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Formula E Electric Car Racing

World’s First Fully Electric Race Car Championship Debuts In Long Beach

The race cars sped along the tracks but what was noticeably missing was the roar of the engines.

04/04/2015

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Electric Cars To Race In Downtown Long Beach This Weekend

Electric cars will be racing on the streets of downtown Long Beach this weekend during the world’s first all-electric motorsport called Formula E racing

04/03/2015

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California Is Among 5 States Bidding For $5 Billion Tesla Motors Battery Factory

California is one of five states bidding for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors plans to build so it can crank out batteries for a new generation of electric cars.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/01/2014

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California, Other States Vow 3.3M Zero-Emission Vehicles By 2025

The governors of eight states including California and New York are pledging to work together to get 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on roadways by 2025 in an effort to curb greenhouse gas pollution from transportation sources.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/24/2013

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Electric Carmaker Opens Global Headquarters In Los Angeles

Electric vehicle maker CODA Automotive opened its global headquarters Thursday at an event that drew Gov. Jerry Brown and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/10/2011

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Gas Prices May Push More Drivers To Go Electric

As the average price for gas hits $3.93 a gallon for regular unleaded, a new fleet of “smart” cars are expected to hit the streets today.

03/09/2011

Nissan's 2011 LEAF makes it debut at the Orange County Auto Show. (credit: motortrendautoshows.com)

Group Wants Plug-In Cars To Become Mainstream In Calif.

An alliance of automakers, utility companies, regulators and clean-air advocates are touting an ambitious plan to make charging a car in California easier than fueling at a gas station within the next 10 years.

12/13/2010

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Obama Takes Gas-Guzzling ‘Beast’ To Clean Energy Summit

Weighing over eight tons, the “Beast”, Obama’s armored limousine was flown out to Lisbon before his arrival at what was intended to be a summit on cleaner-burning vehicles.

11/19/2010