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  • Are We at the Electric Car’s Tipping Point?

    Are We at the Electric Car’s Tipping Point?

    by Daniel Gross The Daily Beast June 1, 2013 Tesla’s making money, sales have doubled, and prices for plug-ins and hybrids are coming down in a big way. Is this the green market’s Model T moment? Read more…

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  • Onshoring EV Components: Motors, Batteries for Advanced Vehicles Now Made in USA

    Onshoring EV Components: Motors, Batteries for Advanced Vehicles Now Made in USA

    by Roger Kerson, May 8, 2013 Two years ago, reports EV World, the land next to GM’s White Marsh transmission plant just north of Baltimore was an open, grassy field. Today, it’s the site of the first plant in the U.S. built specifically to supply electric motors for electric vehicles.  The new 110,000 square-foot facility will supply the motors to power the Chevy Spark, a low-volume model that will go on sale later this summer in California and Oregon. The [...]

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  • Better fuel economy matters to more US consumers, survey finds

    Better fuel economy matters to more US consumers, survey finds

    by Mark Clayton The Christian Science Monitor April 29, 2013 America’s transition is well under way to higher mileage standards and to vehicles that sip rather than slurp gasoline, with manufacturers and consumers both supporting the shift, according to new research by the Consumer Federation of America. •A large majority of Americans support the higher fuel-economy standards approved by Congress and amplified by the Obama administration. Today’s consumers say they expect the next vehicle they buy to get many more [...]

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  • U.S.-Built Electric Cars To Get U.S.-Made Battery Cells Too

    U.S.-Built Electric Cars To Get U.S.-Made Battery Cells Too

    by John Voelcker Green Car Reports April 23, 2013 While the number of plug-in electric cars built in the U.S. is steadily increasing, the lithium-ion cells in their batteries have mostly come from overseas… Now comes a report that Korean cell maker LG Chem will start producing cells at its Holland, Michigan, plant in the second half of this year. Read more…

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  • Auto Makers Take Systems Approach to Fuel Economy, Emissions Reduction

    Auto Makers Take Systems Approach to Fuel Economy, Emissions Reduction

    by Byron Pope Wards Auto April 17, 2013 DETROIT ‚Äì Looming global regulations calling for increased fuel economy and reduced emissions have auto makers thinking outside the box in developing high-tech powertrain solutions. Long-term strategies differ to some degree, but auto makers and suppliers on hand for a panel discussion here all say they are approaching the challenge from a total-systems perspective. Read more…

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  • Detroit’s Green Leap Forward Pulls In to New York Auto Show

    Detroit’s Green Leap Forward Pulls In to New York Auto Show

    by Daniel Gross, Daily Beast, March 29 2013 Can efficiency drive U.S. automakers back to the top? Watch out, Prius. A look at the Big Three’s impressive lineup of new fuel-sipping models shows the innovations pushing the comeback. On the dashboard of the Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, there’s a screen that shows a vine with a bunch of leaves on it. Punch the accelerator too aggressively, or slam on the brakes too rapidly, and the leaves began to fall [...]

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