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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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Dr. Boaz Almog: Quantum Levitation

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Tesla CTO remains bullish on future li-ion battery advances

Tesla Motors Chief Technology Officer JB Straubel recently predicted that electric-vehicle demand would surge as batteries got cheaper and that the cost-benefit balance would soon swing in favor of EVs. Of course, Mr. Straubel has a horse in that race. Or, shall we say, a very expensive group of them.

Speaking recently at the Intersolar North America conference, Mr. Straubel opined that lit More

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Attorney for US Navy Sailors: Third death from exposure to Fukushima fallout

Attorney Charles Bonner, representing US service members exposed to Fukushima fallout, Jul 21, 2015 (at 10:45 in): We now have a 250+ young sailors with all kinds of illnesses, we’ve had three die. We had one of the sailors who came home and impregnated his wife. They gave birth to a little baby born with brain cancer and cancer down the spine, lived for two years, and just died in March of this More

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News – NewPark Mall adds electric vehicle charging stations

In partnership with San Francisco-based Volta Industries Inc., NewPark Mall has installed two electric vehicle charging stations.

Available for free to customers and limited to two hours of charge at a time, the charging stations are located on the ground level of the parking garage near Entry 3. Mall officials will monitor demand for the charging stations and add more accordingly, an annou More

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Tesla Model 3, To Be Revealed In March, Might Have 300-Mile Range: Report

All recent statements from Tesla Motors indicate that development of the Silicon Valley automaker’s Model 3 electric car is still on track for a launch sometime in 2017.

And while the company has said it plans to unveil the car next year, it hasn’t discussed anything more specific than that.

Now, a new report claims the Model 3 could make its first appearance in less than More

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Apple in talks with BMW about electric car: Report

Apple has been in talks with BMW over using BMW’s i3 electric vehicles as a basis for an electric car project the tech giant is working on, according to German publication Manager Magazin.
Tim Cook, along with other Apple executives, recently met with BMW in Germany to visit its i3 production line, as reported in Manager Magazin’s July issue.
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Infiniti’s bold overhaul begins next spring

Infiniti LE: Originally proposed as a rebadged Nissan Leaf, the on-again-off-again Infiniti electric car is back in the longer-range product plans for now. Nissan executives recently told shareholders that the automaker is developing an electric-vehicle battery system that could provide a driving range of more than 300 miles per charge. The likely 2018-19 time frame for that technology is a likely More

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allAfrica.com: Kenya: GES – Kenyan Firm That Makes Solar-Powered Bikes

A Kenyan company has come up with a solar-charged electric motorbike, an engineering revolution that could significantly change transportation.

Pfoofy Power & Light Limited has also set up one solar-charging station to address the demand for motorbike transport, famously known as bodaboda, in South Nyakach-Kisumu County.

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Electric car sales accelerate in Beijing – Xinhua | English.news.cn

English.news.cn 2015-07-27 18:42:19
BEIJING, July 27 (Xinhua) — A growing number of electric cars are running on the streets of Beijing as the Chinese capital battles air pollution that is partly caused by vehicle emissions.

BAIC BJEV, which has a 66-percent of the electric vehicle market in Beijing, sold 6,223 electric cars in the first half of 2015. The company shifted 5,510 e More

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Sales Of Electric Renault Surge 72% In June To Over 3,000

Renault scored in June its second best month of electric vehicle sales (data is preliminary, so we don’t know exactly which peak is higher).

With 3,006 cars and 289 Twizy for a total 3,295, the French manufacturer can be happy because year-over-year growth reached 87% for cars and 72% for all EVs (including Twizy).

Strong sales growth in Europe (where most Renault EVs are sold) sho More

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Los Angeles Gets State Grant To Test Electric-Car Sharing Program

California has more electric cars than any other state, but officials have recently redirected their focus toward getting those cars into the hands of lower-income drivers.

The state recently adjusted the rules of its electric-car tax credit to steer funds away from the wealthiest buyers.

And now a new initiative will give low-income individuals the opportunity to use electric cars e More

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Nissan Could Use LG Chem Batteries for Their Future EVs – autoevolution for Mobile

Nissan is looking to bring a change in their EV lineup so Carlos Ghosn though this should be done with the very core of an electric car: the battery packs.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Renault-Nissan Alliance boss announced Nissan is looking into the possibility of using LG Chem-sourced batteries for their upcoming EVs, just like Renault and GM do.

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Apple is about to launch an electric vehicle, but is the world ready for the iCar? | Lean | Manufacturing Global

Apple is again in negotiations with BMW to adopt the i3’s carbon fiber body for an upcoming electric car, according to a new report. CEO Tim Cook and other Apple executives are said to have recently visited BMW’s i3 production plant in Leipzig, Germany.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard that Apple is interested in the i3. Back in March, two different automotive magazines reporte More

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Apple to adopt BMW i3’s carbon fiber body for its electric car

Apple is again in negotiations with BMW to adopt the i3’s carbon fiber body for an upcoming electric car, according to a new report. CEO Tim Cook and other Apple executives are said to have recently visited BMW’s i3 production plant in Leipzig, Germany.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard that Apple is interested in the i3. Back in March, two different automotive magazines reporte More

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Hillary Clinton unveils ambitious plan to massively boost renewables during first term – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has called for a dramatic national shift to energy sources such as solar and wind, setting the goal of generating enough clean renewable energy to power every US home within her first term in office.

Ms Clinton, the front-runner for her party’s 2016 presidential nomination, also pledged to have more than half a billion solar panels installed nation More

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Apple Consults BMW To Develop Its Own Electric Vehicle – “Project Titan”

Business Finance News takes a look at a report by German business magazine covering Apple’s aspirations of rolling out its very own electric vehicle
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is rumored to have been developing its own electric vehicle (EV), in collaboration with BMW. Apple enthusiastic website, MacRumors cited a “German business magazine,” Manager Magazin, which recently reported the iP More

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Tesla Model S Proceeds With Hands-Free Pilot System Days After Jeep Cherokee Hack : US : Headlines & Global News

The pilot system will be uploaded to select Model S sedan wirelessly, saving owners the trip to a Tesla showroom.
Days after a staged hackers successfully took control of a Jeep Cherokee, Tesla Motors announced that it will proceed with the update of the software systems of select number of Model S vehicles to test the beta version of its Pilot system, a software that allows hands-free drivi More

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Kenya announces 1-Gigawatt solar energy deal, will cost a record $2.2 billion | Mail & Guardian Africa (Mobile edition)

KENYA’S Energy Ministry and Canadian solar energy firm SkyPower Global are on course to sign an agreement Sunday that paves the way for the Toronto-based company to develop 1-gigawatt of solar power in East Africa’s biggest economy.

The developments will take place over five years in a deal that SkyPower values at $2.2 billion, the company said Friday in a statement.

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Mahindra To Offer Sub-£10,000 Electric Car In UK In 2016

Mahindra is readying to launch its e2o 2-door, 4-seat electric cars in UK.

The successor to the Reva / G-Wiz could appear on the market in the first quarter of 2016 and cost less than £10,000 ($15,500).

Moreover, it’s expected that the export version of e2o will be more capable than 50 mph and 75 miles of range.

e2o is now available in India, Bermuda, Bhutan and Nepal. More

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Monthly Plug-In Sales Scorecard

JULY 2015 CAR SALES will be reported On Monday August 3rd, 2015 beginning with the Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt sales at 6:30PT (9:30 AM ET). Ford will be reporting separately on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015.

Every month InsideEVs tracks all the plug-in sales for the United States by auto maker and brand. Below, readers can find all the historical sales charts for the “current generation More

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$1.6M Electric Car-Sharing Program Coming to LA | NBC Southern California

Electric and hybrid cars will now be available to residents in low-income Los Angeles neighborhoods under a car-sharing program funded through a state grant. Kim Baldonado reports. (Published Friday, Jul 24, 2015)
A new pilot program aims to offer electric vehicle car-sharing options and deploy 1.5 million electric vehicles to some of LA’s low-income communities by 2025, officials anno More

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Race is on to make the best electric car in the valley – SFGate

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A bank of batteries sits behind the front seats on the retrofitted classic Mustang which Larry Gareffa has turned electric on Friday, July 3, 2015. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
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Apple reportedly eyed BMW’s i3 electric car as basis for branded vehicle

Apple reportedly eyed BMW’s i3 electric car as basis for branded vehicle

By: Mikey Campbell

Friday, July 24, 2015 9:21 PM

According to a report published Friday, Apple last fall initiated talks to partner with BMW on a rumored electric car project underpinned by the German automaker’s i3 model before ultimately changing its mind.

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 : Tesla EV charging stations network to be rolled out in Australia

Tesla Motors, a U.S based electric vehicle manufacturer, is busy building and installing EV charging stations at various locations throughout Australia in order to form a network. The forward thinking auto giant is doing this in order to accommodate and meet the needs of a growing number of Tesla Model S owners within the country.

With almost ten High Power Wall units already installed, th More

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GreentechLead | Opoli fleet to grow by 50 e6 all-electric crossover SUVs from BYD

Chinese electric vehicle major BYD and Opoli Technologies, the provider of a ridesharing app, are partnering as part of a green initiative in San Diego.

BYD is to deliver 50 electric vehicles of its e6 model to Opoli’s airport shuttle fleet as part of the drive.

The Chinese automaker will complete delivery of its all-electric crossover SUVs that are to supplement the natural gas-ru More

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Queensland plans 1,600km string of fast-charging stations for electric cars | Australia news | The Guardian

Queensland wants to build a string of charging stations for electric cars stretching more than 1,600km along the Bruce Highway.

The state government has called for expressions of interest to build Australia’s first solar-powered fast-charging station for electric cars in Townsville and says this is just the first of many.

“Our vision is for this to be the start of an electric sup More

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Research and Markets: Analysis of over 140 Lithium-based Rechargeable Battery Manufacturers: Chemistry, Strategy, Success – Updated 2015 Report | Business Wire

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Research and Markets: Analysis of over 140 Lithium-based Rechargeable Battery Manufacturers: Chemistry, Strate More

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25000 new energy vehicles produced in China in 2016 H1

Gasgoo.com (Shanghai July 9) – A total of 25,000 new energy automobiles were manufactured in China in June, the Beijing Daily reported today, citing statistics from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Monthly production numbers of pure electric passenger automobiles doubled to 10,500 units, while production numbers of plug-in hybrid passenger automobiles increased sevenfold, More

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Electric Car Enthusiast Brings 20mile Cross-Country Trip to CNY | WAER

Sales of electric and hybrid cars continue to inch up…though most drivers still stick to vehicles that need gas for a variety of reasons. WAER’s Chris Bolt met up with a cruising crusader traveling through Syracuse who’s trying to change some minds.

First off, Steve Sasman says he just didn’t want to be in Phoenix for the summer. Instead he’s on what he says – and many w More

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Nissan LEAF EV has above average reliability

If you are thinking of buying a used Nissan LEAF, Consumer Reports has good news. It gives the 2011 LEAF a “much better than average rating,.” 2012 and 2014 models are rated “better than average.” (But 2013 models are only rated “average.”) So if you are considering a used LEAF, you don’t have to worry about getting stuck with a clunker. They are more reliable than most and ready to More

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Tesla to sell model X in China in the first half of 2016 – SpeedLux

Tesla Motors has been quite mysterious since the beginning with their Model X SUV which was initially unveiled in February 2012 but due to many delays it has taken the company some time in introducing it into the market. However rumors suggest that the US based automaker is set to launch their Model X SUV in China. The fully electric vehicle is ready to be in China by the first half of 2016 which More

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