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  • Electric Vehicle Deployment ‚Äì Where Should We Be Today?

    Electric Vehicle Deployment – Where Should We Be Today?

    by Tali Trigg Scientific American February 20, 2013 Electric vehicles (EVs) have come under siege in the media in the past two years, with several observers pointing to shortcomings like driving range, performance in cold weather and resale value as indicators of their imminent demise. Do we know for sure that EVs will overcome all these challenges? No. But we are seeing impressive year-on-year sales, declining battery costs, a decarbonizing power sector, and cities around the world committed to reducing [...]

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  • Tesla/NY Times Factual Dispute Reveals Different Truth

    Tesla/NY Times Factual Dispute Reveals Different Truth

    by Max Baumhefner Natural Resources Defense Council February 16, 2013 Over the past few days, a debate has unfolded between the start-up electric vehicle company, Telsa, and the New York Times on the subject of a test drive that ended with the car running out of juice. Telsa has released data logs that undercut the reporter’s account, the newspaper is standing by the story, and a group of Tesla owners is hitting the road to prove the Times wrong. Putting [...]

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  • Electric Car Sales to Double in 2013

    Electric Car Sales to Double in 2013

    by Anton Wahlman The Street February 4, 2013 Sales of plug-in electric and hybrid cars in the U.S. basically tripled in 2012, from little over 17,000 cars to little over 50,000 cars… Whatever the number will be in 2013, it will be a lot higher than it was in 2012, and in 2014 it will be higher still. I can guarantee it. Read more…

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  • The Greenest Month Ever: Hybrids Race Ahead

    The Greenest Month Ever: Hybrids Race Ahead

    by Daniel Gross Columnist The Daily Beast December 4, 2012 November 2012 may not have been the best month for sales of cars in recent memory. Some 1.14 million cars were sold in the month. Analysts expect about 14.4 million cars will be sold in the U.S. this year, and that sales will rise again in 2013. That’s an impressive comeback, but it doesn’t approach the sales levels of 2007. But it is most likely to be the best month [...]

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  • The path to 54.5 MPG need not be painful

    The path to 54.5 MPG need not be painful

    by Phyllis Cuttino Guest Opinion The Detroit News October 26, 2012 Carmakers in Detroit and beyond deserve high praise for making remarkable progress against a persistent challenge in the automobile age: how to squeeze more power from less fuel. Today’s array of smart, fast, safe and fuel-efficient cars of various sizes save consumers money at the pump, reduce our dependence on the volatile global oil market, cut tailpipe pollution, and raise the bar on technology innovation and competitive success across [...]

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  • Obama’s Best-Kept Secrets

    Obama’s Best-Kept Secrets

    by Thomas L. Friedman New York Times October 20, 2012 …As for Obama’s doubling of vehicle mileage by 2025, led by his Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation, it’s already driving more innovation in Detroit, as each car company figures out how it will improve mileage by 5 percent every year. The auto industry’s main newspaper, “Automotive News, used to be a sad collection of stories of failing dealerships and excess inventory,” notes Hal Harvey, the chief executive of [...]

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