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Japan: Nissan LEAF Nismo

Nissan ttook the wraps off another NISMO concept car at the Tokyo Motor Show – a sporty version of its LEAF electric car.

Following the Juke NISMO Concept, the LEAF has a sporty bodykit with white paintwork and cool blue lighting. It also has 18-inch alloy wheels More

Nissan ttook the wraps off another NISMO concept car at the Tokyo Motor Show – a sporty version of its LEAF electric car.

Following the Juke NISMO Concept, the LEAF has a sporty bodykit with white paintwork and cool blue lighting. It also has 18-inch alloy wheels More

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USA: ECOtality to Present at the Baird 2011

ECOtality to Present at the Baird 2011
Clean Technology Conference on Nov. 30
at 1:15 p.m. PT
SAN FRANCISCO – November 30, 2011 – ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, announced today participation in the following upcoming event with the financial community:
Event: Baird 2011 Clean Technology Conference
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ECOtality to Present at the Baird 2011
Clean Technology Conference on Nov. 30
at 1:15 p.m. PT
SAN FRANCISCO – November 30, 2011 – ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, announced today participation in the following upcoming event with the financial community:
Event: Baird 2011 Clean Technology Conference
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Nissan’s CEO shows self-driving, self-parking car

Nissan is back at the Tokyo Motor Show with yet another updated version of its futuristic-looking electric car called Pivo 3, which can drive itself, find parking spaces and swerve around in almost a complete circle. Just as before, we don’t expect this urban concept to hol More

Nissan is back at the Tokyo Motor Show with yet another updated version of its futuristic-looking electric car called Pivo 3, which can drive itself, find parking spaces and swerve around in almost a complete circle. Just as before, we don’t expect this urban concept to hol More

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USA: I-GO announces locations for electric vehicle charging stations


I-GO CEO Sharon Feigon poses with a car on July 22, 2010. I-GO on Wednesday announced 11 planned locations for electric

The car-sharing service is midway through a $2.5 million electric vehicle project that will add 36 all-electric vehicles to its fleet

By Julie Wernau

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I-GO CEO Sharon Feigon poses with a car on July 22, 2010. I-GO on Wednesday announced 11 planned locations for electric

The car-sharing service is midway through a $2.5 million electric vehicle project that will add 36 all-electric vehicles to its fleet

By Julie Wernau

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USA: A123’s ‘Temporary’ Lay Offs Another Sign Of Stiff Challenges For Battery Maker

By Jeff St. John
Thanksgiving didn’t have much to offer by way of thanks for about 125 employees of A123 (AONE) who were laid off from the lithium-ion battery maker’s Livonia and Romulus, Michigan factories last week.

The layoff announcements came just weeks after A123 reported rising third-quarter losses and lowered its annual revenue forecast, a sad state of affairs it blamed on More

By Jeff St. John
Thanksgiving didn’t have much to offer by way of thanks for about 125 employees of A123 (AONE) who were laid off from the lithium-ion battery maker’s Livonia and Romulus, Michigan factories last week.

The layoff announcements came just weeks after A123 reported rising third-quarter losses and lowered its annual revenue forecast, a sad state of affairs it blamed on More

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Canada: Bombardier’s transit vision pairs efficiency with wireless technology


MONTREAL— From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 7:02PM EST
Last updated Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 8:00PM EST

The year 2009 was a watershed moment in the history of mankind. For the first time ever, more than 50 per cent of the world’s More


MONTREAL— From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 7:02PM EST
Last updated Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 8:00PM EST

The year 2009 was a watershed moment in the history of mankind. For the first time ever, more than 50 per cent of the world’s More

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South Africa: Viability of electric cars in SA

HILTON TARRANT: It’s Wednesday November 30 2011 and I’m joined by Guy Kilfoil, general manager for group communications and public affairs at BMW South Africa. Guy, a number of announcements made yesterday on the sidelines of the COP17 Conference here in Durban and a lot of us got to actually drive some of the announcements yesterday. The Mini E, an electric Mini and then also a 1 Series conce More

HILTON TARRANT: It’s Wednesday November 30 2011 and I’m joined by Guy Kilfoil, general manager for group communications and public affairs at BMW South Africa. Guy, a number of announcements made yesterday on the sidelines of the COP17 Conference here in Durban and a lot of us got to actually drive some of the announcements yesterday. The Mini E, an electric Mini and then also a 1 Series conce More

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Japan: Report: Orders for the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid open in Japan

The Prius PHV, Toyota’s first plug-in hybrid, will be available for order in Japan as of January 30, after its debut that hit just before this week’s Tokyo Motor Show.

Sales for the PHV are projected to reach 60,000 per year, with the bulk of these sales in Japan, anticipa More

The Prius PHV, Toyota’s first plug-in hybrid, will be available for order in Japan as of January 30, after its debut that hit just before this week’s Tokyo Motor Show.

Sales for the PHV are projected to reach 60,000 per year, with the bulk of these sales in Japan, anticipa More

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Preview: 2013 Honda Fit EV/Plug-In Hybrid

Motegi, Japan • Honda is set to introduce a new plug-in hybrid and an all-electric version of the Fit. The two are part of an exercise that falls under the company’s Earth Dreams Technology umbrella. Both will be launched in the United States next year. At this point, Honda Canada is still eval More

Motegi, Japan • Honda is set to introduce a new plug-in hybrid and an all-electric version of the Fit. The two are part of an exercise that falls under the company’s Earth Dreams Technology umbrella. Both will be launched in the United States next year. At this point, Honda Canada is still eval More

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USA: Normal making 10 car charging stations available to businesses, organizations

NORMAL — The town is accepting applications for a program that provides free electric vehicle charging stations to businesses and organizations.

Recipients are responsible for the cost of installation, ongoing maintenance and required signs, and must make the stations available for free for at least five years.

Applications should include the number of stations requested; poten More

NORMAL — The town is accepting applications for a program that provides free electric vehicle charging stations to businesses and organizations.

Recipients are responsible for the cost of installation, ongoing maintenance and required signs, and must make the stations available for free for at least five years.

Applications should include the number of stations requested; poten More

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Wireless charging for electric cars and bicycles

Mayor Boris Johnson has often referred to his hopes of London becoming the ‘electric car capital of Europe’ and now plans are underway for a network of wireless charging points for electric cars and bicycles.

Four electric cars owned by Transport for London have been adapted so that they can More

Mayor Boris Johnson has often referred to his hopes of London becoming the ‘electric car capital of Europe’ and now plans are underway for a network of wireless charging points for electric cars and bicycles.

Four electric cars owned by Transport for London have been adapted so that they can More

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USA: City offered free electric car chargers

The city council will decide next week whether to sign off on a municipal license agreement to bring two charging stations to Shelbyville for electric vehicles.
The best part of the deal is that it won’t cost the city a penny.

Last September, the council agreed to sign a letter of intent with ECOtality North America to participate in the EV Project, which has been touted as &# More

The city council will decide next week whether to sign off on a municipal license agreement to bring two charging stations to Shelbyville for electric vehicles.
The best part of the deal is that it won’t cost the city a penny.

Last September, the council agreed to sign a letter of intent with ECOtality North America to participate in the EV Project, which has been touted as &# More

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USA: Lime Energy Powers Electric Vehicles

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., Nov 29, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — Lime Energy Co. /quotes/zigman/109293/quotes/nls/lime LIME +2.33% announced today completion of the design and installation of 90 electric vehicle charging stations in four states.

Under the $2 million contract awarded earlier this year. Lime completed stations for a fleet of electric delivery vehicles in California, Conne More

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., Nov 29, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — Lime Energy Co. /quotes/zigman/109293/quotes/nls/lime LIME +2.33% announced today completion of the design and installation of 90 electric vehicle charging stations in four states.

Under the $2 million contract awarded earlier this year. Lime completed stations for a fleet of electric delivery vehicles in California, Conne More

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USA: Update: All Electric-Charging Stations Are Installed in Edmonds

The final two of six new electric car charging stations are now installed in Edmonds. They are at the corner of Main Street and Sixth Avenue South.

Two of the existing stations are in the Public Safety Complex parking lot, whi More

The final two of six new electric car charging stations are now installed in Edmonds. They are at the corner of Main Street and Sixth Avenue South.

Two of the existing stations are in the Public Safety Complex parking lot, whi More

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Nissan fuel cell vehicle on track for 2015

With over 20,000 Leafs running around the planet, Nissan is looking to introduce yet another alt-powered vehicle to the world, and judging by its recent work with fuel cells, a hydrogen-powered vehicle could be here in four year’s time.

Today in Japan, Nissan showed off i More

With over 20,000 Leafs running around the planet, Nissan is looking to introduce yet another alt-powered vehicle to the world, and judging by its recent work with fuel cells, a hydrogen-powered vehicle could be here in four year’s time.

Today in Japan, Nissan showed off i More

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Japan: 2011 Tokyo: Nissan Leaf Turns Lights On in Japanese Homes

The Nissan Leaf may not look like a powerhouse, but it appears it can actually power a house. Nissan’s EV can provide power to a household for two days, and even help save money on electricity bills by up to 50 percent.

Home Smart Charging was showcased this week during the Tokyo show, and is a new technology Nissan has been working on. A Power Control System (PCS) box takes a direct curr More

The Nissan Leaf may not look like a powerhouse, but it appears it can actually power a house. Nissan’s EV can provide power to a household for two days, and even help save money on electricity bills by up to 50 percent.

Home Smart Charging was showcased this week during the Tokyo show, and is a new technology Nissan has been working on. A Power Control System (PCS) box takes a direct curr More

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[Exclusive] Toyota exec. speaks about strategy for hybrids

“Toyota will focus its research and development efforts in the two areas of eco-friendly technology and emerging markets.”

Takeshi Uchiyamada, Toyota Motor`s executive vice president for research and development, said this about the carmaker`s strategy in an interview with The Dong-A Ilbo at the Museum of the Future of Science in Tokyo Tuesday. He had led the development of the More

“Toyota will focus its research and development efforts in the two areas of eco-friendly technology and emerging markets.”

Takeshi Uchiyamada, Toyota Motor`s executive vice president for research and development, said this about the carmaker`s strategy in an interview with The Dong-A Ilbo at the Museum of the Future of Science in Tokyo Tuesday. He had led the development of the More

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USA: Plug-in Chevrolet Cruze Hybrid May Land in 2014

Plug-in hybrid Cruze should be more efficient than the Eco (Source: GM)Plug-in Cruze will be more like Prius than Volt

General Motors is taking a multi-pronged approach when it comes to fuel-efficient vehicles. Its most high-profile “eco” cruiser these days is the Chevrolet Volt (which is currently having a bit of an image problem). The company also has a few traditional hybrids in the More

Plug-in hybrid Cruze should be more efficient than the Eco (Source: GM)Plug-in Cruze will be more like Prius than Volt

General Motors is taking a multi-pronged approach when it comes to fuel-efficient vehicles. Its most high-profile “eco” cruiser these days is the Chevrolet Volt (which is currently having a bit of an image problem). The company also has a few traditional hybrids in the More

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Japan: Panasonic Group to Supply Lithium-ion Batteries for Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Osaka, Nov 29, 2011 (JCN Newswire via COMTEX) — Expanding the eco-friendly vehicle battery business to plug-in hybrid vehicles

The Panasonic Group today announced that it will supply lithium-ion batteries for Toyota Motor Corporation’s Prius Plug-in Hybrid. This will be the first time for the Panasonic Group to supply its lithium-ion batteries for a mass production plug-in hybr More

Osaka, Nov 29, 2011 (JCN Newswire via COMTEX) — Expanding the eco-friendly vehicle battery business to plug-in hybrid vehicles

The Panasonic Group today announced that it will supply lithium-ion batteries for Toyota Motor Corporation’s Prius Plug-in Hybrid. This will be the first time for the Panasonic Group to supply its lithium-ion batteries for a mass production plug-in hybr More

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USA: Battery-powered cars gaining in popularity

All-electric Nissan Leaf outselling Chevy Volt; dealer thinks hybrids a thing of the past

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CHARLESTON — When gas prices were skyrocketing and projections for $5-a-gallon gasoline were being made by an ex-oil executive about a year ago, the mechanically inclined John Kapic More

All-electric Nissan Leaf outselling Chevy Volt; dealer thinks hybrids a thing of the past

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CHARLESTON — When gas prices were skyrocketing and projections for $5-a-gallon gasoline were being made by an ex-oil executive about a year ago, the mechanically inclined John Kapic More

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Japan: In Tokyo, Nissan Weighs Three Choices for Next Electric Car


Nissan-Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn approaches the Nissan Pivo3 electric commuter concept.

The Tokyo Motor Show is known as the global coming-out event for the most improbable concept vehicles. The 2011 show is no exception. As I perused the exhibitions this morning, I quickly dismissed the many outlan More


Nissan-Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn approaches the Nissan Pivo3 electric commuter concept.

The Tokyo Motor Show is known as the global coming-out event for the most improbable concept vehicles. The 2011 show is no exception. As I perused the exhibitions this morning, I quickly dismissed the many outlan More

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USA: Planning can help taxpayers take advantage of credits

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Japan: UPDATE 3-Toyota aims to take on EVs with plug-in Prius hybrid

Toyota starts taking orders for Prius PHV in Japan

* Prius PHV starts at Y3.2 mln, less than Nissan Leaf EV

* Strong yen to hit profitability for U.S., Europe sales

By Chang-Ran Kim

TOKYO, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp said it would start taking orders for its first plug-in hybrid car, the Prius PHV, in Japan on Tuesday, touting it as the world’s most More

Toyota starts taking orders for Prius PHV in Japan

* Prius PHV starts at Y3.2 mln, less than Nissan Leaf EV

* Strong yen to hit profitability for U.S., Europe sales

By Chang-Ran Kim

TOKYO, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp said it would start taking orders for its first plug-in hybrid car, the Prius PHV, in Japan on Tuesday, touting it as the world’s most More

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USA: Hudson: Creating More Demand For Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

ALTON, IL. (KPLR11.com)— Gas prices are up from a year ago. While gas stations are on every corner, charging stations for plug-in cars are not. What is an electric vehicle owner to do?

“More people across the metro area are either purchasing plug-in electric vehicles, or they might even be building their own. But, where in the world do you plug them in? I’ve been searching More

ALTON, IL. (KPLR11.com)— Gas prices are up from a year ago. While gas stations are on every corner, charging stations for plug-in cars are not. What is an electric vehicle owner to do?

“More people across the metro area are either purchasing plug-in electric vehicles, or they might even be building their own. But, where in the world do you plug them in? I’ve been searching More

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Nissan Leaf ‘can power your home’

Nissan has showcased clever new technology that will allow a Nissan Leaf to power a household on its own for up to two days. The new technology, known as Home Smart Charging, will be available in Japan from as early as summer 2012.

The technology, highlighted on the eve of the Tokyo motor show, is designed to reduce the impact of electric cars on the national grid and reduce the electricity More

Nissan has showcased clever new technology that will allow a Nissan Leaf to power a household on its own for up to two days. The new technology, known as Home Smart Charging, will be available in Japan from as early as summer 2012.

The technology, highlighted on the eve of the Tokyo motor show, is designed to reduce the impact of electric cars on the national grid and reduce the electricity More

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USA: San Francisco aims to be country’s electric car capital

The Bay Area wants to be known at the “Electric Vehicle (EV) capital of the United States.” To that end, area elected and business leaders recently announced the launch of a CEO-level “EV Strategic Council” along with $5 million in new funding.

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The Bay Area wants to be known at the “Electric Vehicle (EV) capital of the United States.” To that end, area elected and business leaders recently announced the launch of a CEO-level “EV Strategic Council” along with $5 million in new funding.

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Nissan Expects to Sell 1.5 Million EVs in 2016

The current sales figures for all these toaster-like contraption that we call EVs are nothing to shout about, though the Nissan Leaf has managed to play some good notes to its potential customers and as a result it’s picking up orders left and right, though primarily from the public sector.

But the Japanese automaker seems to think there’s much more to this market other than just a bett More

The current sales figures for all these toaster-like contraption that we call EVs are nothing to shout about, though the Nissan Leaf has managed to play some good notes to its potential customers and as a result it’s picking up orders left and right, though primarily from the public sector.

But the Japanese automaker seems to think there’s much more to this market other than just a bett More

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USA: Austin Energy Contracts Austin Electricians Bryant Electric to Build Car Charging Stations

Bryant Electric Service, award winning electricians in Austin, Texas, are making a name for themselves as residential and commercial electrical “contractors with a conscience.” Long-time advocates for clean energy, Bryant Electric promotes the use of green building materials such as highly efficient heat pumps, smart thermostats, and LED lighting with all of its customers. In keeping with its More

Bryant Electric Service, award winning electricians in Austin, Texas, are making a name for themselves as residential and commercial electrical “contractors with a conscience.” Long-time advocates for clean energy, Bryant Electric promotes the use of green building materials such as highly efficient heat pumps, smart thermostats, and LED lighting with all of its customers. In keeping with its More

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USA: IKEA Plugs-in 3 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in San Diego, CA

SAN DIEGO, Nov 29, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today officially plugged-in three Blink Pedestal electric vehicle charging stations at its San Diego, California store as part of its partnership with ECOtalit More

SAN DIEGO, Nov 29, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today officially plugged-in three Blink Pedestal electric vehicle charging stations at its San Diego, California store as part of its partnership with ECOtalit More

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Japan: Tokyo show: Mitsubishi PX-MiEV II

Mitsubishi has shown off an updated version of its plug-in hybrid PX-MiEV II concept at the Tokyo motor show. The Concept PX-MiEV II is a development of the original PX-MiEV concept shown at the 2009 Tokyo motor show.

See a picture of the Mitsubishi PX-MiEV II concept at Tokyo

This latest version features a pair of electric motors from the Mitsubishi i-MiEV with a conventional petrol More

Mitsubishi has shown off an updated version of its plug-in hybrid PX-MiEV II concept at the Tokyo motor show. The Concept PX-MiEV II is a development of the original PX-MiEV concept shown at the 2009 Tokyo motor show.

See a picture of the Mitsubishi PX-MiEV II concept at Tokyo

This latest version features a pair of electric motors from the Mitsubishi i-MiEV with a conventional petrol More

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