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22 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Drive Electric Week designed to spark interest in plug-in and hybrid vehicles

Today starts National Drive Electric Week , the event designed to promote electric and hybrid vehicles. Six different Colorado venues will host test-drives and expos, allowing drivers to see the latest in hybrid and plug-in technology.

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Yesterday | CSP

Guest Opinion: Alt-Fuel Vehicles Remain Uncompetitive

Just how high would retail gasoline prices have to be to make the Chevy Volt competitive with basic gasoline-burning vehicles? A flex-fuel car would require a pump price of $6.90 per gallon; a Volt, $12.50, according to a Lundberg Survey report excerpted below. The report focuses only on claims that alt-fuel vehicles are cheaper to drive.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet, Coupe, Toyota Prius, Toyota, Sedan, Opinion

Monday | Investor's Business Daily

How Gentherm Could Make Electric Cars Go Farther

The system is more efficient than fans and liquid-filled pipes, Gentherm says. "We have a nice relationship with electric-car makers," CEO Daniel Coker told IBD, noting that the company's thermal management system is in the late stages of design.

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Related Topix: Tesla Model S, Sedan, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet

Monday | Hispanic Business

Get electrified at third annual electric car celebration at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

If you've ever awoken after a restful night's sleep, gently opening your eyes to a new day with a smile on your face, you'll have an idea of what it's like behind the wheel of an electric car that will start your day's journey with a smooth, seamless ride. Those interested can find out what the electric car experience is all about and dispel the mythology of them being a glorified golf cart Saturday at and Aquarium during the "Electrify the Island" celebration as part of National Drive Electric Week.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet, Tesla Model S, Sedan

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Examiner.com

Driving on Sunshine

A friend of mine in Austin with a background in solar power, completed the installation of a small solar array at his workplace. The system provides a portion of the energy the company uses for its offices and has a charging station for up to 4 vehicles.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative Energy, Electric Vehicle, Hybrid, Hatchback, Chevrolet, Toyota Camry, Coupe, Wagon, Toyota, Sedan

Seeking Alpha

Tesla Is Not All Glitter And Glamour

Lately, a lot has been written about Tesla . It is easy to make a best-case scenario for Tesla, as the main underlying arguments why this automotive company is the future are plain obvious.

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Related Topix: Tesla Motors, Startups, Tesla Model S, Sedan, Tesla Roadster, Convertible, Electric Vehicle, Hybrid, Hatchback, Chevrolet

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Utility customers may underwrite car chargers

Utility customers in San Diego are being asked to pay for thousands of electric-vehicle chargers at businesses and housing complexes - whether they own an electric car or not. San Diego Gas & Electric is seeking authority to build and own a major share of the electric car charging network in southwestern California.

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Related Topix: Energy, San Diego Gas and Electric, August, CA, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Autoblog

Report: Tesla Model X reservations 20,000 strong and counting

Those falcon wing doors appear appropriate for the Tesla Model X , as pre-orders for the battery-electric SUV are flying. That's what Gas2.0 is saying, citing various sources.

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Related Topix: SUV, Tesla Model X, Tesla Model S, Sedan, Fremont, CA, Hatchback, Electric Vehicle, Hybrid, Chevrolet

GreenCarReports

Life With A Chevy Volt, Tesla Gigafactory Cost, Improvised Electric-Car Charging: Today's Car News

Lots of electric-car news today. We've got a recap of one owner's three years with a Chevrolet Volt, the potential cost to Nevada of hosting Tesla Motors' gigafactory, and a highly unorthodox way of charging an electric car.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet, Coupe, BMW i8, BMW i3, BMW

Examiner.com

Here are the Colorad locations for National Drive Electric Week, September 15-21

The National Drive Electric Week provides drivers in Colorado the opportunity to drive electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. There is no fee and most of the vehicles listed will be available for you to sample/test drive.

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Related Topix: Porsche, Hybrid, Porsche Panamera, Sedan, BMW i3, Hatchback, BMW, Wagon, Electric Vehicle, Ford, Ford C-Max, Chevrolet, Nissan Leaf, Nissan

Examiner.com

The Electric car is coming into its' own

The Drive Electric Event came to the Forney Museum today with an array of automobiles that would have been unimaginable just three short years ago. Present for members of RMAP to discuss and drive were brand new models of the Cadillac ELR, Nissan Leaf, Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell, BMW i3, Ford Fusion Energi and a Porsche Panamera S ehybrid plus a conversion to full electric of a Subaru.

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Related Topix: Cadillac, Coupe, Cadillac ELR, Hatchback, Mercedes-Benz B-Class, Mercedes-Benz, Sedan, BMW, BMW i3, Ford Fusion Energi, Ford, Porsche, Hybrid, Porsche Panamera, Electric Vehicle, Chevrolet

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Examiner.com

Competition of Li-ion batteries, the EV industry standard

Although electric vehicle sales are consistently increasing, the most expensive element for all types of EVs is the rechargeable battery, which accounts to about half of the retail cost of the car. In over a decade, there were advances in battery development, however costs remain too high and, coupled with a limited driving-range, they present an hindrance in mass adoption.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Laptops/Notebooks, Chemistry, Science, Hatchback, Chevrolet

NewsTalk 1530 KFBK

California Hits Electric Car Milestone

"That was when the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf launched in the California market, and we've been keeping track on a monthly basis ever since," Christine Kehoe with the California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative said.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet, Nissan Leaf, Nissan

Wed Sep 03, 2014

MarketWatch

Electric, hybrid cars stall as new-car sales surge

Despite a booming U.S. auto market, sales of electric and hybrid cars have stalled this year, capturing 3.6% of the market through August, slightly down from last year's 3.7% share, says research firm Edmunds.com. The leveling off comes as surprise.

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Motor Trend

GM August 2014 Sales Fall 1 Percent, Passenger Cars Struggle

Decreasing by 1.2 percent compared to last August, General Motors' August 2014 sales slipped to 272,423 vehicles sold.

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GreenCarReports

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Aug: All-Time Leaf High, Volt Best In 12 Months

The best-selling electric car in the world, the Nissan Leaf, logged its best-ever U.S. sales in August, selling a record 3,186 units.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet, Nissan Leaf, Nissan

Autoblog

Official: Nissan Leaf sells 3,186 in best month ever as Chevy moves 2,511 Volts

The end of summer seems to inspire people to go out and buy a lot of plug-in vehicles.

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Related Topix: Nissan Leaf, Hatchback, Nissan, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Chevrolet

Tue Sep 02, 2014

CanadianDriver

End of Summer Report: Top Stories of August

What's that sound? The pitter-patter of children returning to school? The click-clack legions of texting teenagers resuming their rush-hour reign of terror on public transit? Wait no, it's the teeth gnashing of drivers stuck behind the crawl of parents dropping off the young 'uns.

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Related Topix: Volkswagen, Coupe, Hatchback, Volkswagen Golf, SUV, Volvo XC90, Volvo, Audi, Wagon, Convertible, Sedan, Audi S4, Canada, Volkswagen GTI, Electric Vehicle, Hybrid, Chevrolet, Opinion

The Motley Fool

What Does the Next-Generation Chevy Volt Mean for General Motors?

Combining an electric motor and a 16 kWh battery pack with a four-cylinder gas engine, the Volt became one of the first plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, or PHEVs, on the road.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet, Automakers, General Motors, Marketing

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Minot Daily News

Grappling with the green monster

Thanks, Environmental Protection Agency! You've required sewage treatment plants, catalytic converters on cars and other things that made the world cleaner than the world in which I grew up.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Electric Vehicle, Hybrid, Hatchback, Chevrolet

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