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Toyota Sets Electric Vehicle Lap Record at The Nürburgring

When auto makers get serious about developing a performance car, they invariably take a trip to Germany’s fabled test track, the Nürburgring Nordschleife,…
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Volvo & Siemens Kick Off EV Partnership

This week the Volvo announced a strategic partnership with Siemens to work on the development of electrical drive technology, charging technology, and battery…
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Aptera in Need of Wings: Company Refunds All Customer Deposits

Hot on the heels of the meltdown of Green Vehicles, yet another electric vehicle start-up is showing signs that it may not make…
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Hundreds of EV Drivers Urge Costco to Keep Chargers

Plug In America, a very vocal, electric vehicle (“EV”) advocacy group, has issued an “action alert” to its members, after Costco Corporation announced…
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Ford Announces Plan to Sell Rooftop Solar Panels with Electric Vehicles

Auto companies with electric vehicle offerings are increasingly taking the opportunity to build links between their vehicles and renewable energy. Perhaps in response…
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BBC’s Top Gear Laughs at Nissan LEAF’s Expense

I’m going to make an assertion here. Any car enthusiast is, by definition, a fan of the BBC show Top Gear. Unless of…
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New CAFE Standards: Is 54.5 MPG by 2025 Really Enough?

Last week, the Obama administration made a dramatic announcement that unfortunately got lost in all the hoopla over the debt ceiling and the…
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Solar Powered EV Chargers Keep SolarCity One Step Ahead of the Pack

As competition in the residential solar power installation field revs up to a high pitch, solar industry giant SolarCity is looking to the…
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GM Demonstrates Strong Commitment to Solar Energy

General Motors made two announcements this week, both indicating a strong commitment by the company to solar energy. On Thursday – GM Ventures…
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Mission Motors Electric Superbike Sails Past the Competition

We’ve covered San Francisco-based startup Mission Motors on several occasions over the past couple of years. The electric vehicle company earned its reputation…
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Enterprise Holdings Rolls Out Largest Electric Vehicle Rental Fleet

Last week, the National Summit on Energy Security took place in Washington DC. Government, military and business leaders gathered to address America’s reliance…
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Will Electric Cars Require We Deal With “Lithium Dictators”?

In January, I wrote a piece for Triple Pundit prompted by President Obama’s State of the Union address, in which he outlined a…
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Supply (Not Demand) Explains Sales Differences Between LEAF and Volt

Sales figures for the Nissan LEAF and the Chevrolet Volt are being closely watched. Since both cars represent a new breed of vehicle,…
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FedEx More than Doubles Its Fleet of Electric Vehicles

Last week, FedEx announced the addition of 24 new all-electric vehicles to its fleet, bringing its total of all-electric vehicles up to 43.…
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Leading the Charge for Electric Cars at Apartment Complexes

Here’s another amenity coming soon to an apartment complex near you: electric vehicle charging stations. Car Charging Group and Equity Residential have teamed…