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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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3 reasons why solar is the hottest industry

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The sun is finally shining on the solar industry. After years of being eclipsed by other renewable energy sources, solar has become hot.

The renewable energy source is enjoying a business renaissance of sorts as generation costs have declined and investments have multiplied in the solar sector. The result has been an increase in solar energy. In the first thr More

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Renault To Return To N America With Twizy Low-Speed Electric Car?

Four of Europe’s six mass-market carmakers have long sold cars in North America.

The exceptions, for a quarter of a century, have been the two French makers: PSA Peugeot Citroën and Renault.

Now it appears that Renault may be considering a return to the continent, using its Twizy low-speed electric car–and doing it via North America’s largest French-speaking region More

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Renault To Return To N America With Twizy Low-Speed Electric Car?

Four of Europe’s six mass-market carmakers have long sold cars in North America.

The exceptions, for a quarter of a century, have been the two French makers: PSA Peugeot Citroën and Renault.

Now it appears that Renault may be considering a return to the continent, using its Twizy low-speed electric car–and doing it via North America’s largest French-speaking region More

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Beijing Doubles Electric Car Quota, May Sweeten with Free Parking | the Beijinger

Beijing has doubled the quota for electric vehicle license plates. Which is interesting, considering the original quota was not met.
Actually, according to this report, the quota was expanded based on a decline in applications for electric vehicle license plates, with only 2,139 Beijingers interested. Purchasing an electric car, rather than a traditional petroleum-powered one, gives the buye More

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Electric vehicles poised to play an important role in Georgia’s future | Mobile Augusta

You may have heard that electric car owners have become a key focus of the proposed transportation plan to fix Georgia’s road and bridge infrastructure issues. The omnibus transportation bill includes measures to not only charge each driver a $200-per-year fee, but the legislation would eliminate the state’s generous $5,000 state tax credit that has made Georgia the No. 2 market for electric c More

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A Look At Electric Car Advertising For 2015

2015 is shaping up to be the year of electric vehicles. New models are bound to launch while others are getting a refresh, all in an effort to lure new customers to the brand. While some BMW customers are dropping their ICE cars in exchange for an electric vehicle, there are others who are new to the Roundel.

Getting a new customer base comes with a price. In 2015, marketing budgets are get More

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Apple Watch replacing car keys hints rumored electric car project

With only a few days left for the Watch to arrive, Apple Inc has made claims about users to control their automobiles with it. Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook in an interview with Telegraph said that the Watch is capable enough of replacing your car keys.

The report stated that the Apple Watch will probably remove those big lock bars we see in almost every car around us. Using the wireless technolog More

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Iconic Apple brand could be a threat to Detroit automakers | MLive.com

Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr. once bemoaned that America’s love affair with the car was dying.

“In California, people used to write songs about T-Birds and Corvettes,” he said in 2002. “Today they write regulations.”

But oddly enough, rules requiring automakers to improve fuel economy and reduce tailpipe emissions are fueling some poten More

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Canada’s 2014 Electric Car Sales | CleanTechnica

Nissan began deliveries of 50 e-NV200 electric vans under one of the largest orders to date to DHL in Italy.

The electric vans will be used in dispatches and delivery fleets in Milan and Rome.

DHL Express tested the e-NV200 prior to ordering and according to the press release, the electric version was able to keep up the pace of conventional ICE vans. As average daily mileage of thes More

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DHL Express Puts 50 Nissan e-NV200 To Work In Milan And Rome

Nissan began deliveries of 50 e-NV200 electric vans under one of the largest orders to date to DHL in Italy.

The electric vans will be used in dispatches and delivery fleets in Milan and Rome.

DHL Express tested the e-NV200 prior to ordering and according to the press release, the electric version was able to keep up the pace of conventional ICE vans. As average daily mileage of thes More

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China and California to jointly develop EV

UC Davis and the Chinese government’s Automotive Technology and Research Center have formed the China-U.S. Zero Emission Vehicle Policy Lab to facilitate cooperation on plug-in electric vehicle policies. DAVID GOLDMAN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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China’s market for electric vehicles took off last year. Sales of electric vehicles, including pure battery electric and plu More

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Tesla battery factory to make batteries in 2016 for model s and x

Tesla is moving incredibly fast on getting its massive battery factory built. According to the company’s recent annual filing, Tesla plans to produce batteries in the factory as early as 2016 for its Model S and Model X cars initially. So yeah, next year. The site only broke ground in the summer of 2014.

Ultimately Tesla needs the gigafactory to reduce the costs of its batteries by 30 per More

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Tesla doubles its staff in 2014

Tesla Motors Inc. nearly doubled its staff in 2014 to 10,161 employees from 5,859 a year earlier as the electric car maker pursues dramatic global growth.

Tesla’s efforts to grow to 500,000 sales in just a few years from 33,000 in 2014, is behind the surge in hiring. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based maker of luxury electric vehicles increased its selling, general and administrative to $603.7 m More

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Flow battery – the next break through?

A new redox flow battery designed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) more than doubles the amount of energy that this type of cell can pack in a given volume, approaching the numbers of lithium-ion batteries. If the device reaches mass production, it could find use in fast-charging transportation, portable electronics and grid storage.

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Next-Generation Materials, Chemistries & Technologies Conference

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Next-Generation Materials, Chemistries & Technologies Conference

The Knowledge Foundation’s Next-Generation Materials, Chemistries & Technologies conference track showcases several of the more promis More

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Funds charger for e-vehicles

New Delhi, Feb. 28: Finance minister Arun Jaitley today earmarked Rs 75 crore for faster adoption and manufacturing of electric vehicles in 2015-16.

Further, the concessional excise duty of 6 per cent on specified goods to manufacture electric and hybrid vehicles, presently available up to March, is being extended up to another year.

Sohinder Gill, director-corporate affairs of the S More

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Nissan LEAF Taxis Enter Service in Blackpool As "2nd EV Evolution" – Torque News

Blackpool, England was one of the first places in the world to introduce electric-powered transportation. Now, it’s done it again with the adoption of the Nissan LEAF all-electric taxi.
A new fleet of electric Nissan LEAF taxis have entered service in Blackpool, England. The twelve cabs were introduced by local taxi firm Premier Cabs and will operate in and around Blackpool and neighbo More

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Union Budget 2015: Government earmarks Rs 75 crore for electric vehicles in 2015-16 – The Economic Times on Mobile

“Govt is also launching a scheme for faster adoption and manufacturing of electric vehicles (FAME) with an initial outlay of Rs 75 crore,” Arun Jaitley said.
NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today earmarked Rs 75 crore for faster adoption and manufacturing of electric vehicles in 2015-16, a step which electric vehicles makers termed as a good beginning.

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Green tech industry to generate RM60 billion, with 200,000 jobs – Bernama – The Malaysian Insider

Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Maximus Ongkili says 300 charging stations will be built this year as per the National Electric Mobility Action Plan to promote the use of electric vehicles. – The Malaysian Insider pic, February 28, 2015.The nation’s green technology development continues to progress with an estimated RM22.4 billion in contribution expected to be channeled int More

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Tesla Motors Inc Superchargers Hit 2,000 Mark

Tesla Motors just keeps on reaching new highs as the Palo Alto-based car maker announced that it reached a milestone of 2,000 Superchargers globally. The announcement was made on Friday, while Tesla reached the 2,000 Superchargers mark last week.
The company further said that along with setting such a high number of Superchargers, around 400 Supercharger Stations are present in internationa More

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Tesla Gigafactory For Electric-Car Batteries: Site Work Continues (Photos)

Last September, Nevada governor Brian Sandoval signed a bill granting various tax breaks and incentives to Tesla Motors for construction of its massive battery “gigafactory” outside Reno.

Now, photos taken yesterday show that work on the site–empty desert land less than a year ago–is well underway.

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Feds Allow Lawsuit To Shut Down Diablo Canyon To Proceed : Indybay

On February 20 a Federal Court of Appeals in Washington DC rejected an attempt by Pacific Gas & Electric and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to quash a lawsuit filed by environmental group Friends Of the Earth (FOE).
According to Friends Of the Earth, the suit alleges that the “NRC illegally allowed PG&E to alter Diablo Canyon’s nuclear plant license.

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EAA Silicon Valley Chapter (EAASV) – Yahoo Groups

I propose that the Electric Vehicle community host what I’m calling the
Great California Electric Vehicle race.

Draft Rules:

The race is round trip between (any point in) the Bay Area Air Quality
Management District and (any point in) the South Coast Air Quality
Management District (Los Angeles area).

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Nissan LEAF taxis arrive in Blackpool | Next Green Car

A new fleet of 100% electric Nissan LEAF taxis has gone into service in Blackpool 130 years after the tourist resort introduced one of the world’s first electric tramways.

The 12-strong fleet of LEAFs has been introduced by local firm Premier Cabs and will operate in and around Blackpool and neighbouring Lytham St Annes on a 24-7 basis.

The company, which ordered the cars through l More

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43m plugin vehicle funding annouced | Next Green Car

A wave of charge points to support the fast-growing popularity of plug-in vehicles will be installed across the UK after the government set out £32 million of infrastructure support up to 2020.

Homes, hospitals, train stations and A-roads will be some of the locations for further charge points to maintain Britain’s position as a global leader in this cutting-edge technology.

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My View: Electric car makes driving fun again Rockford Register Star – Rockford, IL

love my new Nissan Leaf. Fully electric. It’s changed me.

I used to avoid unnecessary trips. The shock of paying $70 to fill my tank gave me pause.

But other EV owners changed my perspective on Jan. 2, the day I brought my Leaf home from Evanston. Right there, at the lightning-quick free-charge station in the Whole Foods garage (near Woodfield Mall), the couple said they go for rid More

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Good Jobs Green Jobs

This year we’re back at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. on April 13, 2015. The Conference will be focused on Energizing America—building up our electrical infrastructure to reduce waste, address climate change and create family-sustaining jobs.

Registration for the Conference and the BlueGreen Champion Luncheon (lunch will be provided) is $199. If you want to attend the Confer More

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Beijing Considers Free Parking for Electric Cars

High-rise buildings are seen in haze in the Central Business District in Beijing on March 27, 2014. [File Photo: Imagine China]

Electric car drivers may soon be able to enjoy cheaper or even free parking in Beijing, as the city’s policymakers are working on a new pricing scheme in their latest effort to reduce air pollution.

The Beijing municipal government is hoping to finaliz More

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Another US Nuclear Plant Shuts Down « Breaking Energy – Energy industry news, analysis, and commentary

Low demand, depressed wholesale prices & low cost shale gas are to blame

In late December 2014, Entergy Corp.announced that Yankee nuclear power plant would cease operation after 42 years of service during which it generated 171 billion kWhrs of carbon-free electricity – more than 70% of Vermont’s electricity total demand since 1972. Bill Mohl, president of Entergy Wholesale Commo More

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