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Polaris Updates GEM Low-Speed Electric Vehicles

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The company GEM has specialized in small, low-speed electric vehicles for more than 15 years; at one point during its life it was even owned by Chrysler. neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars Polaris

Poll: Consumer Interest In Electric Vehicles Stagnating?

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Today you’re far more likely to see an all-electric vehicle like the Nissan Leaf or Tesla Model S on your way to work or to the store, versus just a couple of years ago. Hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and full battery-electric. That much is almost certainly true. surveys EVs Poll

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Xtrac introduces Integrated Lightweight Electric Vehicle (ILEV) transmission system; torque vectoring with dual motors

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The dual electric motors of the transmission system also provide an inherent torque vectoring capabilities. Click to enlarge.

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Finally, auto industry starts to admit: electric vehicles are better

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Electric cars are often touted for their financial and environmental benefits, but there's another major perk they offer to consumers. Many drivers have been won over by electric cars' near-silent operation and instant torque delivery. DON'T MISS: Electric Cars' Secret Advantage: They're Just Nicer To Drive (Apr 2012).

BorgWarner’s eGearDrive launches in Geely’s first electric vehicle

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BorgWarner’s eGearDrive transmission ( earlier post ) will propel the Geely EC7-EV sedan. —Dr. Brief

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Nissan developing electric vehicles powered by ethanol-fueled solid oxide fuel cells; commercialization in 2020

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SOFCs can utilize the reaction of multiple fuels, including ethanol and natural gas, with oxygen to produce electricity with high efficiency.

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Why We Call Out Compliance Cars Among All Electric Vehicles

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So when our reader Brian Lakatos wrote to ask us about the tone of recent coverage of electric cars, we responded at some length--and then decided to turn the response into an article. California plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance car Chevrolet Spark EVDON'T MISS: U.S.

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Ford's electric-vehicle strategy: absorb costs in most profitable trucks

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Earlier this year, Ford announced that it would significantly expand its lineup of electrified vehicles—including mild hybrids with advanced start-stop systems, regular hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and perhaps a battery-electric model or two. Trucks Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Commercial vehicle

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DOE awards $18M to 5 projects to accelerate development of plug-in electric vehicles & use of other alternative fuels

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million to develop and demonstrate a battery-powered electric school bus that improves propulsion energy efficiency by 20-30% and that can connect to the electric grid (vehicle-to-grid). propane direct injection engine and emission control system that will be demonstrated on a package delivery vehicle.

7-state Midwest EVOLVE project to promote electric vehicles; Ford, GM, Nissan initial automotive partners

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The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest announced the launch of Midwest EVOLVE , a three-year project to promote electric vehicles in seven Midwestern states: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota. The Midwest is often overlooked as a market for electric vehicles.

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India's ambitious goal: all electric vehicles on roads by 2030

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Several countries have committed to putting more electric cars on their roads in the near future as a way to reduce air pollution and combat climate change. But what if one country—and a very large one at that—decided to make every car on its roads electric inside of 15 years?

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San Francisco announces electric vehicle council

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The San Francisco Bay Area has launched a new Electric Vehicle Strategic Council with an additional $5million in funding. Its aim is to make the San Francisco Bay Area the electric vehicle capital of the USA by developing the [.].

Report: Electric vehicles set for huge spike in sales

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Major electric vehicle trial launched

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The Australian state of Victoria has launched its own electric vehicle trial which will involve more than 50 organisations, 180 households and $5million in investments.

Avis Builds Largest Electric-Vehicle Lease Fleet In Europe With Latest Nissan Order

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Denmark is about to gain the largest fleet of electric cars available for lease in Europe, thanks to a deal between Nissan and Avis. The rental company will purchase 401 Nissan e-NV200 electric vans, and 60 Nissan Leaf electric cars. Denmark fleet sales plug-in cars Avis Nissan e-NV200

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Europe moves towards electric vehicle harmonisation

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Harmonised standards for electric vehicle charging and safety could soon be established in Europe after industry ministers in an EU Competitiveness Council meeting in Brussels voiced their support for the European Commission’s strategy.

Toyota chooses electric vehicle equipment provider

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Toyotahas selected an electric vehicle supply equipment provider as it prepares for the release of two new electric vehicles in the US. Currently it has a wide variety of electric vehicle supply equipment products [.].

New York City To Deploy Vast Electric-Vehicle Fleet By 2025

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By 2025, New York City could deploy a vast fleet of electric cars, under a new plan announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio. It calls for replacing large numbers of municipal vehicles with electric cars, potentially giving New York the largest electric municipal fleet in the country.

Qualcomm and Lear Corporation sign commercial wireless electric vehicle charging license agreement

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Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. will provide technical expertise and engineering support. Brief

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Renault unveils Next Two autonomous electric vehicle prototype for 2020

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Renault has unveiled the Next Two concept—the company’s current vision of an autonomous drive (AD) capable electric vehicle for the year 2020.

Electric Vehicles In RV Campgrounds: What You Need To Know

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Electric vehicles are coming soon to a campground near you! With electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and even electric motorcycles selling in greater numbers every year, a growing number of buyers who want to enjoy the great outdoors are discovering that some recreational vehicle (RV) campgrounds offer access to 50-Amp electrical outlets.

2018 Nissan Leaf spy shots: our question on electric car update

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All we knew was that the second generation of the world's highest-volume electric car would have more mainstream styling.

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China reveals electric vehicle plans

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It is now the world’s largest automotive market: and China is keen to turn its roads green having revealed a plan to develop the new energy vehicle industry in the country. The China State Council has posted on its website that it has a target of producing 500,000 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles by 2015; with [.].

2017 BMW i3 preview

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The 2017 BMW i3 represents the first significant update of BMW's electric car since it went on sale in the U.S. Preview plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine BMW i3 RExback in May 2014.

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Nissan offers electric vehicle quick charging for free

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Electric cars Green cars Latest news Nissan charging stations electric vehicle charging electric vehicles free charging stations quick chargingJapanese carmaker Nissan wants a European wide network of quick charging stations – and it’s willing to back its plans by giving them away.

New electric vehicle prototype unveiled

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A brand new electric vehicle has been unveiled by leading automotive design group Pininfarina. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric vehicles new electric cars new electric vehicles Pininfarina Pininfarina Nido Pininfarina Nido EV

Nissan makes another electric vehicle partner

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Japanese car manufacturer Nissan continues to make electric vehicle partnerships around the world with the launch of the Nissan LEAF looming – and now it has established a new relationship on home turf. Nissan has joined forces with Daikyo Incorporated, one of the largest condominium builders in the country.

Switching The World To Electric Vehicles Will Take Way Longer Than You Think

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Increasingly-aggressive emissions targets will soon force automakers to build more plug-in electric cars. Norway has proposed all but eliminating new internal-combustion car sales by 2025, and a consortium of regional governments called the International ZEV Alliance has proposed to do the same in its jurisdictions by 2050.

All-electric Kia Niro EV to come in 2018, says Kia exec

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South Korean carmakers Hyundai and Kia often share the underpinnings of their vehicles, though there's no "badge engineering" and the two brands compete in the marketplace. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Hyundai Ioniq ElectricBut while the 2017.

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Electric Cars: Defining Battery-Electrics, Plug-In Hybrids, Range-Extended & More

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With an ever-growing landscape of plug-in electric vehicles, there is now more potential than ever for confusion among potential buyers. To the casual observer, the umbrella term “electric car” can mean anything from an all-electric vehicle to even a hybrid.

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Electric vehicles facing challenges in Germany

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It appears that electric vehicles will face a number of challenges before they can hope to become successful in Germany. Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric vehicles Gartner germany Germany electric carsThe [.].

Via Motors Latest To Try Electric Vehicle-To-Home Backup Power Tech

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Japanese companies have explored the concept of electric vehicles powering houses for some time, but with events like last year''s Hurricane Sandy fresh in peoples'' minds, some U.S. Another is Via Motors, the Bob Lutz-backed electric vehicle company converting GM''s organizations are investigating it too.

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Nissan starts trials of new electric vehicle

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Nissan has started trials of its New Mobility Concept EV, which is based on Renault’s Twizy electric car. At 2.34metres in length, 1.19metres wide and with a height of 1.45metres the two-seat vehicle is certainly one of the most diminutive around but will be big enough to carry two adults. It will also boast a [.].

Electric vehicles ready to conquer Rome

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One of the world’s most beautiful capital cities will soon boast an even greener outlook as Rome, Italy, welcomes Smart Fortwo electric drive vehicles (pictured). Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric cars electric vehicles green cars Italy smart fortwo

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Technical review outlines challenges for both batteries and fuel cells as basis for electric vehicles

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Since vehicle cost and range largely control market penetration, we will first provide a rough estimate of the cost/range projected for BEVs and FCEVs.

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U.K. To Invest $850 Million By 2020 To Promote Electric Vehicles

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Despite hefty incentives, electric vehicle sales have remained stagnant in the United Kingdom. While sales doubled in 2013 compared to 2012, matching the global trend, just 2,500 vehicles found homes last year. That''s less than the Nissan Leaf sells in some single months in the U.S.

SAE publishes SAE J2601 standard to harmonize H2 fueling of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles worldwide

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SAE J2601 enables fast refueling for all light-duty fuel cell vehicles. Hydrogen refueling for light- and heavy-duty vehicles. Resources.

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GE commits to electric vehicles

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One of the biggest names in the technology industry has expressed its commitment to electric vehicles. During a speech in London, General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt stated that the company would order “tens of thousands” of electric vehicles in around a week although he did not specify the total or the supplier.

Electric vehicle production may be suspended

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The production of the electric mini-vehicle, the Stella EV, may be suspended, according to Kyodo News. It suggests that Fuji Heavy Industries, the maker of Subaru brand cars, may suspend production of the electric vehicle when it stops manufacturing the Stella mini-vehicle, although details of the timing have not been revealed.

When can I buy a Chevy Bolt EV electric car? See state-by-state schedule

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Last month, the first Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars were sold in California's Silicon Valley. Electric-car advocates and buyers across the U.S. now want to know when they too can expect to take delivery of their 238-mile electric hatchbacks. dealers Chevy plug-in cars dealerships Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Chevrolet Bolt

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