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The Next Big Busines Opportunity: Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Looking for a way to angle into the burgeoning electric vehicle business? Forget cars–investing in the charging infrastructure is the way to go. A new report from GTM Research claims that global EV sales will grow fivefold to 3.8 million by 2016 (there were 246 million total cars on the road just in th More

Looking for a way to angle into the burgeoning electric vehicle business? Forget cars–investing in the charging infrastructure is the way to go. A new report from GTM Research claims that global EV sales will grow fivefold to 3.8 million by 2016 (there were 246 million total cars on the road just in th More

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USA: PG & E Electric Rate Calculator (XLS, 800KB)

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Download to PEV Electric Rate Calculator to understand your monthly electricity costs More

Brazil to Build Solar-Powered Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles

“Electric Vehicles” Mostly Means Electric Bikes, So Far…
Petrobras, the semi-public Brazilian oil giant (the government of Brazil owns 55.7% of Petrobras’ common shares with voting rights), has just built the first of what it hopes will be many electric charging stations. It is located in the Barra de Tijuca neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro because that area has the mo More

“Electric Vehicles” Mostly Means Electric Bikes, So Far…
Petrobras, the semi-public Brazilian oil giant (the government of Brazil owns 55.7% of Petrobras’ common shares with voting rights), has just built the first of what it hopes will be many electric charging stations. It is located in the Barra de Tijuca neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro because that area has the mo More

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USA: Maryland Emerging As A National Leader In Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

State investment of $500,000 in ARRA funds to build electric vehicle infrastructure has succeeded in stimulating the private market; Private developer opens first public station in Baltimore residential community

ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND – Governor O’Malley’s vision of a Maryland fueled by a clean energy, innovation economy is bearing fruit as the Maryland based company, SemaCo More

State investment of $500,000 in ARRA funds to build electric vehicle infrastructure has succeeded in stimulating the private market; Private developer opens first public station in Baltimore residential community

ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND – Governor O’Malley’s vision of a Maryland fueled by a clean energy, innovation economy is bearing fruit as the Maryland based company, SemaCo More

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USA: A123Systems targeting stop-start/micro-hybrid market with 12V Li-ion Nanophosphate Engine Start Battery

A123 Systems is targeting the emerging stop-start/microhybrid market with a 12V Li-ion battery solution based on its automotive class lithium ion AMP20 20 Ah prismatic pouch cells. The system comes equipped with battery management electronics for cell balancing and protection.

Compared to lead-acid AGM batteries used in such applications, the Li-ion batteries offer better charge acceptance, More

A123 Systems is targeting the emerging stop-start/microhybrid market with a 12V Li-ion battery solution based on its automotive class lithium ion AMP20 20 Ah prismatic pouch cells. The system comes equipped with battery management electronics for cell balancing and protection.

Compared to lead-acid AGM batteries used in such applications, the Li-ion batteries offer better charge acceptance, More

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USA: Hottest Silicon Valley Company Awardees Announced by Lead411

n order to recognize the hottest technology companies in Silicon Valley, Lead411 (http://www.lead411.com) is proud to announce the release of the ‘Hottest Companies in Silicon” awards for 2011.

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On a daily basis, the Lead411 research team scours through at least 600+ press releases and business articles including venture capital financings, company launches, offi More

n order to recognize the hottest technology companies in Silicon Valley, Lead411 (http://www.lead411.com) is proud to announce the release of the ‘Hottest Companies in Silicon” awards for 2011.

Background
On a daily basis, the Lead411 research team scours through at least 600+ press releases and business articles including venture capital financings, company launches, offi More

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USA: Chinese Electric SUV Lands in the US

They said they were coming, and now they have arrived. The first batch of nine electric vehicles built in China and meant to be sold in the US have been delivered to a warehouse in California, where they will sit until the importer, Green Automotive Company Corporation, decides its n More

They said they were coming, and now they have arrived. The first batch of nine electric vehicles built in China and meant to be sold in the US have been delivered to a warehouse in California, where they will sit until the importer, Green Automotive Company Corporation, decides its n More

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Australia: Bombardier Transportation Bags About A$269 Mln Deal From South Australian Govt

(RTTNews) – Bombardier Inc.’s (BBD_A.TO: News ,BBD_B.TO: News ) transport segment, Bombardier Transportation Thursday said that it received an order at about A$269 million or US$278 million from the Government of South Australia, for the supply and maintenance of 22 Bombardier 25kV 3 car electric trains.

The vehicles, known locally as A-City, will be built at Bombardier’s More

(RTTNews) – Bombardier Inc.’s (BBD_A.TO: News ,BBD_B.TO: News ) transport segment, Bombardier Transportation Thursday said that it received an order at about A$269 million or US$278 million from the Government of South Australia, for the supply and maintenance of 22 Bombardier 25kV 3 car electric trains.

The vehicles, known locally as A-City, will be built at Bombardier’s More

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UK: Electric avenues Driving home the case for electric vehicles in the UK

Electric vehicles (EVs) have an
important role to play in decarbonising
road transport and reducing the UK’s
dependency on oil. They’ll also be
essential in delivering the level of
reduction in emissions from cars that’s
necessary to achieve the targets required
under the UK Climate Change Act.
• EVs have strategic importance to the UK econom More

Electric vehicles (EVs) have an
important role to play in decarbonising
road transport and reducing the UK’s
dependency on oil. They’ll also be
essential in delivering the level of
reduction in emissions from cars that’s
necessary to achieve the targets required
under the UK Climate Change Act.
• EVs have strategic importance to the UK econom More

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USA: Nissan Reveals LEAF’s France Pricing at EVER Monaco 2011

Nissan has announced today that its 100% electric car, the LEAF, will be priced at €30,990 in France. The figure is the grand total left after government incentive, but includes the batteries. This announcement was made at the sixth edition of EVER Monaco, an annual automotive show dedicated to ecological vehicles and renewable energies in the Principality of Monaco, which Nissan is sponsoring t More

Nissan has announced today that its 100% electric car, the LEAF, will be priced at €30,990 in France. The figure is the grand total left after government incentive, but includes the batteries. This announcement was made at the sixth edition of EVER Monaco, an annual automotive show dedicated to ecological vehicles and renewable energies in the Principality of Monaco, which Nissan is sponsoring t More

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Europe: Nissan LEAF Gets 5,000 Euro Incentive In France

During the EVER Monaco expo Nissan announced official pricing for the LEAF electric car in France, and it starts at EUR 30,990, with 5 grand incentive from the French government.

Principality of Monaco is a huge fan of electric cars and green motoring, so it was the perfect place for Nissan who is More

During the EVER Monaco expo Nissan announced official pricing for the LEAF electric car in France, and it starts at EUR 30,990, with 5 grand incentive from the French government.

Principality of Monaco is a huge fan of electric cars and green motoring, so it was the perfect place for Nissan who is More

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USA: Tesla: 50-Page Morgan Stanley Opus Sets $70 Price Target

How about that Morgan Stanley mega report on Tesla Motors (TSLA), the one that has pushed the shares up and up by $4.56, or 19%, today to $28.27?

In raising the firm’s rating on Tesla from Equal Weight to Overweight this morning, you’ve got to hand it to Adam Jonas and his team for sheer chutzpah: the price target is, well, a bit above the current price, at $70.

Jonas writes that More

How about that Morgan Stanley mega report on Tesla Motors (TSLA), the one that has pushed the shares up and up by $4.56, or 19%, today to $28.27?

In raising the firm’s rating on Tesla from Equal Weight to Overweight this morning, you’ve got to hand it to Adam Jonas and his team for sheer chutzpah: the price target is, well, a bit above the current price, at $70.

Jonas writes that More

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Electric Bikes Worldwide Reports Announces the 2011 Edition of EBWR (that Includes a 2012 Update to Issue Early 2012) is Available for Purchase

More than 30 million Light Electric Vehicles to sell in 2011. Major profit maker, worldwide. 2011 Report just released.
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USA: UPDATE: Tesla Shares Cruise After Obama Backs Clean-Fuel Cars

NEW YORK (Dow Jones)–Tesla Motors Inc.’s (TSLA) shares surged Thursday on the heels of a presidential endorsement for clean-fuel vehicles and a bullish call from Wall Street analysts.

In an address Wednesday, President Barack Obama said he would direct federal agencies to purchase alternative-fuel vehicles, including electrics, by 2015 as part of a broader national energy policy More

NEW YORK (Dow Jones)–Tesla Motors Inc.’s (TSLA) shares surged Thursday on the heels of a presidential endorsement for clean-fuel vehicles and a bullish call from Wall Street analysts.

In an address Wednesday, President Barack Obama said he would direct federal agencies to purchase alternative-fuel vehicles, including electrics, by 2015 as part of a broader national energy policy More

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Europe: EC makes €24.2M available to the development of electromobility in Europe

The European Commission will support a cross-European electromobility initiative, Green eMotion, worth €41.8 million (US$68.2 million), in partnership with 42 partners from the industries, utilities, electric car manufacturers, municipalities, universities and technology and research institutions. The project will cover different types of electric vehicles, the development of Smart Grids, innova More

The European Commission will support a cross-European electromobility initiative, Green eMotion, worth €41.8 million (US$68.2 million), in partnership with 42 partners from the industries, utilities, electric car manufacturers, municipalities, universities and technology and research institutions. The project will cover different types of electric vehicles, the development of Smart Grids, innova More

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USA: Tesla Stock Soars After It’s Called ‘America’s Fourth Automaker’

Ford, General Motors, Chrysler and Tesla?

A new report by Morgan Stanley suggests that electric car startup Tesla is in good position to break into the Big Three to become “America’s fourth automaker.” The brokerage believes that increasing gas prices and promises of governmental suppo More

Ford, General Motors, Chrysler and Tesla?

A new report by Morgan Stanley suggests that electric car startup Tesla is in good position to break into the Big Three to become “America’s fourth automaker.” The brokerage believes that increasing gas prices and promises of governmental suppo More

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USA: Obama Energy Security Speech A Wake Up Call

President Obama, looking to build a further case for his domestic clean energy agenda, took to the stand at Georgetown University yesterday to deliver a speech on energy security. A big focus of his talk was on the need to cut oil imports, said to be at 11 million barrels of oil a day in 2008, and replace it with what is described as “diverse and reliable sources of energy.”

The Obama s More

President Obama, looking to build a further case for his domestic clean energy agenda, took to the stand at Georgetown University yesterday to deliver a speech on energy security. A big focus of his talk was on the need to cut oil imports, said to be at 11 million barrels of oil a day in 2008, and replace it with what is described as “diverse and reliable sources of energy.”

The Obama s More

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UK: Welsh council receives first i-MiEV models

Carmarthenshire County Council has become the first council in Wales to take delivery of their electric Mitsubishi i-MiEV models.

The two vehicles are funded as part of a £500,000 sustainable transport improvement plan for Carmarthenshire, paid for by the Welsh Assembly Sustainable Travel Centres funding. The two liveried Mitsubishi i-MiEVs will be used by the council staff as part of its More

Carmarthenshire County Council has become the first council in Wales to take delivery of their electric Mitsubishi i-MiEV models.

The two vehicles are funded as part of a £500,000 sustainable transport improvement plan for Carmarthenshire, paid for by the Welsh Assembly Sustainable Travel Centres funding. The two liveried Mitsubishi i-MiEVs will be used by the council staff as part of its More

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USA: Electric-Vehicle Charging Stations Come to UMD

bout what the chargers mean to the community.

“This is the beginning of a new day,” Loh said. “We are contributing to a greener planet.”

The stations are the first of 10 planned stations at the University of Maryland, and they are the first at any university in the D.C. region. Across the country, 11 colleges and universities will soon have similar charging st More

bout what the chargers mean to the community.

“This is the beginning of a new day,” Loh said. “We are contributing to a greener planet.”

The stations are the first of 10 planned stations at the University of Maryland, and they are the first at any university in the D.C. region. Across the country, 11 colleges and universities will soon have similar charging st More

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Electric Vehicle Incentives around the world

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Select your location to learn more about incentives for the purchase and ownership of an electric car. Common EV incentives include tax credits, rebates, free parking, and unrestricted access to high occupancy commuter lanes on major roadways.
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Select your location to learn more about incentives for the purchase and ownership of an electric car. Common EV incentives include tax credits, rebates, free parking, and unrestricted access to high occupancy commuter lanes on major roadways.
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Nationwide Incentives – United States

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$7,500 US Federal Tax Cre More

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USA: Electric car charging station rebate available

With the price of gas around $3.49 a gallon, Mike Legatt does not worry about how much it will cost him to fill up. That is because Legatt bought the new, electric plug-in Chevy Volt.

“It’s certainly a liberating experience,” said Legatt.

When it comes to charging his Volt, he does not have to go far. Legatt had a home charging station installed in his garage.

It cos More

With the price of gas around $3.49 a gallon, Mike Legatt does not worry about how much it will cost him to fill up. That is because Legatt bought the new, electric plug-in Chevy Volt.

“It’s certainly a liberating experience,” said Legatt.

When it comes to charging his Volt, he does not have to go far. Legatt had a home charging station installed in his garage.

It cos More

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USA: Enova Systems Announces 327% Growth in Gross Profit and 151% Growth in Revenues in 2010

Enova Systems, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: ENA) (AIM: ENV) (AIM: ENVS), a leading developer of proprietary hybrid electric and all-electric drive systems and drive system components for the emerging green commercial vehicle market, announces revenues and gross margin growth for Q4 2010 and for the 2010 year. Additionally the company highlights a production intent battery supply from Compact Power Inc., a sub More

Enova Systems, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: ENA) (AIM: ENV) (AIM: ENVS), a leading developer of proprietary hybrid electric and all-electric drive systems and drive system components for the emerging green commercial vehicle market, announces revenues and gross margin growth for Q4 2010 and for the 2010 year. Additionally the company highlights a production intent battery supply from Compact Power Inc., a sub More

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Europe to Ban Gas Cars from Its Cities By 2050

It is somewhat common sense to suggest that the traditional gasoline-powered car will run out of, well, gasoline, at some point in time.

There is the hope that alternative fuel vehicles, possibly electric vehicles will be able to fill the role of today’s gasoline-powered car in a much more environmentally-friendly role. It has largely been a guess when that will be.

The Europea More

It is somewhat common sense to suggest that the traditional gasoline-powered car will run out of, well, gasoline, at some point in time.

There is the hope that alternative fuel vehicles, possibly electric vehicles will be able to fill the role of today’s gasoline-powered car in a much more environmentally-friendly role. It has largely been a guess when that will be.

The Europea More

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USA: Building Better Batteries for Electric Cars

TO reduce our vast appetite for oil, the government and auto industry are working together to encourage car buyers to think electric when they go car shopping.
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POWER Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory are working on an aluminum-coated battery, top, with a film of lithium metal oxide powder and two flexible cel More

TO reduce our vast appetite for oil, the government and auto industry are working together to encourage car buyers to think electric when they go car shopping.
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Peter Wynn Thompson for The New York Times

POWER Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory are working on an aluminum-coated battery, top, with a film of lithium metal oxide powder and two flexible cel More

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USA: Ulysses Diversified Holdings Corporation Announces Development of Electric Vehicle Charging Station Infrastructure for the Chicago Area

CHICAGO — Ulysses Diversified Holdings Corporation (PINKSHEETS: UDHC) announced today they have received the contract to install electric car charging stations throughout the Chicago area. This project is among the first and largest of its kind in the United States and Chicago is an ideal area to utilize electric vehicles considering almost 90 percent of all area commutes are less than 40 mi More

CHICAGO — Ulysses Diversified Holdings Corporation (PINKSHEETS: UDHC) announced today they have received the contract to install electric car charging stations throughout the Chicago area. This project is among the first and largest of its kind in the United States and Chicago is an ideal area to utilize electric vehicles considering almost 90 percent of all area commutes are less than 40 mi More

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USA: Electric Car Sharing Comes To Hawaii

If you find yourself frustrated with gas prices lately, just remember it’s always a little worse in Hawaii. According to Gasbuddy, while most of us are enduring state gas price averages between $3.40 and $3.70, gas stations in Hawaii are getting $4.19 per gallon on average. Since gas prices are so epically high and don’t show any signs of letting up soon, electric vehicles (EV) ought to be loo More

If you find yourself frustrated with gas prices lately, just remember it’s always a little worse in Hawaii. According to Gasbuddy, while most of us are enduring state gas price averages between $3.40 and $3.70, gas stations in Hawaii are getting $4.19 per gallon on average. Since gas prices are so epically high and don’t show any signs of letting up soon, electric vehicles (EV) ought to be loo More

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Europe: Renault Brings Electric Car To Denmark

Better Place, a global electric vehicle infrastructure provider, has partnered with Frech automaker Renault to bring the Fluence Z.E. to Denmark. Together, the companies are calling the new product the first “unlimited mileage” electric car. Consumers who order a Fluence Z.E. can sign up for Better Place’s eMobility package that gives drivers a switchable-battery program.

The electric More

Better Place, a global electric vehicle infrastructure provider, has partnered with Frech automaker Renault to bring the Fluence Z.E. to Denmark. Together, the companies are calling the new product the first “unlimited mileage” electric car. Consumers who order a Fluence Z.E. can sign up for Better Place’s eMobility package that gives drivers a switchable-battery program.

The electric More

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USA: Did Obama administration play favorites with energy loans?

(WASHINGTON) — When the White House announced the federal government would loan $465 million to Tesla, a California start-up company with plans to develop an all-electric sedan, President Obama called it an “historic opportunity to ensure that the next generation of fuel-efficient cars and trucks are made in America.”

The loan also represented a lucrative opportunity for S More

(WASHINGTON) — When the White House announced the federal government would loan $465 million to Tesla, a California start-up company with plans to develop an all-electric sedan, President Obama called it an “historic opportunity to ensure that the next generation of fuel-efficient cars and trucks are made in America.”

The loan also represented a lucrative opportunity for S More

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USA: Obama: Feds to buy only alt-fuel cars, sweeten incentives

President Obama says the federal government will buy only alternative fuel, hybrid and electric vehicles for its fleets by 2015 to set an example for the country.

In an energy policy speech at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., today that the President called his Blueprint for A Secure Energy Future, he also said:

* The government will “partner with private companie More

President Obama says the federal government will buy only alternative fuel, hybrid and electric vehicles for its fleets by 2015 to set an example for the country.

In an energy policy speech at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., today that the President called his Blueprint for A Secure Energy Future, he also said:

* The government will “partner with private companie More

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USA: Obama rolls out plan to cut oil imports

Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama outlined a plan Wednesday to cut America’s imports of foreign oil by a third by 2025 — a response to growing global energy demands and instability overseas.

The president’s proposal relies primarily on increased domestic production, conservation, and a shift to biofuels and natural gas.

Among other things, Obama said h More

Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama outlined a plan Wednesday to cut America’s imports of foreign oil by a third by 2025 — a response to growing global energy demands and instability overseas.

The president’s proposal relies primarily on increased domestic production, conservation, and a shift to biofuels and natural gas.

Among other things, Obama said h More

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