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Official: BMW i3 officially gets EPA-rated 81-mile range, delivered to first US customer

Filed under: It's official. The first U.S. BMW i3 customer is now happily zipping along somewhere in his new car. Or possibly staring lovingly at it in his garage - we're not sure which. That man, Tufts University professor and electric vehicle aficionado Charles Rabie, was handed the keys at the BMW of Boston dealership earlier today, thus beginning a flood of upcoming deliveries from the

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Official: Toyota teams with FirstElement Fuel on 19 hydrogen stations in California

Filed under: Cross Toyota with a former General Motors and Hyundai executive and you might just get some real momentum when it comes to hydrogen refueling station deployment. Toyota and FirstElement Fuel Inc., which is headed by ex-GM and Hyundai executive …

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Motorsports: Garlits hits 184 mph in ‘Quest for 200’ electric dragster

Filed under: Drag-racing legend "Big Daddy" Don Garlits didn't quite reach his goal of getting his electric dragster to break the 200-mile-per-hour mark. But he did come close enough to get his team to keep trying. And 184 miles per hour is nothing to sneeze at. The 82-year-old Garlits, racing his

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What Happens When Washington State Attempts Major Climate Action?

If climate hawk Governor Jay Inslee gets his way, Washington State may have just taken the next major step toward America's clean energy and low-carbon future. Citing already-apparent climate change impacts to his state's economy and environment, Inslee last week signed an executive order designed to cut …

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Barnacle-Repellant Paint Developed To Reduce Shipping Costs

A new type of barnacle-repellant paint — based around compounds derived from the Maytenus tree — has been devised by an international group of researchers. While that, at first, may not sound like something that is that important, the reality is that the drag created by barnacles (or many other types of hitch hikers) on ship hulls contributes relatively significantly to the …

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Video: Amusing Tesla fan-made commercial gives Nozzie the EV blues

Filed under: One thing you can say about Tesla Motors enthusiasts, they certainly seem a creative bunch of brand boosters. Since the California automaker started selling its electric vehicles, fan-made commercials have been plugging an advertising void - the company famously has yet to make a spot of its own for broadcast. Now, there's a new one. It seems that, in a …