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Electric cars to end cross-country fundraiser in The Villages

Participants in the Drive for Veterans drive through Palm Springs, Calif., in low-speed electric vehicles. (driveforveterans.com / November 30, 2013)

December 1, 2013

THE VILLAGES — Going the extra mile is what anyone who signs up for the military is expected to do.< More

Participants in the Drive for Veterans drive through Palm Springs, Calif., in low-speed electric vehicles. (driveforveterans.com / November 30, 2013)

December 1, 2013

THE VILLAGES — Going the extra mile is what anyone who signs up for the military is expected to do.< More

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BMW says has orders for nearly 10,000 of its electric i3 cars

A worker makes final checks at the serial production BMW i3 electric car in the BMW factory in Leipzig September 18, 2013.

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(Reuters) – Luxury carmaker BMW has orders for nearly 10,000 of its i3 electric cars, the first of which were delivered in Germany last week, the company’s global sales chief, Ian Robertson, said at the Los Angeles Auto More

A worker makes final checks at the serial production BMW i3 electric car in the BMW factory in Leipzig September 18, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch

(Reuters) – Luxury carmaker BMW has orders for nearly 10,000 of its i3 electric cars, the first of which were delivered in Germany last week, the company’s global sales chief, Ian Robertson, said at the Los Angeles Auto More

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Nissan Leaf With Various Battery Sizes On The Way?

Sales of the Nissan Leaf have picked up steam after a price cut earlier this year, but executives are still looking to move consumers en masse into electric vehicles. Taking a page from Tesla’s playbook, a Nissan executive hinted that a Leaf with different battery size options could be in the pipeline of future products.

Plug-in Cars spoke with Pierre Loing, Nissan’s vice president of p More

Sales of the Nissan Leaf have picked up steam after a price cut earlier this year, but executives are still looking to move consumers en masse into electric vehicles. Taking a page from Tesla’s playbook, a Nissan executive hinted that a Leaf with different battery size options could be in the pipeline of future products.

Plug-in Cars spoke with Pierre Loing, Nissan’s vice president of p More

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Yamaha goes four-wheeling with Motiv.e electric car

Yamaha screams for iStream, but will you and I?

The Japanese company has teamed up with a legendary race car designer to develop an electric car that’s even tinier than the Smart Fortwo, along with an efficient low-cost manufacturing process to go with it.

At just 8.8 feet long and 4.8 feet wide, the Motiv.e concept is narrower than it is tall, but it offers seating for two and all More

Yamaha screams for iStream, but will you and I?

The Japanese company has teamed up with a legendary race car designer to develop an electric car that’s even tinier than the Smart Fortwo, along with an efficient low-cost manufacturing process to go with it.

At just 8.8 feet long and 4.8 feet wide, the Motiv.e concept is narrower than it is tall, but it offers seating for two and all More

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Complete Auto Loans Announces New “Electric Car” Loan Incentives

Recognizing that the environment is mankind’s greatest asset, Complete Auto Loans is doing its part to combat global climate change by supporting owners of low-emission and zero-emission cars.

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Recognizing that the environment is mankind’s greatest asset, Complete Auto Loans is doing its part to combat global climate change by supporting owners of low-emission and zero-emission cars.

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Electric vehicles find a home in Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS — Electric vehicle drivers in Palm Springs won’t ever be too far from a charge now that the city has drastically increased its number of stations.

The city has 31 electric charging stations — up from three old paddle-style charging stations a year ago.

“That’s amazing,” said Ben Lizardi, vice-president of Electric Vehicle Enterprises, a Palm Springs company t More

PALM SPRINGS — Electric vehicle drivers in Palm Springs won’t ever be too far from a charge now that the city has drastically increased its number of stations.

The city has 31 electric charging stations — up from three old paddle-style charging stations a year ago.

“That’s amazing,” said Ben Lizardi, vice-president of Electric Vehicle Enterprises, a Palm Springs company t More

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VW e-up! pricing announced

VW has revealed the e-up! will be priced at £19,250, including the £5,000 Government grant

The all-electric VW e-up! will cost from £19,250, including the £5,000 government plug-in More

VW has revealed the e-up! will be priced at £19,250, including the £5,000 Government grant

The all-electric VW e-up! will cost from £19,250, including the £5,000 government plug-in More

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2,400+ Ford Focus Electric Recalled

Ford Motor is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Focus Electric vehicles manufactured from 15 September 15, 2011 through August 23, 2013. In the affected vehicles, a powertrain control module software fault may result in a sudden loss of motive power, increasing the risk of a crash.

According to the defect information report Ford filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administr More

Ford Motor is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Focus Electric vehicles manufactured from 15 September 15, 2011 through August 23, 2013. In the affected vehicles, a powertrain control module software fault may result in a sudden loss of motive power, increasing the risk of a crash.

According to the defect information report Ford filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administr More

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Chevy Spark EV Big Hit at LA Auto Show

Three electric cars are creating quite a buzz at the LA Auto Show. Fiat’s 500e, the BMW i3, and the Chevy Spark EV seem to be getting all the media attention. The Spark EV is already exceeding GM’s sales expectations. That is good news for GM, consideri More

Three electric cars are creating quite a buzz at the LA Auto Show. Fiat’s 500e, the BMW i3, and the Chevy Spark EV seem to be getting all the media attention. The Spark EV is already exceeding GM’s sales expectations. That is good news for GM, consideri More

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INTERNATIONAL RENAULT Z.E. ROLLOUT

Episode 1: Turning the “sunlight” on ZOE, Twizy and Kangoo Z.E. in Reunion Renault’s electric vehicles are currently available in 18 countries and continue to More

Episode 1: Turning the “sunlight” on ZOE, Twizy and Kangoo Z.E. in Reunion Renault’s electric vehicles are currently available in 18 countries and continue to More

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Top-Selling Cars In Norway Now Electric Cars (Two Months In A Row) — 4 Reasons Why

For two months in a row, the top-selling car in Norway has been an electric car. (Yes, the #1 best-selling car of any kind was an electric car in both September and October.) Interestingly, it wasn’t the same car. In September, it was the Tesla Model S that led Norwegian auto sales. In October, it was the Nissan Leaf.

Now, there’s a lot of speculation about why Norway is kicking serious More

For two months in a row, the top-selling car in Norway has been an electric car. (Yes, the #1 best-selling car of any kind was an electric car in both September and October.) Interestingly, it wasn’t the same car. In September, it was the Tesla Model S that led Norwegian auto sales. In October, it was the Nissan Leaf.

Now, there’s a lot of speculation about why Norway is kicking serious More

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Suzuki Every Electric Car Does 800 Miles, Sets New Japanese Range Record

A few years ago, the concept of an electric car achieving 300 miles on a charge was virtually unheard of.

That made one duo’s achievement in a Tesla Roadster very special indeed, even if their average speed was relative More

A few years ago, the concept of an electric car achieving 300 miles on a charge was virtually unheard of.

That made one duo’s achievement in a Tesla Roadster very special indeed, even if their average speed was relative More

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Ex-W.Va. muscle car owner goes electric – MariettaTimes.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Ohio, Community Information – The Marietta Times

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Mike Beahm used to have muscle cars parked in his driveway.

Now, he has an electric car tethered to a charging station that’s partially powered by solar panels.

It’s a drastic change from the days when Beahm owned a 1967 Pontiac GTO or a 2003 Corvette, which he traded in two years ago for a 2012 Chevy Volt.

“I remember the car deale More

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Mike Beahm used to have muscle cars parked in his driveway.

Now, he has an electric car tethered to a charging station that’s partially powered by solar panels.

It’s a drastic change from the days when Beahm owned a 1967 Pontiac GTO or a 2003 Corvette, which he traded in two years ago for a 2012 Chevy Volt.

“I remember the car deale More

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eport: BMW Has 10,000 Orders for i3, Considering A New Mini EV

BMW’s electrification strategy is already proving an early success, as the German automaker reportedly has 10,000 global pre-orders for its electric i3 city car. Reuters reports that the first batch of BMW i3 hatchbacks was delivered in Germany last week.

The BMW i3 will be followed in the middle of next year by the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car. It, too, has attracted a large number o More

BMW’s electrification strategy is already proving an early success, as the German automaker reportedly has 10,000 global pre-orders for its electric i3 city car. Reuters reports that the first batch of BMW i3 hatchbacks was delivered in Germany last week.

The BMW i3 will be followed in the middle of next year by the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car. It, too, has attracted a large number o More

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Indian electric car company is eighth team to sign on for Formula E

Mahindra Racing supplied this look at what the team’s Formula E entry will look like on the grid in 2014.

The new-for-2014 FIA Formula E championship for all-electric single-seaters is taking on an ever More

Mahindra Racing supplied this look at what the team’s Formula E entry will look like on the grid in 2014.

The new-for-2014 FIA Formula E championship for all-electric single-seaters is taking on an ever More

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How Tesla electric cars won over N.C. lawmakers

WASHINGTON Tesla Motors was in trouble in North Carolina. Prohibited from opening showrooms there, it was on the way to being unable to sell cars at all when the state Senate voted unanimously to block online auto sales.

Then Tesla turned out a lobbying weapon that, in the home state of stock-car racing’s hall of fame, spoke louder than money: It parked a Model S at the Capitol and invit More

WASHINGTON Tesla Motors was in trouble in North Carolina. Prohibited from opening showrooms there, it was on the way to being unable to sell cars at all when the state Senate voted unanimously to block online auto sales.

Then Tesla turned out a lobbying weapon that, in the home state of stock-car racing’s hall of fame, spoke louder than money: It parked a Model S at the Capitol and invit More

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Understanding Tesla’s Giga-Scale Battery Challenges

I’m the eldest of five sons and one of the first things every big brother learns is that tormenting his younger brothers can be tons of fun. Some habits are hard to break and I’ve done my share of tormenting less experienced investors who believe in an EV Santa Claus. Every once in a while, however, every good big brother sits down and tells his siblings the plain truth about the joys, More

I’m the eldest of five sons and one of the first things every big brother learns is that tormenting his younger brothers can be tons of fun. Some habits are hard to break and I’ve done my share of tormenting less experienced investors who believe in an EV Santa Claus. Every once in a while, however, every good big brother sits down and tells his siblings the plain truth about the joys, More

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The twin Up! concept car – Small plug-in hybrid from Volkswagen

The Volkswagen Twin Up! Concept car on display at the Tokyo Motor Show held from November 23 to December 1, 2013, — Photograph by YS KhongNOV 29 — Volkswagen presented the twin up! concept car at the Tokyo Motor Show which runs from 23 November to 1 December 2013. Equipped with a plug-in hybrid system, the four-seater achieves a combined consumption of 1.1 litre per 100 km.

Measuring ju More

The Volkswagen Twin Up! Concept car on display at the Tokyo Motor Show held from November 23 to December 1, 2013, — Photograph by YS KhongNOV 29 — Volkswagen presented the twin up! concept car at the Tokyo Motor Show which runs from 23 November to 1 December 2013. Equipped with a plug-in hybrid system, the four-seater achieves a combined consumption of 1.1 litre per 100 km.

Measuring ju More

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SAIC Invests 4.6 BillionYuan into New Energy Car Development, Plug-in Hybrid Car will Mass Production

After Roewe E50 pure electronic car launched market; SAIC passenger car develops another new energy car. Jun ZHU, vice director of technology center of SAIC passenger car, told reporter that Roewe 550 plug-in technology exceed same level overseas cars. It shall contribute to Roewe large amount of investment in new energy area. As it known, SAIC has invested 4.6 billion Yuan into new energy car dev More

After Roewe E50 pure electronic car launched market; SAIC passenger car develops another new energy car. Jun ZHU, vice director of technology center of SAIC passenger car, told reporter that Roewe 550 plug-in technology exceed same level overseas cars. It shall contribute to Roewe large amount of investment in new energy area. As it known, SAIC has invested 4.6 billion Yuan into new energy car dev More

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ACME aims to install 110 MWh of Lithium Ion batteries in India, Africa in telecom, other sectors

ACME, a leader in energy management and innovative solutions for alternate energy sector is planning to install 110 MWh of Lithium Ion batteries in India & Africa in telecom, solar power, defence sectors and other allied industries in India and the Africa.

Fort this ACME has tied up with South Korean energy storage system giant Samsung SDI, part of the Samsung, to manufacture and mark More

ACME, a leader in energy management and innovative solutions for alternate energy sector is planning to install 110 MWh of Lithium Ion batteries in India & Africa in telecom, solar power, defence sectors and other allied industries in India and the Africa.

Fort this ACME has tied up with South Korean energy storage system giant Samsung SDI, part of the Samsung, to manufacture and mark More

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SAIC Invests 4.6 BillionYuan into New Energy Car Development, Plug-in Hybrid Car will Mass Production

After Roewe E50 pure electronic car launched market; SAIC passenger car develops another new energy car. Jun ZHU, vice director of technology center of SAIC passenger car, told reporter that Roewe 550 plug-in technology exceed same level overseas cars. It shall contribute to Roewe large amount of investment in new energy area. As it known, SAIC has invested 4.6 billion Yuan into new energy car dev More

After Roewe E50 pure electronic car launched market; SAIC passenger car develops another new energy car. Jun ZHU, vice director of technology center of SAIC passenger car, told reporter that Roewe 550 plug-in technology exceed same level overseas cars. It shall contribute to Roewe large amount of investment in new energy area. As it known, SAIC has invested 4.6 billion Yuan into new energy car dev More

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Mitsubishi PHEV gets 5 star safety results

With a target for electric-based vehicles, both pure electric (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV), to represent 20% of its production by 2020, Mitsubishi Motors aims implicitly to make these vehicle technologies as mainstream as possible. More

With a target for electric-based vehicles, both pure electric (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV), to represent 20% of its production by 2020, Mitsubishi Motors aims implicitly to make these vehicle technologies as mainstream as possible. More

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Vehicle chargers still new

Invermere’s two electric vehicle charging stations have been up and running for nearly a year, but have yet to see a lineup of vehicles waiting to use them.
Despite there being only one regular user of the two identical 90-amp charging stations — one found at the District of Invermere office and the other at Kicking Horse Coffee — there are plans to roll out new signage for the station More

Invermere’s two electric vehicle charging stations have been up and running for nearly a year, but have yet to see a lineup of vehicles waiting to use them.
Despite there being only one regular user of the two identical 90-amp charging stations — one found at the District of Invermere office and the other at Kicking Horse Coffee — there are plans to roll out new signage for the station More

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Electric Vehicles: Mobile Agents of the Grid Edge

Electric vehicles will serve a much larger purpose than just transportation.
Magdalena Klemun
November 29, 2013

Electric vehicles are the mobile agent of the grid edge. The interest in decoupling transportation from fossil fuel consumption is primarily driven by environmental and economic motives, but grid-edge considerations focus on the system benefits of a large EV fleet. Ins More

Electric vehicles will serve a much larger purpose than just transportation.
Magdalena Klemun
November 29, 2013

Electric vehicles are the mobile agent of the grid edge. The interest in decoupling transportation from fossil fuel consumption is primarily driven by environmental and economic motives, but grid-edge considerations focus on the system benefits of a large EV fleet. Ins More

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Renault plotting ‘affordable’ 141mpg plug-in hybrid concept

French maker Renault is currently working on a 141mpg (117mpg US) plug-in hybrid concept that’s likely bound for the Geneva Motor Show in March.

The concept will resemble the company’s Clio hatchback, reports MSN Cars, and affordability More

French maker Renault is currently working on a 141mpg (117mpg US) plug-in hybrid concept that’s likely bound for the Geneva Motor Show in March.

The concept will resemble the company’s Clio hatchback, reports MSN Cars, and affordability More

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New Data from University of St. Andrews Illuminate Findings in Nanoporous

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter — Researchers detail new data in Nanoporous. According to news reporting originating from Fife, United Kingdom, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “Rechargeable lithium-air (O-2) batteries are receiving intense interest because their high theoretical specific energy exceeds that of lithium-ion batteries. If the Li-O-2 batte More

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter — Researchers detail new data in Nanoporous. According to news reporting originating from Fife, United Kingdom, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “Rechargeable lithium-air (O-2) batteries are receiving intense interest because their high theoretical specific energy exceeds that of lithium-ion batteries. If the Li-O-2 batte More

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CarCharging Engages National Network of Electricians and Resumes Servicing of Blink Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Within Weeks of Acquisition, CarCharging Honors Commitment to Customers and Restores Service in Key Locations

Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) (“CarCharging”), a nationwide provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, announced that servicing of the Blink charging stations is already well underway. Since its purchase of the Blink Network and all Blink-related assets a lit More

Within Weeks of Acquisition, CarCharging Honors Commitment to Customers and Restores Service in Key Locations

Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) (“CarCharging”), a nationwide provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, announced that servicing of the Blink charging stations is already well underway. Since its purchase of the Blink Network and all Blink-related assets a lit More

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New EU Directive: UK Forced to Install 70,000 EV Charging Stations by 2020

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This Japanese Company Wants to Power the Entire Earth With the Moon

The news: Japan’s Shimuzu Corporation has an insane plane to turn the moon into a gigantic solar power plant. The catastrophe at the Fukushima nuclear power plant has made the Japanese think much more seriously about alternative energy, and Shimuzu is an early leader More

The news: Japan’s Shimuzu Corporation has an insane plane to turn the moon into a gigantic solar power plant. The catastrophe at the Fukushima nuclear power plant has made the Japanese think much more seriously about alternative energy, and Shimuzu is an early leader More

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Bankrupt energy company probed

Securities regulators are investigating a green energy company that won a $100 million federal grant under President Obama’s stimulus program, only to end up bankrupt this fall.

According to bankruptcy court documents filed this week, San Francisco-based Ecotality is being investigated by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the independent, industry-financed securities regulator More

Securities regulators are investigating a green energy company that won a $100 million federal grant under President Obama’s stimulus program, only to end up bankrupt this fall.

According to bankruptcy court documents filed this week, San Francisco-based Ecotality is being investigated by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the independent, industry-financed securities regulator More

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