What is the cost of usable energy for driving and heating our homes?

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This analysis compares the costs of usable energy when we buy gasoline and electricity for driving and natural gas for keeping warm. The unifying approach in this comparison involves the use of Btu (British thermal units), coupled with the costs of gasoline, electricity, and natural gas, and the energy efficiencies of light-duty vehicles (cars and light trucks) and furnaces. All-electric vehicles. by Michael Sivak.

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Starting this year, Moscow will only buy electric buses

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The city of Moscow, Russia is halting the purchase of diesel buses for its passenger transport fleet. Starting this year, by the decision of the Mayor of Moscow, we will not buy diesel buses, except for transportation in a special mode. Only electric buses.

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Ford confirms construction of Rouge EV center to be home of electric F-150; production by mid-2022

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Ford celebrated the production start of the all-new F-150 at the Ford Rouge Center and confirmed construction of the new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center where it will build the all-electric F-150 by mid-2022. Rendering of the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center.

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Lyft commits to 100% EVs by 2030

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Ridesharing company Lyft—in collaboration with Environmental Defense Fund—has commited to reach 100% electric vehicles on the Lyft platform by 2030. Lyft said that drivers renting cars through Express Drive currently save an average of $50-70 per week on fuel costs alone.

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Feature: Bridging the EV Affordability Gap

Clean Fleet Report

The number of plug-in electric cars nearly doubled from 40 to more than 70 vehicles this year, including attractive SUV crossovers in the $40,000 range like the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Volkswagen ID4. Only 6% of EV Drivers Make Less than $200,000/Year.

Electrify Your Fleet Faster With Incentives and Rebates

EV Connect

Not long ago, the idea that major corporations around the world would make the bold move of switching to all-electric vehicle fleets would have seemed far-fetched, if not inconceivable. This credit covers 30% of the cost of the station up to $30,000.

Opinion: Why Choosing the Right Car Is More Important than Ever

Clean Fleet Report

There are so many different factors to consider when buying a car and there are dozens of unique features that you can only find in very specific models. Couple that with the rising popularity of electric vehicles and you’ve got so many different choices to make when buying a car.

Your Guide to Electric-Vehicle Charging-Station Tax Credits

EV Connect

Installing electric-vehicle (EV) charging stations on your property can benefit your business in many ways — from attracting customers to luring top talent. And thanks to a variety of tax credits and incentive programs, the barrier to entry may be lower than you think.

How To Make Sure EV Infrastructure Is Energy Efficient

EV Connect

Public policy and manufacturing initiatives are rapidly shifting toward electric vehicles (EV). But as the push toward all-electric roadways gets more aggressive, so does the pushback. Are Electric Vehicles Really More Energy Efficient? Here, too, electric vehicles excel.

India’s electric four-wheeler ride-hailing fleet incentives

Electric Vehicles India

India’s electric four-wheeler ride-hailing fleet incentives. The Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore cities are among the top markets for ride-hailing four-wheelers in India and have the highest shares of electric vehicles when compared to the other cities in India.

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Hyundai IONIQ 5 electric car review

Drive Electric

The striking IONIQ 5 is an all-new, all-electric car from Hyundai, with a driving range of up to 298 miles, and it can be charged from 10%-80% in 18 minutes at an ultra-rapid 350 kW public charger. Fuel: Electric. What does the Hyundai IONIQ 5 cost?

Chipping away at the ICE

Electric Auto Association

My sojourn from grease monkey to EV advocate By TERESA PORTER; PRESIDENT, HEART OF TEXAS ELECTRIC AUTO ASSOCIATION. I’m probably the last person you’d expect to be passionate about electric vehicles (EVs). Some of my friends swear that if you cut me, I’ll bleed gear oil.

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Update: Top 10 Electric Cars

Clean Fleet Report

2021 Is Here: Here Are the Top 10 Electric Car Companies. Picking the Top 10 electric car makers now involves making some choices as the number of vehicles available increases. Almost two-thirds of the battery electric cars sold in the U.S. Fleet To Electric?

InDEED, a success

Electric Auto Association

Drive Electric Earth Day sets new records in attendance. Drive Electric Earth Day parade in Riverside, California. We’re clearly at an inflection point,” said April Bolduc, President of the EAA. We connected with a lot of people.” Thanks and congratulations to all!

Road Test: 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid

Clean Fleet Report

If you are one of those “I will never drive a minivan” type of persons, please keep reading. How about lowering the second and third row seats and having just under 12-linear-feet of storage space? Using 87 octane fuel, there is a total system of 260 horsepower combined.

Audi E-Tron 55 Quattro review

Drive Electric

The Audi e-Tron is a large premium electric SUV with space for five adults, a big boot, all-wheel drive and a 249-mile driving range. Very competent all-round. ? Fuel type: Electric. Charging costs: to be inserted from DriveElectric costs?

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Electric Car Watch #5: BYD's Blade Battery & World leader

Plug In India

By Abhishek & Kamlesh ​ Continuing our electric car watch, where we will talk about EV plans of major car brands, take a look at their EV vision, and go over their technology platforms. of BYD. stake in the automaker held a market value of $5.9 Electric Cars

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A Giant Game of Telephone: The Revel Tesla Model Y Taxi Situation Explained


Earlier this week, there was plenty of talk about the Revel taxi fleet in New York City, comprised of 50 Tesla Model Y all-electric crossovers that would contribute to the ride-sharing services that the Big Apple has long been accustomed to over the past century.

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Road Test: 2021 Polestar 2

Clean Fleet Report

Still a bit of a mystery. The secret is that Polestar is an electric performance brand from Volvo and its Chinese owner, Geely Holding. The Polestar logo looks like two boomerangs and is not at all like the familiar Volvo ironmark. New electric vehicles like the VW ID.4

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IDTechEx forecasts $18B market for electric vehicle inverters in 2023

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The market for electric vehicle inverters, including converters, for both hybrid and pure electric vehicles—land, water and air—will grow to $18 billion in 2023 according to a new report from IDTechEx, “ Inverters for Electric Vehicles 2013-2023 ”. The demand for inverters and electric power conversions is already well established in the automation and industrial control industries which are also growing at considerable pace.

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Road Trip: 2021 Volkswagen ID4

Clean Fleet Report

985 Miles in VW’s All-new Electric Crossover. The all-new, electric 2021 Volkswagen ID4, after a few years of teasing, is now at your local dealer. Volkswagen is hoping the compact crossover ID4 will change the way people look at electric cars.

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This Volvo and Harris Poll Study investigates the state of EVs in America

Current EV

This edition of Volvo Reports investigates the state of electric vehicles in America and the public’s changing perspective on them. This edition of Volvo Reports investigates the state of electric vehicles in America and the public’s changing perspective on them.

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Harris Poll: 23% of US car owners say more interested in purchasing a hybrid than one year ago

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Twenty-three percent of US car owners say that their interest in purchasing a hybrid vehicle has increased from a year ago, according to a new Harris Poll. However, even as new car buyers look more deeply into alternative fuel options, traditional combustion engine vehicles still get the nod by more than half (59%) of consumers as a vehicle choice they will consider for their next purchase. This compares to 14% for pure electric engines and 7% for clean diesel.

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Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid heading to select US showrooms

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Overview of the C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid. Ford began production of the 2013 C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid vehicle ( earlier post ) at Michigan Assembly in October, and the vehicles are heading for showrooms. Ford has tripled to more than 200 the number of dealers certified to sell its lineup of plug-in electrified vehicles, including the C-MAX Energi that is on sale now. The electric traction motor provides 118 hp@6,000 (88 kW) and 117 lb-ft (240N·m) of torque.

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Canoo Pickup, Kia EV6, Honda and Mini EV Plans: EV Week in Review – Mar 9-15

EV Adoption

Another crazy week in the world of EVs, with lots of announcements on the automaker and battery front. The as-of-yet unnamed truck will be offered in dual- or rear-motor configurations, with output ranging up to 600 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque.

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Electric Cars

DIY Electric Car

Yes, we''re talking about the electric car. However, it is only recently that cost effective electric cars have started getting manufactured. Unlike our fuel powered cars, these cars work on electric motors which basically rely on electrically charged batteries to function. Manufactured with the intention of making environmentally friendly cars, they make for a good alternative to the cars with combustion engines. Advantages of Driving an Electric Car.

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Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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The PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), a subset of the electric car, combines a primary electric motor with a much smaller back-up engine fueled with a hydrocarbon/biofuel mix. (In In this paper PHEV refers solely to the long-range PHEV of 60 miles (100 km) electric-only range.) The PHEV does not require the heavy, costly batteries required by other electric cars, nor does it suffer from a limited range or poor freeway performance.

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Berkeley Lab study finds hybrids more fuel efficient in India, China than in US

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Improvement in fuel consumption in India of a hybrid vehicle over a conventional vehicle. In a pair of studies using real-world driving conditions, scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) found that hybrid cars are significantly more fuel-efficient in India and China than they are in the United States due to traffic and driving conditions in those countries. The studies are believed to be the first of their kind.

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EPA, DOT Propose New Fuel Economy Labels; Addressing GHG Emissions, Fuel Consumption and Advanced Technology Vehicles

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Four samples of the first proposed label design with the letter grade. The US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are jointly proposing changes to the fuel economy labels consumers see on the window of new vehicles in dealer showrooms. The new design will also provide consumers with an estimate of the expected fuel cost savings over five years compared to an average gasoline-powered vehicle of the same model year.

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Perspective: Europeans in the lead with range extenders for hybrid vehicles; 2nd vs. 3rd generation

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We are in the decade of the hybrid electric vehicle despite the fact that most off-road and underwater vehicles are pure electric. That includes most forklifts, golf cars and mobility vehicles for the disabled plus Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and personal submarines. Indeed, most electric aircraft are pure electric as well. These vehicles are mainly small, as are electric two wheelers which are also almost all pure-electric.

2011 203

Solar Powered Greenius Producing Massive South Bay Energy

Creative Greenius

Marilyn Lyon of the SBESC with your Creative Greenius at the PV Street Fair June 7. As our climate change crisis worsens and spins out of control with each passing day there’s no time to spare for those of us whose job it is to educate and motivate our fellow citizens to actions that cut our greenhouse gas emissions. As all Lakers and NBA fans know, if you’ve got Mr. Momentum wearing your jersey you’re going to go on a scoring run. The rate of $0.32

2009 163

Obama Administration launches series of actions to accelerate EV adoption; inc. $4.5B in loan guarantees, pursuing 350 kW fast charge

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The Obama Administration has announced a series of actions from the Federal government, private sector, and states, as well as a new framework for collaboration for vehicle manufacturers, electric utilities, electric vehicle charging companies, and states, all geared towards accelerating the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and putting more electric vehicles on the road. Electric vehicle coalition. Hawaiian Electric.

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Audis e-tron quattro EV: evolutionary powertrain with a dash of revolution for production in 2018; MLB evo

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Audi’s e-tron quattro battery-electric SUV concept, which made its formal debut at IAA in Frankfurt ( earlier post ), is a strong indicator of Audi’s series-production electric SUV due in 2018—especially in terms of the powertrain. This could eventually have a role comparable to that of the Volkswagen Group’s modular diesel and modular gasoline engine kits (MDB and MOB). (“Baukasten” = German for construction kit).

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GM Provides Glimpse of Battery Strategy and Approach for the Future with Briefing on Gen 1 Volt Pack; Work on Gen 2 and Gen 3 Packs Already Underway, With a Focus on Cost

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Three key General Motors executives involved with the Chevrolet Volt this week held a media briefing on the state of GM’s battery pack strategy for the Chevrolet Volt and its current Gen 1 pack as well as subsequent generations (Gen 2 and Gen 3) of battery packs destined for the underlying Voltec platform. They also delivered an update on the progress of the Volt’s development cycle. Undertray of the Volt, showing the integration of the T-.

2009 150

Volt, Re-Volt, No Volt - Will CARB Revolt?

Plugs and Cars

In January GM announced the Volt, a smart idea that makes use of the two existing primary energy infrastructures - the electric grid and gasoline stations. With NiMH batteries - those that provide energy to every hybrid on the road and thousands of all-electric cars - the Volt plug-in hybrid could go into production today. An arbitrary decision that merely delays even simple proof of concept, to say nothing of initial commercialization.

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National Research Council Report Concludes FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership Should Continue to Include Fuel Cells and Other Hydrogen Technologies in Research Portfolio

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The FreedomCAR (Cooperative Automotive Research) and Fuel Partnership—a research collaboration among the US Department of Energy, the US Council for Automotive Research, five major energy companies, and two electric utility companies—should continue to include fuel cells and other hydrogen technologies in its research and development portfolio, according to a new report by the National Research Council (NRC). Most of the remaining barriers relate to cost (e.g.,

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DOE ARPA-E awards $156M to projects to 60 projects to accelerate innovation in clean energy technologies

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The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has selected 60 research projects for up to a combined $156 million in funding from the Fiscal Year 2011 budget. The projects selected are located in 25 states, with 50% of projects led by universities, 23% by small businesses, 12% by large businesses, 13% by national labs, and 2% by non-profits. This most recent round of selections brings the total to 180 projects, 12 program areas and $521.7

2011 246

Electric Cars and The Volt by Seth Leitman

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Electric Cars and The Volt Can Transform America and the Auto Industry TODAY!!! By Seth Leitman Tue, Jan 6, 2009 Electrifying Times gave me the opportunity to attend a General Motors press event showing off the Volt back in late 2008 after just releasing the book Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, 2nd Edition. In addition, I am finalizing the manuscript for Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle. One of the engineers explained to me how the car works.

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A 100 m.p.g. truck? A Bright IDEA | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

A largely unknown automaker  Bright Automotive of Anderson, Ind. will be unveiling its IDEA, a 100 miles-per-gallon plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. mark has pretty much been the Holy Grail in the land of alternative vehicles for some time. For years now, inventors and sellers of electric car conversion kits have been blasting traditional automakers for not providing the 100 m.p.g. is already selling an all-electric, zero-emission Roadster.

2009 47

Volkswagen Group talks EV charging standards, electrification strategy

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One of approximately twenty VW Golf blue e-motion prototypes under test in the United States, with Eaton’s 50kW DC Quick Charger, at Volkswagen’s Electronics Research Laboratory, near San Francisco. Topics included the upcoming introduction of the blue e-motion Golf electric vehicle, sometimes called the e-Golf, near the end of 2013 (early 2014 for the US market), as well as Volkswagen’s goal of achieving 3% of its global sales through plug-in vehicles by 2018.

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Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

News | Markets | Technology | Personal Finance | Small Business | CNN.com RSS Newsletters Video Home Fortune 500 Technology Investing Management Rankings Warren Buffett takes charge Warren Buffett hasnt just seen the car of the future, hes sitting in the drivers seat. Why hes banking on an obscure Chinese electric car company and a CEO who - no joke - drinks his own battery fluid. BYDs breakthrough all-electric E6, photographed at this years Detroit auto show.

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Greentech Media | The Bus With Plug and Play Batteries

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Email The Bus With Plug and Play Batteries With Adura's drive train, you can run on different types of lithium-ion batteries or ultracapacitors. by: Michael Kanellos April 20, 2009 A 1/10th size scale prototype of an electric vehicle powered by Aduras drive train. One of the keys to the system is its modularity. The battery packs, which can hold up to 22 kilowatt hours of power each, slide in on rails. But the cost?

2009 30

Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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Home Page Todays Paper Video Most Popular Times Topics Search All NYTimes.com Energy & Environment World U.S. Ted Kulongoski behind the wheel of Nissan’s prototype electric vehicle. Mr. Kulongoski wants to make Oregon the go-to state for electric vehicle production. According to Nissan, the company plans to introduce its upcoming electric car in Oregon in late 2010. So why has Oregon become a hotbed of activity for electric vehicles all of a sudden?