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The warranty will be transferable at no cost to other vehicle owners and cover all 161 battery components, GM said.

NEVADA

12 horses dead from roundup

CARSON CITY — Twelve wild horses have died in a Nevada roundup directed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, half of them colts and mares.

The BLM on its website Wednesday said four more animals died or were put down because of dehydration or water intoxication.

A federal judge has scheduled an emergency hearing on a temporary restraining order sought by animal rights advocates to halt the roundup in northern Elko County.

U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks will hear arguments Thursday in Reno.

The BLM suspended the gather over the weekend when seven horses died of dehydration and water intoxication after being herded by helicopter on the first day of the roundup. Another horse broke a leg and was put down.

NEW YORK

First charging station for electric cars opens

NEW YORK — New York City has installed its first car-charging station for electric cars and said it plans to buy about 40 of the clean-energy vehicles.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced the installation of the public car-charging station. It opened at a parking facility on Manhattan’s far West side.

Mr. Bloomberg said more than 100 similar stations will open around the city by September 2011. The city currently uses 10 electric cars that were donated and plans to buy about 40 during the next year.

Coulumb Technologies Chief Executive Richard Lowenthal, whose company is installing the chargers, said it could take less than four hours to charge a car.

The company received $15 million from the Obama administration to make the chargers.

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