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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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Taiwan: Smart scooter manufacturer to install 100 charging stations – PetrolPlaza – News

Gogoro Inc, an electric scooter vendor, plans to install 100 charging stations at local stores in Taiwan by the end of the year to boost sales.

Source: Gogoro

After selling more than 10,000 electric scooters in Taiwan since its launch last summer, the company plans to increase sales by installing more charging stations across the region.



Plug In America AB 1064

Although September and National Drive Electric Week are right upon us, the California Legislature is still in full swing until August 31. As you may have seen in the news, it’s been a very busy month so far with debates centered around California’s landmark cap and trade program. Caught up in the mix of all the political discussions are zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) and AB 1964. While More


Tesla Packs More Energy Into Its Electric Car Batteries

A Tesla Model S.
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The new version of the Model S can drive 315 miles on a single charge.

Tesla plans to sell Model S and Model X electric cars with a battery pack option that squeezes more energy into the vehicles, giving them a longer driving range than previously offered and helping the cars accelerate more quickly.

The electric car company ann More


National Drive Electric Week Event – Cupertino

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This year’s event is the 44th Annual Electric Car Rally and Show held in conjunction with National Drive Electric Week. Come out to De Anza College in Cupertino and experience:
Electric vehicles from Nissan, BMW and other loc More


Tesla begins testing Model S Autopilot on streets of South Korea

Tesla has begun testing a U.S. version of its latest Model S P90D sedan on the streets of Seoul, South Korea as the company gears up for entry into this new market. News of this follows our previous report indicating that Tesla had officially opened up its online reservation form to South Korean buyers of the Model S, Model X and Model 3.

Reservation holders will be given the opportunity to More


Chevrolet Bolt Deliveries Delayed By As Much As Three Months

According to reports, deliveries of the Chevrolet Bolt could be as much as three months behind schedule with dealerships yet to start accepting pre-orders.

A post from CleanTechnica asserts that Chevrolet was originally intending on opening up the order books for the all-electric Bolt in August. It is now reported that pre-orders won’t be accepted until November meaning the first deli More


The Tesla Model S P100D Is Here, Does 0-60 In 2.5 Seconds – The Drive

The rumors were true: Tesla has officially unveiled a new disturbingly-quick model called the Model S P100D. Not only is the P100D the electric automaker’s quickest car yet, but with its claimed zero to 60 time of 2.5 seconds, it’s even in the running for the title of fastest-accelerating production car in the world. This is a family sedan, for heaven’s sake.

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2017 Chevrolet Volt Laughs At 60kWh Nissan Leaf Battery – DailySun

In the plug-in electric market, the most unique vehicle is not the one with autonomous driving or really cool wing doors, but the one with the most impressive internal setup. The Chevrolet Volt simply laughs at other range-chasing EVs.

And it has a good chortle at the Nissan Leaf specifically. As Nissan continues to work for more and more range each year, its puritan stance on adopting a ga More


Apple’s Secret Plan to Take Over the Electric Car Market : Tech : Headlines & Global News

Apple is not a tech company that likes to be left behind by its peers and as the market for electric cars continues to grow, it has not been revealed that the company already has its secret project in place to roll out electric cars by 2021. It is called Project Titan.

According to a report in the website, Fool.Com “Apple has revealed nothing about the details of Project Titan, or ev More


CARnival celebrates solar-powered, electric vehicles | Local News – Home

Staff from the solar energy company Sun Common met with electric car drivers to educate families in Chittenden County about making their commute more Earth-friendly.

WATCH video story HERE.

“We’re a mission-driven solar company. We want to make solar really easy and affordable for all Vermonters,” Sun Common staff member Carly Franco More


Study says 1 in 6 cars sold in 2020 must be electric to meet fuel-economy rules –

Several nations have enacted strict fuel economy standards but, for the most part, they have not required automakers to sell electric cars.

In the U.S., only the state of California has a zero-emission vehicle mandate that puts such a requirement on carmakers.



Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) Announces Plans To Release An All New Electric Vehicle Capable Of Hitting The 200 Mile Mark | Stocks Daily

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has announced plans to release an all new traditional named Electric Vehicle Model-E, which Ford states will be an affordable electric car that will be able to reach 200 miles per charge. The commercialization date for this vehicle is allegedly in Spring 2019.

This Model E vehicle will be an all-out hybrid vehicle capable as either a plug-in hybrid or an all-elec More


87% of Drivers Could Switch to Electric Car With Little Hassle | Newser Mobile

(NEWSER) – Drivers are generally leery of electric cars over the simple fear that the battery’s charge will run out and leave them stranded. But now researchers from MIT and the Santa Fe Institute report in Nature Energy that range anxiety is overblown in the vast majority of the US. They used the Nissan Leaf for the study—at $29,000, a relatively affordable alternative to pricey Teslas More


Apple Car May Feature Revolutionary Hollow Battery – Gas 2

Reports out of South Korea suggest that if there is an Apple car — which Elon Musk calls the “worst kept secret in the world” — it may feature a revolutionary new battery cell that is hollow in the middle. Because lithium ion batteries tend to heat up from the center outward, especially during times of high current draw, the hollow center would permit cooling air to access the hottest part More


Tesla Camper Mode: I Went Camping in the Trunk of a Model S

Elon Musk inadvertently spawned a subculture that’s hacking the Model S into a 21st century tent.

By Tom Randall | August 17, 2016

As the sun set beyond the long-needle pines and emerald waters of Lake Tahoe, I looked across the campfire and laughed out loud. I was about to go “camping” in the back of a $145,000 electric car because, well, it’s become a thing.



Electric Bus Company Gets On-Route EV Charging System Underway :: NGT News

New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., the largest heavy-duty transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, says it is providing technical support toward the development of second-generation, on-route and depot charging systems for electric transit buses in North America.



Electric Nissan Sports Car Could Become A Reality In 2020

According to a story from Autocar, Nissan could launch an all-electric sports car by 2020.

While speaking at the launch of Nissan’s BladeGlider concept, director of electric vehicles for Nissan Europe, Gareth Dunsmore, revealed that the Japanese firm has the ability to produce an electric sports car now but demand for such a model is unlikely to warrant its creation before the turn of More


Renault Zoe Grows Lead In German Electric Car Market, BMW i3 #2, Audi A3 e-Tron #3 | CleanTechnica

Germany’s electric vehicle incentives are now in full effect. How has this affected sales of plug-in electric cars in the country? Apparently, not all that much, going by the July 2016 sales estimates for the German market that were just released by the EV Sales blog.

Electric car sales in July (as compared to July 2015) were actually somehow down by 11% — to just 1,807 units. Somehow, More


Electric Car Sales = 33% Of All Car Sales In Norway (First 7 Months Of 2016) | CleanTechnica

Estimates for electric vehicle sales in Norway during the month of July 2016 were recently released by our friend over at the EV Sales blog, Jose Pontes.

Overall, the new sales figure estimates show pretty good growth — with 2,998 electric vehicles sold in total, making for a ~17% year-on-year growth rate. “Electric vehicles” in this case refers to any plug-in cars — all-electric ca More


[government news] Columbus, Ohio Scores $140 Million In Electric Car-Related Investments

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) held a competition to help further the use of PHEVs and stimulate continued progress in future transportation.

In the end, the city of Columbus, Ohio beat out 78 others for the win.

Others in the top seven, were Austin, Denver, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Portland, and San Francisco.

The DOT was very impressed with the submissions and p More


Mahindra To Launch Two More Electric Cars This Year

India’s Mahindra, through its Mahindra-Reva all-electric division, aims to launch two additional electric cars before the end of this year.

Mahindra already sells the e20 electric car, as well as the e-Verito, but now the automaker is hoping to grow its plug-in lineup with two new undisclosed vehicles.



Tesla opens website for online reservations in Korea

Tesla Motors has begun taking online reservations in Korea for its electric cars, Model S, Model X, and Model 3, the company said Friday.

With a deposit of 2 million won ($1,800) for the Model S, 5 million won for Model X and 1 million won for model 3, customers can make a reservation, it said in the first statement released for Korean press.

“Korean customers have already shown a More


Electric vehicles herald an economic revolution – The Nation

That the prices of conventional automobiles will plummet once the electric vehicle (EV) stops being an exception and becomes the norm – which now appears quite likely, and sooner than most people think – will likely be our least concern. The advent of the EV is apt to upend both the world economy and the diplomatic landscape. Of course we will still need oil to produce electricity, but More


Nissan Plans to Sell Battery Operations, in Talks With Tesla’s Battery Cell Supplier | TrendinTech

Nissan and NEC (previously known as Nippon Electric Company) joined forces back in 2007 to create battery manufacturing company, Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC). Their main goal was to use NEC batteries in Nissan vehicles, and each company has invested hundreds of millions into doing this. The first example of the benefits of the partnership came in 2010 with the introduction of the More


Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Strives To Perfect Reliability Of Upcoming Model 3

As Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) has set itself a goal of manufacturing up to 500,000 cars in the next two years, the company cannot afford to compromise on the quality of its self-driving cars. In its latest attempt of acquiring the best available talent, the company has employed a former Apple engineer in order to ensure that quality control is perfectly in place to match the significant incre More


Uber is about to start giving rides in self-driving cars

Los Angeles Times The robot cars aren’t coming. The robot cars are here. A fleet of Fords and Volvos, capable of driving themselves, is fully equipped and ready to hit the streets of Pittsburgh within weeks.… More


[government news] California lawmaker drops electric-vehicle bill

89.3 KPCC This April 25, 2016 file photo photo shows an electric Fiat plugged into a charging station in a parking lot in Los Angeles.… More


Meet WM Motor, the Latest Chinese Electric Car Startup

People visit a Tesla showroom in Beijing on July 9, 2014.
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The brainchild of the exec behind Geely’s acquisition of Volvo.

Another day, another Chinese electric car startup with major ambitions and big funding.

This week, Bloomberg reported on WM Motor, an electric car startup led by Freeman Shen, the exec behind the acquisition of Volvo by Chi More


Volkswagen Will Unveil 300-Mile Electric Vehicle Next Month: Ready To Launch As Soon As 2018 : TECH : Tech Times

Volkswagen is said to be unveiling an electric vehicle next month at the Paris Motor Show, with the car expected to have a range of about 300 miles on a single charge.

As Volkswagen continues to deal with the aftermath of the dieselgate scandal, the company has promised that it will be launching electric vehicles into the market by 2020. It seems that the timeline has moved forward, with th More


[bolt] The Chevy Bolt will have a host of LG components wrapped inside it

General Motors isn’t expected to start production of its mass-market all-electric 2017 Chevy Bolt until October, but LG isn’t waiting. The South Korean electronics powerhouse is gearing up to “mass-produce parts” for the Bolt this month, according to Electrek.
The Bolt was designed, inside and out, by a South Korean GM design studio. LG is making the most of its electric vehicle-cent More