Category Archives: Electric Vehicle

Mercedes-Benz deal to buy wind power is first PPA in Germany

Mercedes-Benz will buy wind energy for its German operations through a corporate renewable Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) signed with Norwegian utility Statkraft.   This marks the first corporate renewable PPA deal signed in Germany. Mercedes-Benz will buy 46 MW worth of wind power from six wind farms in Lower Saxony and Bremen. The wind power … Continue reading Mercedes-Benz deal to buy wind power is first PPA in Germany

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Electrification the key to decarbonising Europe’s economy

Electrification is the key to decarbonising Europe’s economy, according to WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson, who was speaking today at a European Commission event on long-term emissions reductions. EU leaders asked the Commission earlier this year to update the EU’s 2050 climate strategy. The current version, dating back to before COP21 in Paris, says the EU … Continue reading Electrification the key to decarbonising Europe’s economy

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Renewable power accounted for 70% of net additions to global power generating capacity in 2017

A record amount of solar capacity and renewable power was installed across the world in 2017 – as the cost of both wind and solar became competitive with fossil fuels – but it still is not enough, a major new report has found. The REN21 Renewables 2018 Global Status Report (GSR) portrays a dynamic renewable … Continue reading Renewable power accounted for 70% of net additions to global power generating capacity in 2017

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Thailand’s BCPG Plans US$300m Expansion

Rapidly expanding Thai renewable energy developer BCPG said it will spend 10 billion baht (US$311 million) in further expanding its portfolio abroad via new partnerships and acquisitions. Only established in 2015, BCPG is now looking to invest in Australia, South Korea and Japan as well as neighbouring Southeast Asian economies. In statements to media on … Continue reading Thailand’s BCPG Plans US$300m Expansion

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Avoiding blackouts with 100% renewable energy

Renewable energy solutions are often hindered by the inconsistencies of power produced by wind, water and sunlight and the continuously fluctuating demand for energy. New research by Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University, and colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley, and Aalborg University in Denmark finds several … Continue reading Avoiding blackouts with 100% renewable energy

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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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St. Louis sets 100 percent renewable energy target

Add it to the list– another city has made a 100 percent renewable energy pledge. On Friday, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen passed a measure to power the city entirely on renewables by 2035. In doing so, St. Louis became the 47th city – and the largest in the Midwest so far – to make a 100 … Continue reading St. Louis sets 100 percent renewable energy target

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Plan for 100% renewable energy is possible, practical, and the smart thing to do

Since 2009, Mark Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and Precourt Institute for Energy, and more than 85 coauthors have written a series of peer-reviewed journal articles evaluating the scientific, engineering, and economic potential of transitioning the world’s energy infrastructures to 100% … Continue reading Plan for 100% renewable energy is possible, practical, and the smart thing to do

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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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How 139 Countries Could Be Powered By 100 Percent Wind Power, Water, And Solar Energy

The latest roadmap to a 100% renewable energy future from Stanford’s Mark Z. Jacobson and 26 colleagues is the most specific global vision yet, outlining infrastructure changes that 139 countries can make to be entirely powered by wind, water, and sunlight by 2050 after electrification of all energy sectors. Such a transition could mean less … Continue reading How 139 Countries Could Be Powered By 100 Percent Wind Power, Water, And Solar Energy

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Worldwide 100% renewable energy possible by 2050

Stanford’s Mark Z. Jacobson, who led a 2015 effort to create a state-by-state plan for a US transition to 100% renewable energy, has published similar research on a much larger scale, examining scenarios in which 139 countries could be powered purely by wind, water and solar (WWS) by the year 2050. In scope and scale, … Continue reading Worldwide 100% renewable energy possible by 2050

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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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