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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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World’s Largest Electric Car Race Starts Today in St. John’s

It’s being billed as the world’s largest electric vehicle race: the ‘Emazing Race’ kicks off in St. John’s today.

The race is being organized by Sun Country Highway, a manufacturer of electric vehicle chargers. The winner will be the team who visits the most charging stations, in a one month period.

Participants from Portland, Oregan will leave on their More

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How Georgia Became The State With The Highest Electric Car Adoption Rate

A 2013 Nissan Leaf electric car at ABB Inc.’s DC fast charging station in Salt Lake City, Utah, April 30, 2014. Utah’s EV market share is 0.31 percent, the seventh-largest in the U.S. Georgia currently has the largest share of EV to total new car sales in the state, at 1.6 percent. This year it joined California, Washington and Hawaii in states whose EV market shares top 1 percent. Reu More

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Research and Markets: Portable Battery Pack (Li-ion, Nickel Metal Hydride, Li-Polymer, and Nickel Cadmium) Market Outlook 2020

DUBLIN–(Business Wire)–Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fg8s98/portable_battery) has announced the addition of the “Portable Battery Pack Market by Capacity Range, Product Type & Geography – Global Forecast to 2014 – 2020″ report to their offering.

The global portable battery market is expected to reach up to $10.94 b More

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Solar power could be world’s main energy source by 2050

Energy agency predicts sun could overtake oil, gas as main source of energy on the planet.

By mid-century, the sun could be the largest source of energy and help reign in global warming by preventing the release of billions of tons of car More

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Nissan LEAF Sales Surpass 60,000 In U.S. – LEAF Captures 50% Of BEV Market Share

Nissan has already sold more than 60,000 LEAFs in the US, which is roughly 55% of all the BEVs sold in the U.S. since December 2010.

Including plug-in hybrids, LEAF is at almost 25% market share for plug-ins sold in the U.S all-time..

This ratio is similar if we examine only the first eight months of 2014 (50% and 24% respectively). Not bad.

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Electric Vehicles Get Energy Boost

Windsor’s world of electric vehicles is about to get a major boost of energy in the coming weeks.

EV Fest organizer Danny Halmo says Windsor will soon be getting 10 new electric vehicle charging stations as a part of the festival.

Halmo says this weekends International Electric Vehicle Fest is designed to educate and inform the public about green transportation . “It’s just a m More

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Electric Vehicles Sell Power Back to the Grid – WSJ

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University of Delaware electric cars act as a reserve for the power grid, discharging electricity when needed. EVAN KRAPE/UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
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In the 1990s, Willett Kempton, a professor at the University of Delaware, proposed in a paper that electric vehicles could help pay for themselves by sellin More

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Kia Installs First 100 kW CHAdeMO DC Fast Chargers In Europe

Kia announced that it’s powering ahead with the fastest EV chargers in Europe. The automaker recently installed two 100 kW chargers at is European headquarters in Frankfurt.

This fastest EV chargers in Europe is not exactly true as Te More

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Volvo Officially Launches 7900 Plug-In Hybrid Bus (video)

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Utica tech company puts a charge to NYC ambulances

Shorepower Technologies, which also has facilities in Portland, Oregon and Washington DC, recently secured a $721,000 matching grant through the New York State Research and Energy Development Authority, and other entities including Drive Oregon, to develop and manufacture charging stations that will help power about 600 New York Fire Department ambulances as they sit and wait for emergency calls.< More

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University of Texas – Austin, Austin, TX September 22, 2014 — The Daily Texan, provided by UWIRE, a division of Uloop via Comtex

Three organizations hosted a party Friday to promote their latest innovation: solar panel charging stations on campus.

At the party, the UT Green Fee Committee, Science Undergraduate Research Group and Sol Design Lab celebrated the installation More

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2014 Guinness World Record on EV parade in Silicon Valley – 6 of 6

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50% of Young People Living Near Fukushima Suffering From Thyroid Cancer | Eco Plus | RIA Novosti

Vladimir Slivyak from the Russian NGO EcoDefense and Harvey Wasserman, an American senior editor and columnist discuss the horrendous situation in Japan where over 48 per cent of some 360,000 young people have recently been identified as suffering from pre-cancerous thyroid abnormalities.
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39 months after the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan, only now are the Japanese au More

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Volvo Plug-in Hybrid Bus Ready To Roll | CleanTechnica

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The Volvo 7900 PHEV may be the world’s most perfect bus. Designed to operate in nearly silent electric mode 70% of the time, it uses 60% less energy and produces 75% fewer carbon dioxide emissions than a conventional diesel powered bus. And it’s 600 volt lithium ion battery pack can be recharged in under 6 minutes via a roof mounted pantograph. In theory, it c More

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2014 BMW i3 Lease Deals Appear: $369/Month For Electric Car

It’s a pretty standard part of the car-launch cycle: The earliest buyers pay sticker price or more, and then the discounting starts to set in.

Accordingly, with the BMW i3 electric car on the market for five months now, we’re starting to see more aggressive marketing on the part of dealers.

One more generous lease deal that popped up recently came from Stevens Creek BMW, More

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My First-Hand Experience With Tesla Motors, Inc.’s Ninja-Like Service

Ninjas. Elves. Formula One crews. These are the things that come to mind when I try to describe my first experience with Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA ) service. Here’s a revealing first-hand peek into how Tesla services its vehicles.

Tesla service truck returning a customer vehicle with its valet service. Image source: Author’s photo.

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Checking in with WiTricity, the company that can send power through the air | BetaBoston

If you recall, after a while of using phones without wires, most of us stopped calling them “cordless.” If Watertown’s WiTricity(or another provider of wireless power-charging technology) succeeds, it’s probable the same will happen to electricity.

Rather than calling it “wireless” charging, “I am absolutely convinced it’s just going to be ‘charging’ in five years,” sa More

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Highpower Int’l (HPJ), Energous (WATT) Enter Wireless Charging Technology Collaboration

Highpower Int’l (NASDAQ: HPJ) announced that it will collaborate with Energous Corporation (Nasdaq: WATT), the developer of WattUp™, a disruptive wire-free charging technology for electronic devices that provides power at a distance with complete mobility under full software control, to develop batteries with Energous’ wire-free charging technologies, which was already announced by E More

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​Magnetic fire: Wireless charger powers up devices at distance — RT News

The wireless charging technology race is in full swing – a new device developed by MIT is said to charge phones distantly, while you’re sitting at your desk with the phone in your pocket. And no, there are no pads.

Magnetic MIMO was developed by a team of scientists of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US. It locates a phone from a distance of about 40 cm and fires More

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From Making iPhones To Electric Cars: Foxconn To Offer $15K Plug-In Vehicle

Foxconn is well known for manufacturing Apple iPhones–and for controversy over its labor practices–but now the company is expanding to a new area.

The electronics manufacturer announced in June that it would build an electric car, and that it would sell for less than $15,000.

It’s now following that declaration with action, specifically a 5 billion yuan (about $811 More

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Six California Electric-Car Bills Signed By Governor Brown

As thousands participated in National Drive Electric Week events around the country last week, California took further steps to promote electric cars.

Governor Jerry Brown signed six bills intended to spur electric-car adoption through a combination of increased incentives and measures to make ownership easier.

DON’T MISS: In CA, Renters Can Now Install Electric-Car Charging St More

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Nevada should do more to spur ev adoption

A nonprofit group that advocates on behalf of energy efficiency in six Western states is lobbying Nevada to do more to promote the use of electric cars, especially following Tesla Motors’ decision to locate its $5 billion battery factory in Storey County.

The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project says in a report that Nevada needs to implement a series of policies to create the infrastructu More

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Why Are Electric Vehicle Sales Booming in Atlanta? – Next City

Last July in San Jose, Don Francis gave a talk about one of the country’s surprising new leaders in electric vehicle sales: Atlanta.

Titled “What is driving the fastest-growing market in the U.S.?,” the presentation was for a member meeting of the California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative. Its location — only miles from Tesla Motors’ HQ — was a likely spot, at the nexus More

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Tesla Increasing Hong Kong Workforce in Response to Growing Electric Car Market

The automaker’s workforce will be doubled, and it will include over 100 people by the end of 2014, according to BusinessWeek. The Hong Kong government said in a statement that Tesla has hired a country director for the city in order to meet this goal.

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The move presents an opportunity for Hong Kong drivers to save energy, as the government said drivers will only More

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National Drive Electric Week: 150 Cities, 90,000 People, Electric Cars All Over

his past week, thousands of people came out to learn about, experience, and extoll the virtues of the electric car.

They were participating in National Drive Electric Week–which, despite i More

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Utah State University Breaks Ground on Electric Vehicle Test Facility

Workers began construction Tuesday on a state-of-the-art facility that will include an electrified track, a quarter-mile long oval, that will demonstrate the effectiveness of wireless power charging.
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Global and China Power Battery Management System (BMS) Industry Report, 2014-2017

LONDON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — BMS is a key component of electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles. To ensure safe and reliable operation of batteries, BMS needs to have various functions such as battery status monitoring and assessment, charging and discharging control, balancing and so forth.

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2014 BMW i3 Lease Deals Appear: $369/Month For Electric Car

It’s a pretty standard part of the car-launch cycle: The earliest buyers pay sticker price or more, and then the discounting starts to set in.

Accordingly, with the BMW i3 electric car on the market for five months now, we’re starting to see more aggressive marketing on the part of dealers.

One more generous lease deal that popped up recently came from Stevens Creek BMW, More

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Tesla Expands in Hong Kong to Tap Electric Vehicle Demand

Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA:US) will double its workforce in Hong Kong as the electric car maker expands in a market the company said could become the “Norway of Asia.”

Tesla’s workforce in Hong Kong will exceed 100 people by the end of the year, and the company has hired a country director for the Chinese city, the Hong Kong government said in a statement on its website today. The small More

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