EV 'Ambassador' Jason Bass explains why a repeal of Georgia's $5,000 income tax credit on alternative fuel vehicles, electric cars in particular, is wrong-headed and short-sighted.
When libertarian Justin Danof demanded Apple stop investing in social and environmental initiatives, Apple's Tim Cook told him where to go.
There is more to this presumed business rivalry than you might expect, from competing electric cars to photovoltaic panels.
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Researcher Proposes Improvements to Japan's First Electric Car Rental System
Cambridge PhD researcher Claire Weiller looks at Okinawa's EV rental system and suggests way to improve its public utilization and economic performance.
Using Smart Micro Grid to Charge Electric Cars From Renewable Energy Sources
Germany's Fraunhofer Institute has developed technologies and algorithms that enable it to charge its fleet of electric cars using wind energy.
Cadillac ELR Ad Proof How Far Electric Cars Have Come in America
Conservatives love it, liberals loathe it, but Think Progress' Alyssa Rosenberg sees it as a touchstone of 'how far these vehicles have come in the public imagination.'
Dissecting GM's Controversial 'The Pool' Commercial
General Motor's 'The Pool' television commercial achieved its goal: it got people talking about it. Ad Age speaks with Rogue's Craig Bierley about its impact.
When Will Solar Be Cheaper Than Grid Power?
As the cost of solar panels plummets, the prospects for centralized power grids is starting to dim. Are they the becoming the equivalent of VHS tapes and landline phones?
Global Warming Is Threat Multiplier, States Pentagon's 2014 Defense Review
The Pentagon's latest Quadrennial Defense Review again warns of the threats posed by climate change, but offers little in the way of reducing its own fossil fuel burning budget.
How Credible Is Lit Motors?
Katie Fehrenbacher loves what Danny Kim and his team are doing at LIT Motors, but is skeptical of the start-ups ability to commercialize its technology.
Renault Reveals More Plans for Its Electric Cars
While Renault EV chief Beatrice Foucher sees battery upgrade feasible, actually offering driver a car with increased range may make for sense, she tells What Car?
New Mexico Sierra Club to Continue Effort to Pass EV Tax Credit Law
New Mexico's House of Representatives approved HB 136 that would grant tax credits for buying electric vehicles, but bill stalled in State Senate.
UK Leasing Firm Launchs Electric Car Charge Card
Alphabet's credit car gives drivers of leased electric cars access to 85 percent of the public charging points in the UK.
Honda Opens New Hydrogen Fueling Station Near US HdQ
The new fast-fill station is designed to refuel vehicle storage systems at 700 bar pressures at a rate 45% faster than current technology.
Honda Planning Increased Production of Fuel Cell Electric Car
Volumes will, however, remain relatively small, reports Thomas Brachmann.
Rolls-Royces Plans Plug-In Hybrid Phantom in 3 Years
The next-generation Phantom, which will use BMW eDriv, will be priced around £450,000 to reflect the increased cost of this kind of technology
Volkswagen Testing 80kWh Lithium Battery Pack
The pack could would provide between three and four times the battery power in a given package
Solar, Grid Storage Could Be As Transformative As Oil, Gas Boom in America
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz speaks out at IHS CERAWeek conference in Houston, noting that 'widespread use of electric vehicles could reshape the development of cities...'
Life with My Solar-Powered Electric Car
Athens, Ohio resident and inventor William Beale shares his experiences driving his electric car, which replaced his old Honda.
Washington State Community Considering Electric Car Co-Op
Squamish, Washington's proposed car co-op would be unique in that it would run only electric vehicles.
Parts of Norway's Grid Being Challenged By Popular Uptake of Electric Cars
Norway's Electric Vehicle Union compares areas of its national grid with 'countries like Iran, Albania, and the worst parts of Belgium.'
Apple's Tim Cook Tells Climate Deniers to Get Out of the Stock
Apple's CEO reacted with uncharacteristic anger, according to reports, at libertarian groups demand that Apple stop investing in renewable energy.
Norway Considering Fossil Fuel Divestment
If the plan to divest from oil and gas investments, it will be a major movement that began with university students urging their schools to divest from fossil fuels.
Mahindra to Vie with Nissan In Providing Electric Cars to Bhutan
Under terms of MoU, in addition to offering its e2o electric car, Mahindra will also provide battery swap service stations, as well as 3-4,000 charging station.
If Trends Continue, Tesla's $35K Car Will Drive 200 Miles Per Charge
Writing on Venture Beat, self-professed 'Tesla fanboy' Vivek Wadhwa also goes out on a limb can predicts by early 2020's Teslas will drive themselves a 1000 miles per charge.
Will 'GigaFactory' Be State-of-the-Art or Obsolete When It Opens?
Since we know next to nothing about the chemistry Tesla plans to use in its 'gigafactory' batteries, Bruce Mulliken speculates that Musk should be watching out for aluminum air.
New Mexico Aims to Work Hard to Win Tesla 'GigaFactory,' Says Governor.
Four U.S. southwest states are in the running for Tesla's electric car battery plant: Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas.
Subaru Envisions Future Plug-In Crossover in VIZI 2 Concept
VIZI 2 mates a 1.6L boxer diesel engine to an unspecified e-drive system, supported by a lithium ion battery pack with unspecified EV-mode driving range.
Renault's New Twingo Ready for Electric Drive in 2015
Electric drive version of New Twingo supermini won't debut until 2015 to allow Renault to focus efforts on Twizy and Zoe electric models, says EV program director Beatrice Foucher.
It's Time Businesses Wise Up to Benefits of Electric Vehicles
That's the view of Andreas Atkins, head of Electric Vehicle Services, British Gas in the UK, which itself has been trialling Nissan electric vans in Britain.
Jaguar Land Rover's Ziebart Reveals E-Drive Plans for Company
Driven by tightening emissions regulations, Jaguar Land Rover will introduce hybrid and possibly electric models no later than 2025.
Five Ways Telsa's GigaFactory Is Likely to Impact the Grid
Katie Fehrenbacher considers the potential impact of the electric car maker's gigawatt battery plant: what it can and cannot do for power grid.
Review: 2014 Ford Focus EV
Kelley Blue Book review of Ford's all-electric,$36,990 Focus, which it concludes while not a 'road warrior' is a 'real car' for shorter commutes.
Federal Transit Administration May Block Purchase of BYD Buses
FTA reportedly is ready to block Long Beach Transit in California from purchasing 10 BYD k9 electric transit buses over alleged non-compliance with disadvantaged business enterprise program.
120kW Fuel Cell Generator to be Deployed Dockside In Hawaii
Housed in a 20-ft shipping container and consisting of four 30kW fuel cells, the unit is portable and designed to provide shoreside power to docked ships.
Hyundai Powers New Intrado Concept SUV with Hydrogen Fuel Cell
Range of the hydrogen-fueled electric SUV is reported up to 600 km (370+ mi.) with 0-100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration of a respectable 12.5 seconds.
Telsa's Gigawatt Battery Plant Could Consume 17 Pct of World Lithium Output
The battery plant Tesla is planning to build could require the equivalent of 15,000 tons to 25,000 tons of lithium carbonate annually at full capacity, says Goldman Sachs analyst.
JB Straubel on Tesla Literal 'Power Play'
Energy Biz's Martin Rosenberg gets the low down on Tesla's energy aspirations from CTO Jb Straubel.
Despite Winter Cold EV Sales Climb for Nissan, Toyota in February
Nissan sets record for February sales of its LEAF electric car rising 118 percent over 2013, while Toyota's Prius PHEV climbed 50%.
E-Bike Market Share Increased in Holland in 2013
While conventional bicycle sales were down 2.5%, market share of electric bicycles increased from 16% in 2012 to 19% in 2013.
Qoros Introduces eBiqe e-Bike Prototype
eBiqe offers three performance modes, highway, eco, and street which limits top speed to Euro-limit of 15 km/h.
Kia Returns to Its Roots with KEB Electric Bicycle Debut in Geneva
Korean car maker, which began business in 1944 manufacturing bicycle parts, debuts a pair of electric bicycle concepts, one developed for urbanists, the other for commuters.
Bangalore Issues Tender for Hybrid Transit Buses
50 hybrid buses are sanctioned to Indian City under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.
First All-Electric Ferry to Commence Operations in Norway As Early as Late 2014.
30-minute ferry trip between Lavik and Oppendal will be entirely electric powered and able to carry 120 cars and 360 passengers.
Electric Car Drivers Surpass 1 Billion Petroleum-Free Miles
A billion miles is equivalent to three round trips to Mars, all done without burning a drop of gasoline.
BMW's i3 Could Be the Electric Car To Convert Fossil Fuel Luddites
Mirror columnist Quentin Willson comes away impressed by BMW's all-electric i3 and thinks 'Luddite doubters... have now been permanently silenced.'
Condo Members Unwittingly Paying for Electric Car Charging
Author estimates that owners of electric cars are recharging their vehicles at the expense of other members of the condo complex.
LITO President Aims to Become 'Tesla' of Electric Motorcycles
The SORA electric motorcycle has won, notably the Red Dot Design Award and Grand Prix du design.
SORA Electric Motorcyle Debuts at Montreal Show
$48,000CAD SORA reportedly has top speed of 200 km/h and 0-to-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds.
Dubai PD Testing Electric Motorbike
Model being tested not identified in Gulf Today story, but presence of Zero Motorcycle distributor suggests this is the bike the Dubai Police are testing.
Why Do Carmakers Presume Arab Region Not Interested in Electric Cars?
Adel Murad says he knows of no consumer surveys that prove consumers in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region around the Persian Gulf.
UK Ambulance Service Testing Volvo Electric Hybrid
South East Coast Ambulance Service tests the V60 Plug In Hybrid as part of effort to operate on a mix of different fuels.
VW's Golf GTE Offers Fiesty Frugality
The 'E' in GTE stands for ‘electric’ in this plug-in hybrid that’s also a performance car.
Audi to Field Trio of R18 e-tron quattro Racers for 24 Hours of Le Mans
The hybrid-electric racers have won the last two 24 Hours of Le Mans; this year it is entering newly designed versions.
Renault Now Leads in Lowest Fleet CO2 Emissions
Addition to offering a half-dozen sub-100g CO2/km gasoline (petrol) and diesels models, from the Twingo to the New Clio, Renault's 'electric vehicle sales have also contributed significantly to the Group's low average CO2 emissions.'
Geely Acquires UK Startup Emerald Automotive
Chinese automaker acquires UK startup that plans to manufacture in Missouri plug-in hybrid commercial delivery vans with 60 miles of EV-mode range and another 400+ in hybrid mode.
Max Baumhefner's Birthday Speech on Mount Hood
NRDC's Baumhefner's remarks at the inauguration of the nation's first DC fast charger installed at a ski resort.
Why People in California Buy Electric Cars
Nearly 4,000 Californians responded to San Diego-based Center for Sustainable Energy's survey of electric and plug-in hybrid car owners.
Road Review: Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
What Cars? Deputy road test editor Vicky Parrott reviews Porsche's electric hybrid from the perspective of potential UK corporate fleets.
Walmart Ups Its Investment in Fuel Cell Industrial Vehicles
World's largest retailers orders another 1,738 hydrogen fuel cell lift trucks representing almost 40% of Plug Powers installed based of 4,500 units.
Consultancy Sees Electric Car Production Soaring in 2014
The US is expected to build 27% of the total in 2014, with automakers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa region responsible for another 40%.
Philippines Aiming for 1 Million Electric Vehicles by 2020
EV advocates see as many as 350,000 electric three-wheeled taxis and 50,000 electric jeepney shuttles deployed in the Philippines by 2020.
Nickel Foam Electrode Seen Key to Lithium-Air Batteries
Lithium-oxygen or air batteries approach the energy density of gasoline, making them a game changer if their technical problems can be solved.
Nissan LEAF Nismo RC Electric Racer to Debut at Clipsal 500
The zero-emission, purpose-built racing machine is powered by an electric motor with revolutionary lithium-ion batteries
BMW i3 Named UK Car of the Year
The BMW i3 electric car has been named as the UK Car of the Year 2014, while also scooping the best super-mini title.
Shareroller Portable Motor Electrifies Citibike
Jeff Guida packages a 750W emotor, controller and battery into a 6-7lbs portable case that uses friction to motorize bicycles.
QuaZZar Debuts e-Divine Electric Scooter
QuaZZar e-Divine scooter is powered by 3kW e-motor and at a top speed of 40 mph, the range is said to be up to 50 miles.
Flow Battery to Power QUANT e-Sportlimousine Concept
QUANT e-Sportlimousine electric concept car, a collaboration of NanoFLOWCELL and Bosch Engineering, will debut at 2014 Geneva Auto Show.
France's Mia Electric Micro-Vans Eyed for South Korean Market
Since its introduction in 2010, Mida Electric has sold 700 of its three-passenger micro vans across Europe.
Interbike, Outdoor Retailer to Host Second E-Bike Media Event
Interbike and Outdoor Retailer plan to limit the event to 25 exhibiting brands during two day media event scheduled for May 14-15 at Crystal Springs Resort in New Jersey.
Honda to Cease Fit EV Production Fall 2014
Once California ZEV program quota of 1,100 vehicles is reached sometime this fall, the company will cease further production.
Car Dealers Advised to Focus on 'Green' $avings
Fuel economy still rules in America, so car dealers wanting to sell electric-drive vehicles still need to 'lead with the wallet, follow with the heart.'
Is Battle Looming Between Buffett-Backed BYD and Tesla?
BYD not only manufactures electric-drive cars, but also batteries and solar panels, and now that Tesla is planning its gigawatt battery plant, the two will find themselves increasingly in competition.
Hawaii Tax Foundation Opposes Proposed Electric Car Tax
Proposed annual fee of $60 would be used to offset lost $140 in state and county fuel taxes that help fund road maintenance.
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