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Tesla Gigafactory to Use Materials Sourced in North America
Tesla Gigafactory to Use Materials Sourced in North America

3 Apr 2014, 17:13 UTC / Tesla Motors Inc. plans to build a 10 million square feet factory, in order to manufacture its own battery packs. The Palo Alto-based company intends to stop importing raw materials from overseas by...

 
Toyota Continues Wireless Recharging Development
Toyota Continues Wireless Recharging Development

13 Feb 2014, 15:13 UTC / Since we’re seeing more and more electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids it was only natural to have automobile makers think of a new wireless battery charging system. This is the case of T...

 
Daimler Leads Tiny German Market in Electric Cars
Daimler Leads Tiny German Market in Electric Cars

31 Jul 2013, 13:35 UTC /  Although the electric car market in Germany is currently of a few thousand vehicles sold per annum, so the profit figures are still low for most manufacturers, Daimler AG doesn't lose any...

 
Automakers are Concerned About the Mandatory EV Sounds
Automakers are Concerned About the Mandatory EV Sounds

19 Mar 2013, 15:22 UTC / The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM) sent a message to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), telling them that they are concerned about the electric vehicles that cou...

 
BYD Opens US Headquarters in LA
BYD Opens US Headquarters in LA

25 Oct 2011, 13:30 UTC / The Chinese automotive producre BYD (the name stands for Build Your Dreams) has now innaugurated its North American headqurters in Los Angeles, with the company claiming that it is in need of a 150 ...

 
Europe EV Sales Slow to Pick Up Despite Incentives
Europe EV Sales Slow to Pick Up Despite Incentives

26 Sep 2011, 20:19 UTC / Despite strong incentives in countries like Denmark, Norway, Belgium and Great Britain, Europeans have been slow to pick up on the recent trend for electric transportation, as customers have been ta...

 
Honda Pumps $335 Million in Upgrades for Ohio Operations
Honda Pumps $335 Million in Upgrades for Ohio Operations

26 Aug 2011, 09:50 UTC / Racing towards productivity and fuel-efficiency, Honda Motor Co. pumps $355 million in upgrades at plants in Ohio. The car manufacturer’s plans to make cars in the US include $166 million of i...

 
EV Charging Stations to Reach 7.7 Million Units Globally by 2017
EV Charging Stations to Reach 7.7 Million Units Globally by 2017

25 Aug 2011, 09:58 UTC / The electric infrastructure sees a significant growth as electric vehicles are increasing numbers each month. A new study from Pike Research revealed the fact the by 2017 more than 1.5 million locat...

 
Portland Prepares for Electric Cars by Testing Electric Avenue
Portland Prepares for Electric Cars by Testing Electric Avenue

19 Aug 2011, 14:06 UTC / No, we are not talking about Eddy Grant’s Electric Avenue as some would be tempted to do so, but it’s close. The one that we are taking about is part of a two-year study which involves s...

 
Henry Rollins Becomes the Hardcore Voice Behind Infiniti
Henry Rollins Becomes the Hardcore Voice Behind Infiniti

10 Aug 2011, 07:47 UTC / Carmakers approaching their customers through celebrities who lend their voices for commercial purposes has become a huge trend in the automotive world nowadays. Chevrolet has made a lot on noise us...

 
B7 Concept Electric Race Car to Reach 500 km/h
B7 Concept Electric Race Car to Reach 500 km/h

8 Aug 2011, 11:48 UTC / Electric vehicles are expected to have a faster evolution than expected. We say that because of the fast pace that manufacturers are adopting and also the concepts that are being dreamed at in a sim...

 
Use of Turbocharged Engines Will Triple in North America by 2020
Use of Turbocharged Engines Will Triple in North America by 2020

2 Aug 2011, 13:13 UTC / Currently, turbocharged engined vehicles account for about 14 percent of the North American car market. But according to Steve Mckinley vice president of engineering for turbocharger producer Honeyw...

 
EV Charging Stations to Be Installed at 800 Walgreens Stores
EV Charging Stations to Be Installed at 800 Walgreens Stores

29 Jul 2011, 16:55 UTC / Seeing how fast everyone is adapting to the “electric-age”, we are tempted to say “the future is now”. And when we say that everyone is switching to green-power we are referr...

 
UK Opens World’s First EV Charging Motorway Network
UK Opens World’s First EV Charging Motorway Network

29 Jul 2011, 13:08 UTC / It seems that that EV drivers in UK now have the opportunity to take their eco-friendly cars up for a longer spin. Making this possible is the green energy firm Ecotricity, which has launched the wo...

 
Spanish City Collects Old Cars in Exchange For Everlasting Tram Tickets
Spanish City Collects Old Cars in Exchange For Everlasting Tram Tickets

22 Jul 2011, 11:05 UTC / Going “eco-friendly” seems to be a goal that some authorities are willing to take at the extreme, which is not necessary a bad thing when we are talking about a cleaner, thus healthier f...

 
North America Gets Its First EV Charging Roadside Assistance Truck
North America Gets Its First EV Charging Roadside Assistance Truck

19 Jul 2011, 06:22 UTC / As the popularity of electric vehicles is on a rise, the American Automobile Association (AAA) saw the necessity to introduce North America's first roadside assistance truck with the capability...

 
NYPD Adds 50 Chevrolet Volt to EV Fleet
NYPD Adds 50 Chevrolet Volt to EV Fleet

14 Jul 2011, 10:32 UTC / The New York Police Departement has recently switched to a healthier “lifestyle,” a step that will make the Big Apple a little bit greener. The NYPD is prepared to integrate 70 more EV i...

 
BD Otomotive to Save EV-Maker Think from Bankruptcy
BD Otomotive to Save EV-Maker Think from Bankruptcy

8 Jul 2011, 10:32 UTC / Chinese automaker BYD is rumored to be in talks to bring back to life the Norwegian electric-vehicle manufacturer Think Global. Istanbul based BD Otomotive has started the procedure of saving the Th...

 
GE Unveils Solar Carport in Connecticut
GE Unveils Solar Carport in Connecticut

27 May 2011, 12:13 UTC / Slowly, but with great leaps, the infrastructure needed to support the implementation of the electric vehicles is coming into place. Whereas in the early days of the industry the first to rush head ...

 
EV Cup Postponed, First Race Moved to the US
EV Cup Postponed, First Race Moved to the US

23 May 2011, 09:15 UTC / Announced as the first ever racing series for electric vehicles, the highly anticipated EV Cup seems to have hit a brick wall. The director of the event, Sylvain Filippi, announced this weekend that...