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Residents' Refueling Costs Will Fall By More Than $200 Million

A new study says Oregon electric-vehicle rebate will boost state GDP by $83 million through 2030.

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When it comes to choosing a guy who's gone from Rocky Mountain High to sea level in the electric vehicle world, the Electrification Coalition couldn't have made a better choice. The EV advocacy group has tapped Tony Posawatz, he of the former Chevrolet Volt and Fisker Automotive fame, to help spread the EV word. Posawatz will head the Coalition's community efforts in Drive Electric Northern Colorado (DENC) and Drive Electric Orlando (DEO).

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Municipal fleets are saving money by using electric vehicles, and the Electrification Coalition has the numbers to prove it. Houston, TX, for example, expects to save $110,000 a year by bringing in 27 Nissan Leafs, according to the EC study.The organization also found that using Leafs in the city fleet in Loveland, CO, will save 41 percent compared to owning and operating gasoline-powered cars.

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The Electrification Coalition, formed in 2009, is a group of business leaders passionately advocating for the adoption of electric vehicles on a mass scale in order to avoid the pitfalls of our dependence on oil. On November 15, it released its Fleet Electrification Roadmap, a detailed report that examines the operation of commercial and government fleets and argues for them to adopt electric vehicles. The report suggests that with certain proposed policies in place, 200,000 electric vehicles co

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The Electrification Coalition (EC) was organized by companies in the plug-in vehicle space – e.g, Nissan, Coda Automotive, Coulomb Technolgies, A123 Systems – last November and today issued the results of an economic impact study that shows it'll pay to push for plug-ins. The EC's paper says that, "the U.S. economy would benefit substantially over the long term from implementation of the EC policy package." That package is the EC's Electrification Roadmap (details here), and the gro

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A new Electrification Coalition was announced today with the backing of the CEOs from twelve companies. What's interesting about this group is that, among the leaders from electric vehicles companies and related start-ups – Coda Automotive, Coulomb Technolgies, A123 Systems, etc. – we find Nissan's Carlos Ghosn. Nissan is the only major OEM to participate in this coalition, which will promote "policies and actions that will facilitate the deployment of electric vehicles on a mass sca

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