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Europe: BMW adds extra sportiness to its i-series lineup, unveils i8 Concept Spyder

The BMW i8 Concept Spyder with eDrive is an open-top two-seater embodying a form of personal mobility with equal sporting and emotional appeal.

Under the banner of its sub-brand BMW i, the BMW Group is developing a range of purpose-built vehicle concepts and compleme More

The BMW i8 Concept Spyder with eDrive is an open-top two-seater embodying a form of personal mobility with equal sporting and emotional appeal.

Under the banner of its sub-brand BMW i, the BMW Group is developing a range of purpose-built vehicle concepts and compleme More

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Europe: Renault could sell low-speed Twizy; Nissan considering Leaf battery leases

If anyone wondered what right-hand-drive donuts in a really light electric-vehicle looked like, we all may soon find out.

Renault may launch a low-speed version of its battery-electric Twizy in the UK next year in an effort to capitalize on a law allowing for unlicensed drivers for some smaller veh More

If anyone wondered what right-hand-drive donuts in a really light electric-vehicle looked like, we all may soon find out.

Renault may launch a low-speed version of its battery-electric Twizy in the UK next year in an effort to capitalize on a law allowing for unlicensed drivers for some smaller veh More

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USA: Chevrolet Volt Added to Chicago Zipcar Fleet

Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, has decided to add five Chevrolet Volts to its Chicago fleet with up to 20 more EVs coming in 2012.

Zipcar members are able to reserve a Chevy Volt immediately starting at just $10 per hour. The first five Volts are available at More

Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, has decided to add five Chevrolet Volts to its Chicago fleet with up to 20 more EVs coming in 2012.

Zipcar members are able to reserve a Chevy Volt immediately starting at just $10 per hour. The first five Volts are available at More

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Europe: Prince Albert II of Monaco Drives the Nissan Leaf NISMO RC – Video

Money goes a long way in this word, but having a title (and money) goes even further. We’re not taking about Doctor, or CEO. No, special privileges really abound when you’re royalty.

Case in point, Prince Albert II of Monaco, who recently havd the unique opportunity More

Money goes a long way in this word, but having a title (and money) goes even further. We’re not taking about Doctor, or CEO. No, special privileges really abound when you’re royalty.

Case in point, Prince Albert II of Monaco, who recently havd the unique opportunity More

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China: Nissan Leaf becomes a Venucia in China

When the news broke about the Venucia brand, industry analysts, pundits and small time website operators were interested in the brands development, but all interest was lost when the D50, a facelift last generation Tiida was announced as its first car. Industry Analysts derided the Venucia brand as a monke More

When the news broke about the Venucia brand, industry analysts, pundits and small time website operators were interested in the brands development, but all interest was lost when the D50, a facelift last generation Tiida was announced as its first car. Industry Analysts derided the Venucia brand as a monke More

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UK: Nissan celebrates special anniversary and increases charging points

THE all-electric Nissan LEAF, left, celebrates a milestone this week with it being a year since the first car was delivered to a customer.

In the 12 months since a further 695 cars have been delivered throughout the UK, below what the company anticipated and underlining the consumer resistance to battery-powered transport.

However, the manufacturer is determined to press ahead with t More

THE all-electric Nissan LEAF, left, celebrates a milestone this week with it being a year since the first car was delivered to a customer.

In the 12 months since a further 695 cars have been delivered throughout the UK, below what the company anticipated and underlining the consumer resistance to battery-powered transport.

However, the manufacturer is determined to press ahead with t More

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Japan: Planet Subaru showing a solar powered electric Subaru Tribeca on April

The dream of solar powered electric cars may finally be here, says Planet Subaru in Hanover MA, whose news release dated April 1, 2012, describes a prototype electric Subaru Tribeca with solar panels on the roof for completely emissions free driving.
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The dream of solar powered electric cars may finally be here, says Planet Subaru in Hanover MA, whose news release dated April 1, 2012, describes a prototype electric Subaru Tribeca with solar panels on the roof for completely emissions free driving.
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Future electric cars to have downloadable engine noises?

With electric cars set to become an increasingly common sight on roads, experts have suggested downloadable noises will replace silent engines

Car manufacturers could introduce artificial and downloadable noises to future electric cars in a bid to counteract the near silent electric engines and make pedestrians better aware of their presence, industry experts have said.

Speaking excl More

With electric cars set to become an increasingly common sight on roads, experts have suggested downloadable noises will replace silent engines

Car manufacturers could introduce artificial and downloadable noises to future electric cars in a bid to counteract the near silent electric engines and make pedestrians better aware of their presence, industry experts have said.

Speaking excl More

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UK: Plugging into the future with first electric car rechargers

Danny Kennedy and Alex Attwood took a spin round Belfast city centre recently — not in any old car, but a state-of-the-art battery-powered version.

The Transport and Environment ministers were launching the electric car charging points that have been installed across Northern Ireland. Forty charging points have already been set up and a total of 140 will be rolled out by the end of the ye More

Danny Kennedy and Alex Attwood took a spin round Belfast city centre recently — not in any old car, but a state-of-the-art battery-powered version.

The Transport and Environment ministers were launching the electric car charging points that have been installed across Northern Ireland. Forty charging points have already been set up and a total of 140 will be rolled out by the end of the ye More

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USA: Renault Zoe EV to be launched in Australia

Renault has recently announced that the all-new Zoe electric car will be soon launched in Australia.

After being officially presented to the public at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the Renault Zoe electric vehicle is once More

Renault has recently announced that the all-new Zoe electric car will be soon launched in Australia.

After being officially presented to the public at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the Renault Zoe electric vehicle is once More

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China/France: Taiwan, France sign MOU on electric vehicle development

Paris, France, March 30 (CNA) Two vehicle development organizations from Taiwan and France signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Friday on future cooperation in developing production standards and testing technology for electric vehicles.

The partnership is aimed at eventually pushing fo More

Paris, France, March 30 (CNA) Two vehicle development organizations from Taiwan and France signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Friday on future cooperation in developing production standards and testing technology for electric vehicles.

The partnership is aimed at eventually pushing fo More

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USA: Manassas debuts electric vehicle charging stations

MANASSAS, Va. —
Manassas hybrid and electric car owners now have a new way to keep their cars going.

The city recently debuted four charging stations at Manassas utilities, 8500 Public Works Drive, Manassas Museum at 9101 Prince William St., City Hall at 9027 Center St., More

MANASSAS, Va. —
Manassas hybrid and electric car owners now have a new way to keep their cars going.

The city recently debuted four charging stations at Manassas utilities, 8500 Public Works Drive, Manassas Museum at 9101 Prince William St., City Hall at 9027 Center St., More

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USA: Main Street proposes electric car stations

MARTINSBURG – Main Street Martinsburg wants to put a solar-powered charging station for electric cars in the East Burke Street parking lot, but a lot of questions, such as how to pay for it, must be answered before implementation.

Randy Lewis, executive director of Main Street Martinsburg, explained to members of Martinsburg’s Parking Authority at a recent meeting that he intend More

MARTINSBURG – Main Street Martinsburg wants to put a solar-powered charging station for electric cars in the East Burke Street parking lot, but a lot of questions, such as how to pay for it, must be answered before implementation.

Randy Lewis, executive director of Main Street Martinsburg, explained to members of Martinsburg’s Parking Authority at a recent meeting that he intend More

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Batteries Getting Better, Smaller

Though there is no general consensus on the rate of battery improvement, some experts have suggested that electric car battery technology improves at a rate of approximately 7 percent per year, which would mean a doubling of efficiency every ten years. J.B. Straubel, the Chief Technology Officer for a very prominent electric automaker, Tesla Motors, agrees with the 7 percent figure, which would me More

Though there is no general consensus on the rate of battery improvement, some experts have suggested that electric car battery technology improves at a rate of approximately 7 percent per year, which would mean a doubling of efficiency every ten years. J.B. Straubel, the Chief Technology Officer for a very prominent electric automaker, Tesla Motors, agrees with the 7 percent figure, which would me More

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Energy Metals Bonanza: Chris Berry

It’s a great time to be invested in energy metals, says Chris Berry, president and founder of House Mountain Partners. The current worldwide desire for a higher quality of life is a trend that will continue, argues Berry. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Berry highlights the amount of research and development underway in the tech and energy sectors and why it spells a bull More

It’s a great time to be invested in energy metals, says Chris Berry, president and founder of House Mountain Partners. The current worldwide desire for a higher quality of life is a trend that will continue, argues Berry. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Berry highlights the amount of research and development underway in the tech and energy sectors and why it spells a bull More

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USA: An Electric Road: Solving the EV Battery Challenge

Overview of Online Electric Vehicle (OLEV™) System
Market Applications
Benefits of the OLEV System: CO2 Emission Reductions, Fuel Cost Savings, Road Infrastructure Cost Recovery
Safety of the OLEV System

Speaker Biography (Catherine Madden)

Catherine brings knowledge More

Overview of Online Electric Vehicle (OLEV™) System
Market Applications
Benefits of the OLEV System: CO2 Emission Reductions, Fuel Cost Savings, Road Infrastructure Cost Recovery
Safety of the OLEV System

Speaker Biography (Catherine Madden)

Catherine brings knowledge More

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Europe: Challenge The Big Turn On – FR – Fabien – Taxi électrique – #NissanLEAFCar3

Electric Taxi in Marseille, France – Love this video

This guy is an Electric Cab Driver (for a day only, too bad) in Marseille, the second largest city in France, located in the south & by the sea, close to French Riviera

The funny thing is that More

Electric Taxi in Marseille, France – Love this video

This guy is an Electric Cab Driver (for a day only, too bad) in Marseille, the second largest city in France, located in the south & by the sea, close to French Riviera

The funny thing is that More

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USA: Hawaii Way Ahead in Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The state Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism announced today that the installation of more than 200 new electric vehicle charging stations in 80 locations throughout the islands will make it the nation’s leader.

When completed, Hawaii will be the nation’s l More

The state Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism announced today that the installation of more than 200 new electric vehicle charging stations in 80 locations throughout the islands will make it the nation’s leader.

When completed, Hawaii will be the nation’s l More

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USA: 7-Eleven Opens Nation’s Largest Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging Network

CHICAGO — 7-Eleven Inc. opened fast-charging electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at four Illinois Tollway Oasis locations yesterday – the largest network of fast-charging EV stations in the nation.

The convenience store chain expects to add three more fast-charging EV locations at Tollway Oasis sites in the near future.

“We want Illinois to be the greenest state in More

CHICAGO — 7-Eleven Inc. opened fast-charging electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at four Illinois Tollway Oasis locations yesterday – the largest network of fast-charging EV stations in the nation.

The convenience store chain expects to add three more fast-charging EV locations at Tollway Oasis sites in the near future.

“We want Illinois to be the greenest state in More

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USA: Magic Charging Stations at Dodger Stadium

I believe it would add to the Magic, no pun intended, to include in the transition of new ownership for the Los Angeles Dodgers the largest array of EV/Hybrid Charging Stations of any other stadium parking facility on the planet! Premium parking spots along the front near the enterance. I think that avid Dodger fans would purchase a “Plug-In” if they knew they could be part of the elite group More

I believe it would add to the Magic, no pun intended, to include in the transition of new ownership for the Los Angeles Dodgers the largest array of EV/Hybrid Charging Stations of any other stadium parking facility on the planet! Premium parking spots along the front near the enterance. I think that avid Dodger fans would purchase a “Plug-In” if they knew they could be part of the elite group More

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USA: Mitsubishi and Eaton Move Forward with EV Charging Stations in Hawaii

With a limited product portfolio in North America, Mitsubishi has been pushing its new electric vehicle, the i, pretty hard of late.

Recently, the company announced that in the state of Hawaii, it has fostered a partnership with Eaton Corp. to develop a plan for rapid expansion of Level 2 quick charging More

With a limited product portfolio in North America, Mitsubishi has been pushing its new electric vehicle, the i, pretty hard of late.

Recently, the company announced that in the state of Hawaii, it has fostered a partnership with Eaton Corp. to develop a plan for rapid expansion of Level 2 quick charging More

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USA: Portland, Ore., Rose Quarter Brings Electric Buzz

The parking garage at the Rose Quarter in Portland, Ore., will unveil 10 electric vehicle charging stations this Friday

New EV charging stations in the parking structure at the Rose Quarter in Portland, Ore. (Photo Credit: Ryan Prouty/Portland Trail Blazers)

The Rose Quarter in Portland, Ore. More

The parking garage at the Rose Quarter in Portland, Ore., will unveil 10 electric vehicle charging stations this Friday

New EV charging stations in the parking structure at the Rose Quarter in Portland, Ore. (Photo Credit: Ryan Prouty/Portland Trail Blazers)

The Rose Quarter in Portland, Ore. More

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USA: Tesla Motors tells signature reservation holders: Time to build your Model S

In a letter sent by Tesla Motors a couple days ago, Tesla Model S Signature Series reservation holders were told they must make final decisions on the colors and trim choices, signifying the company is on track for delivery beginning this summer.

Tesla Motors recently sent a letter (reposted to the Tesla Motors blog) to Tesla Model S Signature Series reservation holders that “It’ More

In a letter sent by Tesla Motors a couple days ago, Tesla Model S Signature Series reservation holders were told they must make final decisions on the colors and trim choices, signifying the company is on track for delivery beginning this summer.

Tesla Motors recently sent a letter (reposted to the Tesla Motors blog) to Tesla Model S Signature Series reservation holders that “It’ More

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USA: Electric vehicles lead pack in greening corporate fleets

In the increasingly competitive race to create the greenest fleet in North America, Frito-Lay took another small step forward this week, adding five all-electric delivery vehicles to its Northern California routes. Since 2010, Frito-Lay has put 176 electric delivery trucks on the road in North America.

Designed by Electric Vehicles International, the new trucks boast a 90-mile range, top sp More

In the increasingly competitive race to create the greenest fleet in North America, Frito-Lay took another small step forward this week, adding five all-electric delivery vehicles to its Northern California routes. Since 2010, Frito-Lay has put 176 electric delivery trucks on the road in North America.

Designed by Electric Vehicles International, the new trucks boast a 90-mile range, top sp More

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Sparking up: The future of electric vehicles

Consumers need to understand technology before they will invest

The Renault Fluence. Photo / Supplied

Although electric vehicles may be thought of as the way of the future, they aren’t a new concept – Henry Ford bought his wife, Clara, at least two electric cars in the early 1900s.

Those two models offered at best an 80km driving range and top speeds of about 56km/ More

Consumers need to understand technology before they will invest

The Renault Fluence. Photo / Supplied

Although electric vehicles may be thought of as the way of the future, they aren’t a new concept – Henry Ford bought his wife, Clara, at least two electric cars in the early 1900s.

Those two models offered at best an 80km driving range and top speeds of about 56km/ More

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UK: Camden enters into electrical vehicle market

Renault has teamed up with the London Borough of Camden to promote the use of electrical vehicles.

The two will hold an event on March 30th where businesses and organisations are invited to test drive the manufacturer’s Fluence ZE and Kangoo Van ZE energy-efficient vehicles.

It is hoped that trying out the 100 per cent green vans will help companies look into cutting down on th More

Renault has teamed up with the London Borough of Camden to promote the use of electrical vehicles.

The two will hold an event on March 30th where businesses and organisations are invited to test drive the manufacturer’s Fluence ZE and Kangoo Van ZE energy-efficient vehicles.

It is hoped that trying out the 100 per cent green vans will help companies look into cutting down on th More

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China: Daimler and BYD Officially Announce Battery-Electric Vehicle from DENZA Brand

As we confirmed Tuesday, Daimler and Chinese car maker BYD Auto’s new joint venture brand will be called DENZA. The new DENZA brand for the electric vehicle developed by BYD Daimler New Technology Co. Ltd. (BDNT), the 50:50 joint venture between Daimler and Chinese electric battery and ca More

As we confirmed Tuesday, Daimler and Chinese car maker BYD Auto’s new joint venture brand will be called DENZA. The new DENZA brand for the electric vehicle developed by BYD Daimler New Technology Co. Ltd. (BDNT), the 50:50 joint venture between Daimler and Chinese electric battery and ca More

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USA: Kenneth R. Baker, Electric Vehicle Expert, Joins EDI Board of Advisors

PALO ALTO, CA, Mar 30, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a global leader in advanced, high-efficiency PHEV and CVT solutions, today announced that Kenneth R. Baker, President and Chief Executive Officer of TechBroker LLC, joined its Board of Advisors.

Mr. Baker has had a four-decade career in the automotive industry, where he has become a well-known ex More

PALO ALTO, CA, Mar 30, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a global leader in advanced, high-efficiency PHEV and CVT solutions, today announced that Kenneth R. Baker, President and Chief Executive Officer of TechBroker LLC, joined its Board of Advisors.

Mr. Baker has had a four-decade career in the automotive industry, where he has become a well-known ex More

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USA: Electric vehicle chargers to be installed at toll oases


Before plugging in to one of the Toll road’s fast-chargers, drivers must purchase a payment card from 350 Green, The $21 card includes three 15-minute sessions at fast-charging stations.

Gov. Pat Quinn unv More


Before plugging in to one of the Toll road’s fast-chargers, drivers must purchase a payment card from 350 Green, The $21 card includes three 15-minute sessions at fast-charging stations.

Gov. Pat Quinn unv More

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USA: eVgo – NRG EV Services

NRG EV Services provides affordable, comprehensive charging plans and charging networks that provide range confidence throughout the metropolitan areas where eVgo operates. Our parent company, NRG Energy, is a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 Company that owns and operates one of the country’s largest and most diverse power generation portfolios.

Partners

The following companies ar More

NRG EV Services provides affordable, comprehensive charging plans and charging networks that provide range confidence throughout the metropolitan areas where eVgo operates. Our parent company, NRG Energy, is a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 Company that owns and operates one of the country’s largest and most diverse power generation portfolios.

Partners

The following companies ar More

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