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car2go Finishes 1st Year Of EV Carsharing In San Diego, Adds 30 Charging Stations

Published on December 1st, 2012 | by

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car2go (which is part of Daimler North America Corporation) has just finished its first full year in San Diego (its home base). car2go is North America’s first all-electric carsharing service. Some stats from the smart fortwo electric daddy: “Since the launch of car2go in San Diego in November 2011, more than 12,500 people have registered as members of […] read more

Toyota: $5,000 Off Prius Plug-in

Published on November 28th, 2012 | by

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In an effort to boost its 2013 Prius Plug-In Hybrid sales, Toyota is reportedly offering discounts (or “financing funds”) of up to $5,000 on the PHEVs. There’s also a deal for regular Prius Hybrids, worth up to $4,000. In addition, buyers can get 0% interest rates for the first 60 months of ownership. Sounds pretty […] read more

Honda To Sell & Produce Insight & Fit Hybrid In China

Published on November 28th, 2012 | by

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It’s no secret — China’s automobile ownership is booming. The best the country can do to avert ecological catastrophe as a result of that is get more drivers into clean electric cars. Hybrid electric vehicles aren’t the ideal clean vehicle, but they’re better than nothing. So, with a little bit of pleasure (but not a […] read more

Porsche Cayenne PHEV Coming In 2014

Published on November 28th, 2012 | by

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When I see Porsche or Ferrari electric vehicles, for some reason, I think, “Wow, that is awesome!” (Oh yeah, that’s because they are awesome.) Not only are they awesome because these vehicles are beauties of human workmanship and care, but also because such cars will inspire more people to love electric vehicles. It opens people’s […] read more

GE Purchases Thousands Of Ford Plug-in Hybrids

Published on November 24th, 2012 | by

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  General Electric (GE) has agreed to purchase thousands of Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrids, a month after the car was released, making this Ford’s largest sale of plug-in hybrids to date. Ford this month confirmed that it will deliver 2,000 C-Max Energi plug-in hybrids to GE’s corporate fleet. According to BusinessGreen, this may be a “major […] read more

Toyota’s Scion iQ EV Joins Car-Sharing Craze

Published on October 18th, 2012 | by

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A new electric vehicle from Toyota, the he 2013 Scion iQ EV, is going to be used for urban and campus car-sharing programs. This is a battery-electric car with 4 seats that is aimed at urban commuters. About 90 of the vehicles will go to car-sharing fleets, to start. “The iQ EV features Toyota’s newly developed high-output […] read more

Cadillac ELR, Based Off Chevy Volt, To Roll Out In 2013

Published on October 18th, 2012 | by

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GM is developing a Cadillac version of the Chevy Volt, and word is that it will hit the market in late 2013. “Much has been written about the Cadillac ELR, formerly known as the Cadillac Converj concept. It is known that the Chevy Volt Voltec drivetrain will serve as a basis for the Cadillac ELR, but […] read more

Coda To You: Please Take 10,000 Miles Of Free Fuel (… If You Buy Our Car This Month)

Published on October 18th, 2012 | by

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One of the leading electric car companies in the world, CODA Automotive, just announced a new offer for Californian customers. It’ll give you 10,000 miles of free fuel when you purchase its new 2012 CODA in October. “With gas prices this high in California, this is the perfect opportunity to spell out the extremely low […] read more

New Fast-Charging “Combo” Coupler Standard

Published on October 15th, 2012 | by

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A new technical standard for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and electric vehicles (EV) has been approved and just published today by SAE International, “a global association of more than 133,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries.” The SAE International standard is a huge step forward for EV and PHEV charging. […] read more

EV Supercar Exagon Furtive eGT Will Be On Sale In 2013

Published on October 15th, 2012 | by

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I’m not a big fan of supercars, to be honest, but you can’t not report on them, especially when there are announcements about such cars going on sale! Here’s news from Gas2 regarding the Exagon Furtive eGT supercar going on sale next year: Pure electric cars may not have a lot of buyers among the common […] read more

Tesla Motors Gets $10 Million from California

Published on October 15th, 2012 | by

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Tesla Motors is an EV, tech, and US entrepreneurial superstar. It’s amazing what it has achieved to dat, and projection are that it will achieve a ton more. However, it’s worth noting that governmental assistance to the EV company has been instrumental in its success. And as Gas2 notes below, this support keeps on rolling: […] read more

New Lowest Roadworthy Car In The World Is An EV — Mirai

Published on October 15th, 2012 | by

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The newest Guinness world record holder for “Lowest Roadworthy Car in the World” is an electric vehicle. The Mirai (which means “future” in Japanese) rises just 45.2 cm (17.79 in) off the ground. It’s also got a Jetson-like look. The EV runs on 6 main batteries and was the product of students and teachers of The Automobile Engineering Course […] read more

Electric Kia Soul Could Be On Market In 2014

Published on October 15th, 2012 | by

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Yet another electric vehicle in the works — the electric Kia Soul. Here are the details and some commentary from Gas2: The rise of Hyundai and Kia is one of the greatest automotive triumphs of the past decade, as the Korean automakers went from bad to better to among the best in the industry. So […] read more

New Easy-to-Install & Movable Home EV Charging Station

Published on October 15th, 2012 | by

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AeroVironment today announced a new, home EV charging station that is both easy to install and movable (picture below). This new “EVSE-RS Plug-In” is actually an expansion of the company’s popular EVSE-RS home charging product line. The EV charging station is for a 240-volt outlet — it can just plug right into one. So, absolutely no need […] read more

Fisker Raises $100 Million More for Karma Production & Marketing

Published on October 10th, 2012 | by

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Fisker Automotive hasn’t been quite as successful as Tesla Motors, and it’s run into a handful of problems to date. But it’s still rolling. And aside from getting Justin Bieber, Sean Kingston, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Cee Lo Green behind the driver’s wheel, it has also just completed another $100 million in private funding for its […] read more