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Published: December 2, 2015
Filed under: Government/Legal , Green , Tesla , Car Buying , Car Dealers , Electric , Luxury Tesla is lobbying Michigan’s legislators to repeal the state’s law against direct sales, but so far the efforts have not been successful. Continue reading Tesla pushes to sell cars in Detroit’s backyard Tesla pushes to sell cars in Detroit’s backyard originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 02 Dec 2015 19:17:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds
Published: August 13, 2013
Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Legislation and Policy , USA There have certainly been reports of problems with some Ecotality stations and projects , but the news out this week is bigger than anything we’ve seen before. Ecotality, the maker of Blink charging stations that is says have delivered over 98 million electric miles to customers so far, admits 2013 has been a tough year. Sales of the company’s EVSEs (i.e., charging stations) were down, the planned Minit Charger was full of problems and thus will not be released as planned and now the DOE has suspended stimulus payments to Ecotality.
Published: October 8, 2010
Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Renault , Green Daily , Europe/EU , Better Place Renault Fluence Z.E. – Click above for high-res image gallery The world’s first mass-produced electric car with swappable battery capability, the Renault Fluence Z.E
Published: December 9, 2009
Filed under: Suzuki , Volkswagen Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Though Suzuki CEO Osamu Suzuki would beg to differ , it seems that the old saying has once again been proven accurate. After a ton of rumor, innuendo and speculation on the matter – along with the subsequent denials – a report from Reuters indicates that Volkswagen is indeed on the verge of announcing that it’s procuring a 20 percent stake in Suzuki
Published: December 5, 2009
Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hydrogen , Washington DC Auto Show Audi A3 TDI – Click above for high-res image gallery The Audi A3 TDI was named Green Car Journal ‘s 2010 Green Car of the Year yesterday , and the magazine is already looking ahead to next month, when the Green Car Vision Award will be announced at the Washington Auto Show at the end of January. The five finalists for this award, given to cars that aren’t available yet but show a lot of eco-promise, include the Nissan Leaf, Coda Automotive’s electric sedan, the Ford Focus BEV, the Mercedes-Benz F-Cell and Toyota’s plug-in Prius. That’s a pretty good selection, considering that some other suitable candidates were named as finalists last year, when the winner was the Chevy Volt (the others were: Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Honda FCX Clarity, Fisker Karma and MINI E).
Published: November 5, 2009
Filed under: Ethanol BP could become the first major energy company to start commercial scale production of cellulosic ethanol in 2010 if all goes according to plan.
Published: October 9, 2009
Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Tesla Motors , Green Daily Tesla Model S – Click above for high-res image gallery The battery pack powering the Tesla Model S down the road will reportedly be supplied by Panasonic. Greentech Media broke the news after talking to “sources close to the Japanese electronics maker.” Tesla had no comment. Earlier this week, Panasonic said it had developed a cheaper way to string small laptop batteries together to provide enough power for an automobile.
Published: October 2, 2009
Filed under: Hydrogen , Santa Monica Alt Car Expo Readers had a lot of fun with the California Fuel Cell Partnership’s t-shirt slogan earlier this year. The winning slogan wasn’t one of the snarky options – it’s ” Ahead of the Pact with a Fuel Cell Stack ” – and now the CaFCP is ready to start getting the word out about hydrogen via the ever-popular front-of-torso surface area.
Published: October 1, 2009
Filed under: EV/Plug-in , On Two Wheels , USA Zero S electric motorcycle – Click above for high-res image gallery If you spot a Zero S electric motorcycle resembling the one pictured above – possibly in the New York Metropolitan area – being driven like it’s stolen, chances are it probably was. A sad milestone was met on the weekend when the first theft of a battery-powered bike was reported to authorities in Fort Lee, New Jersey .
Published: October 1, 2009
Filed under: Natural Gas , Germany Despite the general economic downturn – felt in Germany as much as anywhere else – sales in Germany of natural gas (CNG) powered cars increased by 14 percent this year. Specifically, the increase saw 6,561 more CNG vehicles sold this year so far, adding about 80,000 CNG vehicles to German roads. Most of these models belong to two home brands, Volkswagen and Opel.