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1 min ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune
An i3 battery-powered automobile, manufactured by The Bayerische Motoren Werke AG , sits beside an electrical charging station outside the BMW manufacturing plant in Dingolfing, Germany, on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. BMW agreed to spend billions of euros increasing its orders of Samsung SDI Co.
1 hr ago | The White Plains Daily Voice
Mayor Tom Roach has announced the installation and activation of 10 additional electric vehicle charging stations in public parking garages throughout White Plains. These new installations bring the total number of publicly accessible charging stations in White Plains to 20, making the city a leader in offering this technology to the public.
8 hrs ago | Big Bug News
Cordes Lakes has joined the ranks of the Supercharger network system and added a Tesla battery charging system to its Shell station. Howard Magee, general manager for Shell/Carioca Co., said that any day now, the Tesla charging stations at the Shell station in Cordes will be up and running.
Today starts National Drive Electric Week , the event designed to promote electric and hybrid vehicles. Six different Colorado venues will host test-drives and expos, allowing drivers to see the latest in hybrid and plug-in technology.
Just how high would retail gasoline prices have to be to make the Chevy Volt competitive with basic gasoline-burning vehicles? A flex-fuel car would require a pump price of $6.90 per gallon; a Volt, $12.50, according to a Lundberg Survey report excerpted below. The report focuses only on claims that alt-fuel vehicles are cheaper to drive.
The system is more efficient than fans and liquid-filled pipes, Gentherm says. "We have a nice relationship with electric-car makers," CEO Daniel Coker told IBD, noting that the company's thermal management system is in the late stages of design.
A friend of mine in Austin with a background in solar power, completed the installation of a small solar array at his workplace. The system provides a portion of the energy the company uses for its offices and has a charging station for up to 4 vehicles.
Lately, a lot has been written about Tesla . It is easy to make a best-case scenario for Tesla, as the main underlying arguments why this automotive company is the future are plain obvious.
Those falcon wing doors appear appropriate for the Tesla Model X , as pre-orders for the battery-electric SUV are flying. That's what Gas2.0 is saying, citing various sources.
Lots of electric-car news today. We've got a recap of one owner's three years with a Chevrolet Volt, the potential cost to Nevada of hosting Tesla Motors' gigafactory, and a highly unorthodox way of charging an electric car.
The National Drive Electric Week provides drivers in Colorado the opportunity to drive electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. There is no fee and most of the vehicles listed will be available for you to sample/test drive.
Although electric vehicle sales are consistently increasing, the most expensive element for all types of EVs is the rechargeable battery, which accounts to about half of the retail cost of the car. In over a decade, there were advances in battery development, however costs remain too high and, coupled with a limited driving-range, they present an hindrance in mass adoption.
Despite a booming U.S. auto market, sales of electric and hybrid cars have stalled this year, capturing 3.6% of the market through August, slightly down from last year's 3.7% share, says research firm Edmunds.com. The leveling off comes as surprise.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 04:42 pm
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