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Who's ready for more EVs? General Electric and Nissan – the manufacturer of the zero-emissions Leaf – have signed a two-year deal to collectively explore ways to promote the widespread adoption of electric vehicles here in the United States and around the globe. Mark Little, director of GE global research, stated:

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced its selection of 16 projects in 24 states supporting activities designed to accelerate the adoption of plug-in vehicles across the nation. Under the Clean Cities Initiative, the DOE awarded $8.5 million to 16 selected projects. According to the DOE, the "funding recipients range from communities with extensive electric vehicle experience to those that are eager to begin, but have not previously had resources to do so." Click here for a breakdown of the