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Old Record Beaten By About Eight Hours

Three drivers take a Tesla across the US in under 59 hours. That includes the time it took to Supercharge.

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EV Maker Will Hire Estimated 6,500 For Massive Facility

Tesla starts hiring for engineering, facility management positions for Gigafactory near Reno.

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State Offers As Much As $6,000 In EV Perks

Colorado may have a loophole allowing for used electric vehicles to generate government incentive.

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Plant That Once Sat Idle Will Ramp Up

LG Chem holds job fair to double workforce at electric vehicle battery factory in Michigan.

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Public Likes Cars, But Flyover States Don't Get Enough Love

Plug In America touts plug-in vehicle quality but bemoans inconsistent government policy.

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Tax Breaks, Free Parking, Bus Lane Access May Be Short-Lived

After 50,000 EV sales, Norway will likely start to taper its plug-in vehicle benefits.

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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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Billionaire Looks To Capitalize On China's Growing EV Market

Hong Kong businessman and ex-con eyes Tesla Motors with electric-bus company investment.

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Ten-Fold Growth Predicted Over Next Decade

The annual global sales of medium- and heavy-duty commercial EVs are predicted to increase by ten times between 2014 and 2023 and reach a total of over 800,000 in that time.

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GM Cites Unequal Standards, But Tesla Still Gets Four-Store Approval

Tesla Motors' automaker-to-customer bill approval in Maryland almost gets sidetracked by General Motors' lobbying.

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First Built In The 1970s, A Revamped EV Can Hit 100 MPH

The Enfield 8000 Electric City Car was a tiny, handbuilt, all-electric product of the oil crises in the seventies. A British enthusiast has turned one into a high-po electric dragster, swapping its 6-kWh motor for one with 1,003 horsepower.

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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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Volt, Prius Plug-in Have Moved About 159,000 Vehicles Combined

Nissan has sold about 172,000 of its electric Leaf worldwide since its launch. That beats the 159,000 of the next two best-selling models.

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A paper by a couple of Swedish researchers figures that the price-per-kWh for lithium-ion battery packs is now $410, down from more than $1,000 in 2007. Economies-of-scale, not chemistry advances, will do the most to get that down to $230 by 2018.

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Oregon House Bill 2092 would auction tax credits to fund a series of rebates for alternative-fuel vehicles. Buyers could get $3,000 for an EV purchase.

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Limit Will Be Reached Two Years Early As Model S, Leaf Sell In Big Numbers

Norway is about to reach its 50,000-vehicle limit for government incentives towards plug-in vehicles.

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Plant Tab May Hit $5 Billion When All Said And Done

Tesla has spent $62 million so far prepping its Gigafactory in Nevada.

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Customized Kits Also Add Sound To Electric Motor, For Safety, Of Course

Larte's aftermarket kits for the Tesla Model S add style and cut weight with basalt-fiber components.

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Tesla, Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt and Even VW Jetta TDI Make The List

BMW i3 tops KBB's Top 10 Green Cars list – again – with praise for the plug-in's performance and design.

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Dealers Association Supports EV Maker-Owned Outlets, In Limited Numbers

Tesla may be on the verge of getting approval from the state of Maryland for direct-to-consumer sales.

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Plug-in Vehicle Premium Price Over Conventional Cars Shrinks

Lithium-ion battery costs fell 14 percent a year between 2007 and 2014, study says.

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