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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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Northern Nevada Lands Another Electric Vehicle Company

It’s no secret that there is considerable controversy in the automotive industry when it comes to electric cars. There is a dedicated core of fans who thrown their undying support behind models like the Nissan Leaf or BMW i3, while there are plenty of others who are constantly trying to discredit the technology and its practicality, often citing the high purchase price of such vehicles as a big More


Insurance Company Claims Electric Cars Are Cheaper to Own | Insider Car News

It’s no secret that there is considerable controversy in the automotive industry when it comes to electric cars. There is a dedicated core of fans who thrown their undying support behind models like the Nissan Leaf or BMW i3, while there are plenty of others who are constantly trying to discredit the technology and its practicality, often citing the high purchase price of such vehicles as a big More


October’s $199 Lease Deals On Plug-In Electric Vehicles

Ford C-Max Energi Only $199 Per Month

Edmunds assembled a swell lease deal round-up for October. A few plug-in vehicles made the “October’s $199 Lease Deals” list.

We were alerted to these deals by none other than Chris Paine of “Who Killed the Electric Car” fame. Paine tweeted:

“Screaming $199 Deals: 2014 Ford C-Max Plugin $199/24 months, 2014 Focus EV $199/36 m More


Electric Vehicles Now Cheaper to Insure and Own Than Gas Cars

The countless working parts inside an internal combustion engine call for repairs electric vehicle owners may never encounter, but a new study says the lower cost of EV ownership is greatly helped by cheaper insurance. CoverHound Insurance released the results of its study that had insurance for EVs falling well below that of equivalent gasoline cars in most cases. Going further, Cover Hound laid More


The 3rd Annual China Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Summit 2015 : Greentech Media

“The 3rd Annual China Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Summit 2015″ will be held on 26th-27th March in Shanghai. We have opened our registration and sponsorship opportunities. Register Now to enjoy early bird price.

With the support and promotion policies by China and Local government , China Electric Vehicle market is going through rapid growth spurts in 2014. In September, the More


Cross-County Electric-Car Trips: Reality For A Few, Getting Closer For Many

The idea of traveling long distances in electric cars that have to be recharged after only 70 or 80 miles–or even 250 miles–may seem absurd to some.

But while even the fastest of DC fast-charging isn’t quite as quick as refilling with gasoline, yet, longer road trips in electric cars are possible for a few and on the horizon for many more.

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Washington Completes the First Fully Electrified Scenic Loop Drive | Latest News | Earth Island Journal | Earth Island Institute

Travelers can now take 440-mile zero-emissions ride through the Cascades’ glacier-clad peaks and evergreen forests
One of the most scenic road trips in the nation, Washington’s Cascade Loop Scenic Highway leads travelers on a 440-mile journey through a wilderness of glacier-clad peaks, past towns that proclaim their Western heritage, amid lush evergreen forests, alongside thriving vineya More


5 Reasons why Electric Cars are the future

Electric cars are one of the most-talked about topics in the world of tech and motoring at the moment, and that’s no surprise: they’re the future of driving. Businesses in Portsmouth will be able to get a taster of electric cars and how they can benefit from the electric vehicles revolution courtesy of My Journey Portsmouth on October 28th.

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[health[ 130,000 Residents of Fukushima Still Refuse to Return Home 3 Years After Nuclear Power Plant Disaster

It has been 3 years and 7 months since the tsunami in Japan that caused a nuclear power plant in Fukushima to let out radiation. On March of 2011 when the incident took place, the Japanese government declared an emergency and ordered all residents of Fukushima to move to the surrounding areas until the situation was taken care of. Only recently, the government allowed Fukushima residents to move More


Georgia Power will invest $12M to drive electric vehicle sales

Georgia leads the nation in electric vehicle adoption — one of out about every 60 new cars registered in the Peach State, in the first six months, was an all-electric vehicle.

Now, the state’s electric utility, Georgia Power Co., will invest $12 million to accelerate that momentum by adding EV charging infrastructure.

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BMW Said To Buy Stake In Tesla Motors Inc

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has lost one big investor but is said to have gained another. This week Daimler AG (OTCMKTS:DDAIF) (RA:DAI) (ETR:DAI) sold its 4% stake in the electric vehicle maker, and investors began speculating that Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (ETR:BMW) (FRA:BMW) picked up that stake.

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Morgan Stanley: Tesla Is Bigger Than Electric Cars

Hot on the heels of Elon Musk’s unveiling of the Tesla D, Morgan Stanley auto analysts Adam Jonas has published a note saying that Tesla is shaking up the auto industry — but doing things than go beyond electric cars.

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Cork launches electric car initiative in aim to become European Green Capital |

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The increasing popularity of electric cars is set to have a major effect on transportation in Ireland, according to the Evening Echo.
Cork wants to be at the forefront of the adoption of electric cars in Ireland, helping the region become greener while also creating new jobs.
To do this, companies and bodies have come together to en More


Plug-In Electric Vehicles Are Expected to Make Up 2.4 Percent of Global Light-Duty Vehicle Sales by 2023, According to Navigant Research | Business Wire

October 23, 2014 07:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time
BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A new report from Navigant Research provides a comprehensive overview of the overall light duty vehicle (LDV) market, including global forecasts for annual LDV sales and vehicles in use through 2023.

The rapidly changing market for electric vehicles (EVs), which includes hybrids (HEVs), plug-in More


Nissan celebrates with more than 60,000 U.S. LEAF owners during "National Drive Electric Week" – Nissan Online Newsroom

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – More than 60,000 U.S. consumers have “kicked gas” and are now driving the all-electric Nissan LEAF. To celebrate National Drive Electric Week, held Sept. 15-21, Nissan is the exclusive automotive sponsor for more than 130 grassroots events scheduled for markets across the U.S. and abroad.

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Toyota Launching Cheap Electric Vehicle Sub-Brand in China – autoevolution for Mobile

Remember when Toyota said it won’t further invest in pure electric vehiclesbecause hydrogen power is the key of future transportation? It looks like that doesn’t apply in China, because the Japanese automaker is launching a new sub brand of EVs there.

The new EV lineup will be reunited under the Leahead name (Lingzhi in Chinese) which is said to be derived from “Leap Ahead” and come More


Nissan Starts Delivering Electric Taxis to Rome, Madrid and Barcelona [w/Video]

Electric taxis may become an ordinary sight in Europe’s major cities, with Nissan delivering the first Leaf cabs to Rome and Madrid and the first e-NV200 taxis to Barcelona.

The first two Nissan Leaf taxis were delivered to Italy’s capital with the help of taxi company Unione Radiotaxi of Rome. The electric vehicles will operate in Rome for a trial period of one year as part of the Taxi More


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What life is really like in Japan following the Fukushima nuclear disaster |

ONCE pristine rice paddies overgrown into forests. Wild animals roaming the streets of eerie towns with an uncertain future.

That’s the scene described by Australian teacher Jessica Hellamy who recently had the chance to see inside the 20km exclusion zone created after the nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Dai’ichi powerplant in 2011.

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German EV Market Has Doubled Since Last Year

The German electric vehicle market has nearly doubled in size since last year (comparing new sales in September 2014 to new sales in September 2013).

To be specific — the market saw 1,099 electric vehicles registered in September, bringing the share of the market belonging to electric vehicles up to 0.46%. That’s about twice the percentage held by electric vehicles last September — 0. More


Home Solar Power Discounts Are Worker Perk in New Program –

OCTOBER 22, 2014
Expanding the notion of corporate benefits beyond discounted health club memberships and low insurance rates, a group of major companies is set to offer employees access to cheaper solar systems for the home.

Under an arrangement announced Wednesday, employees of the companies — Cisco Systems, 3M,Kimberly-Clark and National Geographic — wil More


Now That’s Combo Quick Charging: CHAdeMO, CCS, Tesla Supercharger

The growing number of DC fast-charging stations is making life a little more convenient for electric-car drivers–provided they can match their vehicles to the right plug.

There are currently three major DC fast-charging standards in use–CHAdeMO, Combined Charging Standard (CCS), and Tesla Motors’ Supercharger–but only one charging site has them all.

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Powertree and Panasonic Bringing EV Charging to SF Apartment Buildings | Multi-Housing News Online

By Jeffrey Steele, Contributing Writer

San Francisco—Scores of electric vehicle charging stations are coming to multifamily properties in San Francisco in coming months, thanks to an initiative teaming Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company and San Francisco-based Powertree Services Inc.

Panasonic is providing engineering, construction and procurement services to Powertree to build More


Tesla to sell cars on Tmall|Companies|

Electric carmaker Tesla has opened a flagship online store on Alibaba’s e-commerce platform Tmall and announced it will start taking orders for its Model S there on Nov 11, adding an extra spark to the “11.11″ shopping festival, China’s largest 24-hour online shopping promo.

It is the first time that Tesla’s cars will be sold anywhere other than through their o More


New York State Now Home To 10,000 Plug-In Electric Vehicles

LEAF Takes On Some Juice In NYC

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In a recent news release on charging station installation in the state of New York, the New York Power Authority revealed the following information related to plug-in electric vehicles (and total number of charging stations) statewide:

“Since Charge NY was launched, nearly 500 EV charging stations have been added in New York, br More


Nissan Delivers First All-Electric Taxis to Barcelona and Madrid

BARCELONA — October 21, 2014: Delivery marks significant milestone in the expansion of zero-emission transportation to Europe’s city centres Madrid and Barcelona (Tuesday 21st October) – The era of the 100% electric taxi has arrived to Spain’s two largest cities, as Nissan delivered its first 100% electric taxis to Madrid and Barcelona. The introduction the Nissan electric More


Dongfeng Nissan Dalian Plant Commences Production

The Dalian plant of Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company (DFL-PV) commenced production today. In addition to the existing production bases in Huadu of Guangzhou, Xiangyang and Zhengzhou, the Nissan cars produced in China – all of which are for the domestic market – offline from a total of four locations across the country.

With a gross floor area of 1.32 million m2, the Dalian plan More


The West Coast Electric Highway | Intelligent Utility

The West Coast Electric Highway (WCEH) comprises 57 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Oregon and Washington. It is one of the largest contiguous networks of direct current (DC) fast chargers in North America. These stations enable EVs to charge approximately 80 percent of their battery capacity in 30 minutes or less, which provides EV drivers the peace of mind to travel from city to city More


Growing Environmental Concerns Will Facilitate High Investments in the Global Hybrid Powertrain Systems Market by 2018: TechNavio | Business Wire

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–According to research firm TechNavio, the Global Hybrid Powertrain Systems Market will grow at a CAGR of 10.86 percent from 2014-2018, in response to increasing need for fuel-efficient, low-emissions vehicles.

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The latest report by TechNavio focuses on modified government legislation for carmakers, which makes it mandatory for manufa More


Smart Fortwo and Nissan LEAF Lead Germany Plug-In Car Sales In September 2014

The German plug-in car market increased by over 70% year-over-year in September to 1,145 units sold, which is 0.5% market share.

747 of the total were battery electric cars and398 were plug-in hybrids.

In total, this year registrations for plug-in electric cars in Germany amount to 9,100.

Plug-in registrations in Germany – September 2014

Among models, the leader last More