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How One Electric Utility Encouraged Employees To Use Plug-In Cars

While workplace charging is still a work in progress at most companies, a few progressive corporations and nonprofits now offer incentives to employees to commute in plug-in electric cars.

One example is PSEG, the publicly-owned New Jersey electric and gas utility, which has seen employee usage of electric cars soar since it launched an employee incentive program in July.

The company More

While workplace charging is still a work in progress at most companies, a few progressive corporations and nonprofits now offer incentives to employees to commute in plug-in electric cars.

One example is PSEG, the publicly-owned New Jersey electric and gas utility, which has seen employee usage of electric cars soar since it launched an employee incentive program in July.

The company More

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Sales Commence In Europe

Sales of the Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid have finally commenced in Europe. Production of the vehicles started in late August at Mitsubishi Motor Corporation’s (MMC) Okazaki plant in Nagoya, Japan.

The first units were available in The Netherlands, and Mitsubishi plans to sequentially launch this product throughout Europe to help cope with large demand, starting with The Netherland More

Sales of the Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid have finally commenced in Europe. Production of the vehicles started in late August at Mitsubishi Motor Corporation’s (MMC) Okazaki plant in Nagoya, Japan.

The first units were available in The Netherlands, and Mitsubishi plans to sequentially launch this product throughout Europe to help cope with large demand, starting with The Netherland More

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Digital Journal: A Global Digital Media Network

Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) October 30, 2013

A global race is happening, led by electric vehicles. Li ion batteries used in hybrid electric vehicles (“HEV”), plug in electric vehicles (“PEV”) and all other electric vehicles are making a surge as the US has set a national target of one million EVs on the road domestically by 2015.

Problem is, will the world be able to provide the More

Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) October 30, 2013

A global race is happening, led by electric vehicles. Li ion batteries used in hybrid electric vehicles (“HEV”), plug in electric vehicles (“PEV”) and all other electric vehicles are making a surge as the US has set a national target of one million EVs on the road domestically by 2015.

Problem is, will the world be able to provide the More

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New Electrode Made From Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Boosts Battery Capacity | CleanTechnica

An inexpensive, new electrode made from iron oxide nanoparticles has the potential to notably extend the potential range of electric vehicles, according to the researchers that developed it.

Along with being inexpensive, and capable of storing higher charge densities than the conventional electrodes used in lithium-ion batteries, the new electrode is also well suited for large-scale manufac More

An inexpensive, new electrode made from iron oxide nanoparticles has the potential to notably extend the potential range of electric vehicles, according to the researchers that developed it.

Along with being inexpensive, and capable of storing higher charge densities than the conventional electrodes used in lithium-ion batteries, the new electrode is also well suited for large-scale manufac More

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British Columbia to get Canada’s first electric car fast CSMonitor.com

The West Coast “green highway” will expand from Oregon and Washington states into British Columbia, under a plan announced today that will site DC quick-charging stations for electric cars along heavy-traveled roads and at popular destinations.

BC Hydro, the province’s electric utility, said it will install 13 DC fast chargers, made by both ABB and Eaton, in greater Vancou More

The West Coast “green highway” will expand from Oregon and Washington states into British Columbia, under a plan announced today that will site DC quick-charging stations for electric cars along heavy-traveled roads and at popular destinations.

BC Hydro, the province’s electric utility, said it will install 13 DC fast chargers, made by both ABB and Eaton, in greater Vancou More

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Elon Musk Just Made It FREE For Tesla Owners To Drive From San Diego To Vancouver (TSLA) – seattlepi.com

As of Wednesday, Tesla owners can now travel free from San Diego to Vancouver. The company just opened what it calls the “Supercharger Corridor”spanning the whole West Coast.

Tesla has placed super fast electric vehicle chargers up and down the coast. Owners of its Model S cars can use them for free.

These superchargers work 20-times faster than the typical EV charger, Te More

As of Wednesday, Tesla owners can now travel free from San Diego to Vancouver. The company just opened what it calls the “Supercharger Corridor”spanning the whole West Coast.

Tesla has placed super fast electric vehicle chargers up and down the coast. Owners of its Model S cars can use them for free.

These superchargers work 20-times faster than the typical EV charger, Te More

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Electric car charging points may be ‘in the wrong place’ (From The Oxford Times)

Electric Highway’s managing director Simon Crowfoot, right, with green energy firm Ecotricity’s founder, Dale Vince, and some electric cars.
FURTHER doubt has been cast on the “electric car revolution” in Oxford, with claims that charging points may be in the wrong place.

A new charging point has been installed at Peartree service station off the A34 north of the city, with it More

Electric Highway’s managing director Simon Crowfoot, right, with green energy firm Ecotricity’s founder, Dale Vince, and some electric cars.
FURTHER doubt has been cast on the “electric car revolution” in Oxford, with claims that charging points may be in the wrong place.

A new charging point has been installed at Peartree service station off the A34 north of the city, with it More

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BMW to launch i3 electric car in India in 2014

BMW will launch the electric i3 in India next year. The car which is powered by a 125kw motor run by lithium-ion batteries has a range of about 150km on a single charge. The i3 is also the first car to roll out under BMW’s new sub-brand BMW i. BMW i has been created specifically for vehicles that will use electricity for propulsion in some form or the other. The i8, a sports car that will us More

BMW will launch the electric i3 in India next year. The car which is powered by a 125kw motor run by lithium-ion batteries has a range of about 150km on a single charge. The i3 is also the first car to roll out under BMW’s new sub-brand BMW i. BMW i has been created specifically for vehicles that will use electricity for propulsion in some form or the other. The i8, a sports car that will us More

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The Chinese electric-car firm that hopes to win over Americans by building them taxis

If you drive around Los Angeles you just might spot a silent-running sport utility vehicle sporting an unfamiliar automaker’s badge. The electric car can go nearly 200 miles on a charge, and at the touch of a button its battery will power your house if there’s a blackout. The manufacturer is not some Silicon Valley startup but BYD, the $30 billion Chinese conglomerate. It’s quietly entering More

If you drive around Los Angeles you just might spot a silent-running sport utility vehicle sporting an unfamiliar automaker’s badge. The electric car can go nearly 200 miles on a charge, and at the touch of a button its battery will power your house if there’s a blackout. The manufacturer is not some Silicon Valley startup but BYD, the $30 billion Chinese conglomerate. It’s quietly entering More

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Plotting the Changes: 2014 Nissan LEAF Expected to Launch in Canada in January

It looks like the Model Year 2014 Nissan LEAF will be arriving in Canada in January with some minor changes.
2013 Nissan LEAF – Expect Only Some Minor Changes for 2014

2013 Nissan LEAF – Expect Only Some Minor Changes for 2014

The Association de Véhicules Électriques du Québec has confirmed with Nissan not only that the latest model will be arriving soon, but that a More

It looks like the Model Year 2014 Nissan LEAF will be arriving in Canada in January with some minor changes.
2013 Nissan LEAF – Expect Only Some Minor Changes for 2014

2013 Nissan LEAF – Expect Only Some Minor Changes for 2014

The Association de Véhicules Électriques du Québec has confirmed with Nissan not only that the latest model will be arriving soon, but that a More

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St. Charles, Lake Forest to get electric-car charging stations

A Chevy Volt charges up on a recent morning at a ChargePoint station located behind the Kane County Courthouse on Third Street in Geneva. Users can track their charging session on the company’s phone app and through email or text notifications. (Stephanie K. Baer, Tribune photo)

Electric-car owners in and around St. Charles soon will join Naperville residents in charging their vehic More

A Chevy Volt charges up on a recent morning at a ChargePoint station located behind the Kane County Courthouse on Third Street in Geneva. Users can track their charging session on the company’s phone app and through email or text notifications. (Stephanie K. Baer, Tribune photo)

Electric-car owners in and around St. Charles soon will join Naperville residents in charging their vehic More

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BC Hydro Debuts Canada’s First Fast Charger Network, Selects Greenlots SKY™ to Manage

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 31, 2013 /NEWS.GNOM.ES/ — Greenlots, a global provider of open standards-based technology solutions for electric vehicle (EV) networks, today announced that its SKY network management solution has been selected by BC Hydro (BCH) to manage a provincial network of DC Fast Chargers (DCFC). The initial rollout will include 13 DCFC supplied by electrical power equipment manufactur More

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 31, 2013 /NEWS.GNOM.ES/ — Greenlots, a global provider of open standards-based technology solutions for electric vehicle (EV) networks, today announced that its SKY network management solution has been selected by BC Hydro (BCH) to manage a provincial network of DC Fast Chargers (DCFC). The initial rollout will include 13 DCFC supplied by electrical power equipment manufactur More

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From China to Los Angeles, Taking the Electric Bus

BYD’s eBus, shown in Los Angeles, can run 155 miles on a charge and has led to contracts with transit agencies in Los Angeles and Long Beach.

LOS ANGELES — THERE’S a newcomer to this city’s auto row. Compared to the shiny showrooms More

BYD’s eBus, shown in Los Angeles, can run 155 miles on a charge and has led to contracts with transit agencies in Los Angeles and Long Beach.

LOS ANGELES — THERE’S a newcomer to this city’s auto row. Compared to the shiny showrooms More

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CleanCharge And ChargeNow Demonstrate Charging Network Roaming

BMW and CleanCharge want people to understand an electric car is not limited to be driven only its own country, but can be charged across provider lines and national borders.

This was demonstrated yesterday, October 29, by the BMW Group and the Danish charging infrastructure operator CleanCharge in the course of a showcase event taking place in Denmark’s capital Copenhagen.

The ini More

BMW and CleanCharge want people to understand an electric car is not limited to be driven only its own country, but can be charged across provider lines and national borders.

This was demonstrated yesterday, October 29, by the BMW Group and the Danish charging infrastructure operator CleanCharge in the course of a showcase event taking place in Denmark’s capital Copenhagen.

The ini More

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Trends in Electric Propulsion

By Kaushik Rajashekara, Fellow IEEE, Department of Electrical Engineering, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX

Electric vehicles (EV) have been around since late 1800’s. However, in the past, EV development activities were discontinued because of low cost of gasoline and advancement of internal combustion engines. In the last decade, Electric vehicles (EV) and Plug-in Hybr More

By Kaushik Rajashekara, Fellow IEEE, Department of Electrical Engineering, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX

Electric vehicles (EV) have been around since late 1800’s. However, in the past, EV development activities were discontinued because of low cost of gasoline and advancement of internal combustion engines. In the last decade, Electric vehicles (EV) and Plug-in Hybr More

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Panasonic May Add $7 Billion Sales From Tesla Cell Contract – Bloomberg

A Tesla Model S automobile, produced by Tesla Motors Inc. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg
Panasonic Corp. (6752) won a contract to supply cells to Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA)’s electric vehicles in a deal that may generate $7 billion in revenue.
The biggest supplier of lithium-ion batteries used in electric cars will supply 2 billion lithium-ion battery cells to the Palo Alto, C More

A Tesla Model S automobile, produced by Tesla Motors Inc. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg
Panasonic Corp. (6752) won a contract to supply cells to Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA)’s electric vehicles in a deal that may generate $7 billion in revenue.
The biggest supplier of lithium-ion batteries used in electric cars will supply 2 billion lithium-ion battery cells to the Palo Alto, C More

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Report: Climate change may pose threat to economic growth

Hong Kong (CNN) — Nearly a third of the world’s economic output will come from countries facing “high” to “extreme” risks from the impacts of climate change within 12 years, according to a new report.

The Climate Change Vulnerability Index, an annual report produced by UK-based risk analysis firm Maplecroft, found that climate change “may pose a ser More

Hong Kong (CNN) — Nearly a third of the world’s economic output will come from countries facing “high” to “extreme” risks from the impacts of climate change within 12 years, according to a new report.

The Climate Change Vulnerability Index, an annual report produced by UK-based risk analysis firm Maplecroft, found that climate change “may pose a ser More

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Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure installation and opening celebrated

Skyline’s Automotive Technology department hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and lunch Monday Oct. 28 to celebrate the opening and installation of the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure on campus and throughout the community More

Skyline’s Automotive Technology department hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and lunch Monday Oct. 28 to celebrate the opening and installation of the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure on campus and throughout the community More

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Tesla and Panasonic Enter Deal to Boost Battery Production

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors Inc. said it entered an agreement with electronics giant Panasonic Corp. to boost the supply of lithium-ion batteries to meet the increased production of Tesla’s current and coming vehicles.

The deal continues a long collaboration between the companies aimed at developing advanced automotive battery cells that could help expand the market for electric vehic More

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors Inc. said it entered an agreement with electronics giant Panasonic Corp. to boost the supply of lithium-ion batteries to meet the increased production of Tesla’s current and coming vehicles.

The deal continues a long collaboration between the companies aimed at developing advanced automotive battery cells that could help expand the market for electric vehic More

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Waynesville to get four electric car charging stations

fr chargingstationsA for-profit company will install an electric car charging station in Waynesville’s public parking lot on Montgomery Street.

The Asheville-based company Brightfield Transportation Solutions has partnered with Advanced Energy, a Raleigh-based nonprofit, to position 30 new charging stations around the state. Advanced Energy asked for officials to come forward and request More

fr chargingstationsA for-profit company will install an electric car charging station in Waynesville’s public parking lot on Montgomery Street.

The Asheville-based company Brightfield Transportation Solutions has partnered with Advanced Energy, a Raleigh-based nonprofit, to position 30 new charging stations around the state. Advanced Energy asked for officials to come forward and request More

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Marina gets two electric vehicle charging stations

Marina Mayor Bruce Delgado always wanted to cut a gasoline hose.

The electric car-driving mayor got his wish on Tuesday as he and others dedicated two charging stations for vehicles that use electricity — substituting a short length of fuel hose for the obligatory ribbon to cut.

“This really speaks to Marina’s commitment to electric vehicles,” said Monterey Count More

Marina Mayor Bruce Delgado always wanted to cut a gasoline hose.

The electric car-driving mayor got his wish on Tuesday as he and others dedicated two charging stations for vehicles that use electricity — substituting a short length of fuel hose for the obligatory ribbon to cut.

“This really speaks to Marina’s commitment to electric vehicles,” said Monterey Count More

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Porsche pushes the boundaries – Times LIVE

The Porsche Panamera S e-hybrid will be one of the star attractions at next months Dubai International Motor Show
Image by: Times Media
With an unrivalled legacy of breaking new automotive ground, Porsche is preparing to highlight the company’s leading steps into the future, by showcasing the latest state-of-the-art plug-in hybrid technology at the 2013 Dubai International Motor Show More

The Porsche Panamera S e-hybrid will be one of the star attractions at next months Dubai International Motor Show
Image by: Times Media
With an unrivalled legacy of breaking new automotive ground, Porsche is preparing to highlight the company’s leading steps into the future, by showcasing the latest state-of-the-art plug-in hybrid technology at the 2013 Dubai International Motor Show More

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Audi’s monster plug-in hybrid sees the light of day thanks to Facebook | ecomento.com

Reaching 100,000 Facebook likes has prompted Audi to let one of its Frankfurt Motor Shows concept cars off the leash. The 700hp four-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid with a 560hp V8 engine mated to a 148hp electric motor concept car, that is.

The Audi Sport quattro concept, to give the car its full name, won’t come to anything itself, but the car’s design potentially previews the next RS5 (or More

Reaching 100,000 Facebook likes has prompted Audi to let one of its Frankfurt Motor Shows concept cars off the leash. The 700hp four-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid with a 560hp V8 engine mated to a 148hp electric motor concept car, that is.

The Audi Sport quattro concept, to give the car its full name, won’t come to anything itself, but the car’s design potentially previews the next RS5 (or More

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Tesla energizes network of West Coast charging stations

alo Alto-based Tesla Motors Wednesday announced the opening of the “West Coast Supercharger Corridor,” energizing a network of electric charging stations that enable owners of its Model S to travel for free between San Diego and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The Tesla Model S is a full-size, electric-powered, five-door hatchback with a range of about 250 to 300 miles.

The More

alo Alto-based Tesla Motors Wednesday announced the opening of the “West Coast Supercharger Corridor,” energizing a network of electric charging stations that enable owners of its Model S to travel for free between San Diego and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The Tesla Model S is a full-size, electric-powered, five-door hatchback with a range of about 250 to 300 miles.

The More

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Echo Automotive Initiates North American Pre-Sales With EchoDrive Premiere

Limited Run Incentive Program Now Available for EchoDrive Plug-In Hybrid System

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, Oct 29, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Echo Automotive, Inc. (otcqb:ECAU) (“Echo Automotive,” “Echo” or the “Company”) a developer of technologies enabling the cost-effective aftermarket addition of fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid capability to new and ex More

Limited Run Incentive Program Now Available for EchoDrive Plug-In Hybrid System

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, Oct 29, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Echo Automotive, Inc. (otcqb:ECAU) (“Echo Automotive,” “Echo” or the “Company”) a developer of technologies enabling the cost-effective aftermarket addition of fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid capability to new and ex More

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Electric Car Sales & Plug-in Hybrid Sales Growing Strong, And Why

The Union of Concerned Scientists’ Clean Vehicles program recently released an updated version of its rather comprehensive “backgrounder” on electric vehicles — “how much the technology is growing in the country, the opportunities it presents for consumers and automakers, and the challenges facing its adoption,” to be specific. Also included in the updated backgrounder is which automak More

The Union of Concerned Scientists’ Clean Vehicles program recently released an updated version of its rather comprehensive “backgrounder” on electric vehicles — “how much the technology is growing in the country, the opportunities it presents for consumers and automakers, and the challenges facing its adoption,” to be specific. Also included in the updated backgrounder is which automak More

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Canada: ‘Green highway’ gets a boost with B.C. charging stations for electric cars

By next spring break, college kids from Kamloops will be able to hop in an electric car – if they can find one – and make it all the way to Baja, California and back without running out of battery power.

A pact to be signed this week between BC Hydro and a San Francisco company will expand the West Coast’s “green highway” for electric vehicles – a string of quick-charge stations More

By next spring break, college kids from Kamloops will be able to hop in an electric car – if they can find one – and make it all the way to Baja, California and back without running out of battery power.

A pact to be signed this week between BC Hydro and a San Francisco company will expand the West Coast’s “green highway” for electric vehicles – a string of quick-charge stations More

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Waynesville to get four electric car charging stations

fr chargingstationsA for-profit company will install an electric car charging station in Waynesville’s public parking lot on Montgomery Street.

The Asheville-based company Brightfield Transportation Solutions has partnered with Advanced Energy, a Raleigh-based nonprofit, to position 30 new charging stations around the state. Advanced Energy asked for officials to come forward and request More

fr chargingstationsA for-profit company will install an electric car charging station in Waynesville’s public parking lot on Montgomery Street.

The Asheville-based company Brightfield Transportation Solutions has partnered with Advanced Energy, a Raleigh-based nonprofit, to position 30 new charging stations around the state. Advanced Energy asked for officials to come forward and request More

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FedEx adds electric vehicles in Brazil

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Memphis-based FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) announced it will add the first all-electric vehicles to is local fleet in Brazil at the beginning of next year.

The Brazilian market is the seventh to receive this type of vehicle from FedEx worldwide.

FedEx has More

Digital producer and social engagement manager- Memphis Business Journal
Email | Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn

Memphis-based FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) announced it will add the first all-electric vehicles to is local fleet in Brazil at the beginning of next year.

The Brazilian market is the seventh to receive this type of vehicle from FedEx worldwide.

FedEx has More

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First ride: 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive will beat Nissan Leaf in range, boasts Tesla-built battery

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz B=Class Electric Drive shares the platform of the CLA-Class and A-Class models, swapping out the gas for electric power by way of a battery built by Tesla Motors. Hitting the market in More

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz B=Class Electric Drive shares the platform of the CLA-Class and A-Class models, swapping out the gas for electric power by way of a battery built by Tesla Motors. Hitting the market in More

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