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Tesla Lays Out EU Game Plan

Published on March 11th, 2013 | by

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Tesla is quickly becoming the hottest electric vehicle company on the planet, or even the hottest car company on the planet. Its overall game plan seems impeccable. As a portion of that, it has just rolled out its European game plan. More on that below: Tesla Lays Out European Game Plan At Geneva Auto Show […] read more

February 2013 Green Car Sales 15% Higher Than February 2012 Green Car Sales

Published on March 11th, 2013 | by

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And that’s the bad news. Apparently, 48,364 green cars (primarily hybrid and electric vehicles, but also green-ish diesels) were sold in the US in February 2013 (est.), 15% more than the 41,933 green cars sold in February 2012. While that does obviously mean that sales increased, it also means that the growth decreased — there […] read more

Zero Motorcycles Unleashes Electric Motorcycle Smartphone App

Published on March 5th, 2013 | by

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Zero Motorcycles and Brammo have actually made me possibly, one day, maybe, perhaps want to sit on a motorcycle. Zero Motorcycles recently started rolling out its 2013 lineup, but it has taken a little while longer to unleash what everyone has really been waiting for — smartphone apps for its electric bike owners. An iOS […] read more

2013 Nissan Leaf Range Gets 15% Boost In Europe, Price Drop

Published on March 3rd, 2013 | by

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The UK-produced Nissan Leaf is reportedly getting a bit of a performance boost. The 2012 Japan-produced Leaf got a very respectable 109 miles of range (on a single charge). However, the 2013 UK-produced Leaf will get 124 miles of range. The improvements come from a few separate improvements in the technology and design of the […] read more

February Volt & Leaf Sales Up

Published on March 3rd, 2013 | by

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While there are now about a dozen plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) on the market in the U.S., the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf are still the clear leaders in sales. They are also sort of like the Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston of EVs — they’re celebrities in the EV world, and we read and […] read more

GM: 20% More Plug-In Hybrid Production In 2013

Published on March 3rd, 2013 | by

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GM, like most of us, see sales of plug-in electric vehicles increasing in the years to come. Of course, in GM’s case, its prize car is the Chevy Volt. However, it’s also rolling out the Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) soon. GM recently reported that it sees its PHEV sales picking up enough […] read more

Honda Fit EV Gets Chosen For Portland Zipcar Fleet

Published on March 1st, 2013 | by

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The highly efficient, 100% electric Honda Fit EV just recently made its debut on the U.S. East Coast. Now, news is that it has also made it into Zipcar’s Portland carsharing fleet. Zipcar’s Honda Fit EVs, to start with, are only available Portland State University (PSU). They come with charging stations courtesy of ECOtality. Additionally, Zipcar customers […] read more

High School Senior Looking For Funds To Turn Pickup Truck Into EV

Published on February 25th, 2013 | by

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I have to admit, I wasn’t up to very useful after-school projects when I was in high school. I always feel quite a bit of respect for high schoolers (or younger) who are engaged in significant projects. A young man from Oakland, California, who is turning a gas-guzzling pickup truck into an electric vehicle is […] read more

Fisker Automotive Could Go To China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group

Published on February 25th, 2013 | by

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People seem to be either China haters or China lovers — or maybe it’s just those parties that are the loudest. I’ve actually got a good deal of criticism for the red giant, most especially because of its massive pollution and its plans to build a ton of coal power plants and roads. However, its […] read more

Mitsubishi Unveiling Two Concept Hybrids At 2013 Geneva International Motor Show

Published on February 23rd, 2013 | by

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Mitsubishi is going to unveil a couple of concept hybrid vehicles at the upcoming Geneva International Motor Show. The “Gran Runner” hybrid electric vehicle (or GR-HEV) and the “Compact and Advanced Technology” plug-in electric vehicle (or CA-MiEV) would follow the early lead of Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV, which was the world’s first mass-produced plug-in electric vehicle when it was […] read more

Honda Fit EV Hits East Coast

Published on February 23rd, 2013 | by

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The Honda Fit EV, the most efficient car on the market, was released on the West Coast last year (in particular, in California and Oregon). Now, it is also coming to the East Coast this month. In particular, it will be coming to select markets in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New York, and New Jersey. As […] read more

“Revolutionary” EV Charging Station — Volt Point

Published on February 23rd, 2013 | by

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Giulio Barbieri S.p.A. has announced that it is about to release what it claims is the first electric vehicle charging station that isn’t anchored to the ground but is resistant to theft and vandalism. Say who? The name of the charging station is Volt Point (which is presumably in reference to the Chevy Volt, the most […] read more

EV Sales — Important Context Often Overlooked

Published on February 23rd, 2013 | by

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Tagging onto my recent post about the fact that plug-in electric vehicle sales are actually doing quite well for this stage of their development, TreeHugger‘s Michael Graham Richard had a good post adding even more context that puts EV sales in a good light. Some of these things crossed my mind while writing the first […] read more

39% Of California EV Owners Have Solar Panels (Infographic)

Published on February 23rd, 2013 | by

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I’ve heard higher figures quoted regarding owners of specific electric vehicles, but this is the first “official” stat I’ve seen. California has more plug-in electric vehicles sold than any other state (12,000, or 35% of nationwide sales), and it’s now adding about 1,000 plug-in electric vehicles per month. A recent survey of 1,419 of these […] read more

1st Nationwide EV Fast Charging Network — In Estonia

Published on February 23rd, 2013 | by

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The first nationwide system of fast charging stations for electric vehicles has now been completed in Estonia. The nationwide system was installed in order to speed the adoption of EVs in the country, and to help reduce the country’s carbon emissions. The system consists of 165 fast chargers that were built and installed by the […] read more

Wireless Power Transmission For Transit, Trains, Harbor Freight, Etc.

Published on February 21st, 2013 | by

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A completely wireless power transmission technology capable of powering high-capacity transport (such as high-speed rail, harbor freight, and airport transportation) has been developed by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and the Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI). It is able to supply a steady and constant 60 kHz and 180 kW of […] read more