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Small electric car companies plan to ditch often-lousy car salesmen in favor of specialists at big box stores

Consumers routinely rank their interactions with car dealerships as one of the least rewarding parts of the new car buying experience. In particular, dealing with an untrained and often-lousy car salesman makes the entire experience less than pleasing. Of course, there are a few ways to deal with this situation, but none of the options guarantee a rewarding experience. Here's what car buyers can do: they can hunt down the best dealers in town, they can choose a car salesman with experience and k

Venture capitalist Khosla says U.S. will someday produce too much electricity

The U.S. has relied upon conventional energy sources to meet our electrical demand for a long, long time. While conventional energy sources rarely failed to keep up with our burgeoning electrical demand, the recent interest in renewable energy sources may actually push supply beyond our needs.

Paris 2010 preview: Kia adding fizz with all-electric Pop Concept

Kia Pop Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Kia adding fizz to Paris Motor Show with Pop Concept

Kia Pop Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

16 Chinese companies team up to form "Association of the Electric Vehicle Industry"

According to a report from China's Global Times, 16 of the countries state-owned companies will meet next week in Beijing to formally announce the creation of the "Association of the Electric Vehicle Industry." The association will work on setting unified standards for electric vehicles (EVs) and hopes to improve upon core technologies to make the nation's EVs more competitive in the global marketplace.

Martin Eberhard predicts 500-mile range for the electric vehicles of 2020

Volkswagen E-Up! Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

At Witz' End - Electric vehicle progress, prospects and challenges

2010 Plug-in Prius Prototypes – Click above for high-res image gallery

All-electric Saab 9-3 test fleet to launch in early 2011

Saab 9-3 – Click above for high-res image gallery

General Motors to establish global BEV test fleet, build New Sail EV prototype

Chevrolet New Sail – Click above for high-res image gallery

Porsche testing three electric Boxsters in 2011

2010 Porsche Boxster – Click above for high-res image gallery

Porsche testing three electric Boxsters

Porsche Boxster – Click above for high-res image gallery

Do electric and hybrid vehicles really need to make sounds? [w/video]

Volt sound demonstration – Click above to watch video Sam Abuelsamid

Senate panel approves $3.6B for electric vehicles and chargers

A United States Senate bill that would provide a further $3.6 billion in funding for plug-in vehicles has made it past the first of many hurdles toward passage. The Senate Energy Committee approved the legislation, put forward by Senator Byron Dorgan, (D-ND) that would create so-called deployment communities around the country and subsidize the purchase of electric vehicles (EVs) and the installation of infrastructure.

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