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Content posted in January 2013
Slideshow: Cadillac ELR Trades Efficiency for Power
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1/30/2013  21 comments
The new Cadillac ELR will offer more power and torque than its cousin, the Chevy Volt, but it may have to trade some efficiency to get it.
Slideshow: Tesla's Model X Blends Electricity & Function
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1/22/2013  28 comments
Tesla Motors will blend the qualities of a sport utility vehicle and a minivan in an all-electric car that's targeted to hit the streets in 2014.
EV Battery Market Could Hinge on Plug-In Hybrid Success
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1/14/2013  8 comments
Growing demand for plug-in hybrids could mean good news for electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturers over the next eight years, possibly enabling them to avert a battery oversupply, a new study says.
'EV Triumph' Needs More Perspective, Less Hype
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1/10/2013  55 comments
Many news stories about a Pike Research study of electric vehicle sales use accurate figures but need more context.
Chevy Volt Owners: We'd Do It Again
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1/3/2013  75 comments
The Chevy Volt and other electrified vehicles dominated a Consumer Reports survey asking if people would buy their cars again.
Why Ford Chose Lithium-Ion for 2013 Hybrids
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1/2/2013  19 comments
When Ford Motor Co. announced in 2012 that its new hybrids would use lithium-ion batteries instead of nickel-metal hydride, many experts raised an eyebrow.




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