Tesla Outsold Buick, Fiat, Land Rover, Lincoln, and Mitsubishi in Q1 and Q2

The state of California has just released its new vehicle sales numbers for the first half of 2013, and the big winner so far is the Tesla Model S, with 0.6% of the overall market share. That may not sound like much, but – in California – it’s more than Buick (0.5%), FIAT (0.5%), Land Rover (0.5%), Lincoln (0.3%), and Mitsubishi (0.3%) did in the same time, with stronger dealer networks, more existing customers, and a lower initial pricetag!

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Infographic: Renewable Energy, 3D Printing Among Fastest-growing Industries

Using data compiled from a number of sources, the infographic below shows off some of the fastest-growing industries and job-producers of the last year. Who’s number 1? You should already know – but click through, anyway … there’s a few surprises on the list!

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Russian Yo Mobile Slashes Preliminary Production Predictions

Yo Auto, Russia’s favorite, locally-built CNG hybrid manufacturer, took a big step away from relevance and credibility last week. Despite a sold-out 10 year run of Yo Mobiles and the backing of billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov’s Onexim Group to pay the bills, Yo Auto has cut Yo Mobile production predictions from 90,000 per year to just 40,000.

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Gap Between Ethanol Prices and Gas Prices Continues to Widen

The price gap between ethanol prices and gasoline continues to widen, according Bloomberg, who says the “discount”, or the cost incentive to choose ethanol over gas has increased from “0.26 cents to 36.55 cents a gallon, the steepest since April 26, as a June 5 Energy Information Administration report showed.” Why is that?

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Volvo Predicts a Slot-car Future for Over-the-road Semis

By running electrically-charged power lines through long stretches of highway roads, Volvo hopes to offer long-haul truckers electric vehicles that

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Gas Station Owners Push for Hydrogen Fuel Cells in Japan

The gas station industry isn’t just taking a nap while Elon Musk and Tesla are busy making trying to make electric cars “the next thing” in transportation. The big fuel distributors have an infrastructure that EVs, for the moment, can’t match – and they want to continue to be able to capitalize on that infrastructure in a “green” tomorrow. That means they want a future that involves their filling stations.

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Fisker May Be Saved – By Henrik Fisker!

When Henrik Fisker walked away from the Fisker brand and his longtime partner, Bernie Koehler, over budget concerns and disagreements about the future direction of the company that bore his name, many thought Henrik had left the ugly business of righting Fisker to someone else. We might have underestimated him: Henrik is trying to buy his company back!

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ICTC to Build Natural Gas Corridor from UT to CA to NV (video)

A mainstream switch to non-petroleum fuels won’t be possible without the support of commercial fleets and over-the-road truck buyers, which

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