Harley-Davidson has introduced its first electric motorcycle, a sleek, futuristic bike that sounds like a jet airplane taking off and can go from 0 to 60 mph in less than four seconds.Read More »
Federal agency probing Tesla fire incidents
DETROIT — The U.S. government’s auto safety watchdog is investigating whether Tesla’s Model S electric car is vulnerable to fires because roadway debris can pierce the car’s underbody and battery. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which announced the probe ...
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New standards bode well for electric cars
As a Baltimore County lawmaker and statewide environmental advocate drove a demonstrative lap around a Charles Village block in an electric car Wednesday, whatever sound made by the Nissan Leaf was drowned by louder vehicles rumbling south on St. Paul Street.
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Van Hollen criticizes Pepco
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen says Pepco should not receive a 4 percent rate increase until the utility makes meaningful progress on reliability. Van Hollen made the recommendation Thursday, a day before a deadline for the Maryland Public ...
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Dominion power wading into offshore winds
Dominion Virginia Power is interested in building up to 400 wind turbines in Atlantic waters in what could be a powerful message for a slowly emerging domestic source of clean energy. “If everything aligns and it makes good sense and ...
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O’Malley to swear in new PSC members
Gov. Martin O’Malley will be swearing in two new members of the Public Service Commission. The governor will swear in Kevin Hughes and Kelly Speakes-Backman on Monday in Baltimore. Hughes has served as the governor’s deputy legislative officer since 2007. ...
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Delmarva Power seeks rate increase in Maryland
SALISBURY — Delmarva Power is asking Maryland state regulators to authorize an increase in electric delivery rates for the company’s nearly 200,000 Maryland customers. Delmarva asked the Maryland Public Service Commission on Tuesday to approve the increase. The change would ...
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Howard County gets funding for lightweight electric buses
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced that the county has received funding for a public transit project that will add three full-size, lightweight electric buses to the Howard Transit fleet for use in and around Columbia. The buses’ batteries are ...
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Hearings will begin Sept. 7 on BGE’s rate hike request
State regulators will begin hearings in September to determine how much of a distribution rate increase they will allow Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. The Public Service Commission met Tuesday with company representatives and other groups interested in the case, ...
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