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PG&E to Buy 50 Bi-Fuel NGVs

February 15, 2013 in CNG, EVs, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Buying More Chevy Volts Too, and Ford C-Max Plug-Ins

Pacific Gas & Electric is close to placing an order for 50 CNG-gasoline pickup trucks with General Motors – management is working now on an optimal work crew placement plan for the bi-fuel pickups. Separately, the San Francisco-based utility is ordering dozens of additional plug-in hybrid electric vehicles from both GM and Ford.

GM to Help Gauge Volt Charging Costs

October 9, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

GM-OnStar to Test Grid-Compatible EcoHub in Austin, Texas

“How much is your charge charging you?” GM asks, spreading the word that it will test a new mobile app to advise drivers of the Chevy Volt just how much it costs them to charge their range-extended electric vehicles.

Toyota Trumpets Prius Plug-In’s ‘Value’

September 12, 2012 in Electric Drive, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Says Lithium Ion Hybrid Has Had Better Start than Leaf or Volt

Toyota’s strategy of offering modest all-electric capability for its Prius Plug-In – about 11 miles – appears to be paying off, as the firm says it’s sold more than 6,000 cars during its first six months on the market.

GM Sees a Chevy Volt Sales Surge

July 5, 2012 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

General Motors has reported a sales urge of better than 200% for its Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, both for June and the first six months of 2012.

Chevy Volt Cleared for California Carpool Lanes

February 25, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs by rich  |  No Comments

The low emission model – standard in California – of the 2012 Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car has been cleared for the Golden State’s high-occupancy vehicle lanes, General Motors said last week, noting too that California customers will qualify for a $1,500 state rebate.

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