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02 Sep 2014 - When Bill Carter poisoned himself with lead and arsenic by eating fresh vegetables from his backyard garden in the old copper mining town of Bisbee, Arizona, he set out on a investigative journey to learn more about the 'metal that runs the world.'


Eva Hakansson Dube not only sets the speed record for electric motorcycles at 241 mph - passing Lightning Motorcycles own 218 mph record - but the sidecar-based EV also proves the fastest vehicle at Bonneville Salt Flats.


Steve Stollman

Steve Stollman


For over 150 years of the industrial revolution, bigger has always been better, but in the 21st century figuring out how to downscale will be the most daunting challenge mankind will face.

Jim Stack

Jim Stack


Just about every automaker has a 100% electric. A few don't . Will they change ? Will they fail? We will see.

Joshua Levin

Joshua Levin


The U.S. Department of Defense has twin programs that pays small businesses to do research. The current set of topics will be open for proposals from September 22 through the wee hours of Wednesday, October 22. For those American readers of EVWorld who are engaged in such research, this is an opportunity to advance their activities.


How the Motor Car Saved the City

Eric Morris essay chronicles how the invention of the automobile in the late 1890s spared the world's growing cities from drowning in a tsunami of horse manure and urine.


20 Total Articles for Week of 31-Aug-14 to 06-Sep-14

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London Buses To Be Recharged Wirelessly During Stops
Six special Enviro400H E400 hybrid buses will be equipped with wireless charging systems along London Route 60 between Canning Town and Walthamstow.
Total Page Views: 61

Used Tires Converted Into Nanocarbon for Use in Lithium-Ion Batteries
Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated 100 recharge cycles of experimental battery cells based on cathodes coated nanoporous carbon made from recycled automotive tires
Total Page Views: 36

Fuel Cells and Batteries: Two Sides of the Same Coin
The arguments for or against batteries and fuel cells may be irrelevant, writes Hydrogen Fuel Cell News, if they are 'both able to bring about a new era of clean transportation within the relatively near future.'
Total Page Views: 45

Five States' High-Stakes Poker Game to Win Tesla's 'Gigafactory'
Nevada, California, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico legislatures have passed tax breaks, promised worker-training funds or proposed shelving environmental regulations that could slow the factory's construction.
Total Page Views: 45

The Significance of Tesla's Gigawatt Battery Factory
Jennifer Zhang considers the implications of Tesla's 'Gigafactory' in comparison to other carmakers like Nissan.
Total Page Views: 55

The Partnership of Electric Cars and Energy Storage Paving Way to Cleaner Energy Future
Now more than two decades into the introduction of modern electric cars, the utility industry is starting to throw its support behind them and their grid storage capacity.
Total Page Views: 43

World on Verge of Electric Car Battery Breakthrough
Tesla 'Gigawatt' factory may be the breakthrough in electric car battery cost reduction we've been looking for to help make EVs more affordable.
Total Page Views: 84

Missouri Researchers Develop Process to Introduce Affordable Germanium Nanowires Into Lithium Batteries
Higher conductivity of germanium nanowires makes them superior to silicon, but high production cost has restricted their use. Missouri University of Science and Technology process cold change that.
Total Page Views: 55

Is Graphene the Answer to Our Electric Car Prayers?
Stephen Edelstein speculates that Tesla is considering using graphene in its next generation of batteries, which has the potential of delivering a range of 500 miles per charge.
Total Page Views: 199


Oil Industry Starting to Look 'Peaky' to At Least One Conservative
The history of energy price forecasts is riddled with missed guesses from both the 'peak oil' proponents and their critics.
Total Page Views: 148

Mahindra Reva Offers Premium Edition of e2o Electric Car
Range of the e2o premium now has increased range to 120 km (75 mi), as well as ability to use additional 8 km of emergency driving range.
Total Page Views: 416

Kandi, BYD Shares Rise on Proposes China Gov't Investment in Electric Car Charging Network
A proposed 100 billion yuan ($16 billion) support for the electric-car industry forms part of Premier Li Keqiang’s push to rein in pollution in China.
Total Page Views: 294

China Proposes Investing $16 Billion in Electric Car Charging Infrastructure
Exact details on the program are expected to be announced shortly.
Total Page Views: 296

California Law Now Requires Rental Property Owners to Allow Installation of EVSE
AB-2565 will allow tenants to request, in writing, to install an electric car charging station (EVSE) and if a number of conditions are met the landlord is require to allow the charging station installation.
Total Page Views: 292

Gilroy School District Deploys Solar-Fueled Electric School Bus
The Adomani-converted 50-passenger Blue Bird, type-D school bus has sufficient range per charge to meet the Gilroy Unified School District's 22-mile route.
Total Page Views: 369

VARTA-Microbattery, Höganäs AB Develop E-Bike Drive System
The combination of VARTA Microbattery and Höganäs AB Eclino drive system offers proportional electric assist for commuting, exercising, running errands, shopping, and leisure.
Total Page Views: 2260

Formula E Racing to Showcase Qualcomm HALO Wireless Charging
Four BMW i-Series electric cars, which will be used as safety vehicles, have been fitted with FIA approved magnetic inductive receivers that enable plug-less recharging of the car's batteries.
Total Page Views: 896

Electric Mountain Bikes Present Opportunities and Challenges for IMBA
Panel convened by International Mountain Bicycling Association discusses the implications of the introduction of electric mountain bikes and how to get in front of the issues they present.
Total Page Views: 489

GM Wants to Put 19,000 of R&D Employees on Bicycles
The Zagster-operated bike share system on GM's Warren Research Campus will offer employees who sign up an alternative to walking, driving or using a shuttle bus system.
Total Page Views: 292

E-Bikes the Center of Attraction at Eurobike Show in Germany
Showgoers to the 23rd annual Eurobike are able to test ride a plethora of electric city and cargo bikes, electric trikes, as well as even an electric unicycle.
Total Page Views: 318

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