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South Korea Wants More Electric-Car Charging Stations

South Korea Wants More Electric-Car Charging Stations

South Korea electric-car sales have been helped significantly by government subsidies both national and local, but there's still much room for improvement. That's because despite these subsidies, just 850 plug-in cars were sold in South Korea in 2014, leaving the country with around 1,800 on its... read more

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G7 leaders in Krun, Germany. White House photo by Pete Souza.

Fossil Fuel Use Must Plummet By 2050, End By 2100: G7 Meeting

This past week, the Group of Seven (G7) world leaders met in Germany for the group's 41st annual summit. Needless to say, much was discussed, from the threat of international... read more June 13, 2015 by 


 
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Agriculture Department To Spend $100 Million For E15 Ethanol 'Blender Pumps'

Ethanol has had something of a fall from grace over the last decade. Increasing amounts of ethanol must be blended into the U.S. gasoline supply to comply with the Renewable... read more June 12, 2015 by 


 
Traffic in China

Beijing Adds Another Electric-Car Incentive: Rush-Hour Access To Any Road

To get more of its residents to switch to electric cars, the Chinese capital of Beijing has not only offered incentives, but also privileges. When the city severely... read more June 3, 2015 by 


 
Non-ethanol gasoline pump

EPA Proposes Lower Increases For Ethanol In Gasoline

In 2007, the Federal government created the Renewable Fuels Standard, requiring increased amounts of corn-based ethanol and advanced biofuels to be blended into the nation's... read more June 1, 2015 by 


 
Fast Charging 2011 Nissan Leaf

Electric Vehicles Come Out Ahead Of Gas Cars On Taxes--Except In Two States: FURTHER UPDATE

Several states have adopted or proposed special taxes and fees for electric-car drivers. which are supposed to make up for lost revenue from taxes on the fuel their drivers... read more May 27, 2015 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive  -  First Drive, May 2014

Connecticut Electric-Car Incentives Unveiled, Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars Included

Connecticut can now count itself among the cadre of states offering incentives for the purchase of new plug-in electric cars. And the name of its incentive program gets right... read more May 22, 2015 by 


 
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Why Higher Gas Taxes Would Have Been Best Way To Save Fuel

It's now a widely-accepted tenet of today's U.S. political landscape: You just can't come out and advocate for higher taxes. For any purpose, under any circumstances, no... read more May 15, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Electric Cars: What's Needed To Eliminate Gasoline, Diesel In 25 Years

More than four years after the first modern electric cars went on sale in significant numbers, concerted efforts by carmakers, governments, and assorted advocates have... read more May 11, 2015 by 


 
Mahindra e2o electric car

Indian Government Adds Electric-Car Purchase Incentives To Boost Sales

Government incentives have been vital to electric-car adoption in the many countries that have enacted them so far. Offering cash or tax reductions for buying electric cars... read more May 6, 2015 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

Washington State Loves Electric Cars, But Gets Very Few: Here's Why

When it comes to states friendly to electric cars, Washington is pretty close to the top. It has one of the highest percentages of registered plug-in electric cars in the... read more April 29, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Getting More Electric Cars On Roads Faster: Recommendations From NRC

Government incentives and support programs have been helpful to the proliferation of electric cars, but a new report says there remains more to be done. In a report released... read more April 24, 2015 by 


 
Ashley Horvat, photo courtesy of Oregon Department of Transportation

Oregon's Electric-Car Czar Heads For PlugShare After 5 Years

For the past couple of years, Oregon has been unique among the states that promote electric cars. That's because it created a position within its Department of Transportation... read more April 22, 2015 by 


 
British Columbia   [image: Wikimedia Commons]

British Columbia Brings Back Electric-Car Purchase Rebates

Yesterday, the Province of British Columbia announced the return of its Clean Energy Vehicle (CEV) incentive program, effective April 1. The program's return was the... read more March 24, 2015 by 


 
Diesel taxis in London (Image by Flickr user Lars Ploughmann, used under CC license)

UK Auto Industry Backs Diesel After Parking Surcharge In London Neighborhood

Diesel cars have dominated Europe for decades, but recently a major backlash against them has started to brew. Politicians and advocacy groups in several European countries... read more March 12, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai

How Many Hydrogen Cars For Northeast U.S.? 10,000 In 10 Years, Plan Says

California is already home to the nation's sole hydrogen fueling infrastructure, and funds are in place to build more such stations over the next few years. That's why the... read more February 24, 2015 by 


 

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