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Mobile Web – Top Stories – Fremont electric scooter startup comes to ‘Innovation District’

Russ Faultner, fulfillment center manager, demonstrates the GenZe 2.0 electric scooter outside the GenZe by Mahindra headquarters in Fremont, Calif., Thursday, July 31, 2014. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)
FREMONT — The city’s strategy to attract cleantech companies to its growing “Innovation District” has begun yielding results, as another electric vehicle startup ha More

Russ Faultner, fulfillment center manager, demonstrates the GenZe 2.0 electric scooter outside the GenZe by Mahindra headquarters in Fremont, Calif., Thursday, July 31, 2014. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)
FREMONT — The city’s strategy to attract cleantech companies to its growing “Innovation District” has begun yielding results, as another electric vehicle startup ha More

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Tesla breaks ground in Reno for potential gigafactory, ramps up Model S production

PALO ALTO — Tesla Motors revealed Thursday that it is drastically ramping up electric car production with a new assembly line at its Fremont factory and broke ground on a potential site for its much anticipated battery “gigafactory” just across the California border in Reno.

The Palo-Alto based company reported Thursday that it delivered 7,579 all-electric Model S sedans i More

PALO ALTO — Tesla Motors revealed Thursday that it is drastically ramping up electric car production with a new assembly line at its Fremont factory and broke ground on a potential site for its much anticipated battery “gigafactory” just across the California border in Reno.

The Palo-Alto based company reported Thursday that it delivered 7,579 all-electric Model S sedans i More

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ZAP’s Jonway Auto Targets China’s EV Comprehensive Multi-Billion Dollar Stimulus Program Extended to 2020 – WSJ.com

SANTA ROSA, Calif., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — ZAP (ZAAP), an Electric Vehicle (EV) automotive company incorporated in California and headquartered in Santa Rosa, California, and its subsidiary Jonway Auto aligns its companies’ strategy and priorities to fully utilize the comprehensive multi-billion dollar EV stimulus program announced by the Chinese government on July 14(th) by Chin More

SANTA ROSA, Calif., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — ZAP (ZAAP), an Electric Vehicle (EV) automotive company incorporated in California and headquartered in Santa Rosa, California, and its subsidiary Jonway Auto aligns its companies’ strategy and priorities to fully utilize the comprehensive multi-billion dollar EV stimulus program announced by the Chinese government on July 14(th) by Chin More

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Mitsubishi sells 33,000 Outlander PHEVs worldwide

DON’T MISS: No, Electric Vehicles Won’t Bring Down the U.S. Power Grid
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DON’T MISS: No, Electric Vehicles Won’t Bring Down the U.S. Power Grid
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Why Your Electric Car May Talk To Your Utility Behind Your Back: It’ll Save You Money

Cars are remarkably dumb and uncommunicative objects. They only started having any situational awareness of what’s around them–other vehicles in the blind spot, for instance–a few years ago. And they still don’t talk to each other.

Electric cars–which usually pioneer a whole lot of technology–may be the first to get chatty.

A consortium of eight gl More

Cars are remarkably dumb and uncommunicative objects. They only started having any situational awareness of what’s around them–other vehicles in the blind spot, for instance–a few years ago. And they still don’t talk to each other.

Electric cars–which usually pioneer a whole lot of technology–may be the first to get chatty.

A consortium of eight gl More

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Tesla’s approved: Tucson officials dangle pre-approved permit to lure electric-car maker – Daily Journal

TUCSON, Arizona — Tucson officials are hoping a pre-approved building permit will help persuade electric car company Tesla to build its planned battery plant in the city, the mayor said Thursday.

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild said Tesla Motors Inc. did not apply for the permit. Rather, it’s a way to show the company how much the city is willing to do to ensure Tesla’s presence.

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TUCSON, Arizona — Tucson officials are hoping a pre-approved building permit will help persuade electric car company Tesla to build its planned battery plant in the city, the mayor said Thursday.

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild said Tesla Motors Inc. did not apply for the permit. Rather, it’s a way to show the company how much the city is willing to do to ensure Tesla’s presence.

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Seven-fold energy density breakthrough for electric car batteries | ecomento.com

Energy density is the key measure of the lithium-ion batteries that power electric cars. As it improves, so does the range of our electric cars.

Progress has so far been modest, however, with a typical lithium-ion battery yielding roughly 90 miles of range. While ideal for many electric car owners using their vehicles on shorter daily routes, that range is some way short of the 200 miles of More

Energy density is the key measure of the lithium-ion batteries that power electric cars. As it improves, so does the range of our electric cars.

Progress has so far been modest, however, with a typical lithium-ion battery yielding roughly 90 miles of range. While ideal for many electric car owners using their vehicles on shorter daily routes, that range is some way short of the 200 miles of More

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Elon Musk Believes 500-Mile Range EVs Possible Soon

Not content to let Tesla rest on its laurels with the highest 265-mile EPA-rated range of the Model S 85, company CEO Elon Musk figures making an electric vehicle with over 500 miles of range wouldn’t take long to develop.

Musk, who was being interviewed by Auto Express, said Tesla could do it “quite soon, but it would increase the price. Over time you could expect to have that kind of More

Not content to let Tesla rest on its laurels with the highest 265-mile EPA-rated range of the Model S 85, company CEO Elon Musk figures making an electric vehicle with over 500 miles of range wouldn’t take long to develop.

Musk, who was being interviewed by Auto Express, said Tesla could do it “quite soon, but it would increase the price. Over time you could expect to have that kind of More

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Study uncovers how to make Li-ion battery last longer

Almost all portable electronic devices today rely on lithium ion batteries to function, which is why many researchers across the globe work hard to look for materials that will lead to safe, cheap, long-lasting, and powerful Li-ion batteries.

A group of researchers, working at various U.S. Department of Energy light source facilities and at Cambridge and Stony Brook universities, recently s More

Almost all portable electronic devices today rely on lithium ion batteries to function, which is why many researchers across the globe work hard to look for materials that will lead to safe, cheap, long-lasting, and powerful Li-ion batteries.

A group of researchers, working at various U.S. Department of Energy light source facilities and at Cambridge and Stony Brook universities, recently s More

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Chevy Volt ‘acceptable,’ Nissan Leaf ‘poor’ in new IIHS safety tests

Ford C-Max Hybrid also scored “acceptable” rating.

With US Nissan Leaf sales up almost 30 percent during the first half of the year, the only thing that might be able to stop the battery-electric vehicle is a good, stiff barrier. Unfortunately, thing’s aren’t always pretty when that happens in the real world, according to new tests from the Insurance Institute fo More

Ford C-Max Hybrid also scored “acceptable” rating.

With US Nissan Leaf sales up almost 30 percent during the first half of the year, the only thing that might be able to stop the battery-electric vehicle is a good, stiff barrier. Unfortunately, thing’s aren’t always pretty when that happens in the real world, according to new tests from the Insurance Institute fo More

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Smart grid market research: China’s renewables growth surge and more

smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, smart grid markets
Our market research roundup this week includes quite a variety: the EV charging stations market, smart city technology, home automation, China’s renewables and much more.

The U.S. electric vehicle level 2 charging stations market will surge from $67 million in 2013 to approximately $947 million by 2020, catalyzed by More

smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, smart grid markets
Our market research roundup this week includes quite a variety: the EV charging stations market, smart city technology, home automation, China’s renewables and much more.

The U.S. electric vehicle level 2 charging stations market will surge from $67 million in 2013 to approximately $947 million by 2020, catalyzed by More

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Leviton Launches Industry-First 40A Electric Vehicle Charge Connector Assembly

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 31, 2014 /Nassau News Live/ – Leviton today announced the launch of the industry-first 40A Electric Vehicle Charge Connector Assembly. The connector assembly was specially designed for the Leviton Evr-Green® family of electrical vehicle supply equipment. Rated to 40 amps of current or 9.7kW of power, the connector assembly also complies with the Society of Automotive Engine More

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 31, 2014 /Nassau News Live/ – Leviton today announced the launch of the industry-first 40A Electric Vehicle Charge Connector Assembly. The connector assembly was specially designed for the Leviton Evr-Green® family of electrical vehicle supply equipment. Rated to 40 amps of current or 9.7kW of power, the connector assembly also complies with the Society of Automotive Engine More

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All-electric Infiniti LE with greater range back on track for 2017 production

The Infiniti LE has emerged from its slumber in the shadows of the electric vehicle industry where it had been residing for the past year. With an anti-EV former Infiniti boss out of the way, the promising LE has once again been given the green light.

Though the Nissan LEAF has been an admirable cornerstone of the budding electric vehicle industry, it doesn’t generate excitement or emotio More

The Infiniti LE has emerged from its slumber in the shadows of the electric vehicle industry where it had been residing for the past year. With an anti-EV former Infiniti boss out of the way, the promising LE has once again been given the green light.

Though the Nissan LEAF has been an admirable cornerstone of the budding electric vehicle industry, it doesn’t generate excitement or emotio More

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Nissan LEAF Sales Up 20% This Year In Japan; On Track For Over 50,000 Worldwide

Good news is coming from Japan, where Nissan LEAF sales grew by 20% this year to 6,801 through the first six months. This is roughly 1,200 more than in the first half of 2013.

In June – 1,205 LEAFs were delivered – which is almost as many as April and May combined.More

Good news is coming from Japan, where Nissan LEAF sales grew by 20% this year to 6,801 through the first six months. This is roughly 1,200 more than in the first half of 2013.

In June – 1,205 LEAFs were delivered – which is almost as many as April and May combined.More

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Shanghai Sets Target for New Energy Vehicle Sales_英文频道_手机财新网

(Beijing) — Municipal authorities in Shanghai have approved a plan to further encourage the use of new energy vehicles in the city, in which a target is set to add 13,000 new energy cars in operation by the end of 2015.

But the eligibility of imported electric cars such as Tesla to the preferential policies has remained unclear.

The plan envisions sales of 9,500 plug-in hybrid More

(Beijing) — Municipal authorities in Shanghai have approved a plan to further encourage the use of new energy vehicles in the city, in which a target is set to add 13,000 new energy cars in operation by the end of 2015.

But the eligibility of imported electric cars such as Tesla to the preferential policies has remained unclear.

The plan envisions sales of 9,500 plug-in hybrid More

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Electric vehicle sales growing fast, cross half million mark : Renew Economy

It’s no secret that electric vehicle sales are on the rise, but it seems that EV sales may have hit a turning point, both in America in abroad. The estimated number of EVs sold since 2010 have crossed the half-million mark, and the Energy Policy Information Center has released a set of graphs charting the exponential growth of electric vehicles.

Prepare to be impressed.

Following t More

It’s no secret that electric vehicle sales are on the rise, but it seems that EV sales may have hit a turning point, both in America in abroad. The estimated number of EVs sold since 2010 have crossed the half-million mark, and the Energy Policy Information Center has released a set of graphs charting the exponential growth of electric vehicles.

Prepare to be impressed.

Following t More

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Why Elon Musk is right about batteries being the future of automobiles – AutoblogGreen

Recently, I visited the China International Battery Fair in Shenzhen. This is perhaps the largest battery show in the world, with over 980 exhibitors covering three-quarter of a million square feet. The three-day exhibition was followed by a three-day conference on battery technology and innovation drawing battery scientists from all over the world.

Almost everybody in the battery industry More

Recently, I visited the China International Battery Fair in Shenzhen. This is perhaps the largest battery show in the world, with over 980 exhibitors covering three-quarter of a million square feet. The three-day exhibition was followed by a three-day conference on battery technology and innovation drawing battery scientists from all over the world.

Almost everybody in the battery industry More

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China Cuts Electricity Charges for Electric Cars

A double-barreled quick charging station and purely electric bus attract many visitors in the 2012 China International Electric Vehicle Charging Station Construction Exhibition at the China International Exhibition Center on October 17, 2012 in Beijing. [Photo: CFP]

The Chinese government is slashing rates for the use of charging stations for electric vehicles.

Under the new pricing More

A double-barreled quick charging station and purely electric bus attract many visitors in the 2012 China International Electric Vehicle Charging Station Construction Exhibition at the China International Exhibition Center on October 17, 2012 in Beijing. [Photo: CFP]

The Chinese government is slashing rates for the use of charging stations for electric vehicles.

Under the new pricing More

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Automotive Blog

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is rightly being billed as a “game-changer” because it’s no ordinary plug-in hybrid.

This big five-seater SUV is a very clever bit of kit C in the right conditions it’s capable of 148mpg+, it’s a genuine 4×4 and it’s keenly priced.

It may not seem special at first glance, but if you use your car for nothing more than a 32-mile round trip, wh More

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is rightly being billed as a “game-changer” because it’s no ordinary plug-in hybrid.

This big five-seater SUV is a very clever bit of kit C in the right conditions it’s capable of 148mpg+, it’s a genuine 4×4 and it’s keenly priced.

It may not seem special at first glance, but if you use your car for nothing more than a 32-mile round trip, wh More

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CA Green HOV-Lane Plug-in Sticker Watch: Nearly 5,000 Claimed in Three Weeks

Just over a month ago, Californian Governor Jerry Brown signed budget trailer bill SB 853 into law, making an additional 15,000 green HOV-lane access decals available to eligible plug-in hybrid and range-extended electric car owners in the state.

Nearly 5,000 of the additional 15,000 access decals made available on July 1 have already been claimed
While SB 853 extended the total numbe More

Just over a month ago, Californian Governor Jerry Brown signed budget trailer bill SB 853 into law, making an additional 15,000 green HOV-lane access decals available to eligible plug-in hybrid and range-extended electric car owners in the state.

Nearly 5,000 of the additional 15,000 access decals made available on July 1 have already been claimed
While SB 853 extended the total numbe More

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PlugShare Teams Up With Nissan for ‘No Charge to Charge’ Promotion – BWWGeeksWorld

And Counting…

Today’s news flash is on Nissan LEAF miles driven globally.

Nissan reports that the world’s LEAF drivers have driven more than 567 million miles – or 913,000,000 km, emitting zero in the process.

We assume this 567,311,898-miles-drive figure is based on a calculation of total distance driven by all Nissan LEAF vehicles registered to CARWINGS; therefore th More

And Counting…

Today’s news flash is on Nissan LEAF miles driven globally.

Nissan reports that the world’s LEAF drivers have driven more than 567 million miles – or 913,000,000 km, emitting zero in the process.

We assume this 567,311,898-miles-drive figure is based on a calculation of total distance driven by all Nissan LEAF vehicles registered to CARWINGS; therefore th More

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Total Nissan LEAF Miles Driven Globally – Over 567 Million

And Counting…

Today’s news flash is on Nissan LEAF miles driven globally.

Nissan reports that the world’s LEAF drivers have driven more than 567 million miles – or 913,000,000 km, emitting zero in the process.

We assume this 567,311,898-miles-drive figure is based on a calculation of total distance driven by all Nissan LEAF vehicles registered to CARWINGS; therefore th More

And Counting…

Today’s news flash is on Nissan LEAF miles driven globally.

Nissan reports that the world’s LEAF drivers have driven more than 567 million miles – or 913,000,000 km, emitting zero in the process.

We assume this 567,311,898-miles-drive figure is based on a calculation of total distance driven by all Nissan LEAF vehicles registered to CARWINGS; therefore th More

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Chargepoint tops off latest funding, has now raised $114M – Silicon Valley Business Journal

Chargepoint has apparently completed a $27 million round of funding to expand its network…more
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Chargepoint, the electric car recharging network operator formerly known as Coulomb Technologies, said this week it has raised new funds from Constellation Technology Ventures.

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Chargepoint, the electric car recharging network operator formerly known as Coulomb Technologies, said this week it has raised new funds from Constellation Technology Ventures.

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Recharge Wrap-Up: Georgia lawyers love the Nissan Leaf, 2B vehicles by 2035 – AutoblogGreen

Loads of lawyers at a firm in Georgia are taking advantage of the state’s EV tax credit. Georgia offers a tax credit on leases and purchases of electric vehicles for 20 percent of the car’s value, up to $5,000. This has created a trend among lawyers at Arnall Golden Gregory, who one after another have been switching from gas-powered cars to the all-electricNissan Leaf. They appreciate More

Loads of lawyers at a firm in Georgia are taking advantage of the state’s EV tax credit. Georgia offers a tax credit on leases and purchases of electric vehicles for 20 percent of the car’s value, up to $5,000. This has created a trend among lawyers at Arnall Golden Gregory, who one after another have been switching from gas-powered cars to the all-electricNissan Leaf. They appreciate More

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Hundreds of ‘bugs’ delay Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid | ecomento.com

Production of the Fisker Karma luxury plug-in hybrid is set to begin again, but a host of problems that grounded the original car first need solving.

Fisker Automotive’s new Chinese owner, Wanxiang Group, is desperate to avoid the issues that led to the company’s initial demise under the leadership of Henrik Fisker.

Fine-combing the four-seater coupé for a range of suspected sof More

Production of the Fisker Karma luxury plug-in hybrid is set to begin again, but a host of problems that grounded the original car first need solving.

Fisker Automotive’s new Chinese owner, Wanxiang Group, is desperate to avoid the issues that led to the company’s initial demise under the leadership of Henrik Fisker.

Fine-combing the four-seater coupé for a range of suspected sof More

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Driverless electric cars to be tested on British roads in 2015 – Blue and Green Tomorrow

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Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 ByIlaria Bertini

The government has launched a bid for a share of a £10 million competition for cities to host a driverless cars trial and a review of the UK’s road regulations to see how Britain can implement the new technology.

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Home ›› News ›› Driverless electric cars to be tested on British roads in 2015

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 ByIlaria Bertini

The government has launched a bid for a share of a £10 million competition for cities to host a driverless cars trial and a review of the UK’s road regulations to see how Britain can implement the new technology.

Driverless cars work through a s More

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European electric car sales could reach one million by 2025

Sales of electric cars across Europe have doubled every year since 2010, according to a new report from environmental NGO, T&E.

Last year alone, around 50,000 plug-in vehicles were sold in Europe, representing 0.4 per cent of the total market for new cars sales.

While electric vehicles still represent a tiny fraction of overall new car sales, 2013’s sales figures were still a More

Sales of electric cars across Europe have doubled every year since 2010, according to a new report from environmental NGO, T&E.

Last year alone, around 50,000 plug-in vehicles were sold in Europe, representing 0.4 per cent of the total market for new cars sales.

While electric vehicles still represent a tiny fraction of overall new car sales, 2013’s sales figures were still a More

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Electric Cars By Renault, Volvo And Mitsubishi Helped Double Sales of Plug-In Cars In Europe

New battery-powered cars from Renault SA (EPA: RNO), Volvo AB (STO:VOLV-A) and Mitsubishi Motors (TYO: 7211) helped to double sales of electric vehicles in Europe last year, a new analysis found. But automakers still face major hurdles in moving these alternative models, including high costs and consumer anxiety.

Nearly 50,000 plug-in vehicles were sold in the European Union in 2013, up fro More

New battery-powered cars from Renault SA (EPA: RNO), Volvo AB (STO:VOLV-A) and Mitsubishi Motors (TYO: 7211) helped to double sales of electric vehicles in Europe last year, a new analysis found. But automakers still face major hurdles in moving these alternative models, including high costs and consumer anxiety.

Nearly 50,000 plug-in vehicles were sold in the European Union in 2013, up fro More

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Two solar-powered charging stations installed on campus | The Daily Texan

Published on July 30, 2014 at 10:32 am Last update on July 30, 2014 at 3:54 pm
By Christina Noriega
After four years of preparation, the University installed two solar-powered charging stations, one outside the Perry-Castañeda Library and the other outside the Art Building and Museum, in June.

While other campuses – such as Stanford University and the Art Institute of Chicago More

Published on July 30, 2014 at 10:32 am Last update on July 30, 2014 at 3:54 pm
By Christina Noriega
After four years of preparation, the University installed two solar-powered charging stations, one outside the Perry-Castañeda Library and the other outside the Art Building and Museum, in June.

While other campuses – such as Stanford University and the Art Institute of Chicago More

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Electric car batteries pass latest crash tests

The latest round of crash tests involving two of the country’s most popular electric cars shows the batteries in those vehicles hold up with no major issues after violent front end collisions.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crashed a Chevy Volt and NissanLEAF as part of the latest round of tests involving small cars.
“We measure thermo and electrical properties More

The latest round of crash tests involving two of the country’s most popular electric cars shows the batteries in those vehicles hold up with no major issues after violent front end collisions.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crashed a Chevy Volt and NissanLEAF as part of the latest round of tests involving small cars.
“We measure thermo and electrical properties More

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