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EVs are ‘clearly’ the future despite slow start, Renault’s Normand says

EVs are 'clearly' the future despite slow start, Renault's Normand says

Although most EV buyers are in cities or suburbs, increasing numbers of people in rural areas are choosing battery powered cars, Normand says. BARCELONA — The global market for electric vehicles has not grown as fast as Renault expected when CEO Carlos Ghosn announced a bold investment of 4 billion euros six years ago to develop the technology, said Gilles …

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Join the electric car revolution

Join the electric car revolution

A revolutionary transition in transportation has begun, namely, the electrification of nearly all modes of transportation. Norway has had an electric ferry since 2015. Boeing and Microsoft have invested in a company that plans to make hybrid electric/fossil fuel aircraft. Electric buses are more commonly seen on city streets. Production has begun on 18-wheelers powered by hydrogen fuel cells that …

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$7,800 Electric Microcar? (Coming Soon To Europe From China)

$7,800 Electric Microcar? (Coming Soon To Europe From China)

Originally published on Gas2 . While Elon Musk and Tesla start the electric car revolution from the high end of the market, Chinese company CHJ Automotive plans to start from the low end. Co-founder Kevin Shen says the company plans to introduce an ultra-compact electric car starting at around $7,800 in 2018. The company is working together with Clem, a …

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Tesla reportedly nears agreement to build a vehicle factory in China

Tesla reportedly nears agreement to build a vehicle factory in China

Tesla’s next Gigafactory could be in China, according to a report from Bloomberg . The electric car maker is in talks to build its vehicles in the country for the first time, and it’s nearing an agreement with the city of Shanghai to construct the manufacturing facility in a nearby industrial development zone. The final details of the agreement are …

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Challenging The Idea That Electric Vehicles Are For The Rich

Challenging The Idea That Electric Vehicles Are For The Rich

A Portland family tests out a new pilot electric car sharing program in the Cully neighborhood. Poor people spend more of their income on gas and transportation and their neighborhoods often are more exposed to air pollution. At the EV Roadmap Conference in Portland Tuesday, experts discussed how electric cars could help on both fronts. The national conference drew more …

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Tesla commences deliveries of its electric cars in South Korea

Tesla commences deliveries of its electric cars in South Korea

Tesla has commenced delivers of its S 90D electric cars in South Korea and while the event was attended by family and friends of those who had ordered the cars, the event wasn’t open to local media. Tesla doesn’t hold press conferences to promote its cars and that’s the reason why the media wasn’t part of the event where the …

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State Takes Steps to Tap into $72.2M Volkswagen Settlement

State Takes Steps to Tap into $72.2M Volkswagen Settlement

Money would be used to deploy charging infrastructure for electric cars, relieve air pollution from transportation sector The state yesterday took a step to obtain $72.2 million to fund a variety of programs to curb emissions from the transportation sector, the biggest source of air pollution in New Jersey. By a 27-7 vote, the Senate approved a bill ( S-3029 …

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Volta charging stations now at Solano Town Center

Volta charging stations now at Solano Town Center

Four free charging stations for electric cars, powered by Volta, are now installed at Solano Town Center in Fairfield. Two of the stations are located near Macy’s and two are located near Buffalo Wild Wings. “We’re seeing more and more of our diners, guests and shoppers driving electric cars, and we’re thrilled to be able to provide them with free …

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Electric Car Built From Recycled Trash Beats Tesla Model S Range

Electric Car Built From Recycled Trash Beats Tesla Model S Range

Recently, a man with a homebrewed, $13,000 electric car called the Phoenix drove over 380 miles on a single charge, leaving a Tesla Model S that was along for the drive in its electron-laden dust. The man who built the car, Eric Lundgren, CEO of IT Asset Partners, says it’s a world record for road-going electric vehicle range (a Guinness …

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Hooking Electric Cars to Grid Could Power Buildings, Improve Vehicle Battery Life

Hooking Electric Cars to Grid Could Power Buildings, Improve Vehicle Battery Life

The traditional thinking on electric cars: they are hooked up to the power grid to charge, continually replenishing their advanced batteries. But reversing that flow of energy from vehicles back into the grid could not only power large buildings – it could even improve the cars’ battery life, contends a new study in the journal Energy . Taking excess energy …

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