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NYC OKs Ford Transit For Taxi Fleet

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NEW YORK– New York City officials named Ford Transit Connect a taxi of today this morning, green-lighting the nimble, fuel-efficient vehicle for use in the Big Apple. The New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) approved the Ford Transit Connect … More

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Colulomb to Place 150 ChargePoint Stations in Boston

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BOSTON– Coulomb has announced plans to create more than 150 ChargePoint EV charging stations in the Boston Metro area. The stations are made available to the State through Coulomb’s $37 million ChargePoint America Department of Energy program. They are also … More

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GNA to Promote Honda Civic Natural Gas Sedan

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Honda has picked environmental consulting firm Gladstein, Neandross & Associates to promote the Honda Civic Natural Gas sedan, formerly known as the Honda Civic GX. GNA has successfully deployed several clean and alternative fuel projects in the United States. “GNA … More

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EV Charging Coming to Walgreens

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Walgreens has announced its plans to install 800 EV charging stations by the year’s end. The chain will have the most EV stations out of any retailer. Already tested out in Dallas and Chicago this spring, the stations will initially … More

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Nutson’s Nuggets: Last Week’s Automotive Factoids

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Each week Larry Nutson, The Auto Channel Chicago Bureau Chief will give you some automotive news you may have missed. The 2012 Nissan Versa is priced $240 less than the 2011. More features have been made standard. A better deal … More

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Chevrolet Cruze Diesel in 2013

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WASHINGTON– Chevrolet has confirmed that its diesel version of the Cruze will be for sale in the U.S. in 2013. According to Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum, bringing out a diesel version of the popular … More

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NHTSA to Make Hybrids and EVs Noisier for Safety

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Hybrids and EVs could be required to emit sound to alert pedestrians in the near future. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced its intentions to create standards for the protection of pedestrians, bikers, and the visually-impared. EVs such … More

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Nissan Charging EV Batteries with Solar Energy

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TOKYO– Nissan has begun to use solar panels to charge EV batteries at its headquarters. As a test with 4R Energy, the energy from almost 500 solar panels is charging up four Leaf batteries. Nissan states that a five-year-old used … More

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ChargePoint Android App For Electric Vehicle Owners

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CAMPBELL, Calif.– Coulomb has ported its ChargePoint smartphone app to Android. Released earlier this year for Blackberry and iPhone, the app provides current charging station status, location information, navigation, and reservations. The ChargePoint mobile app can locate stations near a … More

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Hyundai Sells 100,000th 40 MPG Vehicle

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COSTA MESA, Calif.– Hyundai has sold its 100,000th 40 MPG vehicle, outpacing the rest of the automotive industry. As of June, 40 percent of Hyundai’s sales volume topped 40 mpg highway fuel economy. Their ongoing plan is to sell four … More

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