lone Star State has long had laws prohibiting automakers from selling directly to consumers, even if the manufacturer didn't already sell through franchise ...

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    Report: How four states are trying to woo Tesla Motors' gigafactory
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    And they're off! Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas are all in the running for Tesla Motors' gigafactory, USA Today says. And the politicians are already talking big, which is the operative word for a factory that could cost $5 billion, require 1,000 acres, take up 10 million square feet and ...

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    Report: Thanks to a year of free charges, Nissan Leaf sees sales increase in Texas
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    Nissan is pretty certain that free charging offers in the two largest metropolitan areas in Texas are substantially boosting sales of the Leaf electric vehicle. Heck, one Houston car dealer says Leaf sales have tripled because of the plan, which is run by NRG through its batch of eVgo Freedom ...

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    Official: Number of US public charging stations climbed 30% this year
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    The number of publicly accessible US plug-in vehicle charging stations rose about 30 percent this year, as more retailers looked to attract potential customers by giving drivers the chance to charge up their Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt plug-in vehicles while shopping. There were about 6,770 ...

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    Report: Texas to give rebates on natural gas and plug-in vehicles, excludes Tesla
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    Former XFL football player Rod Smart gained brief pop-cultural fame a few years back by putting the name "He Hate Me" on the back of his jersey. It's a sentiment Tesla Motors chief Elon Musk might be feeling about Texas and the long arm of its pro-dealership law after the Lone Star State laid out ...

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    Report: Plug-in vehicles aren't killing the grid
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    To paraphrase Mark Twain, rumors of the grid's demise on account of more plug-in vehicles are greatly exaggerated. And, while time is money, when it comes to electric-vehicle charging, more money means less time. At least, less time during peak demand. Plug-in vehicle owners in a cluster of ...

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    Read This: How to buy a Tesla in Texas, a 'grey-market guide'
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    The Lone Star state has got both Tesla Motors and buyers of its Model S electric vehicles feeling like a bunch of outlaws. Texas has what's regarded as the most stringent laws prohibiting automakers from owning dealerships and is putting both Model S buyers and Tesla store and service-center ...

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    Official: Nissan says don't mess with money to recharge Leaf EV in Texas
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    In the Lone Star State, the person who buys his or her Nissan Leaf battery-electric vehicle next April 1 really is indeed the Fool. That's because the Japanese automaker and utility company NRG are offering a year's worth of free electric charging for folks who buy Leaf EVs in the Dallas-Fort ...

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    Report: Go ahead Texas, charge up with TXU Energy's 'Free Nights'
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    If the Lone Star State gets any more giving with its free power for electric-vehicle drivers, all your exes may live in Texas, too. Dallas-based TXU Energy is starting a new plan to use some of its excess wind energy by promoting a "Free Nights" program. As you might suspect, it lets EV-driving ...

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    Official: US EV charging station growth slowed slightly in June, July
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    US retailers decided to take part of the summer off when it came to deploying new public electric-vehicle chargers. The installation pace for these stations slowed slightly the last two months after reaching a pretty steady clip earlier this year at about 200 new stations a month. Between the ...

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    Official: ​US public charging station locations grew by almost 200 in April
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    Almost 200 publicly accessible plug-in vehicle charging stations were added in the US last month by public and private entities, reflecting a slight acceleration in station deployment as more Americans buy electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. Drivers could choose from 5,865 charging stations ...

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    Featured: Shell Eco-marathon
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    An Oil Company Spends Big To Teach Students To Use Less The Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2013 is over, the winners declared. Thousands of excited students came to Houston last weekend with 140 cars and the winning team managed to get upwards of 3,580 miles per gallon. Now that the cars have been ...

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    Report: Elon Musk hints a Texas plant could build Tesla pickup
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    Tesla CEO Elon Musk was in Texas this week, fighting for his company's right to sell electric cars directly to consumers. He also hinted that Tesla might have big plans for Texas, if this one little law just goes his way. "I have this idea for a really advanced electric truck that has the ...

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    Official: Tesla sends CEO to Texas to defend direct-to-customer electric vehicle sales
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    Tesla is no stranger to strong resistance, shall we say, from auto dealers to its unusual method of selling the all-electric Model S in certain parts of the US. A lawsuit by the Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association was thrown out late last year, but it was later appealed. Tesla has ...

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    Official: US public charging stations increase by 9% in first quarter
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    The US increased the number of publicly accessible electric-vehicle charging stations by about nine percent in the first quarter of 2013 as retailers and municipalities looked to start meeting increased demand from drivers of plug-ins vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt. As of March ...

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    Official: US public charging stations increase by 180 a month, on track for 7,400 by end of year
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    US public and private entities are adding publicly accessible electric-vehicle charging stations at a clip of about 180 units a month, which would put the country's total at about 7,400 by year end, according to US Department of Energy figures. For the six weeks from January 17 to February 28, ...

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    Report: Will Texas be next to tax electric vehicles?
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    The long, complicated struggle to integrate plug-in vehicles into the national fleet is playing out in the microcosm of Texas. The oil-friendly state has, somewhat under the radar, been laying the groundwork for electric vehicle infrastructure and the city of Austin is in the vanguard of plug-in ...

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    Electric vehicles not a problem for Texas grid
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    I would think if you were to draft a list of the top three "fear factors" impinging mass adoption of electric vehicles, it might look something like this... The battery pack pooping out miles away from home Electric shock Power outages Trip Doggett, CEO of the Electric Reliability ...

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    Of all places, Texas taking a leading role in EV charging infrastructure
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    When discussions of electric vehicle charging infrastructures come up, the west coast is often the focus, since California is the obvious EV leader. But what about Texas? While pickup trucks, longhorns and the ability to drive 85 miles per hour may come to mind first, there's been a lot going on ...

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    Official: OnStar EcoHub app tracks price of electricity used to charge Chevy Volt
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    The climbing price placards being hung at the neighborhood gas station aren't making too many people happy. Now, drivers of some Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicles are getting their own version of those signs, and it's likely they're actually happy about it, by comparison. General ...

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