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Ireland: New electric car deal signed by Irish Government

The Irish Government has announced a new partnership with Japanese car maker Mitsubishi to promote electric cars. The deal was affrimed with the car manufacturer and its subsidiaries the Electricity Supply Board (ESB), MMC Commercials and MC (Automobile).

Eamon Ryan, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, also announced that Dublin’s Trinity College will be home to the More

The Irish Government has announced a new partnership with Japanese car maker Mitsubishi to promote electric cars. The deal was affrimed with the car manufacturer and its subsidiaries the Electricity Supply Board (ESB), MMC Commercials and MC (Automobile).

Eamon Ryan, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, also announced that Dublin’s Trinity College will be home to the More

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USA: Making cars is cheaper now for General Motors and Chrysler

A year after their historic bankruptcies, General Motors and Chrysler have already cut the cost of making each vehicle by $3,000,and labor costs could be lower than at any Japanese automaker in the U.S. in less than five years, according to the Center for Automotive Research.

That means a new small car like the Chevrolet Cruze can be made profitably in the Midwest instead of Mexico, and the More

A year after their historic bankruptcies, General Motors and Chrysler have already cut the cost of making each vehicle by $3,000,and labor costs could be lower than at any Japanese automaker in the U.S. in less than five years, according to the Center for Automotive Research.

That means a new small car like the Chevrolet Cruze can be made profitably in the Midwest instead of Mexico, and the More

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Japan: Mitsubishi Electric Car Now Available Outside Japan

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) introduced its flashy i-MiEV electric car to the Hong Kong market on May 24, marking the first foreign sale outside Japan.

Hong Kong car buyers can purchase the small, battery-operated vehicles for HKD395,000 (approximately $50,730 US). Mitsubishi aims to sell at least 50 units by the end of this year.

The i-MiEV boasts an impressive green footprin More

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) introduced its flashy i-MiEV electric car to the Hong Kong market on May 24, marking the first foreign sale outside Japan.

Hong Kong car buyers can purchase the small, battery-operated vehicles for HKD395,000 (approximately $50,730 US). Mitsubishi aims to sell at least 50 units by the end of this year.

The i-MiEV boasts an impressive green footprin More

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India/Korea: M&M and Ruia group vie for Korean car company

The muscle power show is heating up by the two automobile companies, M&M (its second attempt after 2003) and Ruia(makers of Dunlop tyres) in acquiring the Korean SUV company Ssangyong Motor company. The Korean company has so far received seven bids including these two companies and French Renault. China’s SAIC has got 10% stake in Ssangyong (earlier it had nearly half of the total shares). More

The muscle power show is heating up by the two automobile companies, M&M (its second attempt after 2003) and Ruia(makers of Dunlop tyres) in acquiring the Korean SUV company Ssangyong Motor company. The Korean company has so far received seven bids including these two companies and French Renault. China’s SAIC has got 10% stake in Ssangyong (earlier it had nearly half of the total shares). More

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USA: Looks like this electric car thing might actually happen

I’ve been writing about the economic viability of electric cars lately. I’ve wondered whether Americans will accept cars with substantially shorter range than conventional cars, and whether the infrastructure needed to support electric cars would ever become a national reality.

I’ve hoped the answer is yes, because there are a lot of things I like about electric cars ̵ More

I’ve been writing about the economic viability of electric cars lately. I’ve wondered whether Americans will accept cars with substantially shorter range than conventional cars, and whether the infrastructure needed to support electric cars would ever become a national reality.

I’ve hoped the answer is yes, because there are a lot of things I like about electric cars ̵ More

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Japan/USA: Details on Nissan Leaf battery pack, including how recharging speed affects battery life

Nissan broke ground on a new battery plant in Smyrna, Tennessee yesterday (figuratively, anyway, the actual bulldozing doesn’t start for a few weeks). For now, we will call this the U.S. Leaf battery plant, but it’s really part of Nissan’s strategy to electrify more and more of its vehicles. As we mentioned yesterday, once it is up and running at the end of 2012, the plant will h More

Nissan broke ground on a new battery plant in Smyrna, Tennessee yesterday (figuratively, anyway, the actual bulldozing doesn’t start for a few weeks). For now, we will call this the U.S. Leaf battery plant, but it’s really part of Nissan’s strategy to electrify more and more of its vehicles. As we mentioned yesterday, once it is up and running at the end of 2012, the plant will h More

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USA: TWO NEW PROPOSED BILLS IN CONGRESS WOULD “MOVE ELECTRIC DRIVE VEHICLES INTO THE FAST LANE,” SCIENCE GROUP SAYS

WASHINGTON (May 27, 2010) � Reps. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Judy Biggert (R-Ill.),
Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.), and Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) today introduced the
Electric Drive Vehicle Deployment Act of 2010, a bill that would help reduce
U.S. oil dependence by funding programs to put hundreds of thousands of electric
drive cars and trucks on the road over the next five years, acco More

WASHINGTON (May 27, 2010) � Reps. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Judy Biggert (R-Ill.),
Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.), and Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) today introduced the
Electric Drive Vehicle Deployment Act of 2010, a bill that would help reduce
U.S. oil dependence by funding programs to put hundreds of thousands of electric
drive cars and trucks on the road over the next five years, acco More

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USA: Gulf Oil Spill: 10 Horrifying Facts You Never Wanted To Know

Despite promising efforts to stop the Gulf oil leak through a ‘top kill’ effort, a mind boggling amount of damage has already been done to this precious ocean ecosystem.

It can be hard to keep track of all the devastating statistics, quotes, and facts concerning this disaster, but it is essential that the public maintain a working knowledge of what’s going on, both politic More

Despite promising efforts to stop the Gulf oil leak through a ‘top kill’ effort, a mind boggling amount of damage has already been done to this precious ocean ecosystem.

It can be hard to keep track of all the devastating statistics, quotes, and facts concerning this disaster, but it is essential that the public maintain a working knowledge of what’s going on, both politic More

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USA: New Bill Would Create Communities for Electric Vehicles

By Desmond L. Marshall – Three senators, two Democrats and a Republican, introduced a bill to help communities get ready for electric cars by creating charging stations and helping utilities to get ready for increased demand.

Washington, D.C. – infoZine – Scripps Howard Foundation Wire – With the Gulf oil spill in the news, three senators introduced a bill Thursday t More

By Desmond L. Marshall – Three senators, two Democrats and a Republican, introduced a bill to help communities get ready for electric cars by creating charging stations and helping utilities to get ready for increased demand.

Washington, D.C. – infoZine – Scripps Howard Foundation Wire – With the Gulf oil spill in the news, three senators introduced a bill Thursday t More

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USA: 365 Energy Selected as Provider of ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations in Poland

CAMPBELL, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Coulomb Technologies’ exclusive EMEA distribution partner 365 Energy today announced that Zohar Energy has been chosen by Polish energy company POLENERGIA to support its expansion as a leading provider of infrastructure solutions for electric vehicles (EVs) in Poland. The first ChargePoint® Networked Charging Station was installed in Warsaw earlie More

CAMPBELL, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Coulomb Technologies’ exclusive EMEA distribution partner 365 Energy today announced that Zohar Energy has been chosen by Polish energy company POLENERGIA to support its expansion as a leading provider of infrastructure solutions for electric vehicles (EVs) in Poland. The first ChargePoint® Networked Charging Station was installed in Warsaw earlie More

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India: Indian electric car market changing

NEW DELHI, May 28 (UPI) — One of India’s largest utility companies has bought a controlling stake of 55.2 percent in electric car maker Reva, the Financial Express reported Friday.

The purchase by Mahindra and Mahindra, represents an optimistic view of India’s domestic automobile market, as domestic car ownership is less than 10 for every 1,000 citizens.

A senior of More

NEW DELHI, May 28 (UPI) — One of India’s largest utility companies has bought a controlling stake of 55.2 percent in electric car maker Reva, the Financial Express reported Friday.

The purchase by Mahindra and Mahindra, represents an optimistic view of India’s domestic automobile market, as domestic car ownership is less than 10 for every 1,000 citizens.

A senior of More

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USA: Electric Car Bills on the Hill: 10 Things You Should Know

The Electric Drive Vehicle Deployment Act of 2010, introduced in Congress this week, has a simple goal to electrify half of all cars and trucks on U.S. roads by 2030, and a basic strategy: focus the might of the federal government on a small number of pilot communities around the country, subsidizing the buildout of charging infrastructure and purchase of electric vehicles.

But when it come More

The Electric Drive Vehicle Deployment Act of 2010, introduced in Congress this week, has a simple goal to electrify half of all cars and trucks on U.S. roads by 2030, and a basic strategy: focus the might of the federal government on a small number of pilot communities around the country, subsidizing the buildout of charging infrastructure and purchase of electric vehicles.

But when it come More

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Europe: Europe’s First Commercial Fast-Charging EV Station Opens in The Netherlands

Europe’s first commercial smart-charging station for electric vehicles (EV) has opened for business in The Netherlands.

Developed by smart-charging solutions leader, Epyon Power, and operated by Dutch utility company, Essent, the charging stations are fully operational and accessible at the Tamoil petrol station in Leeuwarden (capital city of Friesland province).

The motivation More

Europe’s first commercial smart-charging station for electric vehicles (EV) has opened for business in The Netherlands.

Developed by smart-charging solutions leader, Epyon Power, and operated by Dutch utility company, Essent, the charging stations are fully operational and accessible at the Tamoil petrol station in Leeuwarden (capital city of Friesland province).

The motivation More

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Germany: Electric vehicle market set for massive growth

According to figures released by Germany’s Federal Ministry of the Environment, global sales of electric powertrains will be worth €470- billion by 2020. Assuming national market shares remain unchanged, this means a potential market value of €85-billion for Germany’s car manufacturers. Meanwhile, sales of cars powered by conventional internal combustion engines will decline. This is why G More

According to figures released by Germany’s Federal Ministry of the Environment, global sales of electric powertrains will be worth €470- billion by 2020. Assuming national market shares remain unchanged, this means a potential market value of €85-billion for Germany’s car manufacturers. Meanwhile, sales of cars powered by conventional internal combustion engines will decline. This is why G More

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Japan: Nissan Plans on Selling an Inexpensive, Under 30-Minute Fast Charging Station in the U.S.

Nissan shocked everybody a bit earlier this week when they announced they had developed a DC fast charging station that had the capability of getting a Nissan LEAF’s 24 kWh battery pack from zero to 80% full in under a half hour. It wasn’t so much the fast charging capability — also known as Level 3 charging — that shocked. We’ve all known Level 3 charging was coming. No, it was the pric More

Nissan shocked everybody a bit earlier this week when they announced they had developed a DC fast charging station that had the capability of getting a Nissan LEAF’s 24 kWh battery pack from zero to 80% full in under a half hour. It wasn’t so much the fast charging capability — also known as Level 3 charging — that shocked. We’ve all known Level 3 charging was coming. No, it was the pric More

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USA: Congress offers grants, credits for electric cars

WASHINGTON — The federal government would provide grants to help cities build the infrastructure needed to support electric vehicles and to offer new tax credits for buyers of those cars under legislation introduced Thursday in Congress.

The bills in the House and Senate are designed to smooth the way for the electric vehicles that are expected to start showing up at car dealerships in la More

WASHINGTON — The federal government would provide grants to help cities build the infrastructure needed to support electric vehicles and to offer new tax credits for buyers of those cars under legislation introduced Thursday in Congress.

The bills in the House and Senate are designed to smooth the way for the electric vehicles that are expected to start showing up at car dealerships in la More

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USA/India: GM to develop hybrid car for India

General Motors will launch a hybrid partially battery-powered vehicle in south Asia by the end of the year, the group’s country head said yesterday.

The news comes a day after the US carmaker ended its partnership with India’s Reva Electric Car and said it would develop its own electric car for India from its Detroit base.

Separately, Warren Buffett-backed BYD yesterday a More

General Motors will launch a hybrid partially battery-powered vehicle in south Asia by the end of the year, the group’s country head said yesterday.

The news comes a day after the US carmaker ended its partnership with India’s Reva Electric Car and said it would develop its own electric car for India from its Detroit base.

Separately, Warren Buffett-backed BYD yesterday a More

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USA/China: Ener1 Finds an Electric Car Battery Partner in (Where Else) China

As companies across the nascent electric vehicle market seek Chinese allies to gain a foothold in the world’s largest auto market, Indiana-based Ener1 has found itself a new dance partner. Ener1, whose subsidiary EnerDel makes lithium-ion batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles, signed an agreement on Thursday to form a joint venture with the electric vehicle division of Wanxiang, one of the More

As companies across the nascent electric vehicle market seek Chinese allies to gain a foothold in the world’s largest auto market, Indiana-based Ener1 has found itself a new dance partner. Ener1, whose subsidiary EnerDel makes lithium-ion batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles, signed an agreement on Thursday to form a joint venture with the electric vehicle division of Wanxiang, one of the More

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Japan/Germany: Daimler looks beyond Tesla with BYD electric-car partnership

Until Toyota stepped in last week, Daimler was the only major auto manufacturer to take a stake in electric-car startup Tesla Motors — a company that has now become synonymous with next-generation transportation. Now Daimler wants to work the same magic with BYD, the Chinese battery and electric vehicle maker, to establish its own transcontinental dominance in the market.

Daimler announce More

Until Toyota stepped in last week, Daimler was the only major auto manufacturer to take a stake in electric-car startup Tesla Motors — a company that has now become synonymous with next-generation transportation. Now Daimler wants to work the same magic with BYD, the Chinese battery and electric vehicle maker, to establish its own transcontinental dominance in the market.

Daimler announce More

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Japan: Nissan Breaks Ground on Their U.S. Electric Car Battery Plant

The hot, sweltering Tennessee sun baked us under a big white-top tent this morning as Nissan dedicated the future site of their $1.7 billion dollar, state-of-the art Nissan LEAF battery plant in Smyrna. Encompassing 1.3 million square feet (22 American football fields), when the plant comes online in late 2012 it will be one of the largest battery facilities in North America.

Tennesee’s G More

The hot, sweltering Tennessee sun baked us under a big white-top tent this morning as Nissan dedicated the future site of their $1.7 billion dollar, state-of-the art Nissan LEAF battery plant in Smyrna. Encompassing 1.3 million square feet (22 American football fields), when the plant comes online in late 2012 it will be one of the largest battery facilities in North America.

Tennesee’s G More

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USA: Study: Almost 5 million charging stations by 2015

Drivers who buy electric cars will need a quick, convenient place to recharge their batteries. And the industry is ramping up to fill that need, says a report released Tuesday by Pike Research.

As automakers move toward electric vehicles, the number of charging stations around the world is forecast to surpass 4.7 million over the next five years, says Pike’s “Electric Vehicle C More

Drivers who buy electric cars will need a quick, convenient place to recharge their batteries. And the industry is ramping up to fill that need, says a report released Tuesday by Pike Research.

As automakers move toward electric vehicles, the number of charging stations around the world is forecast to surpass 4.7 million over the next five years, says Pike’s “Electric Vehicle C More

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Video: News Hub: Nissan, Renault Chief Carlos Ghosn

The chief of Nissan and Renault discussed electric cars and the introduction of the Leaf, Nissan’s entry into the market. Ghosn said that the auto industry was rebounding and that a lower Euro would help the company’s car-making operations in Europe. Neal Boudette and Simon Constable conducted the interview.

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The chief of Nissan and Renault discussed electric cars and the introduction of the Leaf, Nissan’s entry into the market. Ghosn said that the auto industry was rebounding and that a lower Euro would help the company’s car-making operations in Europe. Neal Boudette and Simon Constable conducted the interview.

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Europe: Mercedes-Benz and ACCIONA team up for renewable energy pilot

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Japan: Toyota Prius Minivan Coming Next Spring

Toyota’s Prius has been a runaway success for the company. First introduced as an ’01 model in 2000 in the United States market, the hybrid has continually gained in sales, gotten larger to accommodate American tastes, and has become more powerful and more fuel efficient.

According to a recent report from Motor Trend magazine, a new variant of the Prius will take boost passenger More

Toyota’s Prius has been a runaway success for the company. First introduced as an ’01 model in 2000 in the United States market, the hybrid has continually gained in sales, gotten larger to accommodate American tastes, and has become more powerful and more fuel efficient.

According to a recent report from Motor Trend magazine, a new variant of the Prius will take boost passenger More

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Canada/USA: Magna bets on a battery-powered future

Magna Int. (MG.A-T72.920.360.50%) is marshalling its forces for the battle of the batteries.

The auto parts giant is searching for sites in North America and Europe to build two plants to manufacture the batteries, joining global auto makers in making an expensive wager that electric vehicles will take off later this decade.

The potential investment is between $400-million (U.S.) an More

Magna Int. (MG.A-T72.920.360.50%) is marshalling its forces for the battle of the batteries.

The auto parts giant is searching for sites in North America and Europe to build two plants to manufacture the batteries, joining global auto makers in making an expensive wager that electric vehicles will take off later this decade.

The potential investment is between $400-million (U.S.) an More

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Japan/USA: Nissan Says Electric Car Is Sold Out for This Year

DETROIT — Nissan’s chief executive, Carlos Ghosn, said Tuesday that the company had already received 19,000 orders in the United States and Japan for the electric car that it would start selling at year-end.

More than six months before the car, the Nissan Leaf, arrives at dealerships, the preorders mean that the car is sold out for this year and that the company might stop taking reser More

DETROIT — Nissan’s chief executive, Carlos Ghosn, said Tuesday that the company had already received 19,000 orders in the United States and Japan for the electric car that it would start selling at year-end.

More than six months before the car, the Nissan Leaf, arrives at dealerships, the preorders mean that the car is sold out for this year and that the company might stop taking reser More

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USA: Vacaville, Calif. Gets First Public Electric Car Rapid Charger in U.S.

The city of Vacaville, Calif., a small town halfway between the Bay Area and Sacramento, has a little known distinction: It has more electric car charging stations per capita than any other city in the country.

That’s why the city has earned the nickname of “Voltageville.” As of a few weeks ago, Vacaville now boasts a 50-kilowatt EV quick charging station, which is about t More

The city of Vacaville, Calif., a small town halfway between the Bay Area and Sacramento, has a little known distinction: It has more electric car charging stations per capita than any other city in the country.

That’s why the city has earned the nickname of “Voltageville.” As of a few weeks ago, Vacaville now boasts a 50-kilowatt EV quick charging station, which is about t More

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USA: Terry McAuliffe firm buys electric car company

Terry McAuliffe is in the car business.

The former Virginia Democratic gubernatorial hopeful last week paid $20 million for Hong Kong-based EuAuto Technology, which builds an electric vehicle called the MyCar.

MyCar is for people who need wheels to run errands or tool around the neighborhood.

“It’s really a second car if you live in Washington,” McAuliffe sai More

Terry McAuliffe is in the car business.

The former Virginia Democratic gubernatorial hopeful last week paid $20 million for Hong Kong-based EuAuto Technology, which builds an electric vehicle called the MyCar.

MyCar is for people who need wheels to run errands or tool around the neighborhood.

“It’s really a second car if you live in Washington,” McAuliffe sai More

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Ireland: New Memorandum Powers Electric Car Vision In Ireland

The Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Eamon Ryan, ESB and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, MC (Automobile) Europe and MMC Commercials have signing a Memorandum of Understanding to further promote the electric car industry in Ireland.

Additionally, Ireland’s first ecar trial-project conducted by Trinity College Dublin’s School of Engineering on behalf of ESB has al More

The Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Eamon Ryan, ESB and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, MC (Automobile) Europe and MMC Commercials have signing a Memorandum of Understanding to further promote the electric car industry in Ireland.

Additionally, Ireland’s first ecar trial-project conducted by Trinity College Dublin’s School of Engineering on behalf of ESB has al More

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Japan: Nissan CEO Ghosn Sticks With Bullish Electric-Car Forecast

Carlos Ghosn, credited with turning around ailing Nissan a decade ago, said today he’s confident sales of electric cars will account for 10% of the market by 2020. He isn’t worried by naysayers who, he says, are often car makers who simply aren’t prepared to compete in the rising electric segment.

The Nissan and Renault CEO said in a meeting with Wall Street Journal editors and report More

Carlos Ghosn, credited with turning around ailing Nissan a decade ago, said today he’s confident sales of electric cars will account for 10% of the market by 2020. He isn’t worried by naysayers who, he says, are often car makers who simply aren’t prepared to compete in the rising electric segment.

The Nissan and Renault CEO said in a meeting with Wall Street Journal editors and report More

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