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Electric car battery carbon footprint much lower than assumed

Electric car batteries have a significantly lower impact on the climate than what was previously assumed, a new study shows. The greatest part of an electric car’s CO2 footprint comes from the manufacturing of its batteries, the climate impact of which has long been subject to discussion. In 2017, a report from the IVL Swedish … Continue reading Electric car battery carbon footprint much lower than assumed

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Electric Vehicles to accelerate to 54% of new car sales by 2040

Electric vehicles will make up the majority of new car sales worldwide by 2040, and account for 33% of all the light-duty vehicles on the road, according to new research published today. The forecast, put together by the advanced transport team at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, draws on detailed analysis of likely future reductions in … Continue reading Electric Vehicles to accelerate to 54% of new car sales by 2040

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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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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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Nissan, Endesa to tap V2G (vehicle to grid) technology from electric vehicles for use in homes

V2G (vehicle to grid) technology allows both a supply of energy to an electric vehicle and the use of the energy stored in the vehicle for home consumption or for sale onto the grid (in countries where the appropriate regulation is in place). Endesa and Nissan will also work together in other areas such as … Continue reading Nissan, Endesa to tap V2G (vehicle to grid) technology from electric vehicles for use in homes

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BYD to sell electric vehicles in South Korea within 2015

BYD is planning to sell its electric vehicles to the South Korea market before the end of 2015, according to a senior company executive.   BYD, a rising Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer, has brought its popular BYD e6 electric taxi and SUV to an international electric vehicle (EV) expo which opened here Friday in the … Continue reading BYD to sell electric vehicles in South Korea within 2015

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Brazil’s Rio to launch electric car sharing service

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s second largest city, plans to launch an electric-vehicle sharing service with input from Chinese automaker BYD. BYD is one of five firms that together make up PPP Radar, the consortium that has won the bid to develop the program, according to O Estado de Sao Paulo daily. BYD, together with DirijaJa, … Continue reading Brazil’s Rio to launch electric car sharing service

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Chevy Bolt electric car could be the first mass-market EV success

General Motors on Monday showed its Chevrolet Bolt concept car with an electric driving range of more than 300 kilometres and a $30,000 price tag, offering a view into where the U.S. auto maker is pushing in development of electric vehicles. The all-electric Bolt is a concept car not currently slated for production, but Chief … Continue reading Chevy Bolt electric car could be the first mass-market EV success

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U.S. electric car maker Tesla sees great market potential in China

China has great potential for electric vehicles thanks to the country’s favorable policies and promising market prospect, a senior executive of Tesla Motors, a California-based electric vehicle design and manufacturing corporation, said Tuesday.   “China is a very important automotive market overall, but also for electric cars,” Jerome Guillen, Tesla’s vice president of Worldwide Sales … Continue reading U.S. electric car maker Tesla sees great market potential in China

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In 2013, there were about 70,000 battery electric vehicles (EVs) and 104,000 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) in California

California is home to almost half of all of the nation’s PEVs, but even in California, only about 5 out of every 1,000 registered vehicles are PEVs. In 2013, there were about 70,000 battery electric vehicles (EVs) and 104,000 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs)—small numbers compared to around 226 million registered vehicles in the United … Continue reading In 2013, there were about 70,000 battery electric vehicles (EVs) and 104,000 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) in California

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Sales of electric vehicles jump 27.3 pct on-year in 2014

Sales of pure electric and hybrid vehicles jumped 27.3 percent on-year in the first five months of 2014, reflecting growing consumer demand for eco-friendly cars, a report by a local automotive think tank said Sunday. Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids that use both conventional combustion engines and battery power reached 12,792 units, which … Continue reading Sales of electric vehicles jump 27.3 pct on-year in 2014

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Electric Car Sales Are Stronger Than They Seem

Although they have not realized initial projections, the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt have sold more units in their fourth years than the Toyota Prius did in its fourth year. Now there is also a plethora of other electric vehicles joining these big three models on the market. Despite falling short of previous expectations, global … Continue reading Electric Car Sales Are Stronger Than They Seem

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Nissan has sold 50,000 electric vehicles Leafs in the US, 115,000 globally

When it comes to all-electric vehicles, did you realize that the Nissan Leaf is made right here in Rutherford County. Another interesting fact is that the 50,000th Leaf was just delivered to a family in Texas. Nissan is now the global leader in electric vehicle (EV) sales, plus it is the first all-electric model to … Continue reading Nissan has sold 50,000 electric vehicles Leafs in the US, 115,000 globally

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Tesla Chooses Hanergy Solar’s Thin-film Products for its Supercharging System

At the recent delivery ceremony of Tesla’s first batch of Chinese orders in Beijing, two PV charging systems caught the eyes of the guests. The system was requested by Tesla Motors, and designed and manufactured by Hanergy Solar Group. Hanergy thin-film flexible PV system was Tesla’s first choice for the first PV Supercharger station in … Continue reading Tesla Chooses Hanergy Solar’s Thin-film Products for its Supercharging System

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Tesla electric vehicles breaks norwegian sales records

Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) has been making news too often these days. The company, which recently launched its sedan the Model S, has reported that it sold 1493 sedans in Norway and that too for the month of March alone. This is something remarkable considering that the country has over five million denizens. What makes … Continue reading Tesla electric vehicles breaks norwegian sales records

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U.S. electric car maker Tesla to build battery plant

High-profile U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors announced Wednesday plans to build a huge lithium ion battery factory, which is expected to bring down cell costs drastically. Tesla, known for its expensive but highly admired electric sedans, said on its blog that, with its goal of producing a mass market electric car in about three … Continue reading U.S. electric car maker Tesla to build battery plant

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Renault Sold 8,500 Electric Vehicles in 2013

According to the latest preliminary data on Renault EV sales, the French manufacturer ended the year of 2013 with 18,673 electric vehicles sold. Of which ~97% were sold in Europe. Renault’s first model, the Renault Fluence Z.E., noted a huge downfall from low levels in 2012 to rock bottom in 2013 and recently we learned … Continue reading Renault Sold 8,500 Electric Vehicles in 2013

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