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St. Petersburg to test ‘plug-in’ hybrid cars in green partnership

Published: March 23, 2009

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Click the plug-in hybrid Escape for a high res gallery The city of St. Petersburg, Florida isn’t part of Ford’s plug-in hybrid test program but it will soon be testing a PHEV Escape anyway


MyCar EVs now available in London from evstores for £9,995

Published: March 22, 2009

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The Hong Kong-built, Italy-designed MyCar CV.2 is now available for sale in the UK through Ev Stores in London.


British Business Secretary says Nissan should make batteries in UK

Published: March 22, 2009

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Lord Mandelson, the British Business Secretary visited a Nissan factory in Sunderland on Friday and got to see the Qazana crossover concept which will go into production there next year. Nissan is also expected to add production of electric vehicles at the plant and get some UK government money to make that happen. In addition to building EVs, Mandelson is urging Nissan to produce lithium ion batteries in the UK as well


Gallup poll shows Americans favoring economy over environment in dubious survey

Published: March 21, 2009

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It should come as no surprise that as America is in the midst of the worst economic downturn since at least the 1970s if not much longer, concern for the environment appears to be taking a hit. In its 25th annual survey asking whether the environment or economy should take precedence, Gallup has found for the first time ever that the economy came out on top with 51 percent saying growth should be given priority


How Magna’s ready-made electric car helps Ford, and everyone else

Published: March 21, 2009

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Click the Focus EV “mule” for a high res gallery You may have heard on the news recently about President Obama’s big plan to help auto suppliers . While the OEMs generate most of the auto news headlines, suppliers are a huge part of the auto industry.