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Washington State Pioneers Electric-Car Scenic Tourism Route

Washington State Pioneers Electric-Car Scenic Tourism Route

The Pacific Northwest is a remarkably scenic corner of the continental United States. The striking coastal ranges of Washington and Oregon offer dramatic vistas, temperature (if often damp) weather, and dozens of outdoor activities within a few hours' drive. Now those drives can be done in electric... read more

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Will Charging Infrastructure Be Speed Bump For Electric Cars?

This year — and next — will be a busy one for arrival of electric cars. The Ford Focus Electric and Coda’s sedan are slated for launch by 2011. The Nissan... read more December 28, 2010 by  2


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

And We're Off! Electric Cars Are Here; Now They Need a Charge

It’s official: Electric cars for the mass consumer crowd have arrived. The first all-electric Nissan Leaf was sold last week to a man in California, and more are... read more December 17, 2010 by  2


 
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Want Electrons With That? McDonald's To Charge Electric Cars

As many industry analysts will tell you, the switch to plug-in cars by the general public requires an increased support network of public charging stations. But while... read more December 17, 2010 by  10


 
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Charging Station Incentives Sneak Into Tax Cut Extension Bill

As recently as last week, it became apparent that the current federal 50 percent incentive towards the cost of installing an electric car charging station would expire on the... read more December 15, 2010 by 


 
Smart Electric Drive at Hertz Global EV rental launch, New York City, December 2010

Hertz To Launch Electric-Car Rentals in NYC, Add Smart To Fleet

As it gears up to offer electric cars in selected rental fleets across the country, Hertz has dribbled out details of how its Global EV program will actually work. Today we... read more December 6, 2010 by 


 
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Your iPhone Can Charge Wirelessly—How About Your Electric Car?

Psh. Plugs. They’re, like, so 2008. There’s been a surge of attention over the last year towards products that that can charge your smartphone wirelessly, like... read more November 26, 2010 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt 240V charging station

Zero Emission Solar Charging At Chevrolet Volt Plant [Video]

We've discussed before the issue of how clean electric cars really are when you take into consideration the source of the electricity you use to charge them - they're only as... read more November 24, 2010 by  2


 
Stuck in traffic, by Flickr user SMercury98

Why Texas May Be A Better Electric-Car State Than California

When power plant heavyweight NRG Energy announced yesterday that it would invest $10 million in the rollout of the nation’s first privately-finance electric vehicle... read more November 23, 2010 by  3


 
2012 Mitsubishi "i" electric car, powered by MiEV, launch event at 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

2010 LA Auto Show: 2012 Mitsubishi 'i' Electric Minicar

It was the first electric car sold in volume anywhere in the world, starting more than a year ago, and now the 2012 Mitsubishi "i" is officially coming to the U.S. market... read more November 22, 2010 by  2


 
Portable diesel-powered 440-Volt quick charger for Nissan Leaf electric cars

How Does Nissan Recharge Some Leafs? With A Diesel Generator

We love it when people send us photos. Especially photos of things that manufacturers aren't necessarily keeping front and center for the cameras. The photo here is a "range... read more November 15, 2010 by  4


 
HaloIPT wireless charging

Magnetic Induction Technology: Charging Without Wires & Plugs

The world of EVs is a strange business. The jump from gasoline and diesel cars to EVs is akin to the jump at the end of the 19th Century from horse and carriage to motor... read more November 11, 2010 by  7


 
GridBot electric vehicle recharging station

Building a Better Battery Charger For Electric Cars: GridBot

Starting a venture-funded company is hard. Starting a venture-funded car company is probably a lot harder, as Tesla, Fisker, and Coda have likely found out. But one area that... read more November 9, 2010 by 


 
Map of the U.S.A.

Top 10 Cities For Commuting By Electric Car

We've taken a look recently at the five EVs we're most looking forward to driving, and another look at the five EVs you should do your best to see at the upcoming 2010 Los... read more November 5, 2010 by  4


 
ECOtality's Washington EV Charging Network

Ditch Your Gas-Guzzler: Why you Can Truly Drive Electric In Washington

Imagine what a city totally switched onto electric cars would be like. Discount parking, HOV lane access and perhaps even free charging is what might come to mind. But just... read more November 3, 2010 by  5


 
General Electric GE WattStation charging

GE's 'Largest Order in History' To Boost Electric-Car Market

General Electric, the conglomerate that produces everything from power-plant turbines to television shows, wants to jumpstart the electric-vehicle market. To do that, said... read more October 29, 2010 by  5


 
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