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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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‘Wind Turbines Don’t Cause Cancer, They Cause Jobs’: 2020 Presidential Candidate Jay Inslee

“Wind turbines don’t cause cancer. Trump is wrong. They cause jobs,” he said during a chat on ‘Real Time.’ California Governor – and 2020 presidential candidate – Jay Inslee is taking aim at President Trump’s stance on the environment as the mounts his campaign to unseat the Republican incumbent. During an interview with Bill Maher … Continue reading ‘Wind Turbines Don’t Cause Cancer, They Cause Jobs’: 2020 Presidential Candidate Jay Inslee

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Finnish innovation boosts battery recycling rate to over 80%

Electrification will rapidly increase the need for batteries. A new solution by Nordic clean energy company Fortum makes over 80% of the electric vehicle (EV) battery recyclable, returns the scarce metals back into circulation and resolves the sustainability gap by reducing the need to mine cobalt, nickel, and other metals. “There are very few working, … Continue reading Finnish innovation boosts battery recycling rate to over 80%

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AWEA releases model legislation to guide consumer-friendly electrification

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released model legislation today designed to help states prepare for the consumer-driven electrification boom. The model legislation is based on findings in AWEA’s new study, “A Shared Future: Electrification and Renewable Energy,” also released today. The report offers insights to electricity providers, state legislators, and regulators as they develop … Continue reading AWEA releases model legislation to guide consumer-friendly electrification

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American Wind Energy Association offers guide to electrification policies

The Pew Research Center reported in 2018 that among American adults, 85% supported increased reliance on wind power, including 79% of Republicans and 91% of Democrats. The way we power everyday life in the U.S. is changing. Electric vehicles (EVs) are exploding in popularity. Home heating is becoming electrified. Even New York City is adding … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association offers guide to electrification policies

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BYD will provide 50 pure electric buses to the Argentine province of La Rioja

he fleet of buses are part of a series of new energy solutions BYD inked with La Rioja on Thursday at the China Hi-tech Fair 2017 in Shenzhen,south China’s Guangdong Province. In accordance with preliminary surveys and consultation, BYD’s new energy solutions will include pure electric vehicles, solar module products, and battery energy storage systems. … Continue reading BYD will provide 50 pure electric buses to the Argentine province of La Rioja

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WindEurope commends targets for electric vehicle

WindEurope today commended proposals in the European Commission’s Clean Mobility Package that call for 30% of new car sales to be zero emission vehicles by 2030. Carmakers exceeding this target will be rewarded with credits they can use to meet their CO2 reduction targets. But the Commission’s proposals fall short of imposing penalties for carmakers … Continue reading WindEurope commends targets for electric vehicle

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Siemens builds eHighway in Germany

Siemens has been commissioned by the German state of Hesse to build an overhead contact line for electrified freight transport on a ten-kilometer stretch of autobahn. The line will supply electricity for the electric drive of a hybrid truck. Siemens originally presented its innovative “eHighway” concept in 2012. The system will be installed on the … Continue reading Siemens builds eHighway in Germany

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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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WindEurope discusses decarbonisation of transport with Members of European Parliament

The decarbonisation of transport and its integration into the electricity system is a cornerstone of the energy transition. But we have to ensure the power that is driving electro-mobility is clean. Today 29% of the electricity consumed in Europe comes from renewables, by 2030 this share is due to reach 50%. This means the acceleration … Continue reading WindEurope discusses decarbonisation of transport with Members of European Parliament

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WindEurope promotes wind and e-mobility with Enercon at Hannover Messe

Today at the Hannover Messe (the world’s largest trade fair), WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson gave a lecture at the Enercon stand on EU energy policy and wind. He explained the goals and achievements of EU energy policy thus far, the challenges currently facing the wind industry Europe and how the right EU policies could help … Continue reading WindEurope promotes wind and e-mobility with Enercon at Hannover Messe

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Electric motor sets two speed records

On Thursday, March 23, 2017, the Extra 330LE aerobatic plane, powered by a propulsion system from Siemens, set two new speed records. At the Dinslaken Schwarze Heide airfield in Germany, the electric aircraft reached a top speed of around 337.50 kilometers per hour (km/h) over a distance of three kilometers. The speed achieved by pilot … Continue reading Electric motor sets two speed records

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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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Samsung buying into electric car company

Samsung Electronics said last Friday it is in talks to buy shares of Chinese electric car maker BYD in the latest tech-auto collaboration. The South Korean company said that the move is aimed at strengthening its burgeoning semiconductor business for vehicles. Samsung said it will disclose the size of the investment after finalising the deal. … Continue reading Samsung buying into electric car company

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Tesla Model S gets larger battery

The Tesla Model S is among the highest-rated electric automobiles ever, and it simply got even much better. Today the automaker rolled out an update that offers the car a larger battery, a rejuvenated exterior and a “bioweapon defense mode.” The Solar Impulse sun-powered airplane is getting set to fly throughout the Pacific Ocean after … Continue reading Tesla Model S gets larger battery

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