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4EVRiders.org: Special Invitation from Silicon Valley World Record EV Rally + National Drive Electric Week on Saturday September 20th @ De Anza College

4EVRiders.org August, 2014 Newsletter: Issue No. 0023

 

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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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Got an Electric Car? Going to University? Here Are The Most EV-Friendly Ones in the U.S.

There was a time when graduating from high school and starting at University or College meant it was time to say goodbye to your old friends, pile your stuff into the back of a beaten-up station-wagon or pickup truck, and head off on the adventure of your life.
Forget the days of driving to university in a beaten up station wagon. Electric cars are the way to travel (image: Revenge of the Ne More

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Iron Butt Terry Makes History By Riding Electric Zero Motorcycle 1,000 Miles In 24 Hours

ChargePoint CEO Pasquale Romano congratulating Terry Herhsner on his achievement.

Terry Hershner made history by becoming the first ever person to ride an electric motorcycle 1,000-plus miles in 24 hours or less.

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Scrap Nissan’s Leaf battery plant? Hardly

News broke this week that Nissan and Renault are debating the future of their electric-vehicle battery technology sourcing.

Frankly, it would be bigger news if the two automaker partners weren’t debating it.

According to the news reports, Nissan purchasing leaders believe Nissan and Renault can be most competitive continuing to source EV battery technology from Japan. But Renault More

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EIGHT installs solar powered fast-charging station at BMW welt

the parametrically designed charging columns displays and delivers information about the current battery range. for long distance journeys, a charging strategy that shows users where, when and for how long the battery needs to More

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IWAS-4832FE-50 – Vishay – High-efficiency wireless-charging receiving coil for 10W applications | Electropages

A new powdered-iron-based, WPC-compliant (Wireless Power Consortium) wireless-charging receiving coil, designed for 10W applications, has been introduced by Vishay.
Offering a durable construction and high permeability shielding, the new Vishay Dale IWAS-4832FE-50 provides high efficiency greater than 70 % for wireless charging up to 10 W for portable electronics, including tablets, notebook More

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Digital Journal: A Global Digital Media Network

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — This report covers the full picture of how electric vehicles by land, water and air will be externally charged. They are hugely increasing in number – we give the forecasts by type – and most will have a plug in feature to save money and the planet. Charger market value will increase more than fivefold over the decade but car charging grows More

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[research] Lithium-ion Power Battery Industry 2016 Forecasts for Global and Chinese Markets — DALLAS, September 17, 2014 /PR Newswire UK/ –

DALLAS, September 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –
Global and China Li-ion Power Battery Industry Report, 2014-2016 is aSeptember 2014 market research spread across 195 pages. Profiling 15+ power battery companies from across the globe, this market analysis, now available with ChinaMarketResearchReports.com, is supported with 190+ charts on the global and Chinese Li-ion power batter industry. I More

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In China, hybrids to beat electric cars for now, says BYD chief – MarketWatch

BEIJING (Caixin Online) — Since late last year, the Chinese government has issued a series of policies designed to encourage the development of new-energy vehicles, boosting market confidence for the sector.

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West Springfield adds electric car to fleet, part of effort for Green Community designation | masslive.com

Michael Pattavina, the sustainability and energy manager in West Springfield, drives the town’s new all-electric 2014 Ford Focus in the parade at The Big E on Sept. 15, 2014. Once some equipment is added to the vehicle, it will be used by the water meter reader. It’s part of a larger strategy to gain state recognition as a Green Community. (Brian Steele | MassLive.com)
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Viewpoints: Even without Tesla, electric car batteries can boost state | Viewpoints | Sacramento Bee

California leaders are wringing their hands now that Tesla Motors has chosen Nevada as the site for its planned $5 billion “gigafactory.” Lost to California is a battery superfactory with 6,500 on-site jobs, plus thousands more in supportive industries.

But California still has an opportunity to boost an entirely different battery supply market, one that will also help the state clean o More

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Electric car company Renovo reveals secret funding round

What is it like to live with a plug-in car? Apromotional event for electric vehicles in San Diego on Saturday will offer a close-up look and discussions of the latest in green car technology, including a test drive of new models.

California plug-in car sales surpassed 100,000 in August, as state and federal authorities encourage drivers to reduce their dependence on gasoline and diesel fuel More

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Try out a plug-in car, for free | UTSanDiego.com Mobile

What is it like to live with a plug-in car? Apromotional event for electric vehicles in San Diego on Saturday will offer a close-up look and discussions of the latest in green car technology, including a test drive of new models.

California plug-in car sales surpassed 100,000 in August, as state and federal authorities encourage drivers to reduce their dependence on gasoline and diesel fuel More

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Blink, CarCharging Group catching flack for EV charging price hike

Joe Dugandzic of Phoenix, AZ doesn’t like to see the cost for driving his EV increase. So much so that he started a petition against a recent price hike by CarCharging Group, Inc. (which owns Blink) asking the company to reverse the increase.

The change represents “a price increase of more than 200 percent.”

The hike is somewhat hidden in the change to how Blin More

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Tesla Gets Green Light From Court to Sell Cars in Mass.

Electric car maker Tesla has gotten the go-ahead from Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court, which ruled Monday that a state law couldn’t be used to stop Tesla from selling cars.

The Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association had tried to bar Tesla from selling its premium electric cars at an upscale mall in Natick, under a law that prevents manufacturers from owning and More

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Study: Electric cars cheaper to insure than gasoline equivalents

Electric cars tend to be cheaper to insure, says a new study by online comparison-shopping program CoverHound Insurance.

On average, drivers save $200 a year on insurance when they switch from gas to electric, CoverHound’s CEO Keith Moore says.

After selling about 20,000 policies, Moore says, “we found the electric cars were much cheaper to insure than what people were dr More

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Drive Electric Week designed to spark interest in plug-in and hybrid vehicles – Denver Automotive News | Examiner.com

Today starts National Drive Electric Week, the event designed to promote electric and hybrid vehicles. Six different Colorado venues will host test-drives and expos, allowing drivers to see the latest in hybrid and plug-in technology. The events are scattered through out the area to give more drivers a chance to experience the cars. Cars like the Cadillac ELR,Chevrolet Volt, Ford C-Max Energi, and More

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As concerns about charging infrastructure for EVs mount, many in China look to plug-in hybrids

Gasgoo.com (Shanghai September 16) – 20 years ago, one of the biggest problems Chinese drivers faced was a lack of gas stations. Before leaving their house, they would have to make sure they had a barrel of gas with them. Now, drivers of pure electric vehicles are facing a similar problem. The lack of charging infrastructure remains one of the biggest obstacles hindering the development of t More

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Plug-in EVs Making up for Hybrid Losses : Roll Call

Boosted by increased range and a proliferation of charging stations, plug-in vehicles are gaining market shares as fewer buyers choose hybrid electric vehicles.

Sales of electric vehicles were nearly flat in the first eight months of the year at 408,515, with pure plug-ins and hybrid plug-ins up almost 40 percent while traditional hybrids were down 7 percent over the same period last year, More

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Nissan donates $1 million to enrich people’s lives with Habitat for Humanity

Moving into a new home is a life-changing experience, according to Nashville homeowner Keisha Crump, who moved into her Nissan-sponsored Habitat for Humanity home in April 2014. “Maybe once in a lifetime miracles happen, or maybe never,” said Crump. “I can truly say that a miracle has happened for me and my family. For that I say, ‘thank you,’ from the bottom of my heart.”

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Salt water-powered electric car prototype approved for roads in Europe

News: a company that claims to have developed the first electric car powered by salt water says the vehicle has now been approved for testing on public roads in Germany and the EU (+ slideshow).

Nanoflowcell, which designed the Quant e-Sportlimousine, has received official approval to test its e-Sportlimousine on the roads from German industry certification organisation TÜV Süd.

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Got an Electric Car? Going to University? Here Are The Most EV-Friendly Ones in the U.S.

There was a time when graduating from high school and starting at University or College meant it was time to say goodbye to your old friends, pile your stuff into the back of a beaten-up station-wagon or pickup truck, and head off on the adventure of your life.

Forget the days of driving to university in a beaten up station wagon. Electric cars are the way to travel (image: Revenge of the N More

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How do EVs Compare with Gas-Powered Vehicles? Better Every Year…. – The Equation

As we embark on the 4th annual National Drive Electric Week, U.S. electric vehicle (EV) sales areapproaching a quarter million, and 20 plug-in models are now available in at least some parts of the country. This represents a major advancement from the first introduction of the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf plug-in electric vehicles in model year 2011. It’s not just the number of models and sales nu More

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2015 Kia Soul EV drive review | Autoweek

Kia technically calls its first electric vehicle in America the Soul EV — but “Electric Soul” really rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it? And with the spirit of hamsters, youthfulness, puns and cubism behind it, the Electric Soul seems like it should be destined for urbanite hipness, based as it is on the Soul — a vehicle Kia already calls “iconic.”

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Cupertino to Host Free Electric Vehicle Test-Drive Event – Yahoo Finance Canada

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The “Experience Electric – The Better Ride” campaign will offer free test drives of some of the newest electric cars on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Annual Silicon Valley EV Rally and National Drive Electric Week event at De Anza College, located at 21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard in Cupertino.

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Mercedes-Benz plans plug-in hybrid assault : 10 new models by 2017 | CarAdvice

Mercedes-Benz has revealed a plan to bring 10 plug-in hybrid models to market by 2017.

The rapid product offensive was announced by the man responsible for group research and development at Mercedes-Benz, and member of the board of Daimler AG, Dr Thomas Weber at the international launch of the S500 plug-in hybrid this week.

“During the next years we will offer plug-in hybrids in al More

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Nissan may stop manufacturing its own electric-car batteries | The Columbus Dispatch

PARIS — Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn is preparing to cut battery manufacturing, people familiar with the matter said, in a new reversal on electric cars that has reopened deep divisions with alliance partner Renault.

The plan, which faces stiff resistance within the Japanese carmaker, would see U.S. and British production phased out and a reduced output of next-generation batteries concentrat More

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Renault plans to build Fluence electric car for Chinese brand – The Economic Times on Mobile

REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE: With government approval, “Renault is ready to build the Fluence in China” for an unspecified Chinese brand, Ghosn told reporters at a test-drive event in Nantes.
NANTES (FRANCE): Renault plans to build its Fluence electric car in China and is discussing the proposal with Chinese authorities, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said on Monday.

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Nissan sponsors national drive electric week

This week (September 15-21) is National Drive Electric Week in the United States, and Nissan is celebrating the more than 60,000 US drivers who have gone all-electric with its LEAF. Nissan is sponsoring the event, as well as the 130+ events scheduled for the next seven days in markets both domestic and abroad.

“With more than 60,000 US sales and 50 percent market share among pure EVs this More

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Does Dongfeng Nissan’s Chinese Market Venucia e30 Hint at Faster Nissan LEAF Charging?

It’s produced under license in a partnership between Chinese-based Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd., and Japanese-based Nissan motors, retails for an eye-watering RMB 267,800 ($43,601), and is essentially a Nissan LEAF electric hatchback with a few cosmetic tweaks to make it more appealing to the Chinese buyer.
The Dongfeng Venucia e30 is now on sale in China — but does it charge more quickl More

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Georgia top state in electric vehicle sales

Georgia has accelerated to the top state for electric vehicles sales, powered by a hefty state tax incentive.

One of out about every 60 new cars registered in the Peach State, in the first six months, was an all-electric vehicle, according to InsideEVs.

Electric vehicles accounted for 1.60 percent of all vehicles registered in the state, according to data from market research firm HI More

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