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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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EPA engineer says Feds are still monitoring accuracy of mileage ratings

The US Environmental Protection Agency is changing its practices and will be more closely monitoring automakers’ fuel economy ratings, according to Jeff Alson, a senior EPA engineer. Alson spoke at a University of Michigan conference last week and addressed questions … Continue reading

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North American International Auto Show from a Green Perspective

Fuel-efficient technologies are the star of the show Major automotive suppliers are displaying fuel economy technology to assist automakers make the steep climb into federal fuel economy standards and to reach consumers with growing interest in fuel efficient vehicles. Suppliers … Continue reading

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2013 Green Car of the Year Nominees Emphasize Efficiency over Distinction

While last year’s Green Car of the Year award seemed focused on which green vehicle technology would take the lead (compressed natural gas, electric vehicles, hybrid, or clean diesel), this year’s list emphasizes efficiency – and includes brands you might … 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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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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eBay Getting into Green Car Sales, Other Stories to Follow

Highlights from this upcoming Tuesday’s Green Automotive Digest: Guess who’s getting into selling used electric vehicles, hybrids, natural-gas powered vehicles, biofuels-powered, diesel engine, and high-mileage gasoline engine cars? eBay! Automotive Digest Publisher Chuck Parker was honored with an honorary lifetime … Continue reading

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Green Automotive Digest Comes Back

Green Automotive Digest will start up again Tuesday, and will be a weekly publication tracking the business of green cars, fuels, and technologies. It’s read by about 65,000 managers in the auto industry – dealers, OEMs, suppliers, fleets, associations, and … Continue reading

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The Future is Now for EVs, Says Fleet Leader

If you want to advance green vehicle technologies, get a leader in the fleet management sector to jump on board. To simplify it, fleets tend to buy large volumes of vehicles and drive the hell out of them in a … Continue reading

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