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GM details the EV Spark

DETROIT, Minn., April 24 (UPI) -- U.S. automaker General Motors said its electric car, the Chevrolet Spark, would go 82 miles per charge up, and get the equivalent of 119 miles per gallon.

Sweden proposes extending tax breaks for biofuels, green cars

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 17 (UPI) -- Sweden says it is seeking to boost the use of electric cars and plug-in hybrids through continued tax breaks on biofuels and green cars for company fleets.

Charging station company under investigation by FBI?

CHICAGO, April 11 (UPI) -- The FBI is investigating 350Green, a company that won a contract in Chicago to build charging stations for electric cars, contractors say.
Recalls, electric cars and sales, oh my

Recalls, electric cars and sales, oh my

Hyundai and Kia, which admitted inflating gas mileage claims, now have a huge recall on their hands.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

Samsung SDI at top of battery market

SEOUL, March 12 (UPI) -- South Korea's Samsung SDI Co. had the top global market spot for lithium-ion batteries for the third consecutive year in 2012, data indicated Tuesday.

LAX to end free electric car parking

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Some electric-car owners hope Los Angeles International Airport officials change their minds about eliminating free parking for their green vehicles in March.

Hyundai set for hydrogen fuel-cell car

SEOUL, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co. said Tuesday it plans a commercial version of its hydrogen fuel-cell car by 2012.

Electric companies teaming with GM

DETROIT, July 22 (UPI) -- U.S. power companies are teaming up with General Motors Corp. to find a way to put electric cars on U.S. roads, sources said.

Renault to mass-produce plug-in cars

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, July 5 (UPI) -- Renault, in response to soaring gas prices, plans to mass-produce electric cars, the French automaker's chief executive said Saturday.

Hybrid cars may affect power distribution

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 19 (UPI) -- U.S. government scientists have found the increasing use of plug-in hybrid electric cars and trucks might substantially affect power distribution.

Electric cars stalled in Canada

TORONTO, March 16 (UPI) -- A Toronto manufacturer alleges the government is using regulations to block sales of its electric cars in Canada.

Hanks touts electric car on MySpace

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Tom Hanks has posted a personal video on his MySpace profile to show his support for all-electric cars and to connect with his fans.

GM sees electric, other cars sharing parts

FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- General Motors Corp. hopes to launch a family of electric vehicles sharing mainstream GM parts, its vice chairman said in Germany Tuesday.

Firm to convert cars to electric power

BLUE ASH, Ohio, May 23 (UPI) -- A suburban Cincinnati company plans to convert gasoline-burning cars to electric power and sell them for under $50,000, the company's president said.

Platinum may help fuel electric cars

UPTON, N.Y., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. government scientists say they have stabilized platinum electrocatalysts for use in fuel cells.

Ford, Toyota chiefs meet

DETROIT, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co.'s new chief executive met with Toyota Motor Co.'s chairman in Tokyo to discuss hybrid cars and other issues, it was reported Tuesday.

Chinese exporting electric cars to U.S.

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Shandong Jindalu Vehicle Co. Ltd. has become the first Chinese carmaker to export to the United States.

Japanese firms to develop electric car

TOKYO, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and Tokyo Electric Power Co. have announced plans to jointly develop a next-generation electric car and to release it in Japan in 2008.

Ford to return electric cars to Norway

OSLO, Norway, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. has agreed to return 350 Norwegian-made electric cars to their native country instead of scrapping them, Aftenposten reported.
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