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15 New Electric Cars On The Market In 2015 (List)

The Model X is surely the most-awaited electric vehicle of 2015. Perhaps the most-awaited EV of all time… though, the broader accessibility of the Model 3 may have it beat. It is supposed to be a super-high-performance, utilitarian, luxury SUV or crossover with falcon-wing doors. If it matches the concept vehicle (and note that Elon Musk has promised it will be even better), no other SUV or cros More

The Model X is surely the most-awaited electric vehicle of 2015. Perhaps the most-awaited EV of all time… though, the broader accessibility of the Model 3 may have it beat. It is supposed to be a super-high-performance, utilitarian, luxury SUV or crossover with falcon-wing doors. If it matches the concept vehicle (and note that Elon Musk has promised it will be even better), no other SUV or cros More

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Josipovic attends presentation of Tesla electric car – Current Events – Croatia – Dalje.com

Presidential candidate and incumbent President Ivo Josipovic on Wednesday started his campaign trail for the January 11 runoff in Karlovac, 50 kilometres south of Zagreb, where he attended a presentation of the electric car “Tesla”, developed by the US company Tesla Motors, and met with the company’s representative Sasa Cvetojevic, one of the founders of the ZIP entrepreneurial i More

Presidential candidate and incumbent President Ivo Josipovic on Wednesday started his campaign trail for the January 11 runoff in Karlovac, 50 kilometres south of Zagreb, where he attended a presentation of the electric car “Tesla”, developed by the US company Tesla Motors, and met with the company’s representative Sasa Cvetojevic, one of the founders of the ZIP entrepreneurial i More

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Terry Gou buys China Harmony Auto to break into electric car market|Markets|Business|WantChinaTimes.com

Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry, which trades as Foxconn, has become the second-largest shareholder of Chinese luxury car dealer China Harmony Auto Holding which it plans to use to help the company break into the electric-powered vehicle market, reports Guangzhou’s 21st Century Business Herald.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of the Taiwan-based company purchased 129 million shar More

Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry, which trades as Foxconn, has become the second-largest shareholder of Chinese luxury car dealer China Harmony Auto Holding which it plans to use to help the company break into the electric-powered vehicle market, reports Guangzhou’s 21st Century Business Herald.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of the Taiwan-based company purchased 129 million shar More

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Gas 2 | Bridging the gap between green heads and gear heads.

How do you convince somebody that an electric car can meet their daily driving needs? Why not give them a free Nissan LEAF for a couple of months to try on for size? In Japan, Nissan is “giving” up to 2,000 potential owners the chance to try out a LEAF for a couple of months to see if it fits with their lifestyle.

According to InsideEVs, the offer explicitly applies to apartment or cond More

How do you convince somebody that an electric car can meet their daily driving needs? Why not give them a free Nissan LEAF for a couple of months to try on for size? In Japan, Nissan is “giving” up to 2,000 potential owners the chance to try out a LEAF for a couple of months to see if it fits with their lifestyle.

According to InsideEVs, the offer explicitly applies to apartment or cond More

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Gas 2 | Bridging the gap between green heads and gear heads.

How do you convince somebody that an electric car can meet their daily driving needs? Why not give them a free Nissan LEAF for a couple of months to try on for size? In Japan, Nissan is “giving” up to 2,000 potential owners the chance to try out a LEAF for a couple of months to see if it fits with their lifestyle.

According to InsideEVs, the offer explicitly applies to apartment or cond More

How do you convince somebody that an electric car can meet their daily driving needs? Why not give them a free Nissan LEAF for a couple of months to try on for size? In Japan, Nissan is “giving” up to 2,000 potential owners the chance to try out a LEAF for a couple of months to see if it fits with their lifestyle.

According to InsideEVs, the offer explicitly applies to apartment or cond More

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What You Should Know: The 7 Notable Solar Power Plants of 2014 – Forbes

The rooftop solar market has gotten a lot of attention this year because of its projected growth in the residential segment and the intensifying competitionamong installers. But what’s also noteworthy is a spade of big solar power plants that have risen from the ground out here in the Big Open West, where utilities are under state mandates to increase the amount of renewable energy they buy.

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The rooftop solar market has gotten a lot of attention this year because of its projected growth in the residential segment and the intensifying competitionamong installers. But what’s also noteworthy is a spade of big solar power plants that have risen from the ground out here in the Big Open West, where utilities are under state mandates to increase the amount of renewable energy they buy.

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Dubai closer to electric car charging stations – Emirates 24/7

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer and Dr. Amina Al Rustamani sign the agreement. (Supplied)
Dubai has moved a step closer to introduce and putting in place infrastructure for electric vehicles in the emirate as part of smart city initiative.

In order to transform this project in reality, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) and Tecom Investments have signed an agreement to develop and i More

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer and Dr. Amina Al Rustamani sign the agreement. (Supplied)
Dubai has moved a step closer to introduce and putting in place infrastructure for electric vehicles in the emirate as part of smart city initiative.

In order to transform this project in reality, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) and Tecom Investments have signed an agreement to develop and i More

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Tesla upgrade will let Model S reach 155 mph, carmaker says | Business & Technology | The Seattle Times

LOS ANGELES — Because zero to 60 in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 130 miles per hour are just not enough, Tesla has quietly announced a software upgrade that will allow its 85D and P85D Model S electric cars to achieve a top speed of 155 mph.

The Palo Alto car company said in an asterisk attached to its online Model S specifications sheet that the new performance levels can be achieved w More

LOS ANGELES — Because zero to 60 in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 130 miles per hour are just not enough, Tesla has quietly announced a software upgrade that will allow its 85D and P85D Model S electric cars to achieve a top speed of 155 mph.

The Palo Alto car company said in an asterisk attached to its online Model S specifications sheet that the new performance levels can be achieved w More

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Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche Electric Cars To Target Tesla Model S (Plug-In Hybrids Too)

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This was the year when it became obvious that upstart electric-car maker Tesla Motors has startled and worried all of the German luxury-car companies.
And now that they’re taking the Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan seriously–as well as the expected arrival next year of the much-delayed Model X crossover utility vehicle–Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Po More

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This was the year when it became obvious that upstart electric-car maker Tesla Motors has startled and worried all of the German luxury-car companies.
And now that they’re taking the Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan seriously–as well as the expected arrival next year of the much-delayed Model X crossover utility vehicle–Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Po More

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Shape the Future: Q&A: Meredith Perry, founder and CEO, uBeam

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Inventing a wireless-charging device from scratch isn’t so easy. uBeam’s Meredith Perry has a working prototype and a vision for the future—and told Fortune all about it.

Meredith Perry is tired of wires.

The 25-year-old was still an undergrad at the University of Pennsylvania when she built the first model o More

Meredith Perry, founder & CEO, uBeam.
Courtesy uBeam
Inventing a wireless-charging device from scratch isn’t so easy. uBeam’s Meredith Perry has a working prototype and a vision for the future—and told Fortune all about it.

Meredith Perry is tired of wires.

The 25-year-old was still an undergrad at the University of Pennsylvania when she built the first model o More

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New York Is Trading Fracking for Solar Panel Kits | The Motley Fool

Source: NY Dept. of Conservation. Long Island Solar Farm, the largest solar plant in the Eastern United States.

New York State banned fracking earlier this month, pitting energy policy against public health like never before. With fracking officially off the table, New York is focusing its energy efforts elsewhere. A $1 billion solar initiative provides a not-so-subtle hint as to where. He More

Source: NY Dept. of Conservation. Long Island Solar Farm, the largest solar plant in the Eastern United States.

New York State banned fracking earlier this month, pitting energy policy against public health like never before. With fracking officially off the table, New York is focusing its energy efforts elsewhere. A $1 billion solar initiative provides a not-so-subtle hint as to where. He More

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North American Tesla Supercharger Network Surpasses CHAdeMO In Charging Point Numbers | CleanTechnica

Tesla’s North American Supercharger network now features more charging points than the network of its CHAdeMO “rival,” according to the most recent numbers.

As per said numbers, Tesla’s North American network now consists of 884 individual charging points spread across 141 Supercharger stations, as compared to the 776 CHAdeMO charging points now operational in the US.

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Tesla’s North American Supercharger network now features more charging points than the network of its CHAdeMO “rival,” according to the most recent numbers.

As per said numbers, Tesla’s North American network now consists of 884 individual charging points spread across 141 Supercharger stations, as compared to the 776 CHAdeMO charging points now operational in the US.

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Fight To Watch: Georgia Plans To Alter Electric-Car Tax Credit

Over the last two years, the metropolitan Atlanta area has become one of the single best sales regions for the Nissan Leaf electric car.

That’s due to a $5,000 Georgia state tax credit for the purchase of a battery-electric vehicle, which can be used to cut state income-tax liability over one, two, or three years.

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Over the last two years, the metropolitan Atlanta area has become one of the single best sales regions for the Nissan Leaf electric car.

That’s due to a $5,000 Georgia state tax credit for the purchase of a battery-electric vehicle, which can be used to cut state income-tax liability over one, two, or three years.

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Toyota to Offer High Performance Solid-State Batteries in 2020 – autoevolution for Mobile

It looks like Toyota isn’t actually giving up on full electric vehicles. Despite the fact it sees fuel cell cars as the future of transportation along with hybrid vehicles, the Japanese automaker is preparing better battery packs. Could be just a safety net, or the new batteries are intended for plug-in hybrid cars?

According to an Automotive News report, Toyota Motor Corp. says it made a More

It looks like Toyota isn’t actually giving up on full electric vehicles. Despite the fact it sees fuel cell cars as the future of transportation along with hybrid vehicles, the Japanese automaker is preparing better battery packs. Could be just a safety net, or the new batteries are intended for plug-in hybrid cars?

According to an Automotive News report, Toyota Motor Corp. says it made a More

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Indian Railways Plans 1 GW Solar Power Capacity

major state-owned companies in India, the Indian Railways has also been tasked with setting up large-scale solar power projects across the country.

Indian Railways is planning to set up 1 GW of solar power capacity over the next few years and is currently working on a plan to implement this capacity. The announcement came from the Railway ministry which is directing the Indian Railways to s More

major state-owned companies in India, the Indian Railways has also been tasked with setting up large-scale solar power projects across the country.

Indian Railways is planning to set up 1 GW of solar power capacity over the next few years and is currently working on a plan to implement this capacity. The announcement came from the Railway ministry which is directing the Indian Railways to s More

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Graphene Could Kill Lithium-Ion Batteries | CleanTechnica

Don’t break out the widow’s weeds just yet, but it looks like momentum is building for energy storage to move past the lithium-ion phase and get into the more powerful territory of lithium-sulfur technology. In the latest development, a multinational research team has figured out how to overcome a major obstacle in the path of lithium-sulfur energy storage, by using graphene as a “bridge” More

Don’t break out the widow’s weeds just yet, but it looks like momentum is building for energy storage to move past the lithium-ion phase and get into the more powerful territory of lithium-sulfur technology. In the latest development, a multinational research team has figured out how to overcome a major obstacle in the path of lithium-sulfur energy storage, by using graphene as a “bridge” More

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Explore Global lithium ion battery market that will grow at a CAGR of 13% to 2019 – WhaTech

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Nevada’s Tesla Battery Factory Triggers Wave Of Follow-Up Business : NPR

Tesla Motors recently chose Nevada to build its factory in exchange for an incentives package. It’ll be built in a rural area East of Reno with little infrastructure and years of high unemployment.

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Tesla Motors recently chose Nevada to build its factory in exchange for an incentives package. It’ll be built in a rural area East of Reno with little infrastructure and years of high unemployment.

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Ev ownership doubled in Sonoma county

Sonoma County has embraced electric cars for years, with North Bay Nissan of Petaluma selling the nation’s initially all-electric Leaf in 2010. As the vehicles go mainstream, county government is having in on the action. Applying a transportation grant, Sonoma County bought 22 EVs, which officials say will help the county meet its greenhouse gas emission targets although saving cash on fuel. “ More

Sonoma County has embraced electric cars for years, with North Bay Nissan of Petaluma selling the nation’s initially all-electric Leaf in 2010. As the vehicles go mainstream, county government is having in on the action. Applying a transportation grant, Sonoma County bought 22 EVs, which officials say will help the county meet its greenhouse gas emission targets although saving cash on fuel. “ More

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Winner of 2014’s ST Car of the Year is BMW’s first electric car, the i3, Wheels, News, AsiaOne Transport

SINGAPORE – Ladies and gentlemen, it is our pleasure to announce the winner of 2014’s ST Car of the Year: the BMW i3.
It is no mean feat for any car to beat a field of more than 50 contenders, but for such an unconventional and unlikely candidate to do so, there must be something really special about it.
And there is. The i3, BMW’s first mass-produced battery-powered More

SINGAPORE – Ladies and gentlemen, it is our pleasure to announce the winner of 2014’s ST Car of the Year: the BMW i3.
It is no mean feat for any car to beat a field of more than 50 contenders, but for such an unconventional and unlikely candidate to do so, there must be something really special about it.
And there is. The i3, BMW’s first mass-produced battery-powered More

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Winner of 2014’s ST Car of the Year is BMW’s first electric car, the i3, Wheels, News, AsiaOne Transport

SINGAPORE – Ladies and gentlemen, it is our pleasure to announce the winner of 2014’s ST Car of the Year: the BMW i3.
It is no mean feat for any car to beat a field of more than 50 contenders, but for such an unconventional and unlikely candidate to do so, there must be something really special about it.
And there is. The i3, BMW’s first mass-produced battery-powered More

SINGAPORE – Ladies and gentlemen, it is our pleasure to announce the winner of 2014’s ST Car of the Year: the BMW i3.
It is no mean feat for any car to beat a field of more than 50 contenders, but for such an unconventional and unlikely candidate to do so, there must be something really special about it.
And there is. The i3, BMW’s first mass-produced battery-powered More

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At CES 2015, Will Connected Cars Overtake Gadgets? – Yahoo Finance

Mark Fields remembers being treated like a Neanderthal when he joined Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) co-founder Bill Gates on stage at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to introduce the Sync in-car infotainment system.

The skeptical tech press in 2007 couldn’t seem to understand what Fields, who then ran Ford businesses throughout the Americas, was doing at a show known for cutting- More

Mark Fields remembers being treated like a Neanderthal when he joined Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) co-founder Bill Gates on stage at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to introduce the Sync in-car infotainment system.

The skeptical tech press in 2007 couldn’t seem to understand what Fields, who then ran Ford businesses throughout the Americas, was doing at a show known for cutting- More

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IDTechEx: Thermoelectric Generation for Electric Vehicles Soon – Yahoo Finance

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Concerning Automotive Thermoelectric Generators (ATEG), analysts IDTechEx enter 2015 with the view that thermoelectric energy harvesting will be on production hybrid electric on-road vehicles from 2018. It will be commonplace on hybrids in 2020 and almost e More

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Concerning Automotive Thermoelectric Generators (ATEG), analysts IDTechEx enter 2015 with the view that thermoelectric energy harvesting will be on production hybrid electric on-road vehicles from 2018. It will be commonplace on hybrids in 2020 and almost e More

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China’s Shenzhen Caps New Car Plates to Control Smog, Congestion – Bloomberg

China’s southern city of Shenzhen capped new car license plates at 100,000 a year, becoming the latest city to curb vehicle purchases to control smog and traffic congestion in the world’s most populous country.

The annual quota in the city of 11 million includes 20,000 for electric cars and can be adjusted to account for changes in traffic, air pollution and car demand, the Shenzhen tr More

China’s southern city of Shenzhen capped new car license plates at 100,000 a year, becoming the latest city to curb vehicle purchases to control smog and traffic congestion in the world’s most populous country.

The annual quota in the city of 11 million includes 20,000 for electric cars and can be adjusted to account for changes in traffic, air pollution and car demand, the Shenzhen tr More

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Miami Beach electric car charging company raises $6M – South Florida Business Journal

Miami Beach-based company CarCharging operates electric vehicle charging stations across the country.

A Miami Beach electric car charging firm raised $6 million from institutional shareholders, it announced Monday.

CarCharging (OTCQB: CCGI), which operates electric vehicle charging stations across the U.S., received $2 million when the deal closed and will receive the rest as it hi More

Miami Beach-based company CarCharging operates electric vehicle charging stations across the country.

A Miami Beach electric car charging firm raised $6 million from institutional shareholders, it announced Monday.

CarCharging (OTCQB: CCGI), which operates electric vehicle charging stations across the U.S., received $2 million when the deal closed and will receive the rest as it hi More

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BMW i3 To Park Itself At CES 2015

BMW has just announced the unveil of their fully-automated parking solution for the BMW i3. The technology will preview the same feature for the new 7 Series, which we exclusively reported on last month.

BMW was already demonstrating at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 how perfect control technology can provide highly automated mastery of all drive statuses right through to very tig More

BMW has just announced the unveil of their fully-automated parking solution for the BMW i3. The technology will preview the same feature for the new 7 Series, which we exclusively reported on last month.

BMW was already demonstrating at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 how perfect control technology can provide highly automated mastery of all drive statuses right through to very tig More

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Leshi Plans To Build Electric Cars

With an aptitude for expertise that may match Tesla CEO Elon Musk, an equally young (2 years younger, actually) and motivated Chinese technology billionaire plans to surpass Tesla Motors by venturing into the production of electric cars in China, via his tech company, Leshi. His goal is not simply more money or conquest, as expressed in a recent email. He is passionate about this cleantech solutio More

With an aptitude for expertise that may match Tesla CEO Elon Musk, an equally young (2 years younger, actually) and motivated Chinese technology billionaire plans to surpass Tesla Motors by venturing into the production of electric cars in China, via his tech company, Leshi. His goal is not simply more money or conquest, as expressed in a recent email. He is passionate about this cleantech solutio More

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Utilities study rising power demand from plug-in cars | ecomento.com

With a view to meeting the future power demands of plug-in vehicles, a US Department of Energy (DOE) report has evaluated more than 700 home charging units and 270 public charging stations in car parks and garages.

The project involved six utilities: Burbank Water and Power, Duke Energy, Indianapolis Power & Light Company, Madison Gas and Electric, Progress Energy and Sacramento Munici More

With a view to meeting the future power demands of plug-in vehicles, a US Department of Energy (DOE) report has evaluated more than 700 home charging units and 270 public charging stations in car parks and garages.

The project involved six utilities: Burbank Water and Power, Duke Energy, Indianapolis Power & Light Company, Madison Gas and Electric, Progress Energy and Sacramento Munici More

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EV Stations Hawaii Wins Best Energy Mobile Application | Business Wire

EV Stations Hawaii Wins Best Energy Mobile Application

The free app recognized for second consecutive year by the MobileWebAwards

HONOLULU–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the second consecutive year, EV Stations Hawaii has been awarded the title of Best Energy Mobile Application by the Web Marketing Association in its annual MobileWebAwardscompetition.

In 2012, the Hawaii Stat More

EV Stations Hawaii Wins Best Energy Mobile Application

The free app recognized for second consecutive year by the MobileWebAwards

HONOLULU–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the second consecutive year, EV Stations Hawaii has been awarded the title of Best Energy Mobile Application by the Web Marketing Association in its annual MobileWebAwardscompetition.

In 2012, the Hawaii Stat More

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Hawaii #2 Behind California In Electric Car Registrations Per 1,000 Vehicles

The EV Battery Charger at the Demonstration Site for Japan-U.S. Island Grid Project in Hawaii – Lots of Chargers And EVs Here

EV / Hybrid Growth Chart Through 2012
This is rather surprising:

“Hawaii ranks second in the nation behind California in the number of electric vehicles registered in the state, according to figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Energy Information A More

The EV Battery Charger at the Demonstration Site for Japan-U.S. Island Grid Project in Hawaii – Lots of Chargers And EVs Here

EV / Hybrid Growth Chart Through 2012
This is rather surprising:

“Hawaii ranks second in the nation behind California in the number of electric vehicles registered in the state, according to figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Energy Information A More

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