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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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Acceleration-Improving Tesla Model S P85D Update Coming, Musk Tweets

With an established 0-60 mph time of just 3.2 seconds, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] says its all-wheel drive Model S P85Delectric car is already the quickest production sedan in the world, but it may be about to get even quicker. CEO and co-founder Elon Musk tweeted yesterday that a software update for the P85D is in the works, and that it will improve acceleration times.

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DUBLIN: Research and Markets: Global Automotive Inductive Wireless Charging Systems Market 2014-2018 with Bosch, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments & WiTricity Dominating | Business Wire | Rock Hill Herald Online

Electric vehicles are gaining importance in modern times because of the rise in global fuel prices and alarming levels of air pollution. There is widespread concern about the negative effects of global warming. In such a scenario the rapid adoption of electric vehicles is seen as the most viable solution. The time taken to charge electric vehicles was one of the major concerns, but with the advent More

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Tesla Model S P85+ review: The car of the future is already here

The Tesla Model S is a fully electric, four-door saloon car with prices for this P85 model starting from around £70,000(IBTimes UK)
Tesla Model S Key Features:

Single-gear electric motor
416bhp / 433ft lb
0-60mph in 4.2 seconds
130mph (electronically limited)
Seats five adults plus two children
Charges 80% in 40 minutes
Range of 250 miles
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Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) To Expand Supercharger Network In UK To 20 Locations

It was not long ago that Tesla decided to bring its electric car recharging stations to the UK, with the automaker expected to construct nine Supercharger stations in a span of six months. But, it looks like the company will be fulfilling its promise in just three months, as the Palo Alto-based automaker recently decided to expand its UK presence by covering 20 locations for its Supercharger stati More

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50,000 Plug-In Pickups Annually by 2018? – PickupTrucks.com News

Bob Lutz, chairman of VIA Motors’ board, says that in the next several years more personal-use pickup truck customers will see the benefits of a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

According to Bloomberg.com, Lutz thinks that VIA Motors — a privately held company that takes GM full-size vans and pickups and installs a range-extending powertrain that uses a gas small engine to charge a batter More

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Supercharging U.S. Highways

In a growing quest to ease the burdens of automobiles on the world’s environment, electric cars are being produced and driven by more and more people. There are drawbacks involved – electric cars at present can’t give drivers extended distances due to the battery life limits these cars have. However, a new partnership seeks to expand those horizons and possibly modify auto travel in the Unit More

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50,000 Plug-In Pickups Annually by 2018? – PickupTrucks.com News

Bob Lutz, chairman of VIA Motors’ board, says that in the next several years more personal-use pickup truck customers will see the benefits of a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

According to Bloomberg.com, Lutz thinks that VIA Motors — a privately held company that takes GM full-size vans and pickups and installs a range-extending powertrain that uses a gas small engine to charge a batter More

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Video: Tesla Caught Testing Camouflaged Car at Mythbusters’ Favourite Test Ground. Is it the Model X or the Model ≡? – Transport Evolved: Cleaner, Greener, Safer and Smarter

Waking up to breaking news is always exciting, especially when it’s a video of a brand new unreleased electric car being put through its paces in some high-speed handling tests.
And that’s exactly what we woke up to this morning, courtesy of a video sent to us of San Francisco Bay area resident Juan del Real, which shows Tesla Motors testing its latest prototype car on the former U.S. Na More

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Grants awarded toward purchase of electric vehicles | Deseret News

Grants awarded toward purchase of electric vehicles
Published: Fri, Jan. 30 12:05 p.m. MST

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A charging station is displayed at the state Capitol in Salt Lake City Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. A state agency is awarding grants to several entities that will enable them to purchase clean fuel vehicles.
(Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)
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Volvo Postpones Electric Models, Focuses On Plug-in Hybrids Instead | car News @ Top Speed

Unsurprisingly, electric cars aren’t exactly selling like hotcakes in most markets, which is why Volvo has decided to postpone its all-electric model rollout, despite having the capabilities from a technology standpoint. At least this is what vice president of product strategy, Lex Kerssemakers, has recently told the folks from Autocar. Considering that the Swedish carmaker has already successfu More

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Beijing considers next steps for electric vehicles|Policy|Business|WantChinaTimes.com

Beijing considers next steps for electric vehicles

The first public solar charging station for electronic cars in Beijing, Jan. 6. (File photo/Xinhua)

The year 2015 has witnessed the increased effort by some cities and regions in China to promote the use of new energy cars, prompting Beijing to develop schemes for charging service fees for battery charging as well as studying the sta More

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Volvo joins forces with Siemens to introduce electric bus systems – Automotive Business Review

Volvo’s bus division has entered into a global agreement with Siemens for the supply of complete electric bus systems.

Under the agreement, Volvo has agreed to supply electric-hybrid buses and full-electric buses to customers and Siemens is expected provide the charging stations for the buses, which is likely to have charging capacity of up to 300 kW.

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Company Profile for ClipperCreek, Inc. | Business Wire

Company Profile for ClipperCreek, Inc.
January 30, 2015 10:20 AM Eastern Standard Time
–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ClipperCreek, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of EVSE’s (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment). EVSE’s are commonly referred to as electric vehicle charging stations, EV charging stations or sometimes just charging stations. A charging station is a piece of electr More

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CAMBRIDGE, England: Bus Melodrama Creates $100B Market by 2025 for Hybrid and Pure Electric Buses Say IDTechEx | Business Wire | Rock Hill Herald Online

CAMBRIDGE, England — Buses are boring right? Not any more. Faced with 200,000 people dying of air pollution yearly and rocketing oil imports, China will make 10 million school buses and 1.6 million large buses electric. The resulting ultra-low cost base will let its bus makers flood the world. Nonetheless, the emerging global market for hybrid and pure electric buses at over $100 billion yearly More

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ChargedUp: 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Electric Car Review – Transport Evolved: Cleaner, Greener, Safer and Smarter

“You’ll almost forget it’s electric” is Volkswagen’s bold and controversial claim of its 2015 all-electric e-Golf. The iconic VW Golf — now in its fortieth year — has fully embraced the future of technology with an all-electric model and a plug-in hybrid thanks to VW’s MQB platform where pretty much any drivetrain can be fitted to the Golf shell.
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‘Petrol engine’s days numbered’ – IOL Motoring

Pretoria – After moving millions of cars and trucks across the world for well over a century, the end is (almost) nigh for the internal combustion engine.

This was the bold prediction from Unisa researcher Professor Godwell Nhamo, who said new developments in electric car technology – especially the lithium ion battery – could be game-changers that rendered the internal c More

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DHL takes delivery of e-NV200 vans in Italy | Nissan Insider | News | Opinion | for Nissan people

FIFTY Nissan e-NV200 electric vans are being sent to DHL in Italy after a collaborative agreement was signed by Nissan Italia and the delivery firm for zero-emission operations.
The all-electric vans have started arriving and will be used for dispatches and deliveries in the Mediterranean country, beginning in Milan and Rome. Florence, Verona, Bologna, Naples, Salerno, Bari and Catania will More

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Renault Electric Program Director: Next-Generation Renault ZOE With Real-World Range Of 186 Miles

Interesting and potentially huge news is coming out of France in regards to the new, next-generation Renault ZOE and next-gen Nissan LEAF.

According to Les Echos, the new versions of both models will be ready in 2017 with double the range of today’s Renault-Nissan electric cars.

In the case of the next-gen ZOE, Beatrice Foucher, Director of Renault’s electric program, stated that More

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Renault Electric Program Director: Next-Generation Renault ZOE With Real-World Range Of 186 Miles

Interesting and potentially huge news is coming out of France in regards to the new, next-generation Renault ZOE and next-gen Nissan LEAF.

According to Les Echos, the new versions of both models will be ready in 2017 with double the range of today’s Renault-Nissan electric cars.

In the case of the next-gen ZOE, Beatrice Foucher, Director of Renault’s electric program, stated that More

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Georgia Power brands $12M EV charging program "Get Current" – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Georgia Power Co. has launched a $12 million program to drive electric vehicle sales in Georgia. The campaign will be called “Get Current,” according to trademarks filed by the state’s largest electric utility.

Atlanta is the No. 2 market nationwide for electric and plug-in hybrids and the No. 1 market for the Nissan Leaf.

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Georgia Power brands $12M EV charging program "Get Current" – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Georgia Power Co. has launched a $12 million program to drive electric vehicle sales in Georgia. The campaign will be called “Get Current,” according to trademarks filed by the state’s largest electric utility.

Atlanta is the No. 2 market nationwide for electric and plug-in hybrids and the No. 1 market for the Nissan Leaf.

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Nissan Leaf wins award

The Nissan LEAF is definitely proving itself as an alternative mode of transportation to the old internal combustion engine powered heaps we drive now. Automotive Science Group named it this year’s best all-around performer in the midsize car market, beating cars like the Toyota Prius and Honda Fit.

The LEAF also took Best Social Performance and Best Environmental Performance, the latter More

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Nissan Leaf wins award

The Nissan LEAF is definitely proving itself as an alternative mode of transportation to the old internal combustion engine powered heaps we drive now. Automotive Science Group named it this year’s best all-around performer in the midsize car market, beating cars like the Toyota Prius and Honda Fit.

The LEAF also took Best Social Performance and Best Environmental Performance, the latter More

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CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium – EAS IX 2015 – Eventbrite

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On May 1, 2, 2015, the world’s leading experts will converge for the 9th Annual CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium in the beautiful Sonoma Wine Country. The great Eric Raymond from Italy will present solar powered flight including his new SunSeeker Duo, Ken MacKenzie of Airbus will present design details of the new Airbus e-Fan, Ann Marie Sastry will present solid state batter More

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CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium – EAS IX 2015 – Eventbrite

Event Details

On May 1, 2, 2015, the world’s leading experts will converge for the 9th Annual CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium in the beautiful Sonoma Wine Country. The great Eric Raymond from Italy will present solar powered flight including his new SunSeeker Duo, Ken MacKenzie of Airbus will present design details of the new Airbus e-Fan, Ann Marie Sastry will present solid state batter More

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Scania Wireless Charging Bus to Commence Testing in Sweden – autoevolution for Mobile

Volvo was the first to start testing a plug-in hybrid bus in Hamburg last year, but Scania is following closely with their own wireless recharging bus prototypes following to be tested in Sweden soon.

The project has been going on for quite some time but it is now that the company decided to roll the technology into the real world. The first hybrid bus will be seen on the streets of Soderta More

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New aluminum air battery could blow past lithium-ion, runs on water – ExtremeTech

As battery technologies go, the world has a love-hate relationship with lithium-ion. On the one hand, breakthroughs in Li-ion designs and construction are responsible for the Tesla Model S, new installations, green energy research, and the modern smartphone. On the other hand, lithium-ion limitations are the reason why most EVs have a range of 40-60 miles, the Model S costs upwards of $80,000, and More

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Greentechlead.com: News on Green technologies, Wind, Solar, Smart Grid, Susta NRG eVgo to expand EV charging network to 25 more markets

NRG eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy will expand its DC fast charger network addition program to around 25 markets in the U.S. in the coming two years.

Major corridors inclusive of San Diego to Seattle and Miami to Boston will be key part of the future expansion plan.

Already, NRG eVgo is operating 245 fast chargers including SAE Combo and CHAdeMO connectors in ten national markets.< More

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Nissan Planning for PostIncentives World | Vehicles & Technology content from WardsAuto

DETROIT – Nissan has been the most successful retailer of electric vehicles in the U.S., with its Leaf model racking up 77,322 total deliveries since the car went on sale in late 2010, WardsAuto data shows.

But that success has come at a price. U.S. federal rebates of up to $7,500, which have spurred a small but devoted slice of Americans to buy an EV, likely are to go away first for Niss More

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An EVangelist for the electric vehicle – News – Nogales International

Even as cars continue to become more fuel efficient, Asher, who holds a master’s degree in history, espouses his view that choosing to go electric is as much historical as it is economical.

“We’re plugging in because look at all this solar energy going to waste,” Asher said during a sunny Wednesday afternoon as he waited for his 2011 Nissan Leaf to recharge at a car dealership i More

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