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Ecopia carries Nissan Leaf on record journey

Bridgestone has expressed pride in the contribution its Ecopia tyres made towards the completion of a 12,500 kilometre journey made by three all-electric Nissan Leaf cars within a 42 day period. This feat, the tyre maker comments, is thought to be the longest journey achieved by these electric vehicles in such a short period of time… Please login below.

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Bridgestone has expressed pride in the contribution its Ecopia tyres made towards the completion of a 12,500 kilometre journey made by three all-electric Nissan Leaf cars within a 42 day period. This feat, the tyre maker comments, is thought to be the longest journey achieved by these electric vehicles in such a short period of time… Please login below.

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Nissan Leaf Joins Drivers’ Ed, Passes No-Gas Student

Do you remember learning to drive?

The chances are, like us, you learned to drive in a gasoline car, even if you drive an electric car today.

Last month however, Norwegian Solveig Marie Ødegård became the first person in the world to learn to drive and pass her test in an all-electric car, the 2012 Nissan Leaf.

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Do you remember learning to drive?

The chances are, like us, you learned to drive in a gasoline car, even if you drive an electric car today.

Last month however, Norwegian Solveig Marie Ødegård became the first person in the world to learn to drive and pass her test in an all-electric car, the 2012 Nissan Leaf.

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A ‘current’ vehicle – Electric car dealer wants Marco drivers to go green

Mike Harris with the GEM e4 at Veterans’ Park. GEM of Marco Island is the only GEM dealership in Southwest Florida. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
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Europe: First electric car on show at Croatian Car Festival

The Croatian Car Festival is set to be held from 1-2 September at Zagreb’s Lake Jarun, with more than 500 vehicles from 30 brands of cars showcased. Visitors to the festival will aslo learn the latest news from the automobile industry, and have a chance to see oldtimer vehicles.
Some of the world’s most renowned car manufacturers will display their cars to the Croatian public, su More

The Croatian Car Festival is set to be held from 1-2 September at Zagreb’s Lake Jarun, with more than 500 vehicles from 30 brands of cars showcased. Visitors to the festival will aslo learn the latest news from the automobile industry, and have a chance to see oldtimer vehicles.
Some of the world’s most renowned car manufacturers will display their cars to the Croatian public, su More

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Global electric-car racing competition to launch in 2014

Toyota Racing TS030 Hybrid race cars at the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Photograph by: Toyota , handout
A new “Formula E” global series of city-centre electric car races will start in 2014 after motor sport’s governing body licensed the commercial rights to a Hong Kong-based consortium.

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Toyota Racing TS030 Hybrid race cars at the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Photograph by: Toyota , handout
A new “Formula E” global series of city-centre electric car races will start in 2014 after motor sport’s governing body licensed the commercial rights to a Hong Kong-based consortium.

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Middle East: Electric car in Gaza

Gaza: Monzer Al Qasas, an average taxi driver for more than 15 years and a resident in the city of Gaza has created with his own ingenuity the first hand-made electric car in the Gaza strip.
As a result of the need of people living in the impoverished Gaza Strip and a display of patriotism, the Palestinian taxi driver selected different pieces from other vehicles such as electric cables and More

Gaza: Monzer Al Qasas, an average taxi driver for more than 15 years and a resident in the city of Gaza has created with his own ingenuity the first hand-made electric car in the Gaza strip.
As a result of the need of people living in the impoverished Gaza Strip and a display of patriotism, the Palestinian taxi driver selected different pieces from other vehicles such as electric cables and More

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Russian Technologies chief supports Avtovaz by purchasing 1st serial electric car

Sergei Chemezov, the head of Russian state-owned corporation Russian Technologies (Rostechnologii), which is a shareholder in Avtovaz, has bought one of Avtovaz’s El Lada electric cars, built on the platform of the Kalina model, from the first small-scale batch.

“I bought the first electric car from this series. The vehicle is very fast and agile. My ten-year-old son is already More

Sergei Chemezov, the head of Russian state-owned corporation Russian Technologies (Rostechnologii), which is a shareholder in Avtovaz, has bought one of Avtovaz’s El Lada electric cars, built on the platform of the Kalina model, from the first small-scale batch.

“I bought the first electric car from this series. The vehicle is very fast and agile. My ten-year-old son is already More

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Mazda to resurrect the rotary engine next year in range-extended electric car

Electricity brought Frankenstein’s monster back to life, why not the Wankel?
After ending production of its last car powered by a rotary engine this past June, Mazda CEO Takashi Yamanouchi has confirmed that the unique powerplant will return next year in a new range-extended electric car like the Chevy Volt, according to Autocar.
Rather than propel the vehicle directly, the compact e More

Electricity brought Frankenstein’s monster back to life, why not the Wankel?
After ending production of its last car powered by a rotary engine this past June, Mazda CEO Takashi Yamanouchi has confirmed that the unique powerplant will return next year in a new range-extended electric car like the Chevy Volt, according to Autocar.
Rather than propel the vehicle directly, the compact e More

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EnerDel Secures Second Order to Supply Lithium-Ion Battery Pack for Volvo’s C30 Electric Car

EnerDel Secures Second Order to Supply Lithium-Ion Battery Pack for Volvo’s C30 Electric Car
Company Delivers Advanced Lithium-ion Battery Systems for Buses, Trucks, Trains and Cars.

We’re pleased that we’ve been able to work with Volvo to deliver one of the best electric vehicles on the road today. The experience we’ve gained enables us to deliver an exception More

EnerDel Secures Second Order to Supply Lithium-Ion Battery Pack for Volvo’s C30 Electric Car
Company Delivers Advanced Lithium-ion Battery Systems for Buses, Trucks, Trains and Cars.

We’re pleased that we’ve been able to work with Volvo to deliver one of the best electric vehicles on the road today. The experience we’ve gained enables us to deliver an exception More

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Electric cars on the ascent

Imagine a car that consumes no oil, has no tailpipe, and can get you wherever you need to go without ever visiting a gas station. That’s the promise of electric vehicles, which got a huge boost this week when the Obama administration announced that fuel-efficiency standards will be nearly doubled, to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.

Pennsylvania drivers currently spend more than $18 bil More

Imagine a car that consumes no oil, has no tailpipe, and can get you wherever you need to go without ever visiting a gas station. That’s the promise of electric vehicles, which got a huge boost this week when the Obama administration announced that fuel-efficiency standards will be nearly doubled, to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.

Pennsylvania drivers currently spend more than $18 bil More

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Canada: Kick-start for vehicle charging network

Metro Vancouver has been awarded a grant to begin developing, in collaboration with the Corporation of Delta and 13 other municipalities, a network of charging stations for electric vehicles.

Earlier this year, Metro Vancouver applied for a grant under the provincial government’s Community Charging Infrastructure Fund, with the goal of identifying 75 to 150 highly visible host sites f More

Metro Vancouver has been awarded a grant to begin developing, in collaboration with the Corporation of Delta and 13 other municipalities, a network of charging stations for electric vehicles.

Earlier this year, Metro Vancouver applied for a grant under the provincial government’s Community Charging Infrastructure Fund, with the goal of identifying 75 to 150 highly visible host sites f More

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Australia: Clean energy with a pinch of salt

SYDNEY: A sodium-ion battery being developed in Australia is set to increase solar energy use and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, according to researchers.

Although bulkier than commonly used lithium batteries, sodium-ion batteries will be cheaper, less toxic, and more environmentally friendly, said Manickam Minakshi, a chemistry and mineral scientist at Murdoch University, in Perth More

SYDNEY: A sodium-ion battery being developed in Australia is set to increase solar energy use and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, according to researchers.

Although bulkier than commonly used lithium batteries, sodium-ion batteries will be cheaper, less toxic, and more environmentally friendly, said Manickam Minakshi, a chemistry and mineral scientist at Murdoch University, in Perth More

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Graceland University Goes Green with UhaulCarShare: 24/7, Green-Transportation Options By UhaulCarShare

LAMONI, Iowa, Aug. 23, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — UhaulCarShare announced today that it will continue building on the success of partnerships with colleges and universities and is expanding its growth as it partners with Graceland University, in Lamoni, Iowa. The launch of a new partnership with UhaulCarShare provides students and faculty with access to North America’s most advanced More

LAMONI, Iowa, Aug. 23, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — UhaulCarShare announced today that it will continue building on the success of partnerships with colleges and universities and is expanding its growth as it partners with Graceland University, in Lamoni, Iowa. The launch of a new partnership with UhaulCarShare provides students and faculty with access to North America’s most advanced More

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India Speeds Solar Auction, Approves $4.1 Billion for Sustainable Transportation

India’s massive power outage in July, the world’s largest, is energizing the nation’s interest in solar energy and clean transportation.

Not only is India’s government speeding auctions related to 3,000 megawatts (MW) in solar plant development between now and 2017, but it is planning an investment of up to $4.1 billion to help spur electric and hybrid vehicle produc More

India’s massive power outage in July, the world’s largest, is energizing the nation’s interest in solar energy and clean transportation.

Not only is India’s government speeding auctions related to 3,000 megawatts (MW) in solar plant development between now and 2017, but it is planning an investment of up to $4.1 billion to help spur electric and hybrid vehicle produc More

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Tesla Model S to debut in Japan next year: report

LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — Electric-car maker Tesla Motors Inc. TSLA 0.00% expected to begin selling its Model S sedan in Japan in the first half of next year, as it seeks to compete against Japanese electric vehicles, the Nikkei business daily reported Friday, citing a briefing from the company. While Tesla has yet to set a price for the Model S, it is expected to cost more than Nissan Mot More

LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — Electric-car maker Tesla Motors Inc. TSLA 0.00% expected to begin selling its Model S sedan in Japan in the first half of next year, as it seeks to compete against Japanese electric vehicles, the Nikkei business daily reported Friday, citing a briefing from the company. While Tesla has yet to set a price for the Model S, it is expected to cost more than Nissan Mot More

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Bright spark becomes an ambassador in electric car roll out

The grandfather and semi-retired electrician from Moycullen, Co Galway, converted a conventional car into an electric vehicle over 30 years ago. Yesterday he was unveiled as one of 21 ‘ecar’ ambassadors who will take part in a free trial of electric cars over the coming year.

In 1980, Ireland was in the midst of a fuel crisis when Mr Clancy and a friend made what is believed to More

The grandfather and semi-retired electrician from Moycullen, Co Galway, converted a conventional car into an electric vehicle over 30 years ago. Yesterday he was unveiled as one of 21 ‘ecar’ ambassadors who will take part in a free trial of electric cars over the coming year.

In 1980, Ireland was in the midst of a fuel crisis when Mr Clancy and a friend made what is believed to More

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Infiniti electric car to debut at Paris Motor Show

Infiniti is to reveal its first fully electric car at the forthcoming Paris Motor Show this September. What’s even more exciting is that the luxury carmaker says that the new LE Concept is a ‘production intent’ model, meaning we could expect to see it away from the showground and on real roads before too long.
Joining the Emerg-e range-extended concept and the M35h production hybrid wh More

Infiniti is to reveal its first fully electric car at the forthcoming Paris Motor Show this September. What’s even more exciting is that the luxury carmaker says that the new LE Concept is a ‘production intent’ model, meaning we could expect to see it away from the showground and on real roads before too long.
Joining the Emerg-e range-extended concept and the M35h production hybrid wh More

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Drive: Honda Fit EV is a sweetheart of a small car

If the 2013 Honda Fit EV were a fictional character, it could be Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or the Hulk and Bruce Banner. Either way, it would be way more fun than frightening. — Credit that to the Fit EV’s three drive modes. The EV is the new electric car from Honda and its motor comes from the company’s FCX Clarity, a limited-production electric car powered by fuel cells.

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If the 2013 Honda Fit EV were a fictional character, it could be Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or the Hulk and Bruce Banner. Either way, it would be way more fun than frightening. — Credit that to the Fit EV’s three drive modes. The EV is the new electric car from Honda and its motor comes from the company’s FCX Clarity, a limited-production electric car powered by fuel cells.

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European Investment Bank Supporting Electric Car Industry

The European Investment Bank announced Tuesday that it was providing electric car networks company Better Place with a €40 million loan, continuing the institution’s support for innovation and sustainable transportation.
Approximately €30 million of the proceeds will be used to finalize network deployments throughout and fund operators in Denmark, with the remaining funds going to simi More

The European Investment Bank announced Tuesday that it was providing electric car networks company Better Place with a €40 million loan, continuing the institution’s support for innovation and sustainable transportation.
Approximately €30 million of the proceeds will be used to finalize network deployments throughout and fund operators in Denmark, with the remaining funds going to simi More

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Russia’s First Electric Car Debuts in Moscow

MOSCOW, Russia, August 30, 2012 (ENS) – Russia’s largest automaker AvtoVAZ unveiled its first electric car for journalists at the Moscow Auto Show on Wednesday.

AvtoVAZ said in a statement that the El Lada is “a first in the history” of the company. The new electric cars will be used More

MOSCOW, Russia, August 30, 2012 (ENS) – Russia’s largest automaker AvtoVAZ unveiled its first electric car for journalists at the Moscow Auto Show on Wednesday.

AvtoVAZ said in a statement that the El Lada is “a first in the history” of the company. The new electric cars will be used More

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USA: Think’s Indiana Factory To Soon Close

It was just 20 months ago that, Barry Engle, CEO of Think, told PluginCars.com, “There’s an opportunity for American manufacturers to reassert ourselves and be at the forefront of electric vehicle production.” But the picture in August 2012 tells a completely different story—one that reveals that powering a car with an electric motor does not magically make it a success in the mark More

It was just 20 months ago that, Barry Engle, CEO of Think, told PluginCars.com, “There’s an opportunity for American manufacturers to reassert ourselves and be at the forefront of electric vehicle production.” But the picture in August 2012 tells a completely different story—one that reveals that powering a car with an electric motor does not magically make it a success in the mark More

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Are battery makers due for a “Ghosn shock”?

Battery makers in the Japanese auto market are quite nervous, with concern that “Ghosn shock” may return in the wake of low-selling lithium-ion powered electric vehicles.

In 1999, Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn put the squeeze on steel materials suppliers, pressuring them to reduce prices as part of his corporate rehabilitation agenda. That’s when the term “Ghosn shock More

Battery makers in the Japanese auto market are quite nervous, with concern that “Ghosn shock” may return in the wake of low-selling lithium-ion powered electric vehicles.

In 1999, Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn put the squeeze on steel materials suppliers, pressuring them to reduce prices as part of his corporate rehabilitation agenda. That’s when the term “Ghosn shock More

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AMP Electric Vehicles Secures $7.5 Million Investment Commitment

AMP business plan continues expanded production efforts in area of all-electric heavy-duty fleet vehicles and larger consumer EVs.

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) August 28, 2012

AMP Electric Vehicles (OTCBB and OTCQB: AMPD) electric drive motor vehicle manufacturer CEO, Steve Burns today announced that AMP Holding, Inc., the parent company of AMP Electric Vehicles Inc., has secured a commitm More

AMP business plan continues expanded production efforts in area of all-electric heavy-duty fleet vehicles and larger consumer EVs.

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) August 28, 2012

AMP Electric Vehicles (OTCBB and OTCQB: AMPD) electric drive motor vehicle manufacturer CEO, Steve Burns today announced that AMP Holding, Inc., the parent company of AMP Electric Vehicles Inc., has secured a commitm More

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USA: (IPS) Government, Industry Partner to Promote Electric Cars

ATLANTA, Aug 29 2012 (IPS) – A 120-million-dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to the nationwide Electric Vehicle (EV) Project aims to promote and expand the use of electric vehicles in the United States.
The EV Project has a goal of handing out 14,000 free electric vehicle chargers, including commercial host stations as well as home smart chargers, that households can use More

ATLANTA, Aug 29 2012 (IPS) – A 120-million-dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to the nationwide Electric Vehicle (EV) Project aims to promote and expand the use of electric vehicles in the United States.
The EV Project has a goal of handing out 14,000 free electric vehicle chargers, including commercial host stations as well as home smart chargers, that households can use More

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Students to see new Starbucks, charging stations and lounge

The stripped-down site of the former YouDee Shop in the Trabant University Center is now a lounge equipped for seating students and recharging cell phones. University officials also added other technology resources and a new coffee shop in buildings around campus this summer.
Marilyn Prime, director of University Student Centers, said the lounge, which will be open during Trabant’s regular More

The stripped-down site of the former YouDee Shop in the Trabant University Center is now a lounge equipped for seating students and recharging cell phones. University officials also added other technology resources and a new coffee shop in buildings around campus this summer.
Marilyn Prime, director of University Student Centers, said the lounge, which will be open during Trabant’s regular More

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DOTS charging stations, cards emphasize sustainability

To unite the university and the local community and reduce the area’s carbon footprint, DOTS officials developed several incentives for residents to choose greener transportation options.
Over the past four years, the Department of Transportation Services had partnered with city officials to provide transportation cards that would allow residents to ride Shuttle-UM for free. In 2011, DOTS More

To unite the university and the local community and reduce the area’s carbon footprint, DOTS officials developed several incentives for residents to choose greener transportation options.
Over the past four years, the Department of Transportation Services had partnered with city officials to provide transportation cards that would allow residents to ride Shuttle-UM for free. In 2011, DOTS More

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Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging — Will it Work?

It’s intended to take the hassle out of electric vehicle charging, and, according to its designers, Qualcomm, is a simple but effective alternative to cumbersome plug-in charging stations. Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) is designed to eliminate unsigh More

It’s intended to take the hassle out of electric vehicle charging, and, according to its designers, Qualcomm, is a simple but effective alternative to cumbersome plug-in charging stations. Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) is designed to eliminate unsigh More

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PlugShare names top 10 electric car ready cities, reaches 100,000 members

PlugShare, with over 100,000 members, has collected a lot of data about electric car usage patterns and recharging infrastructure penetration across the U.S.

The PlugShare smart phone application is one of the essential tools for electric car owners. It is, in effect, a peer-peer electric car charging network in which electric car owners share their charging stations with other PlugShare me More

PlugShare, with over 100,000 members, has collected a lot of data about electric car usage patterns and recharging infrastructure penetration across the U.S.

The PlugShare smart phone application is one of the essential tools for electric car owners. It is, in effect, a peer-peer electric car charging network in which electric car owners share their charging stations with other PlugShare me More

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USA: NEEAA Sept Meeting This Saturday 9/8! – Need RSVP for Lunch!

Hi all,

Hope you can join us this weekend when we have a Ford EV and PHEV available for test drives! Meeting starts at Noon and goes through 5pm (with drives the first part of the meeting).

Please let Dan Dunn know ASAP if you can make it – he’s keeping the tally to plan meals.

Thanks!

Yours in EVs,

Dave

PS: Also put on your calendars Sep More

Hi all,

Hope you can join us this weekend when we have a Ford EV and PHEV available for test drives! Meeting starts at Noon and goes through 5pm (with drives the first part of the meeting).

Please let Dan Dunn know ASAP if you can make it – he’s keeping the tally to plan meals.

Thanks!

Yours in EVs,

Dave

PS: Also put on your calendars Sep More

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USA: GM to sell 2,500 Chevy Volts in August

General Motors said Wednesday it expects to sell more than 2,500 Chevrolet Volts in August, the best month ever for the extended-range electric vehicle.

The Volt, which has been dogged by political sniping, won’t meet the automaker’s original sales projections of 45,000 vehicles in 2012. But the company backed off those projections several months ago — and the car has outp More

General Motors said Wednesday it expects to sell more than 2,500 Chevrolet Volts in August, the best month ever for the extended-range electric vehicle.

The Volt, which has been dogged by political sniping, won’t meet the automaker’s original sales projections of 45,000 vehicles in 2012. But the company backed off those projections several months ago — and the car has outp More

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