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The Autoblog electric car buyer’s guide

How to pick an EV, and what you’ll need when you bring it home

How to pick an EV, and what you'll need when you bring it home.

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Digging deep, UMTRI compares overall efficiency of hydrogen to EVs

And Then Both Of Them To Gas Vehicles

UMTRI's paper weighs the merits of BEVs and FCEVs, and compares them to gasoline-powered cars.

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Is the hydrogen vs. EV fight really a case of China vs. Japan?

Reuters scopes out the competing visions in Japan and China for an alternative-powertrain future, with huge investment in support of the either the FCEV or EV.

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Affordable li-ion batteries could be here without big chemistry advances

A paper by a couple of Swedish researchers figures that the price-per-kWh for lithium-ion battery packs is now $410, down from more than $1,000 in 2007. Economies-of-scale, not chemistry advances, will do the most to get that down to $230 by 2018.

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EVs won't die because of low gas prices

A Washington Post opinion piece, refuting those who predict the death of electric vehicles - yes, again - explains that regulatory mandates underpin the existence and sales of BEVs, not the price of gas.

Boulder Electric Vehicle delivers first truck to Precision Plumbing [w/video]

It's been a couple years since we first saw the Boulder Electric Vehicle prototype in action but now comes word that the company has delivered its very first production vehicle. The initial DV-500 (as it is affectionately called) has been sold to Denver-area Domenick Yoney

Countdown to Earth Day: PHEV? BEV? E85? What's with all the acronyms?

Deciphering the meaning of automotive acronyms can be complicated. To alleviate confusion, we've compiled this condensed list of some acronyms associated with the types of vehicles that you'll encounter when perusing the AutoblogGreen site:

SAE 2010: Argonne Lab director says battery electrics still not ready for mainstream

Don Hillebrand understands electric vehicles and their benefits and limitations. As the director of the Center for Transportation Research at the Argonne National Laboratory, he has done plenty of testing on all kinds of alternative drive vehicles. Speaking to the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress on Wednesday, Hillebrand acknowledged that despite advances in lithium ion technology, battery electric vehicles still

FedEx adds 4 more BEVs to its already green delivery fleet

Two of the largest parcel delivery fleets in the U.S. have been competing neck and neck in a race to become the greenest in the land. Both Federal Express (FedEx) and United Parcel Service (UPS) have delved into alternative energy vehicles for daily delivery use.

Expert says lithium ion batteries better for hybrids than full EVs

Low-cost electric cars are waiting on nothing but a simple battery breakthrough. That's been the long-held opinion of many experts for the last, oh, 50 years or so. Is lithium ion technology the tipping point we've been waiting for all these years? Well, naturally that depends on who you ask.

Greenlings: PHEV? DSG? VMT? A guide to common green vehicle acronyms

Guide to Common Green Acronymns

Deciphering the new vocabulary of the green car movement can sometimes be a real head scratcher. To alleviate as much confusion as possible, we would like to present our readers with a list of common acronyms and what they mean, with plenty of links for more information. If you have some TLA

Quick Spin: Nissan Leaf the tip of mass market EV spear

Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery

Quick Spin: Nissan Leaf the tip of mass market EV spear

Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery

Electrification Coalition sees plug-ins making up 25 percent of market by 2020

A new Electrification Coalition was announced today with the backing of the CEOs from twelve companies. What's interesting about this group is that, among the leaders from electric vehicles companies and related start-ups – Coda Automotive, Coulomb Technolgies, A123 Systems, etc. – we find Nissan's Carlos Ghosn. Nissan is the only major OEM to participate in this coalition, which will promote "policies and actions that will facilitate the deployment of electric vehicles on a mass sca

Plug-in vehicles will get special license plate in Ontario next year

Want to emblazon your ride with Ontario's new "environmentally friendly vehicles" license plate? There are two hurdles you'll have to jump. First, wait until next year when the plate actually becomes available on July 1. Second, you'll need to get a car with

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