Category Archives: Electric Vehicle

Siemens employees can charge electric vehicles for free

Siemens employees at as many as 100 of the company’s locations in Germany can “fill up” their electric vehicles free of charge. This will apply not only to all-electric vehicles but also to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. For this service, Siemens will use its existing network of charging stations, which it is expanding with normal … Continue reading Siemens employees can charge electric vehicles for free

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How Electric Vehicles Will Cause the Next Oil Crisis

With all good technologies, there comes a time when buying the alternative no longer makes sense. Think smartphones in the past decade, color TVs in the 1970s, or even gasoline cars in the early 20th century. Predicting the timing of these shifts is difficult, but when it happens, the whole world changes. It’s looking like … Continue reading How Electric Vehicles Will Cause the Next Oil Crisis

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Electric Vehicles Expected to Account for 15 to 35 Percent of World’s Vehicle Sales in 2040

Electric vehicles could make up 15 to 35 percent of total new vehicle sales globally in 2040, according to IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. The findings are part of a new research project, Reinventing the Wheel, that will be conducted over the first half of 2017.   … Continue reading Electric Vehicles Expected to Account for 15 to 35 Percent of World’s Vehicle Sales in 2040

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Study identifies electric cars as better choice than fuel cell vehicles

A new study suggests that electric vehicles with rechargeable batteries offer a more affordable way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions than those with fuel cells that convert hydrogen gas into clean electricity.   Published in the November issue of the journal Energy, the study by researchers at Stanford University in the United States and the … Continue reading Study identifies electric cars as better choice than fuel cell vehicles

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Samsung buying into electric car company

Samsung Electronics said last Friday it is in talks to buy shares of Chinese electric car maker BYD in the latest tech-auto collaboration. The South Korean company said that the move is aimed at strengthening its burgeoning semiconductor business for vehicles. Samsung said it will disclose the size of the investment after finalising the deal. … Continue reading Samsung buying into electric car company

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A renewable energy reality: Fossil fuels aren’t going anywhere

The artwork for Ontario’s Climate Change Action plan shows Ontario, circa 2050, as a paradise of cyclists, electric cars, wind turbines, solar panels, dense urban environments and homes powered by geothermal energy. Renewable energy industries could not have been happier. These industries have been growing fast, their products becoming cheaper, their subsidies continuing, their consumers … Continue reading A renewable energy reality: Fossil fuels aren’t going anywhere

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Tesla Model S gets larger battery

The Tesla Model S is among the highest-rated electric automobiles ever, and it simply got even much better. Today the automaker rolled out an update that offers the car a larger battery, a rejuvenated exterior and a “bioweapon defense mode.” The Solar Impulse sun-powered airplane is getting set to fly throughout the Pacific Ocean after … Continue reading Tesla Model S gets larger battery

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Annual Capacity of Lithium Ion Batteries for Plug-In Electric Vehicle Second-Life Stationary Energy Storage Is Expected To Reach 11 GWh by 2035

Residual asset value of lithium ion batteries for vehicles could create a distributed energy resource revenue opportunity for automotive OEMs A new report from Navigant Research explores the concept of reusing plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries for stationary energy storage system (ESS) applications, focusing on the key issues, market drivers, and challenges … Continue reading Annual Capacity of Lithium Ion Batteries for Plug-In Electric Vehicle Second-Life Stationary Energy Storage Is Expected To Reach 11 GWh by 2035

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Over 75,000 Electric Vehicles Registered in Europe in 2015

More than 75,000 electric vehicles were registered in the European market in 2015, according to the most recent figures from Avere France.   The top 4 markets in Europe for the year — Norway, France, the U.K., and Germany — accounted for roughly 75% of all registrations/sales for the year. Given that these figures are … Continue reading Over 75,000 Electric Vehicles Registered in Europe in 2015

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Growth in lithium ion batteries for the vehicle electrification and grid energy storage sectors was significant in 2014

A new report from Navigant Research details global shipments of advanced batteries, including documentation on energy capacity, power capacity, cells shipped, and revenue, in 2014. With increased sales of consumer electronics, particularly smart phones, plus growing interest in plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and grid management, demand for advanced batteries continues to rise. Between 2013 and … Continue reading Growth in lithium ion batteries for the vehicle electrification and grid energy storage sectors was significant in 2014

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Global Light Duty Electric Vehicle Sales Are Expected to Exceed Six Million in 2024

The market share of luxury plug-in electric vehicles is expected to grow from 23 percent in 2015 to 50 percent by the early 2020s.     A new report from Navigant Research details the global market for light duty vehicles, including light duty hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery electric vehicles (HEVs, PHEVs, and BEVs), or … Continue reading Global Light Duty Electric Vehicle Sales Are Expected to Exceed Six Million in 2024

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139 Countries Could Get All of their Power from Renewable Energy Sources

Mark Z. Jacobson and Mark Delucchi have done it again. This time they’ve spelled out how 139 countries can each generate all the energy needed for homes, businesses, industry, transportation, agriculture—everything—from wind, solar and water power technologies, by 2050. Their national blueprints, released Nov. 18, follow similar plans they have published in the past few … Continue reading 139 Countries Could Get All of their Power from Renewable Energy Sources

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Equipment and Services Revenue for Electric Vehicle Charging Networks Is Expected to Exceed $709 Million in 2024

A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the market for plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) and electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) infrastructure and associated communications equipment and services, with global market forecasts, through 2024.   Over the next decade, the growing base of PEVs and government efforts to encourage their adoption are expected to support millions … Continue reading Equipment and Services Revenue for Electric Vehicle Charging Networks Is Expected to Exceed $709 Million in 2024

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Light Duty Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales in North America Are Expected to Total Nearly 7.4 Million from 2015 to 2024

A recent report from Navigant Research analyzes the North American market for light duty plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), including detailed geographic forecasts of PEV sales by U.S. state, metropolitan statistical area (MSA), Canadian province, Canadian city, and selected U.S. utility service area. North America is currently the world’s largest market for PEVs, with more than … Continue reading Light Duty Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales in North America Are Expected to Total Nearly 7.4 Million from 2015 to 2024

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Autonomous Features in Electric Vehicles Can Save $1,800 in Battery Costs

Self-driving cars are hot right now, but in addition to helping make drivers’ lives easier, they can also help make electric vehicles more affordable. Specifically, plug-in vehicles can save up to $1,800 in battery costs, or extend driving range by 24 miles with the addition of autonomous features like self-parking, according to Lux Research.   … Continue reading Autonomous Features in Electric Vehicles Can Save $1,800 in Battery Costs

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CarCharging Partners with TWS to Offer Energy Storage and Rechargeable Battery Solutions

Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) (“CarCharging”), the largest owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, announced today that it has finalized an agreement with Technology with Spirit (“TWS”), a global industry leader focused on energy storage and rechargeable battery solutions. Through this relationship, CarCharging can now offer TWS’ energy storage and … Continue reading CarCharging Partners with TWS to Offer Energy Storage and Rechargeable Battery Solutions

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Life cycle assessments for electric vehicles

The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) teamed up with the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy (Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie GmbH; WI) in the STROMbegleitung (electricity evaluation) study to analyse technologies, outlook and life-cycle assessments for electrically-powered transport. The study comprehensively charts current progress in technology, identifies … Continue reading Life cycle assessments for electric vehicles

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Revolt against high gas prices, volatile foreign oil markets! Power your car with wind energy

If you’re one of about 1.7 million people being served by a certain Minnesota cooperative, you can now wind-power your car for free. And no, you don’t need any cartoon-like fan whirring atop your car roof to make it happen. This is real. All you need is a plug-in electric vehicle (EV) and an electrical … Continue reading Revolt against high gas prices, volatile foreign oil markets! Power your car with wind energy

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Electric Motorcycle and Scooter Sales are Expected to Total 55 Million From 2015 to 2024

The transition from sealed lead-acid to lithium ion batteries is driving rapid industry advances, report finds.     A recent report from Navigant Research examines the global markets for electric motorcycles and scooters and the related battery technologies, including global forecasts for electric two-wheeled vehicles and the batteries used in the vehicles through 2024. Taken … Continue reading Electric Motorcycle and Scooter Sales are Expected to Total 55 Million From 2015 to 2024

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Electric Vehicles Market Set for Big Boost as Li-ion Battery Costs Hit $172/kWh in 2025

Best-in-class players such as Panasonic-Tesla will achieve 35% reductions over the next decade, while others could lag at over $229/kWh, according to Lux Research.  The electric vehicle opportunity is set to expand, as leading battery developers like Panasonic drive down prices of lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery packs by 35% to $172/kWh in 2025, according to Lux … Continue reading Electric Vehicles Market Set for Big Boost as Li-ion Battery Costs Hit $172/kWh in 2025

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