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Coda ships its first electric sedan (finally)

Electric-car startup Coda officially drove its first ready-to-ship electric car off the assembly line at its plant in the Northern California city of Benicia, California, on Monday morning, saying that the move is the start of its customer sales. It’s been a long time coming.

The Weird Launch of the Wheego Electric Car

I was going to title this post, “How Not to Launch an Electric Car,” but I thought that might be too harsh. Still, the launch of the two-seater LiFe electric car by the startup Wheego at the L.A. Auto Show last week was pretty unusual.

Why Nissan Tapped Microsoft for the Electric LEAF

When it came time for Nissan to set specifications for the infotainment system in its electric LEAF sedan, the automaker wanted two things: more info, less “tainment.” Turns out Microsoft’s Windows Embedded Auto fit the bill. Might a Hohm-LEAF connection be in their future?

How Robot Cars Could Be More Sustainable Cars

While the Google’s recently revealed robot car project is being looked at as an example of just how far outside of its core business Google has been reaching, the prospect of self-driving, computerized cars are compelling for their ability to make driving more sustainable. Here’s how:

AT&T Links Up Next-Gen Energy Tech

AT&T has been quietly linking up the next-generation of energy technologies as part of its growing machine-to-machine division. That’s including providing a network connection for a novel energy storage tech based on ice from startup Ice Energy.

Google Acquires Israeli Startup Quiksee for $10M

Google has acquired the Israeli video tour start-up Quiksee, according to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. Rumors of the sale first started this weekend, but were confirmed today by a post on the Quiksee site, making this Google’s 28th acquisition since last August.

YouTube Opens Life In A Day Gallery to All

YouTube is following up on the next phase of its ambitious Life In A Day project, making video submissions from around the globe available through a new gallery page that captures many different views of what life was like for users on July 24, 2010.

10 Things to Know About the Nissan LEAF

Nissan is reportedly taking its first official orders on Tuesday for the all-electric LEAF, which will basically be the first mass-produced mainstream-targeted electric vehicle on the market. Here’s what you need to know about the Nissan LEAF.

The Nissan LEAF: Connected by AT&T

During our test drive of Nissan’s electric LEAF this week Nissan’s Mark Perry, told us that the car giant is working with AT&T to provide a connection for digital services for the car, like battery charge monitoring and finding the nearest charging station.

Electric Vehicle 101: Know Your Warranty

How long should you expect a plug-in car battery — the most expensive part of the vehicle — to last before dwindling storage capacity or other problems leave you longing for a replacement? This question opens a hornet’s nest of vehicle emission regulations.

How to Get First in Line for Nissan's Electric LEAF

For those of you keen on the Nissan LEAF electric sedan, you have one more day to wiggle into the first group of buyers. The automaker plans to begin accepting early reservations on Tuesday, while general reservations won’t open until May 15.

Renault-Nissan Charges Ahead With Electric Cars in China

As Google (s GOOG) mulls pulling out of China, the Renault-Nissan Alliance is digging in. The French-Japanese auto duo has just detailed its first deal with a Chinese city to develop electric vehicles and infrastructure. Under the pilot program announced Thursday, Nissan will roll out 25 electric vehicles in Wuhan starting in 2011 with the Nissan LEAF sedan. The Wuhan government will build 250 electric vehicle chargers, and two additional “quick chargers,” for installation in the city. Both Wuhan and Nissan plan to work on marketing, collaborating on “education and awareness programs.”

Daily Sprout

EPA Finalizes Endangerment Finding: The EPA said today “that greenhouse gases (GHGs) threaten the public health and welfare of the American people.…