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Sustainable Transportation Could Save the World (and Save $100 Trillion)

As protesters gathered in New York City to demand action on climate change, a new report shows how smart transportation policy can play a major role in reducing carbon emissions. Photo: South Bend Voice/Flickr

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New world record set with 507 EVs in parade [w/video] *UPDATE

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“The World in 2030″ by Dr. Michio Kaku

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Dr. Boaz Almog: Quantum Levitation

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BYD to Expand Electric-Car Leasing Deal With London Hire Service – Bloomberg

BYD Co. (1211) will lease 200 of its e6 electric cars to a London private-car service by April, the largest overseas rental agreement for the Chinese automaker that counts Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/B)as a shareholder.

BYD has delivered 32 of its e6 vehicles to London-based Thriev, which operates a chauffeur service using only electric cars, Isbrand Ho, managing director of BYD Europe, s More

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Europe’s nuclear giants are close to collapse

By Paul Brown
Doubts that the biggest construction project in Europe will get the final go-ahead from the UK government leave the European nuclear industry facing a struggle for survival.

LONDON, 24 November, 2014 − Plans to build two giant nuclear reactors in south-west England are being reviewed as French energy companies now seek financial backing from China and Saudi Arabia − More

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Renewable energy starts to win on price – Business – The Boston Globe

NEW YORK —For the solar and wind industries in the United States, it has been a long-held dream: to produce energy at a cost equal to conventional sources like coal and natural gas.

That day appears to be dawning.

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The cost of providing electricity from wind and solar power plants has plummeted over the last five years, so much so that in some markets r More

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DOE says workplace EV charging access has doubled in two years

DOE has partnered with private industry to encourage workplace plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging, and the effort seems to be paying off. The partnership, the EV Everywhere Workplace Charging Challenge, wants to see a substantial increase in companies offering workplace charging by 2018.

An August survey conducted with DOE EV Challenge partners was used for them to share their experien More

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LEAF and e-NV200 make Nissan a Fleet Hero | Nissan Insider | News | Opinion | for Nissan people

NISSAN has been named Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year at the Energy Saving Trust’s highly regarded Fleet Hero Awards.
The brand picked up the honour for its ongoing leadership of the ULEV sector in the face of growing competition from other carmakers.
The awards judges were impressed that the pioneering 100 percent electric Nissan LEAF – the world’s bestsellin More

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News from Helen Caldicott, MD

45 leading scholars, authors and activists convened at The Great Hall of Cooper Union, New York City, on October 25-26, 2014, for the symposium: “Techno-Utopianism and the Fate of the Earth.” Speakers discussed the profound impacts—environmental, economic and social—of runaway technological expansionism and cyber immersion; the tendency to see technology as the savior for all problems.

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Fukushima Worker: They’re covering up how much contamination is flowing into ocean —

Fukushima Worker: They’re covering up how much contamination is flowing into ocean — Scientist: We are measuring higher radiation levels off Japan — Plume near California already exceeds expectations, and will keep rising for years to come — TV: “Cleanup can’t be done… They lied from the start, Tepco is a den of inequity” (VIDEOS)

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Digital Journal: A Global Digital Media Network

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Automotive battery market is expected to reach $7.7 Billion by 2019. The demand for lead acid batteries is governed by vehicle production. Battery replacements have reduced as new technologies have extended battery life. With the switch to electronic braking and steering by wire in upscale cars, the 3kW capability of the single 12-volt battery wil More

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Tesla must replace engines in Norwegian cars

Teesla owners in Norway are experiencing major engine problems.The el car company are now are working in high gear to replace the motors.

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Tesla owners in Norway are experiencing major engine problems.The el car company are now are working in high gear to replace the motors.
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Demand for Tesla Motors, Inc.’s Dual-Motor Vehicles Is “Off the Charts”

Tesla Motors’ (NASDAQ: TSLA ) outspoken CEO Elon Musk has weighed in with one of the most useful updates to date on the company’s new dual-motor versions of its Model S. The verdict? One month after it was introduced, demand for the all-wheel-drive version of the model isn’t lacking. In fact, demand for the new motor system is incredibly robust. Here’s what investors need More

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Graphene battery breakthrough could trigger electric car revolution | Daily Mail Online

Graphene is the world’s thinnest and strongest material that is impermeable to atoms and molecules
Researchers from the University of Manchester were surprised to find that positively charged hydrogen atoms – protons – can pass through it
Discovery could boost efficiency of fuel cells for cars generating electricity from hydrogen, by using a graphene-based membrane
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Turkey’s ASELSAN & IBM Research to develop Metal-Air Batteries for EVs | EV Fleet World

Turkey’s ASELSAN & IBM Research to develop Metal-Air Batteries for EVs
Turkish defence firm ASELSAN has announced the signing of collaborative development agreements with IBM Research for R&D on Metal-Air Battery Technologies.
ASELSAN said the Metal-Air Batteries to be developed will provide at least five times more storage capacity than current Li-Ion Batteries while prese More

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Foundry-Planet: Magnesium: New Trillion Dollar Industry To Revolutionize Global Economy

New technologies will make it possible to create the next trillion-dollar industries and to better our lives, If You are an investor looking for the “Next Big Thing”, Magnesium metal appear to be one of the biggest investment opportunity of this century.

The doctors and scientists now believe that most chronic diseases may have the same root cause: inflammation.
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Police department in Georgia takes delivery of Nissan LEAF | EV Fleet World

Police department in Georgia takes delivery of Nissan LEAF
The Athens-Clarke County Police Department (ACCPD) in Georgia in the US has added a Nissan LEAF to its fleet in addition to its existing hybrid vehicles.
The department said the LEAF will serve as an administrative services vehicle under the terms of a leasing agreement, with the option to purchase at the end of the lease term. More

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Audi Planning On ‘Family Oriented’ Electric Car For 2017

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Audi has confirmed that they are still on track to bring a family-sized electric car to the marketplace by 2017. It is the second electric car in the work from Audi whose R8 e-tron sports car has been green lit and then shelved several times in the last year.

News of the family sedan came via Audi’s head of technical development, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, who t More

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Oregon Proves Key To Electric Car Adoption Isn’t Necessarily Purchase Incentives – Transport Evolved: Cleaner, Greener, Safer and Smarter

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Oregon Proves Key To Electric Car Adoption Isn’t Necessarily Purchase Incentives
NOVEMBER 26, 2014 BY PATRICK CONNOR2 COMMENTS
Talk about increasing the numbers of electric vehicles on the roads, and most people talk about offering the kind of large incentives and tax-breaks found in coun More

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Nissan LEAF Sales In Europe VS Nissan LEAF Sales In US

The Nissan LEAF is the top-selling electric car in the world. It’s also the top-selling electric car in the US. However, from estimates of European EV sales, it’s not the top-selling electric car (if you include PHEVs) in Europe. Those numbers aren’t official or inclusive, so I try to avoid making grand conclusions from them, but I assume they provide an accurate general view. With numbers o More

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Most efficient electric cars: With zero gasoline and emissions, EVs are becoming affordable

The most energy-efficient car in the U.S. for the 2015 model year isn’t an unadorned “econobox,” but rather it’s the futuristically styled and sporty BMW i3 four-door all-electric hatchback that gets the equivalent of 124 mpg.

While many remain prohibitively costly, the sticker prices of some electric vehicles now approach conventionally powered models, especially after deducting th More

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California Energy Storage: Why It’s Good News For Electric Cars

Using stored energy to smooth out the ebb and flow of power generation has been thoroughly discussed by utilities, but now it’s starting to be put into practice on a large scale.

Southern California Edison (SCE) recently announced that it will purchase 250 megawatts of energy storage, as part of a larger 2,221-MW purchase of new generation assets.

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[blink] CarCharging Promises To Bring Blink Level 2 Back To 30 Amps

Almost two years ago, there began to appearreports of problems with charging from Blink level 2 charging stations at power levels above 3.3 kW (see archive post on PluginCars).

The problem lies in the cord set, which wasn’t able to supply current of 30 A. ECOtality noted before the bankruptcy that an overheating/melting issue of the connector plug is a problem in approximately 12,000 inst More

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Gas 2 | Bridging the gap between green heads and gear heads.

With 58% of the market, the Nissan-Renault alliance announced that it has sold its 200,000th electric vehicle. To date, those EVs has covered an estimated 4 billion kilometers, or about 2.85 million miles, saving some 450 million kg of CO2 from entering out atmosphere.

So far in 2014, the two automakers and their subsidiaries have sold over 66,500 electric vehicles, twice as many as their n More

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Tesla confirms Australian launch date • The Register

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Tesla, which earlier this year started scouting around for charging stations in Australia and has also popped up with displays in at least one Sydney mall, has confirmed December for its official launch.

Renew Economy reckons the Sydney December 9 launch will include early Model S deliveries and announcements about where it will be putting its showrooms and More

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Superbatteries Combine Capacitor, Battery Technologies > ENGINEERING.com

Supercapacitors coupled with a regular battery form a specific kind of “super battery”, offering faster charging and more efficient energy storage. According to researchers at Washington State University, these hybrid batteries are one of the most condensed forms of energy storage. They can be constructed in any size, and have a low cost and are lightweight. Current uses include emergency radi More

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CarCharging Enhances Performance of Blink Level II Commercial Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

CarCharging Enhances Performance of Blink Level II Commercial Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Largest EV Charging Service Provider Selects New Parts Supplier for Blink EV Charging Station Cord Set

MIAMI BEACH, FL — Nov. 25, 2014: Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) (“CarCharging” or “Company”), the largest owner, operator, and provider of electric More

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Solid-State Batteries For Electric Cars: ‘Great Potential,’ VW CEO Says

To help electric cars go mainstream, new battery technology will be needed to escape the shackles of short ranges, long charging times, and relatively high cost.

Among the possibilities is a solid-state battery–which replaces the liquid electrolyte of a conventional battery with solid material.

Now, solid-state batteries are starting to get attention from the car industry. More

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STOP FUKUSHIMA RADIATION- UN ACTION NEEDED

STOP FUKUSHIMA RADIATION- UN ACTION NEEDED

Help us take 1 million signatures to the UN. This is an urgent, escalating catastrophe that must be addressed ASAP. The costs of financing the containment/cleanup far exceed the capabilities of Japan; the world community has a collective responsibility to share the financial burden. We petition the UN to set up an international group, free from con More

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How BMW and drones could change the future of 2 Elon Musk companies, SpaceX and Tesla Motors

The UpTake: Two of Elon Musk’s companies are in totally different industries, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t competing to impress their boss.

I t’s starting to look like the two companies Elon Musk is CEO of are competing for headlines. Hardly a news announcement goes by from one, that the other isn’t closely behind.

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Electric Vehicles Give Air Force an Energy Boost : Discovery News

The crowded highways of Los Angeles just got a little greener, thanks to a new electric-vehicle program sponsored by the U.S. Air Force.

The fleet of 42 electrically powered sedans, trucks and vans was recently unveiled at Los Angeles Air Force Base in California. Based on technology known as V2G, or vehicle-to-grid, the vehicles are plugged in to charge when not in use, but they can also b More

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2015 Nissan Leaf Earns Four-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government — Edmunds.com

WASHINGTON — The 2015 Nissan Leaf electric car earned a four-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Five stars is the highest rating.

On sale now at Nissan dealerships, thhe 2015 Leaf earned four stars in the front, side and rollover crash tests.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not rated the 2015 Leaf.

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Formula E: The electric car race generates buzz in Malaysia – CNET

Earlier this month, the world’s largest island-based electric car-sharing scheme was launched. A pool of 65 Nissan Leaf cars has been established on Terschelling, one of the Dutch Frisian islands. And plans are already in hand to increase the fleet to 100 vehicles to cope with expected demand from residents and visitors. This unique project is an initiative by local operator Schylge-E-Auto, More

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