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Could we soon see EV chargers next to gas pumps at our local filling stations? According to emails exchanged by Shell and the British government, there’s a chance that could happen in the UK next year. The emails came to light as part of a Freedom of Information request by a blog that keeps an […]

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Nearly all car trips in the U.S. could be replaced by electric cars with at least 100 miles of range, according to an academic study published in Nature Energy. Researchers compared average miles driven in different parts of the U.S with available range of electric cars out on the roads. About 98 percent of the […]

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While many companies are working to reduce EV charging times, TankTwo says it’s contrived a novel way to do it. Instead of figuring out how to squeeze more capacity from batteries, TankTwo’s design involves egg-shaped batteries with lots of contact surfaces. The batteries, which TankTwo calls “string batteries” or “string cells,” also have computerized “brains” […]

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Germany may be seeing 1.2 billion euros ($1.35 billion) devoted to subsidies to revive sluggish plug-in electrified vehicle sales in Europe’s largest automotive market. Germany’s finance ministry has proposed subsidies with the government and automakers paying the bill, according to three people familiar with the matter. The proposal was made just prior to senior government […]

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Goodyear has presented a concept tire at the 85th Geneva International Motor Show that is aimed at helping electric vehicles charge their batteries. Known at the BHO3, this concept tire offers the possibility of charging the batteries of electric cars by transforming the heat generated by the rolling tire into electrical energy. Goodyear explained the […]

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The UK Chargemaster EV charging network has reached the one millionth charging session milestone. These one million charging sessions using Chargemaster’s UK network of charging points, is said by the company to have provided drivers with a total of around 9.5 million kilowatt-hours of electricity since September 2012. Chargemaster stated the figure is enough for […]

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Tesla announced it has opened a new Supercharger station in Maidstone, Kent. This addition to the Supercharger network is said to be by Tesla part of an expansion that will soon allow UK Model S owners to drive anywhere in the country and on the continent. In the UK, supercharging is free for Supercharger-enabled vehicles. […]

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Carlos Ghosn, through his role as Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO, finds himself at the head of the company that has sold the most electric vehicles in the last few years. Last month, the Renault-Nissan Alliance sold its 200,000th zero-emission car. The Alliance’s Nissan Leaf, which was launched four years ago, is by far the top-selling electric […]

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What is it with Ford and its factory roofs? First in 2010, a 500-kw solar panel system was installed on the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich. where — coincidentally of course — the company’s range of electrified compact vehicles are assembled. Next, a living roof was installed on the World HQ building in 2012 […]

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General Motors announced yesterday that it has installed a total of 401 EV charging stations at its U.S. production and business facilities. More than 20 percent of the stations use electricity generated from solar canopies to help charge employee vehicles, added the company. The majority of the stations are located at GM’s large engineering and […]

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