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EV Market Penetration to Reach 35% Amidst Falling Battery Costs

EV prices will be cut in half, to $40,000, by 2020 while ranges increase to 200 miles, according to Lux Research.

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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The Nissan Leaf Electric Car

Electric Cars Are Critical To Stopping Global Warming, But That’s Not Why They’ll Take Off

I wouldn’t blame you if you thought electric cars weren’t green. There’s a massive misinformation campaign against them, and part of that is trying to seed doubt about one of their top advantages — that they are one of the best solutions to global warming. I’ll tackle that point below, but first, let’s get something straight: the electric car market…

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The Ford MyEnergi campaign is an example of the convergence of home appliances and electric vehicle for conserving energy and greater energy efficiency

Ford MyEnergi Campaign

By Ben Randalls At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Ford announced the launch of MyEnergi Lifestyle. The auto manufacturer partnered with Whirlpool, SunPower, Eaton and Nest Labs to create a product that connects plug-in vehicles to energy-smart appliances to the same database, instead of going to and from separate places. Once consumers are connected in the MyEnergi Lifestyle database, they…

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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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