Author: Tom Shea

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Kia’s Optima Hybrid Shoots, Scores

At this year’s SEMA auto show, Kia rolled out a pair of outrageous sports-theme vehicles – one of them an Optima Hybrid with hardwood-floor wheel wells and a hoop in the trunk inspired by NBA star Blake Griffin. The Optima… Read More
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Car2go EV Rentals Roll Into Amsterdam

Three-hundred two-seater electric cars are set to arrive in Amsterdam by end of November for car2go, a car-sharing service that provides short, spontaneous one-way trips using electric vehicles from smart. The cars will rent for 29 cents (40 cents U.S.)… Read More
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Nissan Leaf Gets A Boost In Nova Scotia

Nissan Canada will work with the province of Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Power to introduce zero-emission vehicles into the province, according to a memorandum of understanding signed by the government, the utility and the car maker. Nissan is driven… Read More

A Cracker Barrel EV Charging Moment

ECOtality and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store recently unveiled a new fast charger for electric vehicles at the Lebanon Cracker Barrel location in Tennessee. This is the first of 12 Cracker Barrel restaurants in that state that will install Blink… Read More

Tesla Motors Opens More American Locations

Tesla is expanding its retail network to three new locations in Washington, Illinois, and California this month, laying the groundwork to deliver its long-awaited Model S sedan to customers in 2012. The Tesla Bellevue Square, WA, store opened recently with… Read More
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GM Korea Introduces First Hybrid

GM Korea has introduced the Alpheon eAssist, the first hybrid vehicle from the company and the first hybrid vehicle in its segment in Korea. The new Alpheon eAssist will go on sale this month. A lithium-ion battery and a 17.6-kilowatt… Read More
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Ford Focus Electric Orders Commence

Ford has finally jumped into the electric vehicle (EV) market with the 2012 Ford Focus Electric. Customers can now place their orders for a 2012 model via a dedicated website that provides detailed product specs and lets you virtually build… Read More