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EDTA: Wall Street Journal attacked plug-in vehicles with "fuzzy math"

First, we had Tesla's Elon Musk taking on The New York Times for what Musk said was bad math in the Times' review of the Model S. That dispute caught fire, resulting in what Musk said was a loss of up to $100 million in value. Now, here comes another criticism of a major pu

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EDTA: EVs increase US national security by reducing need for oil

"You want me on that wall," sneered Jack Nicholson's Colonel Jessup in A Few Good Men, "You need me on that wall." Well, we might need him a bit less if the government inv

Electric drive industry responds to A123's bankruptcy, takeover by Johnson Controls

Something interesting happened after A123 Systems filed for bankruptcy last week: the plug-in vehicle industry circled the wagons. AutoblogGreen received press releases and statements from a variety of electric vehicle (EV) players that, when taken as a whole, seem to indicate this particular bankruptcy filing hit a little closer to home than when, say, Sebastian Blanco

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EDTA: Plug-in vehicles are successful, but auto industry "didn't build that"

Following a recent speech by President Obama that included the fateful words "you didn't build that," the latest political game in the U.S., for some reason, is for his opponents to claim (falsely) that

EVS: EDTA president Brian Wynne responds to right-wing attacks, says EV progress is "truly astounding"

I think what's taken me a little bit by surprise has been the extent to which the commentary has been based on completely false premises or bad information. I would go so far as to say that some of the commentary have been designed to spread bad information, which I would call not uncommon in political circles today. But certainly I would call it misguided, given that this community is growing in support around the country and questions are still begged as to how we address the challen

EDTA to Congress: don't steal AVTM money to fund FEMA

On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee approved the FY12 Homeland Security Appropriations bill (pdf). As part of this bill, the Committee pushed through an amendment that adds $1 billion in funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) disaster relief fund.

Senate Democrat worries dealers might take unfair advantage of proposed plug-in vehicle tax credit-to-rebate switch

Senate Democrat Max Baucus, the chairman of the finance committee, has scrutinized President Obama's proposal to convert the $7,500 tax credit for plug-in vehicles to a point-of-purchase rebate, according to Automotive News (sub. req.) and thinks there's a potential problem.

EDTA's Brian Wynne: "We don't do well with bans on choices"

EDTA Chief rejects Euro-style interventions for EV market growth

LA 2010: EDTA revs up new electric drive website

Now that the first plug-in vehicles from major automakers are about to arrive in people's dirveways, some of the long-time players in the space are getting products for electric vehicle drivers – and soon-to-be-drivers – ready. One example is a new Go Electric Drive website that was announced at the LA Auto Show. The site is put together by the Electric Drive Transportation As

DC 2010: EDTA president Brian Wynne: "This is not your father's automotive business"

Brian Wynne, president of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), was a busy man at the Washington Auto Show/EDTA Conference this week. Considering all of the attention being focused on the industry his association represents, this isn't a big s

DC 2010: Would a federal diesel tax rebate be in order? Diesel coalition thinks so

Last year, BorgWarner and Robert Bosch LLC founded the U.S. Coalition for Advanced Diesel Cars. For the first anniversary party, the group is present in the EDTA advanced technology section of the Washington Auto Show to announce three new menbers – Tenneco, Dow Automotive and Umicore – and to explain that the late

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

GM's Volt line director, Tony Posawatz, becomes new EDTA co-chairman

Remember how we were all excited when the picture above first appeared? It was our first official (if leaked) look at the production version of the Chevy Volt, and I bet a lot of people were saying to themselves, "Man, if that dude in the picture would just get out of the frakking way, we'd be able to see the car more." Well, that guy there is Tony Posawatz, the vehicle line director for the Chevy Volt, and

EDTA 2008: Prototype Toyota plug-in Prius is locked, darn it

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EDTA 2008: GM shows off EcoCar Saturn Vue

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EDTA 2008: Medium Speed Vehicle Coalition makes the case for 35 mph electric cars

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EDTA: government support for plug-in vehicles growing

With a plug-in hybrid credit valued up to $7,500 now on the books (get more details here), the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) is looking past next week's big presidential election and trying to gauge the political landscape. EDTA president Brian Wynne

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