Imagine being able to wirelessly recharge an electric car in less than one hour instead of plugging in and waiting 4-7 hours or longer. Far off future fiction? No fact today, and something Momentum Dynamics has working in prototype form as it quietly works with companies intent on incorporating inductive charging technology into passenger cars […]

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Are you one of those who are looking forward to battery chemistry “beyond lithium ion” before EVs can seriously challenge gasoline-powered counterparts? That won’t quite be needed, said Tesla Motors’ JB Straubel, rather it’s inevitable battery electric vehicles (BEVs) will soon be cheaper to own than and this will lead to their market domination. It […]

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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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This week, the University of Michigan opened a 32-acre miniature city with intersections, streetlights and construction zones to offer a real world environment for testing autonomous technology. University officials said Mcity, the name of the test course, is “the world’s first controlled environment specifically designed to test the potential of connected and automated vehicle technologies […]

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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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For those questioning the lifespan of a Toyota Prius battery, one taxi driver has 621,000 reasons why there’s no cause for concern. That’s approximately how many miles one man has logged in his Prius taxi. Manfred Dvorak, a cab driver in Austria, tells the story of his 621,000-mile (one-million kilometer) Prius in a series of […]

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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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Three new changes are coming for the Tesla Model S, including a new “ludicrous mode.” If the P85D’s “insane” mode was not enough for you, when this setting is engaged, the now-quicker Model S will reach 60 mph in a reported 2.8 seconds making the previous P85D’s 3.2 seconds seem sluggish. Top speed is 155 […]

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A small company in Maryland, committed to “building advanced green vehicles,” is putting the final touches on an all-electric Corvette Z06. Genovation Cars doesn’t make a habit out of electrifying sports cars. Its G2 two-door (pictured below) was created and built in-house, and is available as either a battery electric or a plug-in hybrid. When […]

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Out of the many types of alternatively fueled powertrains, Big Oil is chiefly threatened by only one: the battery electric. And Tesla is its poster child. Oil and gas magazine Alberta Oil recently spotlighted the Tesla Model S as “one of the most beautiful and interesting automobiles to ever get made” but possibly also “one […]

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