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Only 16 percent of Germans would buy an electric car

Only 16 percent of Germans planning to buy a car would opt for an electric car. In Europe, only the Czechs are more skeptical, with only 13 percent of them able to imagine an electric drive for their next car. This is the result of a current, representative survey by E.ON and KantarEMNID. Interest in … Continue reading Only 16 percent of Germans would buy an electric car

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Future Foundation For Performance Electric Cars Presented By Automobili Pininfarina, Bosch and BENTELER

At a press conference ahead of the Frankfurt International Auto Show, Michael Perschke, CEO of Automobili Pininfarina, along with Johannes-Jörg Rüger, CEO of Bosch Engineering GmbH, and Ralf Göttel, CEO of BENTELER, announced a strategic collaboration to jointly develop a high-performance electric vehicle (EV) platform.  Automobili Pininfarina, Bosch Engineering and BENTELER will evaluate the best … Continue reading Future Foundation For Performance Electric Cars Presented By Automobili Pininfarina, Bosch and BENTELER

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Ørsted switches to electric vehicles

Ørsted has decided to phase out fossil-fuelled vehicles and make its car fleet 100% electric. As of 2021, the company will no longer buy or lease fossil-fuelled vehicles, and in 2025, Ørsted’s car fleet will be 100% electric. Ørsted is the first Danish company to join the global EV100 initiative. Over the past decade, Ørsted … Continue reading Ørsted switches to electric vehicles

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Why solar power, wind energy and electric vehicles will be the death of the oil industry?

For the same investment, the new wind power and solar energy projects together with electric cars that run on batteries in the future will produce up to seven times more useful energy than gasoline cars with oil prices close to current levels, according to BNP Paribas SA . Oil will have to fall to between … Continue reading Why solar power, wind energy and electric vehicles will be the death of the oil industry?

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Amy Farrell opens Politico Electrification Revolution Event

American consumers are calling for abundant renewable sources of energy, advanced batteries, and data-driven “smart” devices to power more of their lives than ever before, from heating and cooling to transportation. AAA reports one out of every five drivers will likely purchase an electric vehicle (EV) as their next family car. Consumer-driven mass electrification is … Continue reading Amy Farrell opens Politico Electrification Revolution Event

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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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IRENA analysis smart charging electric vehicles on the energy transition

Today the average car runs on fossil fuels, but growing pressure for climate action, falling battery costs, and concerns about air pollution in cities, has given life to the once “over-priced” and neglected electric vehicle. With many new electric vehicles (EV) now out-performing their fossil-powered counterparts’ capabilities on the road, energy planners are looking to … Continue reading IRENA analysis smart charging electric vehicles on the energy transition

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Largest smart electric vehicle charging network optimizes use of renewable energy in Amsterdam

Vattenfall and the City of Amsterdam, together with grid owner Liander, the infrastructure competence center Elaad, and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, today launch Flexpower, the largest public smart charging network for electric vehicles in Amsterdam. This innovative solution enables faster charging, maximal use of renewable electricity and more efficient use of the electric … Continue reading Largest smart electric vehicle charging network optimizes use of renewable energy in Amsterdam

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sales of Electric Trucks and Buses Are Expected to Total More than 805,000 from 2014 to 2023

A recent 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 through 2023.   Although medium and heavy duty vehicles represent just a fraction of all vehicles on roadways today, they contribute significantly to … Continue reading Sales of Electric Trucks and Buses Are Expected to Total More than 805,000 from 2014 to 2023

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Scientists create cheaper magnetic material for electric vehicles, wind turbines

Cerium is a widely available and inexpensive rare-earth metal. Scientists have used it to create a high-performance magnet that’s similar in performance to traditional dysprosium-containing magnets and could make wind turbines less expensive to manufacture.     Karl A. Gschneidner and fellow scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have created a new … Continue reading Scientists create cheaper magnetic material for electric vehicles, wind turbines

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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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