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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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California Eyes Self-Driving Cars to Help Meet Emission Goal – Bloomberg

State also wants more charging stations, air board chief says
Steps for now may avoid tougher goals environment groups seek
California may focus on building more electric-vehicle charging stations and encouraging battery-powered self-driving cars to reach its mandate for zero-emission autos, avoiding for now the need for tougher standards being pushed by environmental groups.


Volkswagen unveils the I.D., a long-range electric car due in 2020 | Ars Technica

More This is the Volkswagen I.D. It’s an electric car with a decent (250-300 mile) range that you’ll be able to buy in 2020.
Within the first few weeks of Volkswagen’s diesel shenanigansbecoming public knowledge, the company’s board decided that electrification would have to be the way of the future. And earlier this year, the company got more concrete about those pla More


2017 Nissan Leaf Set To Spoil Chevy Bolt, Model 3 Plans – DailySun

If Tesla manages to stay schedule with the Model 3, the electric sedan should be released to buyers by the fourth quarter of 2017. As for GM, the Chevrolet Bolt is getting a head-start by rolling out before the start of next year.

Both vehicles would surely flatten the struggling Nissan Leaf in the US, but abroad a 40kWh battery with 160 miles of range in the hatch would be enough for Nissa More


2017 Renault Zoe Specs, Mile Range Details Leaked on Dutch Website

The 2017 Renault Zoe is an efficient electric hatchback that the brand kept under wraps.

A Dutch website listing has leaked specifications and other details of the Zoe.

The new model was scheduled for launch at the 2016 Paris auto show. According to the information published on the Dutch website, the 2017 Renault Zoe will have 248 miles of coverage on a single charge and it is an ele More


A third of Tesla’s Model S orders are coming from Model 3 reservation holders, says analyst | Electrek

There’s no doubt that Tesla has been actively trying to convert some of its ~400,000 Model 3 reservations to Model S orders. We reported on Tesla reaching out to reservation holders after unveiling a new lower-priced Model S 60 to try to convince them to change their reservation into an order.

We were skeptical of the tactic. Now according to a Tesla analyst, the method could not only be More


China emerge as the largest market for electric vehicles

China has overtaken US market in electric vehicle production. China Association of Automobile Manufacturers find in its study domestic and foreign brands in China presently account for 96% and 4% of the regional EVs market respectively. The local automotive company BYD accounts for 30% of this market.
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Microsoft to connect Renault-Nissan self-driving cars through Azure cloud | CIO

Microsoft has penned an agreement to help the Renault-Nissan Alliance develop next-generation connected services for self-driving cars that will be enabled through Microsoft’s Azure cloud infrastructure.

Azure cloud services, the companies said, will be the foundation for more advanced navigation features, vehicle monitoring and predictive vehicle maintenance and for mobile connectivi More


China Getting It Done: Public Charging Stations Up 65% (30,000+) In Last 6 Months

From Its Debut At Auto China 2014 – Denza’s Public Or Residential 20 kW Charging System

The number of public charging stations in the country has increased by 65% over the first half of the year – for a total of 81,000 locations at the end of June (compared to less than 50,000 at the end of December 2015).

That’s 31,000 public charging points in ~180 days, or 170+ per day.



3 million deaths a year are linked to the exposure of air pollution: WHO

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Get Ready, Elon Musk Is About to Outline His Plan to Colonize Mars

Popular Mechanics How exactly the Space Exploration Technologies Corporation is going to pull this off is the subject of a keynote speech, titled “Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species,” that Elon Musk will be giving tomorrow at the 67th International Astronautical …… More


Driving Advice From One Of The Most Efficient Tesla Model S Drivers In The World

CleanTechnica At a recent National Drive Electric Day, I met one of the most efficient Tesla Model S drivers in the world, according to his findings as an active member on Tesla forums and highly engaged in the EV enthusiast community.… More


BMW and Charge Net to create ‘electric highway’ in NZ by 2018 |

BMW New Zealand and Charge Net have effectively set the standard for electric vehicle charging with the announcement of a joint-venture ‘electric highway’.

The partnership will establish 100 DC-fast-charging stations that will enable a pure-EV to drive all the way from Kaitaia to Invercargill. Charge Net already operates 20 such stations; the next 80 will be completed by the end More


[model 3] Tesla Model 3 Release Date: EV To Be Released In Asia Before North America? : Auto News : Auto World News

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Proterra’s electric bus can travel 350 miles before recharging : Tech : Headlines & Global News

Proterra, a US-based manufacturing company of electric buses, has been working on all-electric zero-emissions vehicles for years, and its latest model has a very impressive range.

Its Catalyst E2 Series buses can drive up to 350 (560 kilometers) miles before recharging, which means it can go a little further than Tesla’s top-tier Model S that (300+ mile range).

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Vector: Petrol cars ‘obsolete’ in 20 years

Tesla electric car owner Martin Minehan and giant energy distributor Vector are each playing a part in events that could make the petrol car obsolete in New Zealand within 20 years.

Minehan is one of a small but growing number of New Zealanders driving electric vehicles (EVs) towards a future some international experts believe will end road transport “as we know it” in 10 to 15 More


New photos of Tesla’s Fremont factory show intense operations for the end of the third quarter | Electrek

As we have mentioned, this quarter is important to Tesla because they have the potential to achieve GAAP profitability, according to CEO Elon Musk, which would be the first time in about 3 years. And while many of us understand how crucial of a moment this is for Musk and co., new photos of the Fremont factory show just how intense the operations are at the factory ahead of the end of the quarter. More


EVs Will Reduce US Gasoline Demand by 300,000 Barrels per Day by 2035 | Greentech Media

According to a report released earlier this year by Wood Mackenzie, Tesla’s Model 3 will spur widespread adoption of electric vehicles, which will in turn reduce U.S. gasoline demand by 300,000 barrels per day by 2035.

The report, Tesla Model 3: Does It Signal an Electric Car Revolution?, is bullish on the Model 3. The authors point to the current success of Tesla’s Model S and the huge More


Nissan’s New Electric Hatchback Will Be The Leaf’s Little Brother: New Autonomous Cars Coming Soon? : Auto News : Auto World News

Nissan said it is actively contemplating launching an SUV and crossover along with a new “B” segment supermini to further augment its EV range.

The above revelation has been made by Gareth Dunsmore, Nissan’s head of EV division in Europe while speaking to Auto Express.

“We’ve invested $5.4bn (£4.1bn) in electric cars such as the Leaf, so we need to ensu More


UltraCap Creates Revolutionary Lightweight Car Battery |

LONDON, U.K., Sept. 26, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scientists from London-based UltraCap Ltd. are in the final stages of developing a “green” solid state battery for electric vehicles that they claim will be 40 times lighter than current Lithium-Ion batteries. UltraCap founders, Professor Vladimir Krstic and Nico Van Dongen, say their new battery, the UltraCapacitor, will be able to charge More


Rob Davies asks Musk to invest in SA

CAPE TOWN – Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, who is attending Monday’s Africa Growth and Opportunity Act forum in Washington DC, has asked South African-born entrepreneur Elon Musk to invest in the country of his birth.

The department said Davies, who was meeting with investors at the breakfast, had urged Musk’s company, Tesla, to work with him to explore the possibility of set More


ChargePoint adds wait-list feature for electric-car charging stations

Public charging infrastructure for electric cars is still fairly limited compared to gas stations.

That leaves many electric car drivers in certain areas vying for relatively few stations—which can create friction.

But network operator ChargePoint is rolling out a feature it believes will help streamline the process and increase station utilization.

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[government news] Multi-million dollar effort to expand electric car use in Utah | KUTV

(KUTV) In an effort to improve Utah’s air quality, Rocky Mountain Power applied for a $4 million federal grant to expand the use of electric vehicles.

The money would provide more fast-charging stations along 1500 miles of highways in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho. It would also provide incentives to convert business cars to electric vehicles.

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Paris Motor Show: It’s electric

Germany’s automakers will use the Paris auto show to highlight their latest battery technologies as they seek to recapture ground from Tesla Motors.
Mercedes-Benz will unveil the first electric vehicle from its new range of Tesla-fighting models. Volkswagen brand will debut a near-production, all-electric car that it hopes will shift the focus from its diesel emissions-cheating scanda More


LG Chem aims to post annual sales of 7 trillion won (US$6.3 billion) in electric car batteries in 2020,

SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Yonhap) — LG Chem Ltd., a South Korean chemicals company, aims to post annual sales of 7 trillion won (US$6.3 billion) in electric car batteries in 2020, according to the company Sunday.

Helped by a growing demand for electric car batteries, LG Chem expects to post 3.7 trillion won in annual sales of batteries in 2017, compared with expected sales of 1.2 trill More


California Dominates US Electric Car Sales — 30 California Cities Show Why | CleanTechnica

An interesting analysis of the California electric vehicle market was recently published by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), providing a nice overview of the effects of various policies and promotional activities in effect there through 2015, as well as lessons for other locations/jurisdictions.
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Audi’s electric SUV taking on Tesla

Tesla’s Model S and Model X are soon going to have some serious competition.

Last September, Audi revealed its all-electric e-tron quattro concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The SUV, which is slated to go into production by 2018, will have three electric motors, a range of 310 miles on a single charge, and quick charging capabilities.

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Formula E electric-car race coming to New York City next July

Most drivers likely associate New York City with grueling traffic, scarce parking, and other aggravating situations.

But could the Big Apple soon become known for… electric race cars?

The Formula E electric-car race series is coming to New York City next summer, organizers announced earlier this week.



Sondors to Unveil an Affordable Electric Car

The word Sondors is synonymous with their electric bike. It all started with the Sondors Electric Bike campaign on the crowd funding page Indiegogo. The campaign turned out to be the most successful projects on the site ever.

Sondors raised more than $6 million from 15,000 funders. But this is half of their success story. Sondors was one of the few who were able to actually deliver the prom More


German start-up crowdfunding solar electric car – Market Business News

Electric cars are grabbing the headlines like never before. But until now, none has presented itself as an affordable family-friendly solar electric car that can also charge itself using power from the sun.

Sono Motors, a start-up company based in Munich, Germany, is seeking crowdfunding to start building Sion, “a cost-effective electric car suitable for everyday use.”

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Hyundai on the charge into electric car market | Business | The Times & The Sunday Times

Hyundai is launching the Ioniq as a triple-play: available in hybrid or in pure electric or in plug-in hybrid, with both an engine and a rechargeable battery
It is being billed as the Prius fighter. To others it is simply shameless copycatting of Toyota’s breakthrough vehicle and superior technology in the car world’s hybrid age. It is probably a bit of both.

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