California Has More Than 100,000 Plug-In Electric Cars On Roads


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California has hit a major plug-in car milestone this week: Since the first electric vehicle was sold back in 2010, more than 100,000 others have now hit the streets. The figures have been compiled by the California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative. The number is impressive on its own, but also means that Califor...Read more

Will Smaller Pickups Be More Popular Than Carmakers Expect?


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Sometimes it's the throwaway lines that carry the most interesting news. In a routine report on August sales of new cars and trucks last Wednesday, The Detroit News had this nugget about the upcoming 2015 Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup truck: "GM said dealers have ordered nearly 28,000 midsize Colorado pickups&mdas...Read more

Ford Hybrid Sales: So Far, Not Hurt By All Those MPG Reductions


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It's embarrassing when an automaker has to reduce its EPA gas-mileage ratings after being investigated by the agency, as Ford did in August 2013 for its 2013 and 2014 C-Max Hybrid. It's even more embarrassing when the company has to cut the rating on those vehicles again--along with five others--just 10 months later, a...Read more

Echo Automotive Fails: Bolt-On Plug-In Hybrid Kits Used Bright Technology


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Starting a company is tough; starting a company in the green automotive field may be even tougher. So it seemed like the engineering team from defunct startup Bright Automotive, once granted investment by GM, might have a second chance to see their technology on the road. The assets and intellectual property of Bright...Read more

Tesla's Nevada Gigafactory: Elon Musk, Brothel Owner, State Work Toward Deal


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As expected, Tesla Motors announced yesterday afternoon that it would build its first battery gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada. The electric-car maker released platitudinous statements from CEO Elon Musk, Nevada governor Brian Sandoval, and state Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick. Much of the business press treated it purely...Read more