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2014 Nissan Leaf Domestic Content: Now Closer To Volt, Focus Electric

Last fall, we learned that the first year of U.S. production of the Nissan Leaf electric cars, built in Smyrna, Tennessee, had only 15 percent North American content.

This year, the numbers are somewhat better–and they bring the Leaf closer to the domestic-content percentage of other plug-in electric vehicles built in the U.S., including the Chevrolet Volt and Ford Focus Electric.

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Last fall, we learned that the first year of U.S. production of the Nissan Leaf electric cars, built in Smyrna, Tennessee, had only 15 percent North American content.

This year, the numbers are somewhat better–and they bring the Leaf closer to the domestic-content percentage of other plug-in electric vehicles built in the U.S., including the Chevrolet Volt and Ford Focus Electric.

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UK: Keighley cab firm looks to the future with electric cars trial

Keighley cab firm looks to the future with electric cars trial

9:30am Monday 31st March 2014 in Keighley
Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Company owner Stuart Hastings with the electric car Company owner Stuart Hastings with the electric car

A Keighley cab firm is stepping into what could become the future of transport – by trialling an electric car.

Metro Taxis in Church More

Keighley cab firm looks to the future with electric cars trial

9:30am Monday 31st March 2014 in Keighley
Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Company owner Stuart Hastings with the electric car Company owner Stuart Hastings with the electric car

A Keighley cab firm is stepping into what could become the future of transport – by trialling an electric car.

Metro Taxis in Church More

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Government’s electric-cab plan fails to spark more suppliers’ interest

Three of the city’s four suppliers of electric cars say they are not keen on a government scheme to convert their green vehicles into taxis
PUBLISHED : Monday, 31 March, 2014, 6:16am
UPDATED : Mon More

Three of the city’s four suppliers of electric cars say they are not keen on a government scheme to convert their green vehicles into taxis
PUBLISHED : Monday, 31 March, 2014, 6:16am
UPDATED : Mon More

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USA: SMUD Juicing People Up For Electric Cars

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A high tech idea being driven forward: electric cars, getting a boost in Sacramento.

“We’re going to have more and more cars coming available on the market,” said Daniel Gehringer from the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.

With more cars, there’s the need for more juice. But, SMUD is showing off their pilot project to encourage people to get plugge More

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A high tech idea being driven forward: electric cars, getting a boost in Sacramento.

“We’re going to have more and more cars coming available on the market,” said Daniel Gehringer from the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.

With more cars, there’s the need for more juice. But, SMUD is showing off their pilot project to encourage people to get plugge More

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How cheap carbon fiber will help solve electric car range problems

The costs associated with carbon fiber production are set to fall rapidly and could see it become a mainstream alternative to aluminum and steel in the near future, according to an industry executive.

The knock-effects for the embryonic electric car industry are promising. Currently only high-end supercars and specialist vehicles such as the electric BMW i3 and i8 use carbon fiber extensive More

The costs associated with carbon fiber production are set to fall rapidly and could see it become a mainstream alternative to aluminum and steel in the near future, according to an industry executive.

The knock-effects for the embryonic electric car industry are promising. Currently only high-end supercars and specialist vehicles such as the electric BMW i3 and i8 use carbon fiber extensive More

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Why Oil State Texas Turns Out To Be Friendly To Electric Cars

As the land of big pickup trucks and Big Oil, Texas would hardly seem like the kind of place where electric cars could thrive.

Yet the Lone Star State is one of the friendliest for plug-in cars which, according to a recent Navigant Research post, have a powerful ally there: utility companies.

There are now around 5,000 electric cars registered in Texas, and that number is expected to More

As the land of big pickup trucks and Big Oil, Texas would hardly seem like the kind of place where electric cars could thrive.

Yet the Lone Star State is one of the friendliest for plug-in cars which, according to a recent Navigant Research post, have a powerful ally there: utility companies.

There are now around 5,000 electric cars registered in Texas, and that number is expected to More

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Elegant and electric, car part of ‘brand’

But ‘nice’ doesn’t come close to describing his newest vehicle, a totally electric Tesla.

It’s an evironmentally-friendly machine, with no gas engine. It has green licence plates issued by the province, along with a rebate of $8,500. And it’s permitted in the HOV commuter lanes on highways, with just one person. But the eco-friendly factor wasn’t the draw, says the Niagara-on-th More

But ‘nice’ doesn’t come close to describing his newest vehicle, a totally electric Tesla.

It’s an evironmentally-friendly machine, with no gas engine. It has green licence plates issued by the province, along with a rebate of $8,500. And it’s permitted in the HOV commuter lanes on highways, with just one person. But the eco-friendly factor wasn’t the draw, says the Niagara-on-th More

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rapid charing come to northeast

Northumberland County Council is installing 20 multi-standard electric vehicle (EV) chargers from ABB to provide the county’s electric car drivers with convenient charging locations to extend their range.

The installation is part of a network of over 500 rapid charge points nationwide, part funded by OLEV (Department for Transport’s, Office for Low Emission Vehicles). It is one of OLEV More

Northumberland County Council is installing 20 multi-standard electric vehicle (EV) chargers from ABB to provide the county’s electric car drivers with convenient charging locations to extend their range.

The installation is part of a network of over 500 rapid charge points nationwide, part funded by OLEV (Department for Transport’s, Office for Low Emission Vehicles). It is one of OLEV More

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rapid charing come to northeast

Northumberland County Council is installing 20 multi-standard electric vehicle (EV) chargers from ABB to provide the county’s electric car drivers with convenient charging locations to extend their range.

The installation is part of a network of over 500 rapid charge points nationwide, part funded by OLEV (Department for Transport’s, Office for Low Emission Vehicles). It is one of OLEV More

Northumberland County Council is installing 20 multi-standard electric vehicle (EV) chargers from ABB to provide the county’s electric car drivers with convenient charging locations to extend their range.

The installation is part of a network of over 500 rapid charge points nationwide, part funded by OLEV (Department for Transport’s, Office for Low Emission Vehicles). It is one of OLEV More

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rapid charing come to northeast

Northumberland County Council is installing 20 multi-standard electric vehicle (EV) chargers from ABB to provide the county’s electric car drivers with convenient charging locations to extend their range.

The installation is part of a network of over 500 rapid charge points nationwide, part funded by OLEV (Department for Transport’s, Office for Low Emission Vehicles). It is one of OLEV More

Northumberland County Council is installing 20 multi-standard electric vehicle (EV) chargers from ABB to provide the county’s electric car drivers with convenient charging locations to extend their range.

The installation is part of a network of over 500 rapid charge points nationwide, part funded by OLEV (Department for Transport’s, Office for Low Emission Vehicles). It is one of OLEV More

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2014 Cadillac ELR hybrid NHTSA recalled over Electronic Stability Control system software issues – Autoweek

The 2014 Cadillac ELR is being recalled for an issue with its electronic stability control (ESC) system. According to the NHTSA, the software for the car’s electronic stability control system may inhibit certain ESC functions, and fail to alert the driver than ESC is partially or fully disabled. This could potentilly give the driver no warning that ESC may be off entirely, which could result More

The 2014 Cadillac ELR is being recalled for an issue with its electronic stability control (ESC) system. According to the NHTSA, the software for the car’s electronic stability control system may inhibit certain ESC functions, and fail to alert the driver than ESC is partially or fully disabled. This could potentilly give the driver no warning that ESC may be off entirely, which could result More

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2014 Cadillac ELR hybrid NHTSA recalled over Electronic Stability Control system software issues – Autoweek

The 2014 Cadillac ELR is being recalled for an issue with its electronic stability control (ESC) system. According to the NHTSA, the software for the car’s electronic stability control system may inhibit certain ESC functions, and fail to alert the driver than ESC is partially or fully disabled. This could potentilly give the driver no warning that ESC may be off entirely, which could result More

The 2014 Cadillac ELR is being recalled for an issue with its electronic stability control (ESC) system. According to the NHTSA, the software for the car’s electronic stability control system may inhibit certain ESC functions, and fail to alert the driver than ESC is partially or fully disabled. This could potentilly give the driver no warning that ESC may be off entirely, which could result More

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2014 Cadillac ELR hybrid NHTSA recalled over Electronic Stability Control system software issues – Autoweek

The 2014 Cadillac ELR is being recalled for an issue with its electronic stability control (ESC) system. According to the NHTSA, the software for the car’s electronic stability control system may inhibit certain ESC functions, and fail to alert the driver than ESC is partially or fully disabled. This could potentilly give the driver no warning that ESC may be off entirely, which could result More

The 2014 Cadillac ELR is being recalled for an issue with its electronic stability control (ESC) system. According to the NHTSA, the software for the car’s electronic stability control system may inhibit certain ESC functions, and fail to alert the driver than ESC is partially or fully disabled. This could potentilly give the driver no warning that ESC may be off entirely, which could result More

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LA Times – BMW announces expanded U.S. plant to build X7, plug-in hybrid X5

BMW has announced it will lumber into the full-size SUV game in the coming years with the introduction of an all-new model, to be called the X7.

In an announcement on Friday at its Spartanburg, S.C., plant, the German automaker said the three-row SUV would be produced at that facility for export around the globe.

“With the BMW X7, we are developing another, larger X model, which More

BMW has announced it will lumber into the full-size SUV game in the coming years with the introduction of an all-new model, to be called the X7.

In an announcement on Friday at its Spartanburg, S.C., plant, the German automaker said the three-row SUV would be produced at that facility for export around the globe.

“With the BMW X7, we are developing another, larger X model, which More

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Government’s electric-cab plan fails to spark more suppliers’ interest | South China Morning Post

Three of the city’s four suppliers of electric cars say they are not keen on a government scheme to convert their green vehicles into taxis
ADA LEE
ada.lee@scmp.com
PUBLISHED : Monday, 31 March, 2014, 6:16am
UPDATED : Monday, 31 March, 2014, 6:16am

Government’s electric-cab plan fails to spark more suppliers’ in More

Three of the city’s four suppliers of electric cars say they are not keen on a government scheme to convert their green vehicles into taxis
ADA LEE
ada.lee@scmp.com
PUBLISHED : Monday, 31 March, 2014, 6:16am
UPDATED : Monday, 31 March, 2014, 6:16am

Government’s electric-cab plan fails to spark more suppliers’ in More

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Tesla Motors Inc Should Watch Germany, Not Detroit for Competition

Detroit can’t seem to get electric vehicles right. The Chevy Volt by General Motors (NYSE: GM ) is only half electric and isn’t inspirational for the high-end market that can go electric. The Nissan Leaf would leave even the shortest commuter with range anxiety. And the Ford (NYSE: F ) Focus Electric doesn’t quite provide enough range or excitement to be a real competitor.

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Detroit can’t seem to get electric vehicles right. The Chevy Volt by General Motors (NYSE: GM ) is only half electric and isn’t inspirational for the high-end market that can go electric. The Nissan Leaf would leave even the shortest commuter with range anxiety. And the Ford (NYSE: F ) Focus Electric doesn’t quite provide enough range or excitement to be a real competitor.

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Japan to build one of the world’s biggest solar power plants

Setouchi, a city in the western prefecture of Okayama, will be home to a solar power plant with a generating capacity of 230,000 KW, making it the largest facility of its kind in Japan and one of the biggest in world, the Nikkei business newspaper reported.

U.S.-based industrial giant General Electric Co. plans to take a majority stake in the plant’s operator, opening the way for it t More

Setouchi, a city in the western prefecture of Okayama, will be home to a solar power plant with a generating capacity of 230,000 KW, making it the largest facility of its kind in Japan and one of the biggest in world, the Nikkei business newspaper reported.

U.S.-based industrial giant General Electric Co. plans to take a majority stake in the plant’s operator, opening the way for it t More

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El Paso-Las Cruces borderplex not on Tesla Motor’s list for $5 billion factory

Official: Regional sales pitch needed
By Vic Kolenc / El Paso Times
Posted: 03/30/2014 12:25:01 AM MDT

Tesla workers cheer on the first Tesla Model S cars sold during a rally in June 2012 at the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. Tesla Motors has announced
Tesla workers cheer on the first Tesla Model S cars sold during a rally in June 2012 at the Tesla factory in Fremont, More

Official: Regional sales pitch needed
By Vic Kolenc / El Paso Times
Posted: 03/30/2014 12:25:01 AM MDT

Tesla workers cheer on the first Tesla Model S cars sold during a rally in June 2012 at the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. Tesla Motors has announced
Tesla workers cheer on the first Tesla Model S cars sold during a rally in June 2012 at the Tesla factory in Fremont, More

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Norway has fallen in love with electric cars – but the affair is coming to an end

Free parking, incentives and driving in bus lanes push Tesla Model S and Nissan Leaf to top of best-seller lists

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Free parking, incentives and driving in bus lanes push Tesla Model S and Nissan Leaf to top of best-seller lists

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theguardian.com, Wednesday 29 January 2014 09.48 EST
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Electric Cars in Oslo, Norway
A driver leaves a free car park reserved for el More

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Will NYC’s CitiBike Shared Bicycles Get Add-On Electric Power?


CitiBike NYC racks in Manhattan, by Margaret Bedore (CC 3.0)

New York’s Citibike bike-sharing program may be laudably green, but pedaling isn’t always easy.

Now, there’s a startup that hopes to More


CitiBike NYC racks in Manhattan, by Margaret Bedore (CC 3.0)

New York’s Citibike bike-sharing program may be laudably green, but pedaling isn’t always easy.

Now, there’s a startup that hopes to More

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GREEN VIEW: Pros and cons of electric cars

I have read many articles announcing that the latest car technology will be the solution to our environmental problems, but even I am not blind to the fact that we make decisions based on other things than whole life cost, writes Peter Gudde.

That being said, the UK car fleet is becoming more resource efficient with cars designed to be lower air pollution emitters. Improvement will take tim More

I have read many articles announcing that the latest car technology will be the solution to our environmental problems, but even I am not blind to the fact that we make decisions based on other things than whole life cost, writes Peter Gudde.

That being said, the UK car fleet is becoming more resource efficient with cars designed to be lower air pollution emitters. Improvement will take tim More

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Honda unveils model house built to support electric car

Honda is showcasing its energy efficiency technology in a model house built around the electric car at the University of California at Davis. The structure includes provisions for the company’s Fit EV sedan, LED lighting, plus uses solar and geothermal energy sources, according to the automaker.

By George Parrott, Guest blogger / March 26, 2014

Yesterday, though, the Japanese c More

Honda is showcasing its energy efficiency technology in a model house built around the electric car at the University of California at Davis. The structure includes provisions for the company’s Fit EV sedan, LED lighting, plus uses solar and geothermal energy sources, according to the automaker.

By George Parrott, Guest blogger / March 26, 2014

Yesterday, though, the Japanese c More

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Tesla Motors, Inc.: A First-Quarter 2014 Review

) growth story continues to accelerate in 2014, though there have been many twists and turns in the road. The abundance of news that comes out about the electric-vehicle maker can make it challenging to keep up to date. So a summary of the notable events involving Tesla during the first quarter of 2014 might prove handy.

First, a word about Tesla’s stock: It’s up 41% since the s More

) growth story continues to accelerate in 2014, though there have been many twists and turns in the road. The abundance of news that comes out about the electric-vehicle maker can make it challenging to keep up to date. So a summary of the notable events involving Tesla during the first quarter of 2014 might prove handy.

First, a word about Tesla’s stock: It’s up 41% since the s More

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Tesla electric car company gets short reprieve from Christie administration

With days to go before it was to be barred from selling cars in New Jersey directly to consumers, Gov. Chris Christie’s administration has given Tesla a short reprieve.

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission will allow the electric car manufacturer to keep selling vehicles at its two New Jersey showrooms until April 15th, it announced today.

“The MVC this week sent out letters t More

With days to go before it was to be barred from selling cars in New Jersey directly to consumers, Gov. Chris Christie’s administration has given Tesla a short reprieve.

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission will allow the electric car manufacturer to keep selling vehicles at its two New Jersey showrooms until April 15th, it announced today.

“The MVC this week sent out letters t More

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USA: Cupertino’s 6th Annual Earth Day Festival, 4/5/2014, 11:00 am

Reminder from: eaasv Yahoo Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eaasv/cal

Cupertino’s 6th Annual Earth Day Festival
Saturday April 5, 2014
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
(GMT-08.00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Location: 10350 Torre Avenue Cupertino, CA 95014

Notes:
Cupertino Civic Center Plaza
Room for 10
2 Volunteers
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Reminder from: eaasv Yahoo Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eaasv/cal

Cupertino’s 6th Annual Earth Day Festival
Saturday April 5, 2014
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
(GMT-08.00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Location: 10350 Torre Avenue Cupertino, CA 95014

Notes:
Cupertino Civic Center Plaza
Room for 10
2 Volunteers
More More

GM lops $5,000 off Chevy Volt price for 2014 – CNET

General Motors, responding to price competition in the electric vehicle market, cuts the price of its plug-in hybrid to $34,995.
by Brooke Crothers
@mbrookec
August 6, 2013 12:01 PM PDT Updated: March 27, 2014 5:25 PM PDT

GM’s plug-in hybrid will now start at $34,995. And if you include rebates, even less.
General Motors
General Motors slashed the price More

General Motors, responding to price competition in the electric vehicle market, cuts the price of its plug-in hybrid to $34,995.
by Brooke Crothers
@mbrookec
August 6, 2013 12:01 PM PDT Updated: March 27, 2014 5:25 PM PDT

GM’s plug-in hybrid will now start at $34,995. And if you include rebates, even less.
General Motors
General Motors slashed the price More

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Tesla, Cuomo Cut Deal to Keep N.Y. Stores – WSJ.com

Car Maker Can Keep 5 Existing Stores as Long as It Doesn’t Open More Direct Sales Outlets in State

Tesla Motors’ direct-sales approach has met with opposition from car dealers in various states. Here, a Tesla showroom in Manhattan. Photo: Demotix/Corbis
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Electric car maker Tesla MotorsInc. struck a deal Friday with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomoand the state& More

Car Maker Can Keep 5 Existing Stores as Long as It Doesn’t Open More Direct Sales Outlets in State

Tesla Motors’ direct-sales approach has met with opposition from car dealers in various states. Here, a Tesla showroom in Manhattan. Photo: Demotix/Corbis
By
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Electric car maker Tesla MotorsInc. struck a deal Friday with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomoand the state& More

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Massachusetts To Offer $2,500 Rebate on Plug-In Electric Vehicles

Military battery requirements are growing and changing.
Lithium and Zinc based batteries are making their way into military applications.
Review of several companies currently delivering equipment in the space.
Modern soldiers have been referred to as “Energizer Bunnies” because they are significantly weighed down by large numbers of heavy batteries. This has created More

Military battery requirements are growing and changing.
Lithium and Zinc based batteries are making their way into military applications.
Review of several companies currently delivering equipment in the space.
Modern soldiers have been referred to as “Energizer Bunnies” because they are significantly weighed down by large numbers of heavy batteries. This has created More

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Next-Generation Military Battery Suppliers Are Fully Charged

Military battery requirements are growing and changing.
Lithium and Zinc based batteries are making their way into military applications.
Review of several companies currently delivering equipment in the space.
Modern soldiers have been referred to as “Energizer Bunnies” because they are significantly weighed down by large numbers of heavy batteries. This has created More

Military battery requirements are growing and changing.
Lithium and Zinc based batteries are making their way into military applications.
Review of several companies currently delivering equipment in the space.
Modern soldiers have been referred to as “Energizer Bunnies” because they are significantly weighed down by large numbers of heavy batteries. This has created More

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Mountain Law: New law allows tenants and HOA unit owners to install electric vehicle charging statio | SummitDaily.com

Saturday 29 March 2014

Tax breaks on hybrid and fully electric cars cost the Dutch treasury €500m last year, the Volkskrant reported at the weekend.

The benefits have been reduced since the beginning of 2014 because no-one anticipated they would be so successful, the Volkskrant says. For example, the financial advantages of buying a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV could mount up to €31 More

Saturday 29 March 2014

Tax breaks on hybrid and fully electric cars cost the Dutch treasury €500m last year, the Volkskrant reported at the weekend.

The benefits have been reduced since the beginning of 2014 because no-one anticipated they would be so successful, the Volkskrant says. For example, the financial advantages of buying a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV could mount up to €31 More

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