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3 Things You May Not Know About Electric-Car Maker Tesla Motors, Inc.

) is still new to the automotive scene. Sure, the stock now boasts a market capitalization about half of General Motors’, but it was only two years ago when Tesla was delivering only hundreds of cars per quarter. This year, Tesla is looking to sell 35,000 vehicles on the continued success of its Model S luxury sedan. Even in the U.S., a Tesla Model S remains a rare site in some states.

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California EV Driver Survey Dashboard

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) User Survey gathers data from California EV drivers, providing monthly updates of market data on a variety of demographic and behavioral topics. The dashboard only reflects data from EV drivers who purchased or leased their vehicles since September 2012 and who participated in the project and responded to the self-administered survey.

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Tesla hands over the keys to its electric car technology

CEO Elon Musk unveils plans to give away the company’s entire patent portfolio to ‘clear a path’ for electric vehicles.

esla currently makes the Model S and is developing two vehicles. Photograph: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images

Electric carmaker Tesla Motors is handing over the keys to its technology in an unusual effort to encourage other automakers to expand beyond gasoline-burn More

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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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BMW i3 vs Nissan Leaf vs Volkswagen e-Golf – Comparison

German magazine Autobild compares the BMW i3 against the Nissan Leaf and VW e-Golf. Worldwide Nissan Leaf is already the best-selling electric car in history, …

German magazine Autobild compares the BMW i3 against theNissan Leaf and VW e-Golf.

Worldwide Nissan Leaf is already the best-selling electric car in history, with 110,000 sold globally since December 2011. The e-Golf is VW More

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Plug-In 2014

Mark Your Calendars Now!

200,000 plug-in electric vehicles and 7,750 charging stations across North America. Sensational vehicles with stunning performance and breakthrough technology. The progress has been undeniable, the future has never been more promising, but much work remains to be done and the time to act is now.
Plug-In 2014 is the premier electric vehicle conference in the Un More

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BMW announced that it will increase production of the i3 (pictured above) by 43 percent. Credit: Karlis Dambrans

Electric cars in recent years have had resurgence in the automobile industry with Tesla Motors, but they haven’t caught on much beyond the confines of tech-centric cities such as San Francisco.
These automobiles, with their minimal emissions, largely have remained on disp More

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Electric car enthusiasts amped about new chargers

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine(NEWS CENTER) — Electric car enthusiasts joined community leaders to unveil a new charging station that not only cuts down on time, but will get motorists back on the road at no charge at all.

The DC Quick Charge station now sits along side another two chargers at the South Portland Community Center, and as of today, is open and free to the public to pull up and p More

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Solar car chargers open in Robinson

You can now charge your car in addition to your credit card while shopping in the Mall at Robinson.

The card charges may cost you, but the free electric chargers won’t.

A new solar-powered car charging station in the mall’s parking lot near the food court entrance will allow up to four hybrid or electric cars to go from a dead battery to full-charge in nearly two hours.More

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Elon Musk’s Answer To Stephen Colbert’s Vision Of Ambient Wireless Charging: “We’ll Do It” | TechCrunch

Last night Tesla’s Elon Muskappeared on The Colbert Report, and he discussed some ofSpaceX‘s recent successes, the upcoming update for Teslavehicles that let you name your car, as well as his general path towards supervillainy. Aside from the usual comedic hijinks, the segment also touched on some of Musk’s concepts for the future, and also on what Colbert himself wants to see in terms of th More

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Guess Who’s Back? Envia Returns With $7.7 Million Advanced Battery Contract Funded By U.S. Government

After developing lithium-ion battery cells with energy density of over 400 Wh/kg, followed by some strange scandal and lawsuits and more lawsuits, it seems that Envia is moving forward with developments together with the DoE, who recently awarded company $3.8 million with goal of exceeding 200 Wh/kg and now the USABC with another $7.7 million with a goal of 350 Wh/kg on the cell level.

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China is Very Important to Tesla

Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) designs, develops, manufactures and sells electric vehicles and advanced electric vehicle powertrain components. Tesla cars are manufactured in a far different manner than traditional vehicles: They have one standard battery platform on which they can mount varying motors and bodies. This swappable production strategy gives the company an advantage in achieving production More

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Japanese and Philippine-built electric vehicles

NKC Metalworks Group of Osaka, Japan and Kart Plaza Manufacturing Corp., an electric golf kart distributor and servicing company, announced a partnership to engage in the local manufacturing of electric vehicles (EV).

Neues Co. Ltd., their subsidiary company, is developing two electric vehicle platforms: one for compact private vehicles, and another for an electric jeepney. The EV prototype More

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Google’s $1 Million Power Inverter Challenge Could Revolutionise The Way You Use Your Electric Car

As the instigators of the original Longitude Prize of 1714 knew, there’s nothing quite like a substantial prize fund to focus the mind of scientists and engineers. Since then, offering a handsome prize as a reward for solving a particular scientific or engineering problem has proven particularly effective in fostering innovation and making substantial scientific leaps.

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Has China ‘Messed Up’ Its Electric-Car Charging Standards?

Recent electric car news from China might lead you to believe things are finally on the up, after years of poor sales and uncertainty.

There is still though one major hurdle the country needs to overcome before electric cars are fully viable–charging standards.

It’s an issue debated in every country that has decided to promote electric car so far, and one that automakers More

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Interest sparks in electric car conversions

When Steve Azzoli pulls his bright blue car into an auto parts store and pops open his hood, he invariably draws a crowd.

That’s because the retired Land O’ Lakes man is tooling around in an all-electric car, and people want to take a look.

Steve Azzoli said his electric car creates a buzz when people take a look under its hood. He invested about $23,000 on the car, but gets 110 More

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KW30 | Saft to supply Li-ion batteries for the Kauai island electrical grid as part of a new 12 MW solar PV plant – SolarServer

Saft (Paris, France), designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for the industry, has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by Kauai Island Utility Co-operative (KIUC) to provide a Li-ion Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) consisting of 8 Intensium Max 20 M containers to stabilize the Kauai island electrical grid.

Saft’s BESS will be deployed for use as part of a More

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Tesla Motors Inc Will Adjust To China’s Charging Standard

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) announced that it will adjust to China’s national charging standard after it is released, according to a report in the Economic Observer. This is the first time the U.S. firm has clarified its position. Tesla vice president of worldwide sales and service Jerome Guillen said that the company will operate in China, and abide its charging standards.

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Nissan Leaf Vs BMW i3 Vs Volkswagen e-Golf: German Magazine Compares

The BMW i3′s styling has been divisive since its launch earlier this year but one thing that most agree on is its abilities–it’s among the best electric cars yet.
When Volkswagen launches its e-Golf though, BMW will face tough competition–and worldwide, the Nissan Leaf is still a best-selling electric car.

German magazine Auto Bild has now compared all three to More

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Analyst: Li-ion batteries market to grow four-fold by 2023 – News & Trends – EETI

According to the latest report fromNavigant Research, the global revenues from lithium ion batteries for all consumer EVs will increase from $5.7 billion in 2014 to $24.1 billion in 2023, with battery electric vehicles (BEVs) accounting for $15.1 billion of that total forecast.

Lithium ion batteries have emerged as the leading battery technology for a variety of applications including mobil More

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Analyst: Li-ion batteries market to grow four-fold by 2023 – News & Trends – EETI

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_Mall at Robinson unveils new solar powered car charging stations – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In the parking lot outside the food court at the Mall at Robinson, a silver Chevy Volt sat in a space painted with a green and white electric vehicle decal, waiting for a jolt. Inside, representatives from Eaton and Wesco gathered by a gray kiosk that monitors the amount of energy being generated by the new 8 kilowatt solar panels on top of the mall.

By 11 a.m. the panels had generated 4.11 More

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Pennsylvania DEP Extends Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program | Nassau News Live

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 24, 2014 /Nassau News Live/ — The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the extension of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program, which will continue to provide $2,000rebates for 500 additional large-battery system plug-in hybrid electric and battery-electric vehicles, or until Dec. 31.

“The Corbett administration remains committed to se More

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LG Chem Will Have 200-Mile Range Battery By 2016 – HybridCars.com

General Motor representatives have said on different occasions GM could have a 200-mile range battery electric car as soon as 2016, but have been short on details beyond that.

Yesterday it was reported LG Chem says it will be able to supply a 200-mile-range EV battery by 2016, said at least one automaker will get it, but did not say which one(s) will.

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Formula E electric-car race in Long Beach to have free admission – LA Times

The inaugural Formula E race in Long Beach next year, featuring 20 electric-powered cars, will have free grandstand and general admission, organizers said Wednesday.

The race will be run by the Grand Prix Assn. of Long Beach, the same group that runs the venerable Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach that features cars in the Verizon IndyCar Series racing on the city’s seaside streets.

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Launch of New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Caesars Resorts Revs Up Sustainable Experience for Guests – MarketWatch

LAS VEGAS, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Relax and recharge has a new meaning for visitors at Caesars Entertainment CorporationCZR -0.71% resorts. While guests enjoy their stay, they can now conveniently plug in and charge their electric vehicles thanks to new EV charging stations at 13 Caesars’ resorts and casinos.

In partnership with NV Energy , nearly all of Caesars’ Nor More

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2015 Chevy Volt Changes, Updates, New Features | GM Authority

Just like its Cruze platform mate, the first-generation Chevy Volt is nearing the end of its model cycle. And given that the all-new D2XX-based Volt is one to two model years away from reaching the market, General Motors is giving the 2015 Volt a handful of slight changes to keep it relatively fresh (not that it’s in any way outdated).

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Saft to Supply Li-ion Battery Energy Storage System for Kauai Island Electrical Grid | Business Wire

PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by Kauai Island Utility Co-operative (KIUC) to provide a Li-ion Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) consisting of 8 Intensium Max 20 M containers to stabilize the Kauai island electrical grid. Saft’s BESS will be More

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MADISON, Conn., July 23, 2014–(PR Newswire)–
Verdek Awarded GSA Contract, To Supply EV Stations to Federal Agencies

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MADISON, Conn., July 23, 2014/PRNewswire/ — Verdek LLC (VERDEK), leading suppliers of Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations, CNG Refueling Stations, and LNG Production is pleased to announce that More

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Volvo and ABB Partner to Deliver Complete Electrified Bus Solutions

Published on July 23, 2014 at 7:55 AM
Under the global partnership agreement, Volvo Buses will supply electric-hybrid buses and full-electric buses. ABB will supply standard-based fast-charging solutions for the electric vehicles.
“We are delighted to enter into partnership with ABB. Together, we have a complete and competitive offer for cities around the world that want to switch to More

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Macy’s, Inc. Reports New Steps to Enhance Sustainability – WSJ.com

Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today reported a series of new initiatives in its multi-year strategic program to enhance environmental sustainability. They are consistent with the company’s sustainability principles first adopted in 2008 and implemented with increasing intensity over the past six years. Results through 2013 include a 38 percent reduction in the company’s electricity usage More

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Nottingham taxi firm deploys first electric vehicles | EV Fleet World

A fleet of six Nissan LEAF electric taxis has begun service in Nottingham this week, joining a growing environmentally friendly vehicles offered by DG Cars.
The company has 450 private hire vehicles in Nottingham, and is targeting the largest fleet of electric cars in the UK within two years.

Its environmental options, including the Toyota Prius, are GPS tracked to ensure the quickest More

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Staff Car Report: After 58,000 Miles, 3 Years, Nissan LEAF Still Goes the Distance

Can we forecast how and when vehicles with electric drivetrains will make up a significant part of the US market? At present, they make up less than 1 percent, and the most often-cited reasons for this are limited driving range, lack of a convenient nationwide network of charging stations, lengthy charging time, and the high cost of the lithium-ion batteries used for energy storage.
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Electric Motorcycle Reality Check- Battery Cost, Energy & Charging Time

Can we forecast how and when vehicles with electric drivetrains will make up a significant part of the US market? At present, they make up less than 1 percent, and the most often-cited reasons for this are limited driving range, lack of a convenient nationwide network of charging stations, lengthy charging time, and the high cost of the lithium-ion batteries used for energy storage.
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