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Wall St. Cheat Sheet
The 2015 Kia Soul EV vs. 4 New Electric Vehicles
Electric vehicle consumers don't have a ton of options. In many ways, talk about EV adoption and a shift to greener cars has been theoretical.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Official: Nissan-Dongfeng's Leaf-based Venucia e30 EV goes on sale in China
Nissan 's proverbial other shoe has dropped on the other side of the world. The Japanese automaker, along with Chinese company Dongfeng, has started selling the Venucia e30 battery-electric vehicle in the world's most populous country.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Newsbyte: SAP and Partners Seek Guinness World Record for the Longest Electric Vehicle Parade
SAP SE and partners have joined forces to attempt the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the largest parade of electric vehicles. The current record stands at 481.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
California Surpasses 100,000 Plug-in Car Sales
California sped past a major mile-marker this week - selling more than 100,000 plug-in cars since the market started in 2010, according to the California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative. Electric vehicle sales have risen steadily over the last several years - and this new milestone drives California closer to achieving Gov. Brown's goal of 1.5 million electric cars on the road by 2025.
Kia prices Soul EV at $33,700, above Leaf
The Kia Soul EV, Hyundai Motor Group's first all-electric vehicle, will cost $33,700 before shipping and government incentives when it arrives in U.S. dealerships this fall, the Korean automaker announced today. That puts the price of the funky hatchback at just above $27,000 after the addition of an $875 destination fee and the subtraction of a $7,500 federal tax credit for EV buyers.
Kia Soul EV priced at $33,700*, leases start at $249/month
Kia must have thought VW was aiming a little high when the German automaker priced its upcoming electric vehicle for the US market. Kia has just announced that the price for its new Soul EV will be $33,700 when it comes to the US later this year.
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.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
The Boulder County Business Report
Longmont adds 2 electric vehicles to its fleet
The city of Longmont added two Nissan Leaf electric vehicles to its city fleet, partially funded by grants from the Regional Air Quality Council. Longmont Power & Communications will use one of the cars and Public Works & Natural Resources will use the other car.
More Than 100K Electric Vehicles Now on California Roads
California has topped a milestone 100,000 plug-in cars sold since they were introduced there in 2010, the California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative announced Tuesday. The group said that California residents buy about 40 percent of the plug-in electric vehicles sold in the U.S., or 102,440 between December 2010 and August 2014.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
East Bay Express
Tuesday Must Reads: Berkeley-Based Annie's Organics Sells to...
Annie's is just the latest independent organics business to be gobbled up by the Big Organics industry. General Mills, which owns many organics brands, including Cascadian Farms, opposes labeling for genetically modified foods .
Mon Sep 08, 2014
The San Diego Union-Tribune
California has 100,000 plug-in cars, and counting
As of the end of August, Californians had purchased 102,440 plug-in cars, including both all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids that run on a combination of electricity and gasoline, according to figures compiled by HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm. The sales records date back to December 2010, when the all-electric Nissan Leaf and plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt were first introduced to consumers in select U.S. markets.
Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, Aug 2014: Vive Le Volt
In August, the Chevy Volt won the Canadian plug-in sales derby yet again - a category dominance that brings to mind the Ford F-150's 48-year-reign atop truck sales, in the land of the Maple Leaf. Funnily enough, it's actually the French fleur-de-lis which is responsible for these victories: Fully three-quarters of all Volts sold in Canada this year--745 of 963, or 77 percent of sales through July, based on registration data--have been sold in Quebec, despite the province only hosting one-quarter of the country's population.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Paul Tan's Automotive News
SPYSHOTS: Trailer load of Renault Zoe, for COMOS?
A trailer load of Renault Zoes has been spotted in Malaysia by reader Ng Quan Joe - could this be the first batch of cars for the COMOS EV car-sharing scheme ? Back in May , we told you about Cohesive Mobility Solution , Malaysia's first EV car-sharing programme, under which Klang Valley residents would be able to rent either a Nissan Leaf , Renault Twizy or Renault Zoe on an hourly basis. The initial aim was to have 30-40 EV units operational in KL at the time of launch , and 60 public charging stations.
Electric Cars In Ireland: How To Get To The Tipping Point?
The island is compact; it has a vibrant IT sector, a favorable policy environment, and petrol and diesel fuel each cost roughly $8 per gallon--about eight times what it costs to charge an electric car on off-peak electricity. By 2020, Ireland is expected to produce 40 percent of its electricity from renewable sources--largely wind.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Japan's bid for economy driven by women...
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's appointment of a record number of women to his cabinet highlights efforts to power the economy by boosting the female workforce -- but he faces myriad challenges turning that vision into reality. 46-year-old Chie Kobayashi, Nissan Motor's head of diversity development office, poses beside the Nissan Leaf electronic vehicle at the Nissan gallery at the company's headquarters in Yokohama, on September 2, 2014 On Wednesday, Abe gave key jobs -- including the justice ministry and oversight of the embattled nuclear power sector -- to women, who now make up more than a quarter of the 18-strong cabinet.
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
Here's How Much BMW i3 Sales Skyrocketed in August
Elon Musk may have chuckled at the i3 when it first apppeared, but BMW's little electric car is finding its audience just four months after its debut on the U.S. market. According to InsideEVs , sales of the i3 nearly tripled from July to August as it vanquished the Prius plug-in model and even outranked the Model S by the website's estimates.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Report: World's cheapest Nissan Leaf costs just $9,460
If you thought electric vehicles were expensive, head on over to Rotterdam in the Netherlands. There, you can buy a Nissan Leaf for the amazingly low price of just 7,450 euros .
How A Brothel Owner Helped Nevada Win Tesla's Gigafactory
This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important - all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Electric car sales stall as buyers back away from hybrids
Eric Damron of Tenino, Wash., charges up his Nissan Leaf electric car at Boardwalk Nissan in Redwood City on Friday, July 5, 2013. Sales of electrified vehicles in the United States have slowed dramatically in the last year, causing concern that the emerging technology has lost its charge.
Recharge Wrap-up: No Tesla Gigafactory deal with California, BMW i3 recalled
Before the Nevada announcement was hinted at , a deal to incentivize a Tesla Gigafactory in California fell through. Tesla was looking for around $500 million in incentives, which the California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development was willing to offer in tax breaks along with making the permit and environmental processes easier.