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UK: Electric cars to create jobs

Liberty Electric Cars, the Oxford-based green car company set up to provide environmentally-friendly luxury and family cars, will be manufacturing the four-by-fours in Northumberland, and will bring £120 million into the area.
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Liberty Electric Cars, the Oxford-based green car company set up to provide environmentally-friendly luxury and family cars, will be manufacturing the four-by-fours in Northumberland, and will bring £120 million into the area.
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USA: KC Considered For Electric Car Plant

– Kansas City appears to be in the running for an electric vehicle assembly plant, which has the potential to bring new jobs and new technology to the metro area.
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– Kansas City appears to be in the running for an electric vehicle assembly plant, which has the potential to bring new jobs and new technology to the metro area.
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USA: Obama promise to convert federal fleet to plug-in hybrids aided by stimulus

When he was running for office, President Obama promised to make half of all cars purchased by the federal government plug-in hybrids or all-electric by 2012.The economic stimulus bill passed last week gives him a shot at making some progress on that promise, according to our colleagues at Politifact.
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When he was running for office, President Obama promised to make half of all cars purchased by the federal government plug-in hybrids or all-electric by 2012.The economic stimulus bill passed last week gives him a shot at making some progress on that promise, according to our colleagues at Politifact.
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USA: Raleigh getting 8 sites to plug in hybrid cars

he city plans to install eight plug-in stations for hybrid-electric vehicles in coming months under a program designed to prepare for a time when a sizable number of people are driving electric cars.
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he city plans to install eight plug-in stations for hybrid-electric vehicles in coming months under a program designed to prepare for a time when a sizable number of people are driving electric cars.
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USA: $25 billion in U.S. funds to promote electric cars is untouched

The Energy Department has $25 billion to make loans to hasten the arrival of the next generation of automotive technology — electric-powered cars. But no money has been allocated so far, even though the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan program, established in 2007, has received applications from 75 companies, including start-ups as well as the three Detroit automakers.
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The Energy Department has $25 billion to make loans to hasten the arrival of the next generation of automotive technology — electric-powered cars. But no money has been allocated so far, even though the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan program, established in 2007, has received applications from 75 companies, including start-ups as well as the three Detroit automakers.
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Nissan Swears Off Hydrogen and Will Only Build Electric Cars

French automaker Renault-Nissan has just confirmed that the company will be shifting all R&D funds from hybrid and hydrogen cars to electric car development according to COO Patrick Pelata.
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French automaker Renault-Nissan has just confirmed that the company will be shifting all R&D funds from hybrid and hydrogen cars to electric car development according to COO Patrick Pelata.
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HongKong: Hong Kong to try new-generation electric car as early as May

It will make Hong Kong the second place in Asia to sign the MoU on the testing of the new-generation electric car known as “i MiEV, ” or Mitsubishi innovative electric vehicle, which was currently being tested in Japan.
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It will make Hong Kong the second place in Asia to sign the MoU on the testing of the new-generation electric car known as “i MiEV, ” or Mitsubishi innovative electric vehicle, which was currently being tested in Japan.
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USA: Do You Realize Plug-Ins Get $5-$10+ Billion in Stimulus Package?

The U.S. government is sending a message to every automaker: If you begin now on what you all say is inevitable — the rapid transition of vehicles to be powered mainly by electricity — we’ll pave the way with up to $7,500 in tax credits for your first 200,000 customers. And U.S. companies will get tax credits for new facilities you build and for battery research you’re invo More

The U.S. government is sending a message to every automaker: If you begin now on what you all say is inevitable — the rapid transition of vehicles to be powered mainly by electricity — we’ll pave the way with up to $7,500 in tax credits for your first 200,000 customers. And U.S. companies will get tax credits for new facilities you build and for battery research you’re invo More

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Denmark: IBM joins Danish electric car project

IBM is joining a Danish research consortium aimed at developing a smart network for electric vehicles (EVs) powered by renewable energy.
The EDISON (Electric Vehicles in a Distributed and Integrated Market using Sustainable Energy and Open Networks) effort already includes Danish energy companies DONG and Oestkraft, along with the Technical University of Denmark, Siemens, software specialist More

IBM is joining a Danish research consortium aimed at developing a smart network for electric vehicles (EVs) powered by renewable energy.
The EDISON (Electric Vehicles in a Distributed and Integrated Market using Sustainable Energy and Open Networks) effort already includes Danish energy companies DONG and Oestkraft, along with the Technical University of Denmark, Siemens, software specialist More

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USA: Raleigh to install plug-in stations for hybrids

Mayor Charles Meeker announced today that Raleigh is one of three U.S. cities that will participate in a program designed to encourage the installation of plug-in stations for hybrid-electric vehicles.
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Mayor Charles Meeker announced today that Raleigh is one of three U.S. cities that will participate in a program designed to encourage the installation of plug-in stations for hybrid-electric vehicles.
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Isreal: Major Electric Car Agreement Signed by 19 Israeli Companies

hrilling Israeli opponents to foreign energy dependence as well as environmentalists across the country, 19 Israeli companies have signed cooperation agreements to test the suitability of electric cars for their company fleets in the first stage of the electric car program of Israeli venture-company Better Place.
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hrilling Israeli opponents to foreign energy dependence as well as environmentalists across the country, 19 Israeli companies have signed cooperation agreements to test the suitability of electric cars for their company fleets in the first stage of the electric car program of Israeli venture-company Better Place.
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China/USA: China-made electric cars to enter US market

Shandong Baoya Vehicle Co., Ltd. received orders from the US this year for the purchase of 4,800 electric cars.
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Shandong Baoya Vehicle Co., Ltd. received orders from the US this year for the purchase of 4,800 electric cars.
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USA: INTERVIEW-Mitsubishi Motors sees return to profit next year

Masuko said, however, that Mitsubishi Motors is revamping its broader strategy to focus more on small and fuel-efficient cars — notably its i-MiEV electric car — and less on bigger vehicles for which global demand has dwindled.
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Masuko said, however, that Mitsubishi Motors is revamping its broader strategy to focus more on small and fuel-efficient cars — notably its i-MiEV electric car — and less on bigger vehicles for which global demand has dwindled.
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USA: Bright Automotive to enter electric-car derby

The Anderson, Ind.-based company is planning on showing off a prototype vehicle in May at the Electric Vehicle Symposium in Norway, according to CEO John Waters. The company raised $17 million in series A funding at th
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The Anderson, Ind.-based company is planning on showing off a prototype vehicle in May at the Electric Vehicle Symposium in Norway, according to CEO John Waters. The company raised $17 million in series A funding at th
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USA; Mitsubishi begins road trials of zero emissions electric car

As part of a data-gathering campaign aimed at studying the feasibility of its electric vehicle project in markets worldwide, Mitsubishi Motors has kicked off the New Zealand trial of the zero-emissions ‘i MiEV*1’ electric vehicle along with local partner Meridian Energy.
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As part of a data-gathering campaign aimed at studying the feasibility of its electric vehicle project in markets worldwide, Mitsubishi Motors has kicked off the New Zealand trial of the zero-emissions ‘i MiEV*1’ electric vehicle along with local partner Meridian Energy.
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USA: The “Electric Vehicle Initiative” to Promote Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles in Florida with the Florida Electric Auto Association

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – (Business Wire) A Florida family is traveling to your hometown this spring (Mid February through the end of March) to show you that 100 plus miles per gallon is a possibility for cars right now. Fed up with waiting for carmakers to show a willingness to give citizens of this country the non-polluting, efficient, electric cars that they want, this mom, dad and teenage daug More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – (Business Wire) A Florida family is traveling to your hometown this spring (Mid February through the end of March) to show you that 100 plus miles per gallon is a possibility for cars right now. Fed up with waiting for carmakers to show a willingness to give citizens of this country the non-polluting, efficient, electric cars that they want, this mom, dad and teenage daug More

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USA; Battery Company Eyes Texas for New Plant

AUSTIN, TX—Austin is a contender as a location for a car battery manufacturing plant being proposed by a newly formed consortium of 20 U.S. battery makers preparing for the nation’s shift to plug-in vehicles.
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AUSTIN, TX—Austin is a contender as a location for a car battery manufacturing plant being proposed by a newly formed consortium of 20 U.S. battery makers preparing for the nation’s shift to plug-in vehicles.
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USA: Austin, San Antonio could join forces in push for clean-tech stimulus cash

The ink is barely dry on the economic stimulus package, but technology companies, business groups and research labs are getting ready to make a dash for the cash — some $43 billion for energy-related programs, including $2 billion to develop advanced battery technology for electric cars.
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The ink is barely dry on the economic stimulus package, but technology companies, business groups and research labs are getting ready to make a dash for the cash — some $43 billion for energy-related programs, including $2 billion to develop advanced battery technology for electric cars.
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China: Chinese province to roll out electric buses with 300-km battery range

Seventy electric buses with double the maximum range of conventional electric cars will go into use in June in northeast China’s Jilin Province, a researcher said Friday.
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Seventy electric buses with double the maximum range of conventional electric cars will go into use in June in northeast China’s Jilin Province, a researcher said Friday.
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USA: Michigan state approves tax credits for GM, Ford battery research

State officials have approved tax incentives that will allow General Motors and Ford to develop and build lithium-ion batteries here in Metro Detroit. The two corporate behemoths will invest tens of millions of dollars and create hundreds of jobs thanks to $61.8 million in tax incentives.
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State officials have approved tax incentives that will allow General Motors and Ford to develop and build lithium-ion batteries here in Metro Detroit. The two corporate behemoths will invest tens of millions of dollars and create hundreds of jobs thanks to $61.8 million in tax incentives.
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China: Chery Debuts First Plug-in Hybrid, Doubles Range of GM’s Volt

The S18 can travel as much as 150 kilometers (93 miles) using just its batteries, Chery said in a statement posted on its Web site yesterday. That compares with a range of 64 kilometers for the Volt, due to go on sale next year.
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The S18 can travel as much as 150 kilometers (93 miles) using just its batteries, Chery said in a statement posted on its Web site yesterday. That compares with a range of 64 kilometers for the Volt, due to go on sale next year.
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World: Intelligent Charging Infrastructure for New Electric Vehicles

Momentum continues for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. BMW is already leasing its freeway speed MiniE. Sports car lovers navigate curving mountain roads in their Tesla Roadsters. Toyota is putting 500 plug-in Priuses into fleet tests this year. Next year, Nissan, Chrysler, BYD, and Ford plan to start taking consumer orders for electric vehicles from cars to vans. T
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Momentum continues for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. BMW is already leasing its freeway speed MiniE. Sports car lovers navigate curving mountain roads in their Tesla Roadsters. Toyota is putting 500 plug-in Priuses into fleet tests this year. Next year, Nissan, Chrysler, BYD, and Ford plan to start taking consumer orders for electric vehicles from cars to vans. T
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China: Chinese auto maker plans to take on giants with electric cars

From its headquarters in south China, BYD Auto is pursuing a project of staggering ambition: To be in the lead as the world’s cars free themselves from their century-old dependence on petrol.
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From its headquarters in south China, BYD Auto is pursuing a project of staggering ambition: To be in the lead as the world’s cars free themselves from their century-old dependence on petrol.
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China: Chery Auto unveils first self-made electric car

The model, known as S18, is capable of going as far as 150 kilometers on electricity when fully charged, with a maximum speed of 120 kilometres per hour
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The model, known as S18, is capable of going as far as 150 kilometers on electricity when fully charged, with a maximum speed of 120 kilometres per hour
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USA: State grant could jump start electric car industry in New Castle

The grant will be used to train the workers in assembling and handling high-power electric components. It is the first step toward establishing an electric vehicle industry in Delaware, according to Gov. Jack Markell’s office.
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The grant will be used to train the workers in assembling and handling high-power electric components. It is the first step toward establishing an electric vehicle industry in Delaware, according to Gov. Jack Markell’s office.
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USA; ZAP Cheers Electric Car Tax Credits in Stimulus Act

Officials from ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP) say the Stimulus Act signed into law by President Barack Obama yesterday carries a provision in which buyers of its electric cars and trucks can receive a 10 percent tax credit up to $2,500.
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Officials from ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP) say the Stimulus Act signed into law by President Barack Obama yesterday carries a provision in which buyers of its electric cars and trucks can receive a 10 percent tax credit up to $2,500.
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USA: Ford Gets $55 Million EV Tax Credit

Ford Motor Company announced today that they received a $55 million Michigan state tax incentive for work on battery and EV development. The refundable tax credit was awarded through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and their new Michigan Advanced Battery Credits initiative.
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Ford Motor Company announced today that they received a $55 million Michigan state tax incentive for work on battery and EV development. The refundable tax credit was awarded through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and their new Michigan Advanced Battery Credits initiative.
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USA: City CarShare Partners in Newsom’s Green Vehicle Showcase

oday, City CarShare (CCS) is participating in Mayor Newsom’s Green Vehicle Showcase that will highlight the next generation of environmentally responsible vehicles. CCS is providing a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that will be part of the display as well as available to CCS members to use for their transportation needs
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oday, City CarShare (CCS) is participating in Mayor Newsom’s Green Vehicle Showcase that will highlight the next generation of environmentally responsible vehicles. CCS is providing a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that will be part of the display as well as available to CCS members to use for their transportation needs
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USA: S.F. unveils electric car charging stations

The City of San Francisco unveiled three new electric car charging stations at City Hall, Wednesday, that car-share services can use to power their cars.
Public charging stations will be available to City CarShare and ZipCar vehicles as well as the plug-in hybrid cars now part of San Francisco’s municipal fleet.
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The City of San Francisco unveiled three new electric car charging stations at City Hall, Wednesday, that car-share services can use to power their cars.
Public charging stations will be available to City CarShare and ZipCar vehicles as well as the plug-in hybrid cars now part of San Francisco’s municipal fleet.
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China: Beijing to offer Cash Rebates for Cleaner Cars

Basically, the plan called for banning high-polluting cars from the roads at least one day a week. Those caught driving high-polluting vehicles within the city’s Fifth Ring Road would be fined about $15. The plan also included $3,600 for drivers that offered to give up their cars in 2009.
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Basically, the plan called for banning high-polluting cars from the roads at least one day a week. Those caught driving high-polluting vehicles within the city’s Fifth Ring Road would be fined about $15. The plan also included $3,600 for drivers that offered to give up their cars in 2009.
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