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Official: Tesla lowers Model S lease price, adds 3-month ‘happiness guarantee’

Published: October 27, 2014

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Filed under: Car Buying , Sedan , Tesla , Electric , Luxury , Ownership Tesla Motors is offering an enticing deal for potential buyers who might not be entirely sure whether they actually want to own a Model S for the long term. A deal through US Bank not only lowers the cost to lease the EV but also turns leasing the brand’s electric sedan into a long-term rental. Curious buyers who lease a Model S are now able to return it in the first three months with no penalties and with the remaining payments waived, something Tesla is calling the “happiness guarantee.” CEO Elon Musk announced the deal on the company’s blog , and he said the payments were also as much as 25 percent lower because US Bank “has a much lower cost of capital than us.” Currently, a Tesla lease starts at around $800 and can be up to $1,300, with down payments around $6,500.


Official: Hyundai hearts House Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus in Tucson promotion

Published: September 25, 2014

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Filed under: Hydrogen , Hyundai , Legislation and Policy Hyundai may be based in South Korea, but the automaker is touting hydrogen fuel-cell technology as an all-American benefit and is getting some help from the US government to do so. The company said this week that it’s collaborating with the US Department of Energy and the House Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus at promoting fuel-cell technology.


Biggest climate change march in NYC feels like something even bigger

Published: September 24, 2014

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Filed under: Diesel , Etc.


Recharge Wrap-up: Local Motors begins 3D printing Strati car, global liquid fuel use to increase 38% by 2040

Published: September 11, 2014

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , EV/Plug-in , Manufacturing/Plants , Legislation and Policy , North America , Asia , Pacific Region , USA , Middle East Petroleum and liquid fuel consumption will increase 38 percent globally by 2040 , according to the US Energy Information Administration.


Recharge Wrap-up: Tesla is for Mistresses; Yo, free Smart ED rides!

Published: August 26, 2014

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Honda , SMART , Tesla Motors , Legislation and Policy , North America , Pacific Region , USA Smart used the Yo app to give free test rides to San Franciscans last week. Yo is a free app wherein users tap a username to send a notification that simply says “Yo” to the recipient. Signs at locations in the Mission and SoMa neighborhoods gave instructions to send a Yo to SmartUSA for a free ride anywhere in the city.


Recharge Wrap-up: Nissan Leaf in Puerto Rico, BMW i3 REx tax-free in NJ, BC2BC cancelled

Published: July 22, 2014

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Manufacturing/Plants , BMW , Nissan , Legislation and Policy , North America , Asia , China , USA Envia Systems will develop battery technology for United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) , a subsidiary of the United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR). The $7.7 million contract, co-funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE), involves a 36-month development program focusing on high-energy cathode and anode material for lithium-ion batteries and pouch cells for electric vehicles.


Official: VW confirms new TDI for second half of 2014 in Golf, Jetta, Passat and Beetle

Published: March 18, 2014

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Filed under: Technology , Volkswagen , Diesel Diesel lovers rejoice. Volkswagen is bringing the latest iteration of its 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine – dubbed the EA288 – to the 2015 model year Golf , Jetta , Passat , Beetle (2013 model pictured above) and Beetle Convertible , and the cars will be on sale in the second half of 2014. While it shares its moniker with the old diesel, the new engine produces 150 horsepower, a 10-hp boost, and 236 pound-feet of torque.


Official: EPA says new Tier 3 emissions levels will clean the air, save lives

Published: March 3, 2014

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , MPG , Legislation and Policy , USA Almost one year after first proposing the stricter vehicle emissions standards known as Tier 3, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized the new levels. These restraints on “harmful soot, smog and toxic emissions” should go a long way to cleaning up the air and reducing the negative health impacts of the cars and trucks we drive


Recalls: Toyota recalling 1.9M Prius models globally for software update

Published: February 12, 2014

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Filed under: Hybrid , Recalls , Toyota Toyota has announced a set of voluntary recalls covering 960,000 Prius , RAV4 , Tacoma and Lexus RX350 models in the United States to address two separate issues.


Official: Nissan sells 100,000 Leaf EVs worldwide

Published: January 21, 2014

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Nissan , UK Nissan sold 22,610 Leaf electric vehicles in the US last year , but the bigger story (literally) is how the company is selling the EV around the world.


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