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Grenoble France Showcases Future of Urban eMobility

Grenoble France Showcases Future of Urban eMobility

It was announced June 28th 2014 that the city of Grenoble, in the French Alps will deploy a new car sharing service

Battery Swap Should be Part of Formula E Racing

Battery Swap Should be Part of Formula E Racing

Formula E Racing should include Battery Swaps at least until battery technology improves. Formula E Racing in its current

Tesla Superchargers Charge Canada

Tesla Superchargers Charge Canada

With the first free to use Tesla Supercharger station now open in Canada—Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) expands their

Tesla Roadsters to be 400 Mile EV Range Champions

Tesla Roadsters to be 400 Mile EV Range Champions

The Tesla Roadster to soon get 400 mile range battery upgrade. Elon Musk told AutoExpress UK during an interview on July

Kandi EVs Offer Sweet Carsharing for China

Kandi EVs Offer Sweet Carsharing for China

Kandi EVs Offer Sweet Carsharing for China Kandi builds and rents electric cars in China and dispenses them from towering

Top Selling Electric Vehicle Models

Top Selling Electric Vehicle Models

The electric vehicle sales numbers during the 2014 Summer Solstice. Top Selling Electric Vehicles (Jan 1st- June 30, 2014)

Chevy Volt Achieves Over Half Billion Miles

Chevy Volt Achieves Over Half Billion Miles

According to GM’s Chevrolet website Chevy Volt owners have logged over a half billion electric miles, saving more than

Electric Car Insurance Costs Less than Gas or Diesel

Electric Car Insurance Costs Less than Gas or Diesel

Not only do electric cars save you money at the pump, but driving one can also lower your Auto insurance rates,

Electric Harley-Davidson Signals the End of an Era?

Electric Harley-Davidson Signals the End of an Era?

The rule of the jungle and the wild business world is “Evolve or Die”….and thus perhaps the reason behind why the

Oil Refineries Electric Needs Make Case For Electric Cars

Oil Refineries Electric Needs Make Case For Electric Cars

Oil Refineries in the USA consumed/purchased 46,227 million Kilowatt-hours from electric companies in 2010 according to

Tesla Makes Leading Edge EV Technology Open Source

Tesla Makes Leading Edge EV Technology Open Source

In an unprecedented move patented award-winning electric car technology from Tesla is now available to all for free! Elon

1000 Mile EV Range Extender Now Available

1000 Mile EV Range Extender Now Available

The new thousand mile EV range battery technology using Aluminum-Air Batteries was demonstrated at Circuit

Airbus Proves Feasibility of Electric Aircraft

Airbus Proves Feasibility of Electric Aircraft

Videos of Airbus twin motor Electric Aircraft on first public flights. According to a video and a press release on

3rd Wave of EVs is Massive!

3rd Wave of EVs is Massive!

The old expression that the third time is the charm springs to mind and as any surfer or those that have applied

The Big Range Anxiety Reversal

The Big Range Anxiety Reversal

Range Anxiety is now more of an issue for some Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles powered by traditional Fossil

EV News USA

Nissan LEAF Free EV Charging in Los Angeles

Nissan LEAF Free EV Charging in Los Angeles

Nissan announced expanding their free charging for new Nissan LEAF EV buyers to include those living in Los Angeles, California starting July 1, 2014. Nissans “No Charge to Charge” promotion [Continue]

Tesla Model 3 to Arrive in 2017

Tesla Model 3 to Arrive in 2017

The Tesla Model 3 (aka Tesla Mode E) the relatively inexpensive EV for everyone, which should cost about thirty something thousand to be released sometime in 2017 according to Tesla [Continue]

Nissan LEAF EV Free Charging in a Dozen Cities

Nissan LEAF EV Free Charging in a Dozen Cities

The “No Charge to Charge” program has proven so popular in Texas that Nissan is expanding the promotion to nine other EV friendly markets. The following Cities will be offering two years of free [Continue]

Largest EV Government Purchase to Date in USA

Largest EV Government Purchase to Date in USA

The Bay Area Climate Collaborative (BACC) buys 90 Electric Vehicles (EVs) and in the process creates the single largest government green fleet deployment in the U.S. to date (as of July 8th 2014). [Continue]

EVs Selling for Less than Conventional Cars?

EVs Selling for Less than Conventional Cars?

Daimler’s Smart Dump the Pump offer is still not well known. Since 2013 with little fanfare Daimler’s made a Smart play to get more people to “Dump the Pump”, by giving their customers a [Continue]

Solar Roadways Crowdfunded for You Me and EVs?

Solar Roadways Crowdfunded for You Me and EVs?

The idea of Solar Roadways, which can pay for themselves via the electricity they generate appears to be powered by the collective will of the People as well as the Sun. Solar Roadways Project Raises [Continue]

Nissan LEAF Leaps Ahead Again

Nissan LEAF Leaps Ahead Again

Nissan delivers 50,000 of their popular electric cars (the LEAF) in the USA and has delivered more than twice that many globally (115,000). Back in (April 2010) I said that “This EV really could [Continue]

George Takei Talks About Electric Cars

George Takei Talks About Electric Cars

Episode 12 of Takei’s Take is about Electric Cars along with guest Chris Woodyard Automotive reporter with USAToday. On this episode of Takei’s technology show they talk about Google’s [Continue]

Santa Barbara Electric Shuttles

Santa Barbara Electric Shuttles

Santa Barbara is great place for getting the opportunity to travel around their beautiful city via a public bus network that is about 1/2 electric or hybrid. The city was one of the first to add [Continue]

US Air Force and DOD Deploy EVs

US Air Force and DOD Deploy EVs

US Air Force Deploys EVs, V2G and EVSE at several military bases in an effort to replace their entire passenger vehicle fleet with Electric Vehicles (EVs). The US military is committed to reducing [Continue]

EVs are Favored More by Younger Americans

EVs are Favored More by Younger Americans

18-24 year olds are twice as likely to buy an EV than 55-64 year olds in the USA according to an internet survey. EV purchase desirability in the USA suggested by a survey conducted by Zpryme [Continue]

Tesla Owners 1st to Drive Coast to Coast for Free

Tesla Owners 1st to Drive Coast to Coast for Free

With the most recent expansion of the Tesla Supercharger Network owners of the Tesla Model S (a father-daughter team) have been able to drive Coast to Coast (From LA to New York) without paying for a [Continue]

EV Sales Double in 2013

EV Sales Double in 2013

2013 was a record sales year for EVs in the USA with over 100,000 more vehicles with electric drives being sold over the 2012 sales numbers according to bloomberg.com and estimates from Autodata [Continue]

Tesla Model S Breaks Safety Testing Equipment

Tesla Model S Breaks Safety Testing Equipment

Is the Tesla Model S the Safest car ever? It would appear so as the EV gets the Highest Safety Rating two years running. After breaking the safety testing equipment the National Highway Traffic [Continue]

Tesla Truck F-150 Style Coming Soon

Tesla Truck F-150 Style Coming Soon

Elon Musk announced at a Business Insider conference that Tesla was going to make an F-150 style Electric Pick-up Truck, which is currently the best selling vehicle in America. He mentioned that the [Continue]

US EPA Rates Nissan LEAF Best in Class

US EPA Rates Nissan LEAF Best in Class

Nissan LEAF gets two Green labels from the US EPA. The USA’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the EV from Nissan to be “best” in the midsize vehicle class for fuel [Continue]

Nissan LEAF Sales Up by 335%

Nissan LEAF Sales Up by 335%

According to a recent press release from Nissan (August 23, 2013) sales of their lower priced 2013 American built enhanced version of the Nissan LEAF have increased over 335% over last year. The [Continue]

Terrible Toyota RAV4 EV Tease

Terrible Toyota RAV4 EV Tease

Surprising news to many is that the 2013 Toyota Rav4 EVs is available now though most people in the world don’t know it since Toyota doesn’t advertise at all for their ONLY pure electric [Continue]

No Nissan LEAFs in Denali National Park

No Nissan LEAFs in Denali National Park

The latest anti-electric car argument to cross my desk: Electric cars are no good because you can’t drive them in Denali National Park. Well that’s because the park really caters to bears [Continue]

AMP Stops Passenger Car EV Conversions

AMP Stops Passenger Car EV Conversions

AMP has stopped taking orders for its 100% electric version of GMs award winning 5-seater Chevy Equinox. Advanced Mechanical Products, Inc. (AMP) from Blue Ash, Ohio was currently one of the only [Continue]

EV World News

Formula E Race Cars Not So Silent

Formula E Race Cars Not So Silent

The Electric Grand Prix is making noise in more ways than one with some racing purists (aka petroheads, petrolheads and piston heads) saying that it [Continue]
New BMW EVs Will Be Seen at Sochi

New BMW EVs Will Be Seen at Sochi

BMW showcases their new i3 and i8 electric cars during the commercial breaks of the Winter Olympic Games TV coverage with new EV ads. The first [Continue]
AvtoVAZ  Ellada (Russian EV)

AvtoVAZ Ellada (Russian EV)

The Ellada EV is a full-size Russian made electric car powered by lithium-ion batteries. AvtoVAZ developed and assembled their first electric Ellada [Continue]
Prime Minister of Japan Rides in Nissan’s Self-driving EV

Prime Minister of Japan Rides in Nissan’s Self-driving EV

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe went for ride with Nissan’s Autonomous Drive test car around the National Diet Front Garden, a public park in [Continue]
EVs Charged by Towing?

EVs Charged by Towing?

A Dutch Nissan LEAF driver accidently discovers “tow-charging” that their EV could be recharged by towing it without a typical power [Continue]
EV Charging Already Bountiful in the Baltic?

EV Charging Already Bountiful in the Baltic?

Estonia has charged ahead and installed the world’s largest and fastest nation-wide EV charging network, while the governments of most places [Continue]
British Electric Race Car Sets EV Land Speed Record

British Electric Race Car Sets EV Land Speed Record

Lord Drayson the Chief Executive of Drayson Racing was driving his companies Lola B12 69/EV vehicle hit when it hit a top speed of 204.2 mph [Continue]
Le Mans to Debut World’s Fastest Electric Racing Car

Le Mans to Debut World’s Fastest Electric Racing Car

Nissan unveiled the ZEOD RC (Zero Emission On Demand Racing Car) at Le Mans said to be the world’s fastest electric racing car (according to [Continue]
Ontario Canada Becoming EV Land of Opportunity?

Ontario Canada Becoming EV Land of Opportunity?

Ontario Canada is the manufacturing home of the new Toyota & Tesla electric RAV4 sport utility vehicle and has received 439 million USD EV [Continue]
Nissan Leaf Wins World Car of the Year and More

Nissan Leaf Wins World Car of the Year and More

The winner for 2011 World Car of the Year was announced at the New York International Auto Show on April 21, 2011. The Nissan LEAF has also [Continue]
World EV Speed Record Set

World EV Speed Record Set

New World Record for Electric Vehicles Speed Set! Electric Buckeye Bullet breaks speed record again (320 MPH) in 2010. Previously in 2009 a team of [Continue]
Bosch GmbH Executive Diesels not EV’s, are the Key to Meeting Americas CAFE Standards

Bosch GmbH Executive Diesels not EV’s, are the Key to Meeting Americas CAFE Standards

And…I have to agree with him.  For the near term. According to Green Car Advisor, on Monday, May 10, Dr. Johannes-Joerg Rueger spoke before [Continue]
EV Range World Record Set by Tesla Roadster

EV Range World Record Set by Tesla Roadster

An American-built Tesla Roadster as part of the Global Green Challenge an electric sports car owned by Simon Hackett (the managing director of [Continue]

Electric Sports Cars

QUANT E-Sportlimousine 900hp EV Highway Approved

QUANT E-Sportlimousine 900hp EV Highway Approved

The QUANT e-sportlimousine electric sports car is powered by salt water using redox flowcell technology called nanoFLOWcell (an electrolyte flow cell power system). The ionic salt water technology was originally developed for the NASA space program in 1976 and has now been [Continue]

EV Trends

Several Models of EVs Stumble out of the Starting Gate

Several Models of EVs Stumble out of the Starting Gate

Only a handful of EVs available in 2010 are still being sold today, which is actually a sign of a rapidly maturing and healthy market. The selection [Continue]

Free Tesla Giveaway A Wishful Trend

Free Tesla Giveaway A Wishful Trend

ebay as part of a recent promotion gave away a free Tesla Model S.  We hope to see more EVs as high value prizes in the future. eBay Garage [Continue]

EVs Get Boost from Wide Bandgap Semiconductors

EVs Get Boost from Wide Bandgap Semiconductors

Wide Bandgap (WBG) Semiconductors are a proven technology that could eventually become as common place as silicon based technology. Semiconductors [Continue]

Self-Driving Tesla Concept Car

Self-Driving Tesla Concept Car

Autonomous EV Driving Concept car featuring a Tesla Model S—Rinspeed (Swiss Design and Automotive Think Tank company) helps bring the near future [Continue]

Best Buy Sells EVs and EVSE

Best Buy Sells EVs and EVSE

Best Buy started selling Electric Rides over four years ago in: Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Miami, Miami Beach and had plans to add more [Continue]

Free EV Charging for Texan Nissan LEAFs

Free EV Charging for Texan Nissan LEAFs

Nissan and NRG eVgo launche a “No Charge to Charge” campaign for one year to new Nissan LEAF customers that purchase or lease their [Continue]

Auto History Made by Tesla Resale Guarantee

Auto History Made by Tesla Resale Guarantee

Tesla makes automotive investment history deal with customers. If the cost of Tesla’s Model S (Motor Trend’s 2013 car of the year and [Continue]

Mazda EV Plans Demio (Mazda 2 EV)

Mazda EV Plans Demio (Mazda 2 EV)

Huge trend change for Mazda as the king of the internal combustion wankel engine lets the world know that they (like all the other major auto [Continue]

UPS Brown Fleet Becomes Green Fleet

UPS Brown Fleet Becomes Green Fleet

The UPS brown wrapper goes deep, but it’s slowly getting greener on the inside and has some surprisingly green roots. In the 1930′s UPS [Continue]

Tesla Offers Free EV Charging Forever

Tesla Offers Free EV Charging Forever

Tesla has just deployed high-speed solar-powered EV Superchargers in California that allow owners of the new Tesla Model S to drive “For free, [Continue]

Nashville Has Nissan LEAF Stretch Limos

Nashville Has Nissan LEAF Stretch Limos

A USA hotel chain provides their guests with green luxury on wheels. The worlds first 100% electric stretch Nissan LEAF limo was created for Embassy [Continue]

Rare Chevy Volt at a Gas Station Commercials

Rare Chevy Volt at a Gas Station Commercials

You probably won’t see a Chevy Volt at a gas station very often since the Bureau of Transportation Statistics data says that 78% of daily [Continue]

14 million EVs on Roads by 2017

14 million EVs on Roads by 2017

Production of electrified vehicles is gearing up worldwide, and automakers are planning to launch an increasing variety of new models over the next [Continue]

Mitsubishi to Produce Low-Priced Commercial EV

Mitsubishi to Produce Low-Priced Commercial EV

Mitsubishi Motors Corp plans to bring down the prices of EVs through enhanced sales in the commercial-use market of an all electric mini-van. [Continue]

Nissans Next EV Likely to be NV200 Electric Compact Van

Nissans Next EV Likely to be NV200 Electric Compact Van

At the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany,  Nissan Motor Co.  had on display the NV200, a small van that they introduced last year, [Continue]

The Mercedes F800 Concept the Future isn’t Diesel….

The Mercedes F800 Concept the Future isn’t Diesel….

The German boys at Mercedes Benz, with their new F800 Concept, see the future in fuel cells, by way of a stop at hybrid technology. Mercedes Benz [Continue]

EV Hybrid Benefits Help Fleet Sales Surge

EV Hybrid Benefits Help Fleet Sales Surge

Even though it may take a few years for individual consumers to start buying EVs and hybrid cars en masse, manufacturer’s are currently finding [Continue]

Frankfurt Auto Show Trends

Frankfurt Auto Show Trends

After having one’s fill of bratwurst sausages dipped in spicy German mustard served with a crusty bread roll on the side and everything washed down [Continue]

EVs Everywhere

Panthera 4 Seat Hybrid and Electric Aircraft

Panthera 4 Seat Hybrid and Electric Aircraft

Pipistrel was the first to fly both a 2-seat and a 4-seat electric aircraft, and was the winner of all three NASA challenges for energy efficient [Continue]

1st Two-Seater Solar Plane Soars

1st Two-Seater Solar Plane Soars

The Sunseeker Duo soars on solar power alone and becomes the world’s first solar-powered flying EV for two. This latest feat is just one of [Continue]

Brammo Offers Electric Motorcycle Retail Incentives

Brammo Offers Electric Motorcycle Retail Incentives

Brammo has had our attention ever since producing the first mass market electric motorcycle that had a range over 100 miles and a top speed of over a [Continue]

Vectrix Electric Scooters Ridden by Police

Vectrix Electric Scooters Ridden by Police

The Vectrix VX-1 Li/Li+ Personal Electric Vehicle has proven to be an effective alternative to polluting gasoline-powered transportation for several [Continue]

PlanetSolar Breaks EV World Record for Speed and More

PlanetSolar Breaks EV World Record for Speed and More

Another new EV World Record: 22 days to cross the Atlantic and also completes Gulf Stream Climate Testing along the way. PlanetSolar and the crew of [Continue]

Lit Motors C-1 Self-Balancing Electric Carcycle

Lit Motors C-1 Self-Balancing Electric Carcycle

Lit Motors’ C-1 is a self-stabilizing, all-electric two-wheeler that combines all the creature comforts and safety of a car with the [Continue]

EV Record–Worlds Fastest and Largest EV is Solar Powered

EV Record–Worlds Fastest and Largest EV is Solar Powered

Solar energy Technology has been deployed to power the worlds largest and fastest Electric Vehicle in the world, the International Space Station [Continue]

DHL EVs Deliver a Greener Apple to NYC

DHL EVs Deliver a Greener Apple to NYC

DHL Express is now using a fleet of thirty American-made, battery-electric vans and 50 hybrid trucks in New York City that will cut down fossil fuel [Continue]

Perpetual Solar Electric Flight a Proven Reality

Perpetual Solar Electric Flight a Proven Reality

When the four-engine Solar Impulse touched down at the Payerne airport in Switzerland at 9 am on the 8th of July 2010 not only had it completed a 26 [Continue]

FedEx Launches USA EV Truck Fleet

FedEx Launches USA EV Truck Fleet

The first FedEx all-electric delivery trucks hit the streets of Los Angeles.  The specialized EV trucks have been designed from scratch for pure [Continue]

Largest EV Yacht in the World Launched

Largest EV Yacht in the World Launched

PlanetSolar’s Türanor trimaran, the world’s largest oceangoing EV plans to circumnavigate the globe using only solar power. PlanetSolar’s [Continue]

China EV News

Elon Musk Explains Tesla Expansion Plans in China

Elon Musk Explains Tesla Expansion Plans in China

During an interview with Hu Shulo (Editor-in-Chief, Caixin Media) there were several Elon Musk quotes worthy of notice that took place immediately [Continue]

New EVs Sales Tax Exempt in China

New EVs Sales Tax Exempt in China

Electic cars in China to receive a 10% sales tax government discount. For approximately the next three years new EVs sold in mainland China will be [Continue]

1200 Electric Buses to Arrive in Chinese City

1200 Electric Buses to Arrive in Chinese City

Dalian —”China’s most livable city” is trying to expand on to that title by becoming the Electric Bus Capital of the world with [Continue]

EVs Desired 13 Times More in China than USA?

EVs Desired 13 Times More in China than USA?

68% of Chinese vs 5% of Americans wish to purchase EVs according to surveys. A 2010 Nielsen survey indicated up to 68% of Chinese consumers have a [Continue]

Is Sharing Caring When it Comes to Chinese EVs?

Is Sharing Caring When it Comes to Chinese EVs?

Many are worried that China is not playing fair and they are using their fast-growing market as leverage to force foreign companies to give up years [Continue]

60% of Chinese Consumers Interested in Purchasing an Electric Car

60% of Chinese Consumers Interested in Purchasing an Electric Car

In answer to the question: How to get 3% market for electric cars by 2020? Talk about answering my own question…. In a previous post, I talked [Continue]

Electric Car Charging

Bosch Deploys EV Charging Station Network in Singapore

Bosch Deploys EV Charging Station Network in Singapore

Bosh eMobility has been picked to design, develop, deploy, operate and maintain Singapore’s electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, [Continue]

Bosch eMobility Provides EV Charging Infrastructure

Bosch eMobility Provides EV Charging Infrastructure

Robert Bosch GmbH which is Bosch’s Software and Systems House is trying to get a good jump-start on the EV charging station competition. [Continue]

Tesla Superchargers—Latest Superhero Feats

Tesla Superchargers—Latest Superhero Feats

According to information released from Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) their Supercharger network is now the largest fast-charging network on the planet [Continue]

Walgreens Still the USAs Largest EV Charging Retail Host

Walgreens Still the USAs Largest EV Charging Retail Host

Walgreens has been the largest retail host of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the USA since the end of 2011 when it had plans to offer [Continue]

Good EV News Rare Earth Minerals Not So Rare After All

Good EV News Rare Earth Minerals Not So Rare After All

Despite what the name “rare earth” suggests to most people and thanks to a new Japanese discovery some rare earth minerals are now perhaps a [Continue]

Tesla Offers Free EV Fuel or Fast Refuel via Battery Swap

Tesla Offers Free EV Fuel or Fast Refuel via Battery Swap

Too many people don’t know that Tesla offers not only free fuel, but also faster refueling over the current options that involve Unleaded, Premium [Continue]

NiMH EV Batteries Held Hostage Until 2014

NiMH EV Batteries Held Hostage Until 2014

A nickel-metal hydride cell, abbreviated NiMH, is a type of rechargeable battery similar to the nickel-cadmium cell. A NiMH battery can have two to [Continue]

Lithium Batteries Now Have 10000 Charge Cycles

Lithium Batteries Now Have 10000 Charge Cycles

How long will EV car batteries Last? That is the question that millions of potential EV owners have been asking, since the battery pack is the most [Continue]

EV Charging Etiquette Rules by Ford

EV Charging Etiquette Rules by Ford

In conjunction with producing it’s very first production EV the Ford Focus Electric the Ford Motor company has produced and/or published an EV [Continue]

EV Batteries Get Performance Boost with Paraffin

EV Batteries Get Performance Boost with Paraffin

New German made super-coolant called CryoSolplus can keep EV batteries operating at optimum efficiency even in extreme temperature–absorbing up [Continue]

UK Public Electric Car Charging Within 30 Miles

UK Public Electric Car Charging Within 30 Miles

90% of UK population will be within 30 miles of a public EV charging station, by the end of 2012 thanks to private companies. Until recently only [Continue]

EV Range Can Increase by Three to Five Times Says Sumitomo

EV Range Can Increase by Three to Five Times Says Sumitomo

Sumitomo Electric Industries Japan’s largest producer of wire and cable and that has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates around the globe [Continue]

EV Chargers (EVSE) to be Available at Lowes

EV Chargers (EVSE) to be Available at Lowes

Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse to start selling GE’s Wattstation electric car chargers for both the home and commercial use in their [Continue]

GE Charges Ahead With EVSE via the WattStation

GE Charges Ahead With EVSE via the WattStation

General Electric makes a valuable contribution to the Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Market. GE introduces the WattStation and is building [Continue]

Envision’s Solar Trees 20% more Efficient at EV Charging

Envision’s Solar Trees 20% more Efficient at EV Charging

Envision Solar shows off their Solar Trees that follow the sun to gain 20% more efficiency than standard solar arrays. Envision Solar is more than [Continue]

My EV Could Be Going To Prison!

My EV Could Be Going To Prison!

EV owners shouldn’t give up control of when they recharge, as the could lose out on a lot of money to be made in their garage while they sleep. [Continue]

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