BATTERY FIRES & FUEL CELL FUTURES
07 Dec 2013 - Two part EV World Dialogue interview with Cornell University's Dr.Paul Mutolo about the recent spate of Tesla Model S battery fires, as well as the state-of-the-art of hydrogen fuel cells.
Portland State University's John McArthur reveals the result of a recently conducted study in the adoption of electric bicycles.
62 Total Articles for Week of 16-Jun-13 to 22-Jun-13
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China Reportedly Shifting Electric Car Incentives to R&D
The government of China plans to phase out direct financial incentives to consumers for the purchase of electric vehicles and will focus instead of supporting research and development.
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Consumer Reports Rides 'Blazingly Quick' Zero Motorcycles
Respected consumer testing organization looks at Zero Electric Motorcycle four years late and finds them 'mature and well thought out.'
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Nissan Announces $100/mo Battery Replacement Plan
John Voelcker reports on what is currently known about Nissan's plan to offer LEAF owners the opportunity to have their battery replaced in the event of loss of capacity.
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Tesla Model S: Practically Perfect
Will Oremus reports for Slate on his road trip with Tesla's Model S find it 'practically perfect'... and this was before Tesla demonstrated its 90-second battery swapping system on June 20, 2013
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Simplistic Cost Analysis Undervalues Pay-off of Hybrids
Michael E. Kraft argues that taking into consideration improved air quality and reduced greenhouse gas emission, hybrids are 'a better buy'.
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New Accord Hybrid Earns 47 MPG Combined Rating
"Resurrected' Accord Hybrid is expected to get an EPA rating of 49/45/47 mpg in combined city/highway driving.
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Use of BYD Chargers In Hong Kong Temporarily Halted
One of 13 chargers deployed in Hong Kong for use by electric taxes started smoking due to unknown cause(s).
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German, Japanese Firms to Collaborate on Electric Car Batteries
Bosch, Mitsubishi and GS Yuasa form joint venture to boost the capacity of lithium-ion batteries to enable electric cars to travel about 400 kilometers (249 miles) once charged.
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Nissan Pulls Cover Off New DeltaWing Hybrid Le Mans Racer
The DeltaWing ZEOD is able to switch between electric and ICE power as desired and has been invited to compete in the Garage 56 slot n 2014.
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EVELO Electric Bicycles Offer 'Green' Transportation Alternative
Tech Cocktail dialogue with Evelo CEO Boris Modkovich on his electric bicycle company.
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Ford C-Max Hybrid Ranks Last in JD Power Initial Quality Study
Ford's C-Max had 222 manufacturing flubs or design flaws per 100 vehicles in the survey, nearly twice the industry average of 113.
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Maryland Scientists Explore Using Wood Fibers in Sodium Battery
Scientists find that the wood fibers are supple enough to act as a mechanical buffer to ebb and flow of sodium ions.
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Pre-Owned Plug-In Vehicle Values See 30% Drop
Steep depreciation attributable to few consumers willing to purchase a credit-ineligible, used plug-in electric vehicle for more than they would pay for a new one, less the federal tax credit.
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Major China Car Dealership To Sell Denza EV Brand
Denza electric cars are a collaboration between BYD and Daimler AG.
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Tesla Reportedly Planning Battery Swap Demonstration
Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweets that company may adopt battery swapping to reduce charge time in less than required for a gasoline vehicle.
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Time to Level Playing Field Between Electric and Gasoline Cars
Pew Charitable Trusts' director of clean energy Phyllis Cuttino calls for greater effort by the federal government to assist in the spread of electric vehicles.
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EADS, Siemens to Collaborate on Electric Drive for Jetliners
Long-term research partnership to develop new electric propulsion systems to help airlines lower their fuel bills and improve environmental performance.
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E-Fan Electric Airplane Readies for Aerobatics
Pair of 250 volt, 40 amp-hour multi-cell lithium ion battery packs in each wing root give the plane a maximum aerobatic endurance of 30 minutes.
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BYD Completes Electric Bus Test in Warsaw
BYD e6 electric bus worked the Polish capital's Route 222, running through some of Warsaw's main streets.
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Volvo, Alstom Build Electric Vehicle Roadbed
Quarter-mile track has two power line embedded for transmitting power to electric vehicles.
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Tesla Issues Voluntary Recall on Some Model S Electric Sedans
Official notice from Tesla CEO Elon Musk announcing recall for possible weak mounting bracket on left hand latch of second row seat on cars built between May 10, 2013 and June 8, 2013.
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Rhode Island Builds 50-Charge Station Network
The first charging station is at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI with others scheduled to be installed by ChargePoint by Sept. 30
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Falling Electric Car Prices Driving Surge in Demand
Nissan's aggressive price cutting on the LEAF has spurred competitors to follow suite and suddenly demand for electric car is outpacing supply, write Brad Tuttle for Time.
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Navigant Sees Annual Sales of 3 Million Plug-In Vehicles By 2020
Factors driving adoption will include rising fuel prices, falling vehicle prices, and expanding model availability.
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Sierra Club Offers Guide to Greenest Electric Hybrids
Online guide of current batch of plug-in hybrids in America gives the Chevrolet Volt the most 'leaves' in its rating system.
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AgustaWestland Creates Electric Tilt Rotor UAV
Project Zero is an unmanned tilt-rotor aircraft that is entirely electric, but may eventually be equipped with diesel-electric hybrid power plant.
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Tesla Model S: 100 Million Panasonic Lithium-Ion Cells... and Counting
Panasonic announces that by the end of June 2013 it will have shipped more than 100 million of its automotive-grade lithium-ion battery cells for use in Tesla Model S.
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Volvo Electric Bus Key to New ElectriCity Route
Powered by renewable energy, the electric buses are to run between Johanneberg Science Park adjacent to Chalmers and Lindholmen Science Park in Hisingen starting in 2015.
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Jetliner Electric Taxiing Demonstrated at Paris Air Show
New electric-drive system integrated into short and medium range commercial jetliners could save up to 600 kg (1,322 lbs) of jet fuel, while also reducing ground-level air pollution.
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Will Cars Become the 'Cigarettes' of the Future?
Visionary architect and the father of Curitiba's much-emulated Bus Rapid Transit system sees cars in cities as someday being viewed the same way we look at cigarette smokers.
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Electric Bikes Face Rough Legal Ride in New York
New York City measures tighten the definition of e-bikes and very clearly target one class of e-bike riders: commercial users who consist primarily of food delivery bikers.
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French Rail Offers Free Electric Car Transport Between Paris and Nice
Partnership between Nissan and SNCF means European LEAF drivers planning to go to the south of France for their vacation can take their LEAF for free.
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Hybrids Better Choice for City Drivers, CMU Study Finds
Carnegie Mellon University study finds hybrid and plug-in vehicles will do the most good at the lowest cost if adopted by drivers who spend a lot of time in traffic.
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Tel Aviv-Jaffa to Test 25 Electric Scooters
Electric scooters will be tested to judge their effectiveness with goal being possible replacement of municipality's fleet of 300 gas-powered models.
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Will Getting Governor Behind Wheel of Model S Help Telsa's Case?
Tesla Motors Inc latest strategy to sell cars in North Carolina is to give Governor Pat McCrory a test drive.
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Electromobile City Scooter Offers Comfort, Safety
Fraunhofer Institute-developed three-wheeled electric scooter designed for riders who may be uncomfortable operating conventional two-wheeled models.
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Quebec, Vermont Builds Electric Car Charging Corridor
The 138 mile corridor which includes I-89 and Highway A-10, Rte 104 and Rte 133, is expected to open this fall.
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How Long Can Electric Cars Survive Unprofitability?
Chicago Tribune writer Robert Duffer asks how long it will be until carmakers 'pull the plug? on unprofitable electric models?
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Lightning Electric Motorcycle Proves Faster Than Gas Bikes
Two-time Pikes Peak champion racer Carlin Dunne sets fastest time every recorded for a motorcycle riding Lightning Electric Superbike on 19.99 km Pikes Peak practice run.
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Solar Plane Lands In Washington DC
Solar Impulse flew from St. Louise to Washington in nearly 30 hours of flying over two days.
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LEAF Electric Car Helping Improve Nissan Public Image
Nissan was ranked fifth place overall out of 50 brands in 3rd annual Best Global Green Brands report.
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E-Fan Electric Airplane Debuts at Paris Air Show
European aviation giant EADS demonstrates E-Star hybrid airplane and shows off mockup of all-electric E-Fan two-seater.
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PC-Aero Unveils Elektra Twin Aircraft
Six-place, solar-assisted transport aircraft could see certification in 10 years.
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Honda Brings Kushi E-Bike to UK Market
Single-speed electric bike is powered by lead-acid battery and sells for £695, less than half the price of many e-bikes on the market.
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Bristol Harbor Ferry Showcases Hydrogen Fuel Cell Propulsion System
Built by Bristol Hydrogen Boats, the 11 metre long steel-hulled ferry is currently currently undergoing a six-month trial to test.
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'Are Electric Cars Environmentally Responsible?' Debate Continues
The overall verdict seems to be that electric cars are eco-friendly, but perhaps not as eco-friendly as the marketing would suggest, writes Steeve Hood.
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Competing Fast Charge Technologies Raise Compatibility Issues for US Electric Car Drivers
Where Nissan favors its Japan-developed CHAdeMO DC fast charge system, GM and BMW have thrown their support behind 'Combo' Fast Charge.
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Montreal Launches Electric Carshare
Some 20 Nissan LEAF electric cars will be available Montreal’s Plateau Mont-Royal district, is the first of its kind in Canada.
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Tesla's Ultimate Goal: An Affordable Electric Car
Boston Globe reporter Hiawatha Bray interviews Diarmuid O’Connell, vice president, business development, Tesla Motors Inc.
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24 Hours at LeMans Can Benefit Road Cars
Toyota and Audi are again expected to dominate the 90th running of the 24 Hours at LeMans endurance race, competing with different hybrid technologies.
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Million Dollar McLaren Electric Hybrid Nearly Sold Out In UAE
McLaren plans to only build 400 of the $1.2 million machines and nearly all of the 20 allocated to dealers in the United Arab Emirates have been sold prior to delivery.
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My Road to Buying a Nissan LEAF Electric Car
Dr. Ellen Franconi shares her experience of weighing the pros and cons of replacing her aging Subaru Forester with Nissan's LEAF all-electric car.
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The Exciting Slide in Electric Car Prices
The same thing that happened with flatscreen high-def televisions appears to be happening now with electric cars: prices are coming down.
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Demand for Honda Fit EV Exceeds Supply
Honda's attractive lease, dropping price from $389/month to $259/month caused the company move 144 units the first two weeks of June alone, leading to shortage and compelling company to offer apology and promise more are coming.
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Millennials Key to 'Peak Cars' Trend
Navigant Research examines factors governing slumping auto sales in America.
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Cost of Ownership for Hybrid, EVs Comparable to ICE-age Models
EPRI study compares the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf with gasoline-fueled cars that reflect average costs for different makes and models.
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CAFE Might Need Only 1-3 Pct EVs, But CARB Rules May Call the Shots
Jeff Cobb analyzes comments by officials during recent Consumer Reports panel that suggests fewer electric cars may be needed to meet new 54.5 MPG CAFE standard.
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Can Israel's 'Captain Sunshine' Save Better Place?
Better Place car owners in Israel have now formed an association to join with Yosef Abramowitz, aka Captain Sunshine, and bid for the company's assets.
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50+ BYD e6 Electric Cars Arrive in Britain
The all-electric cars, which are primarily used as taxis in China, will be put into fleet operations.
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Boosting Lith-Ion Batteries with Graphene Nano-Ribbons
Rice University's Dr. James Tour continues his work on using 'unzipped' graphene nanoribbons to improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries.
Total Page Views: 2179
20-Minute Fast Charges Coming By Year's End
DC Combo quick charge is viewed as 'game changer' enabling an electric car to be charged to 80% of battery capacity in time it takes to order and sip a venti-sized caramel macchiato.
Total Page Views: 2346
Better Place: A Success That Hasn't Yet Reached Its Goal
Sagi Melamed looks at the collapse of the Better Place electric car network in the context of what it achieved.
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