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Tesla to unveil details of super charger next Monday night

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Electric car maker Tesla Motors says it will unveil the technology and deployment plans for its super charger next Monday night. As we reported last year, Tesla has been planning to install a “super charger” station somewhere between Los Angeles and San Francisco that can add 150 miles of charge...
Tesla to unveil details of super charger next Monday night

Dealers wanting to sell Ford's first all-electric car must Focus on the environment

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You can't just sell the new 2012 Ford Focus Electric, you've got to embrace what it stands for, or at least that's what Dearborn is telling its dealers. Per the company HQ, outfits hoping to offer the electric hatchback on their lots later this year must send sales staff...
Dealers wanting to sell Ford's first all-electric car must Focus on the environment

MIT's Hiriko 'foldable' car said to be priced at around $16k when it launches later next year

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There's certainly a great amount of hype behind that Spanish, MIT-backed EV project called Hiriko, and although we'd been given an idea of how much this miniature ride would cost to make, we still hadn't heard any word on the official MSRP. Well, according to PSFK, the site's heard...
MIT's Hiriko 'foldable' car said to be priced at around $16k when it launches later next year
Electric car manufacturer Coda files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

TESLA CRUSHES ITS CRITICS: Three Cheers For The Only Successful New American Car Company In 50+ Years

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The only successful new American car company in more than half a century, Tesla, reported its first quarterly profit yesterday. It wasn't a big profit. But the fact that it was any sort of profit blew away investors, who instantly bid the company's stock up 25%, to a new...
TESLA CRUSHES ITS CRITICS: Three Cheers For The Only Successful New American Car Company In 50+ Years

After Fortune Criticized Kleiner's Ray Lane, He Cancels A Speaking Event (HPQ)

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Kleiner Perkins partner Ray Lane is the chairman of Hewlett-Packard, which is going through a rough time. Perhaps as a result, Lane has kept an exceedingly low profile this year. So it was notable when the Commonwealth Club, a San Francisco-based public-affairs forum, announced that Lane would speak in late...
After Fortune Criticized Kleiner's Ray Lane, He Cancels A Speaking Event (HPQ)
2012 Ford Focus Electric test drive: behind the wheel of Ford's $39,200 electric car
How China's city-focused electric car programs fell short
Tesla investor Steve Jurvetson drives off in the first Model S

Top 10 Most Popular Stories Of The Week

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Here are the stories you read, shared, tweeted, and pinned this week. This week’s stories had an unquestionably nostalgic theme. Read on to catch up on everything from business building strategies to lightsabers capable of doing actual damage. Our April cover story about Facebook tops the list of clickables with...
Top 10 Most Popular Stories Of The Week

Hacking the Car: Next-Gen Vehicles at the Mercy of Cyber Attacks

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The shift to an increasingly digital transportation system brings with it one of the banes of the Internet: hacking. Computer scientists at the University of Washington and University of California, San Diego, have, in a new research paper, shown what kind of havoc a sophisticated hacker could wreak on vehicles...
Hacking the Car: Next-Gen Vehicles at the Mercy of Cyber Attacks

Court Rejects Tesla's Claim That A Bad 'Top Gear' Review Hurt Sales

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As he heaved the £92,000 electric sports car off the Top Gear track, little did Jeremy Clarkson know the incident would be the topic of legal argument for years to come. But that December 2008 episode of the BBC2 show has been examined repeatedly by some of Britain's most senior...
Court Rejects Tesla's Claim That A Bad 'Top Gear' Review Hurt Sales
Bringing a little cheer to energy innovation
Cleantech VC funding drops by a quarter in Q2
Westly Group raises a $160M (gasp) cleantech fund

Electric car school helps motorists conquer 'range anxiety' - video

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One of the main factors preventing the wider adoption of electric cars is the fear you'll get a flat battery before you reach your destination...
Electric car school helps motorists conquer 'range anxiety' - video

Chevy Volt battery life fail? Or Fox News fail? Somebody has the math wrong

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Pity the poor Chevrolet Volt. It’s built by GM, the company that took a multi-billion-dollar taxpayer bailout. It’s a car that comes with a $7,500 government rebate. Now it’s being dissed by Fox News and chain-mailers for costing more to drive than a gasoline-powered car selling for a third as...
Chevy Volt battery life fail? Or Fox News fail? Somebody has the math wrong
Note to Romney: Tesla is not Solyndra
Report: Better Place to file for bankruptcy

The president's big greenwash

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Perhaps the Obama administration has the set the bar for green success too low. Anything that does not implode or burst into flames qualifies as a success. By Sunil Sharan, contributor FORTUNE -- The United Nations climate chief, Christiana Figueres, has warned that a Republican win in the U.S. presidential...
The president's big greenwash

Tesla, SolarCity quietly selling building battery projects

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Electric car company Tesla and solar roof installer SolarCity have quietly been making deals that could one day lead to dozens of sales of battery projects coupled with rooftop solar systems built at both residential and commercial buildings in California. SolarCity confirmed the energy storage plans with me, and the...
Tesla, SolarCity quietly selling building battery projects

Eco-minded exec Musk leaves Zuckerberg's political group

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Elon Musk, CEO of electric-car company Tesla Motors, bows out of Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg's political action group after the group funds ads that rile the Sierra Club, MoveOn.org, and others. [Read more]...
Eco-minded exec Musk leaves Zuckerberg's political group

Nissan Wants $32k+ For Its Electric Car Called ‘LEAF’

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Nissan Wants $32k+ For Its Electric Car Called ‘LEAF’
After 2 years in a Chevy Volt, this guy is averaging 460 mpg

Opinion: The problems with the DOE green car startup loans

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Over the past year I’ve seen a recurring scenario with the Department of Energy’s green car loans, and it’s not a pretty sight. Here’s the picture: a young, sometimes promising — sometimes not promising — electric car or alternative vehicle startup moves to the late stages of the DOE’s green...
Opinion: The problems with the DOE green car startup loans

Elon Musk Shakes Off the Electric Car Naysayers (Video)

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Say what you want about Tesla founder Elon Musk, but he’s certainly got gumption. Time and time again, the CEO has been willing to push back hard against smack talkers who don’t believe that he can bring electric vehicles to a mass-market audience. “So many people called bullshit on [our...
Elon Musk Shakes Off the Electric Car Naysayers (Video)

Kevin Rose Interviews Elon Musk

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Digg founder and Google Ventures partner Kevin Rose recently sat down with Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk for the twentieth episode of Foundation, a video series on Revision3 in which he interviews influential business leaders in the tech community. Their wide-ranging talk touched on Musk’s affinity for comic books, his...
Kevin Rose Interviews Elon Musk
Two companies join IBM's quest for a long-range, air-powered electric car battery

York to roll-out the UK's first network of pay-as-you-go charging points for electric cars

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York is to become the first city in the United Kingdom with a network of pay-as-you-go charging points for electric cars. The fueling stations will be installed in numerous car parks and ‘park and ride’ sites, and join the 12 charging points already spread out across the city. Electric cars...
York to roll-out the UK's first network of pay-as-you-go charging points for electric cars

Report: Advanced Equities to close up shop

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Advanced Equities, the Chicago investment group that has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for cleantech startups in recent years, is shutting down its broker-dealer operations, reports Fortune’s Dan Primack. Advanced Equities recently agreed to settle charges from the SEC that it misled investors while raising funds for an alternative...
Report: Advanced Equities to close up shop
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