Can Electric Vehicles Speed Up As The Economy Slows Down?


In order to envision what may lie ahead, it’s key to understand how the EV industry was evolving up until the novel Coronavirus outbreak. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down the world as we know it and the automotive industry is no exception.

Ricardo responds to electric drive stimulus package

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Ricardo, one of the leaders in the development of electric and hybrid vehicles, has welcomed President Obama’s announcement of $2.4billion in grants to accelerate the manufacturing and deployment of the next generation of US batteries and electric vehicles. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Ricardo Dave Shemmans electric drive research President Obama Recovery Act


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Goodbye GM, Hello Tianjin-Qingyuan Electric Vehicle Company?

Plugs and Cars

I write a monthly column for the Electric Auto Association newsletter, Current EVents. Obama should take extraordinary steps to empower the electric upstarts to prove their mettle. And these days a billion dollars is barely a rounding error in the money going to prop up the American auto industry. Tianjin-Qingyan Electric is poised to offer an all-electric car in China before the end of the year for less than $30,000, before any incentives.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The World's First Clean Motocross Race On Electric. High-Speed Rail Unlocks Intermodal Potential Texas Excess Ford Expands Hybrid Success to Electric Vehicles ► March (17) Carbon Capture and Storage: To Be or Not To Be? Intelligent Charging Infrastructure for New Electr. Review of Forestry Carbon Standards 2008 Ford Partners to Commercialize Electric Vehicles A New "Green" Deal.Direction for the economic re.

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Ener1 Outlines Automotive Programs Underway for Li-ion Packs

Green Car Congress

As part of its report on fourth quarter and year-end 2008 results, Ener1 outlined its EnerDel unit’s customer programs underway for its lithium-ion battery technology in applications spanning hybrids, plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and full electric vehicles. Ener1 said that customer interest in its lithium-ion batteries from all segments remained strong in spite of distress the auto industry and current recessionary economic conditions.

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When Will EVs Hit Primetime?

Revenge of the Electric Car

old question for electric cars – When will electric cars make a real. Read more in the article: Can electric cars break out of niche status in US, China market? Electric-car ventures made up nearly 40. incentives, and concerns over the electrical grid are slowing the electric. If electric cars can’t break out of niche status in. gasoline-powered vehicles could be delayed. Electric-car ventures made up nearly 40 percent of $1.9

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Smart Meters and Electric Cars

Revenge of the Electric Car

This is a well written story in the Pasadena Star News about how the utilities are gearing up for the coming plug-in vehicles. Ed Kjaer, the director of electric transportation for Southern California Edison, demonstrates how the Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle or MiEV plugs into their Garage of the Future at their Electric Vehicle Technical Center in Pomona on Thursday, January 22, 2009. Smart meters and electric cars: a match made in efficiency.

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The Race to Plug-In Hybrids Is On

Green Cars News

A powerful roster of key industry players in the rapidly evolving electric vehicle arena will come together at Infocast’s Opportunities in Grid-Connected Mobility in San Francisco, California. A key goal of the Obama administration is to have one million ‘PHEVs’ or a fully electric vehicle on the road by 2015.

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GM: Let's Hash Out Open Plug-In Car Standards

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

We noted in December that the Society of Automotive Engineers, or SAE, was working to update standards for the interface between plug-in electric cars and the grid, and planned to agree on a set within months. The auto industry is now gearing up to hash out those standards at the SAE conference in Detroit next week — and GM has a major stake in getting them out swiftly.

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The electric car and grid parity -

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Similarly, such mandates and incentives will drive the market for electric cars for a while. The Oregon Legislature is contemplating bills that provide credits for both manufacturers and purchasers of electric cars. The idea is to electric vehicles more competitive with conventional, gas-powered vehicles, so that a purchaser can consider paying roughly the same amount for either.