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2 million new electric cars were sold during 2018

Electric vehicles provide an important end-use for renewable energy by allowing for the replacement of fossil fuels in certain transport applications. As the market share of EVs grows, they also support the integration of VRE by presenting options for demand-side response, for example through vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology.  The global stock of passenger EVs (electric cars) … Continue reading 2 million new electric cars were sold during 2018

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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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The global market for electric vehicles has now reached at 740,000 electric cars

The global market for electric vehicles has now reached at 740,000 electric cars, out of which 320,000 were registered in 2014. The report was revealed by Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemburg (ZSW) in Germany.   This rapid growth has been driven by various market leaders, including the Nissan Leaf, Tesla’s Model S, … Continue reading The global market for electric vehicles has now reached at 740,000 electric cars

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About 43% of all electric vehicles were bought in 2014

The Leaf is the best-selling electric car in automotive history. The Netherlands has the second-biggest market share of electric cars, after Norway.     Electric cars made up less than half of a percent of the 85 million new vehicles sold in the world last year, but German energy researchers say that tiny wedge of sales … Continue reading About 43% of all electric vehicles were bought in 2014

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Toronto a hub for electric vehicles in Canada

These fully electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars are the stars of a five-day event, on until Friday, January 16, marking a special milestone – the 10,000th electric vehicle sold in Canada. Hosted by Plug ’n Drive, a non-profit organization working to educate and help accelerate the adoption of electric cars in Canada, EV 10,000 … Continue reading Toronto a hub for electric vehicles in Canada

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Solar energy and electric vehicles could make suburban living awesome again

The suburbs have had it rough in the last few years. The 2008-2009 economic collapse led to waves of foreclosures in suburbia, as home prices plummeted. More recently, census data suggest that Americans are actually shifting back closer to city centers, often giving up on the dream of a big home in suburbs (much less the … Continue reading Solar energy and electric vehicles could make suburban living awesome again

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German cabinet adopts a draft law ensuring long-term support for the use of electric cars

German cabinet ministers from the ruling grand coalition of Christian and Social Democrats on Wednesday adopted a draft law aimed at boosting the production and sales of electric cars across the country. Realizing that the electric car business had gotten off to an unsatisfactorily slow start, Berlin came out in favor of granting some extra … Continue reading German cabinet adopts a draft law ensuring long-term support for the use of electric cars

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There are now more than 400,000 electric cars on the world’s roads

There are now more than 400,000 electric cars on the world’s roads – twice as many as a year ago, and on current trends there will be a million by 2016. Leading the market are the USA, Japan and China – while Europe trails behind. The number of electrically powered automobiles worldwide climbed to just … Continue reading There are now more than 400,000 electric cars on the world’s roads

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Russian Railways Logistics urgently delivers Mitsubishi electric cars to Sochi Olympics

Russian Railways Logistics organized rail forwarding of electric cars produced by Mitsubishi from Moscow to Olympic Sochi in record time of less than two days. Extreme weather conditions in Southern Russia, namely sharp temperature drop and heavy snowfalls, caused traffic jams on federal highways, which did not allow to use truck forwarding. Thus Olympic cargo … Continue reading Russian Railways Logistics urgently delivers Mitsubishi electric cars to Sochi Olympics

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China to extend subsidies on electric vehicles past 2015

China’s Finance Ministry said on Saturday it will extend a programme of subsidies for buyers of electric vehicles after the current subsidy regime, part of efforts to combat pollution in cities, expires in 2015. The existing subsidies will be phased out by 2015 as planned, with a new regime to take effect after that date … Continue reading China to extend subsidies on electric vehicles past 2015

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Brussels requires Spain multiply by 60 charging points for electric vehicles by 2020

The European Commission has demanded that Spain multiply by 60 by 2020 (from 1356 there are currently 82,000) charging points for electric cars open to the public in order to promote the use of electric vehicles. The Spanish government at that time expected to Spanish roads traversing 2.5 million electric cars. Brussels has also chosen … Continue reading Brussels requires Spain multiply by 60 charging points for electric vehicles by 2020

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Electric Cars Could Drive up Lithium Prices an Additional 20 Percent Annually

Nova Mining Corp President James Dilger successfully has led the Company to focus on taking advantage of ideal market conditions for lithium as consumer demand for long-life batteries, such as those used in Apple’s popular products and in electric vehicles, continues to pressure current supplies and increase prices. Nova Mining Corp recently learned that it … Continue reading Electric Cars Could Drive up Lithium Prices an Additional 20 Percent Annually

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New FIA Formula E Championship with electric cars

The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) has reached an agreement to licence the commercial rights of the FIA Formula E Championship to a consortium of international investors, Formula E Holdings Ltd (FEH). Formula E is a new FIA championship featuring Formula cars powered exclusively by electric energy. It represents a vision for the future of … Continue reading New FIA Formula E Championship with electric cars

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Batteries Made from World’s Thinnest Material Could Power Tomorrow’s Electric Vehicles

Engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute made a sheet of paper from the world’s thinnest material, graphene, and then zapped the paper with a laser or camera flash to blemish it with countless cracks, pores, and other imperfections. The result is a graphene anode material that can be charged or discharged 10 times faster than … Continue reading Batteries Made from World’s Thinnest Material Could Power Tomorrow’s Electric Vehicles

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Graphene Batteries Perfect for Electric Vehicles

Li-ion battery technology is magnificent, but truly hampered by its limited power density and its inability to quickly accept or discharge large amounts of energy. Engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute made a sheet of paper from the world’s thinnest material, graphene, and then zapped the paper with a laser or camera flash to blemish … Continue reading Graphene Batteries Perfect for Electric Vehicles

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Exhibition of electric vehicles opens in E China

A Singapore-based investment holding firm led by a Chinese entrepreneur announced an ambitious plan to develop and market electric vehicles from the city state. Lihe Investment Holdings and its partners from China and the United States said they expect to invest some 300 million U.S. dollars in the first three years of the Mayton Electric … Continue reading Exhibition of electric vehicles opens in E China

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3.6 Million Electric Cars Will be Sold Globally in 2017

EVWIND   According to Karan Chechi, Research Director at TechSci Research, “growing pollution, rising crude prices, depleting crude oil stock reserves, increasing environment awareness, will push electric vehicle sales to rise as the nex-gen breed of clean and efficient vehicle on the global roads.”   Despite the rapid economic and monetary growth of China and … Continue reading 3.6 Million Electric Cars Will be Sold Globally in 2017

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Ford invests $135 million into electric vehicles

EVWIND Ford Motor is planning to expand its commitment to electric cars with an investment of $135 million in design, engineering and production of key components.   Ford now has more than 1,000 engineers working on vehicle electrification — its highest number ever; 60 engineers added in the last year, dozens more to be added … Continue reading Ford invests $135 million into electric vehicles

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