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Category: Electric vehicles
September 15, 2014 at 6:16 AM

Oil exports: Looks for a long-term solution in electric vehicles

The U.S. should not allow our oil to be exported to other countries [“Want lower gas prices? Export more U.S. oil, study says,” Nation & World, Sept. 9]. We don’t have enough oil for our own needs. We have to buy more than $300 billion of oil a year from abroad, half from Organization…

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Comments | More in Electric vehicles, Energy | Topics: electric cars, energy, iraq

June 25, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Electric cars: Good progress, now it’s time to charge ahead

Last week University of Washington students came in second place in a national competition to transform a stock car into a hybrid vehicle [“UW students take 2nd place in hybrid-car competition,” The Today File, June 20]. Their victory over a dozen other colleges in the EcoCAR 2 challenge underlines the technological revolution that is helping…

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Comments | More in Electric vehicles | Topics: EcoCAR 2, electric cars, Environment Washington Research & Policy Center

January 28, 2014 at 6:13 AM

Make the switch to an electric vehicle today, to save money and the environment

Mónica Guzmán nailed it in her column [“Seen a Tesla today? Electric cars turn up fastest in Washington state,” Local News, Jan. 25]. Washingtonians have an unprecedented opportunity to show the rest of the country that gasoline-fired automobiles are so 20th century, and it appears that we are making headway in that regard. We…

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Comments | More in Electric vehicles | Topics: Jeremy Smithso, Mónica Guzmán, Tesla