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26There's now a Tesla Model S registered in all 50 states

Yes, you too can impress friends at cocktail parties by knowing that the last state to go without a registered Tesla Model S battery-electric sedan was indeed Mississippi. And the second-to-last one was West Virginia. That's what Edmunds is saying, citing data from Polk.

AddShell chooses oil over whales, threatening Western Pacific Gray

"Pesky whales. They just have to have their feeding grounds right where we want to put another oil platform. Well, too bad for them."

AddConsumer Reports: Low-rolling resistance tires fail to meet buyers' expectations

Recently, Consumer Reports conducted a survey of car tire buyers and discovered that a remarkable 95 percent of consumers were satisfied with their shopping experience. CR also found, though, that less than half of tire buyers researched before purchasing. When "so much is riding on your tires" you'd think that a few minutes devoted to investigating the proper running gear would be time well spent but, according to the Consumer Reports' survey, buyers often decided to skip the legwork and mount

AddStory of a Decade: compact cars gain weight, become more fuel efficient

Over the last decade, compact cars have ballooned in size. How much? On average, compact cars sold in the U.S. are 549 pounds heavier and sit on a wheelbase that's 6.4 inches longer than those sold here ten years ago, according to analysis by Edmunds.com. With that added weight comes the need for more power and today's compacts pack an average of 64 more tire-spinning horses than those built a decade ago. Edmunds' AutoObserver senior editor, Bill Visnic, explained the reasons for the inflated co

AddJudge rules Renault can use Zoe name

Renault Zoe concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddToyota teases RAV4 EV; test fleet to number in the "couple thousand-unit range"

Toyota RAV4 EV – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddBalqon XE20 electric yard tractor invades Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant

Balqon's baddest bruiser, the battery-powered XE20 yard tractor, tops out at a cool 25 miles per hour, pulls a stunning 30 tons and rumbles down the road for 50 (loaded) to 94 (unloaded) miles courtesy of its 140 kWh lithium-ion battery pack . This brute is powered by a liquid-cooled 240 kW AC induction motor and is said to provide class-leading low-end torque that makes it a perfect fit for off-highway applications like hauling around trailers and containers at Ford Motor Company's Michigan Ass

AddGetrag to supply electric drive unit for Volvo's battery-powered C30

During the Paris Motor Show, Volvo confirmed that the C30 battery electric concept was bound for production. The automaker's first wave of electric C30s are tooling around Sweden, but those are prototype units. The production version, slated for launch to the public in 2013, will undergo a refining process that will apparently lead to a finished product that Volvo chief executive officer Stefan Jacoby claims will "set the standard in the industry." Part of the refining process for the plug-in C3

AddOne city in China aims to have 35,000 electric vehicles on the road in 3 years

It seems that not a day goes by when some city in China, or even the country as a whole, doesn't boast about its grand electric vehicle (EV) plans and last Friday was no exception. That's when Shenzhen vice-mayor, Tang Jie, speaking at the C40 Hong Kong Workshop, revealed the city's battery-powered dreams. Jie spoke of Shenzhen entering a "mature" development period and said that the city, after 30 years of rapid growth, is now ready for a low-carbon future:

AddHonda to unveil "small-sized vehicle" prototype at Thailand Motor Expo

Honda New Small Vehicle Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddChevy Volt's oil change interval maxes out at two years

2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddElectrics, hybrids to account for nearly a third of all sales by 2020

2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddWill Big Brother keep a watchful eye on electric vehicle drivers?

2011 Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddMeijer to install plug-in vehicle chargers at select Michigan supercenters

Supercenter retailer Meijer Inc. plans to install electric vehicle charging stations at many of its Michigan area stores. The first charging station, installed at the Warren, MI Meijer store, is now operational, and perhaps coincidentally, is located across the street from GM's technical center, a site that has more than its fair share of Chevy Volts roaming around. The retailer's Allen Park store, also located on the state's east side, is slated for the next install. Then, plans shift to the we

AddEpyon raises $9.7M; will scale up fast-charger operations in Europe

In mid-May, Epyon unveiled its fast-charging system for electric vehicles during the Nissan Leaf's brief stop in the city of Amsterdam. Later that month, the company installed Europe's first fast-charging station at a fueling depot in the Netherlands. Now, Epyon announced that it has lined up five investors willing to back the company to the tune of €7 million ($9.7 million U.S. at the current exchange rate). The funds will be used to scale up Epyon's operations, which includes installing f

AddHybrid sales soar to 5-month high in October

2011 Honda CR-Z – Click above for high-res image gallery

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