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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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Trend Echoes New-Car Demand Pace For Electric Vehicle

Nissan Leaf used-car sale prices plunged during the first quarter, while overall used-car prices rose.

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'Vampire Drain' May Cause EV To Lose Three Percent Charge Each Day

Tesla Model S may lose more range than advertised when parked for an extended time.

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Are Lower Gas Prices Still The Primary Culprit?

Lower demand for hybrids, EVs again push down US green-car sales from year-earlier numbers

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E-Mail to Prospective Customer Says Electric Vehicle May Hurt Environment More Than Helping It

Kia of Vancouver dealership managers question Soul EV's financial and environmental benefits.

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South Korean Company to Officially Be World's Largest Auto Battery Maker

LG Chem gets contract from Daimler to make batteries for the Smart ForTwo ED electric vehicle.

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State Has Paid Out $14 Million Since 1998

Illinois will end its government rebate program for buyers of plug-in vehicles.

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Automaker Cites California Popularity For Expansion

Kia Soul EV sales will come to Texas, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii and Georgia by June.

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One-Year Program Will Test Urban Revitalization Impact of Car-Sharing EVs

Nissan will start car-sharing pilot program with two-seat electric vehicles in Yokohama, Japan.

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Central Valley Politico Also Proposes Boosting Rebate To $3,500

California state senator proposes $40,000 price cap on rebate-eligible electric vehicles.

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Sedans Strung 12 Car Batteries Together, 'Escorted' Munich Olympics Distance Athletes

BMW built two 1602e concept vehicles in 1972 as an early example of electric-powered mobility.

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California Racing Club Members Take Advantage

Fiat 500e incentives are combined to add up to a nearly free leasing deal for the electric vehicle.

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Milestone Buyer Previously Leased 2013 Leaf

Nissan sells its 75,000th US Leaf electric vehicle in Portland, Oregon

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Slow Delivery, Charging Issues May Doom 200 Jobs

Tesla China may lay off a third of its workforce because the Model S isn't selling quite as many units as expected.

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