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Aug 21, 2011

Charging stations move electric cars out of city

Charging stations that can fill the batteries of an electric car in 30 minutes or less are moving from the city to the country. A $2 million federal stimulus grant will finance 22 fast-charging stations in smaller cities in the northwestern corner of the state, the Oregon Department of Transportation announced Thursday. After they are […]

May 17, 2011

Electric motors provide buzz at GM’s White Marsh plant

Four years ago, General Motors’ future in the Baltimore area was hardly certain after the automaker shed all of its Allison Transmission business except its White Marsh facility, which made automatic transmissions for full-sized pickup trucks. But since then, the facility has played an important role in GM’s manufacturing strategy. And Tuesday’s groundbreaking for a […]

May 3, 2011

High-mileage car sales up as gas prices increase

DETROIT — Americans are going for smaller cars as gas prices march higher. New models that get 35 mpg or better, including the Chevrolet Cruze, Hyundai Elantra and Ford Focus, led most major automakers to stronger April sales. Even buyers of pickup trucks chose more efficient engines. The shift to more fuel-efficient cars was good […]

Mar 30, 2011

Thinking of an electric car? Get your garage ready

With gas prices rising and instability in the Middle East, the thought of an electric car in the garage might be getting more appealing. Before you jump for the new technology, though, make sure your garage is ready to be a refueling station. Depending on which car you buy and how old your home is, […]

Feb 28, 2011

High court denies cert in several cases

The Supreme Court has refused to toss out a defamation award to a fired pastor, despite claims by the church that dismissed him that its actions are protected by the Constitution’s religious freedom guarantees. The court on Monday rejected an appeal from the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel in Vernonia, Ore., asking the justices […]

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