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  • DOE Secretary Chu Still Sees 1 Million EVs By 2016

    DOE Secretary Chu Still Sees 1 Million EVs By 2016

    By James M. Amend, Ward’s Auto, Feb. 1 2013 WASHINGTON ‚Äì U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Stephen Chu says the Obama Admin. continues to believe it will reach its goal of putting 1 million electrified vehicles on the nation’s roads by 2016, despite another year of dismal sales for the cars. “It’s ambitious, but let’s see what happens,” Chu tells reporters on the sidelines of the Washington Auto Show. Read more…

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  • Ford joins Daimler, Nissan to develop fuel cell vehicles

    Ford joins Daimler, Nissan to develop fuel cell vehicles

    by Tom Krisher, Associated Press, Jan. 28 2013 Three automakers have banded together in an attempt to get fuel cell vehicles on the road faster. Ford, Nissan and Daimler said today they have signed a 3-way agreement for joint development of a common fuel system which they anticipate will enable them to put affordable, mass market fuel cell electric vehicles on the road as early as 2017. Read more…

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  • Young still excited by autos that reflect Green concerns, connectivity – survey

    Young still excited by autos that reflect Green concerns, connectivity – survey

    by Neil Winton, Detroit News, Jan. 20 2013 You can’t have a conversation with any group in the automotive industry without a shaking of heads and sad looks agreeing, that, yes, the young are just not interested in cars anymore. But that’s not true, according to a new survey from management consultants McKinsey & Co. Read more…

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  • In Detroit, Automakers Take Strides Toward New Obama Standards

    In Detroit, Automakers Take Strides Toward New Obama Standards

    by Tim McDonnell, ClimateDesk.org, Jan. 17th 2013 Alan Baum has to shout into the phone for me to hear him over the cacophony of the Detroit Auto Show, which opened Monday. Around him, thousands of journalists swarm from one new car to the next, lights flash, DJs spin, and the cream of the world’s automotive crop glistens. “A lot of show and not a lot of substance,” Baum, an industry analyst, jokes. Just to look around at the “performance” cars [...]

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  • Cadillac reveals new battery-powered ELR

    Cadillac reveals new battery-powered ELR

    by Tyrel Linkhorn, Toledo Blade, Jan. 16th, 2013 DETROIT — Cadillac, a company that in its golden day put V-16 engines into exquisitely long cars, will soon build a plug-in electric that shares technology with the divisively green Chevrolet Volt. Cadillac revealed its 2014 ELR on Tuesday at the North American International Auto Show. The extended-range electric coupe can go about 35 miles using battery power only. Using its 1.4-liter gas engine, General Motors says the car can cover 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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