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Leaf vs Volt (Video) from cnet.com



CNET’s popular “Prizefight” video series for a head-to-head comparison between the Nissan LEAF and the Chevy Volt.
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CNET’s popular “Prizefight” video series for a head-to-head comparison between the Nissan LEAF and the Chevy Volt.
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Electric cars to have uniform chargers by mid-2011, EU says

Brussels – Electric cars, scooters and bicycles will have standardised chargers across the European Union by the middle of next year, the European Commission said Tuesday.

The EU’s executive is keen to promote electric, hybrid and hydrogen vehicles for environmental reasons, but also to help the European car industry emerge from its current slump.

“Electric cars are More

Brussels – Electric cars, scooters and bicycles will have standardised chargers across the European Union by the middle of next year, the European Commission said Tuesday.

The EU’s executive is keen to promote electric, hybrid and hydrogen vehicles for environmental reasons, but also to help the European car industry emerge from its current slump.

“Electric cars are More

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Nissan Leaf electric vehicle plugs into Portugal’s first charging station


Published Date: 30 June 2010
The Nissan LEAF became the first electric vehicle to charge up at Portugal’s first charging station which was unveiled to the public today.
The car was charged by Prime Minister José Sócrates who drove the all-electric, compact family car a few kilom More


Published Date: 30 June 2010
The Nissan LEAF became the first electric vehicle to charge up at Portugal’s first charging station which was unveiled to the public today.
The car was charged by Prime Minister José Sócrates who drove the all-electric, compact family car a few kilom More

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USA: Evatran to Hire 84 Workers in Wytheville, Virginia

Evatran LLC, a manufacturer of hands-free electric vehicle supply equipment, will spend $3.5 million on a new facility in Wytheville, Virginia, creating 84 jobs.

“We are eager to apply the capabilities and dedication of Virginia workers to create a transportation infrastructure that responds to 21st century demands,” said Rebecca Hough, Evatran co-founder and director of sales and More

Evatran LLC, a manufacturer of hands-free electric vehicle supply equipment, will spend $3.5 million on a new facility in Wytheville, Virginia, creating 84 jobs.

“We are eager to apply the capabilities and dedication of Virginia workers to create a transportation infrastructure that responds to 21st century demands,” said Rebecca Hough, Evatran co-founder and director of sales and More

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Automotive X Prize: Stress and triumph during the handling test

The Knockout phase of the Automotive X Prize delivered more blows and thrills, as remaining teams completed the required tests. After a long and stressful past few days, the teams all seemed thrilled to be returning home—at least when done by choice.

Consumer Reports ran several tests at different parts of the Michigan International Speedway, but it seemed that all eyes were on the emerg More

The Knockout phase of the Automotive X Prize delivered more blows and thrills, as remaining teams completed the required tests. After a long and stressful past few days, the teams all seemed thrilled to be returning home—at least when done by choice.

Consumer Reports ran several tests at different parts of the Michigan International Speedway, but it seemed that all eyes were on the emerg More

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USA: SouthWest NanoTechnologies Awarded Lithium-Ion Vehicle Battery Development Grant Worth $500,000


NORMAN, OK — 06/30/10 — SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc. (SWeNT), a leading manufacturer of single-wall and Specialty Multi-Wall (SMW™) Carbon Nanotubes (CNT), along with the University of Oklahoma (OU), has been awarded a prestigious grant from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement More


NORMAN, OK — 06/30/10 — SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc. (SWeNT), a leading manufacturer of single-wall and Specialty Multi-Wall (SMW™) Carbon Nanotubes (CNT), along with the University of Oklahoma (OU), has been awarded a prestigious grant from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement More

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China revs up green car industry with fresh subsidies

Sixteen Chinese car firms, including high-profile plug-in electric hybrid manufacturer BYD, were today approved for generous new subsidies as part of a government programme designed to drive adoption of greener vehicles.

An announcement on the website of the Chinese government’s National Development and Reform Commission confirmed that 71 hybrid, electric and fuel-efficient models wer More

Sixteen Chinese car firms, including high-profile plug-in electric hybrid manufacturer BYD, were today approved for generous new subsidies as part of a government programme designed to drive adoption of greener vehicles.

An announcement on the website of the Chinese government’s National Development and Reform Commission confirmed that 71 hybrid, electric and fuel-efficient models wer More

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USA: Electric-Car Maker Fisker Gets the OK to Buy an Old GM Plant

A former General Motors auto assembly plant will get new life after a court on Tuesday approved its sale to a fledgling maker of electric vehicles.

A federal bankruptcy judge approved the $20 million sale of the former GM plant in Wilmington, Del., to Fisker Automotive, a California-based plug-in electric vehicle start-up, which announced plans to buy the 3.2 million-square-foot plant last More

A former General Motors auto assembly plant will get new life after a court on Tuesday approved its sale to a fledgling maker of electric vehicles.

A federal bankruptcy judge approved the $20 million sale of the former GM plant in Wilmington, Del., to Fisker Automotive, a California-based plug-in electric vehicle start-up, which announced plans to buy the 3.2 million-square-foot plant last More

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UPDATE: Peugeot, Mitsubishi Eye New Electric Vehicle Link


TOKYO (Dow Jones)–Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (7211.TO) said Wednesday that it and French partner PSA Peugeot-Citroen (UG.FR) are considering jointly developing power train technology for small commercial electric vehicles.

The move builds on existing ties between the two auto m More


TOKYO (Dow Jones)–Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (7211.TO) said Wednesday that it and French partner PSA Peugeot-Citroen (UG.FR) are considering jointly developing power train technology for small commercial electric vehicles.

The move builds on existing ties between the two auto m More

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USA: Tesla IPO: Electric-car maker’s stock rises in debut

Tesla Motors began publicly trading its stock Tuesday, opening at $19 a share on its first official day on the Nasdaq. It closed at $23.89, up 41 percent, though the stock market had a rocky day.

It marks an incredible debut for an electric-car company that has yet to turn a profit. The debut was above the $17 offer price for the highly anticipated IPO.

Tesla is most known for the t More

Tesla Motors began publicly trading its stock Tuesday, opening at $19 a share on its first official day on the Nasdaq. It closed at $23.89, up 41 percent, though the stock market had a rocky day.

It marks an incredible debut for an electric-car company that has yet to turn a profit. The debut was above the $17 offer price for the highly anticipated IPO.

Tesla is most known for the t More

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USA: Governor McDonnell Announces 84 New Jobs for Wythe County

Evatran to Invest $3.5 Million in Plugless Power System Manufacturing Operation

RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that Evatran LLC, a subsidiary of MTC Transformers and the manufacturer of the world’s first “hands-free” electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), will invest $3.5 million in a new facility in Wytheville in Wythe County that will manufact More

Evatran to Invest $3.5 Million in Plugless Power System Manufacturing Operation

RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that Evatran LLC, a subsidiary of MTC Transformers and the manufacturer of the world’s first “hands-free” electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), will invest $3.5 million in a new facility in Wytheville in Wythe County that will manufact More

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USA: Forget Hybrids; Make Your Own Electric Car

Hybrid cars are everywhere. And all-electric cars are coming: General Motors’ Volt and Nissan’s Leaf are due to hit the streets by the end of the year.

But in Bonny Doon, Calif., one company has been converting gas-sucking cars into all-electric vehicles since 1979. Mike Brown, with his company Electro Automotive, was the first to sell parts for gas-to-electric conversions, and More

Hybrid cars are everywhere. And all-electric cars are coming: General Motors’ Volt and Nissan’s Leaf are due to hit the streets by the end of the year.

But in Bonny Doon, Calif., one company has been converting gas-sucking cars into all-electric vehicles since 1979. Mike Brown, with his company Electro Automotive, was the first to sell parts for gas-to-electric conversions, and More

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USA: ECOtality Announces New Corporate Headquarters


SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, announced the new location of its corporate headquarters today. The Company’s new base of operations is San Francisco, California.

The Bay Area is a n More


SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, announced the new location of its corporate headquarters today. The Company’s new base of operations is San Francisco, California.

The Bay Area is a n More

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USA: Coulomb Technologies Launch — Paving the Way for Electronic Automobiles


On the day of Tesla’s IPO, Richard Lowenthal of Coulomb Technologies discusses the vital role of charging stations in creating a thriving ecosystem for electric vehicles like Tesla Roadster. In an exclusive Fresh Dialogues interview, Lowenthal, a Silicon Valley based maker of charging stat More


On the day of Tesla’s IPO, Richard Lowenthal of Coulomb Technologies discusses the vital role of charging stations in creating a thriving ecosystem for electric vehicles like Tesla Roadster. In an exclusive Fresh Dialogues interview, Lowenthal, a Silicon Valley based maker of charging stat More

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USA: Knoxville to add 350 electric vehicle charging stations, including 10 solar powered units.


When electric cars start rolling off the production lines, drivers in Knoxville can buy with confidence. The city is working in conjunction with ECOtality, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Knoxville Utilities Board, Tennessee Valley Authority and Knox County, to build the infrastructure needed to keep More


When electric cars start rolling off the production lines, drivers in Knoxville can buy with confidence. The city is working in conjunction with ECOtality, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Knoxville Utilities Board, Tennessee Valley Authority and Knox County, to build the infrastructure needed to keep More

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Automotive X Prize: Aptera comes out swinging


With the Automotive X Prize competition, Aptera has stood apart from its competition–literally–being a germinating business that presents itself with a bold corporate image. Where the other competitors have been cramped in the shared garages, Aptera sets up shop alongside its impressive More


With the Automotive X Prize competition, Aptera has stood apart from its competition–literally–being a germinating business that presents itself with a bold corporate image. Where the other competitors have been cramped in the shared garages, Aptera sets up shop alongside its impressive More

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China: Shanghai to Build 400 Electric Car Charging Stations, CBN Says


June 30 (Bloomberg) — The Shanghai government will build 400 charging stations for electric vehicles this year, China Business News said, citing Liu Jianhua, an official in charge of promoting alternative-energy vehicles in the city.

The city government will add SAIC Motor Corp.’s hyb More


June 30 (Bloomberg) — The Shanghai government will build 400 charging stations for electric vehicles this year, China Business News said, citing Liu Jianhua, an official in charge of promoting alternative-energy vehicles in the city.

The city government will add SAIC Motor Corp.’s hyb More

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Korea/USA: Sources: Electric car manufacturer to announce Spartanburg plant

An electric car manufacturer is expected to announce a new assembly and sales plant in Spartanburg on Thursday morning at the Statehouse in Columbia, multiple sources tell the Herald-Journal.

CT&T United could bring between 300 and 400 jobs to the Upstate for the plant.

CT&T United Senior Marketing Director Curt Westlake would not comment on Thursday’s announcement be More

An electric car manufacturer is expected to announce a new assembly and sales plant in Spartanburg on Thursday morning at the Statehouse in Columbia, multiple sources tell the Herald-Journal.

CT&T United could bring between 300 and 400 jobs to the Upstate for the plant.

CT&T United Senior Marketing Director Curt Westlake would not comment on Thursday’s announcement be More

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EU moves towards common electric car standards

June 29 (Reuters) – The European Union moved closer towards common standards for electric cars on Tuesday when its executive arm launched work on a single charging system for their batteries.

Stocks | Regulatory News

The European Commission and standarisation groups — the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization and the European Telecommunications Standar More

June 29 (Reuters) – The European Union moved closer towards common standards for electric cars on Tuesday when its executive arm launched work on a single charging system for their batteries.

Stocks | Regulatory News

The European Commission and standarisation groups — the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization and the European Telecommunications Standar More

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USA: L.A. gets wired with new electric-car charging stations


I’ll say it — 2010 is the year of the electric car. The Chevrolet Volt will be out in November, and the Nissan Leaf comes one month later. Supporting those cars is a recharging infrastructure that is just beginning to take shape.

About 1,500 of the 4,600 electric vehicle charging More


I’ll say it — 2010 is the year of the electric car. The Chevrolet Volt will be out in November, and the Nissan Leaf comes one month later. Supporting those cars is a recharging infrastructure that is just beginning to take shape.

About 1,500 of the 4,600 electric vehicle charging More

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First Drive: 2011 Nissan Leaf Japanese-Spec

The Electric Future is Here: Unique Styling, Seating for Five, Hatchback-Like Ride — and Zero Emissions
June 28, 2010 / By Peter Lyon / Photography by Masanobu Ikenohira

Click to view GalleryThis is a real watershed moment. Rarely in automobiledom does a “new car” l More

The Electric Future is Here: Unique Styling, Seating for Five, Hatchback-Like Ride — and Zero Emissions
June 28, 2010 / By Peter Lyon / Photography by Masanobu Ikenohira

Click to view GalleryThis is a real watershed moment. Rarely in automobiledom does a “new car” l More

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USA: Company seeks stimulus funds for electric car plug-in stations


When the first plug-in electric cars hit the mass market this year, the earliest adopters will be passing the pump and looking for a charge.

They could be looking. And looking. And looking.

“If the infrastructure doesn’t exist, people are going to be hurting,” said B. More


When the first plug-in electric cars hit the mass market this year, the earliest adopters will be passing the pump and looking for a charge.

They could be looking. And looking. And looking.

“If the infrastructure doesn’t exist, people are going to be hurting,” said B. More

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European Batteries Oy Launches Li-ion Battery Plant in Finland


Finland-based European Batteries Oy held the grand opening of its new lithium-ion battery plant which manufactures large format prismatic 42 Ah, 3.2V LiFePO4 (LFP) cells, modules, packs and systems earlier this month.

The annual production capacity is 100 MWh—enough for 3.000 full-electric More


Finland-based European Batteries Oy held the grand opening of its new lithium-ion battery plant which manufactures large format prismatic 42 Ah, 3.2V LiFePO4 (LFP) cells, modules, packs and systems earlier this month.

The annual production capacity is 100 MWh—enough for 3.000 full-electric More

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USA: Washington gets $1.3M for I-5 electric car charging stations

Washington state will get $1.32 million in federal stimulus funds to install electric vehicle charging stations along Interstate 5.

According to Gov. Chris Gregoire’s office, the stations will allow electric vehicle drivers to travel the entire 276 miles of I-5 in the state, from the Canadian border to Oregon, without having to worry about their cars’ batteries running out of energy. Th More

Washington state will get $1.32 million in federal stimulus funds to install electric vehicle charging stations along Interstate 5.

According to Gov. Chris Gregoire’s office, the stations will allow electric vehicle drivers to travel the entire 276 miles of I-5 in the state, from the Canadian border to Oregon, without having to worry about their cars’ batteries running out of energy. Th More

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USA: Biz Break: Tesla’s juiced-up IPO: Electric-car maker adds 2.2M shares

Today: Tesla adds 2.2 million shares to its IPO. Apple sells 1.7 million of its new iPhone 4. Amazon.com improves its Kindle apps for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

Tesla’s IPO

A day before its expected debut as a public company, Tesla Motors — the Palo Alto electric-car upstart — has added 2.2 million shares to its IPO.

According to a filing this morning with the More

Today: Tesla adds 2.2 million shares to its IPO. Apple sells 1.7 million of its new iPhone 4. Amazon.com improves its Kindle apps for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

Tesla’s IPO

A day before its expected debut as a public company, Tesla Motors — the Palo Alto electric-car upstart — has added 2.2 million shares to its IPO.

According to a filing this morning with the More

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USA: Second annual REFUEL Electric Vehicles Track Event and SportElectric Time Trials at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey.

Date: July 11, 2010
REFUEL returns to MAZDA RACEWAY, LAGUNA SECA for the second year. This first-of-its-kind on- and off-track showcase of emerging motorsport technology welcomes owners and manufacturers of ALTERNATIVE VEHICLES to run their cars and motorcycles on one of the most famous road-racing tracks in North America.

OPEN TRACK FOR OWNERS OF CUTTING EDGE VEHICLES

—& More

Date: July 11, 2010
REFUEL returns to MAZDA RACEWAY, LAGUNA SECA for the second year. This first-of-its-kind on- and off-track showcase of emerging motorsport technology welcomes owners and manufacturers of ALTERNATIVE VEHICLES to run their cars and motorcycles on one of the most famous road-racing tracks in North America.

OPEN TRACK FOR OWNERS OF CUTTING EDGE VEHICLES

—& More

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USA: Minnesotans plugging in to electric vehicles

David Peichel’s commute from his home in south Minneapolis to his job at Medtronic in Mounds View is about 35 miles round trip.

Usually that’s no big deal. Unless you’re Peichel, and you never have gas in the tank — not one single drop.

Peichel drives a ’97 Geo Metro he converted into an electric vehicle about two years ago. When the weather’s nice, More

David Peichel’s commute from his home in south Minneapolis to his job at Medtronic in Mounds View is about 35 miles round trip.

Usually that’s no big deal. Unless you’re Peichel, and you never have gas in the tank — not one single drop.

Peichel drives a ’97 Geo Metro he converted into an electric vehicle about two years ago. When the weather’s nice, More

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Now’s the time for electric cars

NEW YORK – What do screaming protesters at the G-8 and G-20 summits in Canada last week have to do with a battery service startup that has received $700 million in investment capital from Morgan Stanley and Lazard? And what do they have to do with this month’s planned initial public offering by Tesla Motors, an electric-car company?

The answer has to do with hopes for an oil-free future More

NEW YORK – What do screaming protesters at the G-8 and G-20 summits in Canada last week have to do with a battery service startup that has received $700 million in investment capital from Morgan Stanley and Lazard? And what do they have to do with this month’s planned initial public offering by Tesla Motors, an electric-car company?

The answer has to do with hopes for an oil-free future More

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USA: Electric-car recharging stations coming to Greenville


Next Page1| 2| 3Previous PageWhen consumers have plug-in electric cars, Greenville and six other South Carolina cities will be ready for them.

Plug-in Carolina, founded in 2006 by Jim Poch with the support of several utilities, aims to educate the public about the environmental, economic and More


Next Page1| 2| 3Previous PageWhen consumers have plug-in electric cars, Greenville and six other South Carolina cities will be ready for them.

Plug-in Carolina, founded in 2006 by Jim Poch with the support of several utilities, aims to educate the public about the environmental, economic and More

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USA: National Poll Shows Strong Bipartisan Support for Plan to Expand Electric Vehicles

WASHINGTON, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Electrification Coalition (EC) has released the results of a national poll that showed across-the-board support for electric vehicles and the Coalition’s plan –reflected in recent bipartisan legislation–to deploy them.

“The results of this poll surprised even us,” EC President Robbie Diamond said. “Regardles More

WASHINGTON, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Electrification Coalition (EC) has released the results of a national poll that showed across-the-board support for electric vehicles and the Coalition’s plan –reflected in recent bipartisan legislation–to deploy them.

“The results of this poll surprised even us,” EC President Robbie Diamond said. “Regardles More

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