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France: Michelin Develops Revolutionary Active Wheel for Electric Cars

Is this tire really the “Holy Grail of Eco-Transportation,” as Treehugger believes?
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Is this tire really the “Holy Grail of Eco-Transportation,” as Treehugger believes?
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Germany Wants One Million Electric Cars on the Road by 2020

In a conference on the future of electric transportation, the German government has detailed a major plan to put one million electric and plug-in hybrid cars on the country’s roads within the next 11 years.
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In a conference on the future of electric transportation, the German government has detailed a major plan to put one million electric and plug-in hybrid cars on the country’s roads within the next 11 years.
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USA: Local authorities get in on push for electric cars

About 7 million vehicles, 10% of the world’s total annual vehicle sales, will be powered entirely by electricity by 2020, predicted Nissan Motor CEO Carlos Ghosn in a speech at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week.
Source: USA Todays More

About 7 million vehicles, 10% of the world’s total annual vehicle sales, will be powered entirely by electricity by 2020, predicted Nissan Motor CEO Carlos Ghosn in a speech at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week.
Source: USA Todays More

USA: Chinese Brands Replacing U.S., Japanese at Auto Shows

The exodus of major automakers from auto shows in the U.S. has created an opportunity for Chinese brands looking to move into the U.S. market.
Source: US News More

The exodus of major automakers from auto shows in the U.S. has created an opportunity for Chinese brands looking to move into the U.S. market.
Source: US News More

USA: Parker entrepreneur aims to be electric car king

“All the drive train stuff here is done in Parker, Colorado, and I have several sold and I just signed a contract with a Canadian company for 58,000 vehicles for the next two years”, ST says.
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“All the drive train stuff here is done in Parker, Colorado, and I have several sold and I just signed a contract with a Canadian company for 58,000 vehicles for the next two years”, ST says.
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China: Chinese Car Maker SAIC to Develop Electric Cars

The Chinese market is set to get more home-grown alternative energy vehicles, with SAIC Motor joining the list of companies that plan to work on hybrid and electric cars in the country. According to Reuters, the automaker will form a joint venture with its state-owned parent, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp., which will invest 2 billion yuan ($293 million) to develop the low-emission vehicles.More

The Chinese market is set to get more home-grown alternative energy vehicles, with SAIC Motor joining the list of companies that plan to work on hybrid and electric cars in the country. According to Reuters, the automaker will form a joint venture with its state-owned parent, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp., which will invest 2 billion yuan ($293 million) to develop the low-emission vehicles.More

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USA/Korea: Green cars do electric slide into U.S.

Local electric car maker CT&T said yesterday that they have made their biggest deal to date, with police departments in San Diego and other cities to buy 4,000 of their four-wheel drive E-zone vehicles for around $50 million.
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Local electric car maker CT&T said yesterday that they have made their biggest deal to date, with police departments in San Diego and other cities to buy 4,000 of their four-wheel drive E-zone vehicles for around $50 million.
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Ireland: State drives to put 250,000 electric cars on road by 2020

THE Government wants 10pc of vehicles on Irish roads to be powered by electricity within 12 years — but doesn’t yet know how the scheme will work.
Source: Independent.ie More

THE Government wants 10pc of vehicles on Irish roads to be powered by electricity within 12 years — but doesn’t yet know how the scheme will work.
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Japan: Electric Vehicles to Be Tested for Postal Services in Japan

Japan Post Service Co Ltd (JP) will start a field test of electric vehicles (EVs) for its postal service and other business activities.
Source: nikkeibp.co.jp More

Japan Post Service Co Ltd (JP) will start a field test of electric vehicles (EVs) for its postal service and other business activities.
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USA: BMW MINI electric car gets boost from AC Propulsion in San Dimas

Teaming with ACP gives them instant credibility in the EV community, and they’ll gain great marketing and technical intelligence fast.
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Teaming with ACP gives them instant credibility in the EV community, and they’ll gain great marketing and technical intelligence fast.
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USA: Bring Back the EV1 Press Conference

Friday morning, November 14th, 2008 – GM Training Center – Burbank, CA
The Honorable Nate Holden, former California State Senator and L.A. City Council Member, held a press conference demanding General Motors apologize to the American people for destroying the automaker’s EV1 plug-in electric vehicle
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Friday morning, November 14th, 2008 – GM Training Center – Burbank, CA
The Honorable Nate Holden, former California State Senator and L.A. City Council Member, held a press conference demanding General Motors apologize to the American people for destroying the automaker’s EV1 plug-in electric vehicle
Source: More

Deutsche Bank: Electrification of automobile will happen quickly

Rising oil prices, increased societal concern about climate change, and a barrage of
regulations focusing on fuel/energy efficiency/CO2 emissions have the potential to cause
profound changes in the global auto industry over the next five to 10 years. Industry market
share, mix, competitive advantages, vehicle content levels, used vehicle values, the
frequency of consumer pu More

Rising oil prices, increased societal concern about climate change, and a barrage of
regulations focusing on fuel/energy efficiency/CO2 emissions have the potential to cause
profound changes in the global auto industry over the next five to 10 years. Industry market
share, mix, competitive advantages, vehicle content levels, used vehicle values, the
frequency of consumer pu More

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Canada: Electric car revolution coming

One in every 20 new cars sold in Canada should be electrically powered within a decade, say members of a task force that today is to deliver a progress report to the Harper government about the future of plug-in vehicles.
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One in every 20 new cars sold in Canada should be electrically powered within a decade, say members of a task force that today is to deliver a progress report to the Harper government about the future of plug-in vehicles.
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Canada: Gov’t to convert 34 hybrids to electric

VICTORIA — The B.C. government is plugging into electric cars. The government is converting 34 hybrid and gas vehicles into plug-in electric vehicles at a cost of $400,000.
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VICTORIA — The B.C. government is plugging into electric cars. The government is converting 34 hybrid and gas vehicles into plug-in electric vehicles at a cost of $400,000.
Source: Canada.com More

USA: NW Power Council studies plug-in hybrid cars

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Northwest Power and Conservation Council says that plug-in hybrid electric vehicles could help make the nation’s electric power system more efficient in addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Northwest Power and Conservation Council says that plug-in hybrid electric vehicles could help make the nation’s electric power system more efficient in addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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USA: Shai Agassi pitches $100 billion plan

Agassi said, “For the price of two months worth of oil, some $100 billion, we can put in place the infrastructure needed to power the nation’s cars and end this oil dependence,”
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Agassi said, “For the price of two months worth of oil, some $100 billion, we can put in place the infrastructure needed to power the nation’s cars and end this oil dependence,”
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USA: ELECTRIC CAR DEALERSHIP COMING TO SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

San Jose – San Jose is getting a new electric car dealership. San Jose-based Ethical Approach Auto Sales and electric vehicle maker ZAP are opening a dealership on Stevens Creek Boulevard to sell what the companies call affordable, practical electric vehicles.
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San Jose – San Jose is getting a new electric car dealership. San Jose-based Ethical Approach Auto Sales and electric vehicle maker ZAP are opening a dealership on Stevens Creek Boulevard to sell what the companies call affordable, practical electric vehicles.
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Norway: Think’s Electric Car Is Here, But Bring Your Wallet

Norwegian car manufacturer Think has begun to sell its first car, the City. The City, a compact vehicle made for urban customers, can go 180 kilometers (112 miles) on a charge and hit a top speed of 100 kilometers an hour (62.5 miles per hour). Buyers can also choose between a sodium- or lithium-ion battery pack.
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Norwegian car manufacturer Think has begun to sell its first car, the City. The City, a compact vehicle made for urban customers, can go 180 kilometers (112 miles) on a charge and hit a top speed of 100 kilometers an hour (62.5 miles per hour). Buyers can also choose between a sodium- or lithium-ion battery pack.
Source: More

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USA: Back From Asia, Governor Kulongoski Talks Electric Cars, Economy

The Governor met with car and auto parts manufacturers in Japan and China. He signed a deal that gives the state first crack at buying Nissan’s electric vehicles when they hit the market, in about two years.
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The Governor met with car and auto parts manufacturers in Japan and China. He signed a deal that gives the state first crack at buying Nissan’s electric vehicles when they hit the market, in about two years.
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USA: Mitsubishi Delivers Innovative i MiEV Electric Vehicles to Southern California Edison for Joint Test

Powered by an advanced lithium-ion battery, the Mitsubishi i MiEV will be the first of the new generation of lithium-ion-powered electric vehicles to be developed by a major automobile manufacturer that will be available to the public.
Source: Finchannel.com More

Powered by an advanced lithium-ion battery, the Mitsubishi i MiEV will be the first of the new generation of lithium-ion-powered electric vehicles to be developed by a major automobile manufacturer that will be available to the public.
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USA: Gore/Alliance for Climate Protection: All-In for Plug-Ins

We saw convincing evidence this weekend that experts and advocates for immediate action to cut greenhouse gases have reached a tipping point on plug-in cars.
Source Calcars.org More

We saw convincing evidence this weekend that experts and advocates for immediate action to cut greenhouse gases have reached a tipping point on plug-in cars.
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USA: Army, Navy, and Air Force to buy electric cars

Aiming to save fuel and advance alternative-energy plans, the Army, Navy and Air Force intend to buy thousands of battery-powered, 35-mile-an-hour electric cars and light trucks to provide on-base transport, senior Army officials said.
Source: Army Times More

Aiming to save fuel and advance alternative-energy plans, the Army, Navy and Air Force intend to buy thousands of battery-powered, 35-mile-an-hour electric cars and light trucks to provide on-base transport, senior Army officials said.
Source: Army Times More

Nissan Stealthily on Track for Electric Car World Domination

Nissan is bringing the first of their electric cars to market by 2010 in many locations around the United States. According to Alan Buddendeck, Nissan’s VP for North American Corporate Communications, this car will be priced between $22-$25K and have at least a range of 100 miles.
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Nissan is bringing the first of their electric cars to market by 2010 in many locations around the United States. According to Alan Buddendeck, Nissan’s VP for North American Corporate Communications, this car will be priced between $22-$25K and have at least a range of 100 miles.
Source: gas More

China: World’s First Plug-In Electric Car Goes On Sale Next Month – In China

BYD, a company that first made its reputation as the world’s largest maker of cell phone batteries, has announced it will release the F3DM hybrid sedan on December 15.
Source: Huffington Post More

BYD, a company that first made its reputation as the world’s largest maker of cell phone batteries, has announced it will release the F3DM hybrid sedan on December 15.
Source: Huffington Post More

USA: Mitsubishi Partnering with California and Oregon to Bring Electric Cars to Market

Mitsubishi is currently testing the i MiEV in California in collaboration with Southern California Edison.
Source: gas2.org More

Mitsubishi is currently testing the i MiEV in California in collaboration with Southern California Edison.
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Portugal: Portugal sees mass use of electric cars in 2011

LISBON, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Portugal will build 1,300 charging stations for electric cars by the end of 2011 as part of a deal with Renault and Nissan to promote zero-emission vehicles, the government and the auto makers said on Saturday
Source: Alert Net More

LISBON, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Portugal will build 1,300 charging stations for electric cars by the end of 2011 as part of a deal with Renault and Nissan to promote zero-emission vehicles, the government and the auto makers said on Saturday
Source: Alert Net More

Korea: Battery Life Breakthrough Could Increase Capacity by 800%

Could this man be responsible for extending laptop battery life to 16 or 32 hours? A team of researchers at South Korea’s Hanyung University led by professor Cho Jaephil (pictured), has claimed a breakthrough that could extend lithium ion battery charge life up to 8 times current values.
Source: Tree Hugger More

Could this man be responsible for extending laptop battery life to 16 or 32 hours? A team of researchers at South Korea’s Hanyung University led by professor Cho Jaephil (pictured), has claimed a breakthrough that could extend lithium ion battery charge life up to 8 times current values.
Source: Tree Hugger More

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Recent Announcements Will Spark Electric Car Sales

The last couple of days have given us major announcements of electric car infrastructure projects.
Source: Seeking Alpha More

The last couple of days have given us major announcements of electric car infrastructure projects.
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USA: Conf and Expo on Powering Sustainable Transportation

Join EDTA, its members, sponsors and supporting organizations in the premier industry event that facilitates an open forum for research and development of electric drive including: battery, plug-in, hybrid, and fuel cell.
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Join EDTA, its members, sponsors and supporting organizations in the premier industry event that facilitates an open forum for research and development of electric drive including: battery, plug-in, hybrid, and fuel cell.
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