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Renewable energy needed to drive uptake of electric vehicles - Phys.Org

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 9:21pm

Phys.Org

Renewable energy needed to drive uptake of electric vehicles
Phys.Org
In a newly published study titled Consumer purchase intentions for electric vehicles: Is green more important than price and range? Dr Degirmenci found environmental performance was in fact an even stronger predictor of purchase intention over price ...

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Hertfordshire's electric vehicle charging points now 'pay to use' - Hertfordshire Mercury

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 9:07pm

Hertfordshire Mercury

Hertfordshire's electric vehicle charging points now 'pay to use'
Hertfordshire Mercury
Drivers who use Hertfordshire County Council's electric vehicle charging points will now have to pay to charge their cars. Fees came into action on Saturday (April 1) as the Source East free-to-use charging network, which was set up in 2011, is unable ...

How electric cars could save Australia's grid - GreenBiz

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 7:12pm

GreenBiz

How electric cars could save Australia's grid
GreenBiz
A key question amid the consternation over the current state of Australia's east coast energy market has been how much renewable energy capacity to build, and how fast. But help could be at hand from a surprising source: electric vehicles. By ...

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'Smart lampposts' could be on the way as electric vehicle charge points approved - The Oxford Times

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 5:20pm

The Oxford Times

'Smart lampposts' could be on the way as electric vehicle charge points approved
The Oxford Times
THE first wave of new electric vehicle charging points across Oxford have been approved by transport bosses, with the first set to arrive within months. David Nimmo Smith, cabinet member of Oxfordshire County Council, hailed the technology as 'the ...

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'Smart lampposts' could be on the way as electric vehicle charge points approved - Oxford Mail

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 5:20pm

Oxford Mail

'Smart lampposts' could be on the way as electric vehicle charge points approved
Oxford Mail
THE first wave of new electric vehicle charging points across Oxford have been approved by transport bosses, with the first set to arrive within months. David Nimmo Smith, cabinet member of Oxfordshire County Council, hailed the technology as 'the ...

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Nine out of 10 Swedes would consider buying an electric car - The Local Sweden

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 4:55pm

The Local Sweden

Nine out of 10 Swedes would consider buying an electric car
The Local Sweden
The results of the survey by electricity comparison site Elskling aren't a surprise to the editor of Swedish electric car newspaper Elbilen. But there are still few Swedes who actually own an electric vehicle at the moment – only one percent of households.

Big BC Liberal donor administers $46 million in provincial electric car incentives - Vancouver Sun

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 8:40am

Vancouver Sun

Big BC Liberal donor administers $46 million in provincial electric car incentives
Vancouver Sun
One of the B.C. Liberal party's top donors, the New Car Dealers Association, has overseen millions of dollars in B.C. government electric car incentives since 2011. It's an unusual arrangement. Normally B.C. government transfers go to health ...

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New York Governor Launches $70 Million Electric Car Rebate & Outreach Initiative - CleanTechnica

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 6:01am

New York Governor Launches $70 Million Electric Car Rebate & Outreach Initiative
CleanTechnica
The governor of New York State, Andrew M Cuomo, recently launched a new $70 million electric vehicle rebate and outreach program, intended to support and spur the adoption of the technology and thereby reduce regional air pollution. The new electric ...

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Oil industry mulls its long-term fate as electric cars set to take over - Financial Post

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 5:45am

Financial Post

Oil industry mulls its long-term fate as electric cars set to take over
Financial Post
CALGARY – Canada's energy industry gathered at a petroleum museum Monday to consider how electric cars threaten oil, the country's biggest export, especially if battery-powered cars make up 50 per cent of vehicles on the road by 2050 as projected.

Why Chevrolet Bolt, 238-mile all-electric car, isn't selling well - The Mercury News

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 4:11am

The Mercury News

Why Chevrolet Bolt, 238-mile all-electric car, isn't selling well
The Mercury News
The Chevrolet Bolt EV, touted as a game-changer for the electric-vehicle industry, is struggling to leave dealer showrooms in California, with reports of inventories backing up despite urging by state environmental regulators to boost sales. In ...
Plug-in electric car sales for Mar: Leaf beats Bolt EV, plug-in hybrids beat electricsGreen Car Reports

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Riding in prototype autonomous Nissan Leaf electric car: what it's like (video) - Green Car Reports

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 12:04am

Green Car Reports

Riding in prototype autonomous Nissan Leaf electric car: what it's like (video)
Green Car Reports
It's been a vision of the future for decades now: self-driving cars that let you get in, specify your destination, and then curl up for a bit more sleep, waking when you arrive. That kind of anywhere-any-time autonomy remains some years in the future ...

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EVs Are Dangerously Quiet. Here's What They Could Sound Like - WIRED

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 11:09pm

WIRED

EVs Are Dangerously Quiet. Here's What They Could Sound Like
WIRED
The rumble of a car's internal combustion engine is so pervasive few people even notice it anymore. Now consider what cities might sound like in the not-too-distant future when they teem with electric vehicles. The streets will be quiet—too quiet. And ...

Minnesota lawmakers propose new electric vehicle fees - Utility Dive

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 11:07pm

Minnesota lawmakers propose new electric vehicle fees
Utility Dive
Lawmakers in Minnesota's House and Senate have introduced bills that would impose new fees on drivers of electric vehicles, from $75 to $85 annually to make up for lost gas tax revenues. While EV advocates argue EV drivers already pay more than their ...

SUVs & Crossovers: Key To The Next Wave of US Electric Vehicle ... - CleanTechnica

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 8:48pm

CleanTechnica

SUVs & Crossovers: Key To The Next Wave of US Electric Vehicle ...
CleanTechnica
Many electric vehicle advocates like to chastise American auto buyers for their love of pickup trucks, SUVs, and crossovers, but like it or not, the growing ...

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Elon Musk's Tesla delivers new record of 25000 electric vehicles in first quarter - The Independent

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 6:15pm

The Independent

Elon Musk's Tesla delivers new record of 25000 electric vehicles in first quarter
The Independent
Tesla, the US luxury electric car maker, said on Sunday first-quarter vehicle deliveries jumped 69 percent from a year ago to a quarterly record of 25,000 vehicles, bouncing back from delays in the previous quarter. The company said of the total ...
Tesla vehicle deliveries up in first quarterSky News Australia
The Cost of a Tesla Is About to Rocket in Hong KongBloomberg
Tesla Reports Jump in Vehicle Production but Aims for Much MoreNew York Times
Barron's (blog) -NBCNews.com -Tesla Motors -Bloomberg
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Polycarbonate blend ideal for electric vehicle charging stations - Plastics Today

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 5:52pm

Polycarbonate blend ideal for electric vehicle charging stations
Plastics Today
Government regulations and consumer demand, driven by a desire to reduce carbon emissions, have pushed automakers to develop plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicles. A new study by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) forecasts that sales of electric ...

The Electric Car Acceleration Obsession Is Stupid And Useless And Grow Up Already - Gizmodo Australia

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 4:30pm

Gizmodo Australia

The Electric Car Acceleration Obsession Is Stupid And Useless And Grow Up Already
Gizmodo Australia
When Faraday Future showed off their FF 91 at CES earlier this year, there was really only one number they cared about: 2.39. That's got nothing to do with the car's range or anything like that. It's how many seconds it takes to get to 60mph from a ...

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Ontario trumps Quebec in race for wasteful electric-car subsidies - The Globe and Mail

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 5:57am

Ontario trumps Quebec in race for wasteful electric-car subsidies
The Globe and Mail
Ontario has just trumped Quebec in designing and implementing an extraordinarily wasteful electric-vehicle (EV) subsidy policy. As of January, 2017, certain battery-powered vehicles qualify for purchase subsidies of up to $14,000. This follows hard on ...

Govt explores smaller batteries as it aims to make electric bus travel cheaper - Livemint

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 4:31am

Livemint

Govt explores smaller batteries as it aims to make electric bus travel cheaper
Livemint
The government is expecting electric vehicle (EV) prices to drop over the next five years and trigger a shift from internal-combustion vehicles to EVs. The government's assumption is based on the premise that for intra-city buses, the battery size can ...

Tesla Model X electric car vs Toyota Mirai fuel-cell car: CA road trip - Green Car Reports

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 12:41am

Green Car Reports

Tesla Model X electric car vs Toyota Mirai fuel-cell car: CA road trip
Green Car Reports
The ability to travel long distances has long been a distinguishing feature of Tesla's luxury electric cars, whose Supercharger fast-charging network now offers ...
Tesla Model 3 Test Track Video (#CleanTechnica Exclusive From ...CleanTechnica

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