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December 30, 2012 1:00 AM

EVs, hybrids gain strength in 2012; IBM leads European charging network

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(Toyota)

Strong year
Market-research firm Mintel says sales of alternative-fuel vehicles, such as the Toyota Prius (shown), were up 73 percent in 2012 compared with 2011. The number of available plug-in and electric models nearly quadrupled over a year, from three models in 2011 to 11 this year. Mintel expects 2013 sales to increase by 14 percent over 2012.
NWautos staff




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(Honda)


Connect Europe

As part of the Green eMotion project funded by the European Union, IBM will introduce B2B Marketplace, a project that allows energy providers, carmakers and charging-point owners to share and integrate services on one common IT platform. B2B Marketplace plans to create a network of EV charging services that are compatible throughout Europe by 2015.
NWautos staff