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    Official: Via PHEV van shuttles movie fans around Sundance
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    It's not exactly "Leo buys a Fisker Karma" territory, but at least we're talking about a company that's still in business. In this case, it's Via Motors, converter of GM vans and pickup trucks into extended-range plug-in vehicles. The company is getting its own bit of movie magic, courtesy of the ...

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    Official: Prince Albert unveils Venturi VBB-3, world's most powerful EV [w/videos]
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    When you're royalty, you can associate yourself with things as cool as the world's most powerful electric car, and that's just what Prince Albert of Monaco is doing. The Prince, along with Princess Charlene, made the trek out to the Beehive State to make a photo appearance with the Venturi VBB-3 ...

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    Official: Ohio State team moves EV Salt Flats speed tests back home
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    The Ohio State Center for Automotive Research (OSU CAR) may be moving speed tests for what may be the world's fastest electric vehicle about 1,700 miles away from its original Utah destination, but, hey, that's theoretically just a tidy four-hour drive at full speed. This month, Ohio State, which ...

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    Utah Earth Day poster contest dares ask, "Where would you be without fossil fuels?"
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    The state of Utah has put its own spin on the message behind Earth Day. While the national ecology teach-in day usually means bike rides and recycling campaigns, in Utah the message this year is: "Where would you be without oil, gas and mining?" Utah's Division of Oil, Gas and Mining just got ...

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    Report: In producing natural gas, excessive methane leaks offset environmental benefits
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    Utah, we have a problem. That's the conclusion of a report from the publication Nature saying that methane leaks from US natural gas fields may be anywhere from two to three times as large as previously estimated. As much as four percent of the natural gas production at a field near Denver is ...

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    Official: KillaJoule 3-wheel electric motorcycle hits record 216.5 mph at Bonneville
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    "My hobbies are fast cars and fast women," Cruiser famously said in Bill Murray's 1981 hit comedy "Stripes." Well, Cruiser, one out of two ain't bad. Last week, Eva Håkansson, who's been hard at work building her KillaJoule high-speed electric motorcycle for the past couple of years, set ...

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    Official: Volvo shoots for 165 mile-per-hour hybrid-truck speed record
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    Sometimes, we don't ask why, we just appreciate. That's the attitude we're taking towards "Mean Green," the Volvo truck that the Swedish company is using to try and set the land-speed record for hybrid trucks. And while neither the words "hybrid" or "truck" conjure up images of blazing speed, ...

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    Homebrew solar electric car wins fans in Utah
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    Utah is a state that gets a lot of sun but not a lot of attention on these pages for their green transportation moves. Still, it does seem that the DIY crowd is strong there. Remember the homemade Ariel Atom? That's not the only homemade vehicle taking to the street in the state. Kyle ...

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    Natural gas-fueled cars proving popular in Utah
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    Vehicles fueled by compressed natural gas have had limited appeal in most of the United States. But, as in many things, Utah is proving to be the exception to the rule. While gasoline is hovering at or above $3 a gallon in most of the country, natural gas is currently going for the equivalent of ...

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    Neighborhood Electric Vehicle dealership opens in Salt Lake City
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    A new Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) store is now open in Salt Lake City selling two-seater and four-seater models. You can pick up a two-seater for about $7,000 and a four-seater for $10,000. The vehicles have a range of about 40 miles and incredibly low running costs. Ideal for planned ...

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    Biodiesel "war" starting up around Salt Lake City
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    And you thought biofuels could help end wars for oil. The Salt Lake Tribune would like you to know the future could be full of small-time battles over waste grease collection, handling and environmental regulations. The newspaper's Sunday edition last week had an article about the escalating ...

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