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CAN CALIFORNIA CHARGE AHEAD TO ONE MILLION EVS WITHIN 10 YEARS?

Just how much can putting one million electric vehicles (EVs) on the road in California save lives, cut consumer bills, and boost the green economy? That’s the question being answered by the Charge Ahead California campaign, a new initiative launched today by a coalition of environmental and public health groups led by the Natural Resources Defense More Info »

ELIMINATING UNEXPLAINED TRAFFIC JAMS

If integrated into adaptive cruise-control systems, a new algorithm could mitigate the type of freeway backup that seems to occur for no reason. Everybody’s experienced it: a miserable backup on the freeway, which you think must be caused by an accident or construction, but which at some point thins out for no apparent reason. Such More Info »

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NISSAN LEAF TAKES #1 SPOT BACK FROM CHEVY VOLT

I just published a full wrap-up of US electric vehicle sales up till the end of September. However, a few specific stories seemed worth highlighting in separate posts. For example, this constant changing of places at #1 that is occurring between the Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Volt is quite interesting. For the 5th month this year, More Info »

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$2 BILLION FOR CLEANER VEHICLES IN CALIFORNIA

California Governor Jerry Brown earlier this week signed measure AB 8 into law, legislation that provides $2 billion for incentives to encourage the purchasing of whole fleets of clean and low-carbon vehicles such as trucks, buses, and cars. It also provides incentives for the purchasing of cleaner construction equipment, and for consumers to buy the More Info »

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Sept 30-Oct 3, PLUG-IN 2013 CONFERENCE & EXPOSITION

What’s Next for the Electric Highway? What: At a time when plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) sales are accelerating, but questions remain about technology costs, market evolution, consumer education and infrastructure development, the Plug-In 2013 Conference & Exposition will bring together industry stakeholders to focus on real data, real-world reporting and an analysis of what’s next for the electric More Info »

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HOT TOPICS FOR EV MANUFACTURERS: “TESLA,” “CARBON CREDITS” & “CHINA”

The hottest topics in the EV world are, or are soon going to be, “Tesla,” “Carbon Credits” and “China.” According to recent statistics from the Environmental Protection Agency, 28% of US Greenhouse gas emissions now come from the transportation sector. This figure is expected to get worse. The carbon credit system was devised to control More Info »