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Volvo Predicts 10% of Sales to be Electrified by 2020

Posted 05-16-2017 in News by Editor

"We believe that the time has come for electrified cars to cease being a niche technology and enter the mainstream," said Håkan Samuelsson, President and CEO of Volvo Cars, in a release from the end of 2016 outlining the company's global electrification strategy. "We are confident that by 2020, 10% of Volvo’s global sales will be electrified cars." According to the release, the plan includes introducing more plug-in hybrids across their product line. The company also says it will develop a new range of smaller electric cars and build an all-electric car for sale by 2019.

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India Plans to Shift Away From Coal

Posted 05-16-2017 in News by Editor

In October 2015, India unveiled a plan to cut carbon emissions by 33 - 35% from 2005 levels by 2030. They were the last major country to submit their long-term emissions-reductions plans before the start of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Paris in December.

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Significant discounts appearing on Nissan Leaf

Posted 05-16-2017 in News by Editor

Nissan dealers throughout the US are starting to offer significant discounts on the all-electric Leaf sedan. Drive Electric Minnesota announced a promotion through local dealer Kline Nissan that makes the case that with Federal tax credits, a purchaser could chop as much as 40% off the purchase price. The deals include dealer discounts of $6,313 on a purchase, or $4,613 off a 3 year / 36k mile lease.

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