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Electric Soul: What Goes Into a New EV?

, vehicles analyst

Kia released its first electric vehicle late last year in California, a new take on its iconic Soul compact. This year, the Kia Soul EV is expanding its reach to Georgia, Hawaii, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. With any luck, maybe Kia will follow GM’s lead and enter the Maryland market. But with announcements for the next generation of the plug-in hybrid Volt and a 200-mile battery-electric Bolt from its competitors on the horizon, not to mention today’s low gas prices, is there a reason why Kia is so bullish now? Read more >

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An Electric Spring: 3 Strong Trends in the EV Market

, senior engineer, Clean Vehicles

Springtime is the time of year where we start to see the first signs of growth; the green shoots of what will turn into a verdant garden or a bountiful harvest. As the first quarter of 2014 comes to a close, we are seeing some encouraging signs that both electric sales, and their benefits, will continue to grow this year. Read more >

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Driving a Tesla Model S: A Glimpse into the (Electric) Future

, vehicles analyst

This past weekend I had the opportunity to test drive a Tesla Model S, and it’s an amazing car to drive. Its luxury and high performance has won it accolades like Motor Trend’s 2013 Car of the Year—but the inherent benefits of being an electric car are what really set it apart.

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Oil Companies are Laughing All the Way to the Bank as Different Electric Vehicles Jockey for Position

, former deputy director, Clean Vehicles

I’m a big believer in competition and robust debates. Competition is at the core of America’s DNA, and the foundation of science is asking difficult questions and challenging the answers. But, when it comes to the future of electric cars, the brewing battle between backers of plug-in hybrid, battery, and fuel cell electric vehicles could leave oil companies as the big winners. Read more >

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Congressional Budget Office and Media Miss the Point on Electric Vehicle Incentives

, research director, Clean Vehicles

A recent Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report critical of electric vehicle incentives raises some interesting points about technology development, but fundamentally misses the mark on the role that advanced technology incentives play. Read more >

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