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European-Bound Tesla Model S to Cost More Than US Version

Despite production of all European-bound Tesla Model S’s set to take place in the Netherlands, the luxury offering produced by the American-founded company will actually cost significantly more in Europe than comparable models cost for US buyers.

Tesla will only sell the two most expensive and luxurious models in Europe, with the cheapest of the two set to cost the equivalent of $ 94,370 More

Despite production of all European-bound Tesla Model S’s set to take place in the Netherlands, the luxury offering produced by the American-founded company will actually cost significantly more in Europe than comparable models cost for US buyers.

Tesla will only sell the two most expensive and luxurious models in Europe, with the cheapest of the two set to cost the equivalent of $ 94,370 More

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Toyota’s Everyday Drive Website Highlights Plug-In Hybrid Benefits: Video

While purchasing a hybrid vehicle is a relatively easy decision these days, the purchase of a plug-in hybrid can be significantly more difficult to justify, thanks to its greater expense.

In terms of the Toyota Prius, a 2013 Prius Two with no options can be configured with a sticker price as low as $24,995, including destination charge. The least expensive Prius Plug-In, meanwhile, would st More

While purchasing a hybrid vehicle is a relatively easy decision these days, the purchase of a plug-in hybrid can be significantly more difficult to justify, thanks to its greater expense.

In terms of the Toyota Prius, a 2013 Prius Two with no options can be configured with a sticker price as low as $24,995, including destination charge. The least expensive Prius Plug-In, meanwhile, would st More

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Holden Volt Electric Vehicle Joins National Telstra Fleet

SYDNEY – Dec 20, 2012: Holden’s long range electric vehicle, the Volt, has joined the ranks of one of Australia’s largest corporations, with leading telecommunications company Telstra recruiting the vehicle to its fleet.

Telstra More

SYDNEY – Dec 20, 2012: Holden’s long range electric vehicle, the Volt, has joined the ranks of one of Australia’s largest corporations, with leading telecommunications company Telstra recruiting the vehicle to its fleet.

Telstra More

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Renewable Energy Stocks to Watch Out For

Ecotality

Related Article: The Renewable Energy Illusion

Ecotality installs electric charging stations around the US in a network they call Blink. The chargers are manufactured by ABB – the Swiss multinational. In 2009, ecotality partnered with the US Department of Energy (DOE) in a venture called the EV Project. The government grants the funds and ecotality deploys and manages the More

Ecotality

Related Article: The Renewable Energy Illusion

Ecotality installs electric charging stations around the US in a network they call Blink. The chargers are manufactured by ABB – the Swiss multinational. In 2009, ecotality partnered with the US Department of Energy (DOE) in a venture called the EV Project. The government grants the funds and ecotality deploys and manages the More

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Electric Car Firm Never Applied For Va. Incentives

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An electric car firm headed by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe never provided Virginia officials enough details to obtain economic development incentives, according to an Associated Press review of state records.

McAuliffe claimed in a Dec. 5 news conference that the Virginia Economic Development Partnership didn’t want to bid on GreenTech More

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An electric car firm headed by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe never provided Virginia officials enough details to obtain economic development incentives, according to an Associated Press review of state records.

McAuliffe claimed in a Dec. 5 news conference that the Virginia Economic Development Partnership didn’t want to bid on GreenTech More

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OXIS Wins Funding and Contracts for Lithium Sulfur Batteries

A polymer version of the potent but historically troubled lithium-sulfur chemistry
Doug Widney: December 10, 2012

In September, U.K.-based polymer lithium-sulfur battery developer OXIS Energy closed a $24 million funding round from South African investor Sasol New Energy, followed in November by a contract from the British Ministry of Defence. The developments at OXIS highlight a year More

A polymer version of the potent but historically troubled lithium-sulfur chemistry
Doug Widney: December 10, 2012

In September, U.K.-based polymer lithium-sulfur battery developer OXIS Energy closed a $24 million funding round from South African investor Sasol New Energy, followed in November by a contract from the British Ministry of Defence. The developments at OXIS highlight a year More

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Nissan Leaf’s birthday: A lesson in tricky marketing

It’s official. Nissan’s all-electric Leaf is two years old today.

If you don’t feel like singing the song or watching the little guy blow out his candles, then consider this: The sale of the first Nissan Leaf two years ago today kicked off an evolving national sales strategy for Nissan with major implications for Middle Tennessee, home to Nissan’s Franklin-based Nort More

It’s official. Nissan’s all-electric Leaf is two years old today.

If you don’t feel like singing the song or watching the little guy blow out his candles, then consider this: The sale of the first Nissan Leaf two years ago today kicked off an evolving national sales strategy for Nissan with major implications for Middle Tennessee, home to Nissan’s Franklin-based Nort More

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ngeles BMW CEO: electric vehicles offer “emission-free driving pleasure”

Mobility Experts from Around the Country Help Kick-Off the BMW i “Born Electric” World Tour in New York City
13.11.2012

BMW’s Forum Exploring the Future of Mobility Also Features the North American Debuts of the BMW i8 Concept Roadster and Next Generation BMW i3 Concept

New NYU-BMW i Mobility Study Highlights the Importance of Mixed Transportation Systems to More

Mobility Experts from Around the Country Help Kick-Off the BMW i “Born Electric” World Tour in New York City
13.11.2012

BMW’s Forum Exploring the Future of Mobility Also Features the North American Debuts of the BMW i8 Concept Roadster and Next Generation BMW i3 Concept

New NYU-BMW i Mobility Study Highlights the Importance of Mixed Transportation Systems to More

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Improving lithium battery performance

Wei-Fan Kuan is investigating ways to improve membranes used in lithium batteries by capitalizing on the innate properties of block copolymers. Credit: Evan Krape (Phys.org)—Lithium batteries are used in many devices such as cell phones, computers and cameras, among others. Ads by Google smart Center of San More

Wei-Fan Kuan is investigating ways to improve membranes used in lithium batteries by capitalizing on the innate properties of block copolymers. Credit: Evan Krape (Phys.org)—Lithium batteries are used in many devices such as cell phones, computers and cameras, among others. Ads by Google smart Center of San More

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UK: Chargemaster launches Halo wireless vehicle charging trial

Chargemaster has announced plans to roll out Qualcomm’s Halo wireless charging system at six of its London sites, letting commuters top-up their vehicle’s battery without cables.

The small-scale test will see six of Chargemaster’s London sites, along with its Luton headquarters, fitted with the Halo system. Developed by Qualcomm, the Halo system offers wire-free charging o More

Chargemaster has announced plans to roll out Qualcomm’s Halo wireless charging system at six of its London sites, letting commuters top-up their vehicle’s battery without cables.

The small-scale test will see six of Chargemaster’s London sites, along with its Luton headquarters, fitted with the Halo system. Developed by Qualcomm, the Halo system offers wire-free charging o More

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Will France Lead Europe In Electric-Car Industry?

Which international carmaker currently has the largest range of electric vehicles?

The answer is Renault. The French automaker has a significant EV portfolio–and as the French government puts greater emphasis on EVs, it may soon be joined by other carmakers too.

Indeed, between electric cars, investment in infrastructure and electric car sharing schemes, France could become the More

Which international carmaker currently has the largest range of electric vehicles?

The answer is Renault. The French automaker has a significant EV portfolio–and as the French government puts greater emphasis on EVs, it may soon be joined by other carmakers too.

Indeed, between electric cars, investment in infrastructure and electric car sharing schemes, France could become the More

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Arotech to Develop Three Prototype Lithium Batteries for Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Arotech Corporation announced today that its Battery and Power Systems Division has received an order to develop prototypes for a lithium battery for hybrid electric vehicles.

The order to develop three prototype batteries was placed by an unnamed German automotive supply company. The first prototypes are due to be delivered in the first quarter of 2013.

This contract marks Arotech&# More

Arotech Corporation announced today that its Battery and Power Systems Division has received an order to develop prototypes for a lithium battery for hybrid electric vehicles.

The order to develop three prototype batteries was placed by an unnamed German automotive supply company. The first prototypes are due to be delivered in the first quarter of 2013.

This contract marks Arotech&# More

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New Lithium Si-Graphene Battery Material Opens Doors

(Nanowerk News) California Lithium Battery, a finalist in DOE’s 2012 Start Up America’s Next Top Energy Innovator challenge, has announced the record-setting performance of its new “GEN3” silicon graphene composite anode material for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). Independent test results in full cell LIBs indicate the new GEN3 anode material, used with advanced cathode and electrolyte mat More

(Nanowerk News) California Lithium Battery, a finalist in DOE’s 2012 Start Up America’s Next Top Energy Innovator challenge, has announced the record-setting performance of its new “GEN3” silicon graphene composite anode material for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). Independent test results in full cell LIBs indicate the new GEN3 anode material, used with advanced cathode and electrolyte mat More

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USA: Charging station sets stage for electric car surge in Central Valley

Electric cars are revving up in the Central Valley.

Palo Alto-based electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors opened up one of California’s six new supercharging stations at Tejon Ranch Commerce Center on Friday, and officials say the Central Valley is primed for a surge in electric car popularity.

“I see this as a transformational moment that will push people beyond their More

Electric cars are revving up in the Central Valley.

Palo Alto-based electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors opened up one of California’s six new supercharging stations at Tejon Ranch Commerce Center on Friday, and officials say the Central Valley is primed for a surge in electric car popularity.

“I see this as a transformational moment that will push people beyond their More

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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution XI may go electric

Mitsubishi remains tightlipped on the future of its iconic Lancer Evolution sports car as the company shifts its focus away from traditional petrol vehicles into electric and petrol-assisted electric models.

Speaking to the media at today’s Sydney motor show, Mitsubishi Motors’ global president, Osamu Masuki, said he’s considering a next-generation Evolution that also addresses the en More

Mitsubishi remains tightlipped on the future of its iconic Lancer Evolution sports car as the company shifts its focus away from traditional petrol vehicles into electric and petrol-assisted electric models.

Speaking to the media at today’s Sydney motor show, Mitsubishi Motors’ global president, Osamu Masuki, said he’s considering a next-generation Evolution that also addresses the en More

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Canada: Northern Graphite Completes Further Successful Testing of Battery Grade Graphite

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Oct. 15, 2012) – Northern Graphite Corporation (TSX VENTURE:NGC)(OTCQX:NGPHF) announces that the National Research Council of Canada (“NRC”) has successfully completed the first phase of testing of “spherical graphite” produced from the Company’s Bissett Creek deposit. Spherical graphite is an upgraded product, made from More

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Oct. 15, 2012) – Northern Graphite Corporation (TSX VENTURE:NGC)(OTCQX:NGPHF) announces that the National Research Council of Canada (“NRC”) has successfully completed the first phase of testing of “spherical graphite” produced from the Company’s Bissett Creek deposit. Spherical graphite is an upgraded product, made from More

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Canada: A Dream of Charging Stations

Sun Country President is promoting the idea of electric vehicle charging stations.

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By the end of the year, one company wants you to be able to drive across Canada for free.

Before December, Sun Country Highway will have Electric Vehicle charging stations installed across our country, including one in Brucefield.

Company President Kent Rathwell is driv More

Sun Country President is promoting the idea of electric vehicle charging stations.

(Regional) –

By the end of the year, one company wants you to be able to drive across Canada for free.

Before December, Sun Country Highway will have Electric Vehicle charging stations installed across our country, including one in Brucefield.

Company President Kent Rathwell is driv More

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Automotive, new energy sectors drive Li-ion battery & pack R&D

Lithium-ion battery
Minmax’s LIC18650-2200 7S1P model incorporates a battery management system and a protection circuit module.
Suppliers are developing more models for electric bikes and vehicles, solar power systems and smart grids.

An expanding application market is sustaining R&D and production of Li-ion batteries and packs in China. Makers are working on more More

Lithium-ion battery
Minmax’s LIC18650-2200 7S1P model incorporates a battery management system and a protection circuit module.
Suppliers are developing more models for electric bikes and vehicles, solar power systems and smart grids.

An expanding application market is sustaining R&D and production of Li-ion batteries and packs in China. Makers are working on more More

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Europe: EEVC 2012 European Electric Vehicle Congress Brussels, 19 to 22 November 2012

Fostering Exchanges

The European Electric Vehicle Congress strengthens its position as global platform to foster exchange of views between the R&D actors, the industry, the authorities, the end-users and the NGO’s in the field of eMobility.

researchers, industry, authorities and NGO’s

As motivations and constraints are different for each of them, EEVC-2012 has the More

Fostering Exchanges

The European Electric Vehicle Congress strengthens its position as global platform to foster exchange of views between the R&D actors, the industry, the authorities, the end-users and the NGO’s in the field of eMobility.

researchers, industry, authorities and NGO’s

As motivations and constraints are different for each of them, EEVC-2012 has the More

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USA: New Report on Electric Vehicle Policies & Capitol Hill Briefing Today at Noon ET (webcast available)

The environmental law centers at UCLA and UC Berkeley Schools of Law today released a new report on industry actions and federal, state, and local policies needed to stimulate long-term, mass adoption of electric vehicles. “Electric Drive by ’25″ (available from either UCLA Law or Berkeley Law) is the tenth report in our Climate Change and Business Research Initiative, funded by Bank of Ame More

The environmental law centers at UCLA and UC Berkeley Schools of Law today released a new report on industry actions and federal, state, and local policies needed to stimulate long-term, mass adoption of electric vehicles. “Electric Drive by ’25″ (available from either UCLA Law or Berkeley Law) is the tenth report in our Climate Change and Business Research Initiative, funded by Bank of Ame More

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Scotland’s EV charging points to increase

Scotland is to receive an extra 250 charging points for electric vehicles (EV) by March 2013, it has been announced.

Transport Scotland’s 500 existing public, free to use, charging facilities will also be joining the Charge Your Car UK network prior to the installation of further charging stations.

The network is Britain’s first open access system. Launched in 2010 as the More

Scotland is to receive an extra 250 charging points for electric vehicles (EV) by March 2013, it has been announced.

Transport Scotland’s 500 existing public, free to use, charging facilities will also be joining the Charge Your Car UK network prior to the installation of further charging stations.

The network is Britain’s first open access system. Launched in 2010 as the More

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USA: Formula E electric car racing series is launched by FIA

In the world of motor racing the internal combustion engine is king.

Circuits around the world regularly echo to the earsplitting howl of racing V10s and V12s at full throttle. But perhaps, not for much longer.

Motorsport’s governing body, the Federation Internationale de lR More

In the world of motor racing the internal combustion engine is king.

Circuits around the world regularly echo to the earsplitting howl of racing V10s and V12s at full throttle. But perhaps, not for much longer.

Motorsport’s governing body, the Federation Internationale de lR More

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USA: Airbag recall reveals slow pace of Coda electric vehicle sales

Coda Automotive, the start-up Los Angles electric car company, said it started to sell its $37,250 car in March but has been mum about sales figures.

While Coda still isn’t talking publically about how many cars it is selling, one figure came out in a recall notice issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Coda appears to have delivered 78 vehicles at most, acco More

Coda Automotive, the start-up Los Angles electric car company, said it started to sell its $37,250 car in March but has been mum about sales figures.

While Coda still isn’t talking publically about how many cars it is selling, one figure came out in a recall notice issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Coda appears to have delivered 78 vehicles at most, acco More

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USA: Sunnyvale Centennial Parade is THIS Saturday

We still have TWO spots for anyone who was considering participating but
wasn’t sure… or now finds their morning free! Please reply if you would
like to be part of SUNNYVALE’S FUTURE in the 100th Anniversary Parade.
You must be at the staging site before 8:45 and our staging time is 10:24.
You can stay at the Community Center afterward to display your veh More

We still have TWO spots for anyone who was considering participating but
wasn’t sure… or now finds their morning free! Please reply if you would
like to be part of SUNNYVALE’S FUTURE in the 100th Anniversary Parade.
You must be at the staging site before 8:45 and our staging time is 10:24.
You can stay at the Community Center afterward to display your veh More

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Why does GM continue to mention Chevy Volt sales forecast numbers?

The Chevrolet Volt is leading the pack of plug-in electric vehicles and has kicked butt on Nissan Leaf sales numbers but the goal for 2012 is to make 35,000 to 40,000 Volts. Through July, General Motors has sold 10,666 Volts in the U.S., which should get the automaker to 19,000 units sold this year. In Europe, through June, GM sold 2,861 Ampera plug-in hybrids, aka the European version of the Volt More

The Chevrolet Volt is leading the pack of plug-in electric vehicles and has kicked butt on Nissan Leaf sales numbers but the goal for 2012 is to make 35,000 to 40,000 Volts. Through July, General Motors has sold 10,666 Volts in the U.S., which should get the automaker to 19,000 units sold this year. In Europe, through June, GM sold 2,861 Ampera plug-in hybrids, aka the European version of the Volt More

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BYD E6 Batteries Did Not Explode in 180kph Crash: Short Circuit + Flammable Interior Materials Blamed

5.26, or rather May 26th Crash, became a hot topic in the Chinese market two months ago when a Nissan GTR crashed into the back of a BYD E6 Taxi at high speed. The accident occurred on Shenzhen’s Binhai Avenue at 2am in the morning, the GTR driver was drunk at the wheel when he plowed into the back of the E6 at 180kph, which resulted in a fire and the death of the taxi driver and his two female More

5.26, or rather May 26th Crash, became a hot topic in the Chinese market two months ago when a Nissan GTR crashed into the back of a BYD E6 Taxi at high speed. The accident occurred on Shenzhen’s Binhai Avenue at 2am in the morning, the GTR driver was drunk at the wheel when he plowed into the back of the E6 at 180kph, which resulted in a fire and the death of the taxi driver and his two female More

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USA: Senate committee approves tax credit for EV bikes, motorcycles

Washington- The Senate Finance Committee approved a $2,500 tax credit for electric bikes and motorcycles — a move that could help spur the EV bike industry.

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, introduced the amendment to reinstate the tax break that was approved in 2009 as part of the More

Washington- The Senate Finance Committee approved a $2,500 tax credit for electric bikes and motorcycles — a move that could help spur the EV bike industry.

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, introduced the amendment to reinstate the tax break that was approved in 2009 as part of the More

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USA: Tesla shares rise on Model S production numbers

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Tesla Motors Inc. rose Friday on investor optimism that the electric car company’s supply problems are being resolved and the ramp up in production of its key new model is on schedule.

THE SPARK: George Blankenship, Tesla’s vice president for sales, said in a company sponsored blog post Thursday that Tesla is producing 10 of its new Model S sedans per More

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Tesla Motors Inc. rose Friday on investor optimism that the electric car company’s supply problems are being resolved and the ramp up in production of its key new model is on schedule.

THE SPARK: George Blankenship, Tesla’s vice president for sales, said in a company sponsored blog post Thursday that Tesla is producing 10 of its new Model S sedans per More

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USA: EV PROJECT OFFERS FREE BLINK® CHARGERS TO EV DRIVERS AND COMMERCIAL HOST SITES IN CHICAGO

SAN FRANCISCO and CHICAGO – Wednesday, August 1, 2012 –ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, announced today it will offer More

SAN FRANCISCO and CHICAGO – Wednesday, August 1, 2012 –ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, announced today it will offer More

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An Early Autumn For A Nissan Leaf Owner In Texas

Imagine you are an environmentally conscious and technologically savvy early adopter of the Nissan Leaf who researched everything you could about the all-electric car since pre-production test mules were being talked about in 2006.

You bought one in good faith, knowing it was EPA-rated at 73 miles range – not a lot, but enough – and Nissan had assured you that the car was engineered to More

Imagine you are an environmentally conscious and technologically savvy early adopter of the Nissan Leaf who researched everything you could about the all-electric car since pre-production test mules were being talked about in 2006.

You bought one in good faith, knowing it was EPA-rated at 73 miles range – not a lot, but enough – and Nissan had assured you that the car was engineered to More

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