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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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Tesla Gallery opens Friday to show electric cars in Fort Worth | The Star-Telegram

Fort Worth motorists in the market for a luxury electric vehicle no longer have to drive all the way to Dallas for a peek at a Tesla.

Instead, they now have a Tesla Gallery of their own. The tradition-busting car manufacturer on Friday is scheduled to celebrate the grand opening of its newest gallery at 1612 S. University Dr. The store, which opens at 10 a.m., is in the University Park Vill More

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‘98% of England’s motorway network’ within 20 miles of electric car charge point – BT

‘98% of England’s motorway network’ within 20 miles of electric car charge point

Some 98% of England’s motorway network is no more than 20 miles from an electric vehicle charge point, according to new research.

A study by motoring organisation the RAC Foundation found that the proportion of service stations offering the facility has risen to 72%.

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Opel’s Ampera-e ‘affordable’ electric car arriving in 2017 | TechRadar

General Motor’s European division, Opel (which is in turn the parent company of Vauxhall), has announced plans for an “affordable” five-seat electric car in 2017.

The Ampera-e, as it will be known, will be based on the US Chevrolet Bolt, and the company expects the car to have a longer range than previous electric cars.

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Workplace Charging Increases Miles Driven Annually For Both Chevrolet Volt And Nissan LEAF

Average Annual Miles per Vehicle for Vehicles in the EV Project Compared to National Averages (source: Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy)

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Workplace charging stations bring significant benefits to electric cars, because recharging a battery at work effectively increases electric range, virtually doubling range in some cases.

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Next Volkswagen e-Golf To Have At Least 200 Miles Of Range

When it launched in fall 2014, the Volkswagen e-Golf electric car all but duplicated the Nissan Leaf in range and efficiency: 83 miles and 116 MPGe against the Leaf’s 84-mile and 114-MPGe ratings.

Since then, the Leaf has gotten an upgrade to 107 miles, and an increase is en route for the e-Golf as well.

Now attention is turning to the next generation of the e-Golf, to be launc More

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Ontario’s Electric Car Subsidy Will Put Up To $14,000 In Buyers’ Pockets

Ontario is supercharging its program designed to get drivers behind the wheel of an electric car, offering buyers up to $14,000 to switch away from gas-powered vehicles.

Ontario’s current subsidy, enacted in 2010, ranges from $5,000 to $8,500 per vehicle. The province is raising that to a range of $6,000 to $10,000.

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5 Ways Teslas Trump All Other Electric Cars | CleanTechnica

We get criticized a little bit for writing too much about Tesla*. However, so far, Tesla is just in a very different league than all the other electric car producers. Not even speaking about the Tesla Model Sor Model X specifically, there are 5 big reasons a Tesla (generally speaking, and including a Tesla Model 3) is head and shoulders above other electric car models.

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Japan: Fukushima clean-up ‘may take 40 years’ – CNN.com

Tokyo (CNN)Cleaning up Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which suffered catastrophic meltdowns after an earthquake and tsunami hit in 2011, may take up to 40 years.

The crippled nuclear reactor is now stable but the decommissioning process is making slow progress, says the plant’s operator Tokyo Electric Power Co, better known as TEPCO.

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GM to launch 300-mile Ampera-e EV in Europe next year | EV Fleet World

GM to launch 300-mile Ampera-e EV in Europe next year

Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last month, the Bolt features a 60kWh battery – twice the capacity of the latest Nissan LEAF – and offers a range of 200 miles on the U.S. EPA test cycle. Pricing starts at less than $30,000 (£20,000) in the United States and, unlike the Ampera, it’s fully electric; ther More

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Renault-Nissan Confirms Development Of Affordable EVs For China

Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has revealed his firms are developing affordable electric vehicles, specifically with the Chinese market in mind.

Renault is working with local Chinese joint-venture partner Dongfeng in the development of affordable EV technology as it’s determined that expensive electric cars aren’t selling well in China, prompting its interest in creating more More

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Tesla Model 3: What to Expect from Elon Musk’s Mass-Market Electric Car

Tesla has announced that its much-anticipated Model 3 electric car will be unveiled March 31, ahead of deliveries in late 2017.

It marks a major step for the world’s youngest publicly traded automobile company, as the Model 3 will be the first vehicle from Tesla to eschew a high-end price tag and aim squarely at mass-market adoption, costing $35,000.

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GM building affordable electric car for Europe

BOCHUM, Germany (Reuters) – General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra on Thursday said the company’s European division Opel would build an affordable five-seater electric car, the Ampera-e, in 2017.

The car shares the same underpinnings as GM’s other electric car, the Chevrolet Bolt.

“Like its twin, the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the Ampera-e promises to transform the More

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California Mulls Unlimited HOV Lane Access For Plug-in Hybrids To 2019 And EVs To 2025

If all amendments to present law proposed by a governor’s budget trailer bill now making the rounds are adopted, California could remove the cap on plug-in hybrid green solo-access HOV stickers to 2019 and extend already unlimited white stickers for EVs into 2025.

The HOV access perk adopted early this decade for qualified plug-in cars followed a precedent set by regular hybrids. It was b More

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[model 3] Tesla Model 3 To Cost $35,000, Could Net For Mid-Low 20s With Incentives

Tesla’s Model 3 reportedly to be shown next month and on sale by mid-2017 could sell for a starting price as high as $35,000 and as low as $21,500 with the country’s best state incentives and federal tax credit rolled in.

The specific answer will depend on whether one’s tax situation enables federal credit eligibility, place of residence regarding potential state perks, and the extre More

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Tesla Model 3 To Cost $35,000, Could Net For Mid-Low 20s With Incentives

Tesla’s Model 3 reportedly to be shown next month and on sale by mid-2017 could sell for a starting price as high as $35,000 and as low as $21,500 with the country’s best state incentives and federal tax credit rolled in.

The specific answer will depend on whether one’s tax situation enables federal credit eligibility, place of residence regarding potential state perks, and the extre More

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[model 3] You Need $1000 To Reserve Tesla’s Most Affordable Electric Car | Ubergizmo

Tesla hasn’t been around for long but it has made a name for itself in the motoring world. It makes some of the best electric cars that money can buy and its next model is aimed at the mass market since it’s going to cost about $25000, it will be the most affordable electric car Tesla has ever made. The company has revealed when it’s going to start taking reservations for the Model 3 and how More

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5 Ways Teslas Trump All Other Electric Cars | CleanTechnica

We get criticized a little bit for writing too much about Tesla*. However, so far, Tesla is just in a very different league than all the other electric car producers. Not even speaking about the Tesla Model S or Model X specifically, there are 5 big reasons a Tesla (generally speaking, and including a Tesla Model 3) is head and shoulders above other electric car models.

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Threat of Sea Level Rise Intensifies as Antarctica’s Melting Ice Sheet at ‘Point of No Return’

British researchers have reinforced recent evidence that melting in the Antarctic caused by the warming of the Southern Ocean could ultimately lead to global sea levels rising by around 3 meters or nearly 10 feet.

Their findings are in line with the results of a study that said six more decades of ocean warming could destabilize the ice beside the Amundsen Sea, starting a cascade of ice los More

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The 2,782 Mile Three Week Electric Car European Road Trip – Gas 2

Last summer, 5 intrepid Dutch adventurers decided to take a tour of Europe in an electric car. Their route would take them through Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland, then through the Alps into northern Italy, across to France and back home. The purpose of their journey was really to see if it could be done and to learn what whether an electric car is really a suitable long distance tourer today.More

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Plug-in Electrified Cars Are Up To $3,000 CHEAPR in Connecticut

Since last May plug-in cars like the Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, Chevy Volt and several others effectively cost $3,000 less than their suggested prices in Connecticut, but apparently the word of free money has still not spread very far.

What’s this, you ask? Collusion between manufacturers? No, not quite, and technically MSRPs are the same as anywhere else, but Connecticut offers its resi More

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Ontario boosts subsidies for electric car-buyers to up to $10,000

Ontario is jump-starting subsidies for motorists who buy elect‎ric vehicles in a bid to cut pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
The maximum incentive will rise to $10,000 from $8,500 and vehicles and with five or more seats will qualify for an extra $1,000, Premier Kathleen Wynne said Wednesday.
Vehicles with “larger battery capacities come with an additional grant of $3,000.More

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Tesla begins taking pre-orders on Model 3 next month, aims for $35K final price | ExtremeTech

Tesla’s Model S and Model X have won the company acclaim, but long-time Tesla watchers know that both vehicles have been milestones along a path, not the final goal in and of themselves. Elon Musk has always said that he wants to build an affordable electric vehicle rather than focusing solely on high-end cars like the Model S or Model X. Today, Tesla confirmed that it intends to begin taking pr More

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VW plans radical new electric vehicle for 2019 | Autocar

Volkswagen’s leading engineers have been challenged by company boss Herbert Diess to create an electric car that can be as iconic as the Golf.

The secret plan, uncovered by Autocar, has been hatched by Diess as a crucial pillar in the firm’s attempts to rebuild its reputation in the wake of the emissions scandal and is described as a watershed project similar in depth to the multi-billi More

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Porsche starts development of electric sports car and Tesla rival Mission E

Development of Porsche’s first electric car has now started, as the company transforms its Mission E concept into a zero-emissions sports car of the future. The production version is expected to go on sale in 2020.

Revealed in September 2015, the Mission E is a four-seat sports car powered by two electric motors producing over 600 horsepower. The car, to offer a sportier alternative t More

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Georgia Electric-Car Fee Cut From $200 To $75 By Proposed Bill

For a couple of years, Georgia offered an example to the rest of the nation on how a seemingly unlikely state could boost electric-car sales.

Then it all came crashing down.

Last spring, opponents of the state’s generous $5,000 income-tax credit for purchase of a zero-emission vehicle killed off the incentive, in effect since 1998.

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Tesla Model 3: Everything we know about the ‘electric car of the people’

The Model 3 would be the most important moment in Tesla’s history to date. It would be the car that takes Tesla from a niche company into the mainstream by offering a fully electric car with a range of more than 200 miles and a price of less than £30,000.

With a release date falling somewhere in 2017, the Model 3 would likely arrive just as traditional car manufacturers get their own More

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Bentley is building an electric car

Bentley could transform this car, the Speed 6, into an electric vehicle.

Bentley is planning on making a fully electric car to take on Tesla, according to Rolf Frech, the Bentley board member in charge of engineering.

Drive.com first reported Frech’s remarks, which were made at the launch of the Bentayga SUV in Palm Springs last week. Bentley plans on borrowing most of the hard More

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Solar Garage Canopy with EV Charging – Solar Novus Today

Pike & Rose is a mixed use “neighborhood” in North Bethesda, Maryland (US), with over 430,000 square feet of retail space, 1,500 new residences, 1.1 million square feet of office space, a theatre complex and a luxurious hotel. Owned and operated by Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRIT), the company recently unveiled its new 265kW solar canopy system on top of a 7-level, 566 parking retai More

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Tesla Motors Inc Strikes Accord with Skellefteå Kraft to Provide Supercharging Network in Sweden

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has entered into an agreement with Swedish electricity company Skellefteå Kraft to install and provide a “supercharging network” across Sweden. Moreover, the electricity to power the supercharging stations will be generated from 100% renewable energy.
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How Many Electric Cars Does California Buy? One-Third To One-Half Of All Of ‘Em

It’s no secret that California is considerably more enthusiastic about electric cars than the rest of the nation.

Policies put in place to promote plug-in cars–and a population willing to embrace new technology–make the Golden State the friendliest place for electric cars in the nation.

But how do California electric-car sales actually compare to those of the rest o More

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