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Producing More EVs to Counter Auto Industry Lies

Car brands increasingly understand that the best way to respond to the Volkswagen scandal is to build more EVs. The Volkswagen scandal is fascinating not only for what VW did to deceive, but for what auto brands are doing in response. In the face of vulnerabilities about their own misrepresentations, auto makers like Mercedes are struggling to get ahead of…

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Chinese-Swedish Auto Manufacturer Seals $12 Billion EV Deal

China’s National Modern Energy Holdings signed a contract worth $12 billion with Panda New Energy to deliver 150,000 EVs based on the Saab 9-3, as well aa associated products and services.

Consumer demand grows for more efficient vehicles

Efficient Vehicles and Sustainability Initiatives in the U.S. Auto Industry

U.S. automakers are producing an ever increasing line-up of more efficient vehicles. However, efficiency measures in the auto industry extend beyond the vehicles they produce. American car companies must compete with more than 36 new hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) that have been or will be launched in 2013. Growing demand for highly efficient vehicles has compelled almost every brand…

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Nissan lowers price for Electric Vehicles

GM and Nissan Announce Lower Electric Vehicle Prices

For those of you who always wanted an electric vehicle but the near $36,000 price tag was a deal-breaker: your time has come.  Nissan took the first step, announcing last month an 18 percent price cut, bringing the Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) from $35,200 to just $28,800.  That’s still a lot of money, but brings the entirely electric vehicle into…

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Infographic: Green Motoring – Which U.S. States are Best?

Green motoring has grown in popularity in recent years as an increasingly viable option for individual’s reducing their own carbon footprint and creating a real and positive change in terms of our overall carbon emissions. While  the environmental benefits of green motoring are undeniable, before purchasing and electric, hybrid or alternative-fuel vehicle it is important to consider the day-to-day practicalities of…

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The Nissan Leaf EV

Nissan’s EV Shows New Promise With New Improvements for Going Green

As green drivers, electric-vehicle owners shouldn’t have to compromise certain driving capacities for taking an electric vehicle to the road. The Nissan LEAF is among the top-rated electric car models that help consumers save money, improve comfort and reduce their carbon footprint. Cutting costs? More space? Going green? These pros, plus added features such as a first-rate lithium-ion battery, excellent…

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Obama's record for clean energy and the environment

Taking Stock of the Obama Administration’s Environmental Efforts

With the 46th Democratic National Convention (DNC) underway in Charlotte, North Carolina, supporters of environmental action are looking at what President Obama has accomplished in his first term and by extension, what his reelection might mean for the next four years. On Tuesday September 4, Democrats opened their national convention by defending President Obama’s record and asking Americans to be patient. In their first four years in office, the Obama administration’s green efforts have…

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