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Hyundai expanding Tucson fuel cell deliveries to NorCal soon

With more H2 stations up and running in the San Francisco Bay Area, Hyundai is going to start leasing the Tucson Fuel Cell there soon.

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Chevy Malibu Hybrid wins 2016 Connected Green Car of the Year

Volvo XC90 T8 Named Luxury Green Car, Honda HR-V Takes Green SUV

Green Car Journal handed out three awards at the Washington Auto Show today to the Chevy Malibu Hybrid, Honda HR-V, and the Volvo XC90.

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Honda Clarity proves hydrogen future always costs $500/month

Why Does Every Hydrogen Vehicle Cost Pretty Much The Same?

There will soon be three hydrogen vehicles on the market. For some reason, they all cost $500 a month, even though they're all quite different. Odd, no?

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Wandering the DC Auto Show with DOE Energy Secretary Moniz

We take a walk about the Washington Auto Show with Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz – and are then told we can't film him. So, instead, we just go look at the mostly empty displays on the first (and only) media day and made a little video.

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Toyota promoting Mirai as if hydrogen tax credit never went away

Automaker Asks Feds To Bring Back H2 Incentives

The $8,000 federal tax credit has expired and may not return, but Toyota is still advertising the 2016 Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle as if it's available.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee, BMW i8, Ford F-150 win 2015 Green Car Awards in DC [w/video]

SUV, Pickup Truck And Luxury Car All Snag Trophies

The three big winners at the Washington Auto Show were the Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel (2015 Green SUV of the Year), the BMW i8 (2015 Luxury Green Car of the Year) and the Ford F-150 (2015 Green Car Technology Award).

Five years ago, the DOE loaned Tesla Motors $465 million

Secretary Moniz Announces New $55 Million Funding Program

Five years after Tesla got off to a good start with its ATVM loan deal, Energy Secretary Moniz says the DOE is offering two new programs – one for $55 million and one for $35 million – to help advanced vehicles.

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Cadillac president de Nysschen says electrification coming 'across the spectrum'

Takes A Swipe At Ford For Aluminium F-150

Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen says his company is going to add electric powertrains "across the spectrum of our portfolio," starting with stop/start tech and then more plug-in vehicles, thanks to GM's EV leadership.

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BMW, VW partner with ChargePoint for high-speed charging network

BMW and VW will work with ChargePoint to get more DC Fast Chargers up and ready on the East and West coasts of the US. More Level 2 chargers will be available, too.

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1974 Porsche 914 EV conversion still looks good

Looking through the pages of the EV Album is a great way to learn about the breadth and depth of the electric vehicle community. Branching well beyond the three dozen or so electric vehicles that are currently sold by major automakers in the US, EV Album showcases lots of DIY conversions of all types. A 1995 Fiat Cinquecento? Check. A 1992 Kewet Eljet 2? No

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Hyundai promises brand new EV for US within three years

The big and official news from Hyundai at the Washington Auto Show this week was that a bunch of people went to the website for the Tucson Fuel Cell CUV. But as Michael O'Brien, the vice president of corporate and product planning

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88,000 interested in Hyundai Tucson fuel cell, first units due in 60 days

Hyundai thinks it has a hit on its hands with the Tucson Fuel Cell CUV, an Internet hit at the very least. At the Washington Auto Show this week, Michael O'Brien, the vice president of corporate and product planning for Hyundai Motor America, announced that 88,000 people have visited the car's microsite. Since the company isn'

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Nissan e-NV200 electric van will start FedEx testing in DC

The electric van test program that Nissan and FedEx announced today at the Washington Auto Show isn't really all that new. After all, FedEx is already testing the all-electric e-NV200 in Singapore, Sebastian Blanco

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Cadillac ELR regen on demand brakes win 2014 Green Car Technology award

Just like the Oscars, Green Car Journal decided a few years ago to up the number of nominees for its annual award. For the annual "Green Car of the Year" award, given out at the Los Angeles Auto Show each year, there are five finalists. For the "Green Car Technology" award, there are a fantastic ten. At the 2014 Washington Auto Show today, the Sebastian Blanco

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DOE Secretary Moniz announces $50 million for cleaner vehicles, sees upside in Fisker loan failure

The Washington Auto Show started today with an announcement by US Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz about a new, $50-million boost for the DOE's work on supporting more fuel-efficient vehicles. The $50 million, Moniz said, will support advanced vehicle technologies. $30 million will go towards making plug-in vehicles better and charging more convenient, including extra support for

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2014 Green Car Technology Award nominees include green powertrains, carbon fiber

Acura, Audi, Honda and Porsche are among automakers whose green-related automotive technology advancements are among the 10 listed on Green Car Journal's "Green Car Technology" finalists for 2014, according

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Hybrids, EVs driving wider acceptance of diesel, CNG and hydrogen

Now that car buyers are starting to accept hybrids and EVs, there's more willingness to consider other green car technologies, including diesel, CNG and hydrogen. But the road to wider acceptance – and affordability – is being slowed by a lack of infrastructure and overlapping state and federal regulations that are sometime are at odds with one another.

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DOE Secretary Steven Chu resigns, talks about future of plug-in vehicles

One day after announcing the Workplace Charging Challenge expansion for EV Everywhere at the Washington Auto Show, Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced some big personal news: he will resign, giving President Obama one more chair to fill i

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Squeaky wheels, rejoice: How 2013 Nissan Leaf was changed with EV driver suggestions

During today's announcement about the expansion of DC fast charging stations in the US, Brendan Jones, Nissan North America's director of Leaf marketing and sales strategy, said that one reason the company is working harder on getting more chargers out there is because drivers asked for them. As one

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EV Everywhere expands with Workplace Charging Challenge

The big policy announcement at today's Public Policy day at the Washington Auto Show came from Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu. The news is that President Obama's EV Everywhere program will be expanded to include a Workplace Charging Challenge, a plan to get more electric vehicle charging stations into more workplace parking lots. And the WCC is starting

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