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[governments news] In India, govt aid helps carmakers go green and cheap to fight smog crisis | Reuters

* Firms to unveil hybrid models at India’s biggest auto show

* New launches to tap into aid worth up to $2,000 per car

* Green cars could be nearly third of market by 2020 -IHS

* Toyota, Maruti Suzuki step up hybrid model plans

By Aditi Shah

NEW DELHI, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Carmakers are gearing up to launch affordable hybrid and electric cars for India i More

* Firms to unveil hybrid models at India’s biggest auto show

* New launches to tap into aid worth up to $2,000 per car

* Green cars could be nearly third of market by 2020 -IHS

* Toyota, Maruti Suzuki step up hybrid model plans

By Aditi Shah

NEW DELHI, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Carmakers are gearing up to launch affordable hybrid and electric cars for India i More

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Elon musk: Homg Kong will be leader in electric cars

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Published on30/01/2016
JAMES RAIA Follow 0 votesTEN NEW ELECTRIC CARS SET FOR DEBUT IN 2016, BUT WILL ANYONE BY THEM? Most major manufacturers and some niche carmakers will introduce new models
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Electric vehicles still represent a small share of annual sales of cars in the United States. But Toyota to Tes More

James Raia
Published on30/01/2016
JAMES RAIA Follow 0 votesTEN NEW ELECTRIC CARS SET FOR DEBUT IN 2016, BUT WILL ANYONE BY THEM? Most major manufacturers and some niche carmakers will introduce new models
The 2017 Hyundai Ionig It’s electric.ADVERTISEMENTS
Electric vehicles still represent a small share of annual sales of cars in the United States. But Toyota to Tes More

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Ten New Electric Cars Set For Debut In 2016, But Will Anyone By Them?

Electric vehicles still represent a small share of annual sales of cars in the United States. But Toyota to Tesla more than 20 styles of electric cars are currently available.

And at least 10 gas-electric and plug-in hybrids will debut in 2016.

Chevrolet to Mercedes-Benz, BMW to Volvo, nearly every major and a few niche car manufacturers will soon offer at least one electric model.More

Electric vehicles still represent a small share of annual sales of cars in the United States. But Toyota to Tesla more than 20 styles of electric cars are currently available.

And at least 10 gas-electric and plug-in hybrids will debut in 2016.

Chevrolet to Mercedes-Benz, BMW to Volvo, nearly every major and a few niche car manufacturers will soon offer at least one electric model.More

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Renault-Nissan: China To Become Top Electric Car Market By 2020 – Video

The Renault-Nissan Alliance released an interesting presentation on China’s electric vehicle market. In the presentation, The Alliance forecasts that by 2020, China will become the top EV market.

Well, that is probably an accurate forecast…as China already can be considered the global leader in terms of volume. There is no other country that sold more street-legal electric cars in 2015 More

The Renault-Nissan Alliance released an interesting presentation on China’s electric vehicle market. In the presentation, The Alliance forecasts that by 2020, China will become the top EV market.

Well, that is probably an accurate forecast…as China already can be considered the global leader in terms of volume. There is no other country that sold more street-legal electric cars in 2015 More

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Bill Nye Wants NASCAR to Convert to Electric Cars to Save the World | PJ Media

Do scientists like Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye realize they are making fools of themselves when they delve into subjects they know little or nothing about?

Take this blog post by Nye on getting NASCAR to convert their race cars to electric power. I’m no gearhead but even I can see Nye’s ignorance when he describes the difference between a NASCAR vehicle using fossil fuels a More

Do scientists like Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye realize they are making fools of themselves when they delve into subjects they know little or nothing about?

Take this blog post by Nye on getting NASCAR to convert their race cars to electric power. I’m no gearhead but even I can see Nye’s ignorance when he describes the difference between a NASCAR vehicle using fossil fuels a More

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Electric Car Buyers Hugely Attracted To Tesla Supercharger Network | CleanTechnica

Following our articles on 1) battery preferences of electric car drivers & likely buyers and 2) range requirements + hypothetical range–price tradeoffs, in our 9th article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — the topic is charging, charging, charging.

The other side of the range coin More

Following our articles on 1) battery preferences of electric car drivers & likely buyers and 2) range requirements + hypothetical range–price tradeoffs, in our 9th article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — the topic is charging, charging, charging.

The other side of the range coin More

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Apple to Introduce Wireless Charging Technology with a Different Approach

Apple is working on wireless charging technology with aim to revolutionise the way of charging electronic devices

Last year, Nikola Labs launched an iPhone case that transforms radio frequencies into DC electrical current and thus, can charge devices. The first device running on this mechanism is a case for iPhone 6. It doesn’t require extra battery though and works passively. Now, report More

Apple is working on wireless charging technology with aim to revolutionise the way of charging electronic devices

Last year, Nikola Labs launched an iPhone case that transforms radio frequencies into DC electrical current and thus, can charge devices. The first device running on this mechanism is a case for iPhone 6. It doesn’t require extra battery though and works passively. Now, report More

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Nanowire discovery may lead to better, cheaper solar cells

Scientists have figured out a standardized way to make nanowires out of perovskite, a material that could one day make solar energy cheap and ubiquitous. Just a few years ago, cells made from the relatively inexpensive substances had a solar efficiency rating of just 3.8 percent. Fast-forward to 2015, and they can now convert 21 percent of light hitting them to electricity, drawing the attention o More

Scientists have figured out a standardized way to make nanowires out of perovskite, a material that could one day make solar energy cheap and ubiquitous. Just a few years ago, cells made from the relatively inexpensive substances had a solar efficiency rating of just 3.8 percent. Fast-forward to 2015, and they can now convert 21 percent of light hitting them to electricity, drawing the attention o More

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[hyperloop] Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Dream will Captivate the World Again this Weekend

The vision of Elon Musk, who currently heads SpaceX and Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA), is unmatchable. He is a futuristic leader who believes in transforming the way people travel. From his idea of developing fully-electric vehicles to his dream of transporting people at the speed of sound; his thoughts may seem bizarre and impractical to many, yet Mr. Musk continues to work to bring these dream More

The vision of Elon Musk, who currently heads SpaceX and Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA), is unmatchable. He is a futuristic leader who believes in transforming the way people travel. From his idea of developing fully-electric vehicles to his dream of transporting people at the speed of sound; his thoughts may seem bizarre and impractical to many, yet Mr. Musk continues to work to bring these dream More

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General Motors forms team for autonomous, electric vehicles | Car News | Auto123

General Motors has named long-time employee Doug Parks as vice-president for autonomous technology and vehicle execution as the carmaker moves to expand its lineup of autonomous and electric vehicle.

Parks, a vice-president for global product programs at GM since 2012, starts his new role on Feb. 1, according to Reuters.

His role will be to spearhead the company’s development of ne More

General Motors has named long-time employee Doug Parks as vice-president for autonomous technology and vehicle execution as the carmaker moves to expand its lineup of autonomous and electric vehicle.

Parks, a vice-president for global product programs at GM since 2012, starts his new role on Feb. 1, according to Reuters.

His role will be to spearhead the company’s development of ne More

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Hero electric unveils its scooters with lithium ion batteries and an electric tipper | ZigWheels.com

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Hero electric unveils its scooters with lithium ion batteries and an electric tipper

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Hero electric unveils its scooters with lithium ion batteries and an electric tipper

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New York Power Authority Adds High-Speed EV Charging Stations to Thruway :: NGT News

New York’s first high-speed electric vehicle (EV) charging stations have been installed at four service areas along the New York State Thruway in the Hudson Valley.

First announced earlier this month at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address, the new charging stations are part of the state’s Charge NY initiative to install 3,000 EV charging stations across the state by 2018. C More

New York’s first high-speed electric vehicle (EV) charging stations have been installed at four service areas along the New York State Thruway in the Hudson Valley.

First announced earlier this month at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address, the new charging stations are part of the state’s Charge NY initiative to install 3,000 EV charging stations across the state by 2018. C More

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Elon Musk is building two affordable $30,000 electric cars | Daily Mail Online

Tesla Motors isn’t developing one ‘affordable’ electric vehicle, it is working on two.

The electric automaker is set to release two variations of its Model 3, although only one will be shown at a March launch event, Elon Musk’s firm has admitted.

One version is a sedan and the other is ‘mini SUV’ crossover and both will sell for about $30,000. More

Tesla Motors isn’t developing one ‘affordable’ electric vehicle, it is working on two.

The electric automaker is set to release two variations of its Model 3, although only one will be shown at a March launch event, Elon Musk’s firm has admitted.

One version is a sedan and the other is ‘mini SUV’ crossover and both will sell for about $30,000. More

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Electric cars need to get more futuristic to fight off the threat of low oil prices, Elon Musk says | News | Lifestyle | The Independent

Electric car manufacturers will have to design more futuristic and flashy vehicles in order to battle the threat posed to their industry by falling oil prices, Tesla Motors chief executive Elon Musk has said.

Musk’s company is one of the most popular and well-known electric car firms out there, and his impressive vehicles have become more and more appealing to wealthy consumers as the More

Electric car manufacturers will have to design more futuristic and flashy vehicles in order to battle the threat posed to their industry by falling oil prices, Tesla Motors chief executive Elon Musk has said.

Musk’s company is one of the most popular and well-known electric car firms out there, and his impressive vehicles have become more and more appealing to wealthy consumers as the More

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Rhode Island offers $2,500 rebates to buy electric cars – Washington Times

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island is offering $2,500 rebates to encourage residents to buy or lease plug-in cars, joining a growing number of states inviting drivers to go electric.

Only about 450 electric-powered vehicles are on the roads of the nation’s smallest state, far fewer than in neighboring Massachusetts – where nearly 5,500 are registered – or Connecticut, More

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island is offering $2,500 rebates to encourage residents to buy or lease plug-in cars, joining a growing number of states inviting drivers to go electric.

Only about 450 electric-powered vehicles are on the roads of the nation’s smallest state, far fewer than in neighboring Massachusetts – where nearly 5,500 are registered – or Connecticut, More

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3,500 car charging stations approved for Southern California – CBS News 8 – San Diego, CA News Station – KFMB Channel 8

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A pilot program by San Diego Gas & Electric to install 3,500 electric vehicle charging stations at 350 sites throughout its service territory has been approved by the California Public Utilities Commission.

The utility said it would maximize the use of renewable energy to power the stations in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The CPUC greenlighted the pro More

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A pilot program by San Diego Gas & Electric to install 3,500 electric vehicle charging stations at 350 sites throughout its service territory has been approved by the California Public Utilities Commission.

The utility said it would maximize the use of renewable energy to power the stations in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The CPUC greenlighted the pro More

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SDG&E to install thousands of electric car charging stations | FOX5 San Diego – San Diego News, Weather, Traffic and Sports | KSWB

SAN DIEGO — A pilot program by San Diego Gas & Electric to install 3,500 electric vehicle charging stations at 350 sites throughout its service territory has been approved by the California Public Utilities Commission.

The utility said it would maximize the use of renewable energy to power the stations in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The CPUC greenlighted the program Thurs More

SAN DIEGO — A pilot program by San Diego Gas & Electric to install 3,500 electric vehicle charging stations at 350 sites throughout its service territory has been approved by the California Public Utilities Commission.

The utility said it would maximize the use of renewable energy to power the stations in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The CPUC greenlighted the program Thurs More

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iPhone wireless charging at long-range may be coming soon | BGR

In the face of analyst claims that we’ve finally reached peak iPhone, Apple’s interest in exploring new and innovative mobile technologies remains as vibrant as ever. With the iPhone still accounting for the lion’s share of Apple’s quarterly revenue, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that a good deal of Apple’s R&D has a decidedly iPhone-oriented approach.

To that end, Bloo More

In the face of analyst claims that we’ve finally reached peak iPhone, Apple’s interest in exploring new and innovative mobile technologies remains as vibrant as ever. With the iPhone still accounting for the lion’s share of Apple’s quarterly revenue, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that a good deal of Apple’s R&D has a decidedly iPhone-oriented approach.

To that end, Bloo More

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Elon Musk talks electric trucks, Model 3, autonomous driving and a Tesla submarine

During a recent interview at the StartmeupHK festival in Hong Kong, Musk said: “I think it is quite likely we will do a truck in the future. I think it’s sort of a logical thing for us to do in the future.”

Musk was also asked about the possibility of a submersible Tesla, which he partially dismissed as “a fun side project… but I think the market for submarine More

During a recent interview at the StartmeupHK festival in Hong Kong, Musk said: “I think it is quite likely we will do a truck in the future. I think it’s sort of a logical thing for us to do in the future.”

Musk was also asked about the possibility of a submersible Tesla, which he partially dismissed as “a fun side project… but I think the market for submarine More

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VW CEO says Europe must lead electric car revolution

At its annual New Year reception in Brussels, Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller emphasized that Europeans need to work together to make sure the electric car revolution in Europe moves forward quickly but doesn’t get swallowed up by “Silicon Valley.”

“The efforts of our industry alone won’t be enough. We need to work together to make sure that Europe remains innovative and competiti More

At its annual New Year reception in Brussels, Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller emphasized that Europeans need to work together to make sure the electric car revolution in Europe moves forward quickly but doesn’t get swallowed up by “Silicon Valley.”

“The efforts of our industry alone won’t be enough. We need to work together to make sure that Europe remains innovative and competiti More

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Apple Reportedly Imposes Hiring Freeze on ‘Project Titan’ Electric Car Team – The Mac Observer

Apple has imposed a hiring freeze on the Project Titan electric car, an indication the company will be making changes in its electric car venture. According to unnamed sources at AppleInsider, Sir Jony Ive reviewed the project’s and was displeased with its progress and direction.

This news comes comes just after The Wall Street Journal’s report that Steve Zadesky, the project More

Apple has imposed a hiring freeze on the Project Titan electric car, an indication the company will be making changes in its electric car venture. According to unnamed sources at AppleInsider, Sir Jony Ive reviewed the project’s and was displeased with its progress and direction.

This news comes comes just after The Wall Street Journal’s report that Steve Zadesky, the project More

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$22 Million EV Charging Pilot Launched In Southern California | CleanTechnica

Southern California Edison — a subsidiary of Edison International — has gotten approval from the California Public Utilities Commission to go ahead with a new $22-million electric vehicle charging station pilot program, according to recent reports.

The new electric vehicle (EV) charging station pilot program aims to increase charging station numbers within its service territory by aroun More

Southern California Edison — a subsidiary of Edison International — has gotten approval from the California Public Utilities Commission to go ahead with a new $22-million electric vehicle charging station pilot program, according to recent reports.

The new electric vehicle (EV) charging station pilot program aims to increase charging station numbers within its service territory by aroun More

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China to phase out electric-car subsidies by 2021, let ‘market decide’ – CSMonitor.com

After years of enthusiastic support, China’s national government may soon discontinue its electric-car subsidies.

Seeing electric cars as a way to solve the country’s serious air-pollution problem, China’s local, state, and national governments enacted various generous incentives to entice an indifferent public.

And over the past year or so, electric-car sales in Ch More

After years of enthusiastic support, China’s national government may soon discontinue its electric-car subsidies.

Seeing electric cars as a way to solve the country’s serious air-pollution problem, China’s local, state, and national governments enacted various generous incentives to entice an indifferent public.

And over the past year or so, electric-car sales in Ch More

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2017 Nissan Leaf: Big Promises For Autonomous Driving! – DailySun

Nissan has made its ambition clear on releasing 10 autonomous vehicles by 2020, and the first is going to be the 2017 Nissan Leaf. What we have been promised in terms of taking our hands off the wheel is single-lane autonomous features at the foremost, followed by a gradual increase in capabilities with each subsequent release.
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Nissan has made its ambition clear on releasing 10 autonomous vehicles by 2020, and the first is going to be the 2017 Nissan Leaf. What we have been promised in terms of taking our hands off the wheel is single-lane autonomous features at the foremost, followed by a gradual increase in capabilities with each subsequent release.
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[hyperloop] Elon Musk’s Hyperloop is getting a helping hand from serious construction experts | The Verge

When it comes to buying an electric car for the first time, the long-term financial benefits from low running costs, generous purchase incentives and low, trouble-free maintenance are often cited by car buyers as being major influencing factors in their buying decision. The larger the savings, the more likely they are to make the switch from an internal combustion engined vehicle to an electric on More

When it comes to buying an electric car for the first time, the long-term financial benefits from low running costs, generous purchase incentives and low, trouble-free maintenance are often cited by car buyers as being major influencing factors in their buying decision. The larger the savings, the more likely they are to make the switch from an internal combustion engined vehicle to an electric on More

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[hyperloop] Elon Musk’s Hyperloop is getting a helping hand from serious construction experts | The Verge

When it comes to buying an electric car for the first time, the long-term financial benefits from low running costs, generous purchase incentives and low, trouble-free maintenance are often cited by car buyers as being major influencing factors in their buying decision. The larger the savings, the more likely they are to make the switch from an internal combustion engined vehicle to an electric on More

When it comes to buying an electric car for the first time, the long-term financial benefits from low running costs, generous purchase incentives and low, trouble-free maintenance are often cited by car buyers as being major influencing factors in their buying decision. The larger the savings, the more likely they are to make the switch from an internal combustion engined vehicle to an electric on More

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Four UK Cities Win £35 Million In Money to Promote Electric Cars, Some Adopt Norway-Like Perks for EV Use | Transport Evolved

When it comes to buying an electric car for the first time, the long-term financial benefits from low running costs, generous purchase incentives and low, trouble-free maintenance are often cited by car buyers as being major influencing factors in their buying decision. The larger the savings, the more likely they are to make the switch from an internal combustion engined vehicle to an electric on More

When it comes to buying an electric car for the first time, the long-term financial benefits from low running costs, generous purchase incentives and low, trouble-free maintenance are often cited by car buyers as being major influencing factors in their buying decision. The larger the savings, the more likely they are to make the switch from an internal combustion engined vehicle to an electric on More

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Nissan LEAF Sales Rose 29% In UK In 2015, #1 In UK Market 4 Years In A Row | CleanTechnica

Nissan LEAF sales in the UK continued their fast rise last year — with 5,236 registrations of the popular electric vehicle being reported in 2015.

That means that Nissan LEAF sales in the UK rose roughly 29% in 2015 — as compared to 2014’s sales of the all-electric (EV) car.

According to company reps from Nissan, that means that the LEAF outsold other all-electric vehicles in t More

Nissan LEAF sales in the UK continued their fast rise last year — with 5,236 registrations of the popular electric vehicle being reported in 2015.

That means that Nissan LEAF sales in the UK rose roughly 29% in 2015 — as compared to 2014’s sales of the all-electric (EV) car.

According to company reps from Nissan, that means that the LEAF outsold other all-electric vehicles in t More

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Scientists propose high-efficiency wireless power transfer system

(Left) Illustration and (right) experimental setup of the wireless power transfer system. Power is transferred from one ceramic sphere to the other using the spheres’ identical magnetic resonance. Credit: Song, et al. ©2016 AIP Publishing
(Phys.org)—Currently, commercial wireless power transfer is limited mainly to charging pads for phones: instead of plugging your phone directly in More

(Left) Illustration and (right) experimental setup of the wireless power transfer system. Power is transferred from one ceramic sphere to the other using the spheres’ identical magnetic resonance. Credit: Song, et al. ©2016 AIP Publishing
(Phys.org)—Currently, commercial wireless power transfer is limited mainly to charging pads for phones: instead of plugging your phone directly in More

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Tesla Motors, Inc. Gets Bullish on Hong Kong – San Antonio Express-News

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk made a trip to Hong Kong this week. While he was there, he shared some useful information about the company’s progress in both Hong Kong and China.

Model S in Hong Kong. Image source: Tesla Motors.

Here are some of the takeaways from Musk’s Hong Kong visit.

Hong Kong will be the world leader in EVs
While in Hong Kong, Musk predicted More

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk made a trip to Hong Kong this week. While he was there, he shared some useful information about the company’s progress in both Hong Kong and China.

Model S in Hong Kong. Image source: Tesla Motors.

Here are some of the takeaways from Musk’s Hong Kong visit.

Hong Kong will be the world leader in EVs
While in Hong Kong, Musk predicted More

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