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A Tesla Model S driving outside the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

Tesla opening access to its electric car patents

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors is giving other companies open access to its patents to accelerate the development of electric vehicles. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Thursday the company will share […]

06/12/2014

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Ford recalls Focus electric, C-Max to fix chime

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford is recalling about 24,000 cars because a chime won’t sound if the driver’s door is opened while the key is inside the car. The recall in the U.S. and Canada […]

10/03/2013

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Government to require electric cars to make noise

DETROIT (AP) – The government wants all electric and hybrid vehicles to make some noise when traveling under 18 miles per hour so pedestrians can hear them coming.

01/07/2013

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Indianapolis to replace entire fleet with electric, hybrid

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indianapolis plans to replace its entire fleet with electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles by 2025 – the first major U.S. city to take such a step. Officials will ask automakers to develop a plug-in hybrid police car, too.

12/12/2012

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