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AddScotland plans to go electric, ban gas-burners by 2050

When the Scottish government says it wants to clean up the air in its cities, it's not just blowing smoke up your kilt. Aye, laddie – or lassie, as the case may be – a newly released plan, called Switched On Scotland: A Roadmap to Widespread Adoption of Plug-in Vehicles (PDF), encourages the uptake of plug-in cars and calls for an end to petrol and diesel-burning cars in its cities by 2050.

AddU.S. plug-in vehicle manufacturers, battery makers face serious export hurdles

U.S.-based plug-in vehicle producers and battery makers are faced with a problem of epic proportions. A recent report released by the subscription news service ClimateWire suggests that U.S.-made electric cars – and the associated high-tech li-ion batteries produced on U.S. soil – face a maze of export restrictions that will force many of the companies to set up shop abroad.

AddDark shadows loom over PHEVs as EVs capture all the rays

Hyundai Blue-Will Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddFord confirms hybrid and PHEV C-Max will be built in Spain

2011 Ford C-Max – Click above for high-res image gallery

9Ford confirms hybrid and PHEV C-Max will be built in Spain

2011 Ford C-Max – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddBeijing 2010: Geely Emgrand GT, plug-in hybrid coupe

Geely Emgrand GT – Click above for high-res image gallery

30Beijing 2010: Geely Emgrand GT plug-in hybrid coupe

Geely Emgrand GT – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddReport: plug-in chargers could be a $11.75 billion market by 2015

Forecasting the future is not always easy and, sometimes, far from accurate, but we like predictions because they usually give us some idea of what to expect as we move forward. In this instance, the predictions point to a world in which plug-in vehicle chargers are almost as common as gas stations. Well, not quite, but they do suggest that the U.S. will lead the world in something – and that's always worth talking about.

AddPininfarina sets yearly target of 60,000 Bluecar EVs by 2016

2008 Pininfarina B0 concept, the basis for the Bluecar – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddCan plug-in vehicles make any money before they become outmoded?

Nissan Leaf EV – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddMitsubishi aims for sub-$30,000 price tag on U.S. i-MiEV

Mitsubishi i-MiEV – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddAt Witz' End - It's the Battery, Stupid!

Research study says EVs have a tough road ahead

AddUSABC - GM, Chrysler, Ford - looking for help on four advanced automotive battery projects

The United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC), made up of Chrysler, Ford and GM, wants to hear proposals for new and better electric vehicle batteries. Through January 29th, the consortium will be accepting requests for proposal information (RFPIs) for four different projects:

AddLimited: What's the value of talking about "range anxiety" all the time?

Here are three important facts about gasoline:

AddIt's Friday: Swedish automatic PHEV charging prod gets a big WTF? from us [w/VIDEO]

Trinnovator - Click above to watch the videos after the break

AddEditorial: Henderson's fuel cell 10X cost comments are out of context

The other day we reported on an interview with General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson published in the Washington Post. While most of the discussion focused on the bailout and bankruptcy, from the perspective of this site, the main items of interest were Henderson's responses to questions relating the to the cost of the Chevy Volt and hydrogen fuel cells. Much has been made of Henderson saying that the Chevy Equinox Fuel Cell used for the Project Driveway program cost 10 times the Volt's approximate

AddStudies Say: a wrap up from the green car front: "Internalize the Externalities," more

This is a particularly busy time for studies trying to understand the impact of green vehicles. Here's a quick round-up:

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