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Robert Llewellyn fast-charges long-distance Leaf EV drive in UK

Actor Robert Llewellyn set himself the challenge of proving that an electric car could be taken from London to Edinburgh in a day and he’s been proven right. He and co-driver David Peilow completed the 450 mile trip from London to Edinburgh castle last ni More

Actor Robert Llewellyn set himself the challenge of proving that an electric car could be taken from London to Edinburgh in a day and he’s been proven right. He and co-driver David Peilow completed the 450 mile trip from London to Edinburgh castle last ni More

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Crowd-funding Success for Radioactive Ocean Website 29/01/2014

In view of growing public concern about the plume of radioactive ocean water from Fukushima arriving on the western shores of North America and with no US-government or international plan to monitor it, a new project from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is filling an information gap. Through the ‘How Radioactive Is Our Ocean’ website, the public can support the monitoring of ra More

In view of growing public concern about the plume of radioactive ocean water from Fukushima arriving on the western shores of North America and with no US-government or international plan to monitor it, a new project from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is filling an information gap. Through the ‘How Radioactive Is Our Ocean’ website, the public can support the monitoring of ra More

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Tesla recharging station opens at Savannah airport

Tesla Motors, the California-based maker of the popular high-end Model S electric sedan, opened its first Supercharger location in Georgia on Tuesday at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.

The Savannah Supercharger represents Tesla’s continued network expansion along the Interstate 95 corridor and brings Model S owners one step closer to free travel between Boston and Miami.More

Tesla Motors, the California-based maker of the popular high-end Model S electric sedan, opened its first Supercharger location in Georgia on Tuesday at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.

The Savannah Supercharger represents Tesla’s continued network expansion along the Interstate 95 corridor and brings Model S owners one step closer to free travel between Boston and Miami.More

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SemaConnect Brings Electric Vehicle Charging Stations to Napa Valley at Silverado Resort and Spa

SemaConnect, a leader in making commercial grade electric vehicle charging stations and cloud-based management software, and Silverado Resort and Spa, a top-rated vacation destination located in Napa Valley’s wine country, has announced that it has completed the installation of two ChargePro electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for their guests to use at 1600 Atlas Peak Road in Napa CA. EV C More

SemaConnect, a leader in making commercial grade electric vehicle charging stations and cloud-based management software, and Silverado Resort and Spa, a top-rated vacation destination located in Napa Valley’s wine country, has announced that it has completed the installation of two ChargePro electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for their guests to use at 1600 Atlas Peak Road in Napa CA. EV C More

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Fukushima to use 100% renewable energy by 2040

Japanese province hit by nuclear disaster aims to generate all its own energy within 30 years
A tsunami caused Japan to shut down its nuclear reactors in 2011 (Source: Flickr/JuhaOnTheRoad)

A tsunami caused Japan to shut down its nuclear reactors in 2011 (Source: Flickr/JuhaOnTheRoad)

By Sophie Yeo

The Japanese province of Fukushima has pledged to switch to 100% renewabl More

Japanese province hit by nuclear disaster aims to generate all its own energy within 30 years
A tsunami caused Japan to shut down its nuclear reactors in 2011 (Source: Flickr/JuhaOnTheRoad)

A tsunami caused Japan to shut down its nuclear reactors in 2011 (Source: Flickr/JuhaOnTheRoad)

By Sophie Yeo

The Japanese province of Fukushima has pledged to switch to 100% renewabl More

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‘Charge rage’ shocks Silicon Valley enviros

In California’s Silicon Valley, drivers of electric cars are finding it increasingly difficult to access car-charging stations at work. The growing popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) is in many cases outpacing the number of charging ports that companies are willing to install for their employees. The soaring demand for charging ports is leading to incidents of “charge rage” at some compa More

In California’s Silicon Valley, drivers of electric cars are finding it increasingly difficult to access car-charging stations at work. The growing popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) is in many cases outpacing the number of charging ports that companies are willing to install for their employees. The soaring demand for charging ports is leading to incidents of “charge rage” at some compa More

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Village of Skokie offers Electric Vehicle charging stations at no charge

The Village of Skokie provided a charging station for electrical vehicles at no cost. Read below for more information:

In late November, the Village of Skokie More

The Village of Skokie provided a charging station for electrical vehicles at no cost. Read below for more information:

In late November, the Village of Skokie More

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UK: Government commits to electric cars

Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister, has said the government remains committed to electric vehicles

he UK Government remains committed to electric cars and there is “no date in the diary” for stopping subsidies to make them more affordable. That was the messa More

Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister, has said the government remains committed to electric vehicles

he UK Government remains committed to electric cars and there is “no date in the diary” for stopping subsidies to make them more affordable. That was the messa More

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Agency seeks funds for Riverside County charging stations

Torre Nissan general manager Marcelino Maldonado demonstrates the new Nissan Electric Vehicle Quick Charger as he powers up a Nissan Leaf electric vehicle outside the dealership in La Quinta, Calif. on Thursday, January 23, 2014. The new charging station can give the car an 80% charge in about thirty minutes, he said. / Crystal Chatham/The Desert Sun

RIVERSIDE — The Board of Supervisors t More

Torre Nissan general manager Marcelino Maldonado demonstrates the new Nissan Electric Vehicle Quick Charger as he powers up a Nissan Leaf electric vehicle outside the dealership in La Quinta, Calif. on Thursday, January 23, 2014. The new charging station can give the car an 80% charge in about thirty minutes, he said. / Crystal Chatham/The Desert Sun

RIVERSIDE — The Board of Supervisors t More

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Bennington gets grant for electric car chargers

BENNINGTON — The town, along with five others, has received grant money to purchase and install charging stations for electric cars and hybrids.

Bennington was awarded $22,000 from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources for two charging stations to be installed on town-owned land.

Michael Harrington, Bennington’s economic and community development director, said a number More

BENNINGTON — The town, along with five others, has received grant money to purchase and install charging stations for electric cars and hybrids.

Bennington was awarded $22,000 from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources for two charging stations to be installed on town-owned land.

Michael Harrington, Bennington’s economic and community development director, said a number More

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SemaConnect Brings Electric Vehicle Charging Stations to Napa Valley at Silverado Resort and Spa

Bowie, MD (PRWEB) January 30, 2014

SemaConnect, a leader in making commercial grade electric vehicle charging stations and cloud-based management software, and Silverado Resort and Spa, a top-rated vacation destination located in Napa Valley’s wine country, has announced that it has completed the installation of two ChargePro electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for their guests to use More

Bowie, MD (PRWEB) January 30, 2014

SemaConnect, a leader in making commercial grade electric vehicle charging stations and cloud-based management software, and Silverado Resort and Spa, a top-rated vacation destination located in Napa Valley’s wine country, has announced that it has completed the installation of two ChargePro electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for their guests to use More

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Hundreds file lawsuit against makers of Fukushima nuclear plant

About 1,400 people have filed a joint lawsuit against three companies that manufactured Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, saying they should be financially liable for damage caused by its 2011 meltdowns.

Lawyers for the plaintiffs, who are seeking compensation of 100 yen ($1) each, say the lawsuit is meant to set a new legal precedent on current regulations, which give big cor More

About 1,400 people have filed a joint lawsuit against three companies that manufactured Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, saying they should be financially liable for damage caused by its 2011 meltdowns.

Lawyers for the plaintiffs, who are seeking compensation of 100 yen ($1) each, say the lawsuit is meant to set a new legal precedent on current regulations, which give big cor More

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Nissan Installs Europe’s 1,000th 30-Minute Electric Car Charger

1,000th CHAdeMO standard quick charger installed in the UK
UK has 18% of Europe’s electric vehicle quick chargers
Charger provides free, zero carbon electricity from Ecotricity
Chargers recharge electric cars from 0-80% in 30 minutes

Nissan has announced 1,000 CHAdeMO quick chargers have now been installed in Europe with the commissioning of the charger a More

1,000th CHAdeMO standard quick charger installed in the UK
UK has 18% of Europe’s electric vehicle quick chargers
Charger provides free, zero carbon electricity from Ecotricity
Chargers recharge electric cars from 0-80% in 30 minutes

Nissan has announced 1,000 CHAdeMO quick chargers have now been installed in Europe with the commissioning of the charger a More

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Hyundai, Kia expanding plug-in vehicle line-up in Korea

yundai Motor and its affiliate Kia Motors will release the nation’s first plug-in hybrid vehicles next year. It also plans to release an electronic version of the Kia Soul in May and a mid-size EV as early as next year.

Hyundai said on Sunday that it will significantly increase its investment in this area as it bids to develop and roll out a range of eco-friendly models starting from More

yundai Motor and its affiliate Kia Motors will release the nation’s first plug-in hybrid vehicles next year. It also plans to release an electronic version of the Kia Soul in May and a mid-size EV as early as next year.

Hyundai said on Sunday that it will significantly increase its investment in this area as it bids to develop and roll out a range of eco-friendly models starting from More

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Volkswagen Polo to get plug-in hybrid and natural gas power

Plug-in hybrid and compressed natural gas (CNG) powered versions of the Volkswagen Polo are tipped to reach production next year.

During this week’s official launch of the refreshed Polo range at Volkswagen’s headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, the company confirmed that the two alternative power sources are being developed for the supermini.

Volkswagen’s plug-in hybrid technol More

Plug-in hybrid and compressed natural gas (CNG) powered versions of the Volkswagen Polo are tipped to reach production next year.

During this week’s official launch of the refreshed Polo range at Volkswagen’s headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, the company confirmed that the two alternative power sources are being developed for the supermini.

Volkswagen’s plug-in hybrid technol More

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Brammo Offers Retail Incentives as Federal Tax Credit Expires

Due to the expiration of a 10-percent Federal Tax Credit, Brammo is offering its 2013 Empulse with a $2,000 retail incentive, and $1,000 retail incentive on its 2013 Enertia Plus.

This time last year, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden ( More

Due to the expiration of a 10-percent Federal Tax Credit, Brammo is offering its 2013 Empulse with a $2,000 retail incentive, and $1,000 retail incentive on its 2013 Enertia Plus.

This time last year, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden ( More

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Zero-emissions, Electric Chauffeur Fleet Four Years Ahead of London Deadline

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands–(BUSINESS WIRE)– BYD has teamed up with Thriev to provide twenty (20) BYD e6 electric sedans for London’s emission-free, chauffeur fleet — vehicles officially launch on Feb 3rd, 2014. Last month, the Mayor of London announced that from January 1st, 2018 and forward, all new taxis would need to be zero-emissions in order to receive an operating license. To More

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands–(BUSINESS WIRE)– BYD has teamed up with Thriev to provide twenty (20) BYD e6 electric sedans for London’s emission-free, chauffeur fleet — vehicles officially launch on Feb 3rd, 2014. Last month, the Mayor of London announced that from January 1st, 2018 and forward, all new taxis would need to be zero-emissions in order to receive an operating license. To More

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 2014 review

Mitsubishi Outlander is a hi-tech, plug-in hybrid which delivers 148mpg and proves good to drive, too
Verdict
4
No other SUV can match the Outlander PHEV’s running costs – and it feels a well resolved car, too. The refinement is excellent and no other car combines this amount of space with such good fuel economy. The ride is a bit unsettled and the handling not particularly More

Mitsubishi Outlander is a hi-tech, plug-in hybrid which delivers 148mpg and proves good to drive, too
Verdict
4
No other SUV can match the Outlander PHEV’s running costs – and it feels a well resolved car, too. The refinement is excellent and no other car combines this amount of space with such good fuel economy. The ride is a bit unsettled and the handling not particularly More

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Why a compressed natural gas plug-in electric hybrid makes sense

Since the Prius arrived about 14 years ago all of the hybrids in America have been gasoline electric. Why not marry the two cleanest methods of propulsion we have?

Practical electric vehicles affordable to families in the middle and lower income levels do not yet exist. Sure, we can use tax and borrow economics to make anything seem affordable, but the truth is almost nobody is going to buy More

Since the Prius arrived about 14 years ago all of the hybrids in America have been gasoline electric. Why not marry the two cleanest methods of propulsion we have?

Practical electric vehicles affordable to families in the middle and lower income levels do not yet exist. Sure, we can use tax and borrow economics to make anything seem affordable, but the truth is almost nobody is going to buy More

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Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid comes with free home charging system, but only if you’re quick | ecomento.com

Not only is General Motors offering anultra-low-mileage lease on the new Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid, but early buyers will also get a free 240-volt home-charging system.

Cadillac is also offering free installation of the system, which fully charges the ELR’s battery in five hours, giving 37 miles of electric range. Like the Chevrolet Volt before it, once that charge is depleted a small g More

Not only is General Motors offering anultra-low-mileage lease on the new Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid, but early buyers will also get a free 240-volt home-charging system.

Cadillac is also offering free installation of the system, which fully charges the ELR’s battery in five hours, giving 37 miles of electric range. Like the Chevrolet Volt before it, once that charge is depleted a small g More

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Can flywheel technology drive out the battery from car hybrids?

Consider the hybrid car. Halfway between the traditional motor and the fully electric Nissan Leaf or the Volkswagen e-Up!, they’re a nod to green motoring. While retaining a conventional diesel engine, they can harvest kinetic energy from the car’s braking motion and use that to power an additional electric motor.

But batteries are energy-intensive to manufacture, and the weight of a ba More

Consider the hybrid car. Halfway between the traditional motor and the fully electric Nissan Leaf or the Volkswagen e-Up!, they’re a nod to green motoring. While retaining a conventional diesel engine, they can harvest kinetic energy from the car’s braking motion and use that to power an additional electric motor.

But batteries are energy-intensive to manufacture, and the weight of a ba More

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations: County to Compete for $500K Grant to Bring More

The Riverside County Economic Development Agency will compete for a slice of $4 million in Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Grants available through the California Energy Commission.
Posted by Maggie Avants (Editor) , January 28, 2014 at 03:13 PM
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The Riverside County Board of Supervisors today endorsed an Economic Development Agency request to apply for state funding that w More

The Riverside County Economic Development Agency will compete for a slice of $4 million in Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Grants available through the California Energy Commission.
Posted by Maggie Avants (Editor) , January 28, 2014 at 03:13 PM
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The Riverside County Board of Supervisors today endorsed an Economic Development Agency request to apply for state funding that w More

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London to get green car-sharing after charging station handover

THE FRENCH company taking over London’s network of electric car charging stations will this week start talks to install new chargers and eventually launch a car-sharing scheme similar to Autolib’ in Paris.

IER, a subsidiary of the Bollore conglomerate, will discuss with London’s boroughs its ambitions for electric cars in the city as it prepares to take over the charging network from More

THE FRENCH company taking over London’s network of electric car charging stations will this week start talks to install new chargers and eventually launch a car-sharing scheme similar to Autolib’ in Paris.

IER, a subsidiary of the Bollore conglomerate, will discuss with London’s boroughs its ambitions for electric cars in the city as it prepares to take over the charging network from More

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Martinez to end free electric vehicle charging at three stations

MARTINEZ — Electric vehicle owners can expect an end to free charging and parking in downtown Martinez after a unanimous City Council vote to charge a $1 per hour fee and limit time allowed at the city’s three downtown ChargePoint stations.

The new fees and time limits will not take effect until 30 days after an expected final approval of at the Feb. 5 council meeting. Stencilin More

MARTINEZ — Electric vehicle owners can expect an end to free charging and parking in downtown Martinez after a unanimous City Council vote to charge a $1 per hour fee and limit time allowed at the city’s three downtown ChargePoint stations.

The new fees and time limits will not take effect until 30 days after an expected final approval of at the Feb. 5 council meeting. Stencilin More

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UK all-electric car-sharing service debuts with three Renault EVs

E-Car Launch their first University Hub

The UK’s first entirely electric pay-per-use car club, E-Car Club have launched a car club service at the University of Hertfordshire in partnership with Source East and University of Hertfordshire. This is More

E-Car Launch their first University Hub

The UK’s first entirely electric pay-per-use car club, E-Car Club have launched a car club service at the University of Hertfordshire in partnership with Source East and University of Hertfordshire. This is More

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Electric Bikes to Keep Dominating Light Electric Vehicle Sales

Electric Bikes to Keep Dominating Light Electric Vehicle Sales, According to New IDTechEx Report Published at MarketPublishers.com

New research report “Light Electric Vehicles, Mobility Vehicles, E-Motorcycles and Micro-EVs (Quadricycles) 2013-2023” worked out by IDTechEx Ltd has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. According to the study, ebikes are poised to be in high d More

Electric Bikes to Keep Dominating Light Electric Vehicle Sales, According to New IDTechEx Report Published at MarketPublishers.com

New research report “Light Electric Vehicles, Mobility Vehicles, E-Motorcycles and Micro-EVs (Quadricycles) 2013-2023” worked out by IDTechEx Ltd has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. According to the study, ebikes are poised to be in high d More

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Make the switch to an electric vehicle today, to save money and the environment

Mónica Guzmán nailed it in her column [“Seen a Tesla today? Electric cars turn up fastest in Washington state,” Local News, Jan. 25]. Washingtonians have an unprecedented opportunity to show the rest of the country that gasoline-fired automobiles are so 20th century, and it appears that we are making headway in that regard.

We would have more money in our local economy, less carbon an More

Mónica Guzmán nailed it in her column [“Seen a Tesla today? Electric cars turn up fastest in Washington state,” Local News, Jan. 25]. Washingtonians have an unprecedented opportunity to show the rest of the country that gasoline-fired automobiles are so 20th century, and it appears that we are making headway in that regard.

We would have more money in our local economy, less carbon an More

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Washington Lawmaker Pushes For Sales Exemption For BMW i3 REx Buyers as New Jersey Exempts i3 REx From Sales Tax

Magendanz, R-Issaquah, wanted to make sure Washington state policy would encourage sales of cutting-edge green cars like the i3, especially since the vehicle helped create jobs in-state. He at first assumed Washington’s sales tax exemption for electric vehicles would apply to the i3, but when he checked with the state Department of Revenue it said its interpretation of current law makes the More

Magendanz, R-Issaquah, wanted to make sure Washington state policy would encourage sales of cutting-edge green cars like the i3, especially since the vehicle helped create jobs in-state. He at first assumed Washington’s sales tax exemption for electric vehicles would apply to the i3, but when he checked with the state Department of Revenue it said its interpretation of current law makes the More

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BYD e6 EV Taxi Off To London

BYD is also jumping on the London EV taxi bandwagon with its BYD e6 EV.

the Chinese-controlled company said it is bringing its range of pure electric private hire vehicles to Europe and has teamed up with London-based T More

BYD is also jumping on the London EV taxi bandwagon with its BYD e6 EV.

the Chinese-controlled company said it is bringing its range of pure electric private hire vehicles to Europe and has teamed up with London-based T More

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Tesla Model S: NY-To-FL Trip, From Home To South Carolina

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So far, the New York-to-Florida electric-car road trip in my 2013 Tesla Model S is progressing pretty much according to plan.

That’s not to say I haven’t learned a few things in traveling via the newly-completed network of Tesla Supercharger DC quick-charging stations.

One of them would be that cold weather really does cut the ran More

2013-tesla-model-s_100421969_s.jpg

So far, the New York-to-Florida electric-car road trip in my 2013 Tesla Model S is progressing pretty much according to plan.

That’s not to say I haven’t learned a few things in traveling via the newly-completed network of Tesla Supercharger DC quick-charging stations.

One of them would be that cold weather really does cut the ran More

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