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Why Oil State Texas Turns Out To Be Friendly To Electric Cars

Why Oil State Texas Turns Out To Be Friendly To Electric Cars

As the land of big pickup trucks and Big Oil, Texas would hardly seem like the kind of place where electric cars could thrive. Yet the Lone Star State is one of the friendliest for plug-in cars which, according to a recent Navigant Research post, have a powerful ally there: utility companies. There... read more

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2013 Ford F-150 Lariat

Texans Still Love Trucks, But Hybrid Sales Are Growing

Texans really like their trucks. It's one of life's constants--the sun will always rise, politicians will always lie, Texans will always buy trucks. That doesn't mean Texan... read more March 14, 2013 by  3


 
2011 Nissan Leaf plugged into an EVgo quick-charging station, Texas

Texas Latest To Consider Dedicated Electric Car Tax

If you bought an electric car to try and save a few dollars on gas, you may start to find it a little more difficult in some states. Texas is the latest to consider an extra... read more January 28, 2013 by  14


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt plugged into Coulomb Technologies 240V wall charging unit

Texas Grid CEO: We Can Handle Electric Cars Just Fine

On the list of reasons to dislike electric cars, arguments about electricity grids being unable to cope with demand are often fairly near the top. You'll have heard it... read more December 27, 2012 by  1


 
Tesla Motors gallery in Houston Galleria, opened October 2011, with Model S on display

Tesla Motors Opens Gallery In Oil Country

Palo Alto-based electric auto maker Tesla Motors doesn’t sell cars in its new Houston showroom, sales lot, dealership uh… “gallery” now open in... read more October 31, 2011 by  2


 
Houston's Tranquility Park Garage with GRIDbot charging stations

Largest Electric-Car Charging Site: Would You Believe Houston?

UPDATE: To answer the question posed in our headline: No, we do not believe Houston has the largest electric-car charging site. See below. When we think of Texas, we think of... read more October 3, 2011 by  7


 
2011 Nissan Leaf plugged into an EVgo quick-charging station, Texas

First Private Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Open In Texas

NRG Energy has opened its first eVgo direct-current electric vehicle charging station in Dallas, Texas, as part of a privately funded 70-station network in the Dallas/Fort... read more April 13, 2011 by  1


 
Texas cowboy by Flickr user aechempati

The Curious Story Of Electric Cars And Texas

When people think of Texas, there’s always certain stereotypes associated with it: cowboys, twangs, conservative politics, boots, guns and big, gas-guzzling trucks... read more February 19, 2011 by  5


 
2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT

Five Reasons Gas-Guzzlers Won't Die--And Shouldn't--Any Time Soon

Writing about green cars can be a challenge. On the one hand, this site attracts many new-car buyers who want to learn more about more fuel-efficient alternatives to what... read more February 8, 2011 by  22


 
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


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

New York And Texas To Join 2011 Chevrolet Volt Launch Markets

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric vehicle will be upon us soon, very soon in fact, but for a few select markets, the Volt will arrive much earlier than... read more July 1, 2010 by 


 
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