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 |  May 17 2013, 4:01 PM

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Recently, the University of Wyoming’s researchers released data that showed the state’s Rock Springs Uplift could provide up to 18-million tons of lithium.

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 |  May 16 2013, 5:45 PM

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According to a recent study released by IHS Automotive, an estimated 10.7-million charging stations will be available globally by the end of the decade.

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 |  Mar 22 2013, 8:42 AM

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A report from the National Research Council states that the U.S. could reduce fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 80 percent by 2050 in cars and trucks.

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 |  Mar 12 2013, 8:15 AM

2013 Chevrolet Volt

Despite a rocky start, sales of the Chevrolet Volt rose to 30,090 units in 2012, making it the top selling plug-in vehicle on the market.

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 |  Jan 29 2013, 5:15 PM

Wanxiang Group’s purchase of A123 Systems Inc. has been approved by the U.S. government, despite concerns of sensitive technology being transferred to China.

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 |  Jan 22 2013, 7:02 PM

Bankrupt battery manufacturer A123 Systems expects its sale to Chinese firm Wangxiang to be complete in a little over a week.

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 |  Jan 17 2013, 4:46 PM

The production variant of the Volkswagen XL1 has been spied cold-weather testing in -22 Fahrenheit temperatures as the German automaker put its 235-mpg diesel-hybrid car to the test.

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 |  Jan 15 2013, 12:01 AM

The Cadillac of Chevy Volts has finally ditched the camo and suspense, and made its official debut today at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.

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 |  Jan 14 2013, 11:06 PM

It may be the big debut for Cadillac at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show tomorrow, but why wait until then?

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 |  Jan 08 2013, 10:08 AM

Cadillac had just released a staged spy photo of its new gasoline range-extended electric car, which will debut at the Detroit Auto Show next week.

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 |  Jan 02 2013, 4:45 PM

Exotic plug-in hybrid maker Fisker is suing XLGroup, its insurer, for the cost of 338 Karmas — roughly $33 million.

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 |  Nov 08 2012, 8:15 PM

Despite finally starting to gain traction, EVs and plug-in hybrids will continue to struggle until prices decrease according to a new study.

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 |  Oct 23 2012, 11:37 AM

Roughly 4,000 Chevrolet Volts are at risk of shutting down while in motion because of a software glitch.

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 |  Oct 16 2012, 8:01 AM

After suffering numerous delays in getting its first car to market, Fisker Automotive has announced it will push back its launch date for the second model in its expanding lineup by as much as two years.

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 |  Oct 05 2012, 7:15 PM

It’s no surprise that the Volkswagen XL1 is out and about testing, as the diesel-hybrid XL1 is expected to be sold in limited quantities starting next year.

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 |  Oct 02 2012, 6:32 PM

Among a market bearish toward buying pure EVs, Nissan’s Leaf isn’t getting any breaks and the brand’s executives know it.

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 |  Oct 02 2012, 4:31 PM

Despite already offering a vastly more fuel efficient version of its Range Rover SUV this year, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is also considering a plug-in hybrid variant of the luxo-truck.

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 |  Sep 30 2012, 2:32 PM

Last month, we caught glimpses of the Volkswagen XL1 being tested, and now reports are coming out of the 2012 Paris Motor Show that confirm the XL1 will head to dealerships in limited quantities next year.

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 |  Sep 27 2012, 6:21 AM

If Ferrari can build a wagon, then surely Porsche can get away with it. And why not, the German sports car brand has already expanded into SUVs and sedans.

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 |  Sep 24 2012, 9:01 AM

As global demand for hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric vehicles continues to grow, the demand for lithium is also growing exponentially.

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 |  Sep 21 2012, 6:32 PM

Electric cars are still a tough sell with consumers, but plug-in hybrids are starting to get more bites as people warm to the idea of the highly-efficient cars.

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 |  Sep 21 2012, 10:30 AM

On September 23, 2012, owners of plug-in hybrid and all electric vehicles are invited to particiapate in National Plug-In Day, meant to celebrate and spread awareness about environmentally friendly vehicles. 

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 |  Aug 28 2012, 7:01 PM

Volkswagen is looking to introduce a new standard for fuel economy with the XL1, a fuel sipper expected to get up to 235 mpg, and our spy photographers managed to grab some photos of an XL1 prototype testing today. 

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 |  Aug 28 2012, 9:31 AM

Originally rumored for a NY Auto Show debut earlier this year, the BMW i8 Spyder Concept is now scheduled to make its first appearance at the LA Auto Show this Fall.

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