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Study: 60 Percent of American Consumers Don’t Know about Electric Cars – News – Car and Driver | Car and Driver Blog

Electric cars are still struggling to gain acceptance in the marketplace, and public perception is not keeping pace with developments, according to a new study. The survey of 2557 Americans asked, “Which of the following best describes your knowledge of electric vehicles?” About 60 percent picked the multiple-choice answers “I’ve never heard of electric vehicles” or “I’ve heard of el More

Electric cars are still struggling to gain acceptance in the marketplace, and public perception is not keeping pace with developments, according to a new study. The survey of 2557 Americans asked, “Which of the following best describes your knowledge of electric vehicles?” About 60 percent picked the multiple-choice answers “I’ve never heard of electric vehicles” or “I’ve heard of el More

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Consumer Reports Satisfaction Survey: Tesla Model S #1, Chevy Volt #3, Tesla Model X #8

Following the brand-ranking release in which Tesla soundly placed in the number one spot, Consumer Reports has released a model-by-model breakdown of its customer satisfaction survey results.

The results place the Tesla Model S in the #1 spot with a 94% “would buy again” ranking.

Number two goes to the Chevrolet Corvette (not a plug-in, so who cares), but in third place is anothe More

Following the brand-ranking release in which Tesla soundly placed in the number one spot, Consumer Reports has released a model-by-model breakdown of its customer satisfaction survey results.

The results place the Tesla Model S in the #1 spot with a 94% “would buy again” ranking.

Number two goes to the Chevrolet Corvette (not a plug-in, so who cares), but in third place is anothe More

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[finance] LeEco in Talks on $1.4 Billion Support, Starts Electric Car Plant | NDTV Gadgets360.com

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LeEco in Talks on $1.4 Billion Support, Starts Electric Car Plant
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LeEco in Talks on $1.4 Billion Support, Starts Electric Car Plant
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S.Korea considers opening its generous $18,000 electric car incentive to Tesla vehicles as it enters the market | Electrek

South Korea offers a very generous electric vehicle incentive of up to 22 million won ($18,328), but the program has a ridiculous rule that the electric car has to be able to fully charge in under 10 hours using a standard outlet. We are talking about a regular 220-volt outlet so of course, it unfairly disqualifies electric vehicles with larger battery packs and longer range, which on the market t More

South Korea offers a very generous electric vehicle incentive of up to 22 million won ($18,328), but the program has a ridiculous rule that the electric car has to be able to fully charge in under 10 hours using a standard outlet. We are talking about a regular 220-volt outlet so of course, it unfairly disqualifies electric vehicles with larger battery packs and longer range, which on the market t More

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Elon Musk Confirms New Roadster | Automobile Magazine

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Electric-car group buying programs spread into new states

Colorado pioneered group buying, and Drive Electric Northern Colorado will continue offer significant discounts on the Nissan Leaf to certain residents through December 31.

The group-buy rate knocks $5,210 off the base price of a Leaf, and can also be combined with federal, state, and local incentives.

Elsewhere, the Virginia Clean Cities partnership has negotiated a lower price on 2 More

Colorado pioneered group buying, and Drive Electric Northern Colorado will continue offer significant discounts on the Nissan Leaf to certain residents through December 31.

The group-buy rate knocks $5,210 off the base price of a Leaf, and can also be combined with federal, state, and local incentives.

Elsewhere, the Virginia Clean Cities partnership has negotiated a lower price on 2 More

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Tesla Models Coming to China? New Policy Could Allow Electric Car Makers To Build In Country

China is the largest automobile market in the world, so it’s no surprise manufacturers would like to make their way into the country. The Chinese government is now making that feat easier for electric car makers according to a report from Electrek.

China’s National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Commerce released the framework of new policy last week that would re More

China is the largest automobile market in the world, so it’s no surprise manufacturers would like to make their way into the country. The Chinese government is now making that feat easier for electric car makers according to a report from Electrek.

China’s National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Commerce released the framework of new policy last week that would re More

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GM announces partnership with Boston startup WiTricity to develop wireless charging technology | Electrek

Love it or hate it, wireless charging has been around for years. While stereotypically the technology comes with enough convenience issues to make most users question it’s superiority to traditional chorded tech, like any contemporary invention it has steadily improved over the past few years.

Earlier this week, a partnership was announced between Boston-area startup WiTricity and General More

Love it or hate it, wireless charging has been around for years. While stereotypically the technology comes with enough convenience issues to make most users question it’s superiority to traditional chorded tech, like any contemporary invention it has steadily improved over the past few years.

Earlier this week, a partnership was announced between Boston-area startup WiTricity and General More

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Tesla crushes Consumer Reports Owner Satisfaction ranking again – 91% would buy again, 2nd and 3rd at 84% and 77% | Electrek

Today, Consumer Reports released its 2016 list of Car Brands Ranked by Owner Satisfaction through an analysis of over 300,000 vehicles from their annual survey. Tesla topped the list again with 91% of owners saying that they would buy again – significantly more than the second best brand, Porsche, with 84% and way out in front of the pack in the 70’s…
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Today, Consumer Reports released its 2016 list of Car Brands Ranked by Owner Satisfaction through an analysis of over 300,000 vehicles from their annual survey. Tesla topped the list again with 91% of owners saying that they would buy again – significantly more than the second best brand, Porsche, with 84% and way out in front of the pack in the 70’s…
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WiTricity Wireless Charging Will Partner With General Motors – Gas 2

Boston area start-up WiTricty will partner with General Motors to develop wireless charging systems that work with current and future electric car models from The General. Wireless charging is consider to be an essential part of the transition from conventional cars to zero emissions vehicles powered by renewable energy resources because of the greater convenience the technology offers drivers. To More

Boston area start-up WiTricty will partner with General Motors to develop wireless charging systems that work with current and future electric car models from The General. Wireless charging is consider to be an essential part of the transition from conventional cars to zero emissions vehicles powered by renewable energy resources because of the greater convenience the technology offers drivers. To More

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EPA-Rated Range For 2016 BYD e6 Electric Taxi Is 187 Miles Per Full Charge | CleanTechnica

Though the model isn’t available to general consumers in the US, there actually are some BYD e6 electric vehicles being operated in the US. These are mostly being used as part of various fleet trials throughout the country.
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Tesla Autopilot: a look at the camera defrosters making the system work in the snow | Electrek

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Stockholm Tests Wireless Electric Buses – Next City

Stockholm is testing out new electric buses that can wirelessly recharge in only seven minutes, Curbed reports. The Swedish bus system could help the city move away from fossil fuels and provide an international model for more efficient and green mass transit.

The buses are currently being used on a nearly 5-mile route in Södertälje. Overnight and when necessary during the day, the buses More

Stockholm is testing out new electric buses that can wirelessly recharge in only seven minutes, Curbed reports. The Swedish bus system could help the city move away from fossil fuels and provide an international model for more efficient and green mass transit.

The buses are currently being used on a nearly 5-mile route in Södertälje. Overnight and when necessary during the day, the buses More

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2018 Nissan Leaf: Arrival Sooner Than Expected

Nissan’s CEO Carlos Ghosn hinted that something big would soon be arriving at the upcoming CES in Las Vegas, according to HybridCars.

“It will be a substantial presentation. We will show the public how much our cars are going to change with the technology we are going to be implementing,” stated Ghosn. He added that “We are not going to CES just because everybody is going there. Thi More

Nissan’s CEO Carlos Ghosn hinted that something big would soon be arriving at the upcoming CES in Las Vegas, according to HybridCars.

“It will be a substantial presentation. We will show the public how much our cars are going to change with the technology we are going to be implementing,” stated Ghosn. He added that “We are not going to CES just because everybody is going there. Thi More

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Montreal takes delivery of 3 new all-electric buses made in Canada | Electrek

While companies like BYD and Proterra are ramping up production of their all-electric buses and delivering them to transit services around the world, the city of Montreal decided to start its fleet of zero-emission vehicles for public transit using a new electric bus developed in Canada and in partnership with the Quebec government.

The deployment was delayed by a few years, but now the cit More

While companies like BYD and Proterra are ramping up production of their all-electric buses and delivering them to transit services around the world, the city of Montreal decided to start its fleet of zero-emission vehicles for public transit using a new electric bus developed in Canada and in partnership with the Quebec government.

The deployment was delayed by a few years, but now the cit More

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LA to get electric car-sharing program in low-income neighborhoods

89.3 KPCC The city of Los Angeles is moving forward with a program to bring electric car-sharing to some low-income neighborhoods as part of an effort to lower greenhouse gases and increase mobility in polluted areas of the city.… More

89.3 KPCC The city of Los Angeles is moving forward with a program to bring electric car-sharing to some low-income neighborhoods as part of an effort to lower greenhouse gases and increase mobility in polluted areas of the city.… More

[finance] Tesla adds $500 million to its credit lines ahead of production expansion for Model 3 | Electrek

After market close today, Tesla announced that it closed last week two deals with Deutsche Bank to increase two credit lines by $200 million and $300 million respectively – for a total of $500 million more in available financing. The deals come as Tesla is expected to increase its capital expenditure to prepare for production expansions at its vehicle factory in Fremont and battery factory in Ne More

After market close today, Tesla announced that it closed last week two deals with Deutsche Bank to increase two credit lines by $200 million and $300 million respectively – for a total of $500 million more in available financing. The deals come as Tesla is expected to increase its capital expenditure to prepare for production expansions at its vehicle factory in Fremont and battery factory in Ne More

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Mitsubishi, Nissan, Renault to Lower Prices by 20% by Sharing Nissan LEAF Platform | The News Wheel

We recently reported that Mitsubishi and Nissanwould begin to share all EV tech, and already we are getting a glimpse of what that might mean for the global market.

According to Nikkei Asian Review, Nissan is planning to mass-produce a new $17,000 electric car, making it significantly cheaper than the existing Nissan LEAF.

As global competitors ramp up their production of hybrids, pl More

We recently reported that Mitsubishi and Nissanwould begin to share all EV tech, and already we are getting a glimpse of what that might mean for the global market.

According to Nikkei Asian Review, Nissan is planning to mass-produce a new $17,000 electric car, making it significantly cheaper than the existing Nissan LEAF.

As global competitors ramp up their production of hybrids, pl More

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[government news] Colorado, Nevada, Utah team up to build electric vehicle chargin – KOAA.com | Continuous News | Colorado Springs and Pueblo

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DENVER (AP) – Colorado, Utah and Nevada are teaming up to build an electric vehicle charging network to make it easier for them to travel long distances.

The states’ governors announced Monday that they will come up with plans to add charging stations to Interstates 15, 25, 70, 76 and 80 in the next year.

The charging network will span more than More

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DENVER (AP) – Colorado, Utah and Nevada are teaming up to build an electric vehicle charging network to make it easier for them to travel long distances.

The states’ governors announced Monday that they will come up with plans to add charging stations to Interstates 15, 25, 70, 76 and 80 in the next year.

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General Motors self driving car tests Michigan

General Motors’ CEO Mary Barra said the company will immediately begin testing self-driving cars on public roads in Michigan.

Barra made the announcement at a press conference held at GM’s Renaissance Center headquarters in Detroit. The press conference was streamed on Facebook Live.

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General Motors’ CEO Mary Barra said the company will immediately begin testing self-driving cars on public roads in Michigan.

Barra made the announcement at a press conference held at GM’s Renaissance Center headquarters in Detroit. The press conference was streamed on Facebook Live.

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Grocery Stores, Gas Stations, & IKEA Setting Up EV Charging Stations For Tesla Owners | CleanTechnica

Retail chains are beginning to cater to electric vehicle owners with dedicated charging stations. Much of this can be attributed to the high-profile efforts of electric car company Tesla Motors [NASDAQ: TSLA]. Most recently, Teslaratireported on a partnership between Tesla and the Hy-Vee grocery store chain in the midwest. John Brehm, Hy-Vee’s director of site planning explains: “The time it t More

Retail chains are beginning to cater to electric vehicle owners with dedicated charging stations. Much of this can be attributed to the high-profile efforts of electric car company Tesla Motors [NASDAQ: TSLA]. Most recently, Teslaratireported on a partnership between Tesla and the Hy-Vee grocery store chain in the midwest. John Brehm, Hy-Vee’s director of site planning explains: “The time it t More

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This car promises to be fully electric and drive itself. Will that be enough? – The Washington Post

California-based Lucid Motors officially unveiled its first high-end electric vehicle this week, a sleek, sunlit sedan called the Lucid Air that executives expect will roll off the assembly line starting late 2018.

But as advancements in automotive innovation — autonomous driving, electric vehicle batteries and ride-sharing, among others — continue to progress at a rapid clip, it’s un More

California-based Lucid Motors officially unveiled its first high-end electric vehicle this week, a sleek, sunlit sedan called the Lucid Air that executives expect will roll off the assembly line starting late 2018.

But as advancements in automotive innovation — autonomous driving, electric vehicle batteries and ride-sharing, among others — continue to progress at a rapid clip, it’s un More

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Nissan eyes mass-producing $17,000 electric car- Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO — Nissan Motor will share a common electric vehicle platform with its partners Renault and Mitsubishi Motors, aiming to lower prices by as much as 20%, sources said.

The automakers’ common electric vehicle strategy comes as Germany’s Volkswagen, Japan’s Toyota Motor and other automakers are refocusing their efforts on electric vehicles to combat stricter enviro More

TOKYO — Nissan Motor will share a common electric vehicle platform with its partners Renault and Mitsubishi Motors, aiming to lower prices by as much as 20%, sources said.

The automakers’ common electric vehicle strategy comes as Germany’s Volkswagen, Japan’s Toyota Motor and other automakers are refocusing their efforts on electric vehicles to combat stricter enviro More

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Leonardo DiCaprio to Promote Chinese Electric Car Brand – China Film Insider

Academy Award winner and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio might schedule a few trips to China next year: He has just become a brand ambassador for Chinese electric-vehicle manufacturer BYD Auto, headquartered in Xian, the capital of northwestern China’s Shaanxi province.

“All over the world people are realizing that cars that run on fossil fuels are inefficient and a major threa More

Academy Award winner and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio might schedule a few trips to China next year: He has just become a brand ambassador for Chinese electric-vehicle manufacturer BYD Auto, headquartered in Xian, the capital of northwestern China’s Shaanxi province.

“All over the world people are realizing that cars that run on fossil fuels are inefficient and a major threa More

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Estimated social cost of climate change not accurate, Stanford scientists say

A new study calculating the economic impacts of climate change shows the costs of carbon dioxide emissions have been underestimated. (Image credit: Robert S. Donovan)

The economic damage caused by a ton of carbon dioxide emissions – often referred to as the “social cost” of carbon – could actually be six times higher than the value that the United States now uses to guide current en More

A new study calculating the economic impacts of climate change shows the costs of carbon dioxide emissions have been underestimated. (Image credit: Robert S. Donovan)

The economic damage caused by a ton of carbon dioxide emissions – often referred to as the “social cost” of carbon – could actually be six times higher than the value that the United States now uses to guide current en More

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Elon Musk might start a literal “boring company” to tunnel under traffic

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TechCrunch Multi-CEO and future builder Elon Musk may have been so frustrated by sitting in traffic that he’s going to start yet another company – a boring one…… More

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TechCrunch Multi-CEO and future builder Elon Musk may have been so frustrated by sitting in traffic that he’s going to start yet another company – a boring one…… More

Tesla Rolls Out Autopilot Software Update

The Drive Over the weekend, Tesla began rolling out the over-the-air software updates that bring and update to Autopilot—but to the dismay of probably every Model S and Model X owner, the new system did not bring all of the Enhanced Autopilot features with it.… More

The Drive Over the weekend, Tesla began rolling out the over-the-air software updates that bring and update to Autopilot—but to the dismay of probably every Model S and Model X owner, the new system did not bring all of the Enhanced Autopilot features with it.… More

[supercharger] Tesla unveils its 2017 Supercharger network expansion plans

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Electrek Last night, Tesla updated its Supercharger network page on its website to show its expansion plans for next year. With only a few weeks left in 2016, the …… More

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Electrek Last night, Tesla updated its Supercharger network page on its website to show its expansion plans for next year. With only a few weeks left in 2016, the …… More

2016 BYD e6 electric taxi gets range increase to 187 miles: Forbidden Fruit

How would you like an all-electric wagon with five seats, a rear liftgate, and 187 miles of EPA-rated range?

Sounds pretty good, right? You’d think such a vehicle might sell well, since it would have more rated range than any other electric cars on the market except the Chevy Bolt EV and anything from Tesla.

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How would you like an all-electric wagon with five seats, a rear liftgate, and 187 miles of EPA-rated range?

Sounds pretty good, right? You’d think such a vehicle might sell well, since it would have more rated range than any other electric cars on the market except the Chevy Bolt EV and anything from Tesla.

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