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'Rolling Coal' Fine Would Be $5,000 Under Proposed Illinois Law

'Rolling Coal' Fine Would Be $5,000 Under Proposed Illinois Law

Over the past few years, some of America's, shall we say, less enlightened drivers hit upon a new trend. They started modifying big diesel trucks to spew clouds of soot and smoke whenever the driver hit the accelerator. It's called "rolling coal"--and drivers of hybrid and electric cars report that... read more

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2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

How Did A Small Illinois Town End Up With 300 Plug-In Cars?

Don't let the name fool you; Normal, Illinois, is actually unique. That's because this small town--with a population of 53,837--has more than 300 plug-in cars roaming its... read more December 10, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Road Trip from MD to CT, Feb 2013 - Tesla Model S cars at Delaware SuperCharger location

Tesla Supercharger Coming To Midwest Too, Not Just Coasts

The long-promised announcement from Tesla Motors on expansion of its Supercharger network has been delayed by the company's billion-dollar fundraising, and this week's payoff... read more May 24, 2013 by  22


 
First 2011 Chevrolet Volt delivered to retail buyer Jeffrey Kaffee, in Denville, NJ, December 2010

Electric Car Purchase Incentives? They’re Normal in Normal

While the federal government has a blanket $7,500 tax credit available for anyone who purchases an eligible electric ca, each state is at liberty to apply its own incentives... read more July 6, 2011 by  0


 
Lithium-ion battery pack of 2011 Nissan Leaf, showing cells assembled into modules

Battery Advance To Give Electric-Car Charging In Gas Fill-Up Time?

An advance in battery technology could help push past one of the persistent criticisms of electric vehicles: the extended time needed to charge the battery. Researchers at... read more April 6, 2011 by  5


 
BMW ActiveE Concept charging port

Nanostructure Research: Electric Car Charging In 5 Minutes?

No sooner do I discuss University of Illinois researchers who have created 3D antennas for mobile phones using nanotechnology than another group of researchers at the... read more April 4, 2011 by  10


 
U.S.-spec Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Mitsubishi Picks Central Illinois For Initial Tests Of ‘i’ Electric Car

Mitsubishi was one of the first major automakers to announce plans for a mass-produced electric car and even had a working prototype out testing as far back as 2008 in the... read more February 7, 2011 by  1


 

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