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China sticking to its guns on EVs for the future

Published: April 27, 2015

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Filed under: Government/Legal , Green , Green Culture , China , Technology , Electric China is lending massive support to EVs, and it’s making sure automakers play along. Continue reading China sticking to its guns on EVs for the future China sticking to its guns on EVs for the future originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:59:00 EST.


Nissan clarifies Leaf’s 6.6 kW onboard charger upgrade: just "studying" for now

Published: March 16, 2011

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Manufacturing/Plants , Nissan 2011 Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery Last week, Green Car Reports claimed that Nissan was working on an uprated charging system that could juice up its battery-powered Leaf in less time. Quoting Nissan’s director of product planning, Mark Perry, GCR posted that the automaker would offer such a system on the Leaf “in a year or so.” Plugin Cars reached out to Nissan for clarification on the Leaf’s onboard charger and, according to Perry, GCR was just “speculating” on this point


Video: OnStar improves service for plug-in vehicle owners

Published: February 12, 2011

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Chevrolet , GM , USA Chevrolet demonstrates OnStar’s Volt technologies – Click above to watch the video after the break There has been ongoing debate over the last year about whether or not electric utility companies can handle a large influx of electric vehicles charging in people’s garages. OnStar is hoping to alleviate these concerns with technologies they’ve developed for eletric vehicles.


EV sellers will have to teach drivers to treat their car like their phone, plug it in!

Published: August 22, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in Chevrolet Volt – click above for high-res image gallery As much as we talk about range anxiety here, the reality is the vast majority of drivers in America probably aren’t even really aware of the term in the automotive context. Yet. But that’s because only a tiny fraction of them have ever been in any kind of electric vehicle other than a golf cart


2011 Chevrolet Volt to be priced at $41,000, $350/month lease for 36 months

Published: July 28, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Chevrolet , Plug In Conference Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery General Motors ‘ recently hired vice-president for sales and marketing Joel Ewanick took the stage at the Plug-In 2010 conference in San Jose, CA today and finally revealed that the 2011 Chevrolet Volt will have a base price of $41,000 (including the $720 destination charge) before federal and state tax incentives. While GM hasn’t gone as aggressive as most people had hoped on the sticker price, the real deal appears to be the $350 per month for a 36-month lease.


Toyota: Prius Plug-In Hybrid won’t compete with Leaf or Volt

Published: May 12, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Toyota 2010 Plug-in Prius Prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery Not all plug-in vehicles are created equal. As we finally start to see mainstream, commercially available plug-ins arrive, the market is developing into a continuum


It’s Friday: George Bailey’s electric car runs out of juice

Published: February 13, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Green Culture , Green Daily EVCast’s George Bailey video – Click above to watch video after the jump Our friends at the EVCast aren’t afraid to show the plug-in vehicle world their comedic side. From EVCast, the Musical to the Hitler movie clip meme getting the Tesla treatment to finding the, ahem, prototype Aptera , hosts Bo Bennett and Ryan Levesque seem to enjoy breaking into rap comedy now and again.


Chicago Preview: Kia teases plug-in hybrid concept called Ray

Published: January 22, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Kia , Chicago Auto Show Kia Ray plug-in hybrid concept – Click above to enlarge Kia is hoping to step into the void of what may be another relatively quiet auto show in Chicago next month with a new plug-in hybrid concept dubbed the Ray. The teaser image sent out by Kia late yesterday shows off what looks like a four-door sedan, possibly with solar photovoltaic roof to aid in charging the battery or cooling the interior.


Toyota officially launches plug-in Prius program, retail sales in 2011

Published: December 15, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Toyota Toyota Prius PHEV – click above for high res image gallery In Japan today, Toyota officially launched its Prius Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) lease program.


LA 2009: The plug-in Prius makes its North American debut

Published: December 5, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Toyota , LA Auto Show Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery Toyota rather unceremoniously parked their plug-in Prius at its North American market debut during the LA Auto Show , while their new Sienna minivan got a royal welcome at its coming out party. At a show that saw the production-ish Chevrolet Volt appearing in public for the first time, it might have seemed likely that Toyota would have made a bigger deal of this model, but we just sort of stumbled upon it while checking out the LFA. The company did issue a press release, which you can read in its entirety after the jump .


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