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3Hands-On: A Trip Down Portland's Electric Avenue And Beyond In A Nissan Leaf

Advanced charging infrastructure in Portland, Ore. allows electric vehicle drivers to go further, faster

2U.S. Department Of Energy Awards $34,000 To Apps For Vehicles Challenge Winners

You no longer need the latest car to keep track of vital vehicle data--only the latest app for your smart phone. The Apps for Vehicles Challenge, announced in October by the U.S. Department of Energy, is a competition aimed at creating innovative and accessible apps that employ vehicle information to help drivers improve fuel efficiency and safety.

34Tesla will have to pay back DOE loan early, says it's ready to do so

The 0-60 mile per hour acceleration time of the top-of-the-line Tesla Model S is 4.4 seconds. Now, the federal government is looking for Tesla Motors to similarly pick up the pace.

36SolarWindow, technology for electricity-producing glass, advances

This could be way bigger than regenerative braking.

3A123's deadline to spend $249 million grant extended through 2014

Looks like A123 Systems' range has just been extended by a couple of years.

32Feds will invest $4 million to help develop wireless EV chargers

Think of it as a way to boost plug-in vehicle adoption by removing the "plug-in" part.

14Energy Department may fund $10 million for electric truck, forklift development

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will invest as much as $10 million in the development of battery-electric trucks, forklifts and other cargo vehicles in a further attempt to cut petroleum use by the domestic transportation industry.

19DOE's clean-energy loan guarantees will cost taxpayers 46% less than expected

If the mainstream media has reported on the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) loan guarantees for advanced technologies, it's been about the controversy. Solyndra! But here's the news you probably haven't heard: the federal government loan guarantees will cost the American public about 46 percent less than originally estimated because many of the green tech companies are paying back the loans quicker than expected, according to one report.

79DOE rejects $310M loan for Carbon Motors to build advanced police cars

Carbon Motors, maker of the purpose-built E7 police car, won't receive the $310 million in U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) loans under the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing (ATVM) program that it applied for almost three years ago, and said that it's a victim of politics.

31Carbon Motors' $310 million DOE loan for police-car production rejected

Carbon Motors, maker of the purpose-built E7 police car, won't receive the $310 million in U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) loans under the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing (ATVM) program that it applied for almost three years ago, and said that it's a victim of politics.

57If you were 95% dependent on imported oil, you'd want EVs, too

The state of Hawaii is ramping up efforts to encourage electric-vehicle adoption by increasing the number of electric vehicle and charging station rebates it gives out this year. There's little wonder why this is important, since Hawaii is the country's most oil-dependent state and is looking to boost renewable-energy use.

58Energy Secretary Chu estimates 70% drop in EV battery costs between 2008 and 2015

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu estimates that plug-in vehicle battery costs will have dropped 70 percent between 2008 and 2015 and will fall another 58 percent between 2015 and 2020, giving hope to electric-drive vehicle advocates that the price premium for plug-ins relative to conventional vehicles will narrow during the next few years. Chu also said that the U.S. Energy Department is opening a research center dedicated to improve battery and energy-storage technologies for the transportation

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