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10 Encouraging Signs For The Future of Electrified Vehicles –

Actually, there are more than only 10 reasons to be encouraged that the electrification of transportation has a bright future.

This round up however is in case anyone has any doubt after we gave a sober look at what yet gives critics breathing space to poke at the effort to rely on batteries instead of gasoline.

If you missed that, it observed – among several issues – that hybrid More


Federal Tax Credits For Plug-In Hybrids, Electric Cars: What You Need To Know

If you want to get a special incentive for driving a hybrid, you’re a few years too late; but a tax credit applies to nearly every electric car and plug-in hybrid on the market and it can, in some cases, effectively reduce your cost for such a model to that of an ordinary gasoline vehicle (or even less).

The widely mentioned $7,500 tax credit is arguably confusing from the start. The More


Melting Antarctic Ice Threatens the World’s Megacities

A new report predicts global sea levels will rise 20 percent higher than previously thought.
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LG Chem says wins battery order from Audi for plug-in hybrid cars

(Reuters) – South Korea’s LG Chem (051910.KS) said on Wednesday it had won an order from Audi (VOWG_p.DE) to supply batteries for its plug-in hybrid and micro hybrid electric vehicles.

LG Chem said the deal was “worth hundreds of millions of dollars” but declined to give further details. It said it expected to win more such orders from Audi parent Volkswagen AG (VOW More


USA: 2014 NDEW Rally – Volunteer Sign Up

Greetings Volunteers

We have much to do on the day of the Rally and we can use all the help that we can get.
Our volunteers are the most important part of the day of the event, without them it could pretty boring.

All volunteers will receive a volunteer T-shirt. Please wear your shirt so that visitors will know your role.

You will be given a MAP of the event, a list of K More


Will Autonomous Cars Kill the Traffic Light?

The first electric traffic light blazed to life a century ago this month, transforming the way our cities managed vehicular flow. But this icon of the automobile age could become a rarity on our American roads, thanks to the advent of autonomous cars.

In a great piece over at ReadWrite, Bradley Berman speaks to Christoph Stiller from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, who has More


NASA’s electric vertical-takeoff airplane takes first flight, aims to eventually replace the helicopter

It might look like some kind of crazy machination that adorned the cover of Popular Aviation back in the ’60s, but the flying machine pictured above is the real deal. Developed by NASA, the GL-10 Greased Lightning is an unmanned hybr More


Tesla Motors, Inc. Is Itching for More and Better Batteries

Tesla Motors is working on a $5 billion factory — the so-called Gigafactory — which could be a game changer that will let the company produce 500,000 electric cars in 2020 — up from the 22,450 the company made in 2013.

But the Gigafactory won’t exactly build cars. The plan for the project is to remove the biggest bottleneck in Tesla’s manufacturing process by More


Mahindra Reva launches Premium variant of e2o ‘smart car’

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Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt Ltd, part of the $16.5 billion Mahindra Group, on Wednesday announced the launch of a new premium variant of the e2o with an extended range of 120 km and electric power steering.

Currently, one in five cars sold globally is an electric car, whose industry has a year-on-year growth rate of 80 per cent. The next five years are expec More


What It Takes To Build A Tesla Supercharger DC Fast-Charging Site

As more public charging stations are built, electric-car drivers have access to increasingly-large areas of the U.S.

Owners of the Tesla Model S plug-in car largely rely on the company’s Supercharger network, which can now facilitate a cross-country trip on one route, with more to come.

But what does it actually take to build a Supercharger station? A lot of digging, apparently More


Global Auto Forum: What radical changes will the EV bring to the auto industry?

As everyone knows, the arrival of electric vehicles to the mass market will happen sooner rather than later. But are EV’s the be–all-and-end-all of the new energy race? Are there other potential fuels or alternatives available? At the World Auto Forum in Chengdu a briefing session was held to discuss what changes the oncoming wave of electric cars would bring to the global automotive More


Can Tesla Motors Inc. Triple Delivery Rates in One Year?

Editors Note: this article previously stated Tesla would deliver 100,000 units in 2015. This statement was made in error and should have stated, Tesla will increase its annualized delivery rate to 100,000 units in 2015. The Motley Fool apologizes and regrets this error.

Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA ) has been a hot stock during the past 18 months, as investors continue to debate whether this More


Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Banking on Government Incentives and Growth of Charging Stations for Accelerated Growth

Tomahawk, WI 08/19/2014 (Basicsmedia) – Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) has already proven that electric vehicles are the next big thing in the industry, seen by its stock surging by 73% since the start of the year as they continue to enjoy positive reviews and acceptance by majority of Wall Street Analysts. The biggest question according to, Phil Lebeau, on CNBC is whether electric vehicles mos More


India: Soon, battery-operated vehicles will have smooth ride within NDMC limits

The number of battery-operated vehicles in the city, especially e-rickshaws, has witnessed a sudden jump over the past few years.

In an effort to promote usage of environment-friendly battery-operated vehicles in the city, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) More


Google’s driverless cars designed to exceed speed limit

Google’s self-driving cars are programmed to exceed speed limits by up to 10mph (16km/h), according to the project’s lead software engineer.

Dmitri Dolgov told Reuters that when surrounding vehicles were breaking the speed limit, going more s More


BMW EVs go wireless for Formula E championship

The world’s first global racing series for electric cars won’t just be ground-breaking because of its fleet of fully electric race cars, but also because of its supporting vehicles, which will all use wireless charging.

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Wireless charging using resonating crystals

A new wireless charging technique that relies on resonance between photonic crystals could do away with the need for power cables, say researchers.

The system uses a pair of resonators designed using radial photonic crystals, with one acting as an energy tran More


Cost, convenience and confidence keys to electric car sales

I WAS talking to a BMW chap the other day, just after I’d returned the electrically driven i8 supercar I had tested, and he asked me what the still tiny market for battery cars needs to do to achieve a breakthrough and get from the ultra-niche status it has now to being mainstream.

“Easy’’ I said “it’s the 3C thing – cost, confidence and convenience. Get those ducks lined up i More


Tesla Motors To Open First-Ever All-Electric Car Dealership In Montreal Near The Orange Julep


Tesla Motors, the world’s premiere electric sports car manufacturer, is coming to Montreal, and staying for a good long while. By 2015, Tesla Motors will open up its very own dealership, right next to an iconic Montreal landmark.

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You’re Better Off Buying 100-Mile Electric Cars, Report Says; Shoppers May Disagree

Sometimes mathematical logic is simply swept aside by the more primal emotions: fear, anxiety, and insecurity.

Which is why so many car buyers make choices that cost them money in the long run.

Some of those choices may be luxury items they want but don’t need; others may be capabilities they’ll rarely, if ever, use but want to have in case of unusual circumstances.

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Europe struggles with cost of caring for its elderly nuclear plants | The Japan Times

LONDON – Europe’s aging nuclear plants will undergo more prolonged outages over the next few years, reducing the reliability of power supply and costing operators many billions of dollars.

Nuclear power provides about a third of the European Union’s electricity generation, but the 28-nation bloc’s 131 reactors are well past their prime, with an average age of 30 years.

And th More


The First 208 Kandi Brand Electric Vehicles Were Delivered to Launch Shanghai Car-Share Program

JINHUA, China, Aug 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) –

Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. (the “Company” or “Kandi”) KNDI, +6.43% today announced that the first 208 Kandi brand electric vehicles (“EV”) were delivered as the official launch of Shanghai Jinshan public pure EV sharing program (the Shanghai Jinshan “Car-Share” Program) and Lo More


GM’s 200-Mile Electric Car For 2017: What We Know So Far

The arrival of a moderately-priced battery electric car with a rated range of 200 miles will change the entire market for plug-in vehicles.

When that will happen, and from which maker, remains open–though the likely suspects are Nissan, Tesla, and General Motors, with BMW as a long-shot outsider.

With GM’s then-CEO Dan Akerson having referred to a $30,000 200-mile battery More


Nobel prize-winner Richard Alley on trains, human-powered transportation, and community leadership

“Five Questions with…” is a regular Keystone Crossroads feature where we seek to glean wisdom and ideas from some of Pennsylvania’s top urban thinkers and doers. Richard Alley is a professor at Penn State University. He was part of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was recognized with a Nobel Prize in 2007.

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Explosive US Solar Power Growth & Jobs

It’s no secret to those who work in energy that the solar industry is among the fastest-growing power sectors in this country (often the fastest-growing one), as well as worldwide. And many people don’t realize it, but US solar power growth has a hugely positive impact on employment. In 2013 alone, the global solar industry expanded by 100%, amounting to 2.3 million jobs worldwide.

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Car-show focuses on going green

Solar connoisseurs and admirers from around Vermont checked out electric cars Sunday at SunCARnival in Colchester.

“With solar it can power your homes, fuel your car, it can heat your home, the opportunities are maybe endless,” said Clary Franko, the lead solar organizer at SunCommon.

The inaugural event was organized by SunCommon, a startup that’s been encouraging More


EV Charging Equipment Market and Wireless Car Charging Forecasts: 2014-2018, 2013-2019 offers “Global Charging Equipment for EV Market 2014-2018″ and “Wireless Car Charging: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019″ research reports in its store. Global Charging Equipment for Electric Vehicles market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 33.13% over the period 2013-2018 whereas wireless car chargers markets will reach $ More


Why Tesla Is the Best Car Company in the World

Tesla’s cars are designed like consumer electronics. Components are modular, so that the car can not only be rapidly repaired, but also easily updated. Tesla monitors customer satisfaction, and it doesn’t use a dealership network, so it is intimately engaged with its customers, who act very similar to the old Apple fans in the 90s and aggressively defend the Tesla brand and cars.

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Annual Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention event in Cape Girardeau


The 4th Annual Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention event (EVCCON) came to Cape Girardeau this week featuring over a dozen electric cars from areas across the nation.

This weeklong event focused on educational sessions and shop work.

People learned the latest technology that goes along with the vehicles.

Enthusiast came from around the worl More


Banned drivers behind surge in electric bikes | Kiama Independent-Lake Times

They may be looked down upon by those who spend their Sundays in lycra but sales of electric bicycles are surging thanks to their popularity with commuters including disqualified drivers.

Melbourne retailers are reporting a boom in business as more riders dump perspiration for automation in the form of battery-powered bicycles.

Melbourne Electric Bicycles co-owner Nathan Reizer said More