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Mitsubishi Drops Electric i-MiEV Price By $6,130 | PluginCars.com

Good news for the i-MiEVlovers out there. Mitsubishi will announce pricing for the 2014 year model either today or Wednesday, depending on when it gets the info from Japan. The price will be “thousands” less than the 2012 model, Roger Yasukawa, manager of product communications for Mitsubishi Motors North America, told PluginCars.com. The 2012 model sells for $29,900 before incentives.

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Good news for the i-MiEVlovers out there. Mitsubishi will announce pricing for the 2014 year model either today or Wednesday, depending on when it gets the info from Japan. The price will be “thousands” less than the 2012 model, Roger Yasukawa, manager of product communications for Mitsubishi Motors North America, told PluginCars.com. The 2012 model sells for $29,900 before incentives.

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PressTV – US sailors sue Japan’s TEPCO over radiation sickness

Several dozen US Navy sailors and Marines who conducted aid and rescue operations in earthquake and tsunami ravaged Japan, carried out their international aid duties during a nuclear meltdown. The affected Naval personnel have filed a lawsuit against Tokyo Electric Power Company, (TEPCO) for serious health problems; half of those suing TEPCO have cancer.

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Several dozen US Navy sailors and Marines who conducted aid and rescue operations in earthquake and tsunami ravaged Japan, carried out their international aid duties during a nuclear meltdown. The affected Naval personnel have filed a lawsuit against Tokyo Electric Power Company, (TEPCO) for serious health problems; half of those suing TEPCO have cancer.

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Current Motor Debuts Ultra-Sustainable Mini-Fleets of Electric Super Scooters Docked to a Solar Charging Station

Solar-powered EVs designed for business, campus, event and municipal use

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Current Motor, a Michigan-based electric vehicle development and manufacturing company that has developed best-in-class electric Super Scooters, today announced its first-to-market mini-fleet offering of four Super Scooters docked to a mobile, solar charging station.

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Solar-powered EVs designed for business, campus, event and municipal use

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Current Motor, a Michigan-based electric vehicle development and manufacturing company that has developed best-in-class electric Super Scooters, today announced its first-to-market mini-fleet offering of four Super Scooters docked to a mobile, solar charging station.

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2014 Honda Accord Plug-In: no regrets

Here’s another car the US market will get, but not the Canadian one. Should we be disappointed?
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Michel Deslauriers AutoGO Published on 2013/12/17

Plug-in hybrids are a good idea, as they provide the possibility of driving without using a drop of fuel on short trips, and its owner is never struck by range anxiety because a gasoline engine is always readily a More

Here’s another car the US market will get, but not the Canadian one. Should we be disappointed?
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Michel Deslauriers AutoGO Published on 2013/12/17

Plug-in hybrids are a good idea, as they provide the possibility of driving without using a drop of fuel on short trips, and its owner is never struck by range anxiety because a gasoline engine is always readily a More

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Wireless car charging is coming

“We landed a big fish, about as big as it gets,” said Eric Giler, the CEO of wireless EV charging company WiTricity. Actually two big fish, because in addition to Toyota _ whose licensing of the company’s magnetic resonance technology was announced Dec. 5 _ the company is also the little-known wireless provider for the Infiniti version of the LEAF, known as the LE.

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“We landed a big fish, about as big as it gets,” said Eric Giler, the CEO of wireless EV charging company WiTricity. Actually two big fish, because in addition to Toyota _ whose licensing of the company’s magnetic resonance technology was announced Dec. 5 _ the company is also the little-known wireless provider for the Infiniti version of the LEAF, known as the LE.

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Fukushima evacuation deaths surpass area’s quake, tsunami toll

?FUKUSHIMA, Japan — Indirect deaths from Fukushima’s 2011 nuclear plant meltdown exceed the number of prefecture deaths from the earthquake and tsunami, The Mainichi reported.

The Mainichi said statistics from Fukushima Prefecture as of Nov. 30 show 1,605 Fukushima residents died in the prolonged evacuation of the area, compared with 1,603 in the prefecture who died in the earth More

?FUKUSHIMA, Japan — Indirect deaths from Fukushima’s 2011 nuclear plant meltdown exceed the number of prefecture deaths from the earthquake and tsunami, The Mainichi reported.

The Mainichi said statistics from Fukushima Prefecture as of Nov. 30 show 1,605 Fukushima residents died in the prolonged evacuation of the area, compared with 1,603 in the prefecture who died in the earth More

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Are electric cars the way of the future?

This work represents exactly the research needed to build a sustainable future. The advantages and disadvantages of electric cars are fully reported, leading to the conclusion that the specific vehicles tested do not seem suitable for journeys far outside the city. They work well for shorter journeys inside the urban area.

The pros of increasing the visibility of electric cars are extolled: More

This work represents exactly the research needed to build a sustainable future. The advantages and disadvantages of electric cars are fully reported, leading to the conclusion that the specific vehicles tested do not seem suitable for journeys far outside the city. They work well for shorter journeys inside the urban area.

The pros of increasing the visibility of electric cars are extolled: More

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USA: City looks toward accommodating electric vehicles

For our story today on the city of Columbia’s efforts to bring more solar energy into its renewable energy portfolio, we ran a bit short of space to mention that that city’s Water and Light Department is also proposing to spend $50,000 in the city’s 2015 fiscal year for an electric car and a charging station.

The purchase was recommended in Water and Light’s 2013 update of its i More

For our story today on the city of Columbia’s efforts to bring more solar energy into its renewable energy portfolio, we ran a bit short of space to mention that that city’s Water and Light Department is also proposing to spend $50,000 in the city’s 2015 fiscal year for an electric car and a charging station.

The purchase was recommended in Water and Light’s 2013 update of its i More

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Electric Car Company Opens Three Charging Stations In SD

SIOUX FALLS, SD –

A California-based electric car company has opened three charging stations in South Dakota as part of its cross-country network.

Tesla Motors now has Superchargers in Rapid City, Murdo and Mitchell. In all the company has built 50 Supercharger locations across the country and plans to connect the East and West Coasts by the end of 2014.

The Rapid Ci More

SIOUX FALLS, SD –

A California-based electric car company has opened three charging stations in South Dakota as part of its cross-country network.

Tesla Motors now has Superchargers in Rapid City, Murdo and Mitchell. In all the company has built 50 Supercharger locations across the country and plans to connect the East and West Coasts by the end of 2014.

The Rapid Ci More

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NC tax changes, adjusted campaign finance rules, electric car fees take effect in 2014

RALEIGH, North Carolina — More than 20 new laws taking effect Wednesday in North Carolina will lower income tax rates, relax some campaign finance rules and increase charges for electric vehicle owners.

Significant portions of the tax and elections overhaul bills approved by the Republican-led General Assembly and signed by Gov. Pat McCrory will be implemented starting with the new year.< More

RALEIGH, North Carolina — More than 20 new laws taking effect Wednesday in North Carolina will lower income tax rates, relax some campaign finance rules and increase charges for electric vehicle owners.

Significant portions of the tax and elections overhaul bills approved by the Republican-led General Assembly and signed by Gov. Pat McCrory will be implemented starting with the new year.< More

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Self-driving electric cars set to change city mobility

There’s something a bit spooky about self-driving cars, though engineers say they will be safer, and waste less fuel than our current car fleet. The uneasiness stems, perhaps, from the illusion driving gives us of being in control.

Yet what if the self-driving cars had the added advantage of a) being all electric, b) part of a car sharing pool, and c) they arrived to pick us up when a More

There’s something a bit spooky about self-driving cars, though engineers say they will be safer, and waste less fuel than our current car fleet. The uneasiness stems, perhaps, from the illusion driving gives us of being in control.

Yet what if the self-driving cars had the added advantage of a) being all electric, b) part of a car sharing pool, and c) they arrived to pick us up when a More

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China’s largest auto parts company makes last-minute Fisker bid

(Reuters) – China’s largest auto parts company made a surprise bid for Fisker Automotive just days before the bankrupt maker of the Karma plug-in hybrid sports car was to be sold to a Hong Kong tycoon, according to court documents.

Fisker creditors asked the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware, to scrap Fisker’s agreed sale to a company affiliated with Richard Li More

(Reuters) – China’s largest auto parts company made a surprise bid for Fisker Automotive just days before the bankrupt maker of the Karma plug-in hybrid sports car was to be sold to a Hong Kong tycoon, according to court documents.

Fisker creditors asked the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware, to scrap Fisker’s agreed sale to a company affiliated with Richard Li More

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AFDC: There Are Now Nearly 20,000 Charging Points in the US

As 2013 comes to a close, we thought it worthwhile to examine how many charging stations/points exist today in the US.

While we understand that some sites such as Recargo or Plugshare list totals that disagree with the Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC), we rather go with the AFDC’s figures simply because its a government run site and it’s updated by a process that involves the AFDC c More

As 2013 comes to a close, we thought it worthwhile to examine how many charging stations/points exist today in the US.

While we understand that some sites such as Recargo or Plugshare list totals that disagree with the Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC), we rather go with the AFDC’s figures simply because its a government run site and it’s updated by a process that involves the AFDC c More

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Are electric cars the way of the future?

This work represents exactly the research needed to build a sustainable future. The advantages and disadvantages of electric cars are fully reported, leading to the conclusion that the specific vehicles tested do not seem suitable for journeys far outside the city. They work well for shorter journeys inside the urban area.

The pros of increasing the visibility of electric cars are extolled: More

This work represents exactly the research needed to build a sustainable future. The advantages and disadvantages of electric cars are fully reported, leading to the conclusion that the specific vehicles tested do not seem suitable for journeys far outside the city. They work well for shorter journeys inside the urban area.

The pros of increasing the visibility of electric cars are extolled: More

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GM tipped to buy Tesla in 2014 – report

Tesla has made a real splash in the electric-car scene, so it should come as no surprise that its success is generating renewed interest in the fledgling start-up.

New media reports in the US suggest that one of America’s biggest car makers, General Motors, is considering buying Tesla in 2014.

Veteran auto industry analyst Yra Harris, of Praxis Trading, told CNBC that GM may ma More

Tesla has made a real splash in the electric-car scene, so it should come as no surprise that its success is generating renewed interest in the fledgling start-up.

New media reports in the US suggest that one of America’s biggest car makers, General Motors, is considering buying Tesla in 2014.

Veteran auto industry analyst Yra Harris, of Praxis Trading, told CNBC that GM may ma More

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USA: You Could Buy a Used Electric Car for 15% of Its Price When New

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Hey, have I got a deal for you — an all-electric car. So long as you buy it used, that is.

A study for USA Today by Kelley Blue Book suggests that all-electric cars such as the Nissan Leaf could experience jaw-dropping depreciation over the first five years.

The 5-year-old Leaf could sell for only about 15% of its original sales price, while a simil More

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Hey, have I got a deal for you — an all-electric car. So long as you buy it used, that is.

A study for USA Today by Kelley Blue Book suggests that all-electric cars such as the Nissan Leaf could experience jaw-dropping depreciation over the first five years.

The 5-year-old Leaf could sell for only about 15% of its original sales price, while a simil More

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USA: Electric car, motorcycle tax credits end Tuesday

Two government incentives aimed at spurring sales of plug-in electric cars and motorcycles expire with the start of the new year.

One gives a 30% tax credit to individuals for home high-speed electric car charging units, up to $1,000. The other covers 10% of the price of an electric motorcycle, up to $2,500, according to Jay Friedland, legislative director for advocacy group Plug In America More

Two government incentives aimed at spurring sales of plug-in electric cars and motorcycles expire with the start of the new year.

One gives a 30% tax credit to individuals for home high-speed electric car charging units, up to $1,000. The other covers 10% of the price of an electric motorcycle, up to $2,500, according to Jay Friedland, legislative director for advocacy group Plug In America More

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Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Focused On Safety

wall-street-etfTesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) may be facing a safety investigation for its Model S fires, but the company remains focused on efforts to increase the safety of its cars. The latest safety feature added by the automaker is a software update that automatically reduces voltage while charging a Model S, in case the input power witnesses fluctuations.

The software update is appare More

wall-street-etfTesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) may be facing a safety investigation for its Model S fires, but the company remains focused on efforts to increase the safety of its cars. The latest safety feature added by the automaker is a software update that automatically reduces voltage while charging a Model S, in case the input power witnesses fluctuations.

The software update is appare More

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Analyst Predicts Tesla Motors Sale In 2014

The progress of Tesla Motors, electric car startup co-founded by PayPal billionaire Elon Musk, has been eye-opening for many in 2013.

While the company hasn’t been immune to the pressures of building a new car, and accident-related fires caused the firm’s lofty stock price to dip towards the end of the year, the company has jumped every hurdle with professionalism uncommon to st More

The progress of Tesla Motors, electric car startup co-founded by PayPal billionaire Elon Musk, has been eye-opening for many in 2013.

While the company hasn’t been immune to the pressures of building a new car, and accident-related fires caused the firm’s lofty stock price to dip towards the end of the year, the company has jumped every hurdle with professionalism uncommon to st More

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Durable goods, sustainable transportation may be key to US economic growth in 2014

The past 12 months have seen steady growth for the United States and global economies, and the trend toward recovery is set to continue through 2014. In the United States, domestic manufacturing has been at the forefront of the positive economic growth. The success of companies in the sector may be related to their ability to adapt to the offshore manufacturing trend, which has helped them find ne More

The past 12 months have seen steady growth for the United States and global economies, and the trend toward recovery is set to continue through 2014. In the United States, domestic manufacturing has been at the forefront of the positive economic growth. The success of companies in the sector may be related to their ability to adapt to the offshore manufacturing trend, which has helped them find ne More

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Tesla’s Model S App is 9to5Mac’s best iPhone Application of 2013

There have been a lot of important apps released for iOS (and Mac) this year. As you can imagine, we’ve covered many of the big ones. But for me, nothing has been a bigger game changer than Tesla’s Model S App. I’m sure many folks will pooh-pooh the idea that an app that is for 30,000 or so households should even get mainstream coverage. But bear with me here. The company has revolutionized More

There have been a lot of important apps released for iOS (and Mac) this year. As you can imagine, we’ve covered many of the big ones. But for me, nothing has been a bigger game changer than Tesla’s Model S App. I’m sure many folks will pooh-pooh the idea that an app that is for 30,000 or so households should even get mainstream coverage. But bear with me here. The company has revolutionized More

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Japan radiation poisoning America?

Like a slow-motion train wreck, the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster is still causing damage long after the world’s media has left the news story behind.

On March 11, 2011, the most powerful earthquake ever to hit Japan triggered a tsunami with waves that More

Like a slow-motion train wreck, the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster is still causing damage long after the world’s media has left the news story behind.

On March 11, 2011, the most powerful earthquake ever to hit Japan triggered a tsunami with waves that More

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N.D. oil tanker cars burn after 2 passing trains derail

A small North Dakota city was being evacuated Monday night after a two-train derailment caused several oil tankers to explode and burn, authori More

A small North Dakota city was being evacuated Monday night after a two-train derailment caused several oil tankers to explode and burn, authori More

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Number of US public charging stations climbed 30% this year – AutoblogGreen

The number of publicly accessible US plug-in vehicle charging stations rose about 30 percent this year, as more retailers looked to attract potential customers by giving drivers the chance to charge up their Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt plug-in vehicles while shopping.

There were about 6,770 public charging stations across the country as of Christmas Day, up from about 5,200 at the end of More

The number of publicly accessible US plug-in vehicle charging stations rose about 30 percent this year, as more retailers looked to attract potential customers by giving drivers the chance to charge up their Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt plug-in vehicles while shopping.

There were about 6,770 public charging stations across the country as of Christmas Day, up from about 5,200 at the end of More

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Best Car Stories of 2013 – Chicago Tribune

In our semi-weekly feature Car Stories, owners weighed in on how driving a fuel-efficient car affected their lifestyle. Here’s the Top 10.

The 2009 Toyota Prius Touring might be a little sloppy in Minnesota winters, but the mpg, cabin space and infotainment make it a keeper.
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Dec. 30, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
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From hybrids to plug More

In our semi-weekly feature Car Stories, owners weighed in on how driving a fuel-efficient car affected their lifestyle. Here’s the Top 10.

The 2009 Toyota Prius Touring might be a little sloppy in Minnesota winters, but the mpg, cabin space and infotainment make it a keeper.
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Dec. 30, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
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Tesla is Still Best-selling Electric Car for 2013 : News : Headlines & Global News

Bob Lutz has worked for BMW, Ford, Chrysler and, most famously, General Motors, where he served as vice chairman until 2009 before retiring from GM altogether in 2010.

He now serves on the board of Utah-based VIA Motors, which will soon start production on an extended-range electric truck, cargo van and passenger van using a similar powertrain to the Chevrolet Volt. The VIA Motors VTRUX can More

Bob Lutz has worked for BMW, Ford, Chrysler and, most famously, General Motors, where he served as vice chairman until 2009 before retiring from GM altogether in 2010.

He now serves on the board of Utah-based VIA Motors, which will soon start production on an extended-range electric truck, cargo van and passenger van using a similar powertrain to the Chevrolet Volt. The VIA Motors VTRUX can More

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Plugless Power for Your Electric Vehicle

In a previous article we highlighted Witricity, a very innovative company looking to truly disrupt the nature of powering and charging battery powered devices with wireless charging products. One other company that has made such wireless charging products available today to electric vehicle owners is Evatran (or Plugless Power).

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In a previous article we highlighted Witricity, a very innovative company looking to truly disrupt the nature of powering and charging battery powered devices with wireless charging products. One other company that has made such wireless charging products available today to electric vehicle owners is Evatran (or Plugless Power).

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Electric-vehicle convert Bob Lutz keeps plugging away | Business & Technology | The Seattle Times

Bob Lutz has worked for BMW, Ford, Chrysler and, most famously, General Motors, where he served as vice chairman until 2009 before retiring from GM altogether in 2010.

He now serves on the board of Utah-based VIA Motors, which will soon start production on an extended-range electric truck, cargo van and passenger van using a similar powertrain to the Chevrolet Volt. The VIA Motors VTRUX can More

Bob Lutz has worked for BMW, Ford, Chrysler and, most famously, General Motors, where he served as vice chairman until 2009 before retiring from GM altogether in 2010.

He now serves on the board of Utah-based VIA Motors, which will soon start production on an extended-range electric truck, cargo van and passenger van using a similar powertrain to the Chevrolet Volt. The VIA Motors VTRUX can More

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Anne Hathaway rides in BMW i3 electric car not yet available in America – Daily News

Anne Hathaway and her husband Adam Shulman step out for some grocery shopping in their new BMW i3 electric car in Los Angeles.

Anne Hathaway was definitely on Santa’s good list.

The Academy Award-winning actress was seen riding in a BMW i3 electric car Saturday, reports TMZ.

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Anne Hathaway and her husband Adam Shulman step out for some grocery shopping in their new BMW i3 electric car in Los Angeles.

Anne Hathaway was definitely on Santa’s good list.

The Academy Award-winning actress was seen riding in a BMW i3 electric car Saturday, reports TMZ.

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Google and Audi plot new front in Android vs. iOS war | The Verge

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google and Audi will use the Consumer Electronics Show next week to announce that they are working together to develop Android-based in-car information and entertainment systems. According to sources, these systems are designed to allow drivers and passengers access to apps and services similar to those available on Android-based smartphones and tablets.
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The Wall Street Journal reports that Google and Audi will use the Consumer Electronics Show next week to announce that they are working together to develop Android-based in-car information and entertainment systems. According to sources, these systems are designed to allow drivers and passengers access to apps and services similar to those available on Android-based smartphones and tablets.
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