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VW to launch 10 green cars in China by 2018

April 29, 2014 11:11 CET

Volkswagen Group plans to introduce 10 electric and plug-in hybrid models in China by 2018 to strengthen its presence in the market.

The Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, has already arrived in Chinese showrooms. Later this year, the automaker will launch two electric cars, the Volkswagen e-Up and e-Golf, the company announced recently at the Be More

April 29, 2014 11:11 CET

Volkswagen Group plans to introduce 10 electric and plug-in hybrid models in China by 2018 to strengthen its presence in the market.

The Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, has already arrived in Chinese showrooms. Later this year, the automaker will launch two electric cars, the Volkswagen e-Up and e-Golf, the company announced recently at the Be More

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Mr. Electric, Sun Country Highway Announce Collaborative Partnership

Mr. Electric, Leading Electric Service Provider, and Sun Country Highway, World’s Premier Electric Vehicle Charging Station Supplier, Announce US Partnership to Expand EV Charging Stations Nationally

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Mr. Electric, Leading Electric Service Provider, and Sun Country Highway, World’s Premier Electric Vehicle Charging Station Supplier, Announce US Partnership to Expand EV Charging Stations Nationally

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MD Boosts Electric-Car Tax Credit, CA Adds Funds To Rebate Program

Government incentives are a major perk of electric-car ownership, and two states have now ensured that more people are encouraged to drive zero-emission vehicles.

On April 7, the Maryland General Assembly passed HB 1345 (via Charged EVs), which now awaits the signature of Governor Martin O’Malley.

2014 Chevrolet Volt

2014 Chevrolet Volt

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Government incentives are a major perk of electric-car ownership, and two states have now ensured that more people are encouraged to drive zero-emission vehicles.

On April 7, the Maryland General Assembly passed HB 1345 (via Charged EVs), which now awaits the signature of Governor Martin O’Malley.

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2014 Chevrolet Volt

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Electric car grant extended to 2017 thanks to new funding

Drivers choosing electric cars will benefit from a £500 million investment, which extends the government’s £5000 EV incentive scheme for three more years
Electric car grant to be extended to 2017 thanks to new funding
The BMW i3 is among the electric cars to benefit from the government’s £5000 grant

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Drivers choosing electric cars will benefit from a £500 million investment, which extends the government’s £5000 EV incentive scheme for three more years
Electric car grant to be extended to 2017 thanks to new funding
The BMW i3 is among the electric cars to benefit from the government’s £5000 grant

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Tesla Makes Inroads for Its Electric Car

launches its first electric car in China. The newly launched Model S, a sedan has been delivered to eight customers in the mainland. They are planning to build charging stations all over the country but for now the cars can be charged from wall socket only.

Targeting a Charged-Up Market

China has been on the top list of all the automobile companies as it is a developing country. Ther More

launches its first electric car in China. The newly launched Model S, a sedan has been delivered to eight customers in the mainland. They are planning to build charging stations all over the country but for now the cars can be charged from wall socket only.

Targeting a Charged-Up Market

China has been on the top list of all the automobile companies as it is a developing country. Ther More

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Nissan Donates $15,000 CHAdeMO Quick Charger To Hospital In Monterey, California

With little fanfare, Nissan continues to support the rollout of CHAdeMO quick chargers in the US.

A perfect example of Nissan’s continued support is in Monterey, California where the automaker donated a $15,000 CHAdeMO quick charger to the Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula.

Can you name one other automaker who donates $15,000 chargers?

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With little fanfare, Nissan continues to support the rollout of CHAdeMO quick chargers in the US.

A perfect example of Nissan’s continued support is in Monterey, California where the automaker donated a $15,000 CHAdeMO quick charger to the Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula.

Can you name one other automaker who donates $15,000 chargers?

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Mercedes releases electric-only B-Class in the US

With a range of 85 miles and a sticker of about $42,000, this car is a pretty good deal, given the other choices. Though the Nissan Leaf isn’t bad, the ‘Merc goes for about $34K after a $7,500 federal subsidy for electric cars, which may vary depending upon which state you live in. Though the US is the first market for this car, it’s only being sold in 8 different states that actually have a More

With a range of 85 miles and a sticker of about $42,000, this car is a pretty good deal, given the other choices. Though the Nissan Leaf isn’t bad, the ‘Merc goes for about $34K after a $7,500 federal subsidy for electric cars, which may vary depending upon which state you live in. Though the US is the first market for this car, it’s only being sold in 8 different states that actually have a More

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EV Infrastructure Validation: World Record-Breaking Electric Vehicle Journey Complete

Earlier this month, the Epic Electric American Road Trip, a 24-day, 12,183-mile battery-powered journey sponsored by electric vehicle (EV) software and information services company Recargo Inc., was completed.

They expect to be awarded Guinness World Record verification for the longest vehicle journey ever taken using 100% electric power. The goal was to emphasize the possibilities of the More

Earlier this month, the Epic Electric American Road Trip, a 24-day, 12,183-mile battery-powered journey sponsored by electric vehicle (EV) software and information services company Recargo Inc., was completed.

They expect to be awarded Guinness World Record verification for the longest vehicle journey ever taken using 100% electric power. The goal was to emphasize the possibilities of the More

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Global scientists plan Vancouver Fukushima session

The lack of available information about Fukushima-associated radiation risks in the Pacific Ocean and for North America’s Pacific Northwest region has caught the attention of a prestigious group of international scientists.
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The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)—which represents about 5,500 chemists, biologists, and toxicologists from more than 100 co More

The lack of available information about Fukushima-associated radiation risks in the Pacific Ocean and for North America’s Pacific Northwest region has caught the attention of a prestigious group of international scientists.
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The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)—which represents about 5,500 chemists, biologists, and toxicologists from more than 100 co More

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USA More electric car chargers to be added to campus parking lots

A Nissan LEAF uses one of the two charging stations located in the F5 parking lot, Apr. 21. They are the only fast-charge stations on campus and can charge a drive range between 60 to 80 miles in about 20 minutes. Photo Credit: Lucas Esposito / Daily Sundial

In continuing to work toward reducing commuter emissions and miles by faculty, staff and students, CSUN has added additional electric More

A Nissan LEAF uses one of the two charging stations located in the F5 parking lot, Apr. 21. They are the only fast-charge stations on campus and can charge a drive range between 60 to 80 miles in about 20 minutes. Photo Credit: Lucas Esposito / Daily Sundial

In continuing to work toward reducing commuter emissions and miles by faculty, staff and students, CSUN has added additional electric More

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US rollout of electric charging stations slowing down

Falling numbers of electric charging stations could exacerbate ‘range anxiety’ of electric vehicle drivers
Pic: Dylan Passmore/Flickr

Pic: Dylan Passmore/Flickr

By Gerard Wynn

Private sector and government owners last year opened fewer electric charging stations, US data suggest, while distribution of liquefied natural gas (LNG) showed a small increase from a very lo More

Falling numbers of electric charging stations could exacerbate ‘range anxiety’ of electric vehicle drivers
Pic: Dylan Passmore/Flickr

Pic: Dylan Passmore/Flickr

By Gerard Wynn

Private sector and government owners last year opened fewer electric charging stations, US data suggest, while distribution of liquefied natural gas (LNG) showed a small increase from a very lo More

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British Gas Orders 100 Nissan e-NV200 Electric Vans For its Fleet

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Following a UK-wide trial that took place over this past winter, British Gas has placed an order for 100 all-electric Nissan e-NV200 vans. The electric vans are to be delivered to British Gas in two batches, half as soon as p More

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Following a UK-wide trial that took place over this past winter, British Gas has placed an order for 100 all-electric Nissan e-NV200 vans. The electric vans are to be delivered to British Gas in two batches, half as soon as p More

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Kandi Technologies Signs Supply Contract With Lishen Battery System Co., Ltd – MarketWatch

MOSCOW, April 29 (RIA Novosti) – Almost half of families evacuated from disaster-hit Fukushima Prefecture have been split up and nearly 70 percent of all evacuees feel distressed and frustrated, according to the results of a survey released by the Asahi Shimbun newspaper Tuesday.

According to the survey, only 45 percent of families continued to live together after the evacuation, while 49 More

MOSCOW, April 29 (RIA Novosti) – Almost half of families evacuated from disaster-hit Fukushima Prefecture have been split up and nearly 70 percent of all evacuees feel distressed and frustrated, according to the results of a survey released by the Asahi Shimbun newspaper Tuesday.

According to the survey, only 45 percent of families continued to live together after the evacuation, while 49 More

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Fukushima Disaster Taking Heavy Toll on Families – Survey | World | RIA Novosti

MOSCOW, April 29 (RIA Novosti) – Almost half of families evacuated from disaster-hit Fukushima Prefecture have been split up and nearly 70 percent of all evacuees feel distressed and frustrated, according to the results of a survey released by the Asahi Shimbun newspaper Tuesday.

According to the survey, only 45 percent of families continued to live together after the evacuation, while 49 More

MOSCOW, April 29 (RIA Novosti) – Almost half of families evacuated from disaster-hit Fukushima Prefecture have been split up and nearly 70 percent of all evacuees feel distressed and frustrated, according to the results of a survey released by the Asahi Shimbun newspaper Tuesday.

According to the survey, only 45 percent of families continued to live together after the evacuation, while 49 More

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Toyota RAV4 EV Gets New Lease Incentives In Bid To Increase Sales | CleanTechnica

Toyota’s making big moves with regard to leasing incentives in an effort to boost the flagging sales of its RAV4 EV. To be exact, a total of $16,500 in lease incentives will now be available to those looking to give the compliance-market EV a go.

The EV was originally created simply as a means of meeting California regulations, but sales in the state aren’t high enough. As per regulatio More

Toyota’s making big moves with regard to leasing incentives in an effort to boost the flagging sales of its RAV4 EV. To be exact, a total of $16,500 in lease incentives will now be available to those looking to give the compliance-market EV a go.

The EV was originally created simply as a means of meeting California regulations, but sales in the state aren’t high enough. As per regulatio More

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Nissan Likely To Offer Longer Range LEAFs Within A Few Years | CleanTechnica

Good news! Those of you who love the Nissan LEAF (whether you own/lease one or not), but still wish that it had more range, may soon be getting your wish!

Well, not that soon really… But relatively soon… While nothing has been confirmed for sure, and nothing is yet set in stone, it is looking increasingly likely that a longer-range Nissan LEAF will be released before the end of 2016 or More

Good news! Those of you who love the Nissan LEAF (whether you own/lease one or not), but still wish that it had more range, may soon be getting your wish!

Well, not that soon really… But relatively soon… While nothing has been confirmed for sure, and nothing is yet set in stone, it is looking increasingly likely that a longer-range Nissan LEAF will be released before the end of 2016 or More

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BMW i3 Range Extender awarded green HOV sticker in California | ecomento.com

The BMW i3 Range Extender has beenawarded a green HOV sticker by the California Air Resources Board, meaning that owners will be eligible for single-occupant access to California’s carpool lanes.

The carbon fiber megacity car joins similarly ‘range extended’ vehicles such as the Chevrolet Volt and Cadillac ELR in qualifying for the green sticker, as well as more conventional plug-in h More

The BMW i3 Range Extender has beenawarded a green HOV sticker by the California Air Resources Board, meaning that owners will be eligible for single-occupant access to California’s carpool lanes.

The carbon fiber megacity car joins similarly ‘range extended’ vehicles such as the Chevrolet Volt and Cadillac ELR in qualifying for the green sticker, as well as more conventional plug-in h More

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Zap Takes Orders for 25,000 of Its Electric Cars – MarketWatch

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Apr 29, 2014 (ACCESSWIRE via COMTEX) — ZAP’s (otcqb:ZAAP) stock volume skyrocketed Apr 28, with 5,286,443 shares changing hands, nearly 6 times its three-month average volume of 949,358 shares.

The tremendous surge in stock volume is being fueled by the U.S.-China electric car company& More

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Design News – Captain Hybrid – Electric Vehicles Get Good Grades for Reliability

When it comes to designing for reliability, electric cars are proving that simpler is better, a recent Consumer Reports owner survey has concluded. ”In general, electric cars have been stellar,” Jake Fisher, director of auto testing for Consumer’s Union, tells Design News. “The fact that they don’t have to carry around a gas engine or conventional transmission tends to make them pretty r More

When it comes to designing for reliability, electric cars are proving that simpler is better, a recent Consumer Reports owner survey has concluded. ”In general, electric cars have been stellar,” Jake Fisher, director of auto testing for Consumer’s Union, tells Design News. “The fact that they don’t have to carry around a gas engine or conventional transmission tends to make them pretty r More

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Radiation level in tuna off Oregon coast tripled after Fukushima disaster — RT USA

While the state of Oregon gears up to test its shores for radioactive contamination from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, university scientists have found that radiation levels in some albacore tuna caught off its coast have tripled.

According to researchers at the University of Oregon, the results came after tests analyzed the cesium levels in 26 tuna caught prior to the 2011 nuclear More

While the state of Oregon gears up to test its shores for radioactive contamination from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, university scientists have found that radiation levels in some albacore tuna caught off its coast have tripled.

According to researchers at the University of Oregon, the results came after tests analyzed the cesium levels in 26 tuna caught prior to the 2011 nuclear More

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Nissan Likely To Offer Longer Range LEAFs Within A Few Years

Good news! Those of you who love the Nissan LEAF (whether you own/lease one or not), but still wish that it had more range, may soon be getting your wish!

Well, not that soon really… But relatively soon… While nothing has been confirmed for sure, and nothing is yet set in stone, it is looking increasingly likely that a longer-range Nissan LEAF will be released before the end of 2016 or More

Good news! Those of you who love the Nissan LEAF (whether you own/lease one or not), but still wish that it had more range, may soon be getting your wish!

Well, not that soon really… But relatively soon… While nothing has been confirmed for sure, and nothing is yet set in stone, it is looking increasingly likely that a longer-range Nissan LEAF will be released before the end of 2016 or More

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Worried about losing power, Nick? Now Clegg launches £500million fund to overcome fears about electric cars’ flat batteries

Cash boost announced today will fund more roadside charging point plugs
Initiative will extend £5,000 subsidy encouraging drivers to buy the vehicles
Move follows criticism that motorists are being put off buying cars because of the lack of places to charge them
The rapid charge-points can power up a car in as little as 20 minutes
Councils able to bid f More

Cash boost announced today will fund more roadside charging point plugs
Initiative will extend £5,000 subsidy encouraging drivers to buy the vehicles
Move follows criticism that motorists are being put off buying cars because of the lack of places to charge them
The rapid charge-points can power up a car in as little as 20 minutes
Councils able to bid f More

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Driving the Mercedes Electric Car, All for $42,375.00

PALO ALTO, CA. (TheStreet) — I have now driven the all-electric Mercedes luxury car, and I’ll attempt to compare it against its competitors, primarily the BMW i3 but also the Nissan LEAF and the Chevrolet Volt.

The electric Mercedes will start to appear in dealerships in July, and the base price is $42,375 including mandatory $925 destination charge. The gasoline and diesel-powe More

PALO ALTO, CA. (TheStreet) — I have now driven the all-electric Mercedes luxury car, and I’ll attempt to compare it against its competitors, primarily the BMW i3 but also the Nissan LEAF and the Chevrolet Volt.

The electric Mercedes will start to appear in dealerships in July, and the base price is $42,375 including mandatory $925 destination charge. The gasoline and diesel-powe More

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Lithium Sulfur batteries last for more charge cycles using a nickel-based metal organic framework cathode

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Today’s electric vehicles are typically powered by lithium-ion batteries. But the chemistry of lithium-ion batteries limits how much energy they can store. As a result, electric vehicle drivers are often anxious about how far they can go before needing to charge. One promising solution is the lithium-sulfur battery, More

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Today’s electric vehicles are typically powered by lithium-ion batteries. But the chemistry of lithium-ion batteries limits how much energy they can store. As a result, electric vehicle drivers are often anxious about how far they can go before needing to charge. One promising solution is the lithium-sulfur battery, More

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Is Tesla planning another electric car factory in California?

Is Tesla going to be manufacturing more cars or car parts at a new facility?

The electric car company won’t comment specifically, but city officials in tiny Lathrop, Calif., say work is underway converting a 431,000-square-foot facility that once housed a Chrysler-Daimler distribution center into a Tesla factory.

Lathrop City Manager Steve Salvatore, confirming the arrival of T More

Is Tesla going to be manufacturing more cars or car parts at a new facility?

The electric car company won’t comment specifically, but city officials in tiny Lathrop, Calif., say work is underway converting a 431,000-square-foot facility that once housed a Chrysler-Daimler distribution center into a Tesla factory.

Lathrop City Manager Steve Salvatore, confirming the arrival of T More

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Utah gets favorable grade for electric vehicle policies

The world’s first round-the-world tour in a standard electric car drives on South Temple as it stops in Salt Lake Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Utah received a B-plus for legislation it passed this last session promoting the use of electric vehicles and improving infrastructure. The report card measured Utah against five other Southwest states and has it second only to Colorado.

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The world’s first round-the-world tour in a standard electric car drives on South Temple as it stops in Salt Lake Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Utah received a B-plus for legislation it passed this last session promoting the use of electric vehicles and improving infrastructure. The report card measured Utah against five other Southwest states and has it second only to Colorado.

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Wearable device battery could last 10 years

Researchers at ORNL test a new battery that is safer and longer lasting than current ones, but it could be years before it reaches products
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IDG News Service – Researchers have designed a battery that could keep wearable and health care devices running for 10 or more years without a recharge.

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Flexible battery, no lithium required

A thin-film energy storage device, seen attached to a polymer backing, retains its battery- and supercapacitor-like qualities even after being flexed 1,000 times, according to tests at Rice Univ. The device shows potential for flexible and wearable electronics. Image: Jeff Fitlow/Rice Univ. A thin-film energy storage device, seen attached to a polymer backing, retains its battery- and supercapacit More

A thin-film energy storage device, seen attached to a polymer backing, retains its battery- and supercapacitor-like qualities even after being flexed 1,000 times, according to tests at Rice Univ. The device shows potential for flexible and wearable electronics. Image: Jeff Fitlow/Rice Univ. A thin-film energy storage device, seen attached to a polymer backing, retains its battery- and supercapacit More

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Researchers develop all-carbon lithium battery

Engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new type of rechargeable lithium battery with components made entirely of carbon. Unlike the lithium-ion batteries currently sold around the world to power smart phones, laptops, and countless other devices, this new battery is made without the toxic metal cobalt. The new technology pairs an anode and cathode made from th More

Engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new type of rechargeable lithium battery with components made entirely of carbon. Unlike the lithium-ion batteries currently sold around the world to power smart phones, laptops, and countless other devices, this new battery is made without the toxic metal cobalt. The new technology pairs an anode and cathode made from th More

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