At the end of November 2012, Atul Kapadia and Sujeet Kumar hosted the staff of their startup company for a holiday lunch of Mexican food at a Palo Alto, California restaurant. For days, the pair—the CEO and CTO, respectively, of a lithium-ion battery company cal More
Almost out of nowhere, the Georgia income tax credit for low emission alternative fueled vehicles is on the chopping block and just a few votes from being eliminated.
Georgia is one of the largest and fastest growing markets in the country for electric and alternative fueled vehicles. These innovative vehicles are providing Georgians with cleaner air, lower vehicle operating costs and high- More
BYD Recived Order For Over 600 Electric Buses and 400 Electric Taxis From Nanjing, China
BYD e6 Taxi in China
BYD announced recently that China and the Nanjing Public Transportation Group will buy over 1,000 electric vehicles to electrify the public transport fleet in the ancient capital of China.
The order includes over 600 electric buses K9, from which 50 have already been d More
The electric car manufacturer offers huge opportunities for Google whose expertise would mesh perfectly with its needs
The electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has been a big grower in terms of both prominence and stock price over the last couple of years. This hasn’t prevented many short sellers from betting against it, but by the same token this negative sentiment ha More
Pincus joins a breakdown crew of top fight investors to provide some financial fuel to set the project’s wheels back in motion.
Mark Pincus, online entrepreneurextraordinaire and co-founder of social game publisher Zynga has provided some much needed financial support to help San Francisco based Lit Motors’ electric powered two-wheeled C-1 city car project reach an a More
Will You or the Grid Control Your Electric Car?
Energy & Sustainability
Simply controlling where and when electric cars charge could go a long way to easing any spikes in electricity demand
Jun 18, 2013 |By David Biello
There’s a place in Austin, Texas, where the residents have agreed to be the test subjects for a renewable energy and smart grid fu More
OSLO, Norway, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Electric cars are expected to bring with them an array of fundamental benefits to motorists all over the world. This comes as pressure on car manufacturing co More
I was just chatting with the folks at Active-Semi– a rapidly emerging leader in the multibillion-dollar power management IC and intelligent digital motor drive IC markets — about its recently launched PAC5220WP wireless power SoC solution.
It’s amazing how some things seem to pass me by without my noticing. For example, I had no idea that Active-Semi had grown to be such a More
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Over the years, there has been a tremendous increase in technological advancements, which has led to a subsequent increase in the use of various electronics devices. This has in turn led to an increase in energy usage, mostly in the form of batteries. For instance, modern telecommunication devices such as mobile phones are being progressively equipped with various innovative features including mul More
Stress-related deaths have exceeded the death toll of those directly killed by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami in Fukushima Prefecture, as Asahi Shimbun survey showed.
As of the end of January, in the three hardest-hit prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima, 2,973 people had died from physical and psychological fatigue since the disaster struck on March 11, 2011, the su More
For Kaohsiung resident Chiu Hua-mei, taking her 8-year-old daughter to the March anti-nuclear demonstrations has been a must since Japan’s Fukushima plant disaster in that month of 2011. Chiu, assistant professor of sociology at the National Sun Yat-sen University, has been helping the nonprofit Citizen of the Earth Taiwan organize an anti-nuclear protest in the southern city of Kaohsiung Sa More
Technology expert Cary Hayner says his company has developed battery materials that can store about 10 times the amount of energy that a lithium-ion battery does, potentially changing the future of energy storage in products such as cell phones and electric cars.
“This year, 2014, we are focusing on developing our first prototypes that would go into future generations of some of these bo More
Nissan’s all-electric e-NV200 van will go into service with a Dutch taxi company this summer.
Amsterdam-based Taxi Electric became the world’s first fully electric taxi company in November 2011 when eight e-NV200s join its existing fleet of 25 Nissan Leaf vehicles.
The e-NV200, due in UK showrooms this June, is essentially the standard NV200 van but underneath, it is powered by More
On April 1, Chargemaster’s Polar Network of public charging stations for electric cars will begin to actively charge electric car owners each time they plug in, a move away from its current business model of charging an annual £10 membership fee for unlimited access to its charging stations. Polar charging point with the Nissan LEAF lady
For the past few months, we’ve known it was comi More
FOOTPRINT: Meridian environmental director Martin Jones, centre, with Annette Brooke MP and husband Cllr Mike Brooke with their new car charging point
CHARGING points for electric cars are being rolled out for free by a company based in Poole.
Among the early adopters of the company were an MP’s household and a nearby bed and breakfast business.
Meridian Environmental, in H More
Hello and welcome to “Life Upclose”, your weekly show where we discuss people, lifestyles and China’s ever-changing society. I’m Yao Yongmei in Beijing.
It’s that time of year again: China’s top legislature, the National People’s Congress, or NPC, and top advisory body, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, or CPPCC, are hold More
Automakers do not talk about electric cars with quite the same bravado they did a few years ago. But judging from the talk at the Geneva Motor Show this year, at least some remain bullish on the future of plug-in vehicles.
Norbert Reithofer, the chief executive of BMW, said in Geneva this week that initial orders were strong for the company’s i3 battery-powered sedan, which is already ava More
The latest newsworthy electric vehicle news and news about key industry players like Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA), Kandi Technologies Group Inc (KNDI), HydroPhi Technologies Group, Inc (HPTG) and Green Automotive Co (GACR).
Electric vehicle industry along with related stocks like Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA), Kandi Technologies Group Inc (NASDAQ: KNDI), HydroPhi Technologies Group, Inc (OTCMK More
Mike Sebourn served at a U.S. Navy base in Japan after the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, measuring radiation and decontaminating aircraft. Nathan Piekutowski spent the days after the disaster with the Marine Corps, passing out water to survivors near the stricken p More
Cadillac is jumping into the electric car game with the ELR, an attractive plug-in hybrid coupe that will go 37 miles on pure electricity and another 300 thanks to an internal combustion engine.
Problem is: the ELR starts at $75,000, before a $7,500 federal tax credit. That makes it the most expensive car in Cadillac’s fleet and on par with the widely acclaimed Tesla Model S.
GM is getting ready to give its “Extended Range Electric Vehicle” or E-REV Chevrolet Volt a second shot in the market with the launch of a new model, reportedly coming next year.
The news comes from an unnamed industry source who told Edmunds that the second generation of Chevy’s plug-in hybrid will be introduced next year as a 2016MY, featuring a fresh, but not dramatica More
The man in charge of power at Volkswagen has said that electric cars will go 50 percent further in 2016 than they do now, which the potential for much greater gains in the foreseeable future.
In an interview with Autocar magazine at the Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen powertrain chief Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser explained that Volkswagen was now committed to developing battery technology and the c More
Automotive News Europe
March 7, 2014 06:15 CET
Volkswagen Group for years was critical of electrically assisted vehicles such as hybrids, but those days are over. Ulrich Hackenberg, one of VW Group’s top-ranking engineers as well as Audi’s board member for technical development, says “the electric car is the future.” He spoke about the importance More
Located near Carlsbad, New Mexico this Department of Energy (DOE) experimental nuclear waste dump is attempting to store leftover radioactive plutonium and americium from the US weapons program. On February 14, 2014 there was a nuclear safety failure at the site and the Department of Energy is not being honest about it. In this film Fairewinds Energy Education’s Arnie Gundersen pieces togeth More
THIMPHU: Utility major Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd launched electric car e2o in Bhtuan on Thursday, hoping to cash in on the government’s strong commitment towards environment and sustainable development plans.
The company also signed an MoU with the Bhutan governmen More
Volkswagen is testing a new type of battery that it says could be four times as powerful as existing technology
The Volkswagen Golf E
Cars such as the Volkswagen Golf E could be much more practical for many users if they had more powerful batteries
By Andrew English
10:41AM GMT 06 Mar 2014
Volkswagen is bench testing More
The Porsche Panamera S is quite a car. Sleek, powerful and aerodynamic, it’s capable of 167mph.
But that’s not all. The version on display here in Geneva is also able to travel for about 20 miles on nothing but battery power.
It is, of course, a hybrid. It has an electric motor sitting alongside a 3-litre petrol engine. It is fast, powerful and remarkably economical. Pors More
They’re the “train stations of the future,” Jack Gushue says.
Fast-charging plug-in hubs for electric vehicles would be a key element in a car share program, and the director of EasyPark’s information technology department wants Squamish to be a part of making them a reality.
“It’s a shift that is organically existing,” he said.
Created in 1948, the non-profit pu More
The Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre continued their dedication to providing green tourism and conference solutions today, by installing a new electric car charging point and parking spaces for guests and visitors.
The state of the art Chargemaster Charging Unit, installed by Everwarm allows for two cars to be charged by guests and visitors to the award winning Clydebank hotel.
Nissan hosted the premiere of the final production version of the its electric van, the e-NV200 at the Geneva Motor Show. The vehicle combines the all-electric, battery-powered drivetrain from the Nissan Leaf with the cargo volume from More