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Report: EV drivers find plug-in refuge during gas station frenzy post-Sandy

Published: November 8, 2012

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , Etc. , EV/Plug-in , Green Culture Electric vehicle drivers in New York and New Jersey have been able to avoid some of the post-superstorm Sandy apocalypse – waiting in long lines just to find out the station is out of gasoline


Proposals would give U.S. Postal Service billions to electrify fleet

Published: January 28, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Legislation and Policy A month ago Rep. Jose E


REPORT: GM considering hybrid Corvette, other mileage tweaks

Published: September 22, 2009

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Filed under: Hybrid , Chevrolet , Lightweight Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept – Is a hybrid powertrain in the Corvette’s future?


Chrysler owners’ manuals go digital for 2010, saves 20,000 trees

Published: September 22, 2009

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Filed under: Chrysler , Dodge , Jeep , Green Daily 2010 Jeep Liberty Owners’ Manual – Click above to enlarge It was bound to happen sooner or later. For the 2010 model year, Chrysler will no longer be providing traditional owners’ manuals on any of its vehicles.


Friedman in the fray: gas tax redux

Published: September 22, 2009

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Filed under: Legislation and Policy , USA The idea of implementing a gas tax is becoming as regular in the national debate as the seasons. Those in favor: the Wall Street Journal and Bill Ford, Jr


Unseen benefit: Underwriters Laboratories working on standards for electric car batteries

Published: September 21, 2009

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , EV/Plug-in While no one will mandate that the new Underwriters Laboratories 2580 standard be applied to all advanced electric vehicle batteries, the fact that there will soon be a UL listing for “large batteries in electric vehicles” is a good thing. UL’s unsurprising focus on the standard will be to “help mitigate the potential risk of fire and electrical hazards and enhance the overall safety of batteries for electric vehicles.” UL said in a press release that the upcoming increase in EVs increases the “potential for fire, electric shock and other safety hazards.” Therefore, UL will run the 2580 standard requirements through a comprehensive review process and a consensus body of made up of people representing “consumers, government agencies, regulatory authorities, manufacturers and other knowledgeable interested parties that develop and maintain effective product safety standards.” No timeline was given for when the standard would be ready, nor were specific batteries chemistries mentions in the press release.


REPORT: Fisker looks to 2011 for profits; color us skeptical

Published: September 20, 2009

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Filed under: Fisker Fisker Karma – Click above for high-res image gallery Anyone that has watched either the auto industry or technology startups knows how hard it is to achieve profitability. Blend the two together and you more often than not have a recipe for financial disaster.


REPORT: Toyota looking to apply Prius name to other hybrid vehicles, but not as a sub-brand

Published: September 19, 2009

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Filed under: Hybrid , Toyota Not long ago, we wondered just how steep the hill of customer acceptance is for a new technology like the Volt is. The question was how well the Chevy Volt and the Voltec powertrain could compete with the established Prius brand ? Toyota, for its part, apparently thinks it’s worth spreading the Prius name around a bit onto other hybrid vehicles


It’s Friday! Border Collie + hamster wheel = go! [w/VIDEO]

Published: September 19, 2009

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Filed under: Etc. , Transportation Alternatives Bordercolliebil – Click above to watch the trailer after the break While there seems to have always been jokes about cars driven by hamster wheels (especially during the Chevette era), to our knowledge no one had ever created an actual vehicle powered by an animal running in place


VIDEO: Who Stole The Electric Car? movie trailer

Published: September 18, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Green Culture , Green Daily Who Stole The Electric Car?


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