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President Obama Ready to Push More EVs and Safety

On electric cars and other cleaner technologies promoted by the EPA and the Department of Energy, observers see the Obama Administration picking up where it left off in its first term.

Published: 08-Nov-2012

President Barack Obama's second term likely will include a return to an agenda of support for electric vehicles and also could clear the way for new rules on tailpipe emissions and auto safety that his appointees have been eager to release.

Obama's fellow Democrats retained control of the Senate, while Republicans kept their House majority

In his victory speech, Obama said he plans to meet with Republican challenger Mitt Romney in coming weeks to discuss ways to move the country forward.

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