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Imagine the satisfaction of gliding past gas stations in near silence as other motorists frantically line up to avoid an overnight price spike. Instead, you slip into your garage, connect your fast charger and effortlessly fuel up your electric vehicle for the week. That’s the green dream for many p...
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'What an amazingly awesome country', Elon Musk tweeted in response to the plan' Norway will ban the sale of all fossil fuel-based cars in the next decade, continuing its trend towards becoming one of the most ecologically progressive countries on the planet, ...
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Though the 10 states taking part in CARB’s zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) program are mostly in the Northeast, the region is far from the best when it comes to getting electric cars on the road. A lack of purchase incentives, inadequate charging infrastructure, and limited EV&...
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The promise of an affordable electric car from Tesla Motors had hundreds of people lining up to reserve one. Tesla planned to unveil its Model 3 Thursday night at its Los Angeles design studio. It doesn’t go on sale until late 2017, but potential buyers could reserve one with a $1,000 deposit at Te...
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A team of UNSW students has broken a 26-year-old world speed record*, potentially establishing their Sunswift car as the fastest electric vehicle over a distance of 500 kilometers, on a single battery charge.   The world record was broken this afternoon by the team at a racetrack in...
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This is going to drive the Tesla-haters crazy. The luxury electric-car maker is getting a huge new tax break from California, SFGate reports. The state will let it off the hook for sales and use taxes on some $415 million in new equipment it's purchasing in order to expand production ...
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Following is the translation of the opening remarks by the Secretary for the Environment, Mr Wong Kam-sing, at the press conference today (January 18) on policy initiatives of the Environment Bureau in the 2013 Policy Address:In the Chief Executive's 2013 Policy Address, there are four major policy ...
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Electric vehicles are a sales flop and a dismal failure. Or so I was told this week—and last week and the week before—by respected newspapers. The “sales flop” part surprised me, since I am one of thousands of people waiting in line to buy my electric vehicle. I made my reservation for the car in A...
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  Elon Musk said Thursday his luxury electric car company is in compliance with terms of its loans from the federal government, and on schedule to launch two new models by the end of next year. "We have a lot of cash in the bank," Mr. Musk said in an interview ahead of the scheduled unveiling...
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It’s hard to find an energy wonk out there who doesn’t love the idea of electric cars. Most white papers on ending our oil dependency envision a large future role for plug-in vehicles and hybrids in the future. The concept has legions of devoted fans. Back in 2006, the documentary “Who Killed the El...
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  Can white elephants come in green? President Barack Obama flew to Holland, Mich., on Thursday to attend groundbreaking ceremonies for a new lithium-ion battery plant, which the White House advertised as an example of federal stimulus grants at work and a gateway to a clean-energy future. G...
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Plug-free charging — it’s been the holy grail for cell phone, laptop and gadget makers for years. And now it’s fodder for the plug-in vehicle crew. On Tuesday at the Plug-In 2010 conference in San Jose, Calif., a company called Evatran unveiled its “Plugless Power” electric vehicle charger, which wi...
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