Opinion: A Plug-In Perk: Free Charging

Clean Fleet Report

While in some cases it’s actually true (the most expensive of charge points vs. the most efficient of internal combustion cars, like my 2008 MINI Cooper Clubman that often gets almost 40 MPG), for the most part these are just hit pieces to sow controversy and generate revenue on ad-heavy websites.

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Mercedes-Benz to test car-to-X communication as means to reduce the risk of accidents on icy roads

Green Car Congress

In the coming winter, in cooperation with the district of Zollernalb, Mercedes-Benz will test how safety on wintry roads and the efficiency of municipal winter services can be improved with car-to-X communication. Car-to-X is the term used to describe communication between vehicles and the transport infrastructure. Mercedes-Benz passenger cars equipped with car-to-X technology, whose owners have activated the Live Traffic Service, will provide the necessary data for the pilot tests.

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Top 15 Nissan LEAF markets in US in 2013

Green Car Congress

Driving habits in Chicago also are heavy with suburban to urban commuting patterns. The enhanced driving range of the 2013 LEAF—partially enabled by the energy-efficient hybrid heater that is an especially important feature for Chicago—has helped make the EV a viable commuter car in this huge car market, Nissan said. Worth, which has a healthy charging infrastructure in the state that is home to NRG’s eVgo, which provides car charging services.

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Scion iQ EV arrives in US for campus and urban car-sharing programs

Green Car Congress

The iQ EV is a battery-electric four-seater city commuter car designed for car-sharing programs, in urban and campus environments; Toyota is targeting around 90 units for these applications. Toyota developed the iQ EV specifically as a city commuter, for use in an urban environment, where driving distances are likely to be short, charging opportunities numerous, and its compact proportions beneficial. 2013 Scion iQ EV. Click to enlarge.

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BCG Report Expects Battery Costs Will Constrain Widespread Market Adoption of Fully Electric Vehicles, Absent a Technology Breakthrough; Forecasts 26% of Major Market New Cars in 2020 To be Hybrid or Electric

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Despite this cost challenge, however, the report projects steady growth for hybrid and electric cars—including mild- and full-hybrids; plug-in hybrids; extended range electric vehicles; and fully electric vehicles. Under the most likely scenario of the industry’s evolution, BCG estimates that 26% of the new cars sold in 2020 in the major developed markets (China, Japan, the United States, and Western Europe)—or approximately 14 million cars—will have electric or hybrid power trains.

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Expert panel report finds achieving 1M plug-in vehicles in US by 2015 would require concentrated action to overcome barriers

Green Car Congress

It’s of course way too early to tell what the acceptance is going to be and I think anybody who would try to give you projection in terms of 10 years, x percent of our fleet is going to be electric, I think they’d all be just throwing darts. early technology adopters and relatively affluent urban consumers interested in a “green” commuter car). Early Adopters vs. Mainstream Car Buyers.

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Profile: Li-ion Battery and Pack Supplier Valence Technology

Green Car Congress

Green Car Congress had the opportunity recently to have a discussion with Mark Donaghy, the Global Marketing Manager for Valence Technology, Inc., Although the battery systems is not inexpensive, Donaghy says “ For a commercial fleet operator they can see the benefit because they will be operating their vehicles for 14 years or more. After four years they’ll be cost neutral; these guys understand the cost of their fleets down to the pence per mile. ”. by Bill Cooke.

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Plug In America - Links and Resources

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Real Life EV Stories A Case for Electricity Plug In America Positions Energy Policy Frequently Asked Questions About Plug-in Buses Who Killed the Electric Car? Prop 87 Missed Opportunity RAVs to Keep Rolling in LA Holiday EVangelism ZEVTech Saving RAVs Holiday EVangelism Who Killed the Electric Car? nk City Electric car www.thinkelectric.org Documentary about electric cars, hybrids, hydrogen and the future of transportation. Who Killed the Electric Car?"

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Electric Car Manufacturers Inspire New Paradigms -- Seeking Alpha

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Home » Transport Stocks » Alternative Energy , Autos Electric Car Manufacturers Inspire New Paradigms 16 comments by: James Rickman April 24, 2009 | about stocks: ENON.OB / F / GE / GM / MMTOF.PK / NSANY / POR James Rickman 17 Followers 1 Following You are currently following James Rickman Stop Following You are no longer following James Rickman About this author: James Rickmans articles on Seeking Alpha Visit: Sustainable Virtual BiZ, Inc. Electric cars a still a joke.

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