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10 Charts Explore Top Electric Car Cities In US

Originally published on EV Obsession. Some of the factors contributing to the relatively fast adoption of electric vehicles (EV) in some American metropolitan markets have been identified and characterized by a new study from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). The dominant ones, according to the new report, are: stronger consumer incentives, a broader […]

August 9th

How Come Only California Gets The Newest EVs?

The California Air Resource Board has mandated that automakers produce a certain number of Zero-Emissions Vehicles (ZEVs), and nine other states, most of them in the Northeast, have adopted those same standards. So why are there so many more electric and hydrogen vehicles for sale in California than the ten other states that follow the […]

Connecticut May Legalize Tesla Sales

Originally posted on CleanTechnica I am ashamed to say that my home state of Connecticut currently ranks alongside states like New Jersey and Texas in banning the sale of the Tesla Model S. But that may soon change thanks to the efforts of a Republican Senator, who had to go New York to buy a […]

January 21st

Tesla Lawsuit Over Massachusetts Dealerships Dismissed A Second Time

Tesla Motors is unlike many car companies not just because of what they sell, but how they sell it. Tesla does not have a traditional franchise dealership structure like many large automakers, instead selling cars directly to the consumer. Some state dealership lobbies have sued to stop Tesla from pursuing this business model. Dealers in Massachusetts have had a lawsuit to close a Tesla store dismissed for a second time.

January 8th

The Boston Rebellion: Higher Car Taxes + Crumbling Infrastructure = Pissed-Off People

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) will lose $161 million this year, and $100 million next year. As a result, subway, train, and bus fares are increasing, along with a new and unpopular state-wide proposal to add a 1-cent-per vehicle-miles-traveled in an effort to bail out the MBTA. The city of Boston Massachusetts and the […]

June 29th

Clark University’s Plugin Electric Vehicles Event

Worcester Massachusetts is the second largest city in New England, according to the 2010 census, and is on track to be the leading city in green communities within the commonwealth. On April 2nd, Clark University celebrated the installation of several new EV chargers on campus, and the crowd included a Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, […]

April 16th

Wood-Gas Truck At Last Week’s One-Gallon Challenge

[social_buttons] No doubt many of you have read or heard about David Nichol’s woodgas F-150. I came across it during a media hailstorm a few months ago (which has since petered out). But while I was doing research on the One-Gallon Challenge, I saw that David’s truck was going to be participating. I gathered up […]

August 24th

7 Car Mods That Get 100 MPG Or More

Hand-built, eco-modified, and wood-powered cars raced across the Bay State this weekend driving 100 miles on just a single gallon of fuel. Aptly named the One Gallon Challenge, the event was part of a four-day long festival in Boston that celebrated clean technologies. Welcome to GreenFest 2009! Garage-Built Car Gets 105 MPG, Cost $2,500 To […]

August 24th