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Add100 Via Motors PHEV utility vehicles headed to Canada

Canada is going to soon make a big mark in the global market for electric trucks and vans, thanks to a deal with Via Motors. Sun Country Highway, a Canadian company dedicated to the adoption of zero emission transportation, has inked an $80-million deal with Via to purchase plug-in hybrids for businesses across the country. So far, an order for the first 100 extended-range utility vehicles with an $8-million deposit has been placed with Via. These work trucks and vans, all converted General Moto

AddFord puts more green in green-car production

'Follow the money,' states the old axiom, and when it comes to green-car production, Ford is doing just that. The US automaker is boosting its number of electrification-engineering staff by 50 percent this year to 500 workers while sinking $50 million in its electrified-vehicle development centers. And by the end of the year, Ford will have doubled its electrification-battery testing capacity.

AddUsing gas to power cars is like "burning Picassos" for heat

Our dependency on oil for transportation is as futile as burning Picasso paintings for heat, according to Christian Science Monitor guest blogger Kurt Cobb.

AddFord invests $135 million in electrified vehicles

Ford may not have a dedicated hybrid or EV platform, but it does have a new "Electrification Center of Excellence" down the street from its headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. Ford announced yesterday that it now has some 1,000 engineers devoted to electrified vehicles, most of whom work "under one roof" at the facility.

68Ford invests $135 million in electrified vehicles

Ford may not have a dedicated hybrid or EV platform, but it does have a new "Electrification Center of Excellence" down the street from its headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. Ford announced yesterday that it now has some 1,000 engineers devoted to electrified vehicles, most of whom work "under one roof" at the facility.

AddElectrification Coalition releases Fleet Electrification Roadmap, shows how to get to 200,000 plug-ins by 2015

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

AddChat with retiring GM research VP Larry Burns today at 3pm EDT

Larry Burns has served as General Motors Vice president of research and development for 11 years, a tenure longer than anyone else since the original holder of that office, Charles Kettering. This fall however, Burns will be strolling off into the sunset as he has opted for retirement. Before he exits the building for the last time, he will sit down at the computer for a web chat with the online masses. Burns has been been one of the major advocates at General Motors of taking personal transport

AddIs retro-fitting older vehicles the solution to accelerating electrification?

Converted Saturn SC1 EV - click above for high-res image gallery

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