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December 8, 2011
by Rick Daysog
Sacramento Bee

The ARB also said the rules will help expand California's emerging electric vehicles industry. A recent report by San Francisco-based nonprofit Next10 found that California leads the nation in patents for electric vehicle technology. Globally, it trails only Japan and South Korea.

December 7, 2011
by Melanie Turner
Sacramento Business Journal

The report from the nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization Next 10 is titled “Powering Innovation: California is Leading the Shift to Electric Vehicles from R&D to Early Adoption.” The report reveals California took in $467 million in global electric-vehicle venture capital investment in the first half of the year.

December 7, 2011
by The Business and Culture of Our Digital Lives
LA Times Blogs

Businesses in the state collected $467 million in electric vehicle venture capital investment during the first half of this year, or 69% of the global total, according to a study by Next 10, a nonprofit founded by Silicon Valley venture capitalist F. Noel Perry.

December 7, 2011
by David R. Baker
San Francisco Chronicle

In the first half of this year, California companies developing plug-in vehicles, advanced hybrids, charging stations and related equipment brought in $467 million in venture capital, according to a new report from the Next 10 public policy group. That's 69 percent of all the venture capital invested in electric vehicles around the globe, and 74 percent of the capital invested in the United States.

December 6, 2011
by F. Noel Perry
San Jose Mercury News

Our state is leading the nation in electric vehicle (EV) investment and innovation. California captured 69 percent of global EV investment in 2011 and ranks first in the nation in EV patents. The number of jobs in the EV sector, while small, keeps growing despite the economic downturn.
Those are among the chief findings in a new report produced by Next 10, the nonpartisan nonprofit organization I founded in 2003, and prepared by Collaborative Economics.


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