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Plug-In Electric Car Incentives Not Working? Report Slams 'Mainstream Market Bias'

Plug-In Electric Car Incentives Not Working? Report Slams 'Mainstream Market Bias'

"What if we're going about this the wrong way?" Federal, state, and local officials are working to encourage the adoption of plug-in electric cars, whose U.S. sales almost doubled last year against those of 2012. But their efforts may suffer from a fatal flaw, according to a new paper published in... read more

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2012 Nissan Leaf Taxi in Sao Paulo

Bhutan Mulls Turning All Taxis Into Nissan Leaf Electric Cars

Several cities are considering using Nissan Leaf electric cars as taxis, but no place has yet replaced every single taxi with the battery-electric hatchback. Soon, that may... read more December 7, 2013 by


 
Electric power plant outside Ithaca, New York

Pricing Carbon Emissions? Bring It On, Say Some Large Companies

It seems many large companies are willing to pay a price for their emissions. A new report by environmental data company CDP found that at least 29 companies--including the... read more December 6, 2013 by


 
Gas gauge

Why Gas Mileage In Canada Is Very Different

Your mileage may vary from the published estimates, as all drivers know. But it turns out it may vary more in Canada, whose fuel-efficiency ratings are higher than those from... read more December 2, 2013 by


 
DOE Alternative Fueling Station Locator iPhone app screenshot

Finding Alternative Fueling Stations? DoE Has An App For That

Apparently there's an app for everything--including finding a place to fill up or recharge your alternative-fuel vehicle. The U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fueling... read more November 13, 2013 by


 
2012 Nissan Leaf in the autumn outside Ottawa, Ontario, Canada [photo: Ricardo Borba]

Grading Canada's Progress In Plug-In Electric Cars So Far

Modern electric cars went on sale three years ago, and now we're starting to see assessments of their progress from a variety of perspectives. Last year, WWF Canada (the... read more November 11, 2013 by


 
Nissan Leaf electric car with eVgo quick charging station. [courtesy eVgo]

Eight States With Big ZEV Plans Meet With Automakers, Feds

Recently, the governors of eight states pledged to cooperate toward putting 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on their roads by 2025. Now, representatives of those eight... read more November 11, 2013 by


 
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Will Quebec Join California, Oregon As Electric-Car Pioneers?

Today, California buys the largest number of plug-in electric cars by far of any North American state or province. But the many civic benefits of electric cars--from zero... read more November 7, 2013 by


 
Polar Charging Post and Nissan Leaf

3.3 Million Zero-Emission Vehicles By 2025? Eight Governors Pledge Action

Last Thursday, the governors of eight [blue] states pledged to cooperate toward a goal of putting 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on their roads by 2025. The cooperative... read more October 28, 2013 by


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

Gas Tax Unchanged For 20 Years Today; Road Costs, However...

Taxes on gasoline and diesel make up 85 percent of the revenue flowing into the United States' transportation spending account, but that may change. Soon, the gas tax may not... read more October 1, 2013 by


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt in Venice, California [photo: Chris Williams]

CA Governor Brown Signs Six Bills To Promote Plug-In Electric Cars

California Governor Jerry Brown marked National Plug-In Day by signing six bills to promote electric cars. The new laws created by these bills will enact or extend a variety... read more September 30, 2013 by


 
2009 Fisker Karma prototype

Energy Department To Sell Its Fisker Loan: Kickstarter, Anyone?

That sound you heard yesterday was the other shoe dropping. The U.S. Department of Energy is offering its loan to Fisker Automotive for sale to the highest bidder, with a... read more September 18, 2013 by


 
Tesla owners & supporters gather in Statehouse in Austin to support company [photo: John Griswell]

New York Auto Dealers Try To Make Registering Tesla Stores Illegal: BREAKING

Well, this is a new tactic we haven't seen before in the fight between franchised auto dealers and Tesla Motors, the Silicon Valley electric-car startup. A pair of bills in... read more June 21, 2013 by 71


 
'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Elon Musk arrives in a Tesla Roadster

Tesla Repays $465-Million DoE Loan, Chrysler Bites Back At Claim

Ah, politics. Yesterday, Tesla paid off the balance of its U.S. government loan, using proceeds from its $1 billion-plus offering of stock and warrants last week, as CEO Elon... read more May 23, 2013 by 19


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

Free Electric-Car Charging Illegal On Municipal Property In NY State

You might think that installing a charging station for plug-in electric cars shouldn't be that complicated. It's essentially an electric appliance. But in the city of... read more April 30, 2013 by 4


 
Barack Obama

Obama Administration To Add 10,000 Hybrids To Government Fleet

President Barack Obama may not achieve his goal of 1 million plug-in electric cars on U.S. roads by the end of 2015. But his administration continues to try to green the U.S... read more April 25, 2013 by 6


 

 
 

 
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