Automakers located in the U.S. will try to have vehicles talk to utility companies during a special field test this week. Eight global automakers are joining forces for a first-ever test of technology that will allow utility companies to communicate with plug-in electric vehicles via the cloud, an advancement that would help manage energy use […]

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After holding everyone in suspense and sending the Internet into a speculation frenzy, Tesla has revealed “the D and something else” as tweeted last week by CEO Elon Musk. As we reported last week was believed about the first half of his tweet, the “D” is a Model S P85D with dual motors, 691 horsepower […]

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Launched in December 2010, the Chevrolet Volt fleet has driven more than 1 billion total miles, with close to two-thirds of this without using gasoline in all-electric mode. The Volt’s Web site ticker keeps track based on most, but not all, of the cars’ data via OnStar, and to date close to 33 million gallons […]

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The use of EV charging stations is growing in Canada’s westernmost province, British Columbia. Over 350 of the British Columbia’s (BC) 550 public charging stations are tracked by Powertech Labs, a BC Hydro subsidiary, and the data show that the number of vehicle charging sessions at those stations doubled between August 2013 and August 2014. […]

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Siemens is supporting green engineering by extending its partnership with the Greenpower Education Trust for another five years, until at least 2020. Siemens said the move will help ensure that Greenpower’s work with schools, colleges and universities to engage more young people in engineering from an early age continues internationally. Siemens added it has been […]

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A brief video interview clip with Tesla head Elon Musk has the Silicon Valley entrepreneur saying Tesla will lead the industry to autonomous vehicles, and by 2015 a Model S will be 90-percent capable of driving itself. He is short on details, but unequivocal on the results. The Model S is not actually named, but […]

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To help lure-in possible buyers, Cadillac Canada is offering a complimentary 240-volt home charging station and installation to early buyers of the 2014 ELR electrified luxury coupe. “The ELR’s blend of leading technology with provocative design and fun-to-drive performance is set to bring new buyers to Cadillac and to electrification itself,” said Uwe Ellinghaus, chief […]

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Regardless whether you personally like motorsports, or not, alternative energy fans may want to seriously consider cheering on Formula E or at least hope it succeeds. For more than a century internal combustion vehicles have enjoyed a symbiotic relationship between racing and cars we can buy, and a key goal for Formula E is facilitating […]

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As expected, the world’s first zero-emissions auto racing series began in Beijing Saturday, but unexpected was Audi Sport ABT’s Lucas di Grassi gaining the Formula E ePrix win after two leaders crashed out. The drama took place at the last turn of the last lap of the 25-lap race around a 2.14-mile (3.44 km) circuit […]

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After only two years since it was first announced, the FIA’s all-electric Formula E racing series is ready to make its public debut. The opening round is set to kick off this Saturday, September 13, in Beijing, China. This will be followed by nine more races held in Malaysia, Uruguay, Argentina, the United States, Monaco, […]

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