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Chrysler Playing Catch Up

Thu, 18 Jul 2013 10:35:22 +00002013-07-18T10:35:22Z

It may be slow to the show, but Chrysler's global director of electrified propulsion and engineering recently told the Detroit Free Press that the automaker has plenty in the works beyond the company's first electric vehicle, the Fiat 500e. The EV just went on sale in California. Neither the Chrysler nor Fiat brands could be found among the several hundred thousand hybrids leaving the showroom in the first half of 2013.

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Alternative Fuels Vehicle Sales Look Strong for 2013

Thu, 18 Jul 2013 10:20:23 +00002013-07-18T10:20:23Z

Hybrid vehicle sales month over month continue to rise, and it's more than just the soaring summer gas prices causing the strong showing. Besides consumers looking to save at the pump, the ability for hybrid...

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Military Pumps Up Alternative Fuels Budget

Thu, 18 Jul 2013 01:48:04 +00002013-07-18T01:48:04Z

The U.S. military will be increasing its expenditures on alternative fuels development and vehicle use, according to a recent report by Navigant Research.

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Industry Leaders See Strong Hybrid Market

Sun, 30 Jun 2013 22:40:34 +00002013-06-30T22:40:34Z

Recent statements from Nissan North America and Bosch Automotive Service Solutions underscore rising sales for electric cars and 240-volt charging stations.

Brendan Jones, director of EV infrastructure strategy for Nissan, reported record Leaf sales in May, boasting 2,138 registrations, which represents a 319 percent increase over May 2012. He said June was also positioned to be a leading month for sales.

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Mazda Introduces New Hybrid, But Only in Japan

Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:07:26 +00002013-06-30T21:07:26Z

Mazda recently unveiled its completely new ...

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Despite Lower Sales, Toyota Predicts Strong Year for Hybrids

Fri, 31 May 2013 17:57:30 +00002013-05-31T17:57:30Z

Smarting from a January-April sales total that fell a significant 12 percent below last year's volume and is clearly off the mark for meeting a year-end sales goals, Toyota Motor Corp. insists it will see a noticeable jump in its U.S. vehicle deliveries in May from a year earlier, once final sales figures for the month are in.

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Ford Chalks Up Impressive Hybrid Sales for Start of 2013

Fri, 31 May 2013 17:12:43 +00002013-05-31T17:12:43Z

While it hasn't quite caught up with market leader Toyota, Ford is noticeably closing the gab in on the leading automaker for hybrid sales.

In the first five months of 2013, ...

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Lower Leases May Make Electric Cars More Attractive

Fri, 31 May 2013 16:53:24 +00002013-05-31T16:53:24Z

Sluggish sales of electric vehicles have auto companies concerned enough to drop the lease prices, hoping to give a jump to sagging sales. Honda announced recently that it is slashing the monthly lease price for its Fit EV by a full third, a move that mirrors similar action by other automakers.

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New Jersey Plans Fee for EV Owners

Tue, 30 Apr 2013 22:07:52 +00002013-04-30T22:07:52Z

It's been talked about for a while now: governments are missing out on taxes that electric vehicles owners are no longer paying at the pump. It's no surprise, then, that a New Jersey lawmaker decided to do his part to put an end to what he sees as an inequity by drafting legislation to tax EV owners to cover their share of the gasoline tax.

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Selling Electricity Back to Grid Comes to Light

Tue, 30 Apr 2013 21:42:07 +00002013-04-30T21:42:07Z

It's been talked about for a while now, but a University of Delaware project hit a milestone recently that has brought the dual advantage of electric vehicles to the forefront.

Long touted purely for their "green appeal," the other incentive for buying an EV -- to sell power from the vehicle...

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