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Electric vehicle drivetrain without the need for costly rare earths

Researchers from one of Europe’s largest e-mobility projects have successfully realized a fully-integrated electric vehicle drivetrain without the need for costly rare earths in the permanent magnet synchronous motor. A prototype will be presented to the international coil winding and electrical manufacturing community at this year’s CWIEME Berlin exhibition.   Four years ago researchers from … Continue reading Electric vehicle drivetrain without the need for costly rare earths

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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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Sales of Electric Motorcycles and Scooters are Expected to Reach Nearly 6 Million a Year by 2024

A new 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.   As cities become increasingly congested with traffic, many urban dwellers are turning to various forms of electric two-wheeled … Continue reading Sales of Electric Motorcycles and Scooters are Expected to Reach Nearly 6 Million a Year by 2024

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Vattenfall charges the buses of the future with electricity

The future is now. The bus service of the future starts today with route 73 in Stockholm, and the buses are a completely new type of plug-in hybrid. They can be rapid charged at terminuses and with a full battery they can run for up to seven kilometres – quietly and emissions-free – entirely on … Continue reading Vattenfall charges the buses of the future with electricity

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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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Vehicle-Grid Integration Services Revenue is Expected to Reach Nearly $21 Million by 2024

A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the market opportunity for vehicle-grid integration (VGI) technologies to be used to support grid reliability and stability, including global market forecasts for vehicle-to-grid-enabled PEVs and VGI capacity and revenue, segmented by region, through 2024.   Today’s plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) represent a significant increase in electricity demand that, … Continue reading Vehicle-Grid Integration Services Revenue is Expected to Reach Nearly $21 Million by 2024

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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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Revenue from Electric Vehicle Charging Services is Expected to Reach $2.9 Billion Annually by 2023

A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for PEV charging equipment sales and charging services, including global market forecasts for residential and commercial charging system unit sales and revenue from charging services through 2023.   The market for plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging equipment (also known as electric vehicle supply equipment, or … Continue reading Revenue from Electric Vehicle Charging Services is Expected to Reach $2.9 Billion Annually by 2023

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Iberdrola and BMW launch corporate electric car sharing service

Iberdrola and BMW have launched the first corporate electric car sharing service in Spain, based on the i3 model by the German manufacturer. This 100% electric vehicle will be used at the electric utility’s centres in Madrid, Bilbao, Barcelona and Valencia.   Alphabet, the contract hire , fleet management and corporate mobility company belonging to … Continue reading Iberdrola and BMW launch corporate electric car sharing service

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Electric Vehicles for Construction, Agriculture and Mining 2015-2025

Electric vehicles for construction, agriculture and mining will be a $30 billion market in 2025. Komatsu, John Deere, Caterpillar, and others manufacture the big vehicles – mainly hybrid – while other manufacturers offer smaller, pure-electric versions. Pure electric is a legal requirement indoors. Outdoors, fuel saving and better performance attracts. Cranes and man lifters have … Continue reading Electric Vehicles for Construction, Agriculture and Mining 2015-2025

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Sales of Electric Trucks and Buses Are Expected to Reach Nearly 160,000 Annually by 2023

A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for commercial vehicles that use electric drive vehicle technology, including global market forecasts for sales and the number of vehicles in use, segmented by country, drivetrain, and liquid fuel, through 2023.     All electric power for commercial vehicles has always been a challenge, because … Continue reading Sales of Electric Trucks and Buses Are Expected to Reach Nearly 160,000 Annually by 2023

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The sale of electric vehicles has quadrupled in 2014

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has released a new report that shows that the sale of electric vehicles has quadrupled in 2014. The report suggests that consumers are turning to electric vehicles more readily. Some consumers believe that these vehicles are less expensive than their conventional counterparts, while others are embracing clean vehicles … Continue reading The sale of electric vehicles has quadrupled in 2014

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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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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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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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China announced the plan to continue giving subsidies for electric vehicles until 2020

The finance ministry of China announced the plan to continue giving subsidies for electric vehicles until 2020 that guarantees an extension to the initial plan which will eventually expire in 2015, Auto News China reported. Despite the continuous efforts that have been made on promoting the use of environment-friendly vehicles such as electric cars, the … Continue reading China announced the plan to continue giving subsidies for electric vehicles until 2020

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Nissan Celebrates 30,000 LEAF Sales in 2014, Best Year Ever for Sales of Any Plug-In Electric Vehicle

“Now in its fifth model year, Nissan LEAF is more popular than ever and continues to bring new buyers to Nissan,” said Brendan Jones, director, Nissan Electric Vehicle Sales and Infrastructure. “From the beginning our vision was to bring electric vehicles to the mass market in a practical and fun-to-drive package, which is what makes … Continue reading Nissan Celebrates 30,000 LEAF Sales in 2014, Best Year Ever for Sales of Any Plug-In Electric Vehicle

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PG&E and BMW Partner to Extract Grid Benefits from Electric Vehicles

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and automaker BMW are teaming up to test the ability of electric vehicle batteries to provide valuable services to the electric grid. If successful, the pilot program could pave the way for significant utility payments that could stimulate further customer purchases of electric vehicles. PG&E selected BMW after a … Continue reading PG&E and BMW Partner to Extract Grid Benefits from Electric Vehicles

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