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In deep with Better Place: how to profit while swapping batteries selling miles

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Magna E-Car Systems purchases first ChargePoint CT3000 DC fast-charge station

Coulomb Technologies, along with partner Aker Wade Power Technologies, is now taking orders for the ChargePoint CT3000 networked DC fast-charge stations. Deliveries of the CT3000 will commence early next year. The CT3000 offers the convenience of 30-minute charging and is designed to accommodate the proposed CHAdeMO stand

Business of Plugging In 2010: MI Gov. Granholm grooves on plug-in vehicles

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At Witz' End - The Business of Plugging In, Take 2

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At Witz' End: Notes from "The Business of Plugging In"

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PEV 2009: 1916 Woods Dual Power Model 44 Coupe hybrid on display

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PEV 2009: David Cole explains why adding plugs to cars is anything but simple

David Cole is the chairman of the Center For Automotive Research. As such, he is deeply connected to the industry and played a big role in organizing the Business of Plugging In expo in Detroit last week. We've talked with Cole in the past, and caught up with him at the expo to hear what the Michigan-centric confer

PEV 2009: Henrik Fisker explains how his company will be profitable, plans for 2010

With his company about to announce its first U.S. plant in Delaware, CEO Henrik Fisker was in high spirits and high demand at last week's Business of Plugging In conference in Detroit. We were able to pull the busy man aside for a few minutes to ask for more information on how his company plans to make money – will the

Quick Spin: Myers Motors NmG - redefining fast and small for the future

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Some say "No plug, no deal," but not everyone is gonna buy that

This week, the Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers found that plug-in hybrids have to be "affordable" if automakers think that customers will want to buy them. People are interested, U of M says, but cost is paramount to people deciding to make a purchase. Speaking at the Business of Plugging In conference in Detroit this week, Richard Curtin, from the University of Michigan's

Quick Spin: newly upgraded Bright IDEA delivers

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PEV 2009: GM's Lauckner wishes for bigger incentives to get drivers out of gas-powered vehicles

At this point, it's no secret that the Chevy Volt and other plug-in vehicles are not going to come cheap. The least-pricey full-speed electric vehicle may very well be the Nissan Leaf, which after incentives might drop into the $27-28,000 range before the extra cost of leasing the battery. While the operational costs of these cars should be substantially less than any internal combustion vehicle, customers rarely think that far ahead when signing up for a car loan. That's especially true when ga