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Neil Young Thinks You Can Make A Better “Green Car” Music Video – Ecorazzi.com

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Neil Young Thinks You Can Make A Better “Green Car” Music Video – Ecorazzi.com
April 14th 2009 Neil Young Thinks You Can Make A Better “Green Car” Music Video Than Him and he’s probably right. Filed under: cars-houses , transport , video , web — michael @ 3:14 pm With Neil Young’s new album Fork In The Road now

Analysis: Michigan’s advanced vehicle battery sector accelerates – MLive.com
Michigan has vaulted to the front of the nation’s budding advanced automotive battery production sector as officials announced four battery plant investments worth $1.7 billion. But analysts say huge risks remain. The operations, led by heavy hitters

Fill ‘er right up – with electricity, please – CNN Money
At Better Place’s swapping station, an electric car (Renault-Nissan is building one with a removable battery) pulls into a bay. The bottom of the battery, which gets dirty through daily driving, is cleaned with a brush

Mitsubishi electric car in fast lane – Morning Sun
The race is on among the world’s automakers to develop their own electric vehicle. Although Mitsubishi Motors North America has halted operations at its factory in Normal until May 11, the company is not slowing down plans to be one of the first to

Michigan awards tax breaks to car battery makers – Charleston Daily Mail
LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan has awarded tax credits so battery makers for electric and hybrid vehicles will open factories in the state. Four projects were approved Tuesday by the Michigan Economic Growth Authority. One is contingent on another

Salazar, Palin address development at haring – KTUU
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Interior Secretary Ken Salazar got a mostly friendly reception at a daylong public hearing on the federal government’s proposed 5-year oil and gas leasing program. Salazar opened the Tuesday hearing in Anchorage with his

The great electric car race – CNN Money
The Volt is GM’s technology leader, but it will be years before the car – which cost $1 billion to develop – makes any profit for the nearly bankrupt company. Not by itself, but it helped. For several years GM has been touting the battery-powered

UPDATE 2-Johnson Controls, others plan U.S. battery plants – CNBC
By Soyoung Kim DETROIT, April 14 (Reuters) – Major battery suppliers, including Johnson Controls, detailed plans to invest up to $1.7 billion in advanced battery plants in Michigan, taking advantage of tax credits intended to lure production of

A123Systems Awarded $100 Million in Refundable Tax Credits from – Businesswire.com
WATERTOWN, Mass.–( BUSINESS WIRE )–A123Systems announced today it has secured more than $100 million in refundable tax credits from the state of Michigan and has selected Livonia as one of the sites where it is planning to base new production

ANALYSIS-Bolivia holds key to lithium, the battery car metal – Forbes
Electric cars to fuel the increase in lithium By Michael Taylor LONDON, April 14 (Reuters) – Minor metal lithium is set to charge ahead to become the top material for batteries and vital for electric transport, but supplying any spike in demand could