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Hey car shoppers: Want a sweet deal on a plug-in EV? Now’s the time – the price wars are here!!!

Plug-in electric vehicles have been manufactured long enough to start seeing some of the resources of the global economy – being manufactured long enough at scale to cost less to build, and a competitive marketplace driving down prices even further. … Continue reading

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How to Make it in the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Business – Part 1

For fans of alternative fuel vehicles and technologies, it’s been a dreary time. The A123 Systems and Fisker Automotive dramas have been all over the internet. There have been other time periods where bankruptcies, shut downs, buyouts, closedowns, and other … Continue reading

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Lincoln Marketing Guru Taking on Ford Electrification Strategy

C.J. O’Donnell, Lincoln’s group marketing manager, will be taking on a lead marketing role for Ford’s green vehicle lineup. O’Donnell played a key role in reinventing the Lincoln division following the demise of the Mercury brand in early 2011, and … Continue reading

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Depressing Month for the Green Car Business?

Well, there was a good deal of what might be called bad news for the green machine industry in the past month. It’s a glass half full, half empty scenario. So let’s start with one item of good news. Tesla … Continue reading

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Extended Version of Green Auto Market Available Now, with Lots of Cool Stuff

For those interested in learning more about electric vehicles, hybrids, and alternative fuel vehicles, it’s easy to find a wave of media coverage, especially when new cars are unveiled at major auto shows. But what about the market forces shaping … Continue reading

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Non-Dramatic Yet Impressive Sales Numbers for Plug-in EVs

While the numbers are yet to be impressive, the figures are climbing for plug-in electric vehicles compared to last year. There were 1,760 Chevy Volts sold in June, bringing the total to 8,817, meaning Chevrolet will likely double last year’s … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Dealers Marketing Green Machines

For OEMs, conversion companies, and infrastructure builders bringing electric vehicles, hybrids, and alternative fuel vehicles to market, there are a few things to know about auto dealers. Dealers are playing a critical role in making all of this come together, … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Dropping Gas Prices Decide Fate of Green Machines

Have you noticed that gasoline prices have been declining lately, and that it’s now summertime, when gas prices can spike up? Gas prices are dropping below $3 a gallon in a few markets. When you hear experts like Chevy Volt … Continue reading

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Inside the Mindset of Green Car Shoppers, Owners, and Stakeholders

There are a few things that have been learned by automaker and dealer management in the past year and a half at Nissan, GM, Ford, and BMW through marketing plug-ins to early adopters. It was experienced years earlier by Tesla … Continue reading

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Stay Tuned for Green Auto Market

Stay tuned — a new publication is coming out very soon called Green Auto Market — The Business of Green Cars, Fuels & Technologies.  it’s a business-to-business publication focusing on electric vehicle and alternative fuel sales trends, marketing, and new … Continue reading

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