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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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Dr. Boaz Almog: Quantum Levitation



North Texas Electric Auto Association – Yahoo Groups

I have noticed that all 30 of the CHAdeMO’s in DFW provide over 130 miles/hour charging to your battery, except the Nissan Dealers. Same in Austin with 106 miles/hour. Oklahoma City gets 122 miles/hour.

If interested in seeing where they are with charging rates, here is a map with results:
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Solar is getting cheaper than coal

Secret rooms or not, these are exciting times in the world of renewable energy. Thanks to technological advances and a ramp-up in production over the decade, grid parity—the point at which sources of renewable energy such as solar and wind cost the same as electricity derived from burning fossil fuels—is quickly approaching. In some cases it has already been achieved, and additional innovation More


Jerry Pohorsky on Toyota engineer pans battery-electric cars

The engineer is cherry picking numbers that are skewed to put EVs in a bad light.

The average gas car driver is stuck in a paradigm that fills a car’s tank in a few minutes. What he fails to mention is that this will last most drivers a week of driving. The average driver and goes about 40 miles a day. Very rarely does anyone drive 300 miles in one stretch. That’s the distan More


Chinese electric cars hit Chicago’s streets with Uber | Fox News


After decades of fits and starts, electric cars look like they’re here to stay. The Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf and several others have found a solid foothold in the marketplace, and sales are increasing every year.

And now an automaker from China is trying to take advantage of that trend as it aims to become the first Chinese brand to sell cars in the United Stat More


Motorists get a charge from massive display of electric cars | CTV Montreal News

not a drop of gasoline at Montreal’s Gilles Villeneuve racetrack Saturday, as the site was jammed with electric vehicles in a major showcase.
The organizers had no shortage of ambitions in pushing their eco-friendly gas-less vehicles, shooting for five world records.
They hoped to topple the existing record for having a 412 plug-in cars assembled in one spot, as well as the recor More


Mayor makes electric switch (From Clacton and Frinton Gazette)

THURROCK mayor Steve Liddiard is showing off his green credentials with a switch to an allelectric car – the Nissan Leaf.

The decision to go for to the car, which costs 2p a mile to run, came after a test drive.

He said: “As soon as I stepped into the Nissan Leaf, I was hooked.” So he traded in his diesel car to save cash and make official travel more environmentally friendly.< More


Electric cars lead the charge at annual Electric Vehicle Expo at Swinburne University |

Silently electric cars are already catching the public’s eye in Melbourne.

When Justin Harding accelerates silently out of a carpark, passers-by do double takes.

“People wonder what on earth is going on with that magic car that seems to go without starting its engine,” he says.

His number plates reveal the secret: ELCTR0. Harding, an engineer from Blackburn, More


Intact drives for leadership in insurance for electric vehicles

A unique new offer for electric car owners and a collaboration with AVÉQ

MONTREAL, April 17, 2015 /CNW/ – Electric-powered transportation is becoming more accessible and more popular every year. And Quebec is out in front of the trend. With nearly 5,500 electric vehicles on the road, La Belle Province accounts for half the electric vehicles in Canada.

Intact Insurance is proud More


All-Electric Car Sales In France Up 53% In March To 1,600

The French BEV market grew in March by a healthy 53% year-over-year and stands at 1,593.

This is one of the best result ever, but there is more to come as new incentivesenter into force in April.

1,174 registrations of new passenger BEVs translates to some 0.6% market share last month, while an additional 419 registrations are light commercial electric vehicles.

Without surpri More


San Francisco introduces free, solar-powered electric vehicle charging – CNET

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Electric vehicle proponents cite the cars’ zero tailpipe emissions and extremely efficient use of energy, while critics often point out how coal-fired power plants generate electricity used to charge electric cars. Today, San Francisco unveiled a solar-powered electric vehicle charging station to counter the critics’ argument and highlight the fact that elec More


RENAULT CHOSEN FOR BIGGEST ALL-ELECTRIC CAR CLUB IN SCOTLAND | Spain | Leader – News, Sport, Spanish Property, Advertising, Classifieds – Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol, Costa Calida, Costa de Almeria, Spain

haring club has chosen an all-Renault fleet of eight 100 per cent electric ZOE hatchbacks and two all-electric Kangoo Van Z.E. for its first launch in Scotland.

E-Car Club is launching in St Andrews in partnership with St Andrews University and Transport Scotland.

Its fleet of 10 Renault vehicles ­will be located across the town, famous for its golf club and university, and will be More


NASA’s self-driving electric car isn’t sexy, but it can move sideways like a crab | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

Look out, Tesla! NASA’s Johnson Space Center has just entered the race for the coolest car with some truly awesome technological advancements. NASA engineers recently unveiled their Modular Robotic Vehicle prototype, which boasts four independent wheels and a remote-control mode that allows it to essentially drive itself. While it is admittedly not the sleekest-looking vehicle on this planet, lo More


KBB ranks top 10 green cars of the year

Kelley Blue Book has just announced its top 10 green cars of the year, and for the second year in a row the electric BMW i3 has taken the #1 spot.

Jack Nerad, the executive editorial director for KBB, said of the i3,

[it] can sprint to 60 mph in just over 7 seconds, and is made in a factory powered entirely by four wind turbines.

And if 81 miles of electric range doesn’t wor More


Beyond lithium

Jiang Weiping, chairman of Sichuan Tianqi Lithium Industries, joined the ranks of the world’s billionaires on Tuesday following gains in the share price of the Shenzhen-listed maker of lithium materials.

Jiang, 60, and wife Zhang Jing own 41% of Sichuan Tianqi, part of a fortune worth over $1 billion at Tuesday’s closing price of 73.85 yuan after discounting collateral shares and addin More


Billionaires in the lithium battery market

Jiang Weiping, chairman of Sichuan Tianqi Lithium Industries, joined the ranks of the world’s billionaires on Tuesday following gains in the share price of the Shenzhen-listed maker of lithium materials.

Jiang, 60, and wife Zhang Jing own 41% of Sichuan Tianqi, part of a fortune worth over $1 billion at Tuesday’s closing price of 73.85 yuan after discounting collateral shares and addin More


Envision Solar Installs Solar-Powered EV Charging Stations in San Francisco as Part of "Driving on Sunshine" Campaign

Envision Solar Installs Solar-Powered EV Charging Stations in San Franci More


Electric Police Cars? Seattle Uses Nissan Leafs For Traffic Enforcement

They may not have the most intimidating presence, but electric cars can play an important role in law enforcement.

Police vehicles spend a lot of time idling or negotiating traffic, particularly in urban areas.

With adequate charging infrastructure, electric cars can be perfectly suited to certain tasks, while radically reducing the emissions of a city’s fleet.



New EV Sharing Program in Montreal Cuts Emissions – The Green Optimistic

New EV Sharing Program in Montreal Cuts Emissions

The mayor of Montreal plans an electric vehicle sharing program, which will put the city right up there among the leaders in electric transportation.

Montreal is not unfamiliar with th More


Tesla Sales Now Legal As Little Maryland Goes Big On Electric Cars

Well, add one more to the list of states where Tesla Motors can legally sell its electric cars–and do so without having to use franchised dealers.

The Maryland General Assembly has reversed a ban on direct sales by Tesla, which displays its cars in Tesla Store and “gallery” facilities it operates.

Buyers then complete their purchase of the car online, much like buyi More


MobileTesla disputes report of $25hour pay

Tesla disputes report of $25-an-hour pay
By Greg Gardner Detroit Free Press

Thursday, April 16, 2015 – 6:06 a.m.

Visitor are seen at the booth of electric carmaker Tesla Motors, during the press day of the Geneva Car Show on March 4, 2015 in Geneva. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

DETROIT — Tesla Motors is disputing reports that it plans to pay an average More


Gates, Pritzkers Take on Musk in $5 Billion Race for New Battery – Bloomberg Business

Young companies staked by big backers are challenging fossil fuels with new ways to hold sun and wind power in the $50 billion energy storage market.
Professor Donald Sadoway remembers chuckling at an e-mail in August 2009 from a woman claiming to represent Bill Gates. The world’s richest man had taken Sadoway’s Introduction to Solid State Chemistry online, the message explained. Gates w More


National Drive Electric Week 2015

National Drive Electric Week 2015

National Drive Electric Week 2015

National Drive Electric Week, September 12-20, 2015, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and p More


New electric bucket trucks offer cleaner, quieter operation – Oak Ridge Today

Linemen Michael Goodpaster, left, and Steve Wilson prepare to demonstrate the Oak Ridge Electric Department’s new hybrid bucket truck, which uses electricity rather than diesel to operate its bucket boom.

The Oak Ridge Electric Department has a new hybrid bucket truck that uses quiet electricity rather than noisy diesel to power its bucket boom, making it easier for workers to communicate More


SW drivers can go electric – The West Australian

Electric car charging stations will be installed in the South West from next month as part of an Australian first intended to open the State to a new generation of motorists.

The 11 planned stations will allow electric vehicle owners to drive from Perth to Augusta for the first time without overnight stops.

It is believed to be the first of its kind in Australia.

Balcatta comp More

Share Lists U.S. Cities with Greenest Car Shoppers for Earth Day – Yahoo Finance

CHICAGO, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Just in time for Earth Day,, the premier online resource for buying, selling and now servicing new and used cars, has listed the U.S. cities with the greenest car shoppers. The list is compiled using vehicle search data for hybrid and electric cars.

“With low gas prices, some car shoppers are turning back to less fuel effi More


Chief Toyota engineer says electric cars are not practical | News |

It’s common practice today to drive your car to a station and spend 5 minutes filling it with gas. The end result being you get hundreds of miles worth of travel in return. That’s set to change if electric vehicles continue to grow in popularity, but a senior engineer at Toyota Motor Corp. has this week said that electric cars are not practical, and they probably never will be.

He has a More


Island is perfect place to run an electric vehicle – Isle of Man Today

On Saturday, between 10am and 3pm at the Green Centre, Market Street, Douglas, Ecovannin, the Green Centre and EVIOM are holding an informal get-together to discuss and exhibit electric vehicles and their use in the Isle of Man. Chris Burton, himself an EV owner, explains what’s on the agenda


The benefits of running an electric vehicle will be th More


Hong Kong car-sharing start-up goes from strength to strength | South China Morning Post

Two years after sowing the radical idea of drivers renting their cars to others when not in use, Carshare.HK has electric car deal with BYD, has spread to Shanghai and is eyeing Shenzhen
PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 15 April, 2015, 1:44pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 15 April, 2015, 1:53pm

People in Hong Kong More


NASA Wows With Driverless Electric Car

4/15/2015 12:07 PM ET
NASA has come out with a video of its new Modular Robotic Vehicle prototype that includes some features of its auto-driving rovers that power its space mission.

The space agency’s battery-powered Modular Robotic Vehicle (MRV) can self-operate, even remotely, and can attain speed of 40 miles per hour. The curb weight is 2,000 pounds and it measures 7 feet by More


Idaho To Join Handful Of States That Charge Electric Car Owners Extra | Northwest Public Radio

Idaho To Join Handful Of States That Charge Electric Car Owners Extra

The federal government and many states have offered car buyers incentives to venture into the electric car market. But now some states are going in a different direction — they’re charging owners more. Idaho recently approved one of the country’s highest fees for electric cars.

Here’s the problem: stat More