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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). Ten local city and county governments and agencies have pulled their resources together to almost double the 50 electric vehicles that four [Continue]

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 25 million gallons of gasoline since going into production in 2010. That is a significant milestone and a huge achievement accomplished by individual Volt owners. Perhaps even more impressive is that according Chevy Volt owners [Continue]

National Drive Electric Week (Sept 15-21)

National Drive Electric Week (Sept 15-21)

Sept 15-21, 2014 currently over 75 Electric Drive events are schedules perhaps in a city near you. 2014 will host the fourth annual Drive Electric Week celebration, which will take the form of simultaneous EV activities staged in cities coast to coast across the USA. The goal of National Drive Electric Week is to make [Continue]

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 figures released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. In some states such as California oil refineries are the largest industrial customer of the electric companies. Any reduction in oil refinery electric use allows an [Continue]

Smart Electric Drive by Daimler

Smart Electric Drive by Daimler

Daimler’s Smart Electric Drive is the cheap EV champion in America and the most economical electric car you can buy or lease from a major car manufacturer and starting in 2014 it will be available in all US states. Daimler is based in Stuttgart Germany and owns (Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG, and Smart). They also hold a little [Continue]

Honda EV Plus Shredded like GMs EV1

Honda EV Plus Shredded like GMs EV1

Let us not forget that Honda was just as guilty as GM for not renewing leases and destroying perfectly functioning EVs, just like GM did with their EV1s. A relatively unknown story that was part of one of the darkest chapters in the story of: EVs, the Automotive Industry and US Federal Government intervention. Besides [Continue]

EV Parking in Hawaiian Paradise Has New Fines

EV Parking in Hawaiian Paradise Has New Fines

EV Public Parking in Hawaii has been required by state law since 2012. A new bill (2651) recently introduced during the regular 2014 session of the Hawaii Senate would start issuing fines of $1000 to $20,000 to the owners of 100+ parking space facilities at the start of 2015 if at least one parking space [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 are used in nearly every piece of electronics (phones, toasters, etc). Electric Vehicles are likely to soon gain huge benefits in efficiency by incorporating WBG components. The adoption of wide bandgap [Continue]

Ten US EV Friendly ZEV States and Counting

Ten US EV Friendly ZEV States and Counting

The United States of ZEV: Ten US states have adopted Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Mandates with three more adopting a Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) programs. California started the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Mandate because the technology existed (GM had already produced the all-electric EV1) and more than half of the days of the year Los [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 relatively high awareness and strong intention to purchase electric vehicles (EVs) mainly due to low operating costs and  EVs being green friendly were the major factors of consideration [Continue]

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