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Mercedes EQ name trademark may be for EV sub-brand

The great equalizer among combustionless vehicles?

Mercedes prepares to tackle the premium electric vehicle market with a new name.

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PHEV sales trending at twice the rate of early hybrids

Americans are buying plug-in vehicles during their first four years of mass production at more than twice the rate of hybrid sales 15 years ago.

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MyFord Mobile app now directs C-Max and Fusion Energi drivers to nearest chargers

Drivers of Ford's plug-in hybrids, the C-Max Energi and Fusion Energi, can now navigate to charging stations through their smartphones. The changes come through an update to the MyFord Mobile app and web portal powered by PlugShare and allows Ford to now

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AeroViroment now offering all-in-one deal for electric vehicle, charger

For the average car shopping consumer (such as me), one of the real deal breakers with plug-in electric vehicles has been the cost of the home charger. Sure, they're getting cheaper at Home Depot, but when you're talking about buying the charger and having it installed in your garage, it's around $1,500 to $2,000 extra. What if you could have that cost added to your finance package

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Tesla Model S vs Chevy Volt drag race ends exactly how you think it will

It may have a sliver of Chevrolet muscle car heritage, but the plug-in hybrid Volt didn't stand a chance of beating the Tesla Model S in a recent quarter-mile race.

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SCI hyMod can switch rear end of car from electric to hybrid [w/video]

For those perplexed by making the right powertrain choice – pure battery electric, plug-in hybrid or hybrid – there may be a solution. For SCI, a Romanian concept design team, the solution would be modular units that offer the driver a choice – to transform the car from an all-electric car for clean daily operation, say, or into a

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New free ebook answers the "Top 10" questions about electric mobility

Consumers are becoming more interested in plug-in electric vehicles, but many still have questions before they make the first step away from pure gasoline cars. The top 10 such questions can be answered by reading a simple-to-understand method, says Green & Energy Consulting Group, a consulting company focused on electric mobility and green energy.

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Can't we all just get along? Gridbot suggests SAE/CHAdeMO fast charger

Perhaps the clash between CHAdeMO and SAE Combo fast charger standards can be resolved by free market enterprise. For example: The Equinox 50kW fast DC charger, which "will be the first unit on the market to combine both CHAdeMO and Combo protocols," according the GRIDbot website.

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Germany questioning EV subsidy support. Sound familiar?

Germany is joining the ranks of countries (e.g., US, UK, France, Japan, Jon LeSage

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What happens when you can't unplug your plug-in? One driver's tale *UPDATE

What would happen if you drove to National Plug In Day in your EV, stopped at a Walgreens afterwards to charge, then found out you couldn't unplug the J1772 coupler? Not a good way to end the day.

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EV equity partnerships make sense at first, but can end poorly

WARNING to electric carmakers and lithium ion battery manufacturers: it's suggested you stay away from taking equity stakes in each other's companies. Practicing this type of electric-vehicle keiretsu could lead to harikari.

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Tesla's Elon Musk calls Fisker Karma 'a mediocre product at a high price'

It is official: the gloves are off in the war of words between Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk and Fisker Automotive chief Henrik Fisker.

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Game on! Elon Musk calls Fisker Karma 'a mediocre product at a high price'

It is official: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk and Fisker Automotive chief Henrik Fisker are throwing jabs at each other, without wearing gloves or safety helmets! Okay, maybe it's not that exciting, but, for those interested in the egos and competition behind the new industry of luxury plug-ins, it's worth checking out.

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Getting NHTSA to sign off is biggest hurdle Wheego faces for now

As Wheego Electric Car has been experiencing, starting up a car manufacturing business is a very tough thing to do. Wheego is wending its way through acceptable compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards Regulations (FMVSSR) for its two-seat, all-electric Wheego Whip LiFe car. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had granted Wheego a temporary exempt

Why Bob Lutz is wrong about A123 Systems' new Chinese investor

A message to Bob Lutz, former General Motors vice chairman, and proponent of the Chevrolet Volt and Via Motors' plug-in electric vehicles. Regarding your guest column in Forbes lambasting the federal government for grantin

Plug In America releases first of seven electric vehicle PSAs, Fabio's star turn is yet to come

Plug In America's electric vehicle PSAs – Click above to watch videoes after the jump

BMW launches DontBlogAboutThis.com with "spy photos" of EfficientDynamics mule

BMW EfficientDynamics mule – Click above for high-res image gallery

Well-to-wheel emissions of plug-in-hybrids will be all over the map

Ford Escape plug-in hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

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