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China Startup Aims to Prove $1,000 E-Scooters Can Be Cool Ride – Bloomberg Business

Li Yinan, a former chief technology officer at China’s largest Internet search-engine, has started a company developing electric scooters with plans to export them to Europe.
Li says the scooter, often seen in China as a poor man’s ride, is ripe for a high-tech luxury makeover. Called Niu, after the Chinese word for buffalo, Li’s offering has a design that evokes comparisons to the Ves More

Li Yinan, a former chief technology officer at China’s largest Internet search-engine, has started a company developing electric scooters with plans to export them to Europe.
Li says the scooter, often seen in China as a poor man’s ride, is ripe for a high-tech luxury makeover. Called Niu, after the Chinese word for buffalo, Li’s offering has a design that evokes comparisons to the Ves More

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China Startup Aims to Prove $1,000 E-Scooters Can Be Cool Ride – Bloomberg Business

Li Yinan, a former chief technology officer at China’s largest Internet search-engine, has started a company developing electric scooters with plans to export them to Europe.
Li says the scooter, often seen in China as a poor man’s ride, is ripe for a high-tech luxury makeover. Called Niu, after the Chinese word for buffalo, Li’s offering has a design that evokes comparisons to the Ves More

Li Yinan, a former chief technology officer at China’s largest Internet search-engine, has started a company developing electric scooters with plans to export them to Europe.
Li says the scooter, often seen in China as a poor man’s ride, is ripe for a high-tech luxury makeover. Called Niu, after the Chinese word for buffalo, Li’s offering has a design that evokes comparisons to the Ves More

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Monterey County cuts cord with wireless electric trolley

Transit unplugged: Monterey County will be the first county in the nation to use wireless inductive charging for an electric transit vehicle. On June 8, Monterey-Salinas Transit will introduce the electric Trolley at 11:30 a.m. at Tyler and Pearl in Monterey. The trolley is a zero-emission vehicle that provides a pollution-free ride as it transports people to the Aquarium, Fisherman’s Wharf More

Transit unplugged: Monterey County will be the first county in the nation to use wireless inductive charging for an electric transit vehicle. On June 8, Monterey-Salinas Transit will introduce the electric Trolley at 11:30 a.m. at Tyler and Pearl in Monterey. The trolley is a zero-emission vehicle that provides a pollution-free ride as it transports people to the Aquarium, Fisherman’s Wharf More

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Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Continues to Expand SuperCharger Network [Video]

Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) has built a worldwide network of 438 Supercharger stations with 2,415 Superchargers. That number continues to grow with at least 20 new Superchargers planned to open in the U.S. in 2015. This aggressive growth in the company’s refueling infrastructure is key to positioning itself as a logical choice for long range drivers. Refueling at a Tesla SuperCharger is f More

Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) has built a worldwide network of 438 Supercharger stations with 2,415 Superchargers. That number continues to grow with at least 20 new Superchargers planned to open in the U.S. in 2015. This aggressive growth in the company’s refueling infrastructure is key to positioning itself as a logical choice for long range drivers. Refueling at a Tesla SuperCharger is f More

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Olympics Features: Beijing 2022 ramping up sustainable transport with electric buses and a new bicycle plan in the Olympic bid city

(SFC) Today in the historic Qianmen district, the Beijing Public Transportation Group, which manages the city’s transport system, unveiled a special set of five 18-meter-long Beijing 2022 electric buses for the city.

These buses add to Beijing’s commitment to offer sustainable Olympics and only require 10 minutes to be recharged. They also are modeled after 21 completely electri More

(SFC) Today in the historic Qianmen district, the Beijing Public Transportation Group, which manages the city’s transport system, unveiled a special set of five 18-meter-long Beijing 2022 electric buses for the city.

These buses add to Beijing’s commitment to offer sustainable Olympics and only require 10 minutes to be recharged. They also are modeled after 21 completely electri More

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Tesla Motors, Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Self-Driving Cars Are Close – Watch a Video Preview [Video]

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) will add self-driving features to the Model S as part of a software update this Summer, but you won’t be able to get your Model S to drive itself – yet. For now, small features that inch you a bit closer to self-driving are all you can expect. There is a Model S that can drive itself out there, however, and it’s driving around the Bosch research lab. You can More

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) will add self-driving features to the Model S as part of a software update this Summer, but you won’t be able to get your Model S to drive itself – yet. For now, small features that inch you a bit closer to self-driving are all you can expect. There is a Model S that can drive itself out there, however, and it’s driving around the Bosch research lab. You can More

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Hon Hai expands electric-car rental business to more Chinese cities|WantChinaTimes.com

Hon Hai expands electric-car rental business to more Chinese cities

An electric car charging at a station in Beijing, March 2013. (Photo/CNS)

The world’s largest electronics contract manufacturer, Taiwan-based Hon Hai (Foxconn), plans to expand its electric-car rental business in ten more cities in China after the business started in Beijing last year, reports our Chinese-langu More

Hon Hai expands electric-car rental business to more Chinese cities

An electric car charging at a station in Beijing, March 2013. (Photo/CNS)

The world’s largest electronics contract manufacturer, Taiwan-based Hon Hai (Foxconn), plans to expand its electric-car rental business in ten more cities in China after the business started in Beijing last year, reports our Chinese-langu More

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Tesla Motors, Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Self-Driving Cars Are Close – Watch a Video Preview [Video]

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) will add self-driving features to the Model S as part of a software update this Summer, but you won’t be able to get your Model S to drive itself – yet. For now, small features that inch you a bit closer to self-driving are all you can expect. There is a Model S that can drive itself out there, however, and it’s driving around the Bosch research lab. You can More

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) will add self-driving features to the Model S as part of a software update this Summer, but you won’t be able to get your Model S to drive itself – yet. For now, small features that inch you a bit closer to self-driving are all you can expect. There is a Model S that can drive itself out there, however, and it’s driving around the Bosch research lab. You can More

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Tesla Batteries Behind Florida Solar Project

Tesla’s highly-touted power storage system is being put to use by a new solar panel system in Florida.

Duke Energy Florida and the University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus last week announced the project, which placed a 100-kilowatt solar system atop a campus parking garage with help from a $1 million Duke grant.

The energy captured by the panels is used to pow More

Tesla’s highly-touted power storage system is being put to use by a new solar panel system in Florida.

Duke Energy Florida and the University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus last week announced the project, which placed a 100-kilowatt solar system atop a campus parking garage with help from a $1 million Duke grant.

The energy captured by the panels is used to pow More

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MIT Conference Focuses on Future of Electric Vehicles – News and reviews – Boston.com

Electric vehicles are steadily proliferating. At least 27 now are listed at mor-ev.org, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts list of vehicles eligible for EV rebates.

The future of the EV movement—including all-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, fuel cells, and zero-emission motorcycles—was the topic of the 5th annual technology conference co-sponsored by MIT and the New England Motor Pre More

Electric vehicles are steadily proliferating. At least 27 now are listed at mor-ev.org, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts list of vehicles eligible for EV rebates.

The future of the EV movement—including all-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, fuel cells, and zero-emission motorcycles—was the topic of the 5th annual technology conference co-sponsored by MIT and the New England Motor Pre More

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Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: Kandi Forms Strategic Partnership with ZTE and ZZY to Promote Micro Public Transportation

Leaders in Micro Public Transportation, Wireless Automotive Charging and Electric Vehicle Leasing to Focus on Technology, Performance and Operating EfficiencyGeely Automobile Holdings Ltd. 00175HK) signed a Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement (the “Agreement”) with ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (0763.HK/000063.SZ), a leadinginternational provider of telecommunications, ente More

Leaders in Micro Public Transportation, Wireless Automotive Charging and Electric Vehicle Leasing to Focus on Technology, Performance and Operating EfficiencyGeely Automobile Holdings Ltd. 00175HK) signed a Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement (the “Agreement”) with ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (0763.HK/000063.SZ), a leadinginternational provider of telecommunications, ente More

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Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: Kandi Forms Strategic Partnership with ZTE and ZZY to Promote Micro Public Transportation

Leaders in Micro Public Transportation, Wireless Automotive Charging and Electric Vehicle Leasing to Focus on Technology, Performance and Operating EfficiencyGeely Automobile Holdings Ltd. 00175HK) signed a Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement (the “Agreement”) with ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (0763.HK/000063.SZ), a leadinginternational provider of telecommunications, ente More

Leaders in Micro Public Transportation, Wireless Automotive Charging and Electric Vehicle Leasing to Focus on Technology, Performance and Operating EfficiencyGeely Automobile Holdings Ltd. 00175HK) signed a Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement (the “Agreement”) with ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (0763.HK/000063.SZ), a leadinginternational provider of telecommunications, ente More

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Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: Kandi Forms Strategic Partnership with ZTE and ZZY to Promote Micro Public Transportation

Leaders in Micro Public Transportation, Wireless Automotive Charging and Electric Vehicle Leasing to Focus on Technology, Performance and Operating EfficiencyGeely Automobile Holdings Ltd. 00175HK) signed a Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement (the “Agreement”) with ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (0763.HK/000063.SZ), a leadinginternational provider of telecommunications, ente More

Leaders in Micro Public Transportation, Wireless Automotive Charging and Electric Vehicle Leasing to Focus on Technology, Performance and Operating EfficiencyGeely Automobile Holdings Ltd. 00175HK) signed a Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement (the “Agreement”) with ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (0763.HK/000063.SZ), a leadinginternational provider of telecommunications, ente More

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California Helps Low-Income Drivers Switch To Electric Cars

California is introducing a new ‘Plus-Up’ pilot project that should make plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles a lot more affordable.

Considering recent news that prices on used electric cars are on a downward spiral, and with families potentially eligible to receive as much as $12,000 toward the purchase of an electric car (used is fine)—plus up to $2,000 for a charging unit—some h More

California is introducing a new ‘Plus-Up’ pilot project that should make plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles a lot more affordable.

Considering recent news that prices on used electric cars are on a downward spiral, and with families potentially eligible to receive as much as $12,000 toward the purchase of an electric car (used is fine)—plus up to $2,000 for a charging unit—some h More

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California Helps Low-Income Drivers Switch To Electric Cars

California is introducing a new ‘Plus-Up’ pilot project that should make plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles a lot more affordable.

Considering recent news that prices on used electric cars are on a downward spiral, and with families potentially eligible to receive as much as $12,000 toward the purchase of an electric car (used is fine)—plus up to $2,000 for a charging unit—some h More

California is introducing a new ‘Plus-Up’ pilot project that should make plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles a lot more affordable.

Considering recent news that prices on used electric cars are on a downward spiral, and with families potentially eligible to receive as much as $12,000 toward the purchase of an electric car (used is fine)—plus up to $2,000 for a charging unit—some h More

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Chinese carmaker partners with Uber to make headway in U.S. auto market | Shanghai Daily

CHICAGO, May 29 (Xinhua) — Uber driver Glen Snower loves his BYD Auto e6. As a driver for the American-based taxi service, he decided to work using an electric vehicle.

“I haven’t been to a gas station in a year, except to get some water and some gum, and right now the gas prices are going up again, and it just puts more money in my pocket and less pollution in the air, More

CHICAGO, May 29 (Xinhua) — Uber driver Glen Snower loves his BYD Auto e6. As a driver for the American-based taxi service, he decided to work using an electric vehicle.

“I haven’t been to a gas station in a year, except to get some water and some gum, and right now the gas prices are going up again, and it just puts more money in my pocket and less pollution in the air, More

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Home Battery Systems like Tesla’s (TSLA) Are Already Popular in Germany – Equities.com Global Financial Community

Elon Musk, CEO of luxury electric car company Tesla (TSLA) , made a big splash with the introduction of its new product the Powerwall, a high-storage lithium ion battery for use in homes and businesses. The presentation of this new product came with a lot of pomp and circumstance, something that may have confused some industry watchers in Europe. For many living in Germany, a nation that has made More

Elon Musk, CEO of luxury electric car company Tesla (TSLA) , made a big splash with the introduction of its new product the Powerwall, a high-storage lithium ion battery for use in homes and businesses. The presentation of this new product came with a lot of pomp and circumstance, something that may have confused some industry watchers in Europe. For many living in Germany, a nation that has made More

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Used Electric Cars Also Get Colorado’s EV Rebate | CleanTechnica

While President George W. Bush passed a $7,500 federal tax rebate for plug-in cars during the waning days of his presidency, only a handful of US states have followed suit. Colorado has a mixed history with EV incentives, currently offering as much as $6,000 off the price of an applicable plug-in vehicle… and as it turns out, that rebate can be applied to both new and used cars.

Green Car More

While President George W. Bush passed a $7,500 federal tax rebate for plug-in cars during the waning days of his presidency, only a handful of US states have followed suit. Colorado has a mixed history with EV incentives, currently offering as much as $6,000 off the price of an applicable plug-in vehicle… and as it turns out, that rebate can be applied to both new and used cars.

Green Car More

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Like Tesla & BMW, Ford Is Sharing Electric Car Technology With Rivals

In June of 2014, Tesla Motors’ CEO Elon Musk did something highly unusual: he unlocked Tesla’s patent box and offered to share the company’s electric car technology with other automakers.

The following month, BMW did the same thing.

ALSO SEE: Fiat Chrysler’s Sergio Marchionne Wanted To Merge With GM, But Got Shot Down By Mary Barra

Now, Ford is followin More

In June of 2014, Tesla Motors’ CEO Elon Musk did something highly unusual: he unlocked Tesla’s patent box and offered to share the company’s electric car technology with other automakers.

The following month, BMW did the same thing.

ALSO SEE: Fiat Chrysler’s Sergio Marchionne Wanted To Merge With GM, But Got Shot Down By Mary Barra

Now, Ford is followin More

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Google’s Self-Driving Electric Car Fleet Is Expanding | CleanTechnica

Google is now planning to expand its fleet of autonomous electric cars currently in use in the area around the company’s Mountain View, California, base of operations.

As it stands, these autonomous cars have been getting around 10,000 miles a week in driving — so you can see why the company thinks expanding its fleet is a good idea. Another reason includes the fact that the company has More

Google is now planning to expand its fleet of autonomous electric cars currently in use in the area around the company’s Mountain View, California, base of operations.

As it stands, these autonomous cars have been getting around 10,000 miles a week in driving — so you can see why the company thinks expanding its fleet is a good idea. Another reason includes the fact that the company has More

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[health and environment] What’s life after nuclear disaster? — Fairewinds Energy Education

What if a nuclear disaster destroyed your life?

It would not take an atomic bomb laced with lethal doses of radiation to contaminate your homeland, and cause such chaos. When uclear power plants fail and nuclear reactors experience leaks, explosions, and overheat, radiation is carried by the wind and contamination and chaos ensue. Since Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania, Chernobyl in the Uk More

What if a nuclear disaster destroyed your life?

It would not take an atomic bomb laced with lethal doses of radiation to contaminate your homeland, and cause such chaos. When uclear power plants fail and nuclear reactors experience leaks, explosions, and overheat, radiation is carried by the wind and contamination and chaos ensue. Since Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania, Chernobyl in the Uk More

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Here’s everything we know about the electric car everyone thinks Apple is building (AAPL) – SFGate

Yesterday, we got our clearest sign yet that Apple is secretly developing an electric car, possibly at a facility in Ireland.

Speaking at the Re/code tech conference, Apple executive Jeff Williams said that “the car is the ultimate mobile device” in response to a question about what industries the company is exploring.

Williams went on to frame his comment as relating to More

Yesterday, we got our clearest sign yet that Apple is secretly developing an electric car, possibly at a facility in Ireland.

Speaking at the Re/code tech conference, Apple executive Jeff Williams said that “the car is the ultimate mobile device” in response to a question about what industries the company is exploring.

Williams went on to frame his comment as relating to More

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Ford shares electric car technology with rival automakers. Why? – CSMonitor.com

In June of 2014, Tesla Motors’ CEO Elon Musk did something highly unusual: he unlocked Tesla’s patent box and offered to share the company’s electric car technology with other automakers.

The following month, BMW did the same thing.

Now, Ford is following suit, giving rivals around the globe access to its portfolio of patents related to electric vehicle technology. More

In June of 2014, Tesla Motors’ CEO Elon Musk did something highly unusual: he unlocked Tesla’s patent box and offered to share the company’s electric car technology with other automakers.

The following month, BMW did the same thing.

Now, Ford is following suit, giving rivals around the globe access to its portfolio of patents related to electric vehicle technology. More

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Ford opens electric vehicle patent portfolio to competitors | ZDNet

Ford has opened up its electric vehicle patent portfolio to other automakers in a bid to accelerate industry-wide research.

The Dearborn, Michigan-based firm announced the move on Thursday. Competitors now have access to over 640 patents owned by Ford relating to electric vehicles (EVs), ranging from battery charging to sensors.

The adoption of electric vehicles is facing a number of More

Ford has opened up its electric vehicle patent portfolio to other automakers in a bid to accelerate industry-wide research.

The Dearborn, Michigan-based firm announced the move on Thursday. Competitors now have access to over 640 patents owned by Ford relating to electric vehicles (EVs), ranging from battery charging to sensors.

The adoption of electric vehicles is facing a number of More

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Global EV Charging Stations to Skyrocket by 2020, IHS Report Says | Business Wire

Global cumulative EV sales with fast charging plug standard (2010 – 2014): IHS Automotive (Graphic: Business Wire)

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global EV Charger (EVC) market is forecast to grow from more than 1 million units in 2014 to more than 12.7 million units in 2020, according to a new EV Charging Infrastructure report by IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS), the leading global source More

Global cumulative EV sales with fast charging plug standard (2010 – 2014): IHS Automotive (Graphic: Business Wire)

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global EV Charger (EVC) market is forecast to grow from more than 1 million units in 2014 to more than 12.7 million units in 2020, according to a new EV Charging Infrastructure report by IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS), the leading global source More

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Used Electric Cars: About To Get Big, What You Need To Know

Think electric-car ownership is priced out of your league? It’s simply not. Even if leasing isn’t for you, or you don’t have the stellar credit required to get some of those deals, prices are plummeting on used electric vehicles—and that makes it a buyers’ market, especially for some of the more popular EVs like the Nissan Leaf.

It’s a bit hard to believe that the Nissan Leaf ha More

Think electric-car ownership is priced out of your league? It’s simply not. Even if leasing isn’t for you, or you don’t have the stellar credit required to get some of those deals, prices are plummeting on used electric vehicles—and that makes it a buyers’ market, especially for some of the more popular EVs like the Nissan Leaf.

It’s a bit hard to believe that the Nissan Leaf ha More

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Tesla’s solar-powered, free-to-use Superchargers growing like weeds worldwide : TreeHugger

Tesla’s Supercharger network of very-fast-charging stations that are solar-powered and will remain free-to-use “forever” is extremely important because of what it means for the future. The Model S might be an amazing award-winning electric car that raises the bar in pretty much every category and smokes gasoline cars left and right, but the real future of Tesla has always been th More

Tesla’s Supercharger network of very-fast-charging stations that are solar-powered and will remain free-to-use “forever” is extremely important because of what it means for the future. The Model S might be an amazing award-winning electric car that raises the bar in pretty much every category and smokes gasoline cars left and right, but the real future of Tesla has always been th More

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For a Green 2016 Rio Olympic Games, BYD to Produce Electric Vehicles and Solar Panels in Brazil : Business : Yibada

BYD, a Chinese electronic vehicle and solar panel maker, is putting up factories in Brazil to aid in Rio De Janeiro’s goal of hosting a green 2016 Olympic Games. (Photo : Reuters)

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BYD aims to contribute for an environment-friendly 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by building factories producing solar panels and assembling electronic vehicles as it is More

BYD, a Chinese electronic vehicle and solar panel maker, is putting up factories in Brazil to aid in Rio De Janeiro’s goal of hosting a green 2016 Olympic Games. (Photo : Reuters)

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BYD aims to contribute for an environment-friendly 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by building factories producing solar panels and assembling electronic vehicles as it is More

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Tesla Brings Electric-Car Popup Stores To Summer Resorts: Santa Barbara, Hamptons

So-called popup stores are an increasingly common way for retail brands to get media attention and attract new customers, without the expense of building and staffing a full-time location.

Now California carmaker Tesla Motors is extending the concept to bring its luxury Model S electric car to likely audiences in affluent summer resorts.

Tesla’s mobile popup store debuted in Sa More

So-called popup stores are an increasingly common way for retail brands to get media attention and attract new customers, without the expense of building and staffing a full-time location.

Now California carmaker Tesla Motors is extending the concept to bring its luxury Model S electric car to likely audiences in affluent summer resorts.

Tesla’s mobile popup store debuted in Sa More

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Uber adds electric cars to its fleet in China with launch of UberGreen | VentureBeat | Business | by Ruth Reader

In the Chinese city of Wuhan, ride service Uber is going green. The company is introducing ten hybrid electric vehicles to its fleet of cars through a partnership with Guangzhou Automobile.

The hybrid car service is expected to roll out this week and will be called UberGREEN, according to Tech in Asia. The new service will use Guangzhou Automobile’s Trumpchi GA5 REV car.

In April, More

In the Chinese city of Wuhan, ride service Uber is going green. The company is introducing ten hybrid electric vehicles to its fleet of cars through a partnership with Guangzhou Automobile.

The hybrid car service is expected to roll out this week and will be called UberGREEN, according to Tech in Asia. The new service will use Guangzhou Automobile’s Trumpchi GA5 REV car.

In April, More

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