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Singapore lifts ban on food imported from Fukushima | GlobalPost

Singapore has decided to lift a ban on food imports from Fukushima Prefecture in Japan, where the disaster-struck Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is located, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Saturday at a meeting with his visiting Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.

In response, Abe expressed his gratitude and said, “It gives Fukushima great courage,” Japanese governmen More

Singapore has decided to lift a ban on food imports from Fukushima Prefecture in Japan, where the disaster-struck Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is located, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Saturday at a meeting with his visiting Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.

In response, Abe expressed his gratitude and said, “It gives Fukushima great courage,” Japanese governmen More

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The News Wheel

While women account for half of all cars sold or leased, they are only adopting EVs like the Nissan LEAF at a 30 percent-or-less clip

According to a report compiled by the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies based open studies of early adopters of vehicles like the Nissan LEAF, women and men are different in their approaches to when to charge their PEVs. Among all the other determi More

While women account for half of all cars sold or leased, they are only adopting EVs like the Nissan LEAF at a 30 percent-or-less clip

According to a report compiled by the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies based open studies of early adopters of vehicles like the Nissan LEAF, women and men are different in their approaches to when to charge their PEVs. Among all the other determi More

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Credit union plugs green credentials with free electric bays

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Vancity employee Pat Shellard plugs his 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car into a charging station at the credit union’s office in Vancouver. The…more

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Vancity employee Pat Shellard plugs his 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car into a charging station at the credit union’s office in Vancouver. The…more

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Vancity employee Pat Shellard plugs his 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car into a charging station at the credit union’s office in Vancouver. The…more

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COACHELLA: City to install solar panels and charging stations The Press Enterprise

BY LUKE RAMSETH
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Coachella city employees will soon use solar carports, electric charging stations, natural gas refueling stations – and cars that run on either electricity or compressed natural gas.

The city has announced plans to add the environmentally friendly features to its public works and water utility facility, after picking up millions of dollars in fund More

BY LUKE RAMSETH
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Coachella city employees will soon use solar carports, electric charging stations, natural gas refueling stations – and cars that run on either electricity or compressed natural gas.

The city has announced plans to add the environmentally friendly features to its public works and water utility facility, after picking up millions of dollars in fund More

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Three Mercedes Plug-In Hybrids On Sale By End Of 2015: S-Class, C-Class, ML-Class

The first wave of electric cars and plug-in hybrids has been largely centered on smaller vehicles, mostly from mass-market brands (Tesla excepted).

Four years later, German luxury makers are entering the fray–and the plug-in cars and utility vehicles they sell will markedly expand the offerings on the market.

DON’T MISS: Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-In On Sale Early 2015, C More

The first wave of electric cars and plug-in hybrids has been largely centered on smaller vehicles, mostly from mass-market brands (Tesla excepted).

Four years later, German luxury makers are entering the fray–and the plug-in cars and utility vehicles they sell will markedly expand the offerings on the market.

DON’T MISS: Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-In On Sale Early 2015, C More

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Electric car charging stations postponed indefinitely as Cleveland Public Power retools business model | cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio — City-owned Cleveland Public Power’s two-year-old plan to install three public charging stations for electric vehicles has been put on hold indefinitely, as the city aims to “reset CPP’s business model”to ensure its long-term viability.

In a written statement this week, city spokeswoman Maureen Harper said that the city continues to explore the More

CLEVELAND, Ohio — City-owned Cleveland Public Power’s two-year-old plan to install three public charging stations for electric vehicles has been put on hold indefinitely, as the city aims to “reset CPP’s business model”to ensure its long-term viability.

In a written statement this week, city spokeswoman Maureen Harper said that the city continues to explore the More

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Buying a BMW i3? Read this guide | ecomento.com

The BMW i3 is perhaps the hottest electric car in the world right now – arguably more so than the Tesla Model S.

Waiting lists stretch off into the distance (six months for many buyers) and the German automaker has had to order new moulding machines for its wind-powered Leipzig plant, as well as investing millions of additional dollars into its hydroelectric carbon fiber plant at Moses La More

The BMW i3 is perhaps the hottest electric car in the world right now – arguably more so than the Tesla Model S.

Waiting lists stretch off into the distance (six months for many buyers) and the German automaker has had to order new moulding machines for its wind-powered Leipzig plant, as well as investing millions of additional dollars into its hydroelectric carbon fiber plant at Moses La More

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BMW sees China as No. 1 EV market by 2019

May 28, 2014 14:29 CET

SHANGHAI (Bloomberg) — BMW Group predicts China will become the world’s largest market for electric vehicles as more charging stations are built there and the government promotes cleaner cars to cut pollution.

China will reach that target in at most five years, said Karsten Engel, BMW’s China head, at an event in Shanghai marking the automake More

May 28, 2014 14:29 CET

SHANGHAI (Bloomberg) — BMW Group predicts China will become the world’s largest market for electric vehicles as more charging stations are built there and the government promotes cleaner cars to cut pollution.

China will reach that target in at most five years, said Karsten Engel, BMW’s China head, at an event in Shanghai marking the automake More

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UK: Christchurch and East Dorset Council to cuts costs and carbon with EVs

Christchurch and East Dorset Council has added two Nissan LEAF electric vehicles to its fleet, claiming a £36,000 reduction in whole-life costs against a pair of diesel vans.

For a five-year life cycle, the electric cars will be used by civil enforcement officers to travel between locations across the region, said to be ideal as these include mostly short routes and the opportunity for ove More

Christchurch and East Dorset Council has added two Nissan LEAF electric vehicles to its fleet, claiming a £36,000 reduction in whole-life costs against a pair of diesel vans.

For a five-year life cycle, the electric cars will be used by civil enforcement officers to travel between locations across the region, said to be ideal as these include mostly short routes and the opportunity for ove More

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CarCharging and Related Companies Deploy Electric Vehicle Charging Services at LEED Gold Certified Mixed-Use Property in Chicago

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) (“CarCharging”), the largest owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, announced that through its relationship with Related Companies (“Related”), a prominent and privately owned real estate firm, EV charging services are now available at Related̵ More

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) (“CarCharging”), the largest owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, announced that through its relationship with Related Companies (“Related”), a prominent and privately owned real estate firm, EV charging services are now available at Related̵ More

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U.S. states coordinate incentives for zero-emission vehicles

The GM transmission plant in White Marsh, Maryland, has installed eight solar-powered charging stations for recharging company or employees’ electric vehicles. Maryland is one of 8 states streamlining incentives for zero-emission veh More

The GM transmission plant in White Marsh, Maryland, has installed eight solar-powered charging stations for recharging company or employees’ electric vehicles. Maryland is one of 8 states streamlining incentives for zero-emission veh More

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[sustainability] Volvo Cars issues 2013 Sustainability report » Automotive World

Volvo Cars reduced average fleet emissions by 8.4 per cent from 2012 to 2013, according to figures monitored by European car industry association ACEA. This underlines Volvo Cars’ position at the forefront of the European car industry in bringing down emission levels and further cements its environmental credentials.

Volvo Cars’ strong environmental performance serves as a reminder of t More

Volvo Cars reduced average fleet emissions by 8.4 per cent from 2012 to 2013, according to figures monitored by European car industry association ACEA. This underlines Volvo Cars’ position at the forefront of the European car industry in bringing down emission levels and further cements its environmental credentials.

Volvo Cars’ strong environmental performance serves as a reminder of t More

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BMW sees China as No. 1 EV market by 2019

SHANGHAI (Bloomberg) — BMW Group predicts China will become the world’s largest market for electric vehicles as more charging stations are built there and the government promotes cleaner cars to cut pollution.

China will reach that target in at most five years, said Karsten Engel, BMW’s China head, at an event in Shanghai marking the automaker’s collaboration with th More

SHANGHAI (Bloomberg) — BMW Group predicts China will become the world’s largest market for electric vehicles as more charging stations are built there and the government promotes cleaner cars to cut pollution.

China will reach that target in at most five years, said Karsten Engel, BMW’s China head, at an event in Shanghai marking the automaker’s collaboration with th More

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[network] 4 electric car chargers open on Pennsylvania Turnpike

OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — Two electric car charging stations have opened at western Pennsylvania rest stops along the Pennsylvania Turnpike, meaning four of 17 chargers planned for the toll road are now operating.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports chargers opened earlier this month at rest areas in New Stanton and Oakmont. Chargers opened in April in Bowmansville and King of Prussia in east More

OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — Two electric car charging stations have opened at western Pennsylvania rest stops along the Pennsylvania Turnpike, meaning four of 17 chargers planned for the toll road are now operating.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports chargers opened earlier this month at rest areas in New Stanton and Oakmont. Chargers opened in April in Bowmansville and King of Prussia in east More

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[network] Electric car charge points to be set up in Chelmsford and Braintree | Essex Chronicle

Four charging points will be installed in Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester and Saffron Walden

The first electric car charger network in the county is set to go live at the end of next month.

Four electric vehicle rapid chargers are to be installed – one each in Chelmsford, Braintree, Colchester and Saffron Walden after the county council was awarded £150,000 funding for them.

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Four charging points will be installed in Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester and Saffron Walden

The first electric car charger network in the county is set to go live at the end of next month.

Four electric vehicle rapid chargers are to be installed – one each in Chelmsford, Braintree, Colchester and Saffron Walden after the county council was awarded £150,000 funding for them.

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BMW to deliver electric car in China in September – Yahoo News

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – BMW will start delivering imported electric cars in China in September, with pre-orders indicating short supplies in a market that could become the world’s biggest for green vehicles, China president Karsten Engel said on Wednesday.

The German premium automaker will sell its all-electric powered BMW i3 sedan and plug-in hybrid i8 sports car in four Chinese c More

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – BMW will start delivering imported electric cars in China in September, with pre-orders indicating short supplies in a market that could become the world’s biggest for green vehicles, China president Karsten Engel said on Wednesday.

The German premium automaker will sell its all-electric powered BMW i3 sedan and plug-in hybrid i8 sports car in four Chinese c More

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Green Automotive Company’s Subsidiary Liberty Electric Cars Completes the Prototype of the Next Generation of Electric Delivery Vehicle

Green Automotive Company (OTCQB: GACR) announces that its European based subsidiary, Liberty Electric Cars, has successfully completed the build of the first fully functioning example of “DELIVER” – an electric delivery vehicle funded by the European Commissions’ 7th Framework Programme which brings together ten partner companies from across Europe. DELIVER will have its world Premier More

Green Automotive Company (OTCQB: GACR) announces that its European based subsidiary, Liberty Electric Cars, has successfully completed the build of the first fully functioning example of “DELIVER” – an electric delivery vehicle funded by the European Commissions’ 7th Framework Programme which brings together ten partner companies from across Europe. DELIVER will have its world Premier More

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Wireless power transfer takes centre stage in Berlin

CWIEME Berlin seminar to reveal how the latest wireless power transfer technology could drive the automotive industry towards a greener and more convenient future.

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Imagine a world where you could charge your electric car while waiting for the traffic lights to change – or even as you drive down a special ‘charging’ lane. It’s not too di More

CWIEME Berlin seminar to reveal how the latest wireless power transfer technology could drive the automotive industry towards a greener and more convenient future.

Submitted on 05/27/14, 01:08 PM

Imagine a world where you could charge your electric car while waiting for the traffic lights to change – or even as you drive down a special ‘charging’ lane. It’s not too di More

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Fast-charge wireless power receivers cut power loss by 50 percent

TI’s ultra-small 5W receivers enable faster, cooler and more power efficient charging for Qi-enabled smartphones and other portable electronics
May 27, 2014 —

DALLAS, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced the industry’s most power-efficient 5-watt wireless power receivers that support the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC More

TI’s ultra-small 5W receivers enable faster, cooler and more power efficient charging for Qi-enabled smartphones and other portable electronics
May 27, 2014 —

DALLAS, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced the industry’s most power-efficient 5-watt wireless power receivers that support the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC More

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California seeks to reach the Tesla “gigafactory” short list

While California-based electric automaker Tesla initially only selected four states on its proposed locations for the battery factory, the home state now seeks to enter the competition.

Tesla Motors nominated earlier this year for its $5 billion plus Li-Ion battery gigafactory the states of Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas. But lately, California has been fighting its way to reach the More

While California-based electric automaker Tesla initially only selected four states on its proposed locations for the battery factory, the home state now seeks to enter the competition.

Tesla Motors nominated earlier this year for its $5 billion plus Li-Ion battery gigafactory the states of Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas. But lately, California has been fighting its way to reach the More

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Volvo building an electric roadway to wirelessly charge buses

Not content with its energy-sipping plug in hybrid buses, energy-friendly Gothenburg, the Volvo Group and Swedish Transport Administration have announced grand plans to hopefully augment its Hyper Bus fleet with inductive charging. Hyper Bus, or Hybrid and Plug-in Extended Range Bus system, recharges its power supply with a quick charging rig that takes only five to eight minutes to top up power a More

Not content with its energy-sipping plug in hybrid buses, energy-friendly Gothenburg, the Volvo Group and Swedish Transport Administration have announced grand plans to hopefully augment its Hyper Bus fleet with inductive charging. Hyper Bus, or Hybrid and Plug-in Extended Range Bus system, recharges its power supply with a quick charging rig that takes only five to eight minutes to top up power a More

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Mobile Web – Top Stories – Google now building its own self-driving cars

An undated photo shows one of Google’s prototype self-driving cars. The Internet giant contracted with an unnamed manufacturer to build up to 100 prototypes of its own design. (Courtesy Google)
MOUNTAIN VIEW — Google has built its own version of a self-driving car, the company announced Tuesday, moving beyond its fleet of retrofitted Lexus and Honda vehicles by producing a rounde More

An undated photo shows one of Google’s prototype self-driving cars. The Internet giant contracted with an unnamed manufacturer to build up to 100 prototypes of its own design. (Courtesy Google)
MOUNTAIN VIEW — Google has built its own version of a self-driving car, the company announced Tuesday, moving beyond its fleet of retrofitted Lexus and Honda vehicles by producing a rounde More

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NRG adds sustainable energy to football stadium Today’s Energy Solutions

Houston, Texas – NRG Energy Inc. has received approval from the Harris County Sports & Convention Corporation’s board for a proposal to create a high-level sustainability master plan for the future of NRG Park as well as the installation of solar panels, electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and energy-efficient LED lighting. These updates will make the newly rebranded NRG Stadium the f More

Houston, Texas – NRG Energy Inc. has received approval from the Harris County Sports & Convention Corporation’s board for a proposal to create a high-level sustainability master plan for the future of NRG Park as well as the installation of solar panels, electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and energy-efficient LED lighting. These updates will make the newly rebranded NRG Stadium the f More

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Nissan installs charging corridor in Vendee, France

Nissan has installed the first five electric vehicle charging points which will form the backbone of a ‘charging corridor’ in the Vendee department of Western France.

The DBT-CEV rapid chargers offer AC and DC charging with the ability to re More

Nissan has installed the first five electric vehicle charging points which will form the backbone of a ‘charging corridor’ in the Vendee department of Western France.

The DBT-CEV rapid chargers offer AC and DC charging with the ability to re More

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WAVETrophy 2014: We Prepare to Drive Across Europe in an Electric Car

In less than a day, team Transport Evolved will be heading from our Bristol headquarters in the west of the UK all the way to Stuttgart for the start of the 2014 WAVE Trophy.

Bristol to Stuttgart… in an electric ca More

In less than a day, team Transport Evolved will be heading from our Bristol headquarters in the west of the UK all the way to Stuttgart for the start of the 2014 WAVE Trophy.

Bristol to Stuttgart… in an electric ca More

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Indirect deaths from March 2011 disaster exceed direct ones

The number of people dying of indirect causes related to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami has exceeded those who lost their lives directly in the disaster in Fukushima Prefecture, the home of a crippled nuclear complex, the prefectural government said Tuesday.

As of Monday, the number of those who died in building collapses or tsunami caused by the huge quake came to 1,603, while the More

The number of people dying of indirect causes related to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami has exceeded those who lost their lives directly in the disaster in Fukushima Prefecture, the home of a crippled nuclear complex, the prefectural government said Tuesday.

As of Monday, the number of those who died in building collapses or tsunami caused by the huge quake came to 1,603, while the More

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Top 5 most popular electric cars in the US

Electric car sales are growing in the US. It’s not what you’d call an explosion – 52,581 cars were sold by the major automakers in 2012, with that figure roughly doubling to 97,507 last year – but a steady adoption as more people see the virtues of these cars and the ease with which they can fit around their lifestyles.

It already looks as if electric car sales in the US will comfor More

Electric car sales are growing in the US. It’s not what you’d call an explosion – 52,581 cars were sold by the major automakers in 2012, with that figure roughly doubling to 97,507 last year – but a steady adoption as more people see the virtues of these cars and the ease with which they can fit around their lifestyles.

It already looks as if electric car sales in the US will comfor More

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Schoolcraft College presents electric vehicle show June 7

The largest electric vehicle show in the Midwest is celebrating its sixth year at Schoolcraft College. The show, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 7, is a must-see for anyone who’s ever considered buying an electric vehicle.

The show is free and open to the public. It is a great opportunity to see all types of EVs and PHVs (plug-in hybrid), talk to the owners and ride in or drive many More

The largest electric vehicle show in the Midwest is celebrating its sixth year at Schoolcraft College. The show, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 7, is a must-see for anyone who’s ever considered buying an electric vehicle.

The show is free and open to the public. It is a great opportunity to see all types of EVs and PHVs (plug-in hybrid), talk to the owners and ride in or drive many More

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All-new BMW i3 electric car revealed in Auckland

BMW New Zealand revealed the future of sustainable personal mobility in Auckland today, with the national premiere of the all-new BMW i3 electric car.

Assembled guests had the opportunity to see the generous proportions and experience the practicality of the new model for themselves, with the BMW i3 ‘open for business’ as part of its local debut.

They were also able to gain an ap More

BMW New Zealand revealed the future of sustainable personal mobility in Auckland today, with the national premiere of the all-new BMW i3 electric car.

Assembled guests had the opportunity to see the generous proportions and experience the practicality of the new model for themselves, with the BMW i3 ‘open for business’ as part of its local debut.

They were also able to gain an ap More

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Texan’s electric car impresses Obama at White House Science Fair

President Obama talks with Deidre Carillo, 18, of San Antonio, on Tuesday at the White House Science Fair, where she was showing off her electric car in the State Dining Room. (AP/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON — Three years ago, Juan Ramos moved to the United States from El Salvador with almost no grasp of English. On Tuesday, he and a schoolmate from MacArthur High School in Irving basked in p More

President Obama talks with Deidre Carillo, 18, of San Antonio, on Tuesday at the White House Science Fair, where she was showing off her electric car in the State Dining Room. (AP/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON — Three years ago, Juan Ramos moved to the United States from El Salvador with almost no grasp of English. On Tuesday, he and a schoolmate from MacArthur High School in Irving basked in p More

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