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VW Chief Executive Says Company Will Introduce EVs Based on the Up! New Small Family in 2013; Cautions Against Electro-Hype

Green Car Congress

Within a decade, he added, Volkswagen wants to offer significant numbers of pure electric cars at affordable prices and with the range expected by customers. Winterkorn made the remarks during a presentation at the 17 th Handelsblatt-Jahrestagung in Munich on 3 July, during which he outlined VW’s approach to future mobility in the current context of the economic crisis, pessimism about the industry and technology potential. And the auto industry doesn’t hold back on announcements.

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Demand for oil ‘passed its peak’

Green Cars News

World oil demand is poised for recovery driven by emerging markets but demand from developed countries is unlikely return report finds. Demand for oil in developed countries—currently 54 percent of all oil demand—has passed its peak, the latest research suggests. Industry analysts reckon oil demand in developed countries likely reached its all-time peak in 2005. Oil demand outside the transportation sector has already been relatively flat since 1980.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Renewables That Even Coal-Based Utilities Can Love. V2G helps solve the major problem that demand for electricity is high during the day when everything from industrial plants to air conditioning is running full blast and then excess electricity is wasted at night. Recent announcements demonstrate that electric utilities and some auto makers want to make V2G a reality. Millions of EVs and PHEVs would expand the sale of electricity as an alternative to oil.

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Buffett's Chinese electric car company

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Within a few years, BYD’s batteries were cheaper and just as reliable as those made by industry giants ony and Sanyo. BYD’s conventional gas-powered cars are selling well these days in China, and his electric plug-in electric model looks like it will come to market with a longer range and a lower sticker price than the new Toyota Prius much-hyped Chevy Volt.

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