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Fun facts about electric vehicles: A Q&A with ourselves

July 3rd, 2013

A new Electric Vehicle Guide by Sierra Club features 14 EVs and Plug-In EVs available to American consumers. They’re here to stay, so let’s consider the field and answer some of those nagging questions.

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Study: Americans favor improved mileage gas engines over alternatives

May 27th, 2010

There is greater demand among Americans for technologies that provide enhanced fuel economy of existing gasoline powered engines at a lower initial cost than higher priced alternate fueled engines, according to Harris Interactive’s 2010 AutoTECHCAST study.

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Almost half of all consumers show interest in plug-in hybrids

September 8th, 2009

From Green Right Now Reports

Signaling that the American marketplace may be at a tipping point, a new survey from Pike Research finds that 48 percent of consumers say they would be “extremely” or “very” interested in purchasing a plug-in hybrid that has a 40-mile range on a single charge.

“Plug-in hybrids match the driving requirements of most consumers we surveyed,” Pike’s managing director Clint Wheelock said in a statement. “Eighty-two percent of respondents drive 40 miles or less per day, with an average daily driving distance of 27 miles.”

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