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Over 500 Plug-In Vehicles Scheduled To Take Part In Rally

WAVE 2015 says it has 508 registrations, which would set a new plug-in vehicle gathering record.

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The Site, By Refugio State Beach, Has Seen This Sort Of Mess Before

Oil line owned by Plains All American Pipeline breaks, spilling oil onto the same beach that helped spark the American environmental movement in 1969.

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Oregon Looking For Replacement For Gas Tax

Oregon's new OreGo is the first-in-the-nation program that will charge car owners not for the fuel they use, but for the miles they drive.

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Dannel Malloy Looks In NSTAR Settlement Fund For Money

Connecticut Governor Malloy wants to use money from a settlement fund to support EV purchases in the Nutmeg State.

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Hypermiling Los Angeles, CA, to Bend, OR, On One Tank of Fuel

Car Club USA heads to LA for the CleanMPG Northwest Rally, where a group of like-minded hypermiling enthusiasts led by Wayne Gerdes attempt to drive from Los Angeles, CA, to Bend, OR, on one tank of fuel. It's diesel versus hybrid tech on this fuel-efficient trip of a lifetime.

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Rumor Says He Loved It Enough To Consider Doing An Electric Duc

What happens if you put the CEO of a famous Italian brand on an electric conversion of one of its motorcycles? If rumors are to be believed, there may be an battery-powered Ducati sometime in the future.

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Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson is in favor of removing $4 billion in subsidies for oil and gas companies and using the money to support ethanol. He also suggests a 30 percent ethanol blend in fuel.

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Toyota has helped install an array of 208 repurposed nickel-metal hydride batteries from Camry Hybrids to power the Lamar Buffalo Ranch at Yellowstone National Park. The system can store 85 kilowatt-hours of energy at a time.

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Cadillac's marketing boss is admitting that the decision to price the ELR at $75,000 was a mistake. The company thought the big number would make a statement about the PHEV coupe.

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Sergio Also Met With Apple's Tim Cook

FCA boss Sergio Marchionne recently took a trip through California where he had separate meetings with Elon Musk and Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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Just Like Any Automaker Anywhere

Three FTC staff say, again, that laws restricting Tesla or other automakers from selling vehicles direct to customers is a bad idea. An 'anomaly,' in fact.

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Ever wonder what it's really like to be an Uber driver? For one, it's not as profitable as you might think.

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A new fundraising push could add $1.5 billion to Uber's pockets and push the company's valuation past $50B, making it the most valuable startup on the planet.

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And Why Established Automakers Haven't Done It

Many automakers have announced electric models with 200 miles or more range will arrive in their showrooms in the next couple years. Are any of these "Tesla beaters", or are they pretenders to the throne. Also, what's taken them so long to get with the battery-powered program?

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Looking Back, The Price At The Pump And The Decline In Fuel Efficient Sales Don't Line Up

Looking at the numbers, Autotrader's Mark Strand tells us you can't predict green car sales by looking at the price of gas. It just doesn't work that way.

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Green Means OK To Unplug, Red Means Don't Touch

Take Charge And Go Hanging Placards advise other plug-in vehicle drivers on your recharging status. It's the kind thing to do.

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Even Hydrogen-Friendly Toyota Is Introducing Two New EVs There

China is lending massive support to EVs, and it's making sure automakers play along.

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An op-ed in The Washington Post argues that private automobiles own the road in cities, and mandatory bicycle helmet laws as a way for governments to avoid building a better infrastructure for bikes.

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Charging-Station Maker Touts Potential Draw For Apartment Owners

ChargePoint will start offering system customized for apartment and condominium buildings.

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Heartbreak For Favorites Universite Laval On Last Attempt

The University of Toronto managed to win the ninth Shell Eco-Marathon Americas this weekend with an amazing 3,421 mpg.

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South Korea builds a 20-mile, solar-powered bike line down the middle of a highway.

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