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Advocacy group takes electric cars to Capitol Hill to inform lawmakers

Advocacy group takes electric cars to Capitol Hill to inform lawmakers

The best way to change perceptions about electric cars is to put novices in the driver's seat—quite literally in this sense. The advocacy group Plug In America went to Capitol Hill recently, with a barrage of plug-in electric and pure battery electric vehicles, in an effort to educate... read more

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'Oil Barrels, 2008' (detail) by Chris Jordan

Forget The Planet: Electric Cars Are Energy Security, Lobbying Group Says

Fresh off our piece yesterday looking at different motivations for buying plug-in cars comes more proof that it's not just early adopters and uber-greens who think driving... read more August 16, 2011 by 8


 
Xenon Difluoride battery

Tomorrow's Power Today? New Battery Is Most Powerful Ever

The electric motor is a great invention, but it's entirely limited by the power that the battery can feed to it, and that power is limited by the amount of energy the battery... read more August 26, 2010 by 17


 
Toyota Prius at US Capitol, by Flickr user Izik

Senate Energy Bill: $$$ for Natural-Gas Vehicles, EVs Get Less

If there's even a chance for the U.S. Congress to pass an energy bill this year, it's going to be a long and tortuous slog. But the first cut at legislation, introduced... read more July 28, 2010 by 0


 
Public Charging Station for electric cars, courtesy Mitsubishi Motors

Washington State To Fit I-5 With EV Charging Stations

I'm on the highway to ... Canada. Yes, Canada, via its southern neighbor, Washington state. Washington state has a plan, and that plan is to build electric vehicle charging... read more July 23, 2010 by 6


 
Bruce Richter drives the 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport

Senate Panel Backs EV Bill; Global EV Initiative Launched

Electric vehicle manufacturers will be energized this week by the news that a bipartisan Senate panel has just given their approval to a proposed plug-in vehicles bill... read more July 23, 2010 by 3


 
1985 Buick Century, Gross Polluter, by Flickr user head36

UPDATE: Senate, House Agree On Cash-For-Clunkers Terms

Late Tuesday night, we reported that the House had passed a bill by Rep. Betty Sutton (D-OH) to institute a "Cash for Clunkers" tax credit scheme. Now the Detroit News and... read more June 12, 2009 by 0


 

 
 

 
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