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Ford C-MAX Energi PHEV takes aim at the Prius Plug-in

Touting the specs for its new PHEV this week, Ford staked out a clear position for it in the market: face-to-face with a certain hit Japanese hatchback. The new C-MAX Energi is projected to deliver 550 miles of total range, and 20 miles in electric-only mode, nearly double the electric-only range of the Toyota Prius… Read more »

Analyst downgrades TSLA, shares remain in stop-and-go traffic

As the only pure EV company that’s publicly traded, Tesla Motors [Nasdaq:TSLA] has caused many an auto fanatic to turn stock enthusiast, following market data with a zeal formerly reserved for such things as gear ratios and 0-60 ratings. This week, analysis firm Wunderlich Securities lowered its recommendation for Tesla stock to Sell, saying that… Read more »

VIDEO: Via Motors VTRUX roll into Jay Leno’s Garage

Bob Lutz, “one of the great car guys of all time,” showed up at Jay Leno’s Garage this week, and he brought some cool toys to play with (they’d have to be pretty darn cool to impress Leno) – VIA Motors’ electrified full-size van, SUV and crew cab pickup truck.     Ex-Marine Bob Lutz… Read more »

Aloha Petroleum unveils fast chargers at Hawaii gas stations

The Paradise of the Pacific is already a great place to drive an EV – islands around the world are expected to be early adopters of electrification, thanks to high fuel prices and short driving distances. This week, emission-free driving on Oahu became even more convenient, as gas station operator Aloha Petroleum installed AeroVironment DC… Read more »