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China Succeeds Where The Rest of the World Failed – And Gets Toyota to Make Electric Cars – Transport Evolved

With its heart set on a future where people drive hydrogen fuel cell cars like its upcoming 2016 Toyota Miria fuel cell sedan, Toyota is no fan of electric cars.
In the past few years, Toyota and its various PR and executive teams have gone out of their way to paint electric cars as slow, dull and boring. Despite producing limited numbers of RAV4 EV ‘compliance’ electric cars between 201 More

With its heart set on a future where people drive hydrogen fuel cell cars like its upcoming 2016 Toyota Miria fuel cell sedan, Toyota is no fan of electric cars.
In the past few years, Toyota and its various PR and executive teams have gone out of their way to paint electric cars as slow, dull and boring. Despite producing limited numbers of RAV4 EV ‘compliance’ electric cars between 201 More

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Q&A: The West Coast Electric Highway . News | OPB

The West Coast Electric Highway is a network of fast-charging stations for electric vehicles that runs all the way from Vancouver, Canada to the California border. Oregon completed its section of the electric highway this month, with the installation of a charging station at a Fred Meyer store in Brookings, near the California border.

When reporter Tom Banse heard that, he rented a Nissan More

The West Coast Electric Highway is a network of fast-charging stations for electric vehicles that runs all the way from Vancouver, Canada to the California border. Oregon completed its section of the electric highway this month, with the installation of a charging station at a Fred Meyer store in Brookings, near the California border.

When reporter Tom Banse heard that, he rented a Nissan More

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Car-free Sustainable City to open in Dubai this year – Khaleej Times Mobile

Featuring 500 three- and four-bedroom villas spread across five gated community clusters, the five million square feet project boasts car-free zones, 250 electric car and golf buggie charging stations.

Horse carts plying the streets of Sustainable City as the residential zones are designed to be car-free. — KT photos by Mukesh Kamal

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Featuring 500 three- and four-bedroom villas spread across five gated community clusters, the five million square feet project boasts car-free zones, 250 electric car and golf buggie charging stations.

Horse carts plying the streets of Sustainable City as the residential zones are designed to be car-free. — KT photos by Mukesh Kamal

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Tesla to invest in charging infrastructure in Japan – Nikkei – Channel NewsAsia

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Chris Bruce
Reviewers from all parts of the automotive world just seem to love the Tesla Model S, whether it’s the pragmatists at Consumer Reports or the enthusiasts at Car and Driver. You can add one more to that list because the 2015 P85D grabs the top spot in AAA’s fifth annual Green Car Guide, after Tesla’s win last year too. The organ More

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Chris Bruce
Reviewers from all parts of the automotive world just seem to love the Tesla Model S, whether it’s the pragmatists at Consumer Reports or the enthusiasts at Car and Driver. You can add one more to that list because the 2015 P85D grabs the top spot in AAA’s fifth annual Green Car Guide, after Tesla’s win last year too. The organ More

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AAA ranks Tesla S-p85D green car of the year

Image Credit: Drew Phillips

Chris Bruce
Reviewers from all parts of the automotive world just seem to love the Tesla Model S, whether it’s the pragmatists at Consumer Reports or the enthusiasts at Car and Driver. You can add one more to that list because the 2015 P85D grabs the top spot in AAA’s fifth annual Green Car Guide, after Tesla’s win last year too. The organ More

Image Credit: Drew Phillips

Chris Bruce
Reviewers from all parts of the automotive world just seem to love the Tesla Model S, whether it’s the pragmatists at Consumer Reports or the enthusiasts at Car and Driver. You can add one more to that list because the 2015 P85D grabs the top spot in AAA’s fifth annual Green Car Guide, after Tesla’s win last year too. The organ More

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GE reboots its battery business

GE Reboots Its Storage Business With a Lithium-Ion Battery and Downstream Services

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GE will supply Con Ed Development with an 8-megawatt-hour utility-scale battery in California.

Julia Pyper
April 28, 2015
General Electric’s entry into the emerging grid-scale energy storage market eight years ago has brought mixed results.

Since the acquisition of Bet More

GE Reboots Its Storage Business With a Lithium-Ion Battery and Downstream Services

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GE will supply Con Ed Development with an 8-megawatt-hour utility-scale battery in California.

Julia Pyper
April 28, 2015
General Electric’s entry into the emerging grid-scale energy storage market eight years ago has brought mixed results.

Since the acquisition of Bet More

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Japan is solar-powered 4 years after Fukushima accident

In the week before the March 11, 2011, earthquake at Fukushima, one person, Prime Minister Naoto Kan, did an extraordinary act that set Japan’s energy course in history for the next 100 years.

Japan is on course to be 100-percent solar powered by 2041.
He was able to convince the Japanese Parliament to pass a solar payment policy (SPP), that required big utilities in Japan to pay so More

In the week before the March 11, 2011, earthquake at Fukushima, one person, Prime Minister Naoto Kan, did an extraordinary act that set Japan’s energy course in history for the next 100 years.

Japan is on course to be 100-percent solar powered by 2041.
He was able to convince the Japanese Parliament to pass a solar payment policy (SPP), that required big utilities in Japan to pay so More

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Japan is solar-powered 4 years after Fukushima accident

In the week before the March 11, 2011, earthquake at Fukushima, one person, Prime Minister Naoto Kan, did an extraordinary act that set Japan’s energy course in history for the next 100 years.

Japan is on course to be 100-percent solar powered by 2041.
He was able to convince the Japanese Parliament to pass a solar payment policy (SPP), that required big utilities in Japan to pay so More

In the week before the March 11, 2011, earthquake at Fukushima, one person, Prime Minister Naoto Kan, did an extraordinary act that set Japan’s energy course in history for the next 100 years.

Japan is on course to be 100-percent solar powered by 2041.
He was able to convince the Japanese Parliament to pass a solar payment policy (SPP), that required big utilities in Japan to pay so More

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Mobile Web – Top Stories – Gov. Jerry Brown issues aggressive plan to slash California greenhouse gases by 2030

Gov. Jerry Brown issues aggressive plan to slash California greenhouse gases by 2030

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 – 7:40 a.m.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 under an ambitious plan announced Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

The governor’s exe More

Gov. Jerry Brown issues aggressive plan to slash California greenhouse gases by 2030

Associated Press

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 – 7:40 a.m.

Associated Press File Photo

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 under an ambitious plan announced Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

The governor’s exe More

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Get Your Green On For This EV Car Rally | Nyack News and Views

Prius owners, wipe that smug look off your face, because you aren’t the greenest thing on the block anymore. Unless, of course, you own a plug in Prius.

The Westport Electric Car Club (WECC) invites all EV (electric vehicle) drivers to their third annual Electric Car Rally, a 40-mile event on Sunday, May 3. Any plug-in vehicle is permitted to enter whether it is a plug-in hybrid or fully More

Prius owners, wipe that smug look off your face, because you aren’t the greenest thing on the block anymore. Unless, of course, you own a plug in Prius.

The Westport Electric Car Club (WECC) invites all EV (electric vehicle) drivers to their third annual Electric Car Rally, a 40-mile event on Sunday, May 3. Any plug-in vehicle is permitted to enter whether it is a plug-in hybrid or fully More

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Incentives Designed to Jump-Start Korean EV Market | Politics content from WardsAuto

Incentives for 3,090 EVs are available this year. When added to the 3,014 EVs registered nationwide at the end of 2014, plus the 10,000 proposed new incentives, the government calculates more than 16,000 EVs will be on Korean roads by the end of 2016.

Kia sells 414 copies of Soul EV to lead Korean market in 2014.
Korean automakers will be butting heads to try to win a slice of the 201 More

Incentives for 3,090 EVs are available this year. When added to the 3,014 EVs registered nationwide at the end of 2014, plus the 10,000 proposed new incentives, the government calculates more than 16,000 EVs will be on Korean roads by the end of 2016.

Kia sells 414 copies of Soul EV to lead Korean market in 2014.
Korean automakers will be butting heads to try to win a slice of the 201 More

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Washington State Loves Electric Cars, But Gets Very Few: Here’s Why

When it comes to states friendly to electric cars, Washington is pretty close to the top.

It has one of the highest percentages of registered plug-in electric cars in the country, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Electric cars get a sales-tax exemption in Washington, and access to charging infrastructure that’s fed mostly from wind and hydro power.

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When it comes to states friendly to electric cars, Washington is pretty close to the top.

It has one of the highest percentages of registered plug-in electric cars in the country, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Electric cars get a sales-tax exemption in Washington, and access to charging infrastructure that’s fed mostly from wind and hydro power.

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[government news] China to roll back electric vehicle subsidies faster – Yahoo Finance

BEIJING, April 29 (Reuters) – China will scale back its subsidies for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles faster than expected, while declining to give subsidies to traditional hybrids, according to policy documents posted on the finance ministry’s website on Wednesday.

The final version of the policy largely confirmed a previously released draft in setting levels for new energ More

BEIJING, April 29 (Reuters) – China will scale back its subsidies for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles faster than expected, while declining to give subsidies to traditional hybrids, according to policy documents posted on the finance ministry’s website on Wednesday.

The final version of the policy largely confirmed a previously released draft in setting levels for new energ More

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AVIS Denmark Orders 401 Nissan e-NV200 Vans – Top News – Green Fleet – Top News – Automotive Fleet

Nissan and AVIS Denmark have signed a deal to create a fleet of Nissan electric vehicles with a new order of 401 Nissan e-NV200 vans and a further 60 units of the 100-percent electric Nissan LEAF.

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In 2014, AVIS ordered 400 Nissan LEAF electric cars and, after successfully placing them through its leasing scheme, has added the Nissan e-NV200 electric light commercial and More

Nissan and AVIS Denmark have signed a deal to create a fleet of Nissan electric vehicles with a new order of 401 Nissan e-NV200 vans and a further 60 units of the 100-percent electric Nissan LEAF.

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In 2014, AVIS ordered 400 Nissan LEAF electric cars and, after successfully placing them through its leasing scheme, has added the Nissan e-NV200 electric light commercial and More

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2015 World Green Car Award Goes to BMW i8 – Planetsave

Chosen from an initial entry list of 10 new vehicles from all over the world, The BMW i8 was declared the 2015 World Green Car Award Winner at a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show, Bridgestone Corporation, and Autoneum. The short list of three finalists included the BMW i8 as well as the Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-In Hybrid, and the Volkswagen Golf GTE.

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Chosen from an initial entry list of 10 new vehicles from all over the world, The BMW i8 was declared the 2015 World Green Car Award Winner at a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show, Bridgestone Corporation, and Autoneum. The short list of three finalists included the BMW i8 as well as the Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-In Hybrid, and the Volkswagen Golf GTE.

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Discover the Global solid state thin film battery market will reach $5.95 billion by 2019 – WhaTech

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Stanford’s aluminum battery fully charges in just one minute

Lithium-ion batteries have been a boon for the modern world — they’ve replaced the heavier, single-use alkaline type in everything from wristwatches to jumbo jets. Unfortunately, these rechargeable cells are already struggling to keep up with our ever-increasing energy needs. But a new type of aluminum-ion battery developed at Stanford University is not only less explode-y than lithium More

Lithium-ion batteries have been a boon for the modern world — they’ve replaced the heavier, single-use alkaline type in everything from wristwatches to jumbo jets. Unfortunately, these rechargeable cells are already struggling to keep up with our ever-increasing energy needs. But a new type of aluminum-ion battery developed at Stanford University is not only less explode-y than lithium More

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BYD finally wins California electric bus order in major step for overseas expansion | South China Morning Post

California’s Long Beach Transit will buy up to 60 electric buses this year from China’s BYD, the company’s biggest order to date from an overseas market.

BYD, partly owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, won the bid at a public hearing in Los Angeles on Monday, according to Sherry Li, marketing director of BYD’s overseas group.

“The first batch of 10 buses wil More

California’s Long Beach Transit will buy up to 60 electric buses this year from China’s BYD, the company’s biggest order to date from an overseas market.

BYD, partly owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, won the bid at a public hearing in Los Angeles on Monday, according to Sherry Li, marketing director of BYD’s overseas group.

“The first batch of 10 buses wil More

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Recent research into the li-ion battery research report – li-ion battery market for EVs in China 2015-2019 – WhaTech

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The availability of charging stations plays a major role in the demand for battery-operated vehicles. Moreover, the success of EVs is mainly dependent upon the battery performance and the charging infrastructure.

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Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The availability of charging stations plays a major role in the demand for battery-operated vehicles. Moreover, the success of EVs is mainly dependent upon the battery performance and the charging infrastructure.

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The long and quiet history of Tesla’s grid batteries – Fortune

It’s an effort that’s five years in the making.

By now it’s not really a secret that on Thursday, Tesla Motors will likely show off battery packs that can be paired with solar panels, and plugged into the power grid. But what seems to be lesser known is the long history behind this announcement: That Tesla TSLA -0.46% has been working on grid batteries for many years now and already More

It’s an effort that’s five years in the making.

By now it’s not really a secret that on Thursday, Tesla Motors will likely show off battery packs that can be paired with solar panels, and plugged into the power grid. But what seems to be lesser known is the long history behind this announcement: That Tesla TSLA -0.46% has been working on grid batteries for many years now and already More

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Tesla Motors Inc Has Unmatched Advantage: Ex-Co Founder Ian Wright

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) is a category killer in the electric car space amidst stiff competition from other automakers. The company’s co-founder and now the CEO of Wrightspeed, Ian Wright made the remarks in an interview with TheStreet where he also affirmed that no other automaker has changed the perception of electric cars than Tesla.

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Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) is a category killer in the electric car space amidst stiff competition from other automakers. The company’s co-founder and now the CEO of Wrightspeed, Ian Wright made the remarks in an interview with TheStreet where he also affirmed that no other automaker has changed the perception of electric cars than Tesla.

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) may be selling More

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Tesla Motors Inc Battery Business Could Dwarf Its Electric Car Business

The electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), is about to step into the battery business; probably following an expected announcement on April 30th, at Tesla’s Hawthorne, California, facility.

The automaker has already supplied its home-powering batteries to big customers like Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) and Cargill and residential homes for field testing.

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The electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), is about to step into the battery business; probably following an expected announcement on April 30th, at Tesla’s Hawthorne, California, facility.

The automaker has already supplied its home-powering batteries to big customers like Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) and Cargill and residential homes for field testing.

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Tesla Model X Spy Video Shows Prototype Model X Electric Car That Just Won’t Drift Out of Lane – Transport Evolved

With the promised Q3 market launch for the 2016 Tesla Model X full-size crossover edging ever closer, Tesla Motors is working hard to ensure that everything about the new luxury plug-in is perfect. From the on-board telematics system to those infamous falcon-wing doors and its powerful dual-motor drivetrain, Tesla engineers are busying themselves with exhaustive road testing and quality control pr More

With the promised Q3 market launch for the 2016 Tesla Model X full-size crossover edging ever closer, Tesla Motors is working hard to ensure that everything about the new luxury plug-in is perfect. From the on-board telematics system to those infamous falcon-wing doors and its powerful dual-motor drivetrain, Tesla engineers are busying themselves with exhaustive road testing and quality control pr More

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Mahindra slashes electric car e2o price by Rs 92,000 – The Economic Times on Mobile

Mahindra slashes electric car e2o price by Rs 92,000

NEW DELHI: Homegrown auto major Mahindra & Mahindra has slashed the price of its electric small car ‘e2o’ by Rs 92,000 following the launch of a central government scheme offering incentives on electric and hybrid vehicles.

The e2o, manufactured by the company’s arm, Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles will see More

Mahindra slashes electric car e2o price by Rs 92,000

NEW DELHI: Homegrown auto major Mahindra & Mahindra has slashed the price of its electric small car ‘e2o’ by Rs 92,000 following the launch of a central government scheme offering incentives on electric and hybrid vehicles.

The e2o, manufactured by the company’s arm, Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles will see More

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Tesla to open the electric car doors to hackers at Defcon 2015 – Boing Boing

At the Defcon convention in Las Vegas this summer, one of Elon Musk’s Tesla electric cars will be made available to hacker attendees, so they can tinker with any piece of the vehicle they like.

“The benefits for Tesla will be twofold: they will be made aware of any bugs in the vehicle and of any hackers who are worth hiring,” writes Thomas Fox-Brewster at Forbes. “At Defcon last yea More

At the Defcon convention in Las Vegas this summer, one of Elon Musk’s Tesla electric cars will be made available to hacker attendees, so they can tinker with any piece of the vehicle they like.

“The benefits for Tesla will be twofold: they will be made aware of any bugs in the vehicle and of any hackers who are worth hiring,” writes Thomas Fox-Brewster at Forbes. “At Defcon last yea More

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City, BlueIndy car share deal raises sparks

The city and BlueIndy have reached an agreement to close a $13 million shortfall to get the stalled electric car-share service up and running.

The city will pour more than $6 million from parking meter revenues to help construct charging stations and Bolloré, the company that owns the service, will pitch in another $6 million, bringing the company’s commitment to more than $40 millio More

The city and BlueIndy have reached an agreement to close a $13 million shortfall to get the stalled electric car-share service up and running.

The city will pour more than $6 million from parking meter revenues to help construct charging stations and Bolloré, the company that owns the service, will pitch in another $6 million, bringing the company’s commitment to more than $40 millio More

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Utilities tee up greenhouse grants | UTSanDiego.com Mobile

A $25 million fund to fight greenhouse gas emissions as part of the San Onofre nuclear power plant shutdown deal won’t be used to found a new institution at the University of California Los Angeles, but will be spread across several campuses.

In one of many instances of backchannel communications, former California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey last year discussed t More

A $25 million fund to fight greenhouse gas emissions as part of the San Onofre nuclear power plant shutdown deal won’t be used to found a new institution at the University of California Los Angeles, but will be spread across several campuses.

In one of many instances of backchannel communications, former California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey last year discussed t More

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Tesla Motors Inc: Demand for Model S Rises in China and Australia

Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA): Demand for Model S Rises in China and Australia
April 28, 2015 By Viraj Shah Leave a Comment

Long term prospects in China could finally be looking up for Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) in line with CEO, Elon Musk, sentiments, who has from time to time reiterated the importance of the marketplace. A 25% increase in Model S registrations in March is just an ind More

Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA): Demand for Model S Rises in China and Australia
April 28, 2015 By Viraj Shah Leave a Comment

Long term prospects in China could finally be looking up for Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) in line with CEO, Elon Musk, sentiments, who has from time to time reiterated the importance of the marketplace. A 25% increase in Model S registrations in March is just an ind More

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Tesla Motors Inc: Demand for Model S Rises in China and Australia

Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA): Demand for Model S Rises in China and Australia
April 28, 2015 By Viraj Shah Leave a Comment

Long term prospects in China could finally be looking up for Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) in line with CEO, Elon Musk, sentiments, who has from time to time reiterated the importance of the marketplace. A 25% increase in Model S registrations in March is just an ind More

Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA): Demand for Model S Rises in China and Australia
April 28, 2015 By Viraj Shah Leave a Comment

Long term prospects in China could finally be looking up for Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) in line with CEO, Elon Musk, sentiments, who has from time to time reiterated the importance of the marketplace. A 25% increase in Model S registrations in March is just an ind More

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New EV car-sharing scheme to rival Uber – The Rakyat Post – The Rakyat Post

KUALA LUMPUR, April 28, 2015:
In just three weeks, from May 16, you can rent an electric vehicle (EV) for as low as RM16 for half an hour, on top of a minimum RM25 weekly membership fee.
The only catch is you have to be among the lucky ones to have booked in advance as there are now only 16 EV cars available.
This scheme is being offered by CMS Consortium Ecotour Sdn Bhd (Comos), More

KUALA LUMPUR, April 28, 2015:
In just three weeks, from May 16, you can rent an electric vehicle (EV) for as low as RM16 for half an hour, on top of a minimum RM25 weekly membership fee.
The only catch is you have to be among the lucky ones to have booked in advance as there are now only 16 EV cars available.
This scheme is being offered by CMS Consortium Ecotour Sdn Bhd (Comos), More

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