March 16, 2014
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A battery that ‘breathes’ could power next-gen electric vehicles

Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) nearly doubled in 2013, but most won’t take you farther than 100 miles on one charge. To boost their range toward a tantalizing 300 miles or more, researchers are reporting progress on a “breathing” battery that has the… Continue reading

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January 9, 2014
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Free code to help build better batteries

Lithium-ion batteries, such as those used in electric vehicles, are in high demand, with a global market value expected to reach $33.1 billion in 2019. But their high price and short life need to be addressed before they can be used in more consumer, e… Continue reading

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September 13, 2013
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Electric transport with wind in its sails

Researchers are aiming to remove the electric car market’s biggest problem – the fear of not reaching the next charging station. Simpler charging is on its way, and the cost-effectiveness of electric goods vehicles and electric buses is being tested on Norwegian roads. Continue reading

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September 12, 2013
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VW unveils two upcoming production electric cars: The 2015 e-Golf and 2015 e-up!

Volkswagen hasn’t been the most enthusiastic company when it comes to electric vehicles, at least so far. But they are throwing their hat into the ring with not one, but two production models. Continue reading

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August 6, 2013
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2014 Chevrolet Volt gets massive price cut ($5000)


To explain the price cut, Don Johnson, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet sales and service, said: “We have made great strides in reducing costs as we gain experience with electric vehicles and their components.” Continue reading

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August 2, 2013
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Kick-starting Europe’s electric vehicle industry

Electric vehicles (e-vehicles, or EVs) are set to play a key role in the future of urban mobility, reducing pollution, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels and saving drivers money. Although e-vehicles make up only a tiny fraction of the European car … Continue reading

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July 22, 2013
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Ford to slash price of Focus Electric by $4,000 for 2014 model

It looks like pretty much all electric vehicles have been getting price cuts lately, something that we should expect more of over time. Continue reading

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July 22, 2013
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Thin, flexible glass for energy storage

A new use for glass could make future hybrid-electric and plug-in electric vehicles more affordable and reliable. Continue reading

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June 17, 2013
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Making electric vehicles smaller and more comfortable

The vehicle looks like an electric scooter and zooms by almost without a sound. Its driver masters tight corners first and then safely brakes to a halt. He doesn’t need to put his feet on the ground because the two rear wheels provide plenty of stabili… Continue reading

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June 11, 2013
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Electric cars in action: Small and medium-sized companies sharing fleets of electric vehicles

Imagine a number of different companies sharing a single fleet of electric vehicles. Researchers in Germany are busy working out just how to make this vision a reality. The Shared E-Fleet research project aims not only to work up suitable IT solutions,… Continue reading

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June 11, 2013
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‘Popcorn’ particle pathways promise better lithium-ion batteries

Researchers have confirmed the particle-by-particle mechanism by which lithium ions move in and out of electrodes made of lithium iron phosphate, findings that could lead to better performance in lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles, medical equi… Continue reading

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June 3, 2013
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Bob Lutz on the future of electric cars, Tesla, Fisker, Better Place, etc (video)

Personally, I think Lutz is being too conservative when looking at the future of electric vehicles. Continue reading

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May 17, 2013
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Student designed Solar Garage produces energy, grows food too

This smart redesign of the common garage uses solar power to optimize the charging of electric vehicles and the germination of food crops. Continue reading

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April 30, 2013
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Charging electric vehicles cheaper and faster

Researchers have developed a unique integrated motor drive and battery charger for electric vehicles. Compared to today’s electric vehicle chargers, they have managed to shorten the charging time from eight to two hours, and to reduce the cost by aroun… Continue reading

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April 10, 2013
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Understanding the life of lithium ion batteries in electric vehicles

Scientists have now answered a question that worries millions of owners and potential owners of electric and hybrid vehicles using lithium-ion batteries: How long before the battery pack dies, leaving a sticker-shock bill for a fresh pack or a car read… Continue reading

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February 22, 2013
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Saving money by using electric vehicles

High battery costs still prevent many people from buying an electric vehicle. Is it possible to save money by using an electric vehicle instead of a conventional reference car? This question is studied by the companies of Michelin and Siemens in cooper… Continue reading

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February 18, 2013
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New York City mayor wants 10,000 new electric car charging spots

One of the great things about electric vehicles is that they not only get better quickly as new generations of batteries and power electronics come out, but even existing EVs get more useful over time as more fast charging stations are built everywhere. Continue reading

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February 5, 2013
by Max Baumhefner
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Big Brown and Governor Brown Deliver on Zero Emission Vehicles

Max Baumhefner, Sustainable Energy Fellow, San Francisco
Governor Jerry Brown today released a “Zero Emission Vehicle Action Plan,” representing the nation’s most comprehensive effort by a state to accelerate the deplo… Continue reading

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February 4, 2013
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Mitsubishi Recalls 14,700 Electric Cars

Mitsubishi is recalling about 14,700 electric vehicles around the world because of potential brake issue. The vehicles may carry an “improperly shaped or damaged electric pump, which sends air to the brake booster”, said the Japanese automaker. Continue reading

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February 1, 2013
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Nissan to Build 500 EV Fast-Charge Stations in U.S. Within 18 Months

There are currently only about 160 fast-charge stations for electric vehicles in the U.S., but Nissan plans to triple that number over the next 18 months by building at least 500 quick-charge stations. Continue reading

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