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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]

Chevy Volt Virtual Tours and Test Drives via X Box

Chevy Volt Virtual Tours and Test Drives via X Box

Virtual Chevy Volt Tours & Test drives can be experienced using Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Kinect technology, taking gamers and product placement to a whole new level. Chevy Volt Virtual Test Drives will be available to players of the new Xbox 360 Kinect game called Joy Ride by Microsoft Game Studios that will be Microsoft’s first [Continue]

San Diego’s Electric Vehicle Day

San Diego’s Electric Vehicle Day

EV Day planned in San Diego to help celebrate National Plug In Day Date: September 28, 2013 Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Liberty Station, 2401 Truxtun Road (Trader Joe’s parking lot), 2401 Truxtun Road San Diego, CA 92106 USA GPS: 32.73573 -117.21663 Event Cost: San Diego’s Electric Vehicle Day is a Free public event A [Continue]

Chevy Volt Adds to Award List

Chevy Volt Adds to Award List

As long as the Chevy Volt keeps adding to their list of awards–we will continue to keep adding to this article. Not only does the Chevy Volt hold several Car of the Year Awards, that are not specific to green category cars, but all cars in general, so the fact that the awards were won [Continue]

PlanetSolar Breaks Atlantic Speed Record and More

PlanetSolar Breaks Atlantic Speed Record and More

22 days to cross the Atlantic and also completes Gulf Stream Climate Testing along the way. PlanetSolar after recently having sailed completely around the world before powered only by solar fuel from the sun, turns around and breaks the previous Guinness World record of 26 days by 4 days. A trip of several firsts: This [Continue]

EVVÉ 2013 Conference and Trade Show

EVVÉ 2013 Conference and Trade Show

EVVÉ 2013 (October 21-23rd) is an EV Tradeshow, Conference and Exposition featuring a full technical program involving Canadian and International speakers complimented by a trade show including domestic and international EV OEM’s and suppliers. EVVÉ 2013 is to take place October 21-23rd Gatineau, Quebec Ottawa Canada. EVVÉ 2013 is the 5th [Continue]

Regenerative Shock Absorbers for EVs?

Regenerative Shock Absorbers for EVs?

All vehicles need to have suspension and shocks, so it does make sense to get something out of absorbing all that energy. Regenerative suspension could easily be a welcome addition to the currently popular Regenerative Braking for cars and trucks Two companies Levant Power and the German company ZF have joined forces to develop Regenerative [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 performance and efficiency of a motorcycle, which should be called a “carcycle” IMHO. Perhaps I’ll get credit for coining the term? Anyway what makes the C-1 unique is their patented [Continue]

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