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    Opinion: What good is an electric vehicle if there's no electricity?
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    A Glut Of EVs Could Make America's Shoddy Power Grid Even Worse

    The increasingly rickety American power grid seems to short out for all sorts of reasons.
    It took just one worker in Yuma, Arizona to plunge millions of people into the dark in the Southwest U.S. and Mexico, a few weeks back. A ...

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    Pininfarina unveils Nido EV prototype for modular EV platform
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    Pininfarina Nido EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Italian design house Pininfarina unveiled its Nido EV prototype today as the starting point for a new modular platform for electric and hybrid vehicles. The Nido EV is an update of the design of the 2004 Nido city car concept with ...

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    Report: Diesel and electric vehicles two of many options to meet CAFE regulations
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    2010 Volkswagen Golf - Click above for high-res image gallery
    New CAFE standards set to take affect in 2015 have automakers in a hurried frenzy. Meeting target CAFE numbers of 35.5 miles per gallon within the short five-year time frame is no easy feat. Current standards, set at a fleet average ...

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    Report: Power companies need to upgrade grid to prepare for electric cars
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    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The onslaught of electric vehicles expected to hit the market over the next five years, such as the Chevrolet Volt (pictured above), is keeping many local power utilities up at night. The dilemma has to do with the power supply ...

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    VIDEO: Chevrolet Volt tests driver-controlled audio warning system with the blind
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    As the popularity of hybrids has grown over the last few years, advocates for the blind have been raising a red flag about noise, or -- more to the point -- the lack of it. Because electric-drive vehicles emit much lower levels of sound on the street, blind pedestrians who've relied on the noise ...

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    Automotive Engineer commissions Lotus to design tiny city EV [w/VIDEO]
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    Lotus city car design – click above to watch video after the jump
    Developing cars quickly is nothing new to the designers and engineers at Lotus – the British firm does contract development for automakers around the world on a regular basis. With that in mind – and knowing that ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #63
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    It's nice to be back in the swing of things. We're once again cranking out weekly podcasts, and #63 is a compact one. We start off salivating over the news that the next generation Suzuki Swift will be headed for US shores. We devolve from discussing an unsubstantiated rumor into wistful praise ...

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