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STUDY: 5 Million Electric Cars Will Power Homes, Grid by 2017

STUDY: 5 Million Electric Cars Will Power Homes, Grid by 2017

By Alex Goldmark

The number of electric vehicles able to power buildings and feed the power grid will grow from 100,000 today, to more than 5 million in 2017, according to a new study by Pike Research, a market research firm for the clean technology industry.

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Santa Monica Promenade Revs up For Electric Vehicles

Santa Monica Promenade Revs up For Electric Vehicles

By Lookout Staff

December 5, 2011 — The Santa Monica City Council Tuesday night is expected to pave the way for electric vehicles to be displayed on the busy Third Street Promenade Downtown.

The council will vote on whether to overturn a 3 to 3 vote by the Planning Commission on October 29 that resulted in a technical denial of a proposed measure that would allow all-electric vehicle showrooms on the walk street.

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EV battery oversupply will cut prices

EV battery oversupply will cut prices

Battery prices are poised to fall as a result of the overcapacity, the company said.

Automakers have committed to producing up to 839,000 plug-in EVs worldwide by 2013, up from just 124,000 that will be delivered by the end of 2011.

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Stabenow, Levin join in call for probe of China electric-vehicle “shakedowns”

Stabenow, Levin join in call for probe of China electric-vehicle “shakedowns”

WASHINGTON – Both of Michigan’s U.S. senators are now calling for a formal investigation of Chinese trade practices related to electric vehicles like the Chevrolet Volt.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow wrote U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk on Wednesday asking for action to determine whether China is attempting “shakedowns” of American companies to turn over their technology secrets.

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