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Union Budget 2015: Government earmarks Rs 75 crore for electric vehicles in 2015-16 – The Economic Times on Mobile

“Govt is also launching a scheme for faster adoption and manufacturing of electric vehicles (FAME) with an initial outlay of Rs 75 crore,” Arun Jaitley said.
NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today earmarked Rs 75 crore for faster adoption and manufacturing of electric vehicles in 2015-16, a step which electric vehicles makers termed as a good beginning.

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“Govt is also launching a scheme for faster adoption and manufacturing of electric vehicles (FAME) with an initial outlay of Rs 75 crore,” Arun Jaitley said.
NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today earmarked Rs 75 crore for faster adoption and manufacturing of electric vehicles in 2015-16, a step which electric vehicles makers termed as a good beginning.

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Green tech industry to generate RM60 billion, with 200,000 jobs – Bernama – The Malaysian Insider

Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Maximus Ongkili says 300 charging stations will be built this year as per the National Electric Mobility Action Plan to promote the use of electric vehicles. – The Malaysian Insider pic, February 28, 2015.The nation’s green technology development continues to progress with an estimated RM22.4 billion in contribution expected to be channeled int More

Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Maximus Ongkili says 300 charging stations will be built this year as per the National Electric Mobility Action Plan to promote the use of electric vehicles. – The Malaysian Insider pic, February 28, 2015.The nation’s green technology development continues to progress with an estimated RM22.4 billion in contribution expected to be channeled int More

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Tesla Motors Inc Superchargers Hit 2,000 Mark

Tesla Motors just keeps on reaching new highs as the Palo Alto-based car maker announced that it reached a milestone of 2,000 Superchargers globally. The announcement was made on Friday, while Tesla reached the 2,000 Superchargers mark last week.
The company further said that along with setting such a high number of Superchargers, around 400 Supercharger Stations are present in internationa More

Tesla Motors just keeps on reaching new highs as the Palo Alto-based car maker announced that it reached a milestone of 2,000 Superchargers globally. The announcement was made on Friday, while Tesla reached the 2,000 Superchargers mark last week.
The company further said that along with setting such a high number of Superchargers, around 400 Supercharger Stations are present in internationa More

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Tesla Gigafactory For Electric-Car Batteries: Site Work Continues (Photos)

Last September, Nevada governor Brian Sandoval signed a bill granting various tax breaks and incentives to Tesla Motors for construction of its massive battery “gigafactory” outside Reno.

Now, photos taken yesterday show that work on the site–empty desert land less than a year ago–is well underway.

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Last September, Nevada governor Brian Sandoval signed a bill granting various tax breaks and incentives to Tesla Motors for construction of its massive battery “gigafactory” outside Reno.

Now, photos taken yesterday show that work on the site–empty desert land less than a year ago–is well underway.

DON’T MISS: Panasonic To Invest Hundreds Of Millions In More

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Feds Allow Lawsuit To Shut Down Diablo Canyon To Proceed : Indybay

On February 20 a Federal Court of Appeals in Washington DC rejected an attempt by Pacific Gas & Electric and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to quash a lawsuit filed by environmental group Friends Of the Earth (FOE).
According to Friends Of the Earth, the suit alleges that the “NRC illegally allowed PG&E to alter Diablo Canyon’s nuclear plant license.

“”FOE conten More

On February 20 a Federal Court of Appeals in Washington DC rejected an attempt by Pacific Gas & Electric and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to quash a lawsuit filed by environmental group Friends Of the Earth (FOE).
According to Friends Of the Earth, the suit alleges that the “NRC illegally allowed PG&E to alter Diablo Canyon’s nuclear plant license.

“”FOE conten More

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EAA Silicon Valley Chapter (EAASV) – Yahoo Groups

I propose that the Electric Vehicle community host what I’m calling the
Great California Electric Vehicle race.

Draft Rules:

The race is round trip between (any point in) the Bay Area Air Quality
Management District and (any point in) the South Coast Air Quality
Management District (Los Angeles area).

Any participating vehicle must make available to off More

I propose that the Electric Vehicle community host what I’m calling the
Great California Electric Vehicle race.

Draft Rules:

The race is round trip between (any point in) the Bay Area Air Quality
Management District and (any point in) the South Coast Air Quality
Management District (Los Angeles area).

Any participating vehicle must make available to off More

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Nissan LEAF taxis arrive in Blackpool | Next Green Car

A new fleet of 100% electric Nissan LEAF taxis has gone into service in Blackpool 130 years after the tourist resort introduced one of the world’s first electric tramways.

The 12-strong fleet of LEAFs has been introduced by local firm Premier Cabs and will operate in and around Blackpool and neighbouring Lytham St Annes on a 24-7 basis.

The company, which ordered the cars through l More

A new fleet of 100% electric Nissan LEAF taxis has gone into service in Blackpool 130 years after the tourist resort introduced one of the world’s first electric tramways.

The 12-strong fleet of LEAFs has been introduced by local firm Premier Cabs and will operate in and around Blackpool and neighbouring Lytham St Annes on a 24-7 basis.

The company, which ordered the cars through l More

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43m plugin vehicle funding annouced | Next Green Car

A wave of charge points to support the fast-growing popularity of plug-in vehicles will be installed across the UK after the government set out £32 million of infrastructure support up to 2020.

Homes, hospitals, train stations and A-roads will be some of the locations for further charge points to maintain Britain’s position as a global leader in this cutting-edge technology.

The s More

A wave of charge points to support the fast-growing popularity of plug-in vehicles will be installed across the UK after the government set out £32 million of infrastructure support up to 2020.

Homes, hospitals, train stations and A-roads will be some of the locations for further charge points to maintain Britain’s position as a global leader in this cutting-edge technology.

The s More

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My View: Electric car makes driving fun again Rockford Register Star – Rockford, IL

love my new Nissan Leaf. Fully electric. It’s changed me.

I used to avoid unnecessary trips. The shock of paying $70 to fill my tank gave me pause.

But other EV owners changed my perspective on Jan. 2, the day I brought my Leaf home from Evanston. Right there, at the lightning-quick free-charge station in the Whole Foods garage (near Woodfield Mall), the couple said they go for rid More

love my new Nissan Leaf. Fully electric. It’s changed me.

I used to avoid unnecessary trips. The shock of paying $70 to fill my tank gave me pause.

But other EV owners changed my perspective on Jan. 2, the day I brought my Leaf home from Evanston. Right there, at the lightning-quick free-charge station in the Whole Foods garage (near Woodfield Mall), the couple said they go for rid More

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Good Jobs Green Jobs

This year we’re back at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. on April 13, 2015. The Conference will be focused on Energizing America—building up our electrical infrastructure to reduce waste, address climate change and create family-sustaining jobs.

Registration for the Conference and the BlueGreen Champion Luncheon (lunch will be provided) is $199. If you want to attend the Confer More

This year we’re back at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. on April 13, 2015. The Conference will be focused on Energizing America—building up our electrical infrastructure to reduce waste, address climate change and create family-sustaining jobs.

Registration for the Conference and the BlueGreen Champion Luncheon (lunch will be provided) is $199. If you want to attend the Confer More

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Beijing Considers Free Parking for Electric Cars

High-rise buildings are seen in haze in the Central Business District in Beijing on March 27, 2014. [File Photo: Imagine China]

Electric car drivers may soon be able to enjoy cheaper or even free parking in Beijing, as the city’s policymakers are working on a new pricing scheme in their latest effort to reduce air pollution.

The Beijing municipal government is hoping to finaliz More

High-rise buildings are seen in haze in the Central Business District in Beijing on March 27, 2014. [File Photo: Imagine China]

Electric car drivers may soon be able to enjoy cheaper or even free parking in Beijing, as the city’s policymakers are working on a new pricing scheme in their latest effort to reduce air pollution.

The Beijing municipal government is hoping to finaliz More

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Another US Nuclear Plant Shuts Down « Breaking Energy – Energy industry news, analysis, and commentary

Low demand, depressed wholesale prices & low cost shale gas are to blame

In late December 2014, Entergy Corp.announced that Yankee nuclear power plant would cease operation after 42 years of service during which it generated 171 billion kWhrs of carbon-free electricity – more than 70% of Vermont’s electricity total demand since 1972. Bill Mohl, president of Entergy Wholesale Commo More

Low demand, depressed wholesale prices & low cost shale gas are to blame

In late December 2014, Entergy Corp.announced that Yankee nuclear power plant would cease operation after 42 years of service during which it generated 171 billion kWhrs of carbon-free electricity – more than 70% of Vermont’s electricity total demand since 1972. Bill Mohl, president of Entergy Wholesale Commo More

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Petition · Install a network of DC fast chargers to enable long-distance EV travel in California this year · Change.org

Increased adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) are important for meeting California’s goals of reducing carbon emissions. Some of the largest barriers to adoption are range anxiety and the inability to drive EVs long distances in our state without long stops for charging.

Deploying a network of DC fast charging (DCFC) stations along long-distance transportation corridors will enable lo More

Increased adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) are important for meeting California’s goals of reducing carbon emissions. Some of the largest barriers to adoption are range anxiety and the inability to drive EVs long distances in our state without long stops for charging.

Deploying a network of DC fast charging (DCFC) stations along long-distance transportation corridors will enable lo More

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Staff Car Report: At 70,000 Miles, 2011 Nissan LEAF Still Going Strong, Gets New Brake Pads – Transport Evolved: Cleaner, Greener, Safer and Smarter

On March 28, 2011, we took delivery of a brand new Nissan LEAF electric car. One of the last LEAFs to make it out of Japan before the devastating Tsunami of March that year, it became one of the first LEAFs to hit the roads in the UK.
Almost four years later, ‘Hiro Nakamura,’the Gordon-Bloomfield Family’s main car, is off for its mandatory annual MOT road test having covered just over More

On March 28, 2011, we took delivery of a brand new Nissan LEAF electric car. One of the last LEAFs to make it out of Japan before the devastating Tsunami of March that year, it became one of the first LEAFs to hit the roads in the UK.
Almost four years later, ‘Hiro Nakamura,’the Gordon-Bloomfield Family’s main car, is off for its mandatory annual MOT road test having covered just over More

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Will Nissan Beat Google and Uber to Self-Driving Taxis? – IEEE Spectrum

These Nissan taxis are conventional gasoline-powered vehicles, driven by humans. But Nissan is collaborating with NASA to develop a fleet of electric autonomous cabs.
Who will build the first robot taxis? Google has a working prototype but no experience in manufacturing cars. Uber, meanwhile, knows the transportation business but has only just started working on autonomous vehicles with Carn More

These Nissan taxis are conventional gasoline-powered vehicles, driven by humans. But Nissan is collaborating with NASA to develop a fleet of electric autonomous cabs.
Who will build the first robot taxis? Google has a working prototype but no experience in manufacturing cars. Uber, meanwhile, knows the transportation business but has only just started working on autonomous vehicles with Carn More

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Magnetic fields make wireless charging a whole lot cooler (hands-on) – CNET

We’re fans of the conventional Kia Soul, so we were eager to drive the electric Soul. For starters, EVs are not for everyone — especially if you’re a long-distance commuter like Lyra. That said, this Soul — Kia’s first electric, which rolled out initially in California — proved to be all that we liked about the gas-powered model with only a few drawbacks.

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We’re fans of the conventional Kia Soul, so we were eager to drive the electric Soul. For starters, EVs are not for everyone — especially if you’re a long-distance commuter like Lyra. That said, this Soul — Kia’s first electric, which rolled out initially in California — proved to be all that we liked about the gas-powered model with only a few drawbacks.

RELATED NEW More

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The Daily Drivers: 2015 Kia Soul EV | Tampa Bay Times

We’re fans of the conventional Kia Soul, so we were eager to drive the electric Soul. For starters, EVs are not for everyone — especially if you’re a long-distance commuter like Lyra. That said, this Soul — Kia’s first electric, which rolled out initially in California — proved to be all that we liked about the gas-powered model with only a few drawbacks.

RELATED NEW More

We’re fans of the conventional Kia Soul, so we were eager to drive the electric Soul. For starters, EVs are not for everyone — especially if you’re a long-distance commuter like Lyra. That said, this Soul — Kia’s first electric, which rolled out initially in California — proved to be all that we liked about the gas-powered model with only a few drawbacks.

RELATED NEW More

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New Electrolyte Eliminates Dendrites that Short-Circuit Rechargeable Batteries

small, pin-like fibers that can short circuit rechargeable batteries and which in turn can promote fire hazards and restrict the capability of batteries to store up renewable energy or power smart phones.
An electrolyte has recently been developed for lithium batteries which can remove these dendrites. At the same time the electrolyte can make batteries far more efficient by allowing them to More

small, pin-like fibers that can short circuit rechargeable batteries and which in turn can promote fire hazards and restrict the capability of batteries to store up renewable energy or power smart phones.
An electrolyte has recently been developed for lithium batteries which can remove these dendrites. At the same time the electrolyte can make batteries far more efficient by allowing them to More

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Mobile Web – SolarCity and Google partner on $750 million solar fund, largest of its kind

In this undated photo provided by SolarCity, workers install solar panels on the roof of a home. (AP Photo/Courtesy SolarCity)
SolarCity and Google liked their partnership that funded residential solar installations so much they’re doing it again — only bigger.

The two Silicon Valley companies are teaming up on a fund expected to finance $750 million in residential solar p More

In this undated photo provided by SolarCity, workers install solar panels on the roof of a home. (AP Photo/Courtesy SolarCity)
SolarCity and Google liked their partnership that funded residential solar installations so much they’re doing it again — only bigger.

The two Silicon Valley companies are teaming up on a fund expected to finance $750 million in residential solar p More

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SolarCity and Google partner on $750 million solar fund, largest of its kind

SolarCity and Google liked their partnership that funded residential solar installations so much they’re doing it again — only bigger.

The two Silicon Valley companies are teaming up on a fund expected to finance $750 million in residential solar projects across 14 states — including California — and the District of Columbia, which the companies say would be the larg More

SolarCity and Google liked their partnership that funded residential solar installations so much they’re doing it again — only bigger.

The two Silicon Valley companies are teaming up on a fund expected to finance $750 million in residential solar projects across 14 states — including California — and the District of Columbia, which the companies say would be the larg More

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Global Lithium Battery Electrolyte Industry Report 2015

FEATURED COMPANIES

Chapter One Lithium-ion Battery Electrolyte Industry Overview
1.1 Lithium-ion Battery Electrolyte Definition
1.2 Lithium-ion Battery Electrolyte Classification and Application
1.3 Lithium-ion Battery Electrolyte Industry Chain Structure
1.4 Lithium-ion Battery Electrolyte Industry Overview
1.5 Lithium-ion Battery Electrolyte Industry Policy A More

FEATURED COMPANIES

Chapter One Lithium-ion Battery Electrolyte Industry Overview
1.1 Lithium-ion Battery Electrolyte Definition
1.2 Lithium-ion Battery Electrolyte Classification and Application
1.3 Lithium-ion Battery Electrolyte Industry Chain Structure
1.4 Lithium-ion Battery Electrolyte Industry Overview
1.5 Lithium-ion Battery Electrolyte Industry Policy A More

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Former Japanese PM Naoto Kan: ′Fukushima radically changed my perspective′ | Asia | DW.DE | 25.02.2015

On March 11, 2011, a magnitude-9 earthquake and tsunami struck northeastern Japan, causing massive devastation and ultimately sending three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant into meltdown. It was the worst atomic accident in a generation. Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated around the plant amid fears of rising radiation, with about 120,000 people still unable to return to More

On March 11, 2011, a magnitude-9 earthquake and tsunami struck northeastern Japan, causing massive devastation and ultimately sending three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant into meltdown. It was the worst atomic accident in a generation. Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated around the plant amid fears of rising radiation, with about 120,000 people still unable to return to More

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EAS 2015

On May 1, 2, 2015, the world’s leading experts will converge for the 9th Annual CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS IX) in the beautiful Sonoma Wine Country. EAS IX is a major aerospace scientific meeting to elucidate and advance the many technologies pertaining to electrically powered aircraft. The diverse, international CAFE EAS faculty of innovators and visionaries will present graduate lev More

On May 1, 2, 2015, the world’s leading experts will converge for the 9th Annual CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS IX) in the beautiful Sonoma Wine Country. EAS IX is a major aerospace scientific meeting to elucidate and advance the many technologies pertaining to electrically powered aircraft. The diverse, international CAFE EAS faculty of innovators and visionaries will present graduate lev More

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Dubai firm unveils electric car charging stations | Zee News

Dubai: Dubai public utility firm Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) on Wednesday unveiled public charging stations for electric vehicles in Dubai.

The solar-powered charging stations were officially inaugurated at DEWA’s headquarters in the emirate, Khaleej Times reported on Wednesday.

DEWA MD and CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said that 16 stations have been opened in t More

Dubai: Dubai public utility firm Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) on Wednesday unveiled public charging stations for electric vehicles in Dubai.

The solar-powered charging stations were officially inaugurated at DEWA’s headquarters in the emirate, Khaleej Times reported on Wednesday.

DEWA MD and CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said that 16 stations have been opened in t More

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Scientists Develop Cheaper, Safer, More Powerful Batteries for Smartphones / Sputnik International

Researchers from the Hydro-Quebec Research Institute in Canada in association with Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Institute (IBN) in Singapore presented a new technology that can be used in rechargeable batteries. Using this new “silicate-based nanoboxes”, batteries can can hold twice the charge of traditional lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) phosphate-based batteries.
“This materi More

Researchers from the Hydro-Quebec Research Institute in Canada in association with Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Institute (IBN) in Singapore presented a new technology that can be used in rechargeable batteries. Using this new “silicate-based nanoboxes”, batteries can can hold twice the charge of traditional lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) phosphate-based batteries.
“This materi More

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2013-2015 Nissan Leaf Owners Complain Of Brake Problems, Canada Launches Investigation

In the U.S., numerous complaints about the braking system on the Nissan Leaf have been filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. According to Detroit News, NHTSA’s colleagues to the north, Transport Canada, have received quite a few complaints of their own, and the agency has now launched an investigation of all-electric Leaf vehicles from the 2013, 2014, and 2015 model More

In the U.S., numerous complaints about the braking system on the Nissan Leaf have been filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. According to Detroit News, NHTSA’s colleagues to the north, Transport Canada, have received quite a few complaints of their own, and the agency has now launched an investigation of all-electric Leaf vehicles from the 2013, 2014, and 2015 model More

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Call for Oregon to subsidize electric vehicles intensifies – Portland Business Journal

Oregon should subsidize electric car purchases to meet its climate change goals, according to a report issued this morning.

While electric vehicles currently have a relatively small impact on Oregon’s economy, but that could increase dramatically as more people make the switch from gas to electric.

The Northwest Economic Research Center at Portland State University estimates t More

Oregon should subsidize electric car purchases to meet its climate change goals, according to a report issued this morning.

While electric vehicles currently have a relatively small impact on Oregon’s economy, but that could increase dramatically as more people make the switch from gas to electric.

The Northwest Economic Research Center at Portland State University estimates t More

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Mitsubishi’s 2016 iMiev will remain cheapest electric car, starting at $22,995-AutoNews – IBNLive Mobile

Detroit: Mitsubishi’s 2016 iMiev will remain the cheapest electric car on the market when it goes on sale in the U.S. next month.
The tiny four-seater starts at $22,995, the same as the previous model year. With a $7,500 federal tax credit, the price drops to $15,495.
Standard features include heated front seats, remote keyless entry and an eight-year, 100,000-mile warranty on th More

Detroit: Mitsubishi’s 2016 iMiev will remain the cheapest electric car on the market when it goes on sale in the U.S. next month.
The tiny four-seater starts at $22,995, the same as the previous model year. With a $7,500 federal tax credit, the price drops to $15,495.
Standard features include heated front seats, remote keyless entry and an eight-year, 100,000-mile warranty on th More

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New Law Would Let Companies Resell Power for Electric Cars

BOISE • People would be able to juice up at electric car charging stations, if a new bill becomes law.

Currently, it is illegal to resell electricity from the grid, Idaho Power lobbyist Rich Hahn told the House State Affairs committee. This means that the few charging stations that exist cannot directly charge for the power, although they might make it up other ways, such as building the More

BOISE • People would be able to juice up at electric car charging stations, if a new bill becomes law.

Currently, it is illegal to resell electricity from the grid, Idaho Power lobbyist Rich Hahn told the House State Affairs committee. This means that the few charging stations that exist cannot directly charge for the power, although they might make it up other ways, such as building the More

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