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

Gov. Granholm learns about plug-in vehicles – Click above for high-res image gallery

Michigan Governor Granholm rides shotgun in the Chevrolet Volt

During a late July stop at the General Motors' Detroit-Hamtramck facility, where production Chevrolet Volts will soon roll off the line, President Obama sat at the helm and drove the Volt. That is, i

Automotive X Prize revs up for Michigan events, Knockout Stage starts next week

Governor Granholm and X-Prize CEO Peter Diamandis in the Amp'd Sky – Click above for high-res image gallery

Automotive X Prize revs up for Michigan events, Knockout Stage starts next week

Governor Granholm and X-Prize CEO Peter Diamandis in the Amp'd Sky – Click above for high-res image gallery

Michigan pumps $250,000 into alternative fuels

Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm recently announced that the state will spend $250,000 by 2008 to boost its alternative fuel infrastructure. The program involves the conversion of 1,000 gas pumps to either ethanol or biodiesel across the state. The money is intended to assist gas station owners in paying for up to 75 percent of the cost of converting an existing pump to alternative fuel or 50 percent of the cost of adding a new pump. It roughly costs $2,000 to convert an existing pump while i