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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 driverless car technology, The Tesla model S and the need for more electric cars to help clean up the air pollution in China. Interesting fact from [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]

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 technical analysis for stock charting/trading purposes will no doubt agree that the 3rd wave is also not only the most significant in terms of trends, but it’s the largest as well.  It is currently [Continue]

Clever EV PSAs Produced by Plug In America

Clever EV PSAs Produced by Plug In America

Plug In America was able to produce a series of seven fairly clever (and funny) low budget Public Service Announcements in support of Electric Cars, that deserved much more attention than they received at the time of their original release back in 2010. With the help of about 50 volunteers and about $6000 to pay [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 its energy use and reliance on fossil fuels as part of a Presidential Memorandum, which was signed May 24, 2011, titled Federal [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]

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 100 MPH.  Brammo is making news again for offering retail customers incentives as some Federal EV tax incentives have recently expired: 2013 Empulse R ($2,000), Empulse ($2,000) [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 this service at 800 of their locations. However, by the end of 2013 less than half that number had been installed. EV drivers were first able to top [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 Corp. Pure electric battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are catching on even faster than hybrids did historically, which hints at an even brighter [Continue]

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