France Says No Merci To Fracking After Looking At Impact In The U.S.

After reviewing the “considerable” environmental damage in the U.S. caused by fracking, France is upholding its national ban that’s been in place since 2011.

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Nissan Launching Leaf Battery Replacement Program

Nissan will offer a unique battery replacement program for U.S. customers in 2014, under which you pay them a monthly amount for a guarantee that your battery pack will be replaced if your battery’s capacity falls below 9 bars, or 70% of what it originally had.

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How Tesla Motors Outsmarted The Automobile Industry With Real Innovation

Automobile manufacturers have been repeating the same policies for years. They tend to buy existing parts from third-party manufacturers, instead of designing or building their own. This is one reason why cars have lacked originality for decades.

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U.S Attains 100,000 Plug-In Vehicle Milestone!

The number of plug-in vehicles in the United States has finally exceeded 100,000 units, according to Plug In America. Next step; one million plug-in cars!

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Tesla Motors On Track To Repay DOE Loan

Tesla Motors shares increased after it announced a decision to offer stock and notes in an $830 million deal that will enable it to repay its debt to the US government earlier than planned. Things are looking better than ever for the electric automaker.

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China's BYD Builds Buses In The USA

The Chinese automobile company, BYD opened an electric bus factory in 70 miles North of Los Angeles in Lancaster, California. The plant has the capacity to produce 1,000 buses annually, but expects to produce 50 units in the first year. So far, BYD has a contract with Long Beach Transit for 10 ebuses.

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Solar Impulse Plane Completes Flight From San Francisco to Phoenix

The Solar Impulse, a solar-powered plane that has already flown between Europe and Africa, has just completed the first leg of its American odyssey between San Francisco, California to Phoenix, Arizona. The flight lasted 18 hours, but eventually the Solar Impulse landed safely in Phoenix. The next stop is Dallas, Texas, and from there it is on to St. Louis, Washington D.C., and eventually New York City.

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Nissan Leaf Taxi Pilot Program Being Launched in NYC

A pilot program is being conducted by Nissan in New York City that will help Nissan to test and learn more about its Leaf electric car. It is a program under which six Nissan Leaf vehicles will be used as taxis. Nissan will provide some fast chargers to aid this project, and it will help people become accustomed to the use of electric vehicles as taxis. But will New York cab drivers adopt as well?

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