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Ford’s Investment in EVs and Hybrids Continues to Surge

Yesterday Ford Motor Co. announced that the company would accelerate investment in electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids.
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Ford, Yahoo! Join in a Reality Effort to Promote New EV

Ford and Yahoo will parter on a new reality show program, Plugged In, that will promote the launch of the automaker’s new Focus…
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Google Helps Drive Electric Ford Focus to Market

We’ve been following along with Ford’s answer to the Nissan Leaf for some time, and not just because we like butterflies.  The all-electric…
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The Chevrolet Volt Fire in Perspective

It was probably only a matter of time before we saw this story: An electric vehicle’s battery pack catches fire, drawing into question…
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IBM Joins EcoGrid EU Renewable Energy-Smart Grid Consortium

IBM's signing on as a member of EcoGrid EU, a consortium of companies that is planning a European Union (EU) smart grid that…
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EV Battery Staple to Be Produced at Geothermal Site

Using a "breakthrough, zero-waste" process that can be incorporated into geothermal power plants, the lithium carbonate, manganese and zinc produced from Simbol's facility…

Ford Develops E-Bike Protoype

Earlier this year, Ford announced its ongoing commitment to vehicle electrification. The automaker will be sticking to expansions in four-wheel offerings, but, surprisingly…
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Germans Embrace Renewable Energy as Nuclear Phase-Out Moves Ahead

Individuals and businesses across Germany are embracing the transition to renewable energy sources as the country moves ahead with its plan to shut…
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DOE Awards $15 Million for Electric Vehicle Adoption Programs

The DOE awarded ~$15 million for 16 projects in 24 states and DC 'to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles across the nation…
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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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Momentum Dynamics: Passive Charging Could Be Key to EV Adoption

Most cities will be installing EV infrastructure in the next year. But according to Momentum Dynamics CEO Andrew Daga, that infrastructure might be…
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Houston to Get the Nation’s First Privately Funded EV Charging Stations

New Jersey-based company, NRG Energy, Inc. is planning a network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Houston. NRG’s website bills the network…
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Chinese Eager for Electric Cars, Survey Shows

Sixty percent of Chinese who own a car or are planning on buying one would consider buying a plug-in hybrid or all-electric vehicle,…
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Getting Cities Ready for Electric Cars

The Rocky Mountain Institute recently announced a new initiative called Project Get Ready (PGR), to help cities prepare for the wave of electric…
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Better Place Starts Electric Vehicle Battery Swap in Japan

News broke early this week that Better Place, the Silicon Valley car-charging infrastructure upstart, is launching the first tests of its battery-swapping scheme…