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Smart Transformers Aim to Power Homes and Electric Cars

Just before the first electric vehicles (EV) rolled into garages in late 2010, there was speculation that transformers would be exploding in neighborhoods if multiple cars were plugged in at the same time around a cul-de-sac. Full story

Best Buy Aims to Sell Americans on Electric Cars

WASHINGTON – This could be the future of electric cars: choosing a vehicle at the local Best Buy and then getting a personal visit from the electronic retailer's Geek Squad to prep for installation of the home charging station. Full story

NASA's battery know-how powers electric cars

Electric cars have been around since the 19th century, so they're not exactly space-age technology. But the recent surge in electric vehicles springs, at least in part, from NASA know-how. Full story

Carmakers enjoy electric buzz — within reason

The floor of this year's Detroit auto show is awash with electric vehicles, but industry executives are carefully hedging their bets, developing other alternative power sources, too. Full story

Electric Car Market

   Insight on the electric automobile market.

Group aims to make Calif. plug-in car leader

An alliance of automakers, utilities and regulators are behind an ambitious project to make California a national leader in accommodating electric vehicles. Full story

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A slew of green cars is coming in 2011

Ultra-fast Charge Nears Reality for Electric Cars

Utilities thrilled, worried about electric cars

History repeats itself with electric car push

The quest for power in an all-electric Leaf

Recharge that electric car wirelessly

Ultra-fast charge nears reality for electric cars

Car's Body Could Work As A Battery

Meet Obama's point man on electric cars

Panasonic buying units in bid to go greener

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  Environmental entrepreneurs: Charging electric cars

As the first plug-in electric vehicles come to the mass market, companies that design and sell car chargers are battling for market share.

  Ford's new SUV: Bold move or big risk?

Alan Mulally, CEO of Ford Motor Company, tells Morning Joe about electric cars and Ford's new Explorer, which has better mileage and produces less carbon dioxide in comparison to older models of the SUV.

  How can electric cars help the economy?

While in Kansas City, President Barack Obama touted the importance of electric vehicles in building America’s future economy. Mayor Virg Bernero of Lansing, Michigan discusses how the American car market can make their electric cars more competitive and beneficial.

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Bill Ford, Executive Chairman of Ford Motors stands with (L-R) the C-MAX electric car, the Transit Connect electric truck, the Focus electric car and the C-MAX hybrid during the first press preview day at the 2011 North American International Auto Show January 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. AFP PHOT

The research and development lab for electric automobiles
The research and development lab for electric automobiles

The research and development lab for electric automobiles is seen at SBE, Inc. in Barre, Vt., Friday, July 16, 2010. A visit to SBE Inc. in Barre is one of eight that officials with the administration of President Barack Obama are making this week to Recovery Act project sites nationwide to promote