Category Archives: plug-in electric vehicle

California legislature dealing with take away of carpool lane access for EVs

California owners of plug-in electric vehicles have been furious with the state government for allowing disappearance of HOV carpool-lane single passenger access on a few major freeways – turning them into toll roads and taking away one of the key … Continue reading

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Bob Lutz May Become Fisker Automotive’s Godfather

Bob Lutz will be remembered for a lot of things in the auto industry, and one them might be as the Godfather of Plug-in Hybrids. The former vice chairman of General Motors is credited with the concept that turned into the … 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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Why I said no to a Ford C-Max Energi and yes to a Toyota Prius

A first person look inside a green car shopping experience:  Putting off a new or used car purchase for yet another day is becoming more commonplace among me and my fellow Americans – about 11 years is the average holding … 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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Tangled Web for Battery Maker A123 Systems Gets Even Tanglier

Lithium ion battery maker A123 Systems has gotten a lot of ink and hyperlinks this year – the Fisker Karma battery recalls caused by its A123 Systems battery failure, and the acquisition deal by Chinese auto parts maker Wanxiang Group, … Continue reading

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Plug-in Car Sales Better but Still a Blip – Here’s the Problem and a Few Solutions

Plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicle sales had their best month ever in September, hitting 5,500 units. Overall, light duty new vehicle sales in the U.S. hit the 1.184 million mark, so plug-in vehicles made up less than a half … 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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