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    Senate panel approves $3.6B for electric vehicles and chargers
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    A United States Senate bill that would provide a further $3.6 billion in funding for plug-in vehicles has made it past the first of many hurdles toward passage. The Senate Energy Committee approved the legislation, put forward by Senator Byron Dorgan, (D-ND) that would create so-called deployment ...

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    Detroit 2010: Hyundai Blue-Will PHEV concept
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    Hyundai Blue-Will PHEV concept - click above for high res image gallery
    The Hyundai Blue-Will concept isn't entirely new; it first appeared last April at the Seoul Motor Show. However, it is making its North American debut next week in Detroit. What makes the Blue-Will special is that it is ...

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    Buick Regal likely to be launch platform for next GM hybrid system
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    2011 Buick Regal – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Last night, General Motors publicly unveiled the 2011 Buick Regal that goes on sale in North America in the first half of next year. The Regal will be Buick's new mid-sized sedan entry and is essentially just a re-grilled version of ...

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    GM's Lauckner wishes for bigger incentives to get drivers out of gas-powered vehicles
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    At this point, it's no secret that the Chevy Volt and other plug-in vehicles are not going to come cheap. About the least pricey full-speed electric vehicle may very well be the Nissan Leaf, which after incentives may be in the $27-28,000 range before the extra cost of leasing the battery. While ...

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    Frankfurt Preview: More on Toyota's new lithium-ion Plug-in Prius
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    Toyota Prius PHEV - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Toyota's new generation plug-in hybrid Prius will be shown for the first time next week at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and now we've got some new images and details. As expected, the PHEV Prius will be equipped with a lithium-ion battery ...

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    Toyota launches plug-in Prius hybrid in UK
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the plug-in Prius
    Toyota has been testing plug-in versions of its Prius hybrid sedan on public roads in Japan for quite some time and the models have made it Stateside for testing, as well. Now Toyota has begun testing its PHEV in the U.K. Along with EDF Energy, ...

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    Ford's Mark Fields calls plug-in hybrids a "national priority"
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    In these days of nearly nonexistent profits for every one of Detroit's Big Three automakers, R&D funds must be allocated very carefully. In contrast, Japanese manufacturers such as Toyota and Honda have been earning profits on a yearly basis. Not long ago, a mild spat arose regarding whether or ...

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    Next-gen Prius coming in January with more power, efficiency
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    The current Prius is baked from a refined recipe that results in a roomy, practical and efficient vehicle lurking under an eco-statement exterior, or at least we thought so. Five years on, it's still the most popular way to conspicuously consume under the guise of saving the planet. Toyota hasn't ...

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