Electric Vehicles

Road Funding Plan Would Raise Fees On Hybrid, Electric Cars In MichiganThe motive behind the increases is that owners of electric and hybrid vehicles don't pay as much as other drivers toward the state gas tax, which supports road repairs.
As Cheap Gas Shifts Car Buyers' Habits, Automakers Power OnThe plummeting pump prices - now pegged by AAA at $2.13 per gallon on average - have had an "immediate impact on consumer psyche."
Electric-Car Drivers Trading Gas For Solar PowerOwners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight.
Johnson Controls - LTU Partnership Starts With Upgraded Dyno For Hybrid, EV TestsA new partnership between Johnson Controls Inc. and Lawrence Technological University is starting with an advanced dynamometer to test advanced vehicle powertrain and energy storage concepts, and could lead to a whole lot more.
Johnson Controls To Establish Energy Storage Lab At LTUJohnson Controls Inc. has announced plans to add an energy storage laboratory and testing center at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield.
Cadillac ELR, Tesla Model S Offer Green Luxury At LA Auto ShowIs green the key to cracking the California market? General Motors is hoping that it’s new Cadillac ELR. Plus Jeff Gilbert gets impressions of the Tesla Model S with Dan Edmunds.
Tesla Fire Shows Electric Vehicles Face Safety ChallengesWhen debris on the freeway pierced the battery of a $70,000-plus Tesla Model S and touched off a raging fire, it raised new safety concerns for electric-vehicle owners.
Ford Offers Employees Free EV ChargingMore Ford Motor Co. employees will be able to drive to work entirely on electricity, soon thanks to a new workplace charging network being installed at nearly every Ford building in the United States and Canada.
MSU Works On Eliminating EV 'Range Anxiety' Through Better BatteriesElectric vehicle “range anxiety” -- the fear that EVs don't go far enough between lengthy charges -- could someday be eased thanks to a team of Michigan State University researchers.
Michigan Green Fleets To Showcase Green Vehicles At HFCCThe Clean Energy Coalition’s Green Fleets Program, funded by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act -- better known as the federal stimulus -- has brought together a diverse cross-section of Michigan fleets to deploy alternative fuel and advanced vehicles and supporting infrastructure.
Tesla Promises To Add Charging StationsElectric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. promises to boost the number of fast-charging stations in the U.S. and Canada to make cross-country travel by electric car possible in the next year.
Long-term Cost Savings, Infrastructure Essential To EV Growth: PwC SurveyCharging stations and battery swap locations are the most crucial to developing a sustainable electric vehicle infrastructure, according to more than 40 percent of respondents to PwC's Electric Vehicle Survey 2012.
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