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    September 5, 2013

    Orlando's Newest Ride is Electrifying

    (USA Today) It isn't a thrill ride – in the traditional sense, anyway. But the newest transportation option being promoted to Orlando visitors is the electric car.

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    September 5, 2013

    Drive Electric Orlando Charges Up Tourism Industry

    (Orlando Business Journal) Tourism leaders, local business professionals and government officials came together for the region’s new electric car program, Drive Electric Orlando, at an event held at The Peabody Orlando on Sept. 5.

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    September 5, 2013

    Orlando Tourism Industry Plugs into Electric Car Experience

    (Reuters) Promoters of electric cars are hoping to entice a few of Orlando's 56 million annual visitors to rent one at the airport and plug in at strategically placed charging stations at tourist hotels, theme parks and the convention center.

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    September 5, 2013

    Program Introduces Electric Rental Cars in Orlando

    (Associated Press) Visitors to Orlando often try new things while on vacation: thrilling roller coasters, luxury hotels, different cuisines.Now they can try out a fully electric car — and not have to pay for gas during their vacation.

  • news
    July 26, 2013

    Electric Cars Sold Twice As Much As Hybrids in First Years

    (Fuel Fix) Electric cars have sold at twice the rate that hybrids did in their first few years of availability, according to a report backed by an industry group released Thursday.The report, from nonprofit advocacy group the Electrification Coalition, added that concerns stifling sales growth, like driving range and electric vehicle price, will improve in the coming years.

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    July 26, 2013

    Electric Cars on a Roll, With Lots of Room for Growth

    (Plug-In Cars) The Washington-based Electrification Coalition (EC), launched in 2009 with top corporate buy-in from 13 CEOs (including Nissan, NRG Energy and FedEx), made headlines when it offered a 2009 “Roadmap” that threw down a big goal—75 percent of U.S. road miles could be electric miles by 2040, provided its legislative goals were met. The group wants to see government spending concentrated in special deployment corridors, and improvements in incentives—including turning the federal income tax credit into a direct rebate at the point of purchase.

  • news
    July 25, 2013

    Electric Cars Could Be Cost-competitive with Gas-powered in 2017

    (Los Angeles Times) The cost of owning an electric car is wriggling its way down to becoming competitive with its gas-powered peers, according to new projections by the Electrification Coalition.

  • news
    May 15, 2013

    Governor Signs Alternative Energy Vehicle Bills in Loveland

    (Governor signs alternative energy vehicle bills in Loveland) Speaking at Loveland Water and Power surrounded by plug-in vehicles and a crowd of city staff, local elected officials and those involved in the regional Drive Electric Northern Colorado program, Hickenlooper called the city a model for other communities around the state.

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    February 18, 2013

    Debut of Electric-vehicle Charging Station

    (Northern Colorado Business Report) FORT COLLINS — A "Drive Electric Northern Colorado" event next week will debut the state's first "fast charger" for electric vehicles.The Electrification Coalition has formed a partnership with the cities of Fort Collins and Loveland and CSU. During an event at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery on Feb. 25, the partnership will announce an initiative to establish an "electric vehicle deployment community."

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    January 31, 2013

    EV Everywhere Expands with Workplace Charging Challenge

    (AutoBlog) The big policy announcement at today's Public Policy day at the Washington Auto Show came from Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu. The news is that President Obama's EV Everywhere program will be expanded to include a Workplace Charging Challenge, a plan to get more electric vehicle charging stations into more workplace parking lots.

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