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EV charging infrastructure slowly growing in New York with 80 more stations on the way

ChargePoint will install 80 new EV chargers. The new charge stations will increase New York City’s charging infrastructure by nearly 50-percent.

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Vauxhall Ampera police car: Chevy Volt’s European cousin goes blue

Police Service Northern Ireland is giving General Motors' plug-in hybrid a try. Could it be pulling you over in the future?

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Fisker co-founder, Henrik Fisker, walks away from Fisker Automotive

In a truly selfish move, Henrik Fisker walks away from Fisker Automotive leaving the fledgling automaker in a financial lurch. Even with a potential buyout from a Chinese conglomerate looming, Fisker apparently couldn’t stand the heat any longer.

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Welcome to the real world: Hardware takes over SXSW

The hardware evolution cannot be stopped, and even an app-loving festival like SXSW is getting a taste of this digital evolution. Does this mean the age of apps is over or that we're starting to experiment with new social experiences - ones we can touch?

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Pyle lights up your car’s interior on the cheap with a 10.1-inch touchscreen

Jealous of the big infotainment screens in high-end cars and ready to upgrade from that AM/FM/cassette deck in your current ride? Then Pyle may have the car stereo for you.

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VHS-collecting filmmakers urges you to ‘Rewind This’ movie for nostalgia’s sake

It's easy to forget how we all used to rent VHS tapes from Blockbuster not too many years ago. 'Rewind This!' - a documentary highlighting the life and times of VHS format - aims to remind people of the tapes' nostalgia effect.

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ExxonMobil: Diesel to surpass gasoline as world’s top fuel by 2020

ExxonMobil sees diesel hybrids taking the lion share of new car sales. Electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, ExxonMobile wagers, will remain a small portion of the new car market due to range and cost concerns.

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Backstage at a Bravo TV live show taping: Making television more social on the Web

We were invited to attend a taping of Bravo TV's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at SXSW. Naturally, we couldn't say no. Can TV be social in the real and online world, simultaneously?

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STRFKR’s LED wall lights up SXSW

Custom light shows used to be reserved for A-list bands on world tours, but one indie outfit is working around its budget with LED and a little homegrown ingenuity.

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Heads roll at Nissan as LEAF sales fail to reach half the projected goals

The Nissan LEAF just isn’t selling well. Nissan moved less than half of the 20,000 LEAFs it hoped to in 2012. Accordingly, Nissan announced it’s replacing the zero-emissions chief in hopes of improved sales figures.

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Volkswagen goes greener by cooling off customers with CO2-based A/C

Volkswagen’s new A/C refrigerant is called R744. It’s a carbon-dioxide-based system, which clocks in as a 1 on the EU’s 150-point emissions scale. This just another step along VW's goal to becoming the world's most sustainable automaker.

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2014 BMW 328d xDrive wagon: A sensible yet sporty alternative to crossovers?

A torquey diesel engine and ground-hugging ride height make this utilitarian crossover a precision tool in a world of Swiss Army knives.

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PAR Works MARS app: Augmented reality guide for those who’ve given up on life

A SXSW 2013 Interactive Award finalist, PAR Works' MARS app adds augmented reality to virtually anything you take a photo of to provide additional data - helping make life a bit easier to sort out.

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U.K. Court dismisses Tesla’s suit against Top Gear – what’s your call?

When Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson and the film crew pushed a Tesla Roadster off the track in 2008 as it had run out of juice in only 50 minutes, Tesla figures it lost $171,000 in potential sales.

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Tesla pushes Model X back to 2014 to focus on Model S

Poised to sell more than 20,000 vehicles this year, Tesla doesn’t want to mess with a good thing. Accordingly, it has delayed production on its Model X until 2014, hoping to further capitalize on its Model S success.

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