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Colorado Mountain College moves toward carbon neutrality –

What’s the quickest route to a carbon-neutral future? That’s the question driving Colorado Mountain College’s employees and sustainability students, who are seeking ways to reduce the college’s energy footprint now and into the years to come.

One answer: by way of the electric vehicle charging stations installed recently at five of the college’s campuses and its central administra More

What’s the quickest route to a carbon-neutral future? That’s the question driving Colorado Mountain College’s employees and sustainability students, who are seeking ways to reduce the college’s energy footprint now and into the years to come.

One answer: by way of the electric vehicle charging stations installed recently at five of the college’s campuses and its central administra More

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European Union Adopts Set of Standards Designed to Make Alternative Fuel Vehicle Ownership Easier

As any owner of an electric, plug-in hybrid, or other alternative fuelled vehicle in Europe will tell you, support for their vehicles varies greatly from country to country and region to region, meaning that sometimes making even the simplest of trips can be a logistical nightmare.

Yesterday however, the European Union took the first step in an attempt to change that forever by adopting a n More

As any owner of an electric, plug-in hybrid, or other alternative fuelled vehicle in Europe will tell you, support for their vehicles varies greatly from country to country and region to region, meaning that sometimes making even the simplest of trips can be a logistical nightmare.

Yesterday however, the European Union took the first step in an attempt to change that forever by adopting a n More

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Race gives electric car’s abilities a charge

A lot of people might not realize it but the race to establish the electric car has already been won, at least in terms of availability. The struggle for the companies offering them is convincing people they can travel long distances in them in all kinds of weather.

Kent Rathwell (sitting) is the CEO and founder of both Sun Country Highways and the E-Amazing Race. John Gordon is with Green More

A lot of people might not realize it but the race to establish the electric car has already been won, at least in terms of availability. The struggle for the companies offering them is convincing people they can travel long distances in them in all kinds of weather.

Kent Rathwell (sitting) is the CEO and founder of both Sun Country Highways and the E-Amazing Race. John Gordon is with Green More

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Charlotte startup rides electric-vehicle wave

Distressed automakers in Detroit feeling the burn of skyrocketing fuel prices gave Brooks Agnew the push he needed.

Forget about the gas-powered automobile, they told him. Building electric cars was his best bet for survival amid a nationwide automotive industry crisis in 2008.

He listened.

Agnew, 60, recently debuted the Condor 2015, an all-electric pickup truck designed to h More

Distressed automakers in Detroit feeling the burn of skyrocketing fuel prices gave Brooks Agnew the push he needed.

Forget about the gas-powered automobile, they told him. Building electric cars was his best bet for survival amid a nationwide automotive industry crisis in 2008.

He listened.

Agnew, 60, recently debuted the Condor 2015, an all-electric pickup truck designed to h More

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EV rally shows off electric car muscle

Seven electric vehicles will take a fall colors road rally on Friday, leaving from Aspen, Vail and Grand Junction, traveling through communities equipped with vehicle charging stations, and ending with a party in Carbondale.

“The EV Rally of the Rockies will show that electric car travel and tourism is now possible in western Colorado, and a lot of fun,” said Matt Shmigelsky, an energy More

Seven electric vehicles will take a fall colors road rally on Friday, leaving from Aspen, Vail and Grand Junction, traveling through communities equipped with vehicle charging stations, and ending with a party in Carbondale.

“The EV Rally of the Rockies will show that electric car travel and tourism is now possible in western Colorado, and a lot of fun,” said Matt Shmigelsky, an energy More

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Tesla ope ns 200th Supercharger station as charging network continues to grow rapidly – Torque News

Tesla Motors continues to demonstrate the benefits of an automaker doubling as its own charging provider, as the company opened its 200th Supercharger fast-charge station just five months after opening station number 100.
The Supercharger network is critical to the value proposition of Tesla’s electric vehicles, currently the Roadster and Model S but soon to be joined by Models X and 3. No More

Tesla Motors continues to demonstrate the benefits of an automaker doubling as its own charging provider, as the company opened its 200th Supercharger fast-charge station just five months after opening station number 100.
The Supercharger network is critical to the value proposition of Tesla’s electric vehicles, currently the Roadster and Model S but soon to be joined by Models X and 3. No More

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California Building Code may require EV charging infrastructure | Digital Trends

As the world continues to confront raising environmental concerns, and the automotive community inches toward the 2025 EPA standard of 54.5 mpg, the world we live in will continue to change.
You’ll undoubtedly see more EVs and hybrids on the road in the coming years, but with charging stations few and far between these days, our infrastructure will have to adjust to meet the ever-shifting More

As the world continues to confront raising environmental concerns, and the automotive community inches toward the 2025 EPA standard of 54.5 mpg, the world we live in will continue to change.
You’ll undoubtedly see more EVs and hybrids on the road in the coming years, but with charging stations few and far between these days, our infrastructure will have to adjust to meet the ever-shifting More

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Sakti3 Battery Firm: Key To GM 200-Mile Electric Car, $100 Per kWh By End Of Decade?

By all indications, there will be an all-electric 2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV for which General Motors is targeting a range of 200 miles.

And one of the keys to achieving such a range from a compact car will be a more energy-dense battery than those used today.

DON’T MISS: GM’s 200-Mile Electric Sonic EV For 2017: What We Know So Far: UPDATED

One contender is clearly L More

By all indications, there will be an all-electric 2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV for which General Motors is targeting a range of 200 miles.

And one of the keys to achieving such a range from a compact car will be a more energy-dense battery than those used today.

DON’T MISS: GM’s 200-Mile Electric Sonic EV For 2017: What We Know So Far: UPDATED

One contender is clearly L More

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Scientists invent award winning 21 motor for electric cars

Satheesh Kumar, research scholar from the Energy Research Institute @ NTU holds the modified air-conditioning compressor which is now integrated with the engine of the electric vehicle. Credit: Nanyang Technological University
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and German Aerospace Centre (DLR) have invented a 2-in-1 electric motor which increases the range of electric ve More

Satheesh Kumar, research scholar from the Energy Research Institute @ NTU holds the modified air-conditioning compressor which is now integrated with the engine of the electric vehicle. Credit: Nanyang Technological University
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and German Aerospace Centre (DLR) have invented a 2-in-1 electric motor which increases the range of electric ve More

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Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles Land, Water & Air 2013-2023 – Yahoo Finance Canada

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World’s Largest Electric Car Race Starts Today in St. John’s

It’s being billed as the world’s largest electric vehicle race: the ‘Emazing Race’ kicks off in St. John’s today.

The race is being organized by Sun Country Highway, a manufacturer of electric vehicle chargers. The winner will be the team who visits the most charging stations, in a one month period.

Participants from Portland, Oregan will leave on their More

It’s being billed as the world’s largest electric vehicle race: the ‘Emazing Race’ kicks off in St. John’s today.

The race is being organized by Sun Country Highway, a manufacturer of electric vehicle chargers. The winner will be the team who visits the most charging stations, in a one month period.

Participants from Portland, Oregan will leave on their More

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How Georgia Became The State With The Highest Electric Car Adoption Rate

A 2013 Nissan Leaf electric car at ABB Inc.’s DC fast charging station in Salt Lake City, Utah, April 30, 2014. Utah’s EV market share is 0.31 percent, the seventh-largest in the U.S. Georgia currently has the largest share of EV to total new car sales in the state, at 1.6 percent. This year it joined California, Washington and Hawaii in states whose EV market shares top 1 percent. Reu More

A 2013 Nissan Leaf electric car at ABB Inc.’s DC fast charging station in Salt Lake City, Utah, April 30, 2014. Utah’s EV market share is 0.31 percent, the seventh-largest in the U.S. Georgia currently has the largest share of EV to total new car sales in the state, at 1.6 percent. This year it joined California, Washington and Hawaii in states whose EV market shares top 1 percent. Reu More

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Research and Markets: Portable Battery Pack (Li-ion, Nickel Metal Hydride, Li-Polymer, and Nickel Cadmium) Market Outlook 2020

DUBLIN–(Business Wire)–Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fg8s98/portable_battery) has announced the addition of the “Portable Battery Pack Market by Capacity Range, Product Type & Geography – Global Forecast to 2014 – 2020” report to their offering.

The global portable battery market is expected to reach up to $10.94 b More

DUBLIN–(Business Wire)–Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fg8s98/portable_battery) has announced the addition of the “Portable Battery Pack Market by Capacity Range, Product Type & Geography – Global Forecast to 2014 – 2020” report to their offering.

The global portable battery market is expected to reach up to $10.94 b More

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Solar power could be world’s main energy source by 2050

Energy agency predicts sun could overtake oil, gas as main source of energy on the planet.

By mid-century, the sun could be the largest source of energy and help reign in global warming by preventing the release of billions of tons of car More

Energy agency predicts sun could overtake oil, gas as main source of energy on the planet.

By mid-century, the sun could be the largest source of energy and help reign in global warming by preventing the release of billions of tons of car More

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Nissan LEAF Sales Surpass 60,000 In U.S. – LEAF Captures 50% Of BEV Market Share

Nissan has already sold more than 60,000 LEAFs in the US, which is roughly 55% of all the BEVs sold in the U.S. since December 2010.

Including plug-in hybrids, LEAF is at almost 25% market share for plug-ins sold in the U.S all-time..

This ratio is similar if we examine only the first eight months of 2014 (50% and 24% respectively). Not bad.

Toby Perry, Nissan’s director of More

Nissan has already sold more than 60,000 LEAFs in the US, which is roughly 55% of all the BEVs sold in the U.S. since December 2010.

Including plug-in hybrids, LEAF is at almost 25% market share for plug-ins sold in the U.S all-time..

This ratio is similar if we examine only the first eight months of 2014 (50% and 24% respectively). Not bad.

Toby Perry, Nissan’s director of More

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Electric Vehicles Get Energy Boost

Windsor’s world of electric vehicles is about to get a major boost of energy in the coming weeks.

EV Fest organizer Danny Halmo says Windsor will soon be getting 10 new electric vehicle charging stations as a part of the festival.

Halmo says this weekends International Electric Vehicle Fest is designed to educate and inform the public about green transportation . “It’s just a m More

Windsor’s world of electric vehicles is about to get a major boost of energy in the coming weeks.

EV Fest organizer Danny Halmo says Windsor will soon be getting 10 new electric vehicle charging stations as a part of the festival.

Halmo says this weekends International Electric Vehicle Fest is designed to educate and inform the public about green transportation . “It’s just a m More

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Electric Vehicles Sell Power Back to the Grid – WSJ

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University of Delaware electric cars act as a reserve for the power grid, discharging electricity when needed. EVAN KRAPE/UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
By MICHAEL FITZGERALD
Sept. 28, 2014 4:56 p.m. ET
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In the 1990s, Willett Kempton, a professor at the University of Delaware, proposed in a paper that electric vehicles could help pay for themselves by sellin More

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University of Delaware electric cars act as a reserve for the power grid, discharging electricity when needed. EVAN KRAPE/UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
By MICHAEL FITZGERALD
Sept. 28, 2014 4:56 p.m. ET
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In the 1990s, Willett Kempton, a professor at the University of Delaware, proposed in a paper that electric vehicles could help pay for themselves by sellin More

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Kia Installs First 100 kW CHAdeMO DC Fast Chargers In Europe

Kia announced that it’s powering ahead with the fastest EV chargers in Europe. The automaker recently installed two 100 kW chargers at is European headquarters in Frankfurt.

This fastest EV chargers in Europe is not exactly true as Te More

Kia announced that it’s powering ahead with the fastest EV chargers in Europe. The automaker recently installed two 100 kW chargers at is European headquarters in Frankfurt.

This fastest EV chargers in Europe is not exactly true as Te More

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Volvo Officially Launches 7900 Plug-In Hybrid Bus (video)

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Utica tech company puts a charge to NYC ambulances

Shorepower Technologies, which also has facilities in Portland, Oregon and Washington DC, recently secured a $721,000 matching grant through the New York State Research and Energy Development Authority, and other entities including Drive Oregon, to develop and manufacture charging stations that will help power about 600 New York Fire Department ambulances as they sit and wait for emergency calls.< More

Shorepower Technologies, which also has facilities in Portland, Oregon and Washington DC, recently secured a $721,000 matching grant through the New York State Research and Energy Development Authority, and other entities including Drive Oregon, to develop and manufacture charging stations that will help power about 600 New York Fire Department ambulances as they sit and wait for emergency calls.< More

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University of Texas – Austin, Austin, TX September 22, 2014 — The Daily Texan, provided by UWIRE, a division of Uloop via Comtex

Three organizations hosted a party Friday to promote their latest innovation: solar panel charging stations on campus.

At the party, the UT Green Fee Committee, Science Undergraduate Research Group and Sol Design Lab celebrated the installation More

University of Texas – Austin, Austin, TX September 22, 2014 — The Daily Texan, provided by UWIRE, a division of Uloop via Comtex

Three organizations hosted a party Friday to promote their latest innovation: solar panel charging stations on campus.

At the party, the UT Green Fee Committee, Science Undergraduate Research Group and Sol Design Lab celebrated the installation More

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2014 Guinness World Record on EV parade in Silicon Valley – 6 of 6

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50% of Young People Living Near Fukushima Suffering From Thyroid Cancer | Eco Plus | RIA Novosti

Vladimir Slivyak from the Russian NGO EcoDefense and Harvey Wasserman, an American senior editor and columnist discuss the horrendous situation in Japan where over 48 per cent of some 360,000 young people have recently been identified as suffering from pre-cancerous thyroid abnormalities.
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Vladimir Slivyak from the Russian NGO EcoDefense and Harvey Wasserman, an American senior editor and columnist discuss the horrendous situation in Japan where over 48 per cent of some 360,000 young people have recently been identified as suffering from pre-cancerous thyroid abnormalities.
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39 months after the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan, only now are the Japanese au More

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Volvo Plug-in Hybrid Bus Ready To Roll | CleanTechnica

Originally posted on GAS2

The Volvo 7900 PHEV may be the world’s most perfect bus. Designed to operate in nearly silent electric mode 70% of the time, it uses 60% less energy and produces 75% fewer carbon dioxide emissions than a conventional diesel powered bus. And it’s 600 volt lithium ion battery pack can be recharged in under 6 minutes via a roof mounted pantograph. In theory, it c More

Originally posted on GAS2

The Volvo 7900 PHEV may be the world’s most perfect bus. Designed to operate in nearly silent electric mode 70% of the time, it uses 60% less energy and produces 75% fewer carbon dioxide emissions than a conventional diesel powered bus. And it’s 600 volt lithium ion battery pack can be recharged in under 6 minutes via a roof mounted pantograph. In theory, it c More

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2014 BMW i3 Lease Deals Appear: $369/Month For Electric Car

It’s a pretty standard part of the car-launch cycle: The earliest buyers pay sticker price or more, and then the discounting starts to set in.

Accordingly, with the BMW i3 electric car on the market for five months now, we’re starting to see more aggressive marketing on the part of dealers.

One more generous lease deal that popped up recently came from Stevens Creek BMW, More

It’s a pretty standard part of the car-launch cycle: The earliest buyers pay sticker price or more, and then the discounting starts to set in.

Accordingly, with the BMW i3 electric car on the market for five months now, we’re starting to see more aggressive marketing on the part of dealers.

One more generous lease deal that popped up recently came from Stevens Creek BMW, More

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My First-Hand Experience With Tesla Motors, Inc.’s Ninja-Like Service

Ninjas. Elves. Formula One crews. These are the things that come to mind when I try to describe my first experience with Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA ) service. Here’s a revealing first-hand peek into how Tesla services its vehicles.

Tesla service truck returning a customer vehicle with its valet service. Image source: Author’s photo.

According to Consumer Reports, Tesla Model S More

Ninjas. Elves. Formula One crews. These are the things that come to mind when I try to describe my first experience with Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA ) service. Here’s a revealing first-hand peek into how Tesla services its vehicles.

Tesla service truck returning a customer vehicle with its valet service. Image source: Author’s photo.

According to Consumer Reports, Tesla Model S More

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Checking in with WiTricity, the company that can send power through the air | BetaBoston

If you recall, after a while of using phones without wires, most of us stopped calling them “cordless.” If Watertown’s WiTricity(or another provider of wireless power-charging technology) succeeds, it’s probable the same will happen to electricity.

Rather than calling it “wireless” charging, “I am absolutely convinced it’s just going to be ‘charging’ in five years,” sa More

If you recall, after a while of using phones without wires, most of us stopped calling them “cordless.” If Watertown’s WiTricity(or another provider of wireless power-charging technology) succeeds, it’s probable the same will happen to electricity.

Rather than calling it “wireless” charging, “I am absolutely convinced it’s just going to be ‘charging’ in five years,” sa More

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Highpower Int’l (HPJ), Energous (WATT) Enter Wireless Charging Technology Collaboration

Highpower Int’l (NASDAQ: HPJ) announced that it will collaborate with Energous Corporation (Nasdaq: WATT), the developer of WattUp™, a disruptive wire-free charging technology for electronic devices that provides power at a distance with complete mobility under full software control, to develop batteries with Energous’ wire-free charging technologies, which was already announced by E More

Highpower Int’l (NASDAQ: HPJ) announced that it will collaborate with Energous Corporation (Nasdaq: WATT), the developer of WattUp™, a disruptive wire-free charging technology for electronic devices that provides power at a distance with complete mobility under full software control, to develop batteries with Energous’ wire-free charging technologies, which was already announced by E More

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​Magnetic fire: Wireless charger powers up devices at distance — RT News

The wireless charging technology race is in full swing – a new device developed by MIT is said to charge phones distantly, while you’re sitting at your desk with the phone in your pocket. And no, there are no pads.

Magnetic MIMO was developed by a team of scientists of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US. It locates a phone from a distance of about 40 cm and fires More

The wireless charging technology race is in full swing – a new device developed by MIT is said to charge phones distantly, while you’re sitting at your desk with the phone in your pocket. And no, there are no pads.

Magnetic MIMO was developed by a team of scientists of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US. It locates a phone from a distance of about 40 cm and fires More

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