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October 3 -- When it comes to innovation, some old-school car companies are speeding ahead. Nine automotive companies – including Ford (F), Toyota (TM) and BMW – ranked in the top 20 of Boston Consulting Group’s list of the Most Innovative Companies in 2013. And some newer-school startups are also hoping to disrupt the car space. NYC-based startup HEVO Power, which launched in 2011, sees a huge market in the road ahead for electric vehicles – and is putting money on the company’s prediction that plug-in stations will soon become a thing of the past. >>View Article

Friday, 21 June 2013 14:28

Practically Perfect

June 21 -- The conventional wisdom on the Tesla Model S—the most hyped, decorated, and controversial new car in memory—is that it’s a technological marvel, but prohibitively expensive and ultimately impractical, especially for road trips. For all the accolades (Motor Trend Car of the Year, Automobile Automobile of the Year, the highest rating in Consumer Reports history), the review that sticks most in people’s minds is the one by the New York Times’ John M. Broder. You know, the one where the car ran out of batteries on the freeway and had to be towed to a charging station. >>View Article 

May 31 -- Tesla will triple its supercharging stations by the end of July, and will add more than 100 stations by the end of 2013 for its Model S, the luxury paragon of electric vehicles. >>View Article

Friday, 31 May 2013 13:59

Some clean energy bets pay off nicely

May 31 -- Remember Tesla, the clean energy automobile company that the Department of Energy gambled on with big investments in 2009? Mitt Romney declared it a "failure" during the presidential campaign and critics compared it to another company with a space-age sounding name: Solyndra, a solar energy company that defaulted on its half-billion-dollar government loan.... >>View Article

May 30 -- Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) will roll out a rapid-charging network for its electric cars that will allow drivers to travel to New York from Los Angeles, according to Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive officer and biggest shareholder. >>View Article

November 6 -- NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG), through its eVgo subsidiary, has been cleared to provide Californians with the nation’s most comprehensive electric vehicle (EV) charging network including fast chargers that allow drivers to add 50 miles of range in 15 minutes at premier retail environments. With today’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval of the agreement between the California Public Utilities Commission and NRG, eVgo can now begin work on a network that will raise the bar on convenience for EV drivers. >>View Article 

October 30 -- With government policy and investment driving automotive companies toward plug-in vehicles, the technology for delivering electricity to these vehicles will rise to a $1.2 billion market in 2020, according to a Lux Research report. >>View Article

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