China will be implementing new electrified vehicle initiatives next year, using some of the same strategies that helped California achieve higher-than-average EV sales. The plan, as reported by Reuters, is a two-step approach: require automakers to sell a percentage of electrified vehicles (EVs), while also expanding the available incentives for consumers that buy them. Officials […]

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With carbon emission targets continuing to become more stringent, regions around the world are grappling with how to get more plug-in electrified vehicles on the road, but a new study may be able to provide some answers. The report creates one of the most comprehensive pictures of plug-in electrified vehicle (PEV) sales, with information that […]

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Electric cars are presented as a solution for society’s needs to curb emissions and reduce petroleum consumption, but are they really environmentally friendly? The way researchers try to answer this question is by a “cradle-to-grave” life cycle analysis. This normally takes into account three phases – 1) the manufacturing process, 2) a car’s life in […]

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Last year, with just under 60,000 sales, almost half of the country’s sales of electrified vehicles came from California alone. Clearly, something is working within the Golden State. So how can other states glean from California’s success in order to increase EV numbers around the rest of the country? Support Begins At The Top Many […]

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Nobody has proven electric cars unequivocally less environmentally friendly than gas and diesel cars but that does not stop people from throwing what they can on the wall to see what sticks. It’s effectively propaganda, and you the general public are the target. Of course it does not declare itself as propaganda, but you may […]

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It’s a concept that’s been slowly building momentum for about 20 years: not only can electrified vehicles draw power from the grid, but they can also be used to supply power in return. Vehicle to grid technology (V2G), as it’s known, is based on the premise that any vehicle with an electrified powertrain – including […]

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The message from scientists last week during a climate change conference was clear and unequivocal: the need to further reduce greenhouse gases is critical and changes must be implemented without delay. The Our Common Future Under Climate Change conference was hosted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Attended by almost 2,000 […]

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Despite cutbacks in May to generous incentives, Norway’s love affair with cars that can run on electricity means plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) now account for 22.9 percent of new cars sales. Comprised of battery electric cars and plug-in hybrids, if the same thing were to happen in the U.S. on a percentage basis, it would […]

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A new request from Detroit’s major automakers asks for carbon emissions credits from technology such as reflecting solar rays, which may help save fuel. The reasoning behind the requests is that technologies such as solar reflexive paint and active seat ventilation keep vehicles cooler, which taxes the air conditioner less. This, in turns, saves fuel. […]

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According to government and industry sources, the time-honored internal combustion engine (ICE) could be honored with much more time – as in indefinitely. While electrification enthusiasts have predicted a pending demise for the ICE, the U.S. Energy Information Agency predicts in 2035 that 99 percent of light-duty and heavy duty vehicles, particularly in commercial use, […]

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