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Credit: Victor S. Mangona, V. Valentin Fotografie

Bay Area Governments Make Big Electric-Vehicle Buy

The vehicles will save more than $500,000 in fuel costs and about 2 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions over five years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/08/2014

The touch-screen control panel of the new Tesla Model S .(Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

No Recall Says Tesla Motors CEO

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says the company’s Model S electric sedan won’t be recalled despite three vehicle fires in the last few weeks.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/12/2013

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Canton Firm Fires Up Solar Electric Vehicle Canopy At DTE

Visitors who park at the Detroit headquarters of DTE Energy are experiencing first-hand the utility’s commitment to renewable energy. Their vehicles are sheltered under a 285-foot-long by 22-foot-wide solar photovoltaic canopy custom engineered by Duo-Gard Industries Inc. in Canton Township.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/30/2013

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BMW To Get Into Electric Car Business

The little battery-electric vehicle will primarily target urban commuters who are looking for more than just basic transportation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/29/2013

Michigan Electric Vehicle Show at Schoolcraft College. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

Electric Cars Steal The Show As Gas Prices Soar In Michigan

With gas selling at more than $4.00 per gallon in metro Detroit, a lot of people are checking out electric vehicles at the Michigan Electric Vehicle Show Saturday at Schoolcraft College.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/08/2013

C-Max Energi cutaway (Ford photo)

Ford Delivers Best Hybrid Sales Quarter Ever

Ford delivered its best hybrid sales quarter ever in the first quarter of 2013 with sales totaling 21,080 vehicles — marking the first time Ford has sold more than 20,000 hybrids in a quarter. Ford’s hybrid sales were up 324 percent nationally over 2012, achieving 16 percent share of the electrified vehicle market — up from 4 percent last year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/10/2013

Fisker - Karma. (credit: WWJ/Gary Lundy)

Bankruptcy In The Cards For Fisker Automotive?

Electric sports car maker Fisker Automotive has laid off about 160 people at its California headquarters.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/06/2013

Protean Electric

Protean Electric Partners With SKF For Hybrid, Electric Vehicle Drives

Protean Electric Tuesday announced a strategic partnership with the Plymouth bearing maker SKF to provide critical components for Protean’s in-wheel electric drive system. The two companies also will look at additional new areas of collaboration for the hybrid and electric vehicle market.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/15/2013

The Ford Focus Electric at a charging station.

Ford, Yahoo Launch Focus Electric Online With Yahoo’s First Reality Competition Series

Ford Motor Co. will promote the launch of the Focus Electric with Plugged In, the first reality competition series from the digital media pioneer Yahoo.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/10/2012

The new Porsche 918 RSR hybrid sports car

CAR Cancels Plug-In Hybrid Conference

The Center for Automotive Research has decided not to hold a fourth annual Busienss of Plugging In plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle conference later this year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/28/2012

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