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1 min ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

Try out a plug-in car, for free

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.


Related Topix: BMW i3, Hatchback, BMW, World News, Germany, Auto Dealers, August, CA, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Chevrolet

1 hr ago | The White Plains Daily Voice

White Plains Adds 10 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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.


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8 hrs ago | Big Bug News

Cordes Lakes Shell station gets Tesla chargers

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.


Related Topix: Cordes Lakes, AZ, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet, us Travel, Travel, Quartzsite, AZ, Yuma, AZ

9 hrs ago |

Global Wireless Car Charging Market Outlook And Forecast 2013-2019

The 2013 study has 260 pages, 72 tables and figures. Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as wireless car charging pads permit users to charge the electric auto without disconnecting/reconnecting cables.


Related Topix: Strategy, Electronic, Electric Vehicle, Hybrid, Hatchback, Chevrolet

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Global electric taxi market revenue growth strongest in the low-cost...

Some of the major countries witnessing a strong demand for electric taxis are China, the Philippines, and India. These countries are witnessing growing demand for micro electric taxis, which come in the form of e-rickshaws in India or e-trikes in Philippines.


Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Drive Electric Week designed to spark interest in plug-in and hybrid vehicles

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.


Related Topix: Cadillac, Coupe, Cadillac ELR, Electric Vehicle, Hybrid, Hatchback, Chevrolet, Ford C-Max Energi, Wagon, Ford, Nissan Leaf, Nissan, Porsche, Porsche Panamera, Sedan, BMW, BMW i3


Guest Opinion: Alt-Fuel Vehicles Remain Uncompetitive

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.


Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet, Coupe, Toyota Prius, Toyota, Sedan, Opinion

Investor's Business Daily

How Gentherm Could Make Electric Cars Go Farther

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.


Related Topix: Tesla Model S, Sedan, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet

Hispanic Business

Get electrified at third annual electric car celebration at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

If you've ever awoken after a restful night's sleep, gently opening your eyes to a new day with a smile on your face, you'll have an idea of what it's like behind the wheel of an electric car that will start your day's journey with a smooth, seamless ride. Those interested can find out what the electric car experience is all about and dispel the mythology of them being a glorified golf cart Saturday at and Aquarium during the "Electrify the Island" celebration as part of National Drive Electric Week.


Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet, Tesla Model S, Sedan

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Driving on Sunshine

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.


Related Topix: Solar Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative Energy, Electric Vehicle, Hybrid, Hatchback, Chevrolet, Toyota Camry, Coupe, Wagon, Toyota, Sedan

Seeking Alpha

Tesla Is Not All Glitter And Glamour

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.


Related Topix: Tesla Motors, Startups, Tesla Model S, Sedan, Tesla Roadster, Convertible, Electric Vehicle, Hybrid, Hatchback, Chevrolet

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Utility customers may underwrite car chargers

Utility customers in San Diego are being asked to pay for thousands of electric-vehicle chargers at businesses and housing complexes - whether they own an electric car or not. San Diego Gas & Electric is seeking authority to build and own a major share of the electric car charging network in southwestern California.


Related Topix: Energy, San Diego Gas and Electric, August, CA, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet

Thu Sep 11, 2014


Report: Tesla Model X reservations 20,000 strong and counting

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.


Related Topix: SUV, Tesla Model X, Tesla Model S, Sedan, Fremont, CA, Hatchback, Electric Vehicle, Hybrid, Chevrolet


Life With A Chevy Volt, Tesla Gigafactory Cost, Improvised Electric-Car Charging: Today's Car News

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.


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Here are the Colorad locations for National Drive Electric Week, September 15-21

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.


Related Topix: Porsche, Hybrid, Porsche Panamera, Sedan, BMW i3, Hatchback, BMW, Wagon, Electric Vehicle, Ford, Ford C-Max, Chevrolet, Nissan Leaf, Nissan

The Electric car is coming into its' own

The Drive Electric Event came to the Forney Museum today with an array of automobiles that would have been unimaginable just three short years ago. Present for members of RMAP to discuss and drive were brand new models of the Cadillac ELR, Nissan Leaf, Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell, BMW i3, Ford Fusion Energi and a Porsche Panamera S ehybrid plus a conversion to full electric of a Subaru.


Related Topix: Cadillac, Coupe, Cadillac ELR, Hatchback, Mercedes-Benz B-Class, Mercedes-Benz, Sedan, BMW, BMW i3, Ford Fusion Energi, Ford, Porsche, Hybrid, Porsche Panamera, Electric Vehicle, Chevrolet

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Competition of Li-ion batteries, the EV industry standard

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.


Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Laptops/Notebooks, Chemistry, Science, Hatchback, Chevrolet

NewsTalk 1530 KFBK

California Hits Electric Car Milestone

"That was when the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf launched in the California market, and we've been keeping track on a monthly basis ever since," Christine Kehoe with the California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative said.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet, Nissan Leaf, Nissan

Wed Sep 03, 2014


Electric, hybrid cars stall as new-car sales surge

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 The leveling off comes as surprise.


Related Topix: Auto Dealers, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet

Motor Trend

GM August 2014 Sales Fall 1 Percent, Passenger Cars Struggle

Decreasing by 1.2 percent compared to last August, General Motors' August 2014 sales slipped to 272,423 vehicles sold.


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