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Gas 2 | What is the future of fuel? What’s new? What’s next? Since 2007, Gas 2 has covered a rapidly changing world coming to terms with its oil addiction.

Electric car sales have not yet hit 1% of new car sales in the US, but sales are growing fast and it looks certain that they will pass 1% in 2014. 2013 pure electric car sales are up 300% in 2013 compared to 2012. And hitting 1% could mean that electric…

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Electric car sales have not yet hit 1% of new car sales in the US, but sales are growing fast and it looks certain that they will pass 1% in 2014. 2013 pure electric car sales are up 300% in 2013 compared to 2012. And hitting 1% could mean that electric…

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Nissan unveils its all-electric TeRRA SUV concept

The unique SUV will feature diagonal seating for passengers and will boast an all-wheel-drive fuel cell. The vehicle will also feature high-tech features, including a removable tablet computer.

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The unique SUV will feature diagonal seating for passengers and will boast an all-wheel-drive fuel cell. The vehicle will also feature high-tech features, including a removable tablet computer.

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Report: Tesla planning a compact SUV, Roadster successor for 2016

According to the real-life Tony Stark, founder of Tesla Motors, the electric-car company is planning two additional models that will launch in 2016. The first is a small crossover SUV that will compete with the likes of the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLK. The second is a successor to the discontinued Tesla Roadster.

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According to the real-life Tony Stark, founder of Tesla Motors, the electric-car company is planning two additional models that will launch in 2016. The first is a small crossover SUV that will compete with the likes of the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLK. The second is a successor to the discontinued Tesla Roadster.

Check out more news on the Tesla Model X.

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PSA Unveils EV Versions Of Citroen Berlingo And Peugeot Partner Twins

Citroen and Peugeot have previewed new all-electric versions of the Berlingo and Partner vans, set to debut at the Hanover Motor Show later this month.

Badged simply Citroen ‘Electric Berlingo’ and Peugeot ‘Partner Electric’, both models package their elect More

Citroen and Peugeot have previewed new all-electric versions of the Berlingo and Partner vans, set to debut at the Hanover Motor Show later this month.

Badged simply Citroen ‘Electric Berlingo’ and Peugeot ‘Partner Electric’, both models package their elect More

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USA: Morris residents take electric cars for spin

FLORHAM PARK — Slipping behind the wheel for a test drive, Gino Abbate III of Morristown wondered how the 2012 Ford Focus Electric would handle.

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FLORHAM PARK — Slipping behind the wheel for a test drive, Gino Abbate III of Morristown wondered how the 2012 Ford Focus Electric would handle.

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Australia: Electric dream car won me: Evan Thornley

FORMER dotcom mogul and ministerial hopeful Evan Thornley has apologised to his enraged ALP colleagues but says he does not regret his sudden shift to the private sector, citing the immense potential of electric cars.
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FORMER dotcom mogul and ministerial hopeful Evan Thornley has apologised to his enraged ALP colleagues but says he does not regret his sudden shift to the private sector, citing the immense potential of electric cars.
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USA: Will 2009 Be the Year of the Electric Car? The EVcast Has the Answer

The American people have a desire to get off foreign oil and no longer be held hostage to ridiculously volatile gas prices. In 2008 alone the electric car industry has seen massive innovation that, with proper funding and implementation, will lead to a new level of fortunes to be made with a fantastic side effect – clean cars and a strong economy.”
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The American people have a desire to get off foreign oil and no longer be held hostage to ridiculously volatile gas prices. In 2008 alone the electric car industry has seen massive innovation that, with proper funding and implementation, will lead to a new level of fortunes to be made with a fantastic side effect – clean cars and a strong economy.”
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India: ndia must focus on electric cars: Tata Motors chief

India should focus on producing cheap, efficient and small electric cars over the next five years. “This will boost energy conservation and help cut down carbon emissions,” said Ravi Kant, chief executive officer, Tata Motors
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India should focus on producing cheap, efficient and small electric cars over the next five years. “This will boost energy conservation and help cut down carbon emissions,” said Ravi Kant, chief executive officer, Tata Motors
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China: SAIC to develop electric cars

SAIC Group is China’s largest automobile manufacturer in terms of sales.
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SAIC Group is China’s largest automobile manufacturer in terms of sales.
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Europe: EU renewables deal to boost electric cars and second gen biofuels

Yesterday’s deal on the EU’s 2020 renewable energy targets will result in a significant boost for electric car manufacturers and producers of so-called second generation biofuels after member states agreed to significant reforms to the controversial target requiring 10 per cent of transport fuels come from biofuels.
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Yesterday’s deal on the EU’s 2020 renewable energy targets will result in a significant boost for electric car manufacturers and producers of so-called second generation biofuels after member states agreed to significant reforms to the controversial target requiring 10 per cent of transport fuels come from biofuels.
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China: Chongqing to build electric car center

Chongqing is planning to build a world-class base in research and development (R&D) as well as manufacturing hub for electric cars and parts.
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Chongqing is planning to build a world-class base in research and development (R&D) as well as manufacturing hub for electric cars and parts.
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USA: Parker entrepreneur aims to be electric car king

“All the drive train stuff here is done in Parker, Colorado, and I have several sold and I just signed a contract with a Canadian company for 58,000 vehicles for the next two years”, ST says.
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“All the drive train stuff here is done in Parker, Colorado, and I have several sold and I just signed a contract with a Canadian company for 58,000 vehicles for the next two years”, ST says.
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China: Chinese Car Maker SAIC to Develop Electric Cars

The Chinese market is set to get more home-grown alternative energy vehicles, with SAIC Motor joining the list of companies that plan to work on hybrid and electric cars in the country. According to Reuters, the automaker will form a joint venture with its state-owned parent, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp., which will invest 2 billion yuan ($293 million) to develop the low-emission vehicles.More

The Chinese market is set to get more home-grown alternative energy vehicles, with SAIC Motor joining the list of companies that plan to work on hybrid and electric cars in the country. According to Reuters, the automaker will form a joint venture with its state-owned parent, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp., which will invest 2 billion yuan ($293 million) to develop the low-emission vehicles.More

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USA/Korea: Green cars do electric slide into U.S.

Local electric car maker CT&T said yesterday that they have made their biggest deal to date, with police departments in San Diego and other cities to buy 4,000 of their four-wheel drive E-zone vehicles for around $50 million.
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Local electric car maker CT&T said yesterday that they have made their biggest deal to date, with police departments in San Diego and other cities to buy 4,000 of their four-wheel drive E-zone vehicles for around $50 million.
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Norway: Think’s Electric Car Is Here, But Bring Your Wallet

Norwegian car manufacturer Think has begun to sell its first car, the City. The City, a compact vehicle made for urban customers, can go 180 kilometers (112 miles) on a charge and hit a top speed of 100 kilometers an hour (62.5 miles per hour). Buyers can also choose between a sodium- or lithium-ion battery pack.
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Norwegian car manufacturer Think has begun to sell its first car, the City. The City, a compact vehicle made for urban customers, can go 180 kilometers (112 miles) on a charge and hit a top speed of 100 kilometers an hour (62.5 miles per hour). Buyers can also choose between a sodium- or lithium-ion battery pack.
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USA: Back From Asia, Governor Kulongoski Talks Electric Cars, Economy

The Governor met with car and auto parts manufacturers in Japan and China. He signed a deal that gives the state first crack at buying Nissan’s electric vehicles when they hit the market, in about two years.
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The Governor met with car and auto parts manufacturers in Japan and China. He signed a deal that gives the state first crack at buying Nissan’s electric vehicles when they hit the market, in about two years.
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USA: Mitsubishi Delivers Innovative i MiEV Electric Vehicles to Southern California Edison for Joint Test

Powered by an advanced lithium-ion battery, the Mitsubishi i MiEV will be the first of the new generation of lithium-ion-powered electric vehicles to be developed by a major automobile manufacturer that will be available to the public.
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Powered by an advanced lithium-ion battery, the Mitsubishi i MiEV will be the first of the new generation of lithium-ion-powered electric vehicles to be developed by a major automobile manufacturer that will be available to the public.
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USA: Army, Navy, and Air Force to buy electric cars

Aiming to save fuel and advance alternative-energy plans, the Army, Navy and Air Force intend to buy thousands of battery-powered, 35-mile-an-hour electric cars and light trucks to provide on-base transport, senior Army officials said.
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Aiming to save fuel and advance alternative-energy plans, the Army, Navy and Air Force intend to buy thousands of battery-powered, 35-mile-an-hour electric cars and light trucks to provide on-base transport, senior Army officials said.
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Nissan Stealthily on Track for Electric Car World Domination

Nissan is bringing the first of their electric cars to market by 2010 in many locations around the United States. According to Alan Buddendeck, Nissan’s VP for North American Corporate Communications, this car will be priced between $22-$25K and have at least a range of 100 miles.
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Nissan is bringing the first of their electric cars to market by 2010 in many locations around the United States. According to Alan Buddendeck, Nissan’s VP for North American Corporate Communications, this car will be priced between $22-$25K and have at least a range of 100 miles.
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USA: Automakers detail electric car plans at L.A. show

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Many of the world’s biggest automakers on Wednesday detailed ambitious electric-car plans that promise zero emissions but will demand patience from consumers and subsidies from governments to succeed.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Many of the world’s biggest automakers on Wednesday detailed ambitious electric-car plans that promise zero emissions but will demand patience from consumers and subsidies from governments to succeed.
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USA: CEOs Call For 10% Of Cars Being Electric By 2020; 50% By 2030

Carlos Ghosn, chief executive of both Nissan Motor Co. (NSANY) and Renault SA (13190.FR), unveiled the electric-car target as one of several energy priorities identified by a task force of CEOs at The Wall Street Journal CEO Council Tuesday in Washington.
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Carlos Ghosn, chief executive of both Nissan Motor Co. (NSANY) and Renault SA (13190.FR), unveiled the electric-car target as one of several energy priorities identified by a task force of CEOs at The Wall Street Journal CEO Council Tuesday in Washington.
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USA: Detroit Aims To Kill the Electric Car And the Taxpayer… AGAIN!!!

Companies like Aptera, Hybrid Technologies, Phoenix Motor Cars, Venture Vehicles, Fisker, and even BMW, Nissan, Saturn, and Toyota have all proven to us that they know what consumers want and need, and that they will build those vehicles for us.
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Companies like Aptera, Hybrid Technologies, Phoenix Motor Cars, Venture Vehicles, Fisker, and even BMW, Nissan, Saturn, and Toyota have all proven to us that they know what consumers want and need, and that they will build those vehicles for us.
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Electric cars to propel the next economic boom

Economic booms are amplified by technology-shifts. The rise of the Internet revolutionized the world economy. Could electric cars do the same?
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Economic booms are amplified by technology-shifts. The rise of the Internet revolutionized the world economy. Could electric cars do the same?
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USA: Oregon – Proposal may jumpstart stalled electric car sales

Gov. Ted Kulongoski will meet with auto executives in Japan and China next week armed with a proposal that could make it easier for Oregon consumers to buy an electric car.
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Gov. Ted Kulongoski will meet with auto executives in Japan and China next week armed with a proposal that could make it easier for Oregon consumers to buy an electric car.
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Europe: Renault plans three electric cars

Renault has begun planning a range of electric cars will include a bespoke small car that’s bigger than a Twingo, a battery powered version of the Kangoo and a Megane-based saloon.
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Renault has begun planning a range of electric cars will include a bespoke small car that’s bigger than a Twingo, a battery powered version of the Kangoo and a Megane-based saloon.
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Canada: Electrovaya Scores Chinese Electric Car Deals

While the financial turmoil has put a damper on some electric car companies’ plans, Mississauga, Ontario-based Electrovaya, which makes battery systems for hybrid and electric vehicles, has been making some notable moves lately. The company said yesterday it had signed three deals with vehicle and equipment manufacturers in China, including Chana International, Shifeng Group and Lange Electric E More

While the financial turmoil has put a damper on some electric car companies’ plans, Mississauga, Ontario-based Electrovaya, which makes battery systems for hybrid and electric vehicles, has been making some notable moves lately. The company said yesterday it had signed three deals with vehicle and equipment manufacturers in China, including Chana International, Shifeng Group and Lange Electric E More

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China: Electric cars are a big chance for China -McKinsey

BEIJING, Oct 29 (Reuters) – China should push electric cars to curb its dependence on imported oil and foreign automobile technology, although they offer smaller cuts in carbon emissions than alternatives like hybrids, McKinsey and Company said.
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BEIJING, Oct 29 (Reuters) – China should push electric cars to curb its dependence on imported oil and foreign automobile technology, although they offer smaller cuts in carbon emissions than alternatives like hybrids, McKinsey and Company said.
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GE is charging up for battery-powered cars

General Electric is stepping up its investment in developing new battery technologies for autos as it looks to increase its role in electrifying cars—a key strategy to boost fuel efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
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General Electric is stepping up its investment in developing new battery technologies for autos as it looks to increase its role in electrifying cars—a key strategy to boost fuel efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
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London: International expert plan mass market production of low carbon & electric cars

In the first meeting of its kind, industry experts and government officials will be in London to discuss how to kick start the mass market production of low carbon and electric vehicles.
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In the first meeting of its kind, industry experts and government officials will be in London to discuss how to kick start the mass market production of low carbon and electric vehicles.
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GE Helps Commercialize Electric Car with Sixth Investment in Battery Manufacturer A123Systems

GE 18.96, -1.39, -6.8%) is recharging the electrification of transportation by making its sixth equity investment in lithium-ion battery manufacturer A123Systems. GE invested $30 million in A123’s $102 million Series E financing, making it the battery manufacturer’s largest single cash investor — at 9 percent ownership. The investments were made by GE Commercial Finance – E More

GE 18.96, -1.39, -6.8%) is recharging the electrification of transportation by making its sixth equity investment in lithium-ion battery manufacturer A123Systems. GE invested $30 million in A123’s $102 million Series E financing, making it the battery manufacturer’s largest single cash investor — at 9 percent ownership. The investments were made by GE Commercial Finance – E More

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