Report On Tesla-Style Direct Sales Cites GM Brazil Program Ended In 2006

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The topic of Tesla Motors and its direct-sales model continues to roil state legislatures, with bills for and against the practice under debate in several states. In May 2009, the U.S. Justice Department issued a paper that looked at the economic effects of state bans on such direct sales. Now it turns out that one example of direct sales. Green Dealership NADA Tesla Motors dealers plug-in cars sales state laws

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must not be 'hostage' to foreign oil February 20, 2006 MIT researchers invent new hybrid car battery February 7, 2006 Re-thinking the world's economic future February 7, 2006 100-M.P.G. T he Plug In Partners Blog celebrates its first year of publishing this month.

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Plug In Auto Nation

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12, 2006 AutoNation, Inc. Mike Jackson H ere's another important milestone for the Campaign. The Nation's largest retail car dealer sees the importance of the PHEV and its CEO is calling on his manufacturers to get with the program.

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Traction Action

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T his week's meeting of the Electric Drive Transportation Association in Washington was accompanied by some significant announcements.

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GM to Launch?

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GM likely to launch new plug-in hybrid Reuters Nov 10, 2006 DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Corp. GM Concept Car T here has been a rumor that General Motors might have a plug-in to show at the North American International Car Show in Detroit this coming January.

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AE Signs Accord

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AFS TRINITY SIGNS ACCORD WITH AUSTIN ENERGY The Auto Channel August 17, 2006 " A n accord that was signed this week in Seattle and Austin should put Americans one step closer to seeing the 250 MPG AFS Trinity Power Corp (AFST) Extreme Hybrid ™ car on the road," according to AFS Trinity CEO Edward W.

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P G & E Plugs Drive

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P G & E plugs campaign for hybrid electric cars Joshua Sabatini The Examiner Sep 5, 2006 SAN FRANCISCO - Pacific Gas and Electric Co. wants its 5.1

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Anyone got a clutch?

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

The conversion process highly recommends installing a new clutch assembly, so I ordered a clutch kit from Driving Source NW in Salem, OR (part # POR055822) on December 27th.

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Winter Update

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D ear Partners: As you probably read in the press, GM announced in late November that they will manufacture a plug-in hybrid vehicle. A day earlier, Toyota North America president Jim Press said that “ The next frontier will be the plug-in hybrid.”

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Auto Lobby Deals a New Card

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Changing of the guard at the auto makers' industry group the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM). Former Democratic Congressman Dave McCurdy takes his lobbying skills from Electronics to Autos.

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Megawatt Mileage

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electrons A new report from researchers at DOE's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory indicates that there is substantial idle capacity for use in a "switch from oil to electrons " Although the full report is not yet available, here is the press release from PNNL.

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Is GM's Plug-in Hybrid for Real? What Say Big Enviro?

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Lots of ink on GM's plug-in hybrid announcement. With headlines like "GM Promises Plug-in Hybrid," Waggoner's statement in LA moves plug-in cars back into the public discussion of petroleum alternatives.

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Minnesota Plug-in Law

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Here is the story from the Brownfield Network Plug-in hybrid flexible-fueled cars on the way Thursday, June 8, 2006, 2:01 PM by Bob Meyer Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has signed a law promoting plug-in hybrid flexible-fueled vehicles.

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Jumpstart Ford Startles Waggoner, Escorted Out

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September '06 - Tesla Roadster Unveiled, Electric Cars NOT DEAD YET!

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Who Killed the Electric Car? Since my last report, the success of the film “Who Killed the Electric Car?” set the stage for the dramatic unveiling of the Tesla Motors Roadster in Santa Monica on July 19th.

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RAVs to Keep Rolling in LA

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The efforts of LA EV activists to keep the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s fleet of RAV4 EVs on the road appears to have been a success. Nate Vandershaaf, who arrived at one meeting with a bank-certified offer to purchase all 74 RAVs for $1.85

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October '06 - CARB Takes Testimony on Electrics; LA Takes Action on RAV4 EVs

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Evidence for Electrics Piles Up at ZEVTech Plug In America and the Electric Auto Association were well represented and well received at the California Air Resources Board Zero Emission Vehicle Technical Review in Sacramento.

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The Motor is Here!

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

The motor and controller from Electro Automotive (sent from Azure Dynamics) arrived on November 20th and are now sitting in my living room awaiting the remainder of the kit parts.

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The Plug-in Bus

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C harging ahead with new LIPA buses By Jean Paul Vellotti Long Island Business News Friday, July 14, 2006 HAUPPAUGE – After five years of planning, research and development, the first plug-in hybrid electric bus built to serve Long Island straphangers is getting ready to roll.

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Consortium Partners

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T wo major forces in the drive for Plug In Hybrids have come together. Here is the story.

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Governor Pataki On Board

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Taken from the press release , New York Governor's Office, August 2, 2006 Become a Partner today. T his story comes from the Energy Blog. New York to Convert 600 Hybrids to PHEVs New York Governor George E. Pataki and Senate Majority Leader Joseph L.

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Toyota "Looking"

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H ere is big announcement for Plug-In fans Toyota looking at Plug-in Hybrids Los Angeles Times June 20, 2006 By JOHN O'DELL Toyota Motor Corp.

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Getting a 914 platform

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

This is a picture of the yellow 914 that I'm going to be purchasing from Camp914 near Portland as a base platform for the electric vehicle conversion. The picture was taken back on October 14th before it was ready to operate.

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Rolling into the Rotunda

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C ongressional Briefing on Flexible Fuel Plug-in Hybrids March 29, 2006 Washington, DC [ RenewableEnergyAccesss.com ] The Environmental and Energy Study Institute ( EESI ) invites anyone interested to attend a Congressional briefing April 4, 2006 (from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

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Mayors Join Drive

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Conference of Mayors Join Drive for Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles LAS VEGAS—June 5, 2006— The U.S.

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The Road to Independence

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The Road to Independence Sunday, July 2, 2006 PATRICK MAZZA AND RICH FELDMAN Guest Columnist An economic earthquake is poised to shake the globe. H ere is a guest editorial from a plug in partner city that appeared in the Seattle Post Intelligencer.

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Nissan Pushes the Plug

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H ere is another very encouraging development Nissan to end Toyota hybrid tie-up The Yomiuri Shimbun N issan Motor Co. will develop a new hybrid vehicle technology on its own, which would end a joint agreement with Toyota Motor Corp., sources said Friday.

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Mayor Wynn Commends POTUS

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Mayor Wynn Commends President Bush's Support of Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles and Biofuels; Prescribes Treatment for ''Oil Addiction'' Houston Chronicle By Business Editors(c) 2006 Business Wire Feb.

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World's Fastest PHEV

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Is Ford First?

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Ford May Build a Plug-In Hybrid May 11, 2006 Ford Motor Co. photo by George Lange L ast week, Bill Ford made an announcement at his Stockholder meeting.

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Toyota "Moves"

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Toyota Motor Company J ust last month, there seemed to be good evidence that Toyota was looking at producing a plug- in. Now, Toyota is making it official.

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Mayor Menino Adds Boston

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Menino Guest Column Thursday, February 2, 2006 Here is part of the Mayor's column. "In Boston joins in the Plug-In Campaign. By Mayor Thomas M. In addition, I joined mayors from across the country in a national effort to support the National Plug-in Hybrid Campaign.

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No Hostage to Oil

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must not be 'hostage' to foreign oil Monday 20 February 2006 By Tabassum Zakaria MILWAUKEE, Feb 20 (Reuters) - The United States must reduce its dependence on oil from foreign countries that can hold it hostage, President George W.

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New Plug-In

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Ford Executive Talks Plug-Ins

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Feb 17, 2006 SYNOPSIS: Lewis Booth acknowledged the importance of climate change and the responsibility to take action, calling for greater support for a more holistic approach to the challenges raised by sustainable mobility. autoblog EV World and Autoblog posted this story today.

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Summer Update

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Roger Duncan gives Campaign Update The Plug-In Partners National Campaign has now been underway for six months. We would like to take this opportunity to report on our efforts to demonstrate to automakers that a market for plug-in hybrid vehicles exists in the United States today.

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Public Power Leads Charge

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org January 30, 2006 Last week, a dozen cities, over 100 public power utilities, businesses and a host of national policy groups kicked off a nationwide campaign to urge automakers to accelerate development of plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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Obama embraces PHEVs

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28, 2006 In this year's State of the Union address, President Bush told us that it was time to get serious about America's addiction to foreign oil. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) delivered a major speech on energy independence yesterday. The setting was a meeting of the National Governors Association.

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Philadelphia Joins Coalition

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Chicago Plugging Green

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T hrough the leadership of Mayor Richard Daley , the City of Chicago has joined Plug In Partners with a big bang by committing to purchase 850 plug in hybrid vehicles. Recently, Chicago's greening was highlighted in Time.

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