May 2012

Washington State gets 8 new DC fast charge stations

May 31, 2012
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Electric Highway becoming a reality – north of California Washington State’s Department of Transportation announced the opening of 10 new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, eight of which feature DC fast chargers. The ten new stations include seven along Interstate 5 and three on US Highway 2. DC fast charge locations include Bellingham, Burlington, Tumwater, […]

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Ecotality files suit against California PUC

May 30, 2012

Seeks halt to statewide infrastructure plan ECOtality, the company behind the slow moving EV Project, has filed suit against the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to halt the implementation of the recently agreed upon development of a statewide infrastructure plan for the state of California. Even though ECOtality isn’t really making much headway on their […]

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Nissan e-NV200 is official

May 26, 2012
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Nissan’s electric van to be produced in Spain Nissan has confirmed the production of the e-NV200 in Barcelona, Spain in the 2013 Fiscal Year. Nissan’s fiscal year begins in April, so production could begin any time after that. The Spanish plant will be the sole manufacturer of the vehicle for global consumption. Based on the […]

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Go big or go home

May 24, 2012
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Super rich get their EV toy also Elon Musk has got nothin’ on Mate Rimac. Mr. Rimac, the founder and CEO of Rimac Automobili has created the Concept One electric vehicle (EV) that you see above. Why settle for the merely sleek, when you can have the sublimely sensous? Introduced to the world at the […]

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Tesla announces Model S deliveries next month

May 22, 2012
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The problem with a 300 mile Tesla S Tesla announced today that their Model S will be delivered to retail customers a month from today. Which means that the mainstream press will be all over the Tesla’s 300 mile range as their focal point (never mind that it only costs $97,900 for the Signature Performance […]

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Does better place deliver on its name?

May 20, 2012
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Isreali/California based company focuses on sustainable transportation Shai Agassi is a young wealthy man, born and educated in Israel but creating his wealth as a software entrepreneur in California. He sold his first company to SAP, a business management applications company, in his early 30’s for $400 million. After creating and developing two companies ultimately sold […]

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Nissan submits NV200 EV to more real world testing

May 18, 2012
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Third evaluation to include more vehicles In July of last year we reported that Nissan gave the Japanese Postal Service a Nissan NV200 EV for testing in a two month evaluation. This was Nissan’s first real-world look at how the van would behave in the wild. In December, we followed up with another article as […]

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It may not be a LEAF, but it’s a move in the right direction

May 17, 2012

San Diego Air Pollution Control District to offer subsidized electric lawn mowers Apparently, for twelve years now, one has been able to trade in their used but functioning gasoline lawn mower for a reduced price brand new electric lawn mower, thanks to the San Diego Air Pollution Control District (SDAPCD). Who knew? The 13th annual […]

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LEAF shows off efficiency in Canada

May 15, 2012
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Canadian journalist group showcases green automobiles A group of Canadian journalists gathered to drive 23 fuel efficient vehicles from Brighton to London, Ontario, Canada to highlight the potential of green automotive technology. The vehicles ranged from the merely fuel efficient (Fiat 500, Mazda 3 SKYACTIV) through diesel (Volkswagen Passat TDI Clean Diesel), Hybrid (Hyundai Sonata […]

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Why should I buy a LEAF instead of a Focus Electric?

May 14, 2012
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Is there an advantage? The world is full of conflict, confusion and contradiction. Sometimes, we just want a simple answer, but it seems elusive. Just last week a friend of ours asked – why should I buy a LEAF instead of a Focus Electric? Let’s take a look at these two cars. First and foremost, […]

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