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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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Research study says EVs have a tough road ahead

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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:

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Here are three important facts about gasoline:

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Trinnovator - Click above to watch the videos after the break

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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

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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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