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Tesla pushes to sell cars in Detroit’s backyard

Published: December 2, 2015

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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


Official: Ecotality may file bankruptcy given troubles with DOE funds, charging stations

Published: August 13, 2013

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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.


Report: GM’s Reuss: Next-gen Chevy Volt will be "thousands of dollars" cheaper

Published: January 17, 2013

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Chevrolet Following the news of the massive price drop for the Nissan Leaf , hearing GM North America President Mark Reuss tell the media that GM will take out “thousands of dollars” from the next-generation Chevrolet Volt isn’t exactly a surprise.


Reva NXR could compete with Leaf in India, then launch globally

Published: August 25, 2012

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Legislation and Policy , India Mahindra Reva, an electric vehicle company based in India, is rolling out an all-new version of its Reva NXR , this one capable of seating four adults comfortably in the small car, compared to the previous version that seated two.


Canada’s Suncor Energy ready to double ethanol output at St. Clair plant

Published: April 4, 2011

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Too much fun: a round up of today’s important news

Published: April 2, 2011

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Some times, we just can’t fit in all of the news of a day into our schedule of posts, so here’s a brief round-up of some of the green car stories we missed on this important. Enjoy! Most important – after the announcement of the Volt convertible early this morning – was news of a Volt truck (pictured, as snapped by GM Insider )


Better Place prices Renault Fluence at $38,400 in Denmark; battery pack extra

Published: October 8, 2010

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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


Zombie meme alert: electric cars cause cancer

Published: December 19, 2009

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Filed under: Etc. , Green Daily , First Drive Apparently, the range anxiety meme isn’t enough. The latest anti-electric vehicle (EV) topic to make a comeback is that EVs might give you cancer ( previous post )


No Surprise: Volkswagen reportedly to take 20% stake in Suzuki

Published: December 9, 2009

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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


Five EVs, one hydrogen car, one PHEV named as finalists for 2010 Green Car Vision Award

Published: December 5, 2009

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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).


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