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458Electric Car Sales Have Doubled, Thanks To High Gas Prices

EVs selling at faster pace than hybrids after their introduction to market

This is a good time to be in the business of selling electric vehicles. Once moribund, sales of electric cars have more than doubled in the U.S. during the first six months of 2013.

12DNC Rejects Donation From Electric Car Salesman

Paul Scott wants to advocate for electric vehicles directly to the president

When Paul Scott decided to reach out to President Obama a mere letter or meeting with a lower staff member wasn't enough. The Los Angeles-based Nissan salesman is paying $32,400 out of his own retirement fund so he can make a case for stronger presidential support for electric vehicles in person.

15In New York, A Push For Electric Cars Meets A Tepid Response

Sluggish demand for EVs leaves future up in air, analysts say

3Tesla Projects Profit Behind Strong Model S Sales

Have they found a winning recipe for the business of electric vehicles?

It apparently is not an April Fool's gag. Tesla Motors, the start-up, electric-car company is finally profitable.

270Why Obama is Backing Away From Electric Vehicles

State of the Union mentions EVs, but lofty goals are evaporating

One year ago, President Obama used his State of the Union address to set a bold goal of U.S. consumers buying 1 million electric cars by 2015. But consumers aren't biting, and the Department of Energy and the White House are backing away.

22Hybrid And Electric Vehicles Are About To Get Louder

Proposed rule aims to protect pedestrians and cyclists

The sounds of silence could soon be getting a microphone. Hybrid and electric cars, typically far quieter than their more conventional counterparts, could soon be required to make more noise while they're traveling down the road.

AddHow Are Soybeans Used In The New Ford Fusion?

That question, and others, answered by Paul Mascarenas, Ford's Chief Technology Officer

The recent unveiling of the revamped Ford Fusion wasn't just a big deal to Ford because of the car. It was also a big deal because of the technology inside the car.

2Electric Vehicles May Play Smaller Role In Helping Industry Reach 54.5 MPG Standard

Experts say other factors will improve fuel economy more than EVs

Automakers are examining every conceivable option as they stretch to make their cars meet 54.5 miles per gallon, per a government mandate, over the next 13 years. Surprisingly, electric vehicles might not play a prominent role in their plans.

AddSmall electric car companies plan to ditch often-lousy car salesmen in favor of specialists at big box stores

Consumers routinely rank their interactions with car dealerships as one of the least rewarding parts of the new car buying experience. In particular, dealing with an untrained and often-lousy car salesman makes the entire experience less than pleasing. Of course, there are a few ways to deal with this situation, but none of the options guarantee a rewarding experience. Here's what car buyers can do: they can hunt down the best dealers in town, they can choose a car salesman with experience and k

Add16 Chinese companies team up to form "Association of the Electric Vehicle Industry"

According to a report from China's Global Times, 16 of the countries state-owned companies will meet next week in Beijing to formally announce the creation of the "Association of the Electric Vehicle Industry." The association will work on setting unified standards for electric vehicles (EVs) and hopes to improve upon core technologies to make the nation's EVs more competitive in the global marketplace.

AddMartin Eberhard predicts 500-mile range for the electric vehicles of 2020

Volkswagen E-Up! Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddAt Witz' End - Electric vehicle progress, prospects and challenges

2010 Plug-in Prius Prototypes – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddAll-electric Saab 9-3 test fleet to launch in early 2011

Saab 9-3 – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddDOE estimates 100-mile automotive batteries will cost just $5,000 in 2020

With the extra attention given to President Obama's plug-in vehicle efforts today because of a letter urging the creation of a new federal task force for electric vehicles (EVs), how about we take a look at what the government thinks is happening with EVs now and in the coming years? A recent report (PDF) from the White House and the Department of Energy about how Recovery Act funds have been spent gives us some insight.

AddAN columnist on plug-in vehicles: "Electricity is not sexy"

How many hurdles are there on the road to the electrification of the vehicle? Technically, a lot of the problems are on the way to being solved. Costwise, there's still a ways to go. As for public acceptance, well, this might be the tallest hurdle of them all.

AddMitsubishi reaffirms sub-$30K sticker price for i-MiEV in U.S.

Mitsubishi i-MiEV – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddEU aims to have electric vehicle standards finalized by 2012

Automakers, consumers and governments across the globe almost unanimously agree that electric vehicles (EVs) need an international set of standards. However, agreeing on these guidelines at the international level is a painstakingly long and difficult process.

AddChallenge Bibendum: Michelin expects electric car to make up 5% of the market in 2020

As the hosts of the Challenge Bibendum, Michelin took a bit of time in Rio de Janiero to allow the company's three managing partners (the company's leaders, as it does not have a CEO) to talk about why the 10th running of the eco-event was important and took questions from the assembled journalists and attendees. A lot of the talk centered around the company's efforts to expand sales in developing countries and safety issues, but one of Michelin's three managing partners said something about the

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