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Official: Travel Oregon promotes EV road trips for National Plug In Day

Published: September 20, 2013

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , USA We wouldn’t suggest that Oregon’s tourism board is recommending drinking and driving. It’s just that Travel Oregon is letting travelers know that the Beaver State has enough juice for plug-in vehicles while drivers – or passengers, at the very least – are out sipping fermented grape juice. Like California and Hawaii, Oregon is at the forefront of encouraging electric vehicle adoption.


ZEV credit shuffle: Is the Toyota RAV4 EV just here to please CARB?

Published: August 24, 2011

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Toyota , USA Toyota RAV4 EV – Click above for high-res image gallery In early August, we reported that initial sales of the 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV will be limited to the state of California . That revelation came straight from the mouth of Bob Carter, group vice-president and general manager of Toyota Motor U.S. Limiting sales to California raised eyebrows, including those of the folks over at Plugin Cars who speculate that Toyota is releasing the RAV4 EV in large part just to please the powers that be at the California Air Resources Board (CARB).


Pike says cumulative plug-in vehicles sales will hit 5.2 million by 2017

Published: August 24, 2011

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in It’s true that crystal balls that accurately forecast the future of plug-in vehicles don’t exist, but for $2,800 you can buy a copy of a report that concludes with this bit of info: worldwide cumulative plug-in vehicle sales will reach 5.2 million units by 2017. Sure, 5.2 million units represent a massive, massive leap up from the approximately 114,000 plug-ins expected to be sold worldwide by the end of 2011, but Pike Research says the race towards electrification will heat up in no time.


General Motors’ flame treatment tech gets paint to stick without solvent primer [w/video]

Published: August 24, 2011

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General Motors urban EN-V concept needs more precise GPS

Published: August 24, 2011

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , GM EN-V concepts – Click above for high-res image gallery When General Motors revealed its trio of EN-V concepts in early 2010, they were an instant hit. The thing is, their appearance looks like they come from about 15 years in the future.


VW may unveil single-seat EV concept

Published: August 23, 2011

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Volkswagen Volkswagen is keen to cut emissions, and the automaker is looking towards electric automobiles for help.


BMW i4 and i5 in the works?

Published: August 22, 2011

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , BMW BMW i8 – Click above for high-res image gallery Might we soon see an expansion to BMW ‘s recently unveiled i sub-brand soon after the i3 and i8 go on sale? Word is that two new models will join the i line-up: the i4, a compact coupe, and the i5, a sporty, family-oriented four-door


Volkswagen unveils production Up! ahead of Frankfurt debut

Published: August 22, 2011

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Filed under: MPG , Volkswagen , Natural Gas , Frankfurt Motor Show Transport an original Beetle driver to the present-day from the 1960s, and it’s unlikely that the time-traveler would ever recognize a Touareg or a Phaeton as a Volkswagen . The opposite might be true of the tiny new Up!, the production version of which has just been revealed ahead of its formal debut in Frankfurt next month. The evolution of the car you see here dates back to the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show when Volkswagen unveiled the first Up! show car


Electricity consumption up 12.2 % in China in 2011

Published: August 21, 2011

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Filed under: Etc. , EV/Plug-in , China BYD eBUS-12 China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) announced on Sunday that the nation’s total consumption of electricity from January 2011 through the end of July shot up approximately 12.2 percent when compared to the same time frame in 2010. It’s estimated that China consumed nearly 2.69 trillion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity in the first seven months of 2011


Yahoo! adding Toyota Prius Plug-in to WeCar fleet

Published: August 20, 2011

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Toyota Toyota Prius Plug-in – Click above for high-res image gallery How’s this for a work perk? Employees at the Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA will soon get to sample the Toyota Prius Plug-in during the work day as the gas-electric vehicle is scheduled to join Yahoo!’s WeCar fleet


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