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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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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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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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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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Electric Vehicles and the Grid: Business Opportunities for Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Integration Technologies

The growing number of plug in electric vehicles (PEVs) on roads will likely have profound impacts on the grid if the adoption of PEVs is not aligned with the spread of vehicle-grid integration (VGI) technologies. These VGI technologies enable grid operators to communicate with the PEV or its associated electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), to … Continue reading Electric Vehicles and the Grid: Business Opportunities for Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Integration Technologies

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