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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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Nissan LEAF is best-selling EV in history with 45% market share

The 100,000th customer is a British dentist. After revolutionizing passenger vehicle segment Nissan is electrifying LCVs with the e-NV200. The 100,000th all-electric Nissan LEAF is being bought by a customer in the United Kingdom. The Nissan LEAF, the world’s first mass-produced zero emissions vehicle, remains the best-selling EV in history with a 45% market share. … Continue reading Nissan LEAF is best-selling EV in history with 45% market share

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U.S. sales of electric vehicles in 2013 jumped 84 percent over 2012 to more than 96,000

U.S. sales of electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in 2013 jumped 84 percent over 2012 to more than 96,000 — as price cuts and new models helped spur additional sales. In 2013, automakers sold nearly 49,000 plug-in hybrid vehicles — up 27 percent over 2012 — and 47,600 electric vehicles — up 241 percent, … Continue reading U.S. sales of electric vehicles in 2013 jumped 84 percent over 2012 to more than 96,000

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Ford Debuts New Electric Car, Runs on Solar Power

Instead of filling up on power from an electrical charger or outlet, the concept car comes with a solar panel roof that uses a concentrator lens, similar to a magnifying glass, to lure sunlight to fuel the vehicle. Ford’s solar tech partner SunPower is providing the solar cells for the roof. With a full charge, … Continue reading Ford Debuts New Electric Car, Runs on Solar Power

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Lithium ion batteries for the electric car

Electric cars will remain niche vehicles until we have much cheaper batteries. Bulky and expensive batteries are the bane of electric vehicles. A new MIT spinoff company, SolidEnergy, says it has a solution: materials that can increase the amount of energy that lithium-ion batteries store by 30 percent or more and lower costs enough to … Continue reading Lithium ion batteries for the electric car

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BMW has orders for nearly 10,000 of its electric i3 cars

BMW has orders for nearly 10,000 of its i3 electric cars, the first of which were delivered in Germany last week, the company’s global sales chief, Ian Robertson, said at the Los Angels Auto Show on Wednesday. Robertson also said the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car due to be introduced in mid-2014 has sold … Continue reading BMW has orders for nearly 10,000 of its electric i3 cars

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BMW i3 starts production in Germany using wind energy

The BMW Group entered a new era in automotive construction today with the start of series production of the BMW i3. The world’s first premium electric vehicle to be purpose-designed for this form of drive system is the result of an all-encompassing development approach targeted at reducing fuel consumption and emissions in urban areas. Exceptionally … Continue reading BMW i3 starts production in Germany using wind energy

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BMW wants to use electric vehicle batteries to store solar power

BMW plans to introduce its electric i3 car this year, which raises the question of what’s going to happen to the old batteries that, for the purpose of powering electric cars, must be discarded well before they have actually been depleted. It’s a riddle the car company is hoping to solve together with the question … Continue reading BMW wants to use electric vehicle batteries to store solar power

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Rare earth exchange platform to begin trial run

Rare earth metals, a group of 17 metals, are vital for manufacturing high-tech products ranging from smartphones and wind turbines to electric car batteries and missiles. The Baotou Rare Earth Products Exchange, China’s first national trading platform of its kind, is expected to go into use on a trial basis in October. Trading systems are … Continue reading Rare earth exchange platform to begin trial run

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In the first six months of 2013, Americans bought more than 40,000 plug-in electric vehicles

Plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) sales tripled from about 17,000 in 2011 to about 52,000 in 2012.  During the first six months of 2013, Americans bought over 40,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEV), more than twice as many sold during the same period in 2012. The latest numbers also show how the early years of the PEV … Continue reading In the first six months of 2013, Americans bought more than 40,000 plug-in electric vehicles

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Renault-Nissan CEO sees 100,000 electric vehicles sold end-June

Renault and its Japanese partner Nissan will have sold a total of 100,000 electric vehicles so far by the end of June, Carlos Ghosn, chief executive of both companies, said on Saturday. But Ghosn, speaking at a conference in the southern French city of Aix-en-Provence, also said he did not expect any strong recovery in … Continue reading Renault-Nissan CEO sees 100,000 electric vehicles sold end-June

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U.S. launches ‘eGallon’ measures for electric vehicles

The U.S. Energy Department on Tuesday launched an online tool to promote electric vehicles by comparing the costs of fueling an EV vs. driving on gasoline.   How much does it cost to commute to work or drive across town? The price of gasoline is posted at every corner gas station, but what about the … Continue reading U.S. launches ‘eGallon’ measures for electric vehicles

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Nissan launches production of new and improved 100% electric car Nissan LEAF in Sunderland, UK

Nissan is today celebrating the dawn of a bold new era in European car manufacturing with the official start of production of the new and improved, 100% electric Nissan LEAF. This new Nissan LEAF, incorporating more than 100 updates, is now rolling off the line at the company’s record-breaking Sunderland Plant, using advanced lithium-ion batteries … Continue reading Nissan launches production of new and improved 100% electric car Nissan LEAF in Sunderland, UK

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Mahindra launches electric vehicles e2o

Mahindra Reva unveiled its Mahindra e2o vehicle at a ceremony at India Gate in New Delhi. Present on the occasion were Dr. Farooq Abdullah. Hon. Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Mr. Praful Patel, Hon. Minster, Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises and Mrs. Sheila Dixit, Chief Minister of Delhi, together with Mr. Anand Mahindra, Chairman, … Continue reading Mahindra launches electric vehicles e2o

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New York’s Bloomberg Calls for More Electric Vehicle Charging

In his twelfth and final State of the City address, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called to make the city a national leader in electric vehicles. He will start with a pilot for curbside Level III fast chargers. More importantly, Bloomberg will change the building code so that up to 20 percent of new … Continue reading New York’s Bloomberg Calls for More Electric Vehicle Charging

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Nissan reduces price of all-electric car LEAF in Europe

Nissan is making zero-emission mobility more affordable by reducing the price of the all-electric Nissan LEAF by €3,000 in European markets. The change comes as part of a global effort to make the LEAF more affordable in the pioneering electric vehicle’s three main markets of Japan, Europe and the United States. In addition to the … Continue reading Nissan reduces price of all-electric car LEAF in Europe

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Nissan to start manufacturing Leaf electric car at U.S. plant

The assembly start in Smyrna follows the opening of an adjacent battery plant. Nissan said it is the only automaker to make its own electric vehicle batteries, at the largest lithium-ion automotive battery plant in the US. It has plans to start similar battery and EV making at its plant in Sunderland, north east England, … Continue reading Nissan to start manufacturing Leaf electric car at U.S. plant

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