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Danny King is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor who’s been covering industries such as automotive, travel, entertainment, hospitality, real estate and electronic commerce since 2000. His experience includes staff and freelance work for Bloomberg News, Daily Variety, AOL’s AutoblogGreen, Travel Weekly and the Los Angeles Business Journal.

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    Official: Honda working on 'power exporter' to go with fuel-cell vehicle
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    The bad news, as we've previously reported, is that Honda's first production hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle won't debut until 2016, a bit later than expected. The good news is that the automaker may produce a device that will let that FCV's motor power up other devices as well. So it's a tradeoff of ...

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    Report: Tesla will fix 1,100 Model S motors in Norway
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    As far as we know, Tesla didn't build all of the Model S sedans it has sold in Norway at once, but it is just those vehicles that have been found defective and will soon be fixed. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that the company will replace defective Model S drive units sold in the Northern European ...

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    Report: How Tesla is getting around Michigan's 'no sales' law
    Turns Out, Canada Is Right Next Door 1416848460

    A fully-charged Tesla Model S can get from Detroit to Toronto if the driver doesn't have a lead foot. A more important US-Canada city tour would be from Detroit to Windsor, Ontario, which is only a two-mile journey through the Detroit Windsor Tunnel. This is key, because Tesla is thinking some ...

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    Official: Audi boosts A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid production to 50 a day
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    Should we try to translate "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead" into German? Audi might force us to do that. That's because the German automaker has stepped up production of its new plug-in vehicle – the A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid – which is never a bad thing.

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    Official: UK's 2014 Next Green Car Awards fetes VW e-Up!, Tesla Model S
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    They like the Tesla Model S across the Pond, too. The California-made electric vehicle was one of about a dozen models given props by the UK's Next Green Car Awards. And the prizes ran the gamut between conventional, diesel, plug-in and battery-electric powertrains because who doesn't like variety?

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    Study: OPEC isn't too worried about EVs
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    OPEC writes that "pure plug-in electric cars are unlikely to gain a significant market share in the foreseeable future."

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    Report: Is BMW ready to increase i8 production?
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    The BMW i8 plug-in hybrid is really fast. But the car is getting to customers really slowly. The German automaker might be doing something about that.

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    Official: Over 70 utilities announce major EV deal at White House
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    Plug-in vehicle purchases by the American public may be slowing down this year, but have faith. Because utility companies will be picking up a little bit of the slack by stepping up their focus on buying electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids for their fleets. A new program touted for both ...

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    Official: Chicago's fast-charging network up and running under NRG eVgo
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    Chicago's long-delayed fast-charging network for plug-in vehicles is up and running after being taken over by the NRG Evgo program that's underway in Texas as well as the Pacific Northwest, Phoenix, Nashville and Washington, DC.

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    Report: Tesla Model S reduces colors with new options
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    The Tesla Model S is no longer a "green" car. Or brown, for that matter. Call it a case of streamlining.

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    Report: Tesla wants court to dismiss Georgia dealer lawsuit
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    Like the fire that forced Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara to flee Atlanta in Gone With the Wind, the battle between Tesla Motors and Georgia's auto dealers is heating up. In late August, the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association (GADA), which represents about 500 dealerships, filed a petition to ...

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    Report: Kia sold 123 North American Soul EVs in October
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    How happy were those Kia hamsters last month? We're guessing they were pretty pleased, because reports are out that the South Korean automaker sold 123 Kia Soul electric vehicles in North America during the model's first month of sales on the continent. Now crank up that funky music.

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    Official: Green Car Journal issues new Green SUV, Luxury, Technology Awards
    Winners Announced At DC Auto Show In January 1415899740

    For those who thought either green SUV or green luxury vehicles were oxymorons, time to stand corrected. Green Car Journal will announce its green-car award winners at the Washington Auto Show next January and has created award categories for those two sectors as well as a technology award for ...

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    Study: Three-quarters of new vehicles could be autonomous by 2035
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    Fans of the iconic 1980 comedy flick Airplane! may smirk at the image of a blow-up "autopilot" materializing on the controls of the not-quite-doomed aircraft. Those folks (c'mon, we know you're out there) may now imagine a similar site behind the wheel of a long-haul 18-wheeler. Think of it at ...

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    Report: Hyundai, Kia want to improve fuel economy by 25 percent
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    Hyundai and sister company Kia are giving themselves a little bit of time to make up a lot of ground in the fight for better fuel economy. We wonder if a recent multi-million fine might have something to do with this public target.

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    Study: Dealers can and should embrace EV sales
    UC Davis Finds Current Situation 'Troubling' 1415375160

    "Help me help you!" Tom Cruise's title character pleaded repeatedly in the movie Jerry Maguire. That sentiment could be said by appears to be echoed by a UC Davis study that looks at why many car dealers are loathe to sell plug-in vehicles and how they can be, uh, helped.

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    Official: CNG-powered Chevy Sonic, Cruze headed your way
    Crazy Diamond Performance Gets EPA Approval For Conversions 1415365620

    The value proposition for a Crazy Diamond Performance CNG ride was a little bit better before gas prices took a dive in the past month. Still, the Michigan-based company, which converts some of Chevrolet's compact vehicles to run on compressed natural gas, received approval late last month from the ...

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    Official: Auction for first US VW e-Golf raises $41,400 for Global Green charity
    EV Enthusiast Spends Big To Be First 1415288100

    Would having Jay Leno on hand have changed the outcome? That's what executives at Volkswagen might be asking after the German automaker auctioned off the company's first electric car in the US for around $6,000 over MSRP.

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    By The Numbers: October 2014: 'Now-what?' edition
    Low Gas Prices A Likely Culprit In Big Drop This Month 1415148900

    Like the sun rising in the east, we thought we could always count on year-over-year US plug-in vehicle sales to rise. No longer. Sadly, even counting Tesla Motors' sales isn't likely to change that.

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    Report: Which hybrids save you money? Not as many as you might think
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    When it comes to how much it costs to own a hybrid versus a comparable gas-powered vehicle, Lexus giveth and Lexus taketh away. Toyota's luxury division included not only the model that saved buyers the most, but also the model that cost drivers the most, compared to a more conventional vehicle. ...

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