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  1. China to ban gasoline and diesel cars...sometime

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    The country's vice industry minister said it had started "relevant research" but that it had not yet decided when the ban would come into force. Both the UK and France have already announced plans to ban new diesel and petrol vehicles by 2040, as part of efforts to reduce pollution and...
  2. Bakersfield NDEW - EV Festival and Meet-Up - Sept. 21st

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Hi Bakersfield and Kern County Volt Owners, Join us for NDEW EV Festival and Meet-Up at the Haggin Oaks Farmers Market on Sunday, Sept, 21st from 9am to 2pm. Come out and show your support for EVs and EVSE. Also, get a nice Perks For Plug-Ins Gift Basket if you come out in your Leaf. Items...
  3. Our Kids Are Catching On!

    Alternative Energy - Solar, Geo-Thermal, Bio-fuels
    From our local paper: "Madison’s solar car shines in the long run"
  4. Orlando Florida promoting electric car rentals

    Totally Off-Topic
    Found this interesting article on a citywide initiative sponsored by city of Orlando, Florida. Article has promotional video also. http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/Orlando-Launches-Electric-Car-Rental-to-Win-Hearts-and-Minds
  5. GOING ELECTRIC - From Bob Dylan to Electric Cars (and life with the Chevy Volt)

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. – Bob Dylan When Bob Dylan took out his Fender Stratocaster to play an electric version of “Maggie’s Farm” at the Newport Folk Festival on July 25, 1965, the reception was anything but warm. On the contrary, the folk music audience...
  6. Electric cars capture 2012 spotlight

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Scientists cite sales growth, Volt's success, debut of new models BY RICHARD WILLIAMSON SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE via The Detroit News "As this eventful year nears its end, let it be remembered for the rise of the electric car..."...
  7. Autoline - "Low Voltage"

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Synopsis Jim Hall, 2953 Analytics, Csaba Csere, Freelance Auto Journalist. Topic: Electric Vehicles. They arrived with such fanfare a couple years back, that you’d have thought we’d all be driving electrics by now but that’s not the case. In fact, even today some manufacturers are reticent to...
  8. Pictures: Eleven Electric Cars Charge Ahead, Amid Obstacles at National Geographic

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2012/09/pictures/120928-upcoming-electric-cars-2012/#/energy-upcoming-electric-cars-2013-tesla-model-x_59688_600x450.jpg Tesla Model X ... ummm, nice!
  9. Jay Leno on supercars - and plugging in

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Funny, they asked him what he thought of Fiskar and Tesla (likes OK) but then points out he's got a Volt, and loves it, mentions a tank of gas a year and a lotta miles. http://www.bloomberg.com/video/leno-on-supercars-his-385k-fiat-and-plugging-in-8M8qMnvCSiuyFy6Z0bOnCQ.html (note, site...
  10. Article: Tesla Motors’ Devastating Design Problem

    General Motors and General Automotive Topics
    Front page of Jalopnik this morning: Tesla Motors Devastating Design Problem If this becomes front page news on mainstream media websites or Fox picks it up, it's bad news for all cars that use electricity. I know the Volt doesn't have this problem but the news media paints with a very wide...
  11. Battery supply will be double the demand in just two years

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    As large Asian corporations rush into the burgeoning electrified automotive market, analysts forecast excessive battery supply, and prices dropping to one-third of today’s rates by 2020. In only the next two years, according to a report yesterday by Bloomberg, companies such as LG Chem and...
  12. Mileage Fee For Electric Cars

    Politics, Finance, and Environment
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/11/science/earth/11meter.html?_r=1&ref=world Interesting article on an attempt in the Netherlands to impose a mileage fee on all cars, gas and electric, to deal with problems caused by too many cars. The article mentions that there are similar efforts in the US...
  13. Hertz Solar Rooftops Aids Gas to EV Transition

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    "...could help Hertz weather the transition of its fleets from gasoline models to hybrid plug-in and all-electrics. In late 2010, the company announced plans to rent electric vehicles (EVs) by the hour to customers in densely populated urban areas and campuses." Rented by the hour? Sounds like...
  14. Focus Electric 240v available DIY from Best Buy - Compatible with Volt?

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    I just took at look at the Focus Electric post at Autoblog Green, and in the post, they say the 240v charger for the car will be available from Best Buy as a stand-alone installation. This seems a lot simpler than the official rigamarole GM wants you to go through to get a home charger...
  15. Dealing with HOAs & 240 Installs - Anyone live in Condo/Townhome Complex?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I was just wondering if any of you had any experience dealing with HOAs in getting your 240v chargers installed, and if there were any objections or push-back. I just recently purchased a townhome in December, and I have not yet had the pleasure of extensive dealings one-on-one with the current...
  16. Volt for $28,500 Net in CA after 1st Year? - Is my math right?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    If anyone has any insights into this, please chime in. My head is spinning with all the confusing and conflicting information I've seen on the Volt purchase/lease options. I understand the $7,500 federal tax credit is deducted when you FILE your taxes, NOT up-front when you purchase the vehicle...
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