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    Official: EV Sociability Run returns to celebrate 100th anniversary
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    This year's Electric Vehicle "Sociability Run," will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the original EV rally, about 65 miles northwest of the original site. This year, electric-vehicle enthusiasts will meet up in Charles Town, WV – and not Washington, DC – on June 7 to toast their ...

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    Report: Washington State governor signs pro-Tesla bill
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    Maybe Tesla should build its proposed gigafactory in the Evergreen State. Last week, Washington Govermor Jay Inslee signed a bill that will allow Tesla to keep selling its electric vehicles through its showrooms and not have to work through third-party dealerships, Automotive News says. That ...

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    Official: Atlanta, DC are two EV hotspots in patchwork quilt of green car demand
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    To put a spin on the old Civil War story, Atlanta indeed is burning. But in this case, it's a good thing because the heat is a reference to the city's demand for electric vehicles. Atlanta is where EV demand is growing faster in that city than any other in the US, according to ChargePoint. The ...

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    Official: Tesla owners will celebrate Supercharger network with DC meet-up
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    Groucho Marx famously said that he'd never belong to a club that would have him as a member. When it comes to this particular club, though, we're going to beg to differ. The Tesla Motors Club is putting out the call for what they're calling the "All Superchargers Lead to DC" tour for Presidents ...

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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: Yes, Virginia, Tesla may get a dealership in your state
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    It may not be "Mr. Musk Goes to Washington," but it's about as close has you can get. Tesla Motors has reached an agreement with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association that could get the electric-vehicle maker a couple of steps closer to opening ...

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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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    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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    Report: Washington State may impose $124 fine on EV spot stealers
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    Park your gas-powered car in an electric-vehicle-designated spot in the Emerald State and you could find yourself Cashless in Seattle. The Washington State legislature has approved a bill that would impose a $124 fine on conventional-vehicle drivers busted for parking in spots slated for plug-in ...

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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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    Report: DOE still has $16.6 billion left in ATVM loan program
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    The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) is questioning why Department of Energy (DOE) loan funds are not paying out as planned. The participation hurdle is high, and there's about $16.6 billion in green vehicle loan appropriations going unused, the GAO found. The funds come from DOE's 2005 ...

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    Report: Nissan Leaf self-reports battery problem with Carwings, surprising driver
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    Nissan is putting a new spin on the term "Smart car." Best known as Daimler AG's two-seat minicar badge, the adjective can also be used to describe one particular Seattle-area Nissan Leaf. Owner Rob Greenlee was notified by his local Nissan dealer that his 2011 Leaf had an issue with one of its ...

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    Report: Ethanol advocates poke fun at Big Oil with "Century of Subsidies" party
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    No one would mistake a bunch of ethanol advocates for the folks at Second City, but we give the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) credit for injecting a little humor into their political statements. In this case, the two groups are using the ...

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    Report: WA state representative argues bikes pollute more than cars, backpedals
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    Isn't bicycling supposed to reduce carbon emissions and free up traffic jam congestion? Well, it's actually making matters worse, argues a state representative from Washington. "You would be giving off more CO2 if you are riding a bike than driving in a car," claims Ed Orcutt (R – Kalama, ...

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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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    Report: Tesla powers up East Coast with first stops in new Supercharger network
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    The argument can now be made that Tesla Motors has come up with a sleeker alternative to the Amtrak lines that run along the Eastern Seaboard. The California-based electric vehicle company has installed the first East Coast fast-charging stations, allowing Model S owners to make the 450-mile trek ...

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    Report: How Washington state is giving up leadership position in EV race
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    What's up with the state of Washington's commitment to electric vehicles? It's a place where you can find fast charging stations and coffeehouses galore, but the state has backed away from offering incentives and requirements for zero emission vehicles according to Green Car Reports. Oregon, and ...

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    Report: DC-area electric taxi plan runs into opposition
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    It looks like one Washington, DC-area cab operator looking to have an all-electric fleet of cabs isn't quite ready for takeoff. Officials in Arlington, VA, unanimously voted against green-lighting Electric Vehicle Taxicab founder Malik Khattak's efforts to go all-Nissan Leaf with his fleet ...

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    Report: DC-area taxi company wants to go all-electric with Nissan Leaf fleet
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    This probably isn't Mr. T's idea of a DC cab, but we'll forgo the not-so-classic 1983 flick and celebrate. A Washington, DC-area taxicab operator is planning to have an all-electric fleet of cabs by ordering about 40 Nissan Leaf vehicles, Zeenews reports. Electric Vehicle Taxicab Company, which ...

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    Report: U.S. Capitol gets first public charging station, frustratingly late for Sen. Levin
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    Ironically enough, even as Washington approved funding electric vehicle charging stations around the country, it dragged its feet on having them installed in the nation's capital. That's going to change, and it has taken surprisingly hard work in Congress to get the stations approved. Last ...

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